Runner brings his love of track and field to senior games

Men and women aged 50 and older participate in the Missouri State Senior Games on Saturday. There were many different sports, including track and field as well as archery.

Robert Eade, 77, shows his talents in many sports at the Missouri State Senior Games.

DEAR READER: Let's solve problems together

Journalistic efforts coupled with a knowledgeable network of people who are deeply embedded in the places they live can work together to make sure change agents have what they need to solve problems.

Saddle bronc riders show their skill at Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals

Mason Croy has competed in saddle bronc riding since he was 14 years old. Saddle bronc riding didn't just come to him naturally though.

Athletes dart into the Missouri State Senior Games

Only 12 people competed in the Senior State Games dart competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center.

Children from Midwest compete in Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon

During the third year of the competition in Columbia, 115 kids ran, swam and biked on Saturday morning. 

MU Health Care to reduce staff

The job losses are due to cuts in federal health care payments from Medicare.

Community Garden Coalition celebrates 30 years during tour

The Community Garden Coalition celebrated its 30th anniversary during its Garden Cruise event on Saturday. Gardeners had the opportunity to share with each other what they are doing in their gardens. 

Loren David Baurichter II worked on ranches and managed cattle

Loren David Baurichter II died Friday, June 14, 2013. He was 57.


Loren David Baurichter II, January 20, 1956 — June 14, 2013

Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Shots fired early Saturday morning

Columbia Police Department responded to shots fired near the intersection of Tenth Street and East Broadway, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. 

Annie Alice Reed loved to travel

Annie Alice Reed, 80, of Columbia died on Friday, June 14, 2013, at University Hospital.

Annie Alice Reed, March 10, 1933 — June 14, 2013

Annie Alice Reed, 80, of Columbia passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013 at University Hospital.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri Supreme Court rules children can get education they deserve

The law says unaccredited districts must pay for their students to get the education they deserve. It is likely that school districts worried about money will delay enforcement again.

Royals relieved Ray's Cobb is OK after liner to head

Once the Kansas City learned that Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb suffered only a mild concussion after taking a line drive to the head, Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Rays was an afterthought.

Beltran hits two home runs in Cardinals victory

St. Louis survived a slugfest against the lowest-scoring team in the major leagues and beat Miami 13-7 on Saturday.

Friends reminisce at 70-year Hickman High School reunion

The Hickman High School class of 1943 had its 70-year reunion Friday night at D. Rowes Restaurant & Bar. Twenty-one alumni attended the event.

Chicago joins growing club of bike-sharing cities

The United States now has more than two-dozen bike-sharing programs in cities ranging from Tulsa, Okla., to Boston and Washington, D.C., with dozens more in the works.

Messages seek to sway Nixon on Missouri abortion bill

Since the beginning of the legislative session, the governor's office has received more than 300 online messages and almost 200 phone calls regarding a bill about medical abortions.

SEMA director returns to Greene county post

Ryan Nicholls returns to lead the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management.

Springfield hit by heavy rain

More than 7 inches of rain fell in Springfield on Saturday. The National Weather Service said a flash flood warning was in effect until later Saturday evening for north-central Christian County and southeastern Greene County.