Training and dieting a key to Missouri wrestling success

When a wrestler begins the program at Missouri, they spend eight weeks of the summer training with the team. During that time, wrestlers learn their target weight, their body fat index measurement, and their ability in the weight room.

City Council OKs replacement of Hinkson Creek Trail bridge

The Hinkson Creek Trail bridge replacement project was approved by the Columbia City Council. The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department wants to start construction this winter.

Rock Bridge soccer takes district title, looks ahead to state tournament

The Bruins beat Hickman 3-0 in the Class 3 District 9 championship Thursday night. The Bruins are looking to overcome three straight third-place state finishes as they move forward in the playoffs.

Missouri volleyball faces Auburn for second time this season

The Missouri women's volleyball team will play Auburn in Alabama on Friday for the second time this season. Missouri beat Auburn in three sets when the teams met for the first time at the Hearnes Center on Oct. 4.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Ryan Ferguson case unlikely to be reconsidered or retried

The appeals court ruling is too strong and clear to leave much room for doubt. That would mean that Ferguson would go free.

Free event will teach residents to create energy efficient homes

Representatives from utility companies and vendors of energy efficient products will be available to answer attendees' questions. 

FROM READERS: Marcia Shannon writes about women in agriculture, shares conference vision

The “Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture” conference is an opportunity for women involved in livestock production (specifically sheep, goats, beef, swine and forages) to learn about agriculture issues and gain hands-on training in livestock production with guidance from other professional women.

TELL US: What were Columbia's most memorable sports moments of 2013?

What moment in Columbia sports from this year will you never forget?

La'Trelle Da'Shawn Daniels, Jan. 31, 1998 - Oct. 28, 2013

La’Trelle Da’Shawn Daniels (Stank), 15, of Columbia, passed away at his home. Sunrise was Jan. 31, 1998, with sunset on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Kenneth L. Carr, Sept. 28, 1915 — Nov. 5, 2013

Kenneth L. Carr, of Centralia, died Nov. 5, 2013, at Heritage Hall in Hallsville. He was 98.

Kenneth L. Carr, Sept. 28, 1915 — Nov. 5, 2013

Kenneth L. Carr, Sept. 28, 1915 — Nov. 5, 2013

Barbara Ann Cox was one of the first female linemen in Missouri

Barbara Ann Cox was one of the first female telephonelinemen in Missouri, and proved someone didn't need to be a big man to hold that job. She died on Oct. 16, 2013. She was 59.

MoDOT: More money needed to keep up with demands

MoDOT officials outlined more than $70 billion of Missourian wants, needs and projects from across that state. But the Department predicts only $17.3 billion of funding will be available over the next 20 years.

Missouri women's basketball looks to build from last season's success

Last year, Missouri's 17 wins marked its highest total since the 2006-07 season. One year later, Missouri features one of the Southeastern Conference's younger teams. Fourth-year coach Robin Pingeton expects her team to show signs of their youth early in Friday's competition.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 40 Days for Life volunteers want to provide help

We are praying for the end of abortion. Abortion hurts. It not only hurts the baby physically, but it hurts the mother and father and all who are involved. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: To compete globally, invest in education

Missouri is about $600 million short on its funding formula for elementary and secondary education. In Kansas, lawmakers are threatening to defy a court order to do a better job of financing the education of young Kansans.

Missouri commission approves new water quality rules

The new water quality rules set specific limits for pollutants discharged into an additional 90,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 2,100 lakes.

Canceled health insurance policies could be a plus for new markets

The shift of people into new health insurance markets under Obama's law would reduce overall financial risks for each state's insurance pool and save money for the taxpayers who are subsidizing new coverage.

La'Trelle Daniels, 15, was grandmother's 'special little blessing'

La'Trelle loved listening to music, dancing and the outdoors. He died on Oct. 28.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protests on Providence respect guidelines

Human life begins at conception, and abortion is the direct killing of an innocent. Abortion harms mothers physically and mentally.