Nancy Thompson wander old cemeteries and earns genealogists' undying gratitude
Buried and hidden history have a defender in Nancy Thompson.
The Deraps family held their seventh annual L.Cpl. Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Walk/Run/Ride Saturday morning, raising money to help local high school students pay for college. So far, they’ve raised more than $30,000 for 25 to 30 students in the last seven years according to Dale Deraps, Leon Deraps’ father.
Andrew and Katherine Sartorius were wide-eyed upon entering the old Exchange Bank on downtown High Street Sunday, as part of the annual “Hidden Spaces, Secret Places” tour.
Jefferson Citians will have a chance to explore their cultural side with the second annual Friday Arts Stroll series.
The third annual Save A Baby 5K Walk/Run to support the Pregnancy Help Center will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in Jefferson City at the Memorial Park pavilion, 111 Memorial Park Drive.
A Battle of the Brews has been scheduled for May 15 at Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds, with proceeds to benefit three Central Missouri organizations.
Jefferson City Parks and Recreation is sponsoring an Evening at the Amphitheater at 6 p.m. May 15 at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park Amphitheater.
U.S. Cellular donated funds to the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City and the Cole County 4-H Club in Jefferson City for science, technology, engineering and math programming.
‘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.