Isla Mae "Kitty" Crane lived to be 91

Isla Mae "Kitty" Crane of Wilbraham, Mass., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. 

Christian Fellowship heads to national boys soccer tournament

The Columbia Christian Fellowship School's boys soccer team is traveling to Tennessee for the National Association of Christian Athletes tournament.

St. Louis Blues coaches work with Missouri club hockey team

Darren Pang, the announcer for the Blues and a former NHL goaltender, has a son, Tyler, who is a senior on the Missouri team. 

Thelma McArthur remembered for adventurous spirit

Thelma McArthur of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. She was 96. Mrs. McArthur was a lover of books and nature.

Red Cross requests blood donations in wake of shortages caused by Sandy

The Red Cross had to cancel about 300 blood drives on the East Coast, which has resulted in a shortfall of 9,000 blood platelets.

Ninth Street to close Wednesday night

Ninth Street between Woodson Way and Elm Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Smoking is jeopardizing the health of our students

As education leaders, our job is to cultivate the student as a whole, to help them grow and thrive personally, and to care for their health and safety so that one day, their contributions can benefit all of society.

Man assaulted, robbed at Maple Court

A Blue Springs man was assaulted and robbed on Monday night near Rocky Fork Drive at Maple Court. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans will continue coddling the elite if elected

If Mitt Romney and other Republicans are elected in November, the super-rich will score another victory in their class war against the middle and lower classes. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: League of Women Voters supports Prop 1

We support Proposition 1 for children’s vital services in mental health, crisis intervention, and child abuse.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote yes on Prop 1, the Putting Kids First initiative

Proposition 1 will establish a Community Children's Service Fund in Boone County to provide support for the emotional and mental health needs of our children.

Thelma Ferol McArthur, April 10, 1916-Oct. 19, 2012, of Columbia

Thelma was a woman of great curiosity and could suggest a book on many and varied subjects.

Isla Mae "Kitty" Crane, April 20, 1921-Oct. 17, 2012, of Cape Coral, Fla.

Isla Mae "Kitty" Crane died Wednesday, October 17, 2012. She was 91.

FROM READERS: Life after college doesn't have to be boring

In the spirit of homecoming weekend, here’s some advice from one recently full-time employed alumna to the Mizzou student body.

New Yorkers find a changed city after Sandy

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the power company said it could be the weekend before the lights come on for hundreds of thousands of people plunged into darkness by what was once Hurricane Sandy.

Climate scientists examine global warming as factor in bigger storms

A single storm cannot be linked to global warming, scientists say. However, for more than a dozen years, climate scientists have been warning about the risk for big storms and serious flooding in New York.

Hurricane Sandy's cost might reach $50 billion, although rebuilding could help economy

Hurricane Sandy could be among the ten costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

Sandy upends final week of presidential race

President Barack Obama canceled events to stay in Washington, while the GOP campaign was back on Tuesday with events in the critical Midwestern swing states of Ohio and Iowa, albeit with changes to the program.

Changes await new season of Southeastern Conference women's basketball

Pat Summitt isn't coaching anymore, Tennessee isn't favored to win the league, and five Southeastern Conference teams are ranked ahead of the Volunteers in the Top 25.

Disney to make new 'Star Wars' films, buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that the company had bought Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. Disney plans to make a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films; the first film, "Episode 7," is set to release in 2015.