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Part of Monroe Street to close for several weeks

Tuesday, Sam Gains Construction Company will close Monroe Street, between Stadium and Woodlawn to conduct work for the Stadium, Monroe and Christy Improvements project.

Our Opinion: Serving to enhance ‘quality of life’

“Quality of life” is a phrase often used and heard. But what does it mean?

1 killed in Cole Co. accident

A St. Louis man died in a two vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Cole County.

Lincoln women's track wins an event at Drake Relays

The Lincoln women’s track and field team won one event and picked up four other top-three results while competing in the prestigious Drake Relays.

Caspari fires ace

Raymond Caspari hit a hole-in-one at Jefferson City Country Club on Saturday. Caspari used a seven-iron to make the shot on hole No. 17 from 151 yards.

Missouri softball clinches series win vs. No. 2 LSU

The 15th-ranked Missouri softball team clinched a series win against No. 3 LSU by posting victories Saturday and Sunday.

Calvary track competes in Hallsville

Calvary Lutheran competed in the Hallsville Tomahawk Invitational on Saturday. Samantha Gunn had the top finish for Calvary, finishing second in the 300-meter hurdles. Gunn also finished third in the 200-meter dash, fifth in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles.

Ride the Bus event slated Thursday

The second Ride the Bus day is set for Thursday, hoping to connect residents and elected officials with Jefferson City’s transit system.

Lady Jays JV track takes sixth in Waynesville

The Jefferson City High School track and field team competed in the Waynesville Varsity Invite on Friday. Jessica Rhoads had the top finish for Jefferson City, winning the discus with a throw of 115-1.5. The Lady Jays finished sixth with 59.50 points, and the Jays come in 10th with 6.50 points.

American Legion Post 5 seeking members

American Legion Roscoe Enloe Post 5 is encouraging veterans to become members to participate and volunteer with various activities.

Lady Crusaders track takes second at Mexico

The Helias track and field team competed in the Ron Whittaker Bulldog Classic on Friday. The Lady Crusaders finished second with 124.50 points, and the Crusaders finished fifth with a point total of 60. Hannibal was the overall champion on the boys end, and Kirksville finished first among girls teams.

Fort Hays sweeps Lincoln baseball

Fort Hays State ruined Senior Day for the Lincoln baseball team Sunday, sweeping both halves of a doubleheader with the Blue Tigers at Lincoln Field.

Vanderbilt records sweep of Missouri in baseball

The 14th-ranked Missouri baseball team was swept by No. 8 Vanderbilt this weekend, falling 9-2 on Friday, 12-2 on Saturday and 5-2 on Sunday.

Our Opinion: Putting our 2 cents in on funding for transportation

News Tribune editorial

Missouri’s transportation funding dilemma is reminiscent of an old Dennis the Menace cartoon.

Helias 2-0 in baseball tourney

The Helias Crusaders won a pair of baseball games Friday in the Kirksville Tournament before Saturday’s action in the event was wiped out by rain.

Prep Baseball: Calvary Lutheran 7, Lutheran: Kansas City 1

The Calvary Lutheran baseball team defeated Lutheran: Kansas City 7-1 on Saturday behind a complete game four-hitter from Beau Monson.

Prep Baseball: Blair Oaks 5, Hallsville 2

Bryce Pritchett went six innings without allowing an earned run Friday as Blair Oaks beat Hallsville 5-2.

Prep Baseball: Blair Oaks C team tourney

The Jefferson City Jays freshman-sophomore team defeated Helias 5-3 on Saturday to win the Blair Oaks C Tournament. Blair Oaks fell 8-5 to Fatima to finish fourth.

Area competitors capture wins at Owensville Relays

Several area competitors captured event wins Friday at the Owensville Relays.

Lincoln softball falls twice to Southwest Baptist

The Lincoln softball team finished the road portion of its schedule by dropping both halves of a doubleheader with Southwest Baptist on Saturday.

Our Opinion: Be careful with review of City charter

News Tribune editorial

Careful consideration must remain at the forefront of any initiative to review Jefferson City’s charter.

Cole County Grand Jury indicts several on weapons, drug charges

The Cole County grand jury handed down indictments in several cases this week after finding there was enough evidence to send them on to the circuit courts for possible trial.

Jays baseball splits pair despite no-hitter

The Jefferson City Jays split a pair of games Friday to open the River City Festival, with their loss coming in most unusual fashion.

Baseball: New Bloomfield 12, Tuscumbia 0

The Tuscumbia Lions were done in by six errors while dropping a 12-0 decision Thursday to New Bloomfield in five innings.

