TIGER KICKOFF: Goodbye Illinois?

Missouri running back Joe Moore, a St. Louis native, breaks free of the Illinois defense in a 1969 game at Busch Stadium. That year, the Tigers beat the Illini 37-6.

“The easy thing to say is that Illinois doesn’t want to get beat anymore.” — Missouri sports historian Michael Atchison on the end of the Arch Rivalry series.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will you miss the Missouri-Illinois football game in St. Louis?

The football history between Illinois and Missouri might seem storied, but it is sporadic at best. Will you miss it?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fear threatens the land of the free

A reporter from Kenya takes a look from the outside, saying the U.S. boasts being the "land of the free," but American civil rights are clouded by fear.

Keith leads Hickman defense in 16-0 victory over Holt

Alex Keith's punt block and two sacks propel Hickman's defense, which gave up only 89 yards of offense to Wentzville Holt.

Mexico goat's fan base grows, but auction block looms

Held at a livestock center by day and a secret location at night, the imagination-capturing Billy, the Mexico goat, will be auctioned next week. Meanwhile, posts on the goat's Facebook page continue to appear.

Missouri real estate ballot measure appeal dropped

The appeal was withdrawn Friday after a Cole County judge modified an earlier ruling in favor of the measure.

DEAR READER: Now hiring: newspapers

Despite skepticism and a changing field, journalism graduates are finding jobs in the field.

Missouri drops its appeal of real estate ballot measure

A Missouri judge has ordered that a measure to prohibit real estate transfer taxes in the state will be included on the November ballot. The Missouri Secretary of State has appealed to the state Supreme Court.

Some residents want Billy Goat Gruff as Mexico's mascot

A petition drive aims to have the town officially adopt the goat as its mascot. The goat was captured this week after roaming the town since Aug. 21.

Blunt, Carnahan differ on stimulus, bank bailout

Both U.S. Senate hopefuls share their platforms on the best way to create jobs and reduce the nation's debt.

Unemployment rates rise in spite of additional jobs

Despite the addition of 67,000 new jobs within the past three months, the national unemployment rate rose last month.

Jurors may be needed for six months at tobacco trial

Court officials sent surveys to 6,000 residents as part of the process to weed out potential jurors.

Missouri soccer ties DePaul

The Tigers played into double overtime against DePaul and remain in Chicago to face Northwestern on Sunday.

Missouri volleyball improves to 4-0

The Tigers swept Eastern Washington in Malibu, Calif., and lead the Big 12 in kills.

Rock Bridge boys soccer beats Moberly in double overtime

Matt Kelly scored the game's only goal with eight minutes left. Rock Bridge continues tournament play tomorrow at 10 a.m. against Marshall.

Hickman boys soccer ties first game in tournament

Connor Hollrah scored the Kewpie's only goal in a 1-1 finish. Hickman plays its next game at 9 a.m. Saturday.

New parking meters to accept dollar coins

City Manager Bill Watkins' budget proposal calls for the replacement of 800 parking meters throughout Columbia. The upgraded meters and will cost the city $112,000.

City moving forward on Rolling Hills Road

Ordinances authorizing the acquisition of easements and a request for bids on Rolling Hills Road will be introduced at the Tuesday meeting of the Columbia City Council.

Columbia College forward's superstitious practice gets results

From a factory in Scotland to a college in Illinois, John Hutchison now brings his talents and superstitions to Columbia College's soccer team.

Police arrest man wanted for several crimes

The suspect was wanted for burglary, domestic assault and child endangerment that occurred Aug. 21.