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Historically Yours: Dred Scott, America's most famous slave

Published Dec. 18 2018

In 1857, Dred Scott was the most famous slave in America. He hadn't been seeking notoriety, just freedom for himself...

For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugee

Published Dec. 17 2018

BOSTON (AP) — A once-run-down historic home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch...

Not into bingo, 84-year-old woman earns college degree

Published Dec. 17 2018

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — After raising five children and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn't...

On Display: Rackers provides art connecting actions and place

Published Dec. 16 2018

This week's featured artist is Jefferson City Art Club member and artist Brandi Rackers.She was born in Jefferson City and...

Ornaments from first candlelight tour on display

Published Dec. 16 2018

Crocheted snowflakes and bulbs, hand-painted sand dollars and Victorian cornucopias fill The DeLong Room of the Cole County Historical Society...

Amaryllis: A showstopping holiday bloomer

Published Dec. 16 2018

Amaryllis is the perfect last-minute gift for young and old, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein said.

'Dumplin'' is a must-read, especially for teen girls

Published Dec. 16 2018

Many of us had a dreaded nickname in our childhoods. Whether it was bestowed upon you by a parent, sibling...

Mistletoe's rich history

Published Dec. 16 2018

The holiday season is filled with traditions and customs involving plants, notes University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.

In Iceland, 13 'Yule Lads' come to town to herald Christmas

Published Dec. 13 2018

MYVATN, Iceland (AP) — The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall...

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

Published Dec. 11 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — City frogs and rainforest frogs don't sing the same tune, researchers have found.

Historically Yours: Clara Hoffman's White Ribbon army

Published Dec. 11 2018

Clara Cleghorn was born Jan. 18, 1831, in De Kalb, New York, the 11th of 13 children of Scotch parents.

'Spinning Silver' makes for a great fairy tale for adults

Published Dec. 9 2018

Naomi Novik's book, "Spinning Silver," is a fairy tale for adults with lots to recommend.The tale starts as Miryem watches...

On Display: Meet featured artist Shane Slouha

Published Dec. 9 2018

This week's featured artist is Jefferson City Art Club member Shane Slouha, who designs and makes jewelry.

Historical keepsake ornaments on sale

Published Dec. 9 2018

The Cole County Historical Society is still selling its Christmas tree ornaments, featuring the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce as...

Historically Yours: Valentine Tapley's 50-year protest of Lincoln

Published Dec. 4 2018

It has been 158 years since Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States. The nation was divided and...