Stories by Gerry
A local man has spent much of the last two days on a ladder tied to one of four trees in his yard that a power company plans to cut down.
In the past year, 8-year-old Brycen Miller has dealt with extreme fatigue, weight loss, constant testing and even being taught to give himself the four daily injections he needs.
Central Electric co-op clearing right-of-way
Each morning for the past couple weeks, toddler Luke Wieberg has walked to the back glass door in his home to see if the trees are still standing in his back yard.
A young chapter in an urban setting, the Nichols Career Center FFA spent last week trying to spread awareness about the club’s presence and member benefits.
Just in time for tax season, Jefferson City has a new full-service accounting and tax preparation business.
The Cole County Commission on Wednesday agreed to seek grants to help fund a nearly $364,000 plan to rebuild the Renns Lake dam, which then could become a public park similar to County Park near the fairgrounds.
Like any other day, Lois Hollerorth was walking around, chatting and laughing with everyone she came across on Tuesday.
A 19-year-old woman was shot and injured early Saturday at Club Motivation, a troubled “after-hours” nightspot formerly known as College Complex. Police are still investigating, and said the business has been uncooperative.
The math alone is uplifting: 60 church members times four hours equals 10,000 meals for Haiti.
A senior on a fixed income, Verna James didn’t want the city’s sales tax to increase. Jim Faulkner, meanwhile, said the projects in the city’s Transformation plan are valuable to the city and worth the extra half-cent sales tax.
Fifty-one Cole County businesses have been spotlighted by the Missouri Department of Revenue for not paying taxes.
The former location of Spectator’s Sports Bar & Billards on Missouri Boulevard is being developed into a strip mall with room for three or four businesses, one of which will be a Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers restaurant.
While data shows that pawn shops nationally have prospered through the recession, two Jefferson City pawn shops say the trend isn’t holding true locally.
19 businesses granted licenses in December
A new Jefferson City business aims to help the hearing impaired through testing and various brands of products.
Some Cole County residents likely will be switched from the Eastern District to the Western District, changing their County Commission representative.
Like many Jefferson City area businesses, Samco Business Products supports the local community through both taxes and through donations to local charities.
Christmas is over, and with it, the red kettles that signal the Salvation Army’s annual fundraising campaign.
A shooting and stabbing kept Jefferson City police busy on the first day of 2012.
When Clara Anne Eaton (then Rackers) and Mary Rose Dickey (then Cassmeyer) met at beauty school in Jefferson City a half century ago, they became fast friends.
‘... We needed something like this’
Nikki Payne happily greets each customer as they enter her new downtown Jefferson City business: The Snob Shop Exchange.
While Christmas and trains would appear to have little in common, that hasn’t stopped the two from being romantically linked for almost as long as trains have been around.
Last Thursday, Jefferson City Medical Group’s president told Lyle Rosberg, the chief financial officer, that it might be good to hire a security guard for the medical group’s Saturday Christmas party.
A former Dent County sheriff’s deputy was charged Sunday in Cole County with two felonies after officials say he killed two people and led officers on a high-speed chase ending with a shootout at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.
The Missouri Highway Patrol is seeking a suspect who led them on a chase in Callaway County, then fled on foot after wrecking the vehicle, which was later determined to be stolen.
You might be a better shot than chef, but don’t let that stop you from trying some creative and tasty ways to cook your venison.
Derrik Sweeney went to Egypt with the intent to study the country, its culture and its language. And one week ago, for seven long hours, he contemplated dying in this fascinating country in which he had immersed himself.
Just in time for holiday baking, Jefferson City has a new kitchen supply store.
It’s a sport that leaves you with bumps, bruises and virtually no potential to make a living.
The event was nearly a 11⁄2 months away from Christmas, with warm fall weather and a distinctly Thanksgiving meal.
Some 20 men from Concord Baptist Church again banded together on Sunday to help change oil and winterize cars for single women.
Pet owners lined up throughout the day at Petco on Sunday to pay $20 to have a pair of strangers tell them the thoughts and feelings of their pets, both alive and dead.
Ed Neeley bought his first car on April 12, 1982, and even then the 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 was a classic.
Ryan Heislen has always been intrigued by racing, but it’s not the kind of sport you can jump into without experience or a substantial amount of money.
The Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival draws people from across the state, but members of the 200-resident town were among those enjoying the annual event on Sunday.
First across the finish line of Sunday’s Race to the Dome canoe/kayak fundraiser were two Columbia athletes who took their win in stride.
Offers glimpse into local Civil War history
Several hundred area residents on Sunday streamed through a half dozen local homes with Civil War ties and through a Jefferson City cemetery that holds the remains of veterans from the war.
Abraham Hoose, 4, stood on his dad’s shoulders, waving American flags in both hands toward the emergency responders, service men and others in Jefferson City’s Patriots Day Parade.
On Sept. 11, 2011, Matt Schofield was like many people, at home and watching TV when planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York. By the time that day ended, Schofield would be getting ready to go to Ground Zero.
“Sept. 11, 2001, was my first year as a principal,” said Lorie Winslow, principal of Blair Oaks Elementary School. “I remember that day hearing about the first tower that was hit and sort of blowing it off.”
For Bob Stone, the Ford Model T wasn’t just the car that brought driving to the masses in the early 1900s.
Comp time payment bloated salary
So far in 2011, the state has paid the medical director at Fulton State Hospital $321,000 — more than the highest-paid state employee earned all last year.
The Osage County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for help in solving a rash of recent burglaries in the county.
For Carl Mahoney, it was his son Patrick who got him back into Native American dancing, a passion of his in the 1980s that gave way to the demands of college, work and then family life.
Alyssa Bustamante among inmates brought back from other counties
The new Cole County Jail is now fully operational, with Sunday’s move of 103 county prisoners into the $28 million facility for the first time.
A Jefferson City man has been on a public crusade for more than four months against a local mental health provider because it won’t give him copies of his patient records.
Small horses were a big draw at the county fair’s horse show on Sunday.
It wasn’t just the blues fans who were appreciative of a Sunday event featuring free blues music and barbecue. The bands also expressed appreciation for playing to a blues-loving crowd.
Tour de Jeff draws good crowd despite 2 a.m. start and unusual heat
While most of us were sound asleep early Sunday, some area residents rode their bikes around the city by the light of the moon.
Experts: Some financial assistance available
Like many others, Daphne Koepp has at times struggled to pay her utility bills, especially during extreme hot or cold weather.
Policy change was effort to save money
Some state employees might feel a little warmer at work this summer.