Missouri High School Rodeo begins Wednesday

The Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals will be held this week at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Missouri softball is sixth in final rankings

It is the highest year-end ranking ever for Missouri softball. The previous high for the program was No. 8 in both 2009 and 2010.

Federal government decision coming on Missouri food stamp error

An error in reporting the number of food stamp participants allowed the state to receive more than $14 million in federal bonuses. An analysis of the situation should be complete within weeks.

Columbia commissions continue brick street restoration discussions

After nearly six years, the Historic Preservation Commission continues to push for the restoration of brick streets in downtown Columbia

UPDATE: Crews race floodwaters to build up Iowa levee

Floodwaters are expected to arrive Tuesday in Hamburg, Iowa, after the Missouri River ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri.

Joplin summer school begins, enrollment up nearly 24 percent

School began Monday and will last through July 29. For Joplin residents, summer school brings a sense of stability.

Attendance at Missouri State Senior Games down

In a non-qualifier year, the Missouri State Senior Games saw a noticable drop in participation from last year

Columbia Public Schools anticipates state cut to busing funds

The district anticipated a state cut in transportation funding, so it has a $1.2 million surplus in this fiscal year to cover a gap in state funding for busing in the coming year.

MORE COVERAGE: Online resources for coverage of Missouri River flooding

Here is a roundup of links providing information regarding the flooding of the Missouri River.

UPDATE: Workers race to build up levee protecting Hamburg

If the Missouri River levee fails, parts of the town of Hamburg could end up under 10 feet of water that could linger for months.

WildHeart to perform at Family Fun Fest, connecting children, nature

Jan and George Syrigos combine their talents as musicians and naturalists. They're part of a free Family Fun Fest with the theme "Explore Outdoors" happening Wednesday in Flat Branch Park.

Sales tax on Boone County Fairgrounds passed

A half-cent tax was approved by the Boone County Commission Tuesday morning and will be used to maintain the fairgrounds.

MU English and Communication departments embrace renovated halls

An open house will be held Friday for Switzler and Tate halls, which had been closed for renovations since December 2009.

Jefferson Farm & Gardens will host children's event Saturday

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., youths will be able to participate in many farm activities.

MizzouRec participates in 'World's Largest Swimming Lesson'

MU Student Recreation Complex was part of an annual event that stresses the importance of preventing drowning by teaching children around the world how to swim.

Columbia Public Schools increases lunch prices by five cents

The Columbia School Board voted to increase school lunch prices because of USDA regulations. The new cost will go into effect for the 2011-2012 school year.

Tony Lewis requests change of venue for Aaron Hobson trial

One of the men charged in connection with the Oct. 23 shooting death of Aaron Hobson has asked for his jury to be drawn from Lafayette County instead of Boone County, citing the amount media attention given to the case.

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel launches re-election bid

Zweifel is running for a second term. He was first elected in 2008.

As water approaches, crews build up Hamburg, Iowa levee

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to add more height to the new levee to protect the town of 1,100 from floodwaters.

Fire destroys Joplin business building

The metal warehouse was being used by some tornado victims to store their salvaged belongings.