Missouri athlete runs 110 miles a week

MU junior Hayden Legg is a member of the track and cross country teams and runs around 110 miles a week to train. While he loves running, he says the best part is the end

Missouri swimmers and divers earn SEC honors

Junior diver David Bonuchi was named SEC Male Diver of the Year.

Boone County Fire Protection District board votes to support 911 tax initiative

The Boone County Fire Protection District board of directors passed a resolution to support a sales tax to fund 911 and emergency management systems.

True/False loyalists line up for box office opening

People waited for passes and single ticket purchases early Thursday morning in anticipation of the festival that begins Thursday.

Blackhawks continue points streak, shut out Blues

Jonathan Toews scored twice for the Blackhawks, who have earned at least one point in all 20 games this season.

James Rich loved to bring a smile to everyone's day

"(Life) was always shiny to him," Kay Rich, his wife of almost 20 years, said. "He always thought if you had a smile on your face maybe it would touch somebody."

James L. Wilhite, Family Man Who Loved Outdoors

James L. Wilhite loved outdoor activities and was widely seen as a kind man. 

James L. Wilhite was family man and avid outdoorsman

Mr. Wilhite loved fishing, boating, and camping. He also made family a priority. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Ameren asks legislature for expensive fix for what's not broken

In effect, Ameren’s success in keeping power on during recent storms belies its sales pitch to lawmakers. The system isn’t broke.

Lawyer and golfer Larry Woods was 'old-school man'

Mr. Woods was a lifelong lawyer, earning his Juris Doctorate from the MU School of Law in 1953. He remained involved at Eng & Woods law firm even past his retirement in the 1990s.

Larry E. Condron loved being outdoors, passing down hobbies

Larry E. Condron, 66, of Harrisburg, was kind and personable. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time in the woods, and working on various projects.

Larry E. Condron, June 25, 1946 — Feb. 27, 2013, of Harrisburg

Larry E. Condron, 66, of Harrisburg, Mo., passed away February 27, 2013, at his home.

Chyenne Marie Lemley, Feb. 14, 2012 — Feb. 27, 2013, of Ashland

A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home.


James E. Rich, Aug. 10, 1931 — Feb. 24, 2013

James Rich loved cooking, animals and outdoor activities such as camping and swimming.

A sturdier U.S. economy can withstand budget cuts

From Wall Street to Main Street, Americans are too busy spending, hiring and investing to panic over Washington's latest budgetary melodrama.

Pope leaves Vatican for last time as pontiff

Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican on Thursday for the last time as pope. At 8 p.m. Thursday night, from Castel Gandolfo, his resignation will be official.

Congress passes bill renewing anti-violence law

The House vote to reauthorize the 1994 law that has set the standard for anti-violence programs came after lawmakers rejected a more limited approach from Republicans.

Documentary about local musician Rocket Kirchner plays Thursday

Local musician Eric "Rocket" Kirchner has been following a love of music his whole life. On Thursday, a documentary about his life in music will be shown at the Columbia Public Library.

DAVID ROSMAN: Sequestration and bipartisan politics are the next big blizzard

We are being buried by repetitive philippic rhetoric as different political parties argue over the upcoming budget cuts and sequestration.

Missouri panel publishes early voting recommendations

The number of Missourians voting before Election Day could increase if the legislature acts on recommendations proposed Thursday by a commission appointed by Secretary of State Jason Kander.