As nearly two dozen children dressed as angels began singing in St. Mary’s emergency room Sunday night, a blonde girl in a wheelchair — a patient — perked up and joined the group in singing “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
Monday night’s “Academy Jamboree” drew reactions ranging from excitement to apprehension and criticism from some of the several hundred parents and their eighth-graders who came to learn about the new educational system that will start with public school freshmen next fall.
Mid-Missouri residents recall where they were, how they felt
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy a half-century ago today had a profound effect on our nation. In Jefferson City, many of those in our community old enough to remember the killing of the president describe it as a watershed moment in history.
Among the family and friends staked out at the Jefferson City Correctional Center last week in anticipation of Ryan Ferguson’s release was Kevin Green, a convicted killer who was exonerated after 15.5 years in prison.
At Sunday’s town hall meeting to discuss school facilities in Jefferson City’s public school district — the first since voters shot down a proposal for a new high school — more than 80 people expressed concerns and ideas ranging from space problems to the need to preserve any historic buildings in the district.
Chavez Loaiza dutifully answered a News Tribune reporter’s questions about his participation in this year’s Safety Kids’ performances, but he certainly wasn’t intimidated.
Donita’s Catering became Reinhardt Circle on Friday, as former owner Donita Stubinger retired and sold the business to her two children.
Opponent calls TIFs ‘welfare for the rich’
The city’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission on Monday unanimously recommended a Capital Mall TIF plan to the City Council, after the mall’s owners said public support is “vital” to their mall redevelopment plan.
The stuff of safety
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) first use of a new road treatment intended to reduce wrecks is taking place in Jefferson City, near the Madison Street exit of U.S. 54.
The tax climate of Missouri ranked 16th this year out of all 50 states, according to a new report by the Tax Foundation. The Show-Me State’s rank remains unchanged from 2013 in the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index.