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Counter-protesters urge love amid Westboro negativity

Published Jun. 19 2017

Westboro Baptist Church picketers verbally clashed with counter-protesters Sunday over very different interpretations of the Bible outside five local churches,...

Juneteenth celebrates heritage and those who make a difference

Published Jun. 12 2017

Sydney Johnson, the new curator of exhibits at the Missouri State Museum, spoke Sunday about the history of Juneteenth and...

Honor, dignity, integrity on display at Pow Wow

Published May. 30 2017

Sunday's Pow Wow for the People event drew Native Americans from across the state who came to enjoy socializing, dancing,...

151 Helias seniors told importance of truth

Published May. 22 2017

The Rev. Joshua Duncan on Sunday told Helias High School's 151 graduates they have been instructed in truth and must...

California seniors get advice from classmates

Published May. 15 2017

California High School senior Ellie Wirts urged her fellow CHS graduates to "live in the moment" during Sunday's graduation ceremonies.

Hidden treasures come to light in tour

Published May. 8 2017

A steady stream of visitors commented on the high ceilings, heavy crown molding, chandeliers and other features at 504-506 E....

JCHS seniors challenged on choices

Published May. 8 2017

Jefferson City High School's baccalaureate speaker challenged graduating seniors with a single question Sunday: Will you live for yourself or...

Rains mean 'ride for life'

Published May. 1 2017

On Sunday, the annual Walk for Life turned into a "ride for life" as rain forced the event indoors for...

A little rain fails to deter worshippers from sunrise service

Published Apr. 17 2017

As the sun started to rise over cloudy skies, several dozen people attending an Easter sunrise service at the Governor's...

Safe Ride Home bowled over by charity

Published Mar. 27 2017

About 100 bowlers were looking to raise around $5,000 on Sunday for a local program that gives ride vouchers to...

HCJ dinner travels back in time

Published Mar. 20 2017

Historic City of Jefferson's (HCJ) 34th annual meeting on Sunday evening featured a World War I-themed program, with re-enactors, a...

Making pizzas and a profit

Published Mar. 13 2017

Like the biblical story of the fish and loaves of bread, fresh pizzas were multiplying before people's eyes at St....

Money to spare for scholarships

Published Feb. 27 2017

Sunday's final fundraiser for the Jim Goldammer Scholarship at Capital Bowl was like a Who's Who among past Jefferson City...

BizBeat: Westlake's undergoing storewide renovation

Published Feb. 26 2017

Westlake ACE Hardware is known for its customer service, and that was a big consideration when planning the current remodeling...

BizBeat: KWOS changes FM frequency

Published Feb. 26 2017

KWOS switched its FM frequency from 101.1 to 104.5 MHz.

BizBeat: Payless leaving Capital Mall

Published Feb. 26 2017

Payless ShoeSource will close its Capital Mall location at the end of today, leaving the chain's 2014 Missouri Blvd., location...

BizBeat: HomeGoods to replace Barnes & Noble

Published Feb. 19 2017

A planned Jefferson City store will give homeowners lots of new options to furnish, decorate and accessorize their dwellings.

BizBeat: Cliff Manor Inn welcomes new innkeeper

Published Feb. 19 2017

Jefferson City's only bed and breakfast inn has a new innkeeper.

Wellness center's first event nets good marks

Published Feb. 13 2017

Sunday's Jr. NBA Skills Challenge was a low-key basketball competition hosted by the city's parks department.

MLK remembrance: Politics of compassion

Published Jan. 23 2017

The featured speaker at a Sunday remembrance service of the Rev. Martin Luther King blended biblical quotes and calls for...