Field Elementary School cheers Columbia College to victory

Columbia College freshman Kaleb Turner pushes forward after a steal late in the second quarter on Friday afternoon. Turner was the top scorer for the Cougars with 13 points in their win against the Lyon (Ark.) College Scots, 72-61.

The Columbia College men's basketball team logged a 72-61 victory over the Lyon College Scots in the Cougars' last game before Christmas Break. 

DEAR READER: Let's try using truths, dang truths and other statistics

Readers should not have to work to decide which numbers to trust and which to discard, which is why it is worrisome when unscientific polls make their way into Missourian articles.

UPDATE: Bearfield School taking precautionary measures after lockdown

Officers were looking for men who appeared to have been stealing copper from a nearby construction site.

Williams leads Rock Bridge girls basketball team in victory

Rock Bridge senior guard and co-captain Amaya Williams scored 17 points Friday for the Bruins in a victory over against Glendale. However, Williams excels at more than basketball.

LETTER: Climate change skeptics should be heard

The world's climate might be changing, but it's not necessarily human activity that is responsible for it.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do MU basketball players' arrests reflect poorly on the university?

Several members of both the men's and women's basketball teams at MU have been arrested over the past year. Do you think these arrests reflect poorly on the university?

Missouri men's basketball team juggles finals and practice

During finals week, the Missouri men's basketball team has had only a short practice and scrimmage in preparation for Saturday's game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Guidance counselor, Columbia icon to receive honorary degree

Eliot Battle, a former guidance counselor for Columbia Public Schools during the era of desegregation, will receive an honorary doctorate Friday.

Eugene Field Elementary School closes its doors after 93 years

The faculty, staff and students of Field Elementary are moving together to Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School in January, and the Field building will house Columbia Public Schools’ Gifted Program and Early Childhood Education classes.

Rock Bridge girls basketball's chili supper a sweet event

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team's annual chili supper Thursday before the boys basketball team's rivalry game against Hickman, came with dessert — including a German chocolate cake baked by the coach.

Columbia Transit Authority offers free bus rides

The surprise promotion was designed to reward regular customers.

MU, Columbia College to hold commencement ceremonies this weekend

More than 2,100 degrees will be awarded at MU's commencement ceremonies, which begin Friday. Columbia College will hold its ceremony on Saturday.

Former MU professor turned cleric dies in Boston

Archimandrite Joasaph, a former Russian professor at MU who was then known as Frank McLellan, died Friday in Boston.

UPDATE: Columbia Regional Airport announces upgrade to Delta Air Lines service

Columbia Regional Airport will be providing a jet for passengers beginning Feb. 11, 2010. The upgrade accommodates the increasing passenger demand. The jet will contain 50 seats.

Damon Williams sentenced to life without parole for Bentley murder

The father of the victim says he is satisfied with Williams' sentence but not the sentences of the others involved.

MU business incubator establishes European partnership

The MU Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place recently formed a partnership with BioCity Nottingham, a business incubator in the United Kingdom in order to provide and receive additional support for startup companies.

Mama Bessie's Cleaners closes after 6 years

This past Monday, Margaret Hickem-Smith shut the doors to her business on North Garth. Hers is a story of the way one uses a craft to create community.

Global climate conference unlikely to be successful

The U.S. announced it will join in the effort to give $100 billion a year to poor countries to help them cut greenhouse gases. The problem is that the U.S. does not want China to receive money but to contribute to the major fund.

Bomb threat made at Hickman High School

Police investigated and gave the all-clear at 1:11 p.m. There were about 300 students inside the school, and they remained in the building during the police search. Columbia police are still trying to identify the caller who made the bomb threat.

Fire Protection District board reorganizes accounts

The Boone County Fire Protection District board of directors established a reserve fund and a capital and contingency fund, setting aside money for surprise expenses and giving the Fire District a clearer picture of how much money is available.