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Our Opinion: Share holiday creations with community

News Tribune editorial

The annual Christmas Home Decorating contest has become a tradition both for families and the community.

Our Opinion: Shop locally: Experience the advantages

Reflecting a Christmas tradition, shopping locally involves both giving and receiving.

Osage City man pleads to lesser charge

An Osage City man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charged in connection with an incident that occurred in that community in April.

Drug bust ends in JC man's arrest

A Jefferson City man is facing multiple charges after a drug bust by the MUSTANG Drug Task Force.

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Area football players named to all-district list

Several area football players have been selected to the 2015 All-Central District team in their respective classes by the members of the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Prep Football: Predicting the championship games

We’re down to the Final 12.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia downs Bunceton

TUSCUMBIA — The Tuscumbia Lions opened the season Tuesday with a 73-17 win against Bunceton.

Blue Tigers nearly pull off the upset

KANSAS CITY — Lincoln put a scare into Division I foe UMKC on Wednesday night, but the Blue Tigers’ last-second shot attempt at the upset was just off the mark.

AT&T president elected to Missouri Chamber board

AT&T President John Sondag was elected by the Board of Directors of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry as its new chairman.

Lane closures planned for U.S. 50 in Osage County

Contractors working for MoDOT will make pavement repairs along U.S.50 in Osage County, beginning Monday

Our Opinion: Gratitude: An attitude that keeps on giving

Participants in the first Thanksgiving were onto something — gratitude improves physical, mental, social and spiritual health.

Russellville man treated for serious injuries after accident

A Russellville man was treated for serious injuries after a one vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Cole County.

Developer asks county to help extend road

Harvard Group to seek $800,000 from city, county for shopping center project

A group planning to build a large retail development is asking Cole County and Jefferson City governments for financial help in extending Mission Drive to the project site.

Lincoln men fall to McKendree

LEBANON, Ill. — The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped a 102-92 decision Tuesday night to McKendree.

Men's Basketball: Sykes leads Mules to win

Isiah Sykes (Helias High School) broke out for a 16-point performance Saturday in Central Missouri’s 92-73 win against Missouri S&T.

Men’s Basketball: Cougars rolling early

The Columbia College Cougars are cruising along in the early part of the regular season.

Men’s Wrestling: Loethen earns second

Central Missouri’s Ty Loethen turned in a second-place performance Saturday in the 165 pound division of the Nebraska-Kearney Open.

Women’s Soccer: Weaver scores for Cougars

Tiffany Weaver (Helias High School) scored the lone goal Saturday in the Columbia Cougars’ 4-1 loss to Vanguard (Calif.) in the NAIA Opening Round.

Boys Basketball: Vienna gets past Chamois

CHAMOIS —Aaron Brandt scored 33 points for Chamois on Tuesday in its 56-46 loss to Vienna.

Girls Basketball: Lady Jays open with victory

SULLIVAN — Megan Foster tossed in a game-high 17 points Tuesday night to lead the Jefferson City Lady Jays to a 41-29 win against Sullivan.

Girls Basketball: New Bloomfield tops Calvary Lutheran

NEW BLOOMIELD — New Bloomfield outscored Calvary Lutheran 27-7 in the second half to take a 58-23 decision Tuesday night.

Girls Basketball: Hermitage downs Russellville

Hermitage outscored Russellville 23-13 in the third quarter to pull away to a 64-35 victory Tuesday night.

M.S. Wrestling: Thomas Jefferson results

Thomas Jefferson competed in a quad Monday against Lewis and Clark, Waynesville and Marshall.

M.S. Basketball: Blair Oaks seventh grade boys post victory

COLUMBIA — The Blair Oaks seventh grade team defeated Columbia Catholic 31-26 on Tuesday night.

M.S. Basketball: Blair Oaks seventh grade girls win

COLUMBIA — The Blair Oaks seventh grade team improved to 6-0 with a 30-21 win Tuesday against Columbia Catholic.

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Helias girls top Blair Oaks 55-32

The Helias Lady Crusaders raced out to a 15-4 lead after one quarter Tuesday night and went on to beat the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons 55-32 at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Girls Basketball: Chamois 41, Vienna 25

The Chamois Lady Pirates beat the Vienna Lady Eagles 41-25 thanks to a big second half.

