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More than a fair exchange

Cultural differences benefit exchange students as much as their studies

She may technically be a junior, but Anja Krupchenko is an elite student.

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Mid-Missourians pay homage on Memorial Day

For nearly an hour Monday morning, a crowd of more than 200 people at Jefferson City’s National Cemetery watched and listened quietly as family members, friends and fellow veterans honored the lives of 130 military veterans who died in the past year.

Suspect sought in weekend robbery of Bee Line Snack Shop

Jefferson City police are seeking an unknown suspect who robbed Bee Line Snack Shop of an undisclosed amount of money Saturday night.

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Helias graduates told to 'live for others'

160 students pick up diplomas on Sunday

At Helias Catholic High School’s graduation Mass on Sunday, the Rev. Nicholas Reid told the school’s 160 graduates that the point of their lives is to live for others.

School district seeks to recruit minority employees

Like the rest of the state, Jefferson City’s school district has struggled to recruit minority employees.

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JCPD struggles to attract diverse applicants

The Jefferson City Police Department does not believe its staff reflects the diversity of the community, but officials are struggling to attract more minorities to the profession.

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Come see Charlie in ‘Flowers for Algernon’

The latest production for Scene One Theatre is the drama “ Flowers for Algernon.”

Character program honors local schools

Jefferson City Public Schools’ Southwest Early Childhood Center (SWECC) was selected as a National School of Character by (formerly the Character Education Partnership) in Washington, D.C., a national character education advocate.

Memorial Day Holiday closings

Because of today’s Memorial Day holiday, federal, state, county and city offices will be closed except for emergency services, such as law enforcement and fire protection.

Classes on tap at farmers market

A variety of classes surrounding plants and gardens will be offered at the Lincoln University Extension Farmers Markets at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning June 6.

Jefferson City police seeking armed robbery suspect

Jefferson City police are seeking a man accused of armed robbery at a convenience store on Saturday night.

Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers

Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week.

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Jefferson City Council to eye staffing in ‘16 budget

Needs, priorities will be tied to expected level of service

The Jefferson City Council will face tough decisions in the 2016 budget, as staffing and equipment needs outpace revenue projections.

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Calvary Lutheran graduates encouraged to be ‘the light of the world’

19 students earn diplomas

“A class of firsts,” the 19 students who graduated Saturday from Calvary Lutheran High School became the first graduating class to spend all four years in the school’s new facility on Route B.

Jefferson City honors the fallen in Memorial Day events

The memory of fallen veterans is a key part of Monday’s Jefferson City Veterans Council service at the National Cemetery, on East Miller at Locust Street.

Interns program to be studied for possible improvements

They’ve come to Missouri's Capitol for years. But events of the past couple weeks have put the legislative interns program in a spotlight few wanted to see or experience.

Firm hired to conduct Lake Area housing study

Funding task force to help raise $30,000 for study

With a firm recently hired to complete its housing study, Lake of the Ozarks Economic Development Council (LOREDC) is now moving forward with efforts to raise approximately $30,000.

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Joseph Simmons — State Employee of the Month

In the face of a dangerous situation, Security Officer Joseph Simmons performed his duties exemplarily.

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BizBeat: Dulle-Trimble plans for crematory to be operational in July

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home made a significant step this week toward opening Cole County’s only cremation center — bringing in the 31,000-pound cremation unit itself.

BizBeat: Centertown Antiques to close in June

Centertown Antiques will close shop this summer after five years in business. The store's last day of operation will be June 30.