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Our Opinion: Cooperation essential on mental health initiatives

A column about depression among college freshmen and a recent news story about Missouri initiatives offer a reminder about the need to address mental health issues.

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Light snow, holiday ease weather fears

Monday snowstorm created minor trouble, but wasn’t a major event

Cole County Public Works Director Larry Benz said the weekend’s snow storm was “nothing out of the ordinary.”

Busy night for high-school basketball

Some of the top basketball teams in Central Missouri will be in action tonight.

Our Opinion: Fires ignite renewed plea for home heating safety

The return of frigid temperatures and a recent series of fatal fires have prompted public safety officials to renew cautions about the use of space heaters.

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Heart Ball close to $210,000 goal

The Mid-Missouri chapter of the American Heart Association made close to its $210,000 goal at Saturday’s annual Heart Ball.

Lincoln falls to No. 9 Southern Arkansas again

The Lincoln baseball team managed just three hits against the nation’s ninth-ranked team in Division II and dropped an 8-4 decision to Southern Arkansas on Sunday.

Missouri softball shuts out South Dakota State

The Missouri softball team wrapped up a 4-1 performance in the Dot Richardson Invitational with a 13-0 win against South Dakota State on Sunday.

Women’s Basketball: Westminster wins ninth straight

The Westminster Blue Jays snagged their ninth straight win by downing Eureka College 79-62 on Saturday.

Men’s Basketball: Westminster wins against Eureka

The Westminster men’s basketball team improved to 5-17 on the season with a 54-50 win against Eureka College on Saturday.

Lincoln track fares well against high-level talent

Lincoln’s Wesley Best won a pair of events and the Blue Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay team was also victorious Saturday at the Fred Wilt Invitational.

Boys basketball: Blair Oaks freshmen top Versailles

The Blair Oaks freshman boys basketball team notched a 62-54 win against Versailles on Friday.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks JV downs Versailles

The Blair Oaks JV team improved to 18-4 on the season with a 58-40 win against Versailles on Friday night.

MU women's basketball uses defense to down Mississippi

The Missouri women’s basketball team held Mississippi to 29-percent shooting for the game and captured a 72-58 win Sunday afternoon.

Missouri wrestling wins 25th straight

The Missouri wrestling team ran its dual-match winning streak to 25 by rolling to a 34-3 win against American on Sunday at the Hearnes Center.

Our Opinion: The right to work, and to choose

News Tribune editorial

We support right-to-work legislation, but not with the same fervor other proponents and opponents bring to the issue.

Falcons take fourth at districts, will send five to state

Wrestlers from Versailles, Fatima, Tipton also advance

The Blair Oaks Falcons finished fourth in the Class 1 District 2 Wrestling Tournament that concluded Saturday.

Osage wrestlers advance from Class 2 District 3

The School of the Osage Indians have two district champions among their five qualifiers for the Class 2 state tournament.

Prep Wrestling: District results for area teams

Results for Jefferson City, Helias, Blair Oaks, Eldon, Osage, Fatima, Tipton, Versailles

Here's how area teams fared at the conclusion of district wrestling tournaments on Saturday.

Men’s Basketball: Cougars roll

The 12th-ranked Columbia College men’s basketball team won its third consecutive game Saturday, defeating American Midwest Conference foe St. Louis College of Pharmacy 98-52.

Women’s Basketball: William Woods wins

The William Woods women’s basketball team topped Lindenwood-Belleville in American Midwest Conference Play on Saturday, 77-65.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 63, Hallsville 52

Troy Hentges poured in 27 points to lead South Callaway to a 63-52 defeat of Hallsville on Friday.

Girls Basketball: St. Paul-Farmington 53, Calvary 47

The Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions rebounded from a nine-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to force overtime Friday but ultimately fell to St. Paul-Farmington in overtime, 53-47.

College Softball: Columbia drops two

The Columbia College softball team dropped two games Saturday, Day Two of the Oklahoma Baptist Valentine Festival.

Sales tax receipts fall short in February

Jefferson City sales tax receipts fell short of projections in February, but a surplus from January receipts has kept the city above projections for the year to date.

Crusaders put two in district wrestling semifinals

The Helias Crusaders will have two wrestlers in today’s semifinals in the Class 3 District 4 Tournament after action Friday.

