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Angie Hutschrieder

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Crowds enjoy Jefferson City festivals

Multicultural Fall Festival, HarvestFest hit downtown

A large pumpkin looked down on High Street and hundreds, if not thousands, of people made crafts and toured the Governor’s Mansion.

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Adventurous fundraiser for Special Olympics spends second year in capital

As music on the loud speaker and the cheers from below encouraged the participants at Special Olympics Missouri’s Over the Edge event Saturday, nearly 45 people went “Over The Edge” for the Central Area Special Olympics.

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Neighborhood offers fun, food, fast dogs at Oktoberfest

Artisans sold their handmade wares, and grapes were stomped in a variety of contests as hundreds, if not thousands, of people filled the streets of Jefferson City’s Munichburg area for the annual Oktoberfest, which celebrates the area’s rich German heritage.

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MSP all fun and games

The cold snap in Jefferson City's weather did not dampen the weekend’s events at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

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Kimberly Rodriguez, working to make Blair Oaks even better

As principal at Blair Oaks Elementary School, Kimberly Rodriguez now bleeds green.

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Fundraising dance will help local performer

Tribute to B.J. Davis

B.J. Davis is known for helping others by using his comedy and musical talents for fundraisers.

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Library board OKs miniscule levy hike

The Jefferson City/Cole County Library Board voted Tuesday to set its tax levy at 19.84 cents.

Program helps develop nursing assistants

Not many employers are given the chance to help fully fund their employees’ continuing education, while still allowing the employee to work a varied schedule, attend classes and complete training.

Rachel Hahn: Keeping watch for disease outbreaks

A lot of what Rachael Hahn does is plan for future events, that most people hope will never really happen.

Three teens’ campaign nets 1,300 books

Looking to her future, Jordan Bray was online looking for scholarships for college when she stumbled across the Epic Book Drive Challenge on

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YMCA program helps teens prepare for future jobs

While many of their peers spent the summer at sports camps, hanging out at home and playing video games, Eli Raithel and Kirsten Schwandtner were among 20 teens who were counselors in training, or CITs, with the Jefferson City Area YMCA’s summer camps.

MRRL library levy increase rejected

Director: Patrons won’t notice any changes until 2013

A proposed 10-cent levy increase for Missouri River Regional Library failed Tuesday in both Cole and Osage counties.

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Missouri River Regional Library seeks 10-cent levy increase

Ballot issue would raise levy 50 percent, bringing in $1.5 million a year

The Missouri River Regional Library is asking voters Tuesday to increase its revenue budget by nearly 50 percent to maintain staffing and services, as well as address building maintenance needs and add new programs.

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Group sends boxes of appreciation to troops

Sixty boxes, stuffed with thanks, appreciation and love, were stacked along a 10-foot table, as volunteers gathered a few feet away, writing letters and addressing Customs forms.

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Royal opening for county fair

The 35 participants in Monday night’s Little Mr. and Miss Cole County are the cutest at the fair all week.

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Four months abroad whets Samantha Kempker’s appetite for travel

She is a country girl at heart.

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Snapshot: Jamie Reed, veterans service officer

Jamie Reed loves reaching out to veterans and helping connect them with the veterans service officer within the Missouri Veterans Commission.

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Gary Sinise appears at fundraiser for injured veteran

It was a night that will always be remembered in Mid-Missouri. On Friday night, thousands of people gathered for what organizers called “Tylerstock.”

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Teen’s idea leads to Fit Kids Camp

Camp at Boys and Girls Club this summer was all about lifestyle changes.

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Dropoff inspires kids to be active

It may be hot, but the lunches are cold, and the exercise is all about fun.

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Sinise offers benefit concert

Long before he was Forrest Gump’s Lt. Dan, Detective Mac Taylor or even Harry Truman, Gary Sinise was a musician who loved playing the bass.

Capital arts event offers creative outlet

Organizers at Capital Arts hope fun and art will be synonymous at their first Family Fun Day at Capital Arts from 1-4 p.m. today.

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Cyclist hopes to help at-risk kids

In Idaho, it was a bull.

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Work begins on new St. Mary’s

The new St. Mary’s Health Center is one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Smart home for wounded veteran ahead of schedule

The summer heat may have some construction crews working shorter days, but work on a new home for veteran Cpl. Tyler Huffman’s is in full force.

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31 companies kick off United Way campaigns

The annual United Way of Central Missouri’s Pacesetter campaign has begun.

