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BENTON STEPHENS: For new Benton residents, Viking culture is a lifestyle

The Shatlain family, from back left, Debbie, Robert and Christopher, have been involved in Viking re-enactments for six years and recently moved to Columbia. They plan the re-enactment as part of Wikinger Sturm, a re-enactment group.

The Shatlains have brought their Viking lifestyle from Texas to Columbia. Robert Shatlain hopes to form a local re-enactment group in time for next year's Heritage Festival.

Missouri baseball players make their debut as coaches in exhibition win

The Tigers' Conner Mach and Scott Sommerfeld had the opportunity to coach first base Saturday in the team's exhibition game against the Ontario Blue Jays.

Columbia firefighter's service goes beyond the station

Along with being a Columbia firefighter, Jeffrey Heidenreich volunteers for the Boone County Fire Protection District, works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and sells real estate.

Rock Bridge defeats Helias Catholic for first time since 2005

Punt return confusion and a score before halftime gave the Bruins late-game momentum in a 35-13 win over Helias Catholic.

Bully breed dogs could find homes thanks to Humane Society's 5K race

The money goes to the Bulls Runs program, which finds homes for bully breed dogs such as pit bulls, bull terriers and boxers. Proceeds go toward adoption and cover training, veterinary care and home visit costs.

Worldwide Photo Walk lets residents explore, photograph their community

Saturday's Worldwide Photo Walk encouraged people to snap photos of Columbia on their 2-mile loop through the city.

MU, Biotech University host GMO debate

A biotechnology professor and a scientist critical of the science discussed the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms Friday at MU.

Kickstarter helps fund creative projects

Kickstarter, a New York City-based website, is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Thousands of people have used this site to help fund their dreams, including several Columbia residents.

Benton-Stephens: Harvest Hootenanny supports Urban Farm

The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's Harvest Hootenanny celebrated the the benefits of locally-grown food.

Missouri driver Carl Edwards wins Nationwide race at Dover

Edwards dominated again at Dover International Speedway, winning his seventh race of the season in the Nationwide Series. Edwards races in the Chase for the Spring Cup on Sunday.

Hickman runners set records at Camdenton Lake 5K

The Kewpies competed in the Camdenton Laker 5K meet on Saturday. Senior Devin Sander won the boys race, and junior Nicole Mello won the girls race, both with record times.

Columbia College soccer wins against former coach

The Cougars won 4-2 against Lindenwood, coached by Dan Hogan. Hogan, who won 122 games for Columbia College between 1991 and 1999, was inducted into the Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night.

ANALYSIS: Missouri still counts in presidential race

Missouri Republicans will use a caucus system, not a primary election, to award delegates to presidential candidates. The caucus process starts March 17.

PHOTO GALLERY: Home Harvest Celebration commemorates end of church's mortgage

The Community United Methodist Church finally paid off the mortgage on its West Broadway location. They are celebrating with a harvest festival that includes music, food and a bonfire.

Rock Bridge soccer player fun-loving off the field, serious on it

While his teammates and coaches love his sense of humor, senior Tyler Brittain is also one of the Bruins' best players. "Once it’s game time, he means business," assistant coach Brandon Butcher says.

Stephens cross country competes at Loyola Lakefront Invitational

Stephens placed 36th out of 45 teams competing at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational meet in Chicago on Saturday.

Helicopter crashes at Jefferson City airport

Three people were aboard the helicopter, one of whom was taken to a hospital following the crash.

Rock Bridge cross country teams sweep Parkway West Invitational

The Bruins boys and girls teams each won their races Saturday at the Parkway West Invitational in St. Louis.

African revival unites community with song, dance, prayer

First Baptist Church held a revival Saturday night. The church hosted refugees and immigrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Rwanda. The religious gathering is held twice a year.

Symposium at Kansas State recalls radio's live music roots

The Great Plains Radio History Symposium at Kansas State University will feature performers who used to play live music over the airwaves.

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