News Tribune reporter
More than 125,000 children in Missouri live in homes where their grandparents, or another relative, are the heads of the household. What’s more, nearly 50,000 of those kids live in homes where grandparents are the primary caregivers, and more than 20,000 have no parent present in the home.
Hats and wedding rings thrown into contest
Leonard Steinman has run for Jefferson City mayor, Cole County Western District commissioner, Missouri governor and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Thinking outside the US
Nine students affiliated with Lincoln University’s Model United Nations team traveled to St. Louis last week to represent the interests of Azerbaijan, the largest country in the Caucasus region.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School students proved themselves as budding entrepreneurs by presenting ideas for possible products and services they invented.
Annual performance features creatures
Jefferson City’s figure skaters will head “Into the Wild” this weekend at the 52nd Annual Ice Show at the Washington Park Ice Arena.
Some JC residents note oily taste
A spike in the Missouri River levels has caused an odd taste to the water in Jefferson City supplied by Missouri American Water, but a spokeswoman for the company said the water is safe to drink and should return to its normal taste within a day or two.
Plans to beautify and maintain Jefferson City’s downtown inched forward Monday afternoon, after a three-member work team discussed the possibility of creating a Community Improvement District.
Elementary school struggles with outdated building, challenging demographics, poor academic scores
Now 75 years old, East Elementary’s facilities have been deemed lacking. The school also struggles with challenging demographics and poor academic scores.
Jefferson City Public School leaders issued an apology this week for a misunderstanding over a mock letter than was intended to illustrate a lesson, but was misinterpreted by some people when it was circulated on Facebook.
Making the case that the state’s economy is directly tied to the quality of its public educational system, Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday told an assembly of school leaders that Missouri is at a “defining moment” in history.