After what was a stressful finals week for some players, the Missouri football team returned to the practice field Friday to prepare for the Independence Bowl, to be played Dec. 26 in Shreveport, La.
The Columbia Star Dinner Train recalls a bit of Columbia's railroad history. The Wabash Railroad began running through town in the mid-1800s but disappeared decades ago. Its name, however, lives on; "1951 Wabash" is emblazoned in light blue on the dinner train's locomotives. The dinner train takes passengers to towns Centralia and back.
Columbia is 8-4 on the season with the victory.
Residents of all ages gathered in holiday garb to watch the festive floats. The parade was organized by the Centralia Young Farmers as a way "to bring rural Centralia together with the town during the Christmas season," said Lori Lewis, the group's advisor.
Almost 5,000 passengers have boarded the train since it began round trips from Columbia to Centralia in July.
According to district spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark, this year, 38.9 percent of Columbia Public School students are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program. This statistic piqued the interest of two reporters.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team fell to Wichita Heights on Friday in Kansas City.
MU's College of Human Environmental Sciences held its commencement ceremony on Friday afternoon in Jesse Auditorium.
A new course at Douglass High School will offer students real-world experience in a barbecue catering business. The course will be taught collaboratively by a Douglass administrator and counselor, as well as culinary professionals.
The National Transportation Safety Board has begun a push for states to enact full bans on all cellphone use while driving. It has used major Missouri accident from August 2010 as support for the ban.
The secret nature of the presidential search process is unacceptable. Our governor, curators and chancellor owe it to students, taxpayers and faculty to be transparent.
Ann Breidenbach is a Columbia resident who recently won a fellowship for the memoir she is writing. Her memoir is about her experiences as a birth mother who put her son up for adoption almost 30 years ago.
The Mercury and Air Toxics Standard will improve health across the nation, according to the director of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
Greg Garrison, vice chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, encouraged MU Trulaske College of Businesses graduates to find a job they're passionate about during the school's commencement ceremony Friday.
About 140 senior citizens attended a Christmas dinner hosted by the Oakland Senior Center on Friday. The annual event draws a slightly larger crowd to the center, which serves meals five days a week.
Seventy-one degrees were presented at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing's commencement ceremony Friday.
The new major proposed by MU faculty focuses on storytelling through a set of skills including writing, visual communication and design and production.
Police have arrested Bristle V. Haynes and Unrica Parrow in connection with the Nov. 24 robbery of Rangeline Liquor.
Gov. Jay Nixon wants universities in Missouri to loan the state $106 million from their reserves. Under the preliminary proposal, the UM System would be asked to give $62.3 million.
Blake Lantz is making sure that Missouri's wounded veterans aren't forgotten this holiday season. The 10-year-old has launched a campaign to get people in his hometown to sign Christmas cards for veterans.