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Officials: Multipurpose building could serve citizens, draw tourists

As the Jefferson City Council considers whether to help fund a proposed multipurpose building, the facility’s purpose may have shifted somewhere between serving residents and attracting tourism.

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Day Care Center helps parents balance needs of job, kids

A Christmas Wish Part 5: Putting busy mom at ease

For Jenna Kelsey, the Jefferson City Day Care Center is what enables her go to work every day and not have to worry about her two daughters.

For nearly half-century, Jefferson City Day Care has nurtured children

The Jefferson City Day Care has sought to provide child care to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it for nearly 50 years.

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Christmas wishes fulfilled courtesy of the police

The toy aisles of Walmart Supercenter in eastern Jefferson City were filled with blue and gray uniforms, shopping carts and excited children Saturday morning.

Small business tax deduction extended

Extension could pay for new equipment, but time for decision will be short

The news many business owners have been waiting for has finally arrived, but now the benefits may be short-lived.

New JCPS superintendent discusses upcoming challenges

Jefferson City school board members hope hiring a new leader will allow the district to have a fresh — and less turbulent — start with parents, students and other patrons who had voiced complaints over problems with student discipline and teacher morale.

Russellville early grads begin college prep programs

While most high school seniors are immersed in their final year of activities and classes, a few students each year at Russellville High School choose to graduate in December.

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Eric Niemeyer — Helping conservation-minded landowners

As a private land conservationist, Eric Niemeyer works with landowners interested in improving habitat not only for quail, but for all of Missouri’s flora and fauna.

Lake group seeks to beautify US 54 interchange

Joe Roeger, Lake Area Chamber of Commerce board president, presented the idea to beautify intersections/overpasses along U.S. 54 through the city of Osage Beach, showing two design concepts.

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Dallmeyer Home evolves since first house in 1869

The Burkheads operate their accounting business out of what was once the home of a distinguished Jefferson City business man at 600 E. Capitol Ave. known as the Dallmeyer Home.

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Eldon’s Ministerial Alliance holds Tour of Churches

A spiritual Christmas experience captivated many people last Wednesday night when the Eldon Ministerial Alliance held its Tour of Churches.

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BizBeat: Rosewood Music expands to offer more lessons

Rosewood Music has been renovating its 222 W. Dunklin St. guitar shop since a pipe burst last February causing damage throughout the building. But the forced renovation also offered an opportunity to expand Rosewood’s space and lesson offerings.

BizBeat: 2 Broke Girls closes shop

Jefferson City resale shop 2 Broke Girls officially closed Dec. 14 with a final clearance sale.

BizBeat: KFC now JC’s Chicken

The former KFC restaurant in Jefferson City at 1923 Christy Drive has replaced its KFC-brand signage with a new sign marking the eatery as “JC’s Chicken.”

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for November 2014

Jefferson City inspected 35 food-service establishments during the month of November.

ABC 17 News wins November ratings race

KMIZ-TV won the 5-7 a.m. news, 5 p.m. news, 6 p.m. news, 9 p.m. news and 10 p.m. news in the key adult demographic of ages 25-54, and in household rating and share, according to the recently released November 2014 Nielsen ratings for the Columbia/Jefferson City market.

Area residents hurt in crashes

A Fulton man sustained injuries in a one-vehicle accident Friday in Callaway County.

6 MU fraternity members arrested over hazing

Police have arrested six University of Missouri-Columbia students on suspicion of hazing during a hide-and-seek style game.

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ABLE helps newcomer learn how to read English

A Christmas Wish Part 4: Learning language No. 5

English is Uwizeyimana Judith’s fifth language. And she’s been working with ABLE — the Adult Basic Literacy Education program — to learn how to read better in her newest tongue.

ABLE tutors help people learn to read

Private sessions fit the student's schedule

With so much debate about education these days, it may be hard to believe some adults still don’t know how to read. That’s where ABLE comes in.