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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...

Reader input sought for Opinion Page

Published Jan. 5 2017

Please allow me a brief introduction, as your new Opinion Page editor.

On the first day after Christmas

Published Dec. 27 2016

Some Jefferson City shoppers plodded up to return counters with armfuls of unwanted Christmas gifts on Monday, while others eagerly...

State approves future concerts on MSP grounds

Published Dec. 19 2016

It may be frigid outside, but the city's Salute to America festival is already planning for a hot summer: They've...

Getting a read on local authors

Published Dec. 12 2016

Sunday's Local Author Showcase at Missouri River Regional Library was a chance for the public to get better acquainted with...

Angels brighten St. Mary's spirits

Published Dec. 5 2016

The longstanding Angel Choir Procession tradition at St. Mary's Hospital drew people who have been with the event for decades,...

American Red Cross beginning centennial celebration

Published Nov. 25 2016

During its upcoming centennial celebration, the American Red Cross of Central and Northern Missouri will revisit its history — which...

Lighthouse Prep puts on 'Dessert with Disney' production

Published Nov. 17 2016

This weekend, Lighthouse Preparatory Academy will put on an interactive production, "Dessert with Disney," featuring about half of the school's...

Quick check

Published Nov. 14 2016

At this weekend's opening of firearms deer season, hunters were seemed happy to comply with the first-ever mandatory checks for...

BizBeat: New Capital Mall play area to open Saturday

Published Nov. 13 2016

A new play area will open at Capital Mall on Saturday and will feature iconic Jefferson City landmarks and a...

Amick's history efforts deemed Hope-worthy

Published Nov. 7 2016

The Cole County Historical Society honored Jeremy Amick for bringing military history to life through his hundreds of newspaper articles...

Deb Brown: Teacher-turned-brewer succeeds with a niche in the community

Published Oct. 31 2016

"The thing that drives me most is knowing that I have helped make a difference in someone else's life," said...

Donna Deetz: Owner of multiple area businesses believes in strong work ethic

Published Oct. 31 2016

"I always want to make change for the better in our community," said Donna Deetz, owner of several Jefferson City...

Tricks and treats for family fun

Published Oct. 31 2016

Hordes of zombies, witches, princesses and other costumed kids came out over the unseasonably warm weekend to celebrate an early...

Building business on a Sunday afternoon

Published Oct. 24 2016

Sunday's Fall Business Expo was a chance for area residents to browse among 32 local businesses all inside the same...

Determined friend rescues dog trapped under family's home

Published Oct. 19 2016

For Angela Otiker's family, it was about the most horrific sound they could imagine: Their 7-year-old dog, Kay Kay, was...

Cole County Courthouse hit by vandals

Published Oct. 18 2016

Someone shot and damaged six windows in the Cole County Courthouse over the weekend, plus one in a nearby county...