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JCHS students cut rug with local seniors at ‘prom’

Local elderly folks kicked up their heels to live jazz music Saturday night during the 10th Annual Senior Citizen prom hosted by the Jefferson City High School Student Council.

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Revitalized spaces

10 sites on annual downtown tour of hidden, secret opportunities

It was “out with the old and in with the new” for many of the locations on this year’s Hidden Spaces Secret Places tour.

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Case for victim rights

U.S. Justice Department honors Missouri victim advocate

Kim Case was 19 when a man grabbed her from her driveway.

Local artists’ studios open for viewing for fundraiser

Five studios at three locations — in addition to several featured artists — will be open for viewing with live music, refreshments and beautiful artwork from 1-5 p.m. May 8.

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Authorities seeking public’s help in homicide investigation

On Sunday, authorities with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office contacted local media requesting the public’s help in their investigation of the disappearance of George B. Webb of Macks Creek.

The Links, Inc., launches new chapter

Central Missouri now has its own chapter of The Links, Incorporated — one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer-service organizations, created primarily to serve the African-American community.

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First of its kind golf center opens in Jefferson City

Flat course offers handicap accessibility for golfers

Mostly cloudy skies and wet grounds greeted the nearly 200 people who came to Saturday’s grand opening of the new, handicap-accessible Ken Lanning Golf Center.

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Cole County Youth Day allows middle schoolers to address concerns

Saturday, more than two dozen young people went to Lincoln University for the first Cole County Youth Day.

$20,000 spent promoting Cole County sales tax

Meanwhile, Jefferson City council candidates report their campaign expenditures

Nearly $20,000 was spent promoting the renewal of the Cole County half-cent capital improvement sales tax, which was approved last month by almost 80 percent of voters.

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Jefferson City woman overcomes loss of vision, earns high school diploma

A world devoid of details

Megan Crannick’s world has been devoid of details for nearly six years. In high school, her vision started to fail, and the headaches were so excruciating she couldn’t focus in class.

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Getting rid of the leftovers after bulky trash pickup

The annual spring citywide bulky pickup has ended, but not everything has been picked up from the curbs.

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Blind runner includes Mid-Missouri in solo run from L.A. to Boston

Jason Romero, of Denver, is running to provide some education — to help people understand “blind people are capable of anything, if just given the chance.”

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A new standard in learning for Missouri students

New K-12 standards include change to when state history is taught, addition of cursive writing

Now that the Missouri Learning Standards have been stripped from the Common Core label, they’ve been well received by the public even though they aren’t drastically different.

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Historic Preservation chairman eyeing MSP as key to Jefferson City history

Like losing the World War II veterans, losing connections to Jefferson City’s history is just as concerning, said Art Hernandez, chairman of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission.

Lincoln Faculty Senate seeks pay raises, course changes

Lincoln University’s Faculty Senate did more last Thursday than discuss disagreements with the provost’s office over proposed operations changes.

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Jefferson City woman wins Apple Festival logo contest

Jefferson City resident Shelby Patterson took first place in the 2016 Olde Tyme Apple Festival Logo Contest.

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BizBeat: New entertainment, event venue open on Industrial

Jefferson City has a new option for venues to host weddings, meetings and events in Windstone Entertainment.

BizBeat: Scene One preparing for new location

When Scene One crew members set up for the East High Street black-box theater’s production of “Talking Things Over with Chekhov” at May 12, it will be for the last time.

BizBeat: Five Below to open Friday

National chain Five Below is set to open its Jefferson City store Friday.

Missouri Democrats see scant progress on police oversight

Taped on the office door of Rep. Brandon Ellington, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, is a cutout of the House public safety chairman's smiling face, topped with the words "This is what bigotry looks like!"