Area wrestlers advance in Class 1 District 2

At Versailles

VERSAILLES — The Blair Oaks Falcons will have four wrestlers in the Class 1 District 2 semifinals after quarterfinal victories Friday.

Girls Basketball: Chamois downs Linn

On Friday night

CHAMOIS — Pagie Nolte tossed in a game-high 25 points Friday to lead Chamois to a 61-31 win against Linn.

Boys Basketball: Linn beats Chamois

In slowdown game

CHAMOIS — In a slowdown game Friday night, the Linn Wildcats picked up the pace in the fourth quarter.

Boys Basketball: Fatima edges Russellville

On Friday

WESTPHALIA — The Fatima Comets defeated the Russellville Indians 63-42 on Friday night.

Boys Basketball: Eugene defeats Tuscumbia

Balanced attack

EUGENE — Four Eugene players scored in double figures Friday as the Eagles defeated the Tuscumbia Lions 63-36.

Boys Basketball: California downs Eldon

Four Pintos in double figures

CALIFORNIA — Jared Barr led four California players in double figures as the Pintos defeated the Eldon Mustangs 77-52 on Friday.

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District wrestling starts today for area schools

Area wrestling teams will bid for spots at the state tournament as district tournaments in their respective classes start today.

Girls basketball: Jamestown 55, Calvary 25

The Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions dropped a 55-25 decision Thursday to Jamestown.

Boys basketball: Linn 72, St. Elizabeth 50

The Linn Wildcats held the St. Elizabeth Hornets scoreless for the first 4 1/2 minutes of the third quarter Thursday in a 72-50 victory.

Boys basketball: New Bloomfield 86, Tuscumbia JV 25

The New Bloomfield Wildcats put four players in double figures Thursday in an 86-25 win against the Tuscumbia junior varsity.

Girls Basketball: Lady Jays fall to Rock Bridge

Foster reaches 1,000-point mark

COLUMBIA — Megan Foster scored 31 points Thursday night for Jefferson City as the Lady Jays dropped a 62-55 decision to the Rock Bridge Bruins.

Girls basketball: St. Elizabeth 61, Linn 42

Brooke Struemph finished with 23 points Thursday to lead the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets to a 61-42 win against the Linn Lady Wildcats in Show-Me Conference action.

Girls basketball: Tuscumbia 76, Eugene 45

The Tuscumbia Lady Lions topped the Eugene Lady Eagles 76-45 on Thursday.

Girls basketball: Eldon 72, Blair Oaks 61

Lauren Viessman totaled 17 points Thursday night as the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons dropped a 72-61 decision to the Eldon Lady Mustangs.

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Russellville schools ranked among top state PLC programs

Russellville High School and Russellville Elementary/Middle School were were among 14 Missouri schools honored as Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools.

Lincoln women fall to Central Missouri

The Lincoln Blue Tigers women dropped a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball decision to Central Missouri on Wednesday night at Jason Gym.

Lincoln men fall to defending champs

In the men’s game, defending NCAA Division II national champion Central Missouri jumped out to a 37-18 halftime lead and defeated Lincoln 67-47.

Girls Basketball: Hickman 61, Jefferson City 46

Nicole Martin scored 15 points for Jefferson City on Tuesday, but the Lady Jays fell short in a 61-46 loss to the Hickman Kewpies.

Fatima girls down South Callaway

Fatima jumped out to a 27-point halftime lead on its way to a 61-28 win against South Callaway on Wednesday.

Mustain shines

MARYVILLE — Shelby Mustain of Northwest Missouri had a double-double Wednesday in the Bearcats’ 73-71 loss to Missouri Southern.

Our Opinion: Suggestions to help students manage stress

If you’re a student experiencing stress, you’re not alone, according to a new study.

Lincoln to host Central Missouri

The Lincoln men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Central Missouri today at Jason Gym.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia beats St. Elizabeth

ST. ELIZABETH — Orrie Patterson had a monster night for Tuscumbia on Tuesday, racking up 19 points and 18 rebounds as the Lions beat St. Elizabeth 59-38.

Boys Basketball: Eugene tops Fatima

Four Eagles reach double-digits

EUGENE — The Eugene Eagles put four players in double figures and captured an 85-77 win against the Fatima Comets on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Linn holds off Russellville

Opens game with 17-0 run

RUSSELLVILLE — The Linn Wildcats started the game on a 17-0 run, then held on for a 70-60 win against Russellville on Tuesday night.