Kris Hilgedick



News Tribune reporter

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New JCPS superintendent discusses upcoming challenges

Jefferson City school board members hope hiring a new leader will allow the district to have a fresh — and less turbulent — start with parents, students and other patrons who had voiced complaints over problems with student discipline and teacher morale.

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Eric Niemeyer — Helping conservation-minded landowners

As a private land conservationist, Eric Niemeyer works with landowners interested in improving habitat not only for quail, but for all of Missouri’s flora and fauna.

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4-H’ers add R — for robots

MU chancellor impressed by youngsters and their contraptions

Students with a passion for robotics shared their work with a group of University of Missouri leaders Thursday afternoon at the Cole County Extension Center in Jefferson City.

Four file for Jefferson City school board

Three challengers and an incumbent have filed for two open seats on the Jefferson City Board of Education on Tuesday, the first day of filing.

Public schools get good audit report

An audit of the Jefferson City Public Schools revealed the district is in good fiscal condition, accountant Jim McGinnis reported last week.

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WWII veteran tells LCMS students about Honor Flight, war

Lesson in sacrifice

History leaped to life on Thursday when Charles Foster, a soldier in World War II, shared his Honor Flight experiences — and his war-time memories — with a group of Lewis and Clark Middle School students.

Handing off the future

JC football foundation sets change of leadership

The end of one era came to a close, and a new one was launched, as the Jefferson City Public Schools Football Boosters Foundation announced a change of leadership Monday evening.

Capitol Caroling celebrates Christmas across the globe

This year’s Capitol Caroling concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Missouri Capitol, will feature treasured traditional hymns, songs and carols from around the globe.

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JCHS class gives young entrepreneurs hands-on business experience

By launching their own business startup company, a team of budding entrepreneurs at Nichols Career Center is learning what it takes to turn a profit.

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‘Journey for Justice’ marchers arriving after day of heckling, support

End of march in sight

After facing quite a bit of racial invective in Rosebud on Tuesday, a group of marchers braced themselves for more of the same as they marched westward through Osage County on Wednesday.

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