Kris Hilgedick



News Tribune reporter

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The guardian for 240 people

County public administrator to retire at 81

After 16 years of service as Cole County public administrator, Marilyn Schmutzler has decided to step down.

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It’s all Greek to these Jefferson City students

Ancient languages may be dead but JCHS Greek Club’s activities are far from it

For several students in George Vellios’s classical studies and Latin courses, their love of all things Greek was initially inspired by Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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Luttrell named Teacher of the Year after just five years

‘Truly creative and gifted’

Jeff Luttrell, a youthful newcomer to the teaching profession, was selected as the 2015 Jefferson City Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

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Gobbler season near end

Turkey hunters finding smaller populations of birds this year

As dawn gently filtered through the treetops, hunter Tory Smith crouched patiently by the bole of an enormous oak.

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JC school board looking at options to address overcrowding

‘We’re completely out of space’

Jefferson City’s schools are “completely out of space” and it’s time to start looking for ways to expand facilities to meet the demands of growing class sizes, the district’s chief financial officer told the Board of Education last week.

Public to see JC schools behavior survey in 3 weeks

School district’s contract with KC law firm reviewed

The Jefferson City School District Board of Education in November engaged a Kansas City law firm to provide legal services, in an effort to better understand concerns about student behavior within the district.

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Project allows JCHS students to learn advanced scientific concepts

With Project Lead the Way (PLW) courses, Jefferson City High School students are learning scientific concepts most professional engineers didn’t encounter until they stepped onto a college campus.

School board policies on openness get new look

The Jefferson City Board of Education agreed on Monday to examine its policies regarding how it communicates with the public and how open forums are handled at its regular meetings.

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Maryville community praises leadership of incoming JCPS superintendent

At 6 feet, 7 inches tall, Larry Linthacum, the incoming superintendent of the Jefferson City Public Schools tends to stand out in any crowd.

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Helias Foundation eyes $350K goal

Breakfast at high school opens new campaign

Helias High School supporters kicked off their annual fundraising campaign Wednesday with a breakfast for several dozen guests in the school’s commons area. The foundation hopes to raise $350,000 this year.

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