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Rekindling tradition: Longtime Christmas tree farmers pass the reins

Battle with blight brings an end to Timber View Tree Farm, but friends and neighbors seek to carry on. Read more


Anchor away: Jim Riek retires at KOMU, heads out for new adventures

Riek hopes to leave a legacy of dependability, describing his presence as "even-keeled" even with things went haywire. Read more

K-12 Education

Private schools report waitlists and increased interest from CPS parents

Area private schools report increases in enrollment from Columbia Public Schools students that put facilities near or at capacity. Read more

Mizzou Football

SEC Roundup: Missouri's hand in the coaching carousel

Derek Mason became the sixth head coach to be fired before or after a matchup with Missouri since 2016. Read more

Higher Education

MU Faculty Council to vote on adding grade option for this semester

The Missouri Students Association raised the matter on behalf of students because of a range of challenges this semester. Read more

State News

Scam delivers unwanted packages to mid-Missourians

The packages themselves may not pose a danger but they could leave consumers vulnerable to future more nefarious scams.  Read more

Mizzou Football

Former Missouri wide receiver signs with Houston practice squad

J'Mon Moore will be a Texan, according to reports. Read more


U.S. colleges rethink next semester due to COVID-19 rise

The coronavirus presented huge challenges for the fall semester for U.S. colleges that opened with in-person learning. Read more

Mizzou Football

Will they stay or will they go? The conundrum for Missouri football's seniors

The NCAA has granted all Division I student-athletes an extra year of eligibility. Missouri has 20 players whose college careers would have been over otherwise. Will any return for an extra season? Read more


Firmly rooted: Liz Graznak makes a name for herself in organic farming

The owner of Happy Hollow Farm in Moniteau County has overcome challenges to produce healthy vegetables in high demand. Read more

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