Tolton falls to Tipton, remains winless

The Fr. Tolton Catholic High School football team lost 20-13 to Tipton on Friday night.


Columbia Public Schools asking for help in naming new elementary school

Where would you like to go to school? Columbia residents may not be able to pick which elementary school they would like their children to attend, but they might be able to name the new school.

Rock Bridge Elementary School selected by NASA to speak directly with astronauts

The school will be in contact with the International Space Center sometime during the week of March 3, 2014.

DEAR READER: Meet the members of this year's Readers Board

The new members of the Readers Board, a panel of community members who help improve the Missourian, introduce themselves.

UPDATE: Obama: GOP health care critics holding U.S. 'hostage'

The president spoke angrily in his Kansas City speech on Friday, ridiculing the House for its 40-plus votes taken to repeal the health care law and promising he would veto any measures to de-fund it. He said Congress should focus, instead, on raising the nation's borrowing limit. "We can't just not pay our bills," he said.

Missouri volleyball remains undefeated after first day of Mizzou Classic

Missouri volleyball defeated Towson University 3-0 on Friday. The Tigers season is now a perfect 13-0.

Columbia team to defend title at Boyce/Digges Cup

Six players from Columbia's winning golf team will return to defend the cup this weekend at the Jefferson City Country Club.

Food becomes a canvas during culinary summit at MU

Chefs Ray Duey and Gui Alinat emphasized the importance of the presentation when working with food. 

Scientists to learn the art of communicating clearly

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is hosting a conference Saturday to help scientists learn to better communicate their research in simple language.

Dye to be poured into stormwater sewers at MU

The dye is safe to human and aquatic life, MU spokesperson Christian Basi said.

Health benefits for part-time BJC HealthCare employees could be cut

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Wednesday that BJC HealthCare is preparing to reduce health benefits for part-time employees. Columbia's Boone Hospital Center is run by BJC HealthCare.

Brother Jed to film reality show pilot

The former fixture at MU will be filming a pilot episode for a proposed reality series on Country Music Television. He announced the show on Facebook by writing, "Move over Duck Dynasty; here come the Smocks!"

Football players tweet about iPhone updates, studying and Grand Theft Auto

Each week, the Missourian gives you a glimpse into the lives of the players by sharing tweets they have posted publicly on Twitter.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Navy Yard shooting spurs debate to expand background checks

The carnage in Washington is more cause for frustration for many Americans. Politicians continue to reject measures to expand background checks.

Columbia College soccer's freshman is a new, but skilled defender

Taylor Hagenhoff, a freshman on the Columbia College women's soccer team, has started every game as defender for the Cougars this season and has become one of the team's defensive stalwarts along the way.

Frank Graham worked as 4-H leader, loved baseball

Albert Franklin Graham of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. He was 93. Frank Graham dedicated his life to educating young people about agriculture through Missouri 4-H.

FROM READERS: You're invited to celebrate Grandma Janet's life and spirit

Help celebrate the life and legacy of my mother, Janet Barnes, and her unsinkable, unstoppable, fighting spirit.

Where: Riechmann Pavilion
 at Stephens Lake Park
, 2300 E. Walnut Street 
Columbia, MO 65201

When: Oct. 17 from 4:30 p.m. until around 7:30 p.m.


Albert Franklin Graham, April 29, 1920 — Sept. 20, 2013

Albert Franklin Graham, 93, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, at The Neighborhoods.

Robert McDuffie was a Gulf War veteran, volunteer fireman

Robert D. McDuffie died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Columbia. He was 49.


Car ends up on front yard after accident at Providence and Worley

A two-car accident caused one car to veer off into the yard of a house on Providence, coming within a foot of the front porch but causing little damage. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.