Christine King, the current vice president of the School Board, led the race most of the night and finished with about 42 percent of the vote. Cushing, a newcomer, took second with about 21 percent of the vote.
Kyle Lohse will face Josh Johnson in the nationally-televised game (ESPN) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
City Council candidates were still working to spread their messages, particularly in the Sixth Ward, where Bill Tillotson was going up against two-term incumbent Barbara Hoppe.
Preparations are precise for election day in Columbia. At work before dawn, election judges double-check the voting equipment.
In its first practice after spring break, coach Gary Pinkel made sure Missouri maintained the intensity level the team had when spring practices started in March.
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A group of journalists from Pakistan met with Rock Bridge high school journalism students and discussed similarities and differences between the two countries.
Marty Patton is part of a nationwide upward trend in the number of volunteers older than 50.
We asked voters to participate in a photo album of people sharing their civic pride through "I Voted" stickers.
Sick people deserve to have health care; the Affordable Care Act allows them that right. We have the responsibility to find ways to help those less fortunate.
The team will hold the silent auction to benefit the American Cancer Society on Wednesday at the school's Dorsey Gym.
Legislators congratulated the Tigers for winning the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
Columbia residents took to social media to voice their opinions about the April 3 elections for City Council and School Board candidates and ballot issues.
The half-cent tax hike, which went into effect on Sunday, is expected to generate about $300,000 of revenue per year for the city.
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is hosting a dumpster dive for the teams participating in the "Float Your Boat for The Food Bank" boat race. The dumpster dive is for the teams to find materials for their boats.
Columbia turned off the lights Saturday night as part of the fifth Earth Hour the city has held. The city saved two megawatts of electricity.
Insurance agent Bill Tillotson fails to unseat two-term incumbent while Phoenix Programs counselor wins three-man race.
Baylor's 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night makes the Bears the first in the NCAA to win 40 games.
Here is a roundup of the results from the April 3 municipal elections around the county.
Thomas, a junior, is the second pitcher in Big 12 history to win Pitcher of the Week 10 times.