Rock Bridge quarterback learned hard work the hard way

Bo Bell grew up on the family farm and learned at an early age that even if he didn't want to do a job, he had to do it anyway. As the Rock Bridge quarterback, he uses that same approach on the field.

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Hickman softball season ends in district semifinals

The Kewpies lost to Helias Catholic 2-1 in the semifinals of the Class 4, District 9 tournament Thursday at Cosmopolitan Park.

Rock Bridge soccer player doesn't let injuries slow him down

Tyler Griggs has a deep bruise in his thigh and partially torn ligaments in his hand, but the senior soccer player "doesn't know how to go soft," Coach Kyle Austin said.

FAIRVIEW: Science Teachers of Missouri recognizes fourth-grade teacher Ragan Webb

The Outstanding Teachers Award is given to teachers that demonstrate creativity, leadership and promote science in everyday life. Ragan Webb has taught science for almost 14 years and has served as a science specialist for Columbia Public Schools.

Columbia College dedicates Federal Hall

Columbia College dedicated Federal Hall on Thursday evening. The building has undergone renovations and will host the school's Nursing Department, Online Education Center, Media Production Lab and other facilities for students.

BLUE RIDGE-OAKLAND: Two Mile Prairie fall festival will feature variety of activities

Two Mile Prairie Elementary School will hold its fall festival on Saturday.  The event will feature a variety of activities for students and their families. 

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival celebrates spirit of fall

The town of Hartsburg will hold its annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The festival will offer straw mazes, hayrides and other activities.

Retired Columbia librarian honored for quarter century of service

Librarian Marilyn McLeod will receive the Missouri Library Association's Meritorious Achievement Award on Thursday for her 25 years of service to the Daniel Boone Regional Library.

C-SPAN bus visits MU as part of its Road to the White House tour

The bus is equipped with several pieces of technology that help visitors look at the candidates and understand issues in the 2012 presidential election.

Volunteers to help clean Columbia's waterways at Hinkson Clean Sweep

The Eighth Annual Hinkson Clean Sweep will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at eight locations around Columbia. 

Habitat for Humanity seeks city annexations for single-family subdivision

Annexation would allow the subdivision to receive city services such as police and fire protection and infrastructure maintenance.

Apple's Steve Jobs influenced technology, MU School of Journalism

After Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death, Keith Politte of the Reynolds Journalism Institute reflected on his personal and professional relationship with the company that changed the way people think about technology.

Missouri House approves bill aimed at job creation, Senate approval unlikely

The bill would cut taxes on corporations in an effort to combat Missouri's 9 percent unemployment rate. A Senate decision to approve, amend or table the bill will likely not come until next week.

Missouri House rejects attempt to cut two big tax credits

Instead of adopting the tax credit amendment, the legislature tabled the measure until 2016 when lawmakers could consider cutting the tax credits again.

Vehicle donated to Joplin High School stolen

A 2009 John Deere Gator TX was stolen from Joplin High School. The Gator was a gift from the Joplin Band Tornado Relief Fund.

Unclaimed property auction in Columbia brings in more than $248,000

More than 1,000 items of unclaimed personal property were auctioned in Columbia earlier this week.

Columbia Housing Authority's new partnership promotes wellness

The H.O.M.E. Partnership Project between the Columbia Housing Authority and Burrell Behavioral Health has been formed to improve the level of behavioral health services available to residents of Oak and Paquin towers.

Missouri attorney general gets judgment in Joplin tornado case

A businessman from Georgia is required to pay restitution and civil penalties as the result of a court judgment on Thursday.

Jackson County leader chooses family over running for statewide office

After seeing his son score a goal at a soccer game, Mike Sanders decided not to run for Missouri secretary of state because he wants to spend more time with his family.