Battle football looks for focus, approaches Homecoming game

The past two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for Battle High School football. This week, coach Justin Conyers looks to refocus his team as Battle prepares for its first Homecoming game.

Hickman viewing final stretch as 'new season'

After a bye week of reflection, the 2-4 Kewpies are looking to put their struggles — and successes — in the past.

Despite recent struggles, Bruins stay focused on districts

The Rock Bridge football team lost two big games in a row. Still, coach A.J. Ofodile believes the team is staying positive by focusing on their district standings.

BATTLE RISING: Sprit Week continues with students dressing as twins

The Battle High School Spartans are dressing up to fit different themes each day of their first Homecoming Spirit Week. On Thursday, they paired up and dressed as twins.

With No. 2 Florida looming, Missouri volleyball stays focused on Georgia

The 21-0 Missouri volleyball team will host Georgia at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Hearnes Center.

New UM System administrator Hank Foley visits MU Faculty Council

Hank Foley emphasized the importance of research and encouraging students to become entrepreneurs.

UPDATE: 1 injured in shooting on Business Loop 70

One man was injured in a shooting Thursday evening outside of the Break Time convenience store at 4 Business Loop 70.

CNN program covers Ryan Ferguson case

"Erin Burnett OutFront," a news program on CNN, aired a special report Thursday on the Ryan Ferguson case. Here's some background and previous Missourian coverage on the case.


Short Street garage nearly ready to open; hotel sets March opening

The Columbia City Council established parking rates for the Short Street parking garage that's set to open Nov. 1.


Hartsburg hosting first Missouri River clean-up since 2008

Missouri River Relief is looking for volunteers to partake in Saturday's Missouri River clean-up. The event will be based in Hartsburg.

Some LGBTQ terms to know

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association publishes a stylebook on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Below are the association's guidelines on some key terms.

FROM READERS: International student's dream of attending MU comes true

MU senior Paula Ottoni dreamed for years of attending college in America. After nearly 14 moves and a financial crisis that devastated her family, Ottoni became an international student at MU. This spring, she will graduate.

Blues edge Blackhawks in shootout

David Backes scored a power-play goal for St. Louis, while Alexander Steen was credited with an even-strength score in regulation in the Blues' first road game. Chicago's Marian Hossa scored on a breakaway and set up Brandon Pirri's first NHL goal in regulation. All but one of the Blackhawks' (4-1-2) first seven games have been decided by one goal.


Nancy M. Hamilton, Feb. 9, 1930 — Oct. 10, 2013

Nancy M. Hamilton of Columbia died Oct. 10, 2013. She was 83 years old.

Nancy M. Hamilton, Feb. 9, 1930 — Oct. 10, 2013

Nancy M. Hamilton, of Columbia died Oct. 10. She was 83 years old.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: GOP political tantrum has damaged America

After all the petty political games — especially by the GOP-controlled House — great damage has been done to the reputations of Congress and this nation.

Missouri swimming and diving drops SEC opener to Florida

Both women's and men's swimming and diving fell to the University of Florida on Thursday.

UPDATE: Shutdown over, Obama surveys damage and blames Republicans

Federal employees streamed back to their jobs Thursday. National parks reopened. The popular panda cam at the National Zoo came back online. But there was no letup in the political fight in Washington.

As U.S. demographics change, so does the menu

Hispanic foods and beverages have become more mainstream in American diets, surpassing the purchase of hamburgers and potato chips.

Columbia College soccer first in conference after sixth straight win

Columbia College improved to 11-2-1 (8-1-0 in the American Midwest Conference) with a 7-1 win over Park University on Thursday. The Cougars' sixth straight win catapulted the team to first place in the conference.