Kris Hilgedick



News Tribune reporter

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Red, white and new: Varied paths lead to naturalization ceremony

Central Missouri is home to 30 newly minted citizens today, the result of a naturalization ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Miller Performing Arts Center.

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JC students learn the ropes while helping out

Thursday’s naturalization ceremony served as a real-world civics lesson for the Jefferson City students who attended.

Three JC schools get new principals

Two retirements in the Jefferson City Public Schools recently led to a flurry of leadership changes for Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Simonsen 9th Grade Center and Jefferson City High School this week.

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‘Billboard’ for poor choices

When John Martin was a kid, his dad was an alcoholic and his older brother was a bad influence.

Changing of guard on JC school board

Tami Turner gives emotional farewell

In the wake of last week’s election, two incumbents and a newcomer — John Ruth, Ken Theroff and Stephen Bruce — were sworn in as members of the Jefferson City Board of Education on Monday evening.

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First black Helias graduate shares civil rights experiences

'I was treated very well here'

The first African-American to graduate from Helias Catholic High School recently shared memories of growing up in Jefferson City with a class of sociology students who attend his alma mater.

2 incumbents, challenger elected to JC school board

Two incumbents and a challenger were elected to the Jefferson City Board of Education in Tuesday’s election.

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Underfunded state formula costs schools millions

At Jefferson City, district could spend $743 more per student

If Missouri state lawmakers had fully funded the state’s foundation formula this fiscal year, the Jefferson City Public Schools would have been able to spend $743 more per student.

School committee delays town hall meeting

A committee tasked with hashing out a 20-year facilities plan for the Jefferson City schools opted Thursday night to delay a town hall-style meeting in order to gather more information first.

Learning character at a young age

The Southwest Early Childhood Center earned a groundbreaking award Wednesday when it was named a “Missouri State School of Character.” The honor makes Southwest the first early childhood school in the nation to ever receive such a designation.

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