Millie Mae (Dourty) Siegismund, May 7, 1923 — Nov. 24, 2013

Millie will best be remembered for her great smile, her humor, and her caring, loving ways. Even in her final days she was feisty and kept everyone entertained with her quick wit.


Millie Mae (Dourty) Siegismund, May 7, 1923 — Nov. 24, 2013

She was a farm wife but also worked at Unitog in Warrensburg and later assisted her husband and their son, Chuck, in the family business, the Holden Body Shop. She retired from the Stahl's Foundry Kitchen in Kingsville.

Missouri Hunger Atlas fills gap in understanding food security

Here is a quick look at the Missouri Hunger Atlas. Why was it created? How was the data for the study collected? What are the limitations of the study? 

Wisconsin beats Saint Louis 63-57

Wisconsin is off to its best start of the Bo Ryan era. The Badgers have not opened the season with seven consecutive wins since 1993-94.

With Broncos' Kevin Vickerson injured, Williams says he's 'ready to go'

With defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson was put on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.

49ers' Crabtree prepares for possible season debut

The team's top wide receiver from 2012 is back on the active roster six months after Achilles tendon surgery and poised to make his season debut Sunday against St. Louis if all goes as hoped during practice this week.

Iron Bowl highlights week of SEC rivalry games

This year's Iron Bowl — featuring No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 Auburn — is the main attraction during rivalry week in the SEC. The winner clinches the Southeastern Conference's Western Division and a trip to Atlanta for the league championship game on Dec. 7.

World Cup venue stadium collapses

Part of the Arena Crointhians collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and raising concerns that the stadium won't be ready for the 2014 World Cup. The collapse was caused by a construction crane crashing into a 500-ton metal structure.


Rams defensive tackle Brockers making plays in middle

Michael Brockers was called for roughing the passer after bulling up the middle and leveling Josh McCown in the second half.

Tongue piercings let paralyzed patients drive wheelchairs

Users get their tongues pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick, letting them control their wheelchairs. The experiment is attracting attention from specialists.

Chiefs pass rusher Hali plans to play vs. Broncos

Tamba Hali said before practice Wednesday that he plans to play despite spraining his right ankle in last weekend's loss to San Diego.

Amazon heats up battle for holiday shoppers

Stores are doing things such as matching the lower prices on and offering the same discounts in stores as on their websites. For its part, Amazon is giving customers the option to pick up items at physical locations and adding Sunday delivery.

Ethanol's rise can mean loss of hunting lands

The native grasslands and milo crops that used to dot surrounding Jefferson County have been overtaken by corn and soy crops. Neither provides the shelter that wildlife once enjoyed.

Beijing destroys barbecue grills to cut pollution

Authorities in the capital have destroyed more than 500 open-air barbecues "to cut PM2.5" — the tiny particulate matter in the air that can enter deep into the lungs.

Heisman voter sample: Open case won't nix Winston

Jameis Winston has not been charged in an open criminal investigation in a sexual assault case, and prosecutors said Tuesday they likely will need about two more weeks to decide whether to bring charges on the nearly year-old complaint.

Smoked turkey an educational delicacy at Mizzou Meat Market

During the holiday season, the Mizzou Meat Market at MU sells a ton of smoked turkey — literally. It's been a tradition for roughly three decades.

Missionaries minister to international students at Christian Campus House

Retired missionaries Linda and Dennis Messimer minister to international students at the Christian Campus House. They spent 38 years abroad.

Missouri point guard Lianna Doty scores career highs in win against UMKC

Sophomore point guard Lianna Doty scored a career-high 21 points and added a career-high 10 assists to lead Missouri to a 78-69 win against UMKC.

Missouri helps with Columbia biotech expansion

Nanova Biomaterials will launch a biotech operation in Columbia with the help of more than $1 million of tax credits. The company will use nano materials to produce dental fillers and bone screws.

More children vaccinated this year in Boone County schools

The number of children who received free seasonal flu vaccines from school-based flu clinics in Boone County and Columbia has increased steadily since 2011.