Kris Hilgedick



News Tribune reporter

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Board examines Jefferson City Public Schools strategic goals

3 primary problems surface in strategic planning focus groups

The Jefferson City Board of Education learned more about the status of the district’s strategic planning efforts at a work session Monday.

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Welcome to Jefferson City

Larry Linthacum gets a warm greeting in his first public appearance

Hundreds of people filed through the Miller Performing Arts Center atrium Monday afternoon in order to greet incoming Superintendent Larry Linthacum.

New schedule allows JCHS students more flexibility

In order to provide Jefferson City High School students the opportunity to enroll in more classes, a new 10-block schedule has been created and will be implemented in the fall.

Calvary Lutheran seeks safety changes on Route B

Speed-limit reduction, flashing lights sought near school

Calvary Lutheran High School leaders have embarked upon a project to make it safer for drivers entering and exiting the school’s property.

Parents: Pleas about East School overcrowding ignored

Elementary school among poorest, overcrowded in district

From the first evening Lisa Sanning visited Jefferson City's East Elementary School last August, she knew her daughter’s fifth-grade class was too crowded.

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Christa Holtzclaw — Sharing state’s wine, grapes

As marketing specialist for the Missouri Wine and Grape Board, Christa Holtzclaw helps the organization share its message with the public.

Poll: Views of JC school projects apathetic, indecisive

The idea of building a second high school in Jefferson City proved more popular with potential voters than a new elementary school or increasing the public schools’ operating levy, according to a telephone survey commissioned by the Board of Education.

Voers won't see school issue on 2015 ballot

Poor East School conditions draw dozens to board meeting

The Jefferson City Board of Education on Monday indicated the time is not ripe to move forward with a plan to expand the district’s facilities, despite impassioned pleas from patrons that some schools are overcrowded.

Jefferson City school board may consider ballot issue

Proposed change to bell schedule tabled; panel to discuss East Elementary plans

If the Jefferson City Board of Education wants to ask voters in April if they are willing to build more facilities in the district, members have two weeks left to act.

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41st Bluegrass Music Awards hosted in Jefferson City

All about pickin,’ playin’ and jammin’

The gentle melodies of a thousand bluegrass tunes drifted through the atrium of the Capital Plaza Hotel this weekend, as hundreds of musicians and enthusiasts traveled to Jefferson City for the 41st Bluegrass Music Awards.

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