Clara Baldwin adds valuable experience to Battle's tennis team

Battle High School junior Clara Baldwin has played tennis for all three Columbia public high schools and is one of two girls on the team who have played competitively prior to this season.

Columbia College soccer looks to continue success as Rafael Ramos steps up

The Columbia College men's soccer team has won five straight matches during an eight-match undefeated streak. The team hopes to continue its run against Lyon College on Saturday. 

Missouri soccer takes on LSU on Friday

Missouri women's soccer team plays LSU at 7 p.m. on Friday in Baton Rough, LA

FROM READERS: How to clean the inside of your desktop computer

Cleaning the inside of your desktop computer two times a year can prolong its life.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Resist complacency; raise the debt ceiling

Constituencies with significant clout in Washington, D.C., have voiced little objection because government largely has shielded them from distress.

Three police captains get new assistant chief title

The new title will not change their responsibilities or pay but is intended to better reflect their level of responsibility.

Kaldi's robbery suspect identified

Police are seeking information on Fulton resident Anthony Paine in connection with a robbery at Kaldi's Coffee last week.

Body found south of Boonville identified as Columbia woman

Investigators have identified the homicide victim as 32-year-old Satina T. Beckner.

Bette Mary Elizabeth Green served as mayor of Kimberling City

Bette (Mary Elizabeth) Green died Oct. 2, 2013. She was 90.

Boone County Mature Living Festival offers services for seniors

The event hosted by the Boone County Council on Aging will provide free health screenings and flu shots for attendees.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Nixon's cut to food aid hurts most vulnerable population

Governor Jay Nixon's administration has filed a proposed rule with a legislative panel that would do away with the federal waiver that helped feed 58,000.

First Hemophilia awareness walk scheduled for Sunday

The Midwest Hemophilia Association is hosting a walk Sunday to raise awareness for the disease.

No students injured in Cedar Ridge school bus collision

A mother trying to catch up to the school bus rear-ended it Thursday morning.

CrossFit controversy reveals complexity of overexercise

The fitness program has gotten a bad name as a major cause of a severe muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis. But the problem of overexercise is not unique to CrossFit, nor does it start and end in the gym.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Newspapers are still the cornerstone of democracy

Even though there are naysayers who predict the newspaper industry pessimistically, it is in fact improving and growing in a new media platform.

Rock Bridge softball defeats Battle, heads to district championship

The Bruins improved their record to 22-3 after a 8-2 victory over the Spartans Thursday.

Bette Mary Elizabeth Green, Jan. 18, 1923 — Oct. 2, 2013

Bette (Mary Elizabeth) Green died Oct. 2, 2013.  She was 90.

ArtTalk: Celebrating rebellion with MU Theatre Department

"Spring Awakening," this year's fall musical, won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical will run from Wednesday to Sunday.

Columbia group raised $10K for family of soldier

The nonprofit, Marine Parents, said it raised $10,000 for the family of Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Collins Jr. after he died Saturday.

Hickman softball defeats Jefferson City 7-1

The Hickman softball team moves on to the district championship after a semi-final victory over Jefferson City on Thursday.