Ashland rodeo attracts cowboys and cowgirls, old and young

The 37th annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo was held in downtown Ashland on Friday and Saturday. The event attracted rodeo fans of all ages and included cattle roping, live music and a parade on Saturday afternoon.

Rodeo tradition begets family traditions and helps out the community at the 37th annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland.

Columbia high schools welcome Battle to football scene

Friday night marked the completion of Battle's first-ever week of school. It also marked the start of an extended crosstown rivalry with a jamboree that included Rock Bridge and Hickman.


Most City Council members support continued funding for CAT

At a work session Saturday, most City Council members favored continuing to fund Columbia Access Television next year and moving forward at increasingly reduced levels.

Missouri football: Six players who need to step up in 2013

Here are six lesser-known athletes who will play a big part in Missouri's postseason quest.

GUEST COMMENTARY: HB 253 veto should stand

Besides its inadvertent tax increases, HB 253 puts vital state services at risk through its tax cuts.

2 Boone County teens held on credit theft charges

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested two teenagers Friday following a July burglary investigation.

Samuel Wayne Robertson, former deputy sheriff, loved to cycle

Samuel Wayne Robertson of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2013, at University Hospital. He was 58.

Samuel Wayne Robertson, June 22, 1955 — Aug. 23, 2013

Samuel Wayne Robertson, 58, of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, August 23th, 2013 at University Hospital. He was born June 22nd, 1955 in Muskogee, OK.

Marching for King's dream: 'The task is not done'

Tens of thousands marched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech. They said King's dream included equality for not only African-Americans but also for other groups.

Harrisburg football, town get on the board for the first time

For the first time in school history, Harrisburg High School played football against opposing teams. The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns at the jamboree but have a long way to go. Their town, however, is behind them.

March on Washington: Then and now

Here are some images from then and now, from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and from Saturday's National Action to Realize the Dream.

25 years in the making, Hindu encyclopedia is complete

The text is written in English and includes about 7,000 articles on Hinduism and its practices. The work also deals with Indian history, languages, art, music, dance, architecture, medicine and women's issues.

California vies for new space industry

California lawmakers are debating a bill to insulate manufacturers of spaceships in order to limit customers' suits.

Permit requirment for Missouri baptisms criticized

The National Park Service will no longer require permits for baptisms at Ozark National Scenic Riverways after a congressman from Missouri raised concerns.


More armed security seen at schools after Newtown

Many states have passed legislation in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting last year, including Missouri, which allowed state employees to keep firearms in a vehicle on state property.