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Digging into our buried past

Nancy Thompson wander old cemeteries and earns genealogists' undying gratitude

Buried and hidden history have a defender in Nancy Thompson.

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Deraps 5K earns funds for 7th year of college scholarships

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.

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From rough to ready for living

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.

First of the Art Stroll series is May 8

Jefferson Citians will have a chance to explore their cultural side with the second annual Friday Arts Stroll series.

5K run/walk set to benefit Pregnancy Help Center

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.

Battle of Brews to raise funds for 3 agencies

A Battle of the Brews has been scheduled for May 15 at Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds, with proceeds to benefit three Central Missouri organizations.

Evening at Amphitheater slated

Jefferson City Parks and Recreation is sponsoring an Evening at the Amphitheater at 6 p.m. May 15 at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park Amphitheater.

Two Jefferson City clubs receive donations

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.

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JC school board looking at options to address overcrowding

‘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.

TRIP report outlines need for more transportation funding

‘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.

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Officials: Budget cuts continue to affect public works department

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.

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‘With Caleb, what you see is what you get’

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.

State Sen. Mike Parson launches ‘positive’ campaign for governor

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.

Healing House to open for women coming out of recovering program, prison

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.

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Bryan Wolford — Assistant city attorney familiar with the Capital City

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.

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BizBeat: Sam’s Club announces tentative July 23 opening

Sam’s Club is tentatively set to open its Jefferson City store July 23.

BizBeat: Shrunken Head under new ownership

Popular Jefferson City nightlife spot Shrunken Head Tropic Lounge is under a new head when it comes to ownership.

BizBeat: Hot Spot diversifies with convenience store

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.

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Camdenton residents discuss 20-year city plan

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?”

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Classic, custom cars cruise into Lake Ozark

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.