Ultimate Frisbee begins its summer league

Ultimate Frisbee kicked off its summer leagues Tuesday. Fresa Jacobs, the league coordinator, started the Ultimate Frisbee summer leagues in 2002 for those who were interested in organized play for the summer. This year, 96 people signed up.

The Rev. Bill Haney retires from Columbia's Unitarian Universalist Church after 21 years

A farewell celebration was held Sunday afternoon for the Rev. Bill Haney. He has served Columbia's Unitarian Universalist Church for 21 years.

Shelter for homeless vets in quest of new facility

With record numbers of homeless veterans on the streets, the Welcome Home Shelter is kicking off a fundraising campaign to move into a larger facility.

Air show includes demonstrations, aircraft tours

The United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier demonstration was the headline of the air show Saturday.

Missouri pitcher has magical performance in super regional victory

Missouri softball pitcher Kristin Nottelmann was like Harry Houdini. She didn’t escape from a straitjacket, but she got herself out of several tight situations in a 1-0 super regional victory over Oregon on Saturday in a super regional opener at University Field.

First time father of the bride: The finale, and what I’ve learned

The year-long planning process is nearly complete, and the bride is only a day away from walking down the aisle. On the eve of her big day, her father looks back at the lessons he hopes to share with other first-time fathers of a bride.

Rock Bridge tennis wins state doubles

Rock Bridge soccer advances to state semifinals

Hickman thrower, Rock Bridge boys track team excel at state meet

Bianchi Cup attracts shooter Tiffany Piper from New Zealand.

Tiffany Piper is only 16 years old and has already competed in competitions such as Nationals and World Championships for New Zealand.

Missouri baseball ends season with a win

Strader aims high at Bianchi Cup

Phil Strader, last year’s champion in the Practical Event Metallic Division, competed in the Bianchi Cup for the fifth time this weekend in Hallsville.

ANALYSIS: States passing budget cuts onto local governments

In Missouri, the state government has refused to pass a law allowing local governments to revise its budgets midyear, and considered merging highway patrol and water patrol departments, even though some counties are ill-equipped for it. Other states are scaling back by closing parks and fire departments.

BP's top kill effort fails to plug Gulf oil leak

The next plan to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history will take at least four days to implement.

World War II submarine veteran meets USS Columbia crew members

 Three crew members of the USS Columbia attended the 16th annual reception for members of the city's namesake vessel.

Veterans visit Smithton Middle School

Two veterans spoke to students about their experiences in the armed forces and the importance of education.

Columbia man arrested for warrants, methamphetamine possession, creation

A Columbia man was arrested on methamphetamine charges  Friday in the 700 block of Business Loop 70, according to a news release.

Douglass High School graduates celebrate accomplishments

Forty-three students graduated from Columbia's alternative high school on Friday night.

Pfc. Jason Fingar's body is returned to Columbia

Mourners gathered at the airport as the Patriot Guard Riders escorted his body to the funeral home.

DEAR READER: It's worth noting when World War II vets fly

Although its editors made a decision to pass on coverage of the most recent Central Missouri Honor Flight trip, the Missourian should be seeking out an innovative way to report on these kinds of recurring events.