Missouri football players tweet about first SEC win, Halloween

It was a busy week for Missouri football players on Twitter. The Tigers posted about their first SEC win and Halloween. They also sent messages of support to injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore.

GEORGE KENNEDY: MU lags behind in research university peer group

MU's enrollment is up this year, but at a meeting of university faculty, budget officer Tim Rooney was quick to temper the optimism, pointing out ways the school is behind its peers in the Association of American Universities.

Rock Bridge's Sophie Cunningham brings multiple skills to multiple sports

Bruins sophomore Sophie Cunningham’s versatility isn't just about excelling in multiple sports. She is also multifaceted when she is on the court.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Cougars sweep past Concordia Preachers in first men's basketball game of the season

The Columbia College men's basketball team won its first game of the season 117-46 against Concordia Seminary College on Friday night in Columbia.

Missouri volleyball gets a much needed win against South Carolina

After two back-to-back losses against Georgia and Arkansas, the Missouri volleyball team swept South Carolina on Friday night.


Cougars make Preachers their prey in blowout victory

Columbia College freshman and Hickman High alum Marcus Whitt led with 16 points in a 117-46 win over Concordia Seminary.

Small Farm Trade Show and Conference evolves to feature more sustainable farming

Although the interest in sustainable agriculture grew, the show's attendance has decreased because of the economic recession.

Columbia College men's cross country wins conference meet

Columbia College's men's team qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet with a win Friday. One cross country member from the Cougar women's team also qualified individually.


Shirley C. Wickes, June 19, 1925 to Oct. 30, 2012

Shirley C. Wickes, 87, of Columbia was a surgical nurse, who loved traveling, reading and playing crossword puzzles. 

Columbia City Council considers special election to fill Fifth Ward seat

A resolution on Monday night's council agenda would put Helen Anthony's Fifth Ward seat on a Feb. 5 ballot. If the resolution is not approved, the seat would remain empty until the regular election in April.

Shirley Wickes loved to travel, read

Shirley Wickes, 87, traveled all over the world and enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and listening to music. She died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Activists to host event encouraging marijuana legislation reform in Missouri

The MU chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana works towards legalizing marijuana use for individuals who are 21 and older. The organization will hold an event Saturday to encourage votes for Missouri's marijuana legislation reform.

Hickman, Rock Bridge football prepare for rematch game

The rivalry football game between Hickman and Rock Bridge has spurred school spirit among students in both schools.

FROM READERS: Columbia teen shares fictional story called "Raising the Phoenix"

Danielle Komo, a junior at Hickman High School and student in Nancy White's creative writing class, shares a fictional story she wrote called "Raising the Phoenix."

Missouri utility 'cold weather' rule takes effect

The rule bars shutoffs of heat-related gas and electric service when temperatures are expected to fall below 32 in the following 24 hours, and is in effect from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Rock Bridge boys' soccer coach wins respect on and off the field

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team is enjoying success under new h,ead coach Alex Nichols. The Bruins won the district championship on Wednesday and Nichols gives all of the credit to his players.

Hickman boys soccer team expects Hunter Morawitz to lead next season

Junior Hunter Morawitz will lead a young team of Kewpies next fall as their very own Superman.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Hurricane Sandy redefined 'harm's way'

The monster that shut down New York became the monster that shut down a presidential campaign. In that regard, it touched all Americans.

Missouri workers will have day off after Thanksgiving

Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Friday that will close state offices the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

Merck agrees to settle Missouri Vioxx lawsuit

The settlement requires Merck to pay all validated claims by Missouri Vioxx users, along with attorneys' fees and other costs.