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From the Stacks: ‘Wild’ author’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ anthologizes advice column for life

Before Cheryl Strayed became a household name from the tremendous success of her memoir, “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” she was the anonymous advice columnist, “Dear Sugar,” on

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Lockwood's announcement made amid tensions between commission, staff

Plan to retire comes as multipurpose project gears up

Bill Lockwood, who has served as director of the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, has announced his retirement date, all while the department tries to complete one of its biggest projects.

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Jefferson City girl creates award-winning board game

Kaitlyn Chiles, an 11-year-old Jefferson City girl, has accomplished something rare at any age: She’s created an award-winning board game.

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Faith-based program aims to heal, provide mentorship to women

Sundi Jo Graham established Esther’s House of Redemption in 2013, filing for non profit organization status. Through the organization, she connects with women in need and mentors them.

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Patrol seeking people wanting to learn more about operations

Friday is the deadline to apply for this year’s Missouri Highway Patrol “Community Alliance Program.” Every two years, the Patrol’s Troop F offers a six-week class for Mid-Missourians to learn about the patrol’s operations.

Jefferson City Council changes 2016 draft budget

For the past month, members of the Jefferson City Council have discussed, debated and changed the draft 2016 budget presented by Mayor Carrie Tergin at the end of July.

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Historic High Point store to close

Mary Dillner grew up 5 miles from High Point and remembers bringing horses to town with her father to be shod at the blacksmith’s shop. While they would wait, Dillner remembers visiting the Tising Store.

BizBeat: Villa Marie debuts memory care community

Villa Marie skilled nursing facility recently added The Cottages, a separate memory care facility with a focus on activities-based care for patients with dementia.

BizBeat: Seasonal costume store is new mall haunt

Capital Mall is ready for the Halloween enthusiasts of Jefferson City who start preparations early, as seasonal costume store Spirit Halloween opened last week.

Labor groups join fight over right-to-work

When it comes to a discussion about right-to-work, and whether Missouri should adopt that idea as its labor policy, you can expect organized labor and the group Americans for Prosperity to be on clearly opposite sides of the debate.

Sweep for Lady Crusaders in volleyball

The Helias volleyball teams went 6-0 in matches Saturday with Kickapoo and Republic at Kickapoo.

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Making a day, or weekend, of it

Don’t let the family fun fade in busy times of year

Here’s a glimpse at a few family-friendly travel destinations just far enough away to feel like a vacation but within a four-hour drive of Jefferson City, making a perfect afternoon or weekend getaway.

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After 100-plus years of Masses, Immaculate Conception Church named a Landmark

A close-knit, growing congregation

Inside a small house at the corner of then-U.S. 50 and Clark Avenue in Jefferson City, a new Catholic parish celebrated its first Mass the last Sunday in July 1913.

Press Box: Sports world shows things aren’t always so clear-cut

News Tribune Sports Commentary

The past seven days have been interesting in regard to foresight, with two sports helping illustrate the point.

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Family seeks answers in East St. Louis strip club killing

In the nearly six years since a southern Illinois man died in an East St. Louis strip club parking lot after being run over by a bouncer's pickup truck, court hearings for a reckless homicide charge have been postponed 16 times and the case is on its sixth judge — one of whom is in federal prison.

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Donald Trump courts tea party voters in Nashville

Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday.

Helias softball wins Battle Tourney

The Helias Lady Crusaders captured the title in the Battle Tournament with a pair of victories Saturday.

Prep Softball: Blair Oaks JV goes 2-0

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons junior varsity squad defeated Jefferson City and Helias by a combined score of 33-5 on Saturday.

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Jefferson City firefighters battle house blaze

Jefferson City firefighters responded early this morning to attack a fire in a two-story house at 1207 E. McCarty St.

Boys Soccer: Helias at Classic

The Helias Crusaders finished 1-2 in action Friday and Saturday at the Midwest Classic.


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