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Our Opinion: Canada — trusted neighbor, trade partner

A Canadian consul general brought a positive message to Missouri last week.

Linn boys upset fourth-ranked Iberia to claim district title

Out of the 28 games the Linn boys basketball team has played this season, half of them have been decided by single digits.

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Lincoln women to face Missouri Western in MIAA tourney

This one’s for all the marbles.

Blair Oaks boys top Eugene for district crown

o much for the old adage, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Men’s Golf: Lincoln at Desert Classic

The Lincoln men’s golf team kicked off its spring season by competing in the two-day Las Vegas Desert Classic that wrapped up Monday.

College Baseball: Lincoln adds games

With the weather wreaking havoc on the schedule, the Lincoln baseball team announced Monday the addition of five games to its schedule.

Girls Baskeball: Camdenton 61, Lady Jays 50

The Jefferson City Lady Jays dropped a 61-50 decision Monday night to Camdenton in Class 5 District 9 Tournament action.

Helias girls roll past Rolla

The Helias Lady Crusaders held the Rolla Lady Bulldogs to six or fewer points in every quarter and rolled to a 53-20 win in the opening round of the Class 4 District 10 Tournament.

Lincoln's Biue earns MIAA honor

After a season in which he finished third in the conference in scoring and second in assists, Lincoln senior Joshua Buie was named to the league’s honorable mention men’s basketball team by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association on Monday.

Lincoln tracksters named all-region

Fourteen members of the Lincoln track and field teams combined to earn 20 all-region honors as handed out by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday.

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Apartment fire may have started in kitchen

The Sunday morning fire that destroyed an apartment house at 201 Cherry St. may have been started by unattended cooking.

Sewer Work on Lafayette Street has been postponed

Weather conditions have postponed sewer work scheduled for this week on Lafayette Street in Jefferson City.

Beatles cover band ‘Liverpool Legends’ coming to Osage Beach

Liverpool Legends have two shows scheduled at Main Street Music Hall in Osage Beach.

Women's Basketball: Owls beat Missouri Baptist

The William Woods women’s basketball team secured a No. 3 seed in the American Midwest Conference with a 63-43 defeat of Missouri Baptist on Saturday.

Women’s Basketball: Missouri State 86, Drake 57

The Missouri State Lady Bears set a JQH Arena record Sunday with 13 3-pointers in a 86-57 defeat of Drake.

Central Missouri ends Lincoln’s dominance at MIAA Championships

The Lincoln women’s track and field team saw its bid for a fifth straight title at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Indoor Track and Field Championships get denied Sunday, as the Blue Tigers finished in second place.

Missouri women finish off regular season with win

The Missouri women’s basketball team finished off its regular season on the right foot Sunday, defeating Arkansas 57-41 at Mizzou Arena.

Soybean group plans annual day at Capitol

The Missouri Soybean Association is holding its annual gathering March 11. The day will include a breakfast and a keynote address by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, followed by a brief business meeting and review of the association’s resolutions. Missouri soybean farmers will then head to the Capitol for personal visits with their legislators.

Our Opinion: Governing principles caught in political cross-fire

News Tribune editorial

An unpredictable concoction may result when partisan politics mix with the constitutional separation of powers.

Tuscumbia boys claim district crown

The Tuscumbia Lions won their second district championship in program history Saturday with a 56-40 defeat of Prairie Home in the Class 1 District 9 title contest.

Lincoln competes at indoor track meet

The Lincoln women sit in sixth place after two of the three days of competition at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Lincoln women close regular season with loss

Meanwhile, Buie has double-double in LU men's game

The Lincoln women’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a loss, but the Blue Tigers still have some basketball left to play this year.

2 hurt in crash in Callaway County

Two people received minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash Friday night in Callaway County.

Our Opinion: Tom Schweich, ‘a devoted public servant’

News Tribune editorial

Amid the activity of public life — policy preferences, office operations, political aspiration — a tendency exists to forget that public officials are people who, like us, have hopes and dreams, fears and doubts.

