James J. Froese, former MU art professor, known for '90 Days of Spring'

James J. Froese, a former MU faculty member, enjoyed sketching, painting and fishing. He died Thursday, May 17, 2012. He was 75.


CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

Anyone born from 1945 to 1965 should get a one-time blood test to see if they have the liver-destroying virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in draft recommendations issued Friday.

Share your artistic talent with the Missourian

All submitted works will be posted to our Facebook page, so you can check out fellow readers' work there. 

Missouri lawmakers trim disparity in drug sentences

Under revised law, those convicted of having more than 8 grams of crack would face the same sentences as those with more than 150 grams of powder cocaine.

Joplin hospital offers land for tornado museum

Information being distributed for the next Joplin City Council meeting says the land would be transferred to the city for building the museum within five years.

United Arab Emirates gives $5 million to Joplin hospital

United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba was in Joplin on Friday to announce that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is donating $5 million to Mercy Hospital.

Three new walkways proposed for Stephens Lake Park

The 6-foot-wide concrete walkways would provide better access, officials say.

Joplin tornado victim helps people heal

After the May 22 tornado destroyed her duplex, Ann Leach opened a new business — Creative Cottage — that provides a retreat for individuals and families dealing with loss.

Boxing legend Kenny Loehr still ringside at 80

Kenny Loehr, a former U.S. head coach for the World Games, the Goodwill Games and the Pan American Games, has been teaching young men to fight for 57 years, and as long as they keep coming he'll keep training them.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Football, our ruinous game

Football is a dangerous, potentially lethal sport, but its most ardent fans say that violence is just part of the game.

Facebook stock closes nearly flat in debut

One of the most anticipated IPOs in Wall Street history ended on a flat note, with Facebook's stock closing at $38.23, up 23 cents from Thursday night's pricing, meaning the company has a market value of about $105 billion, more than, McDonald's and Silicon Valley icons Hewlett-Packard and Cisco.

Rock Bridge boys tennis wins 11th consecutive sectional title

The Bruins won both games of a doubleheader to clinch the sectional title for the 11th straight year. They begin state championship play Thursday.


Stacy Boling, 19, is a student at Moberly Area Community College through the Missouri A+ program, which pays her tuition at a two-year state college because of her high school GPA, attendance and mentoring hours. She takes elementary education classes online from her hometown of Lentner, Mo., and works part time at the Hannibal Clinic , roughly 45 minutes away. When she finishes her degree, she hopes to work in elementary education in the school district she grew up in. She describes her version of the American Dream.

Southwest Missouri tornado victim helps people heal

As Ann Leach began the process of sorting through her own grief from the loss of her home and much of her belongings, she realized that rebuilding her life and counseling others in their grief naturally coincided.

Boxing legend Kenny Loehr still ringside at 80

Kenny Loehr has a successful history as a boxer and boxing coach, and at the age of 80, he is still in the action coaching young fighters ages 8 to 13.


Jon Parkhurst, 33, is a web developer and owner of CDC Digital in Sedalia. He started working at his family’s steel business when he was a teenager. Although he’s attended college on and off over the years, he doesn’t have a degree. Parkhurst, a single father of three, emphasizes experience rather than formal education and passes these values to his children. This is the story he tells.


Chance Foster, 30, is a husband, father and co-founder of Truescape LLC, a landscaping company based in Fulton. Foster thought he’d stay in Columbia after college, but the opportunity arose to start his own business with longtime friend and fellow landscaper Nathan Real. Both of them received their degrees from the University of Missouri in plant science, landscape design and turf management. After having a daughter, Foster’s lifestyle has changed, and he’s well on target to reach the career, family and lifestyle goals he set out to reach by the age of 35. He tells his story.

Columbia's blight debate: How an EEZ benefits businesses

Business that locate or expand within an enhanced enterprise zone are eligible for a number of economic incentives. To date, there are 199 such zones in Missouri.

Missouri lawmakers face contraception issue on last day

A bill passed by the Senate specifically allowing employers to refuse to provide health insurance that covers contraception, sterilization or abortion moves to the House.

One dead, two injured in morning accident on Route B

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday morning.