Streetside Records on Providence to close in January 2013

People walk through the front doors of Streetside Records at 401 S. Providence Road on Friday, days after an official announcement that the music store will close at the end of January 2013.

Streetside Records, which has been serving Columbia as its local record store since 1980, is expecting to close in January.

Rainbow trout attract winter anglers to Cosmo-Bethel Lake

Some anglers use the winter trout fishery at Cosmo-Bethel Lake to practice their fly-casting and experiment with new artificial lures. Others simply fish there to relax and find peace close to home.

PHOTO GALLERY: Living Windows Festival

Columbia businesses put up decorations as part of the Living Windows Festival on Friday. The festival also featured live performances of different holiday scenes.

UPDATE: One fatality and one in critical condition after a Providence collision Thursday night

Michelle Morrow has died from injuries suffered in the collision, while Michael Tufts remains in critical condition at University Hospital.

UM System Board of Curators elects new leadership, discusses strategic priorities

Representatives from each university presented drafts of the campuses' strategy statements — short statements that describe how each institution will define itself within the system, compete with other universities nationally and achieve specified goals over the next five years

DEAR READER: 'Against the Odds' stories inspire awe, tears

MU journalism students compile inspirational stories about people who have somehow overcome the odds.


MU student killed going wrong way on I-70 near Kingdom City

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Emily Ferguson, 19, of Kirkwood, was westbound in the eastbound lanes at 3 a.m. near Kingdom City when she hit another motorist.

Columbia discussed revenue guarantee with United Airlines for Chicago flights

A Sunshine request revealed a months-long conversation about potential flights to Chicago. In early November, United indicated it is still interested in flying from Columbia.

Columbia College athletes embrace new Christian organization chapter

Three Columbia College student athletes started a Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at the school this fall, and the program is slowly picking up steam.

Coal Free Mizzou pressures curators for clean energy at MU

Coal Free Mizzou is a student organization advocating for wind, solar and renewable energy power at MU. Recently, the group decided to change tactics and try to work with UM System officials.

Hickman's Emily Miller looks for more success in sophomore basketball season

Forward Emily Miller put together an impressive first season with the Kewpies, leading the team in scoring as a freshman. Now a sophomore, she said she wants to develop her all-around game this season.   

Bruins junior Shekinah Doze wrestles in spite of gender stigma.

Shekinah Doze joined Rock Bridge wresting team as the only female wrestler on a 30 player team. Although wrestling is a male-dominated sport, she is determined to excel in it.


Missouri swimmer Dominique Bouchard prepares to win NCAA Championship

Senior swimmer, Dominique Bouchard, is eager to compete in the NCAA swimming Champions in March and hopes that her past tournament experiences will propel her to victory.

Turnovers hurt Tolton girls basketball in loss to O'Hara

Despite the outstanding play by Tolton sophomore guard, Hope Wright, time ran out for the team to bring a victory against O'Hara High School.

Missouri women's basketball players challenge themselves in the classroom

Despite the time commitment required to play Division I basketball, many Tigers players chose to pursue difficult degrees. Coach Robin Pingeton said the team's commitment to academics is reflected in its discipline on the court.

Swimmers' friendships play large role on 'Team CoMo'

Although Hickman and Rock Bridge swim against each other at meets, practicing together means that competition is often secondary to friendships formed at workouts.   

Timeline of discussions between Columbia officials and United executives

This is a summary of the discussions between city officials and airline executives about deals for increasing the number of flights into and out of Columbia Regional Airport.

Hickman boys basketball wins consolation final at McDonalds tournament

Kewpies boys basketball defeats Jefferson City to win the consolation final at the McDonalds Blue Springs South tournament.

James Vernon Lamb was Word War II veteran, gemologist

James Vernon Lamb, 90, of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. He served in World War II as a medical corpsman. When he returned, he operated Lamb's Jewelry with his brother for 30 years as a gemologist and master watchmaker.

Ellie Johnson hopes to be valuable addition to Hickman girls basketball

Hickman girls basketball forward, Ellie Johnson, transferred from Fayette High School earlier this year, and is settling in well. At 6 feet 1 inches tall, she has given the team valuable size, and is hoping to build on the team's positive start.