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Training program VIRTUS to fight abuse

Published Jan. 14 2019

Fourteen people attended a two-hour training session Sunday by the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City designed to protect children and...

One-stop bridal shop

Published Jan. 7 2019

Future brides and grooms from Central Missouri and beyond took advantage of one-stop shopping for their wedding planning at the...

Paw-Tastic training gives back to veterans

Published Jan. 7 2019

When Anna Penn takes Flopsee, her 18-month-old dog, for a walk, it often seems like the other way around.

New Year's resolutions: Looking to improve in 2019

Published Dec. 31 2018

Today is the day when we're reflecting on the past year and preparing to usher in a new one.

Festival of Lights raises $30K in second year

Published Dec. 24 2018

Want to go to a drive-through holiday lights display that features half a million lights, without driving to another city?

'Healing power of presence' to withstand a merger

Published Dec. 17 2018

The Rev. Gregory Meystrik on Sunday said regardless of the result of the proposed merger between MU Health and St....

Christmas Tour of Homes shares treasures

Published Dec. 10 2018

Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph's Bluffs hosted its 26th annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Sunday to raise money for...

Coming full circle in leaf relief

Published Dec. 3 2018

Operation Leaf Relief finished its successful fundraising campaign in the same yard that it has in past years: 921 Winston...

Memory tree ceremony offers a chance to pause and reflect

Published Dec. 3 2018

About 200 people joined Jack Steppleman's family Sunday evening to remember their loved ones by hanging ornaments on a 30-foot...

The best gig in the world

Published Nov. 26 2018

Santa eagerly greeted child after child on Sunday at Capital Mall, appearing as happy to see them as they were...

Osage Bend honors 6 Purple Heart recipients

Published Nov. 19 2018

The community of Osage Bend honored six of its past Purple Heart recipients Sunday while also celebrating its new designation...

Guest speaker brings history of mummified iceman alive

Published Nov. 5 2018

Alex Barker brought history alive during Sunday's Cole County Historical Society and Museum annual dinner by discussing research done on...

Jefferson City man proposes to girlfriend during concert

Published Oct. 29 2018

Sunday's Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band concert featured a surprise ending not just for the audience, but for a member...

Chili on the street

Published Oct. 22 2018

The inaugural Steve Smart Memorial Chili Cook-off shut down the 100 block of East Dunklin street Sunday afternoon for a...

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...