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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.

Local team wins first in their division at Guacamole Bowl

Published Mar. 5 2018

Even before Rachael Dodson owned Downtown Diner, she was known for her exceptional pies.

Preserving music history

Published Feb. 26 2018

They might not have made music history Sunday afternoon at The Mission, but they took one more step toward preserving...

Sticking it to cancer and the cold

Published Feb. 19 2018

Since 2013, Tim Tinnin has used the annual Angiepalooza fundraiser to stick it to cancer, which claimed the life of...

Ice arena skaters polish their moves

Published Feb. 12 2018

With ice skating — whether you're into speed or poise — it helps to start young and make a big...

'I Stand Up for the Flag'

Published Feb. 5 2018

Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Lockwood was the featured speaker at Sunday's "I Stand Up for the Flag" celebration, telling...

Facing inner demons through her art

Published Jan. 22 2018

When Kate Johnson was 3, her parents and grandparents were shocked to see she already had the ability to stay...

Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance: It's time

Published Jan. 15 2018

Rabbi Doug Alpert said the theme for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance, "It's Time," is not an invitation...

At Bridal Spectacular: Wrapping up the details

Published Jan. 8 2018

The threat of icy roads didn't stop hundreds of brides-to-be (and the occasional fiancé) from looking over all the possible...

Dancing in the new year

Published Jan. 2 2018

Eating and drinking is pretty much essential at New Year's Eve gatherings, but some revelers were also working off calories...

Christmas: A reason to celebrate

Published Dec. 26 2017

Snow gently fell Sunday morning across Jefferson City as many churches across the city held the first of what would...

During Sunday outage: 'Plenty of light in the darkness'

Published Dec. 18 2017

As members of First Assembly of God filed into the 8:30 a.m. service, some used the light of their cell...

Sunday school students raise money for Central Missouri Honor Flight

Published Dec. 18 2017

For the past three months, children attending Sunday school at Faith Lutheran Church have been donating for one purpose: to...

Trusting News: Understanding the editorial page

Published Dec. 16 2017

We expect transparency out of our public officials, and you, the reader, should expect transparency out of us.

Leaf Relief supports veterans, active service members

Published Dec. 4 2017

Mary Lou Scott has hired the volunteers with Operation Leaf Relief to rake her lawn ever since the fundraiser started...

Missing teens went to 'various states' before returning

Published Nov. 27 2017

The pair of local teenagers who have been missing for nearly two weeks have been safety reunited with their families.

Hitting a high note with blues

Published Nov. 27 2017

The Mission is giving young and inexperienced musicians a chance to play the blues with seasoned pros — and live...