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Kris Hilgedick



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JC superintendent announces retirement

After nearly six years with the Jefferson City Public Schools, Superintendent Brian Mitchell announced today his intention to retire at the end of this school year.

School board opposes Amendment 3

Essentially asking voters to just vote “No,” the Jefferson City Board of Education waded into the Amendment 3 debate on Monday by unanimously approving a resolution opposing it.

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Demeanor, sense of humor make Greg Gaffke a natural and valuable community commodity

Greg Gaffke has an uncanny knack for disarming people with his gentle sense of humor, and over the years that quality had led to a long list of successes as a community volunteer.

Application deadline nearing for Rotary exchange program

Have you ever dreamed of living overseas? If you are a teenager in Mid-Missouri, Rotary Youth Exchange is offering you a chance.

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A coping tool for bullying, substance abuse

Nearly 50 Lewis and Clark Middle School students on Thursday participated in a day-long program aimed at dissuading them from experimenting with alcohol and tobacco, and arming them with the tools they’ll need to halt bullying.

Public presentation on JC school expansion gets final touches

The committee tasked with developing a plan to expand Jefferson City’s schools on Tuesday put the final touches on the two-hour presentation they want to share with the public next month.

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Jefferson City High School principal resigns

Citing a concern that “ongoing complaints have caused him to become a lightning rod for unrest,” Jeff Dodson, principal of Jefferson City High School, has resigned.

Caution greets chamber pitch for school land

Locating a multipurpose facility on land owned by the Jefferson City Public Schools holds the possibility of creating unique synergies, a civic leader said Monday night.

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‘Jazz, at its base, is feel-good music’

Small but happy crowd turns out for Jazzfest and Art Fair

As jazzy riffs washed over his work area, Rodger Francis carefully applied layers of pastel chalk to High Street’s pebbly surface during Saturday's Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair..

JCPS panel still cramming for October presentation

Attention shifts to upgrades on elementary schools

A committee charged with devising a future facilities plan for the Jefferson City school district continued to work Thursday night on how to present its ideas to the public.

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