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Cole County, Jefferson City to observe tornado drill

The 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Congressman’s staff schedules meetings

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer recently announced dates when his staff will be meeting with 3rd District constituents.

Jays fall at Rockhurst

The Jefferson City Jays wrapped up the regular season Friday with a 64-60 loss to the Rockhurst Hawklets.

Tipton wins Class 2 District 8 title

The Tipton Lady Cardinals are moving on to the Class 2 state tournament.

Tuscumbia takes Class 1 District 9 title

The Tuscumbia Lady Lions advanced to the Class 1 state tournament Friday night with a 79-42 win against Jamestown in the title game of the District 9 Tournament.

Prep Basketball: Time changes for district title games

Due to expected bad weather

Due to expected bad weather today, the start times for several district championship games have been moved to the afterooon.

Our Opinion: As winter ends, prepare for severe weather

Here’s a discomforting thought — after enduring snow and rain forecast this weekend, we begin Missouri’s observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

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Reactions to Schweich's death

The death of state Auditor Tom Schweich produced a flurry of statements about the Missouri public official on Twitter and government websites:

Linn boys to play Iberia for Class 2 District 8 crown

The Linn Wildcats advanced to the championship game of the Class 2 District 8 Tournament with a 50-35 win against Russellville on Thursday.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia to play for championship

Zane Humphreys tallied a double-double Thursday to lead Tuscumbia to a 51-29 defeat of Jamestown in the semifinals of the Class 1 District 9 Tournament.

Blair Oaks, Eugene boys to meet for Class 3 District 9 title

The Blair Oaks Falcons and Eugene Eagles advanced to the championship game of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament with victories Thursday night.

Our Opinion: Medical usage differs from getting high

“We have no problem with the medicinal use of drugs,” we wrote in this forum nearly a year ago.

Local man gets probation for drugs

A Jefferson City resident was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a drug raid that occurred last May.

Tipton tops Russellville in Class 2 District 8

And New Bloomfield downs Iberia

The Tipton Lady Cardinals scored 20 points in both the second and third quarters Wednesday night in a 59-26 victory against the Russellville Lady Indians in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 8 Tournament.

Lady Pintos fall to Hallsville in Class 3 District 8 tourney

The California Lady Pintos dropped a 44-40 decision Wednesday night to Hallsville in the semifinals of the Class 3 District 8 Tournament.

No. 5 Fatima girls to face No. 3 St. James for district title

In Class 3 District 9 Tournament

The preliminaries are over. It’s time for the main event.

Tuscumbia advances against Chamois in Class 1 District 9

Will meet Jamestown in championship

The Tuscumbia Lady Lions used a big second half Wednesday night to defeat the Chamois Lady Pirates 67-45 in the semifinals of the Class 1 District 9 Tournament.

Sappenfield-Nevins, Gastineau named to William Woods Hall of Fame

A pair of area athletes were among the inductees last month into the William Woods University Hall of Fame.

Our Opinion: ‘Is plastic okay?’ A question for the state, or cities?

“Is plastic okay?” The question about grocery bags is heard by shoppers at checkout lines and now is being considered by state lawmakers.

New Bloomfield man charged with assault using bat

An altercation near New Bloomfield resulted in an arrest for assault and armed criminal action for a local resident.

Area volleyball players named academic all-state

By coaches

A total of 58 area players were named Academic All-State recently by the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association.

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Dudenhoeffer, Haslag named All-Americans

The honors continue to roll in for the Helias volleyball team.

Boys Basketball: Class 3 District 9

A big second quarter led the Blair Oaks Falcons to a district tournament victory.

Boys Basketball: Class 2 District 8

The Linn Wildcats weren’t great from the free-throw line Tuesday night, but they were good enough.

Boys Basketball: Class 3 District 8

The California Pintos used a balanced scoring attack and a steady defense to pick up a win Tuesday night.

Boys Basketball: Class 1 District 9

The St. Elizabeth Hornets dropped a 68-56 decision Tuesday night to Jamestown in the first round of the Class 1 District 9 Tournament.