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Lincoln University kicks off Juneteenth celebration, reminding progress is born from struggle

Published Jun. 10 2019

A Lincoln University dean spoke at a Juneteenth kick-off event Sunday, telling the audience the struggle for equality requires the...

Local musicians came together to raise funds for tornado victims

Published Jun. 3 2019

More than 15 local musicians banded together Sunday to raise money for those affected by the recent tornado, and to...

13 grave markers were dedicated Sunday for Civil War soldiers at Old City-Woodland Cemetery

Published Jun. 3 2019

About 18 people attended a Sunday ceremony at Old City-Woodland Cemetery to dedicate grave markers for 13 previously unidentified Civil...

Helias Catholic High School embraces new tradition for graduation

Published May. 20 2019

Patricia Seifert told the Helias Catholic High School Class of 2019 that while they have goals for the future, they...

Former Lighthouse graduate gives commencement speech

Published May. 13 2019

A 2015 Lighthouse Preparatory Academy graduate gave the commencement speech for the school's 13 high school graduates on Sunday, telling...

Our Opinion: Margaret Romph's inspiration will live on

Published May. 8 2019

It was a hot August day in 2012 when I first met Margaret Romph.I was performing a magic/juggling show for...

Additional entertainment added to Porchfest JCMO

Published May. 6 2019

In its second year, an expanded Porchfest JCMO attracted people from the neighborhood, city and even a few people from...

Close to 100 prospective Jefferson City High School graduates attend baccalaureate service

Published May. 6 2019

If there's anything needed in our world, nation and community, it's leadership.

Jefferson City cleaning continues with Mission JC

Published Apr. 29 2019

To passers-by, Mary Wood may have appeared to be just someone picking weeds Sunday.

Sunrise service sees nearly 100 attendees in governor's gardens

Published Apr. 22 2019

About 100 people celebrated Easter as the sun rose Sunday at a worship service in the governor's gardens.

2 dozen attend monthly Community Call to Prayer for America

Published Apr. 8 2019

Nearly two dozen people came to the Capitol Rotunda Sunday to pray at the monthly Community Call to Prayer for...

Dancers share love of dancing during Contra Dance weekend

Published Apr. 1 2019

Several dozen dancers from around the Midwest came to Jefferson City this weekend to share their love of traditional dancing.

Mid-Missouri princesses gather for pampering

Published Mar. 25 2019

Princesses from across the Mid-Missouri area gathered for two hours of pampering Sunday for a good cause.

HCJ speaker gives insight about those buried in Woodland-Old City Cemetery

Published Mar. 18 2019

Nancy Thompson spoke to Historic City of Jefferson members Sunday about some of the people buried at the Woodland-Old City...

Jefferson City Parks camp to give youth hands-on experience in filmmaking

Published Mar. 11 2019

The Film Academy will be one of four Showdown Performing Arts Program camps this summer offered by the Jefferson City...

Sunday's wintry blast sees canceled services, events

Published Mar. 4 2019

Another — and what many hope is a final — wintry blast hit Jefferson City early Sunday morning, blanketing the...

Brandi Rackers' art gains accolades at Show-Me Art Exhibition

Published Feb. 25 2019

When local artist and art teacher Brandi Rackers heard she won the top award at this year's Show-Me Art Exhibition,...

Capitol City Cinema presents animated short films, the live-action shorts

Published Feb. 18 2019

Several moviegoers at Capitol City Cinema watching Oscar-nominated films Sunday agreed that short films shouldn't get shorted during this year's...

More than 100 gather to view 1904 time capsule contents

Published Feb. 11 2019

More than 100 people eagerly streamed into Avenue HQ on Sunday to be among the first to get a close-up...

Youths compete for chance to move on in basketball competition

Published Jan. 28 2019

Two years ago, Jackson Bailey won his division of the local NBA Skills Challenge, and went on to place second...