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Our Opinion: Volunteers invited to serve

Serve Jeff City, true to its name, is inviting volunteers to serve Jefferson City.

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'Wings over Water' to promote Earth Day

Public events on tap today, Friday

Many Earth Day celebrations this year marked the seventh anniversary of when the bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

Man gets probation for burglary

A Jefferson City man, charged with attempting to break into a business in February 2013, has been placed on five years supervised probation after being found guilty by a Cole County jury in January.

Summer food program to feed Russellville students for free

Any school-aged child through the age of 18 may eat breakfast and lunch free during summer school June 2-13 at Russellville Elementary School.

LU men move up in track and field rankings

The Lincoln women dropped two spots to No. 5 while the men moved up a spot to No. 12 in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II national rankings, released Tuesday.

Lincoln ties for third at golf tourney

Brian Lillevold tied for sixth overall, leading the Lincoln Blue Tigers to a tie for third place at the 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Wednesday.

LU women conclude play in MIAA Golf Championship

Lincoln wrapped up play in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Wednesday, with three players representing the Blue Tigers as individuals.

Elder, Falcons win Tri-County golf crowns

Tanner Elder of Blair Oaks shot a 68 on Wednesday to lead the Falcons to the team title in the Tri-County Conference Golf Tournament at the Oak Hills Golf Center.

Marshall tops Helias in tennis

The Helias Crusaders dropped an 8-1 tennis decision Wednesday to the Marshall Owls at Washington Park.

Lady Crusaders down Lady Tigers in soccer

Four Lady Crusaders scored goals Wednesday as Helias defeated the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers 4-2.

Blue Tigers fall to Stephens in tennis

Lincoln closed out the 2014 tennis campaign with a 9-0 loss to Stephens College on Wednesday.

Missouri baseball tops Illinois

Peter Fairbanks went a career-best eight innings, holding Illinois to just two runs as Missouri claimed a 5-2 victory against the Illini on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.

Struemph takes loss

Erin Struemph went the distance Wednesday, tossing a six-hitter for Missouri State in a 5-0 loss to Missouri.

Blair Oaks and Helias freshmen split

The Blair Oaks Falcons claimed a 10-0 win in the opener, but the Helias Crusaders bounced back for a 6-3 win in Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader.

Jays freshmen roll past Battle

Allan Roettgen threw a complete-game no-hitter and struck out nine as the Jefferson City Jays rolled to a 9-0 win against Battle on Wednesday.

Calvary splits a pair

The Calvary Lutheran Lions rolled to a 19-5 win in six innings at Prairie Home on Tuesday.

Prep Baseball: Russellville 4, Tuscumbia 2

Ryland Johnson allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out one in five innings to help lead the Russellville Indians to a 4-2 win against the Tuscumbia Lions on Wednesday.

JC street closure planned for Thursday

Beginning Thursday at 8:30 a.m., Andy Wilbers Plumbing will close West Main Street at 1931.

Russellville man indicted on federal drug charges

A Russellville man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for being an illegal alien in possession of firearms and for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Our Opinion: Uphill climb for public transportation

Proponents of public transportation in Jefferson City face an uphill battle.

'Shoe In' seeks 10K pairs to raise foster care awareness

The Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association is raising awareness for Missouri’s foster children with the “Shoe In For Foster Care” campaign by collecting donated shoes and lining the Capitol lawn with the shoes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13.

Serve Jeff City seeking volunteers for weekend projects

Volunteers are invited to take part in Serve Jeff City, Jefferson City’s community-wide day of service on Saturday.

All-state basketball accolades

Nine area players make media teams

Nine area players earned all-state honors when the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association announced its basketball teams.

Blair Oaks frosh sweeps

The Blair Oaks Falcons swept a freshman doubleheader Tuesday from the Boonville Pirates.

Prep Baseball: Warsaw 2, Blair Oaks 1

The Blair Oaks Falcons didn’t manage any hits as Warsaw came away with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday.

