Hickman baseball team beats Eureka with Colby Fitch hitting leadoff

In another game with powerful catcher Colby Fitch in the leadoff spot, Hickman scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to top the Wildcats.

Missouri tennis loses to No. 7 Alabama

This was the fourth time the Tigers (9-9, 2-8 SEC) have faced a team ranked No. 7 or better this season. Fourth time was not a charm.

Glendy Ray Hockman dedicated himself to his family, and the service of his country

Glendy Ray Hockman of Columbia died at his home on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 72.

Dodgeball, kite flying, beer tasting make for eclectic Columbia weekend

The first weekend of April has events for children and adults.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan's budget won't help seniors

Rep. Paul Ryan toying with Social Security and Medicare in budget negotiations is concerning for seniors.

Gang member arrested in Colorado corrections killing

James Lohr was wanted for questioning in the murder of Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements.

Local Red Cross chapter helps fire victims

The Heart of Missouri Chapter is helping the victims of a house fire that caused $35,000 in damage, leaving the home uninhabitable until repairs are made.


Glendy Ray Hockman, of Columbia, died April 4, 2013

Visitation will from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m.

FROM READERS: Mourning in the P.M.

John Hall sights a relative of the Mourning Dove, the Eurasion Collared-Dove, in his backyard along with some squirrels and Purple Finches.

Clements memorial service affects traffic, school dismissal

The Columbia Police Department issued a statement advising drivers to take alternate routes in the area of Nifong Boulevard and Sinclair Road from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Adolf E. Schroeder, Feb. 1, 1916 - March 29, 2013, of Columbia

A memorial service will be held in late May at Lenoir Woods Retirement Community.

Tolton Catholic baseball falls to Harrisburg

Freshman pitcher Rian Markes threw a complete game for the Trailblazers (1-1) and also contributed an RBI. Parker Wilkinson batted in Tolton's other run, both of which came in the fifth inning. 


Cardinals fall short against Zito in Giants' home opener

Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook gave up one unearned run in his season debut but was outdueled by Giants pitcher Barry Zito, who also had a key sacrifice bunt that led to San Francisco's sole run in the fourth. 

Royals spoil Phillies' home opener with double digit runs

Kansas City won 13-4 in a rare interleague matchup between teams that first met in the 1980 World Series. The Royals' only other visit to Philadelphia came in 2004.


Junyi Wu records 10-0 win as Hickman boys tennis cruises by Rolla

The Kewpies (2-1) swept the singles matches against Rolla, highlighted by a 10-0 win by sophomore Junyi Wu at No. 1. Daniel Shyu, Samuel Pottipadu, Kellen Blow, Blake Wisniewski and Jacob Muchow picked up the other singles victories.

U.S. soybean farmers see growth potential in edamame

Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst for The NPD Group, a consumer market research firm, said he's seen a trend in cost-conscious consumers looking for alternatives to meat. Farmers who are testing the edamame market have mostly started small.

525,000 Missourians could get health insurance aid

A report released Thursday by Families USA says more than half the people eligible for the new subsidies will have incomes of two to four times the federal poverty level.

Kander announces cease-and-desist order in sweetener plant failure

Secretary of State Jason Kander filed a cease-and-desist order against Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., which was the underwriter for bonds for the Mamtek project at Moberly.

Family businesses offer owners lasting rewards

An Oregon winery, a wooden toy company in Vermont and dry cleaners in Massachusetts have all found success by keeping the business in the family.

Cardinals honor Musial before home opener

Before hosting Cincinnati, the Cardinals will honor the Hall of Famer who died in January at age 92.