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The last class

Published Jul. 25 2016

It was the year Elvis Presley released "Heartbreak Hotel," the first of his 170 hit singles. Boxer Rocky Marciano retired...

Forum shows divide between Cole County Commission candidates

Published Jul. 20 2016

Cole County's two Western District commissioner candidates differed at a Tuesday forum on several issues, including whether the county should...

Having the blues can be a good thing

Published Jul. 18 2016

MO Blues spent Sunday singing the blues — hopefully all the way to the bank.

Labor for thy neighbor

Published Jul. 18 2016

The sight at Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) on Sunday looked a little reminiscent of an Amish...

Prayers for peace, officers

Published Jul. 11 2016

After a week of violence across the nation, hundreds of Jefferson City-area residents gathered to pray for those in law...

Soggy weather plagues Salute instead of heat

Published Jul. 5 2016

On the eve of the main day of Jefferson City's premier annual festival, the carnival on Capitol Avenue was a...

Crystal Tellman takes helm of Downtown Jefferson City

Published Jun. 30 2016

Starting Friday, Hawthorn Bank's Crystal Tellman will replace Stephanie Bell as president of Downtown Jefferson City, saying she wants to...

Project Jump Start expected to help new Lincoln freshmen

Published Jun. 29 2016

A new Lincoln University summer program is designed to ease the transition from high school to college for incoming freshmen.

Threat of rain no damper on garden tour

Published Jun. 27 2016

As area residents marveled at Nancy Duggins Vostal's home garden, particularly the variety of hostas, the local homeowner chatted with...

Pedaling by moonlight

Published Jun. 21 2016

While most people were fast asleep early Sunday morning, about 150 people strapped on their helmets and cycled around a...

Plane crashes in Cole County

Published Jun. 19 2016

A single-engine airplane crashed onto a farm in southern Cole County Sunday afternoon, and the two passengers were flown by...

Moving inside the walls

Published Jun. 15 2016

Last fall, Jefferson City's Salute to America organizers had a brainstorming session on how to accommodate growth for the city's...

'Old school' dad is Father of Year

Published Jun. 13 2016

A native of Jamaica who is now a Jefferson City resident was among eight fathers who were honored Sunday at...

State expands meningitis vaccine mandate

Published Jun. 11 2016

Some Missouri students may face an unanticipated trip to the doctor before school starts back.

The return of Thursday Night Live

Published Jun. 3 2016

The first of this year's Thursday Night Live (ThNL) concert series kicked off with fanfare as hundreds of area residents...

'Old codgers' ready to run a railroad

Published Jun. 3 2016

Even their friends said it couldn't be done: A multi-year, 10-phase plan to build the world's largest outdoor model railroad...

'That fiery joy'

Published May. 23 2016

The Rev. Christopher Aubuchon urged Helias Catholic High School's 178 graduates on Sunday to "set the world on fire" through...

Street Dance Battle set between majorette dance groups

Published May. 19 2016

Two majorette dance teams featuring local children will battle this weekend for bragging rights, a trophy and — perhaps most...

'Best is yet to come'

Published May. 16 2016

Jefferson City High School class valedictorian Michaela Thomson urged her fellow graduates to "treasure the little moments" as they celebrated...

Voter ID draws fast opposition

Published May. 16 2016

Missouri Faith Voices joined several other groups on Sunday to announce their unified opposition to the Missouri Legislature's recently passed...