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Book tells story of boy in fountain

Writer Ross Malone’s inspiration for his latest book stems from his former teaching days in Union, when he would treat his students to an annual field trip to the Capital City.

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Monster dreams come true

As a teenager, Gene Patterson found his life’s ambition.

Annual Easter egg hunt set Saturday

The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by Jefferson City Parks and Recreation is slated for Saturday in Memorial Park.

Tort reform stalls in Missouri Senate

After Supreme Court rejected the 2005 limits, lawmakers resume debate over damage caps

Missouri senators spent more than six hours last week debating the need for limiting the damages someone can win in a malpractice lawsuit. But they didn’t reach an answer.

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New season starts for Golden Hammer Awards

Seven years ago, the Historic City of Jefferson introduced the Golden Hammer Award to promote private ventures to preserve the city historic architecture and neighborhoods.

Diaper shortages create hardship, health problems

Disposable diaper shortages among needy families are harming infants and their parents, according to health care providers and advocates for the poor.

Eldon eases rules on food vendors

Nearly seven months after Jennifer Neal of Andy’s Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que asked the Eldon Board of Aldermen for a way to move her family’s business back to Eldon, the board has revised its ordinance regarding mobile food vendors.

Council: Shelve conference center idea for now

Several council members ask if there’s better use for lodging tax fund

After last week’s vote by the Jefferson City Council to reject two proposals for a proposed conference center, some council members are questioning whether there isn’t a better use for the lodging tax funds.

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Mansion hosts Easter egg hunt

Whether it was to hunt for eggs or visit the Easter bunny, families gathered at the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday for the annual Easter celebration on the grounds.

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Egg-stravaganza kicks off slew of holiday activities

At the Lake of the Ozarks

At Lake of the Ozarks, residents and visitors can partake in community Easter egg hunts, enjoy family reunions at top resorts for Easter brunch, and have a slew of wonderful churches to celebrate the holiday.

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Cole County’s jail has been in six locations

Staff piecing together history of sheriff’s department

The first four Cole County Jails have been cleared away, just as the fifth site soon may be.

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Battle plan to save Missouri military history

Museum amassing pieces of Missouri’s memorabilia

The Missouri Museum of Military History has been filled in the last 25 years by items recovered by the Missouri Society for Military History or donated by the owners.

Voters approve tax increase for Moreau Fire Protection District

Last week, voters in Miller, Morgan and Moniteau counties approved a tax increase from a maximum of 30 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to a maximum of 55 cents on real estate within the Moreau Fire Protection District.

Rollover crash injures four

Four people were hurt Saturday when a car ran off the roadway in a Jefferson City park and rolled over.

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St. Mary’s, JCMG opening Cancer Center

One-stop shop for cancer patients opens Monday

St. Mary’s Cancer Center at JCMG (Jefferson City Medical Group) will open its doors to cancer patients Monday.

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Rachel Bauer - Keeping the House running smoothly

Rachel Bauer loves that her job as chief of staff for Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins allows her to be on the inside track of what’s going on at the Capitol.

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BizBeat: Southbank to offer milk paints

Got milk? Southbank does — in paint form. The local shop will soon be selling milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed.

BizBeat: Locals team up to offer BoxDrops by SJP

Jefferson City natives Sarah Jane Shorthose and Elizabeth VanHoutan recently launched a national company highlighting their separate talents.

Criminal code bill boosts penalty for child crimes

People who commit crimes against children could face longer prison sentences as a result of legislation that reorganizes Missouri's criminal laws and has passed in both the House and Senate.

Competing voting plans could appear on Mo. ballot

An early voting initiative petition is prompting a Missouri lawmaker to propose another version that could lead to voters deciding between competing plans.