Jays win, Falcons split in freshman-sophomore baseball

The Jefferson City High School freshman-sophomore team defeated Blair Oaks 7-1 in the Blair Oaks C Team Baseball Tournament on Friday. The Falcons also defeated Southern Boone 6-2.

Track and Field: Vienna Invitational

Calvary Lutheran picked up three wins in the Vienna Black and Gold Invitational on Thursday.

Boys Tennis: Helias boys each go 1-2

The Helias boys tennis team competed in the Smith-Cotton Tournament on Friday and each Crusader player lost two matches and won one.

Lincoln drops doubleheader in softball to Central Missouri

The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped both ends of a Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheader Thursday to the Central Missouri Jennies.

Our Opinion: Audit reveals poor practice continues

Gov. Jay Nixon continues to set a deplorable example when it comes to state spending by his office.

Baseball: Iberia 15, St. Elizabeth 4

The Iberia Rangers carved out a 15-4 win against the St. Elizabeth Hornets in baseball action Thursday.

Golf: Falcons win triangular

The Blair Oaks Falcons won a golf triangular with Southern Boone and Father Tolton on Thursday at the Eagle Knoll Golf Club.

Boys Tennis: Jefferson City 9, Hannibal 0

The Jefferson rolled to a 9-0 win against Hannibal 9-0 in tennis action Wednesday.

Baseball: Jays frosh-soph team falls

The Jefferson City freshman-sophomore team dropped both halves of a doubleheader with Rock Bridge on Thursday at Vivion Field.

Prep Track: Rhine wins four events

KAISER — Several area schools took part in the School of the Osage Invitational held Tuesday.

Our Opinion: Helias project expands opportunities

We join with supporters of Helias Catholic High School in welcoming plans for a major expansion at the school.

College Golf: Lincoln at MIAA Championships

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Lincoln men’s golf team finished eighth among 11 teams at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Golf Championship, which ended Wednesday at Almavar Golf Course. The women’s team finished last in the 10-team competition.

Baseball: Jays 5, Rolla 0

The Jefferson City Jays blanked Rolla on Wednesday, defeating the Bulldogs 5-0.

Baseball: Eugene 7, New Bloomfield 6

Eugene scored five runs in the final two innings to erase a four-run deficit and defeat New Bloomfield 7-6 on Tuesday.

Lincoln men, women track teams ranked

Both the Lincoln men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams are ranked for the first time this season. The women are No. 9 in the country, and the men debuted at No. 24 in the most recent United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II rankings, released Tuesday.

Boys Golf: Blair Oaks takes first

EUGENE — The Blair Oaks golf team finished atop a field of Tri-County Conference competitors with a combined score of 323 Wednesday at Redfield Golf and Country Club.

Prep Track: Falcons win six events

At Fatima Blue and Gold Invitational

WESTPHALIA — The Blair Oaks Falcons captured six event titles Tuesday at the Fatima Blue and Gold Invitational.

Our Opinion: E-cigarettes and the ‘cobra effect’

Are e-cigarettes an example of the “cobra effect?”

Two serious accidents in Callaway County

A Holts Summit woman was treated for serious injuries after a two vehicle crash Tuesday night in Callaway County.

JC man arrested for break-in at Holts Summit business

A 26-year-old Jefferson City resident was arrested Tuesday in connection with a break-in at a Holts Summit business earlier in the day.

Callaway man sentenced for robbing postal employee

Lucas Wayne Branstetter, 39, Kingdom City, will spend the next seven years in federal prison, after pleading guilty last year to robbing a postal employee.

Lady Crusaders soccer rolls past Moberly

The Helias Lady Crusaders eased to a 9-1 soccer victory Tuesday night against the Moberly Lady Spartans.

Baseball: Marshall 11, Helias 4

The Helias Crusaders allowed seven unearned runs Tuesday and dropped an 11-4 decision to the Marshall Owls.

Blue Tigers swept by Quincy in baseball

The Quincy Hawks led from start to finish in the opener, then used a late rally in the nightcap to sweep a baseball doubleheader with the Lincoln Blue Tigers on Tuesday.

Lincoln golf competes at MIAA Championship

The Lincoln men are in a tie for fifth after the second of three days in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship, while the Blue Tiger women are in last place.

MU issues all clear after report of bomb threat

The University of Missouri in Columbia evacuated its Student Center and Memorial Union Tuesday evening after reports of a bomb threat.