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Annual Mansion classes for youths include texting etiquette

This year’s Manners at the Mansion drew 88 youngsters, who learned the finer points of dining etiquette as well as mobile device manners.

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Missouri River Freedom Race goes on despite heat, rain

The heat and low river levels may have slowed participants’ finishing times in the first-ever Missouri River Freedom Race, but more than 100 still competed in the 63-mile race that started in Lamine and ended in Jefferson City.

Snapshot: Tricia Nilges, Cole County Health Department

Tricia Nilges, a licensed and registered dietitian for the Cole County Health Department, spends her days as the nutrition coordinator, making sure the 1,800 WIC participants each month in Cole County have access to nutrition counseling.

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Kyle Trimble knew early Jefferson City and the family funeral home were his future

Jefferson City is where Kyle Trimble wants to be.

Blair Oaks to repay Career Ladder funds

The Blair Oaks School District has self-reported and repaid $24,800 in state funding because required teacher evaluations were either not done or were missing.

Adults to pedal Big Wheels as fundraiser

Adults in child-sized Big Wheels will add a unique flair to Thursday Night Live.

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8 honored with lifesaver awards

When Skylar Lewis took a CPR class at Calvary Lutheran High School, he never expected to use those skills, much less receive a Youth Lifesaver Award.

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Alberta Mobley: Giving library patrons some lessons in yoga

While she loves the library and finds herself checking out numerous books each week, Alberta Mobley also loves that the library is a place that she can volunteer her time as a yoga instructor, bringing the benefits of yoga to community members for free.

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Food, wine sampling to benefit Boys & Girls Club

For the first time, Jefferson City area residents will be able to fill their stomachs with food from 19 area chefs, taste gourmet wine and a unique selection of beers, and raise money to help local youths attend after-school programs with the Boys & Girls Club.

Hand-foot-mouth disease on the rise

Hand-foot-mouth disease is on the rise in Central Missouri.

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Medical professional returns from duty

Within moments of walking back into the doors at Jefferson City Medical Group, Tim Garvey was once again visiting with cardiac patients just as he did a year ago, before he was deployed to Afghanistan.

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Relay for Life offers hope for patients, families

“I am hope.” The message was simple, and visible on the backs of hundreds of purple survivor shirts and was repeated throughout the opening ceremony for the 16th annual Relay for Life, which began 6 p.m. Friday and continue until 6 this morning.

Blair Oaks pays outgoing principal for summer school

Blair Oaks School District has paid its outgoing elementary school principal $4,000 for summer school courses she won’t be overseeing.

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Library launches summer reading program on Friday

As activities and the temperature heat up during the summer months, the library either becomes a place people and families frequent or rarely find themselves.

Bond forged by soldiers in World War II continues today

Families bound by military service

Bonds formed in the midst of a war decades ago has spanned generations, forming connections between people hundred of miles apart who only recently met.

State DeMolay conclave taking place in Capital City

The bonds of brotherhood and fraternity will be a little stronger at the end of this Memorial Day weekend. For the 39th year, the Missouri DeMolay is holding its annual conclave at Capitol Plaza Hotel and other locations around Jefferson City.

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Shelter, pilots team up to find pets homes

Amelia the dog now has a new home, and it’s far from her California, Mo., roots.

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Two women honored with achievement award

Laurel Kramer and Jahnae Barnett were given the Zonta Women of Achievement awards at the Zonta Yellow Rose Luncheon on Tuesday.

Auxiliary donates $100,000 for cancer screening program

Partners Auxiliary donated $100,000 to Capital Region Medical Center to be used in a new lung cancer screening the hospital will begin June 6.

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United Way sets 2012 goals

It was a busy morning for the United Way of Central Missouri on Monday.

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Roy Tuua takes the reins in fight against cancer

When Roy Tuua first walked a track in support of Relay for Life, he did it hoping to prevent anyone else from experiencing the pain and devastation cancer can bring a family.

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Mike Washburn: A librarian with little book work

Mike Washburn is a librarian unlike what many people consider to be a typical librarian.

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Construction begins for wounded soldier's home

Operation Tyler, the local campaign to build a home for a severely wounded Mid-Missouri veteran and his family, has now officially gone from the fundraising and planning stage to the construction phase.

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Special Learning Center celebrates graduation

For the 26 children who graduated from the Special Learning Center on Thursday, it was more than a rite of passage — it was the celebration of accomplished goals and hard work.