M.S. Basketball: Falcons win two

The Blair Oaks seventh- and eight-grade boys basketball teams beat School of the Osage on Monday. The eighth graders won 33-31, and the seventh graders won 44-8.

Boys Basketball: Linn races past Eldon

The Linn Wildcats raced out to a comfortable lead on Eldon in the first quarter and finished with a 73-43 win Monday. Linn (1-0) led 24-11 after one quarter to set the pace. Ben Klebba led the way for the Wildcats with 24 points and six rebounds.

Girls Basketball: Iberia 59, Eugene 52

Faith Duncan scored 29 points to lead the Iberia Lady Rangers over the Eugene Lady Eagles 59-52 Monday.

Girls Basketball: California wins overtime-thriller to open season

The California Lady Pintos defeated the Boonville Lady Pirates in a thrilling overtime 54-53 victory.

Boys Basketball: Jamestown 53, St. Elizabeth 45

The Jamestown Eagles defeated St. Elizabeth 53-45 Saturday. Mason Kemna led all scorers with 18 points for St. Elizabeth (0-1).

Our Opinion: Wide spectrum of support lifts Boys & Girls Club campaign

The success of the local Boys & Girls Club capital campaign is a testament to the club’s widespread support throughout the community.

Cole County Grand Jury hands down 7 indictments

The Cole County grand jury recently handed down several indictments, finding there was enough evidence to send the cases on to the circuit courts for possible trial.

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Sunday DIY: Dining room furniture refurbished

Courtney Meldrem upscaled the decor of her Jefferson City home when she repainted a hand-me-down dining room furniture set a couple of months ago.

Girls Basketball: Eight-grade Lady Falcons win

The Blair Oaks eighth grade girls beat Central Middle School in the Harrisburg Tournament Friday.

Boys Basketball: Eighth-grade Falcons fall

The Blair Oaks eighth grade boys lost to Central Middle School in the Harrisburg Tournament Friday.

Wrestling: Lewis and Clark results

Six Lewis and Clark wrestlers picked up wins in a dual against Thomas Jefferson in the Jay Wrestling Red and Black scrimmage Saturday.

Lincoln men, women suffer basketball season's first losses

The Lincoln women’s basketball team fell short Saturday against Illinois-Springfield, 80-69. The Lincoln men also dropped thier first game of the season.

Our Opinion: Put safety on menu for Thanksgiving

News Tribune editorial

If you plan to be among the 47 million Americans who will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Thanksgiving holiday, Missouri public safety officials encourage you to be safe.

Our Opinion: Side effects may include …

When it comes to health care, who do you trust?

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LU student charged following campus lockdown

Lincoln University police are looking for an individual in connection with a lockdown of the campus early Friday morning.

JC man charged with sex assault on girl, 3

A Jefferson City man is facing multiple charges in connection with a sexual assault.

Eleven Blue Tigers selected as all-GLVC

Eleven members of the Lincoln football team combined to earn 13 awards from the Great Lakes Valley Conference as the league announced its annual postseason awards Thursday.

TJMS students in trouble for assaults

Two seventh-grade students are facing discipline after two assaults Wednesday at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

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Prep Football: Bracket breakdown for semifinal Saturday

The football teams still alive in the Missouri high-school state playoffs are dwindling, but the podcast coverage provided by Tom Rackers and Tony Hawley of the News Tribune's staff is in full force this week.

Men's Basketball: Rockers leads Columbia College

COLUMBIA — Zach Rockers had his third double-double of the season Thursday night to lead Columbia College to an 87-54 win against Central Baptist College in its American Midwest Conference opener.

M.S. Basketball: Thomas Jefferson boys split

COLUMBIA — The Thomas Jefferson Middle School seventh grade boys split a doubleheader Tuesday with Smithton Middle School.

M.S. Basketball: Blair Oaks girls win title

ASHLAND — The Blair Oaks seventh-grade girls won the championship of the Southern Boone Tournament by beating the host school 26-25 in Thursday night’s title game.

M.S. Basketball: Falcons eighth grade wins

HARRISBURG — The Blair Oaks eighth-grade boys defeated Southern Boone 30-24 on Wednesday in the Harrisburg Tournament.