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Bluebird Conference attendees banding together

Published Jul. 16 2018

Hummingbirds stole the show Sunday morning on the last day of the Missouri Bluebird Conference.

U.S. Army celebrates 100th anniversary of the Army Warrant cohort

Published Jul. 9 2018

Military historian Jeremy Amick gave the keynote address at a Sunday ceremony marking 100 years of service from the Army's...

Fireworks business keeps on popping

Published Jul. 2 2018

In the 39 years Kurt Schlueter's family has owned and operated Jeff City Fireworks, some of the top-sellers haven't changed.

Sharing Native American culture through song, dance

Published Jun. 27 2018

As drums banged in the background, Ed Smith quietly put on his leggings, garters, drops and moccasins — traditional Osage...

20 veterans presented with 'most important' honor

Published Jun. 25 2018

Most of the veterans honored at Sunday's Quilts of Valor ceremony expressed their appreciation in a few simple words, some...

26 quilts to be auctioned during church's summer picnic

Published Jun. 18 2018

Last year, Patti Tappel and the other quilters at St. Margaret Church in Osage Bend created a handmade, patriotic quilt...

St. Thomas named Purple Heart City

Published Jun. 11 2018

Joseph Schmidt made the ultimate sacrifice for his country in May 1969, dying in combat in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Woolfolk: Community should help youth reach potential

Published Jun. 11 2018

New Lincoln University President Jerald Jones Woolfolk said Sunday it's important that we as a community "pull each other up"...

Relay on track to reach fundraising goal

Published Jun. 4 2018

The heat may have kept some people at home during this weekend's Relay for Life, but organizers said it was...

Sharing Native American culture through song, dance

Published May. 29 2018

As drums banged in the background, Ed Smith quietly put on his leggings, garters, drops and moccasins — traditional Osage...

Hats off to Helias

Published May. 21 2018

Bishop Shawn McKnight urged the graduates of Helias Catholic High School to live their lives as servants of God and...

Graduating Blair Oaks Falcons told to 'soar high in life'

Published May. 14 2018

Nathan Holtmeyer told Blair Oaks High School's 90 graduates to get busy and "go, go, go" when starting the next...

Entertainers take to the porches

Published May. 7 2018

Jefferson City has long had entertainers in downtown windows during the Christmas season at Living Windows. Now, we've got entertainers...

Event highlights Jefferson City's 'Hidden Spaces'

Published May. 7 2018

Johnny Graham showed off his property at 217 E. Capitol Ave. on Sunday to a constant stream of onlookers.

Service comes in many forms

Published Apr. 30 2018

At First Baptist Church on Sunday morning, some people were baking cookies in the kitchen, while others boxed them.

Walk for Life participants forge through rain

Published Apr. 23 2018

Last year, participants in the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Walk for Life skipped the walk, opting to ride due to...

Looking for forever homes

Published Apr. 9 2018

People streamed in from the cold to warm their hands and hearts at Sunday's "Kitten Shower," an event to benefit...

Country duo Big and Rich to return to Jefferson City this summer

Published Apr. 1 2018

Country artists Big & Rich will return to Jefferson City to headline Salute to America's Concert Inside the Walls, festival...

Blending history, art at Historic City of Jefferson dinner

Published Mar. 19 2018

Jim Dyke blended history, art, scandal and humor as the featured speaker at Sunday's 35th annual Historic City of Jefferson...

Men's art on tap at Capital Arts

Published Mar. 12 2018

Growing up on a family farm in Vandalia, Alan Stoutz learned to appreciate outdoor structures, such as old barns.