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Reuse dress sale presents 378 dresses

Published Aug. 19 2019

The annual Helias Parents Club Formal Resale was open to the community Sunday, allowing girls to sell their used dresses.

Feeding body and soul: CMA event features motorcycles and grilled meat

Published Aug. 12 2019

About 30 members of the Lake Ozark and Jefferson City chapters of the Christian Motorcyclists Association fed bodies and souls...

Our Opinion: Remembering 'The Bulldog'

Published Aug. 8 2019

Shortly after I was hired as a reporter here in early 1991, it was relayed to me that Bob Watson...

Annual St. Margaret of Antioch Catholic Church picnic attracts quilt lovers

Published Aug. 5 2019

Near the start of Sunday's annual St. Margaret of Antioch Catholic Church picnic, Virginia Holtmeyer was one of the people...

The Oasis Church of Christ celebrates one year

Published Jul. 29 2019

On the one-year anniversary of The Oasis Church of Christ, guest the Rev. Ginny Brown Daniel told about 75 attendees...

Families volunteer to help parish feed thousands in annual picnic

Published Jul. 22 2019

Sunday's St. Stanislaus Parish Picnic drew many from Mid-Missouri, feeding more than twice the number of residents in Wardsville.

Artist, writer team up to show love of Missouri

Published Jul. 15 2019

Dozens of people came to Capital Arts on Sunday to meet the artist and writer behind the book "Painting Missouri:...

Rainy day brings smaller crowds for Salute to America

Published Jul. 8 2019

The attendance for Thursday's annual event was 35,000-40,000, Festival Chairman Bill Plank said, which was probably down a little from...

Tuskegee Airman receives high school diploma 80 years later

Published Jul. 1 2019

Tipton native James Shipley was unable to finish high school, but went on to serve his country as a crew...

9 teams, 17 games make up Winterland Friendship Games

Published Jun. 24 2019

Will Boyer took his hockey team's 2-2 record this weekend in stride, pleased that he scored three goals for his...

Jefferson City families gather for Father's Day activities

Published Jun. 17 2019

The American Legion breakfast was one of many ways Jefferson City residents celebrated Father's Day.

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.