‘We’re completely out of space’
Jefferson City’s schools are “completely out of space” and it’s time to start looking for ways to expand facilities to meet the demands of growing class sizes, the district’s chief financial officer told the Board of Education last week.
‘Prosperity’ group opposes tax increase
A report released Thursday outlines numerous reasons for Missourians to support increasing the money available for building and maintaining the state’s highway system. But Americans For Prosperity-Missouri (AFP) says a proposed tax increase is a “big government solution” when the Legislature should have looked for other options.
While Jefferson City has seen its borders grow in the last 65 years, the Public Works Department staff has shrunk, leaving limited resources to handle the increased workload.
In his third term, Mid-Missouri legislator has established himself as a vocal presence
With the picture book “Duck for President” under his arm and a bag of lollipops hidden in his briefcase, Caleb Jones waits to be introduced as a mystery reader for a Friday assembly at Rock Bridge Elementary School in Columbia.
Pledging to run a “positive” campaign, Mike Parson — a second-term state senator, former three-term state representative and former Polk County sheriff — last week became the third Republican officially to declare as a candidate in the 2016 governor’s race.
The Healing House in Jefferson City, which will welcome its first residents this month, will host an open house for the community from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at 1418 West Main St.
Bryan Wolford began his job as assistant city attorney for Jefferson City a month ago and even though he’s been on the job a short time he’s very familiar with the city.
Sam’s Club is tentatively set to open its Jefferson City store July 23.
Popular Jefferson City nightlife spot Shrunken Head Tropic Lounge is under a new head when it comes to ownership.
Hot Spot Tanning & Hardware in Holts Summit dropped the video-rental portion of its business in April, but this month the business will replace it something new.
Adorning Post-it notes around a public meeting in Camdenton, words like eclectic, growing, home, opportunity and possibilities answered one question: “What is the one word that you would use to describe our community?”
Event continues today
Mean machines, classic coupes, hot rods and other vehicles cruised Friday into the annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals for the three-day festival on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark.
Lawson Elementary captured overall team honors Saturday at the 66th Annual Little Olympics held at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City.
The Helias Crusaders went 2-0 on Saturday, posting victories against Parkway South and Nixa.
The Blair Oaks Falcons won two games Saturday, blanking South Callaway 4-0 and topping Iberia 5-1.
After ending its seven-game losing streak Friday night, the Indians blanked the Missouri Military Academy 11-0 Saturday morning to put them in position to win the Russellville Round Robin Tournament.
Helias falls to Waukee
The Jefferson City Lady Jays captured a 6-2 victory against the Liberty Jays in the fifth-place game in the Heartland Lodge bracket of the Tournament of Champions. In the seventh-place game, the Helias Lady Crusaders dropped a 5-0 decision to Waukee.
In Jefferson City
Jefferson City issued 47 building permits during April 2015.
Helias Catholic High School is holding its junior/senior prom today at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.
The Jefferson City High School Marcullus Court coronation was Friday in the school’s gymnasium. A dance is scheduled May 9 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.