Prep Baseball: Fatima 10, Russellville 3

Logan Vogel had three hits, including a three-run home run, to help the Fatima Comets post a 10-3 win against Russellville on Tuesday.

Prep Baseball: Tuscumbia 11, St. Elizabeth 1

Zane Humphreys was 4-for-4 with four RBI as the Tuscumbia Lions claimed an 11-1 win against St. Elizabeth in six innings to open up Show-Me Conference play on Tuesday.

JV quad results

The Helias Crusaders were second, while the Jefferson City Jays tied for third Tuesday in a junior varsity quadrangular with Rock Bridge and Hickman.

Lincoln men fourth at MIAA tourney

The Lincoln Blue Tigers moved up a spot during the second round of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship at Alvamar Golf Club on Tuesday.

Blue Tiger women complete Day 2

Lincoln wrapped up the second round of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Tuesday.

Jays fall to Hickman

The Jefferson City Jays suffered a 6-3 loss to Hickman on Tuesday.

Blue Tigers complete Day 2

Lincoln wrapped up the second round of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship at Alvamar Golf Club on Tuesday.

LU sits in fourth

The Lincoln Blue Tigers moved up a spot during the second round of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship at Alvamar Golf Club on Tuesday.

Struemph wins again

Missouri State freshman pitcher Erin Struemph (St. Elizabeth High School) allowed five runs on four hits, while striking out eight in five innings as the Bears claimed a 6-5 victory against Wichita State on Tuesday.

Lincoln gets first home win of season

The Lincoln Blue Tigers earned a non-conference split against Truman State on Tuesday.

Lady Jays blank Hickman

Six shutouts and counting for the Jefferson City Lady Jays.

Construction worker hit by vehicle

A construction worker was struck while out working on a project in Moniteau County Tuesday morning.

Our Opinion: County zoning designed to promote growth

A priority for local governments is to promote orderly growth.

Holts Summit man sentenced on stealing charges

A Holts Summit man has been sentenced to five years in prison on chargea of stealing from several Jefferson City businesses by opening a checking account and writing more than $3,600 of checks with no money in the account.

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JCPD investigating Monday night shooting

Jefferson City Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1000 Block of Buena Vista Street just prior to 10 p.m. Monday night.

Fatima 14, Fulton 3

Logan Vogel allowed two hits in four innings and drove in five runs as the Fatima Comets rolled to a 13-3 win against Fulton in five innings Monday.

Blue Tigers in fifth

Steven Mallow shot a 72 on Monday to lead Lincoln into fifth place following the first round of the 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship.

LU competes at league meet

Three Lincoln golfers represented the Blue Tigers during the opening round of the 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Monday.

Hill earns award

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association selected Lincoln sprinter Romone Hill as its men’s Track Athlete of the Week.

Borney plays in Scout Bowl

Former Lincoln wide receiver Andre Borney was selected to play in the International Scout Bowl in New York on April 5.

Linn 15, Dixon 5

Alec Shoop hit a grand slam and Ryan Mantle connected with two home runs as the Linn Wildcats claimed a 15-5 win against Dixon on Monday.

Four errors cost Jefferson City in 12-6 loss

Jefferson City was outhit 12-8 and the Jays committed four errors as Hickman came away with a 12-6 win on Monday.

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Franks’ 69 leads Blair Oaks to small-school title in Helias Invitational

Kory Franks led the field with a 69 to help lead the Blair Oaks Falcons to a first-place finish in the Small School Division at the Helias Invitational at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club on Monday.

Maries Co. murder trial starts

The murder trial of a Meta man accused of killing his girlfriend in June 2010 in Maries County began Monday in Texas County on a change of venue.

Our Opinion: Motivated to improve or meddle?

Like the nursery rhyme character, Missouri lawmakers this session are putting their thumb print on ongoing programs — in some cases, after four years of inattention.