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Pickin' pumpkins: Food, crafts and games held at Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

Published Oct. 15 2018

Malachi Cooper plopped down $10 and approached the Hang Time bar at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival on Sunday.

More than 450 take part in Walk to End Alzheimer's

Published Oct. 8 2018

Like many people at the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's for Jefferson City, the battle against the growing disease is...

Two mothers of veterans honored

Published Oct. 1 2018

Two area mothers whose sons made the ultimate sacrifice for their country were honored at a Gold Star Mother's Day...

People Helping Paws host fifth Caring for Critters event

Published Sep. 24 2018

People from around Mid-Missouri and beyond came out Sunday to support the efforts of People Helping Paws, a local animal...

Our Opinion: A quiet end of an era

Published Sep. 13 2018

The man who has worked downtown probably longer than anyone quietly closed his shop recently, ending his 64-year business.

Patriot Sunday honors first responders

Published Sep. 10 2018

The second annual Patriot Sunday featured a packed house of appreciative first responders who enjoyed a free chicken dinner along...

Appreciation event gives veterans a chance to socialize

Published Aug. 27 2018

Sunday's second annual Veterans Appreciation in the Park event was a chance for area veterans to eat and socialize, with...

Maus family descendants tour historical buildings

Published Aug. 20 2018

Descendants of Christopher Maus hold yearly family reunions in Mid-Missouri, but, until Sunday, they've never taken a tour of the...

Longtime tennis coach served with honors

Published Aug. 13 2018

If you've ever learned, practiced or competed in tennis in Jefferson City over the past four decades, there's a good...

Musical connection

Published Aug. 6 2018

People from throughout Mid-Missouri flocked to Memorial Park on Sunday for the 20th annual live music event that raises money...

Spotlight on speaking: Local youth step up to the mic

Published Jul. 30 2018

Eileen Shafer had her audience hooked throughout her humorous interpretation performance at Sunday's 4-H/FFA Public Speaking Contest at the University...

Grace, skill go into horse show

Published Jul. 23 2018

About 15 area youths put on a display of grace and skill with their horses Sunday at a little-known part...

Bluebird Conference attendees banding together

Published Jul. 16 2018

Hummingbirds stole the show Sunday morning on the last day of the Missouri Bluebird Conference.

U.S. Army celebrates 100th anniversary of the Army Warrant cohort

Published Jul. 9 2018

Military historian Jeremy Amick gave the keynote address at a Sunday ceremony marking 100 years of service from the Army's...

Fireworks business keeps on popping

Published Jul. 2 2018

In the 39 years Kurt Schlueter's family has owned and operated Jeff City Fireworks, some of the top-sellers haven't changed.

Sharing Native American culture through song, dance

Published Jun. 27 2018

As drums banged in the background, Ed Smith quietly put on his leggings, garters, drops and moccasins — traditional Osage...

20 veterans presented with 'most important' honor

Published Jun. 25 2018

Most of the veterans honored at Sunday's Quilts of Valor ceremony expressed their appreciation in a few simple words, some...

26 quilts to be auctioned during church's summer picnic

Published Jun. 18 2018

Last year, Patti Tappel and the other quilters at St. Margaret Church in Osage Bend created a handmade, patriotic quilt...

St. Thomas named Purple Heart City

Published Jun. 11 2018

Joseph Schmidt made the ultimate sacrifice for his country in May 1969, dying in combat in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Woolfolk: Community should help youth reach potential

Published Jun. 11 2018

New Lincoln University President Jerald Jones Woolfolk said Sunday it's important that we as a community "pull each other up"...