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Bringing ‘good vibes’

Organizer pleased with first-time dance music event, hoped for larger attendance

The local man behind a first-of-a-kind dance music festival in Jefferson City over the weekend said the event was “awesome” despite a lower-than-expected turnout.

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McCarty Street home a total loss after Sunday morning fire

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

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A soldier’s pedigree

Son of WWI veteran serves in Europe and Pacific during WWII

The First World War mushroomed into a major overseas commitment for the United States, leading to the implementation of the Selective Service Act in 1917, which resulted in 2.8 million men being drafted into military service.

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Long-time teacher continues work at Helias

Before this school year began, Brother Steven Schonhoff had been teaching sophomore English as well as religion classes at Helias Catholic High School for more than 20 years.

Memorial wall volunteers needed

Volunteers and sponsors are needed Sept. 24-28 to support the visit by the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall to Missouri's Capitol.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Ask a Master Gardener: From a tree disease to crabgrass and shade planting tips

Q. There is black, sticky stuff dripping off of my magnolia tree onto plants underneath, and it attracts bees and wasps. It looks like the tree might have a disease where this stuff is coming from. What is it, and what should I do?

July 2015 home sales statistics

Residential properties in the Jefferson City area and across Missouri sold faster and for higher prices in July 2015 than a year earlier.

Advice on shopping for rental properties

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Finding an apartment, home or vacation property to rent can be frustrating — some places are too small, others are too expensive, and the right one may no longer be available.

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