Stories by Leah
Do you ever leave a salon thinking you can’t re-create that professionally styled look? We spoke to the experts to get tips on how to do just that and more with three just-left-the-salon styles.
Gwen Edmonson, sometimes known as the wife of W.T. and the mother of T., is the director of adult dance and drama ministries at Second Baptist Church, and keeps a busy day job as City Clerk and office manager for the City of Holts Summit.
Two Jefferson City residents returned last week from a whirlwind trip to Joplin, where rebuilding efforts continue five months after a tornado destroyed nearly 7,000 homes in the city.
Not so spooky
Two Mid-Missouri families make Halloween fun without the ghouls, goblins and candy overload.
Area young professionals gathered at the Stained Glass Theatre on Wednesday to learn from seasoned professionals about how to succeed in the workplace and at home.
Tips on how to ignore your nerves and introduce yourself with confidence
Have you ever been in a social situation where you were forced to interact with people you didn’t know?
Glenn Mertens and his team at Smart Solutions Inc. install the kind of technology we once thought would come out of a Jetsons cartoon. It’s now the kind of technology we see every day.
Hearing on drug testing case set Oct. 25
Linn State Technical College has announced the establishment of a legal defense fund to raise money for its legal proceedings against the ACLU.
Traveling with a group can be more fun, less expensive
If the thought of planning a vacation sounds daunting, consider traveling with a group where all of the arrangements are made for you. You simply show up with some comfortable walking shoes and a camera, or your beachwear and a good book.
Angie Stiefermann has always been intrigued by the excitement of emergency situations.
To keep local families from ending up on those embarrassingly awkward family photo websites, we spoke with area photographers about what to wear during family photo sessions.
A proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2012 was delivered Monday to the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen at its monthly work session.
Educators point to effects of economy on families
School districts across Callaway and Cole counties are seeing increases in the number of students enrolling in free and reduced lunch programs, and most are attributing it to the effects of the economy on families.
Students who may be affected by the proposed changes to Jefferson City High School, or schools depending on what option is chosen, have created academies of their own as part of a class project.
Instead of painting each wall in your home a blah beige or weak white, consider using focal walls, faux finishes and pops of color to accent your home’s decor.
Pre-register to participate by Friday
The sixth-annual Holts Summit Harvest Festival will kick off with a new event this year.
The internship has moved beyond delivering coffee and picking up dry cleaning. High school and college students are seeking more and more internships at younger and younger ages, trying to boost their resumes and figure out what to do with their lives. The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce led an Internship Initiative this summer as a way to show young people the city has a lot to offer in terms of career prospects.
Linn State Technical College came under fire earlier this week for its mandatory drug testing policy, and is now being sued by five of its students.
Officials at Linn State Technical College have not changed their drug screening policy despite complaints from three civil liberties groups.
Prior work for the city cited for and against firm
The seemingly never-ending sewer improvement project continues as the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen voted Monday to enter into negotiations with a financial advisor.
Today’s youth still sorting through what attacks really mean
It’s been part of their lives for most of their lives. Children who were 5, 6, 7 years old on Sept. 11, 2001, have only vague memories of the attack on American soil, and yet the events of that day have made an impact on their lives, whether felt directly or indirectly.
After getting a sneak peak at fall temperatures, we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy cooler evenings over a campfire. We’ve sought out a few primitive campsites nearby that offer the joy of the outdoors without the heavy maintenance of owning a camper.
Two Mid-Missouri towns awarded federal grants
The lack of reliable Internet access in rural areas has been likened to the lack of electricity in those same areas during the 1930s. In those days, cities boomed with the availability of electricity, while the countryside seemed cut off from modern conveniences.
Athletic director: Temperatures were within normal range determined by MSHSAA
Emergency personnel at the Jim Marshall Cross Country Invitational in Jefferson City got a little more than they bargained for Saturday morning, when warm temperatures caused 11 female athletes to seek medical treatment after the varsity race.
The magic of theater is as much about what happens behind the scenes as on stage. Backstage and pre-show happenings including costume changes, makeup touchups, and the donning of wigs all play a part in transporting an audience to a different place and time.
Emergency personnel at the Jim Marshall Cross Country Invitational got a little more than they bargained for Saturday morning, when warm temperatures caused 11 female athletes to seek medical treatment after the varsity race.
A Belton-based organization founded by law enforcement officers is out to make wounded officers feel remembered, not forgotten.
Linn State Technical College celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday with a kick-off celebration and monument dedication.
As fall approaches, its cooler temperatures will lure us out of the living room and into the outdoors. However, there is no need to forgo the comfort of a couch.
If a vehicle is towed in Holts Summit, the owner will now have to pay a $25 processing fee.
She doesn’t like to use the cliche, “I’ve always wanted to help people,” but for Cynthia Quetsch, it’s true.
Everyone — and their mother — has advice about how to be a better mother. And when you add the question of whether Mom should work outside the home or stay home full time, the advice can even get more pointed.
Rural water customers in Linn soon will be getting their drinking water from an upgraded facility.
Big hair, big fun
Tracy Turnblad and her bodacious ’do will grace the stage of Jefferson City's Miller Performing Arts Center in The Little Theatre’s rendition of Hairspray on Aug. 25-28.
Those enjoying a balanced meal at the Holts Summit soup kitchen may not notice a few changes behind the scenes.
As summer comes to a close, it is now open season for off-season travel.
The city of Holts Summit was given a clean bill of financial health during its Board of Aldermen meeting Monday.
Second Christian Church camp uses basketball to help boys gain valuable lessons for life
Malcolm Lewis Griffin Jr. knows what it’s like to grow up without a positive role model. Despite what he calls a wild past, he’s become a role model himself, devoting his time to helping the youth of Jefferson City.
Despite being a bit of a nomad for much of her life, Pamela Murray values community.
“I used to have bad sportsmanship, but track changed me. Everybody’s a winner to me now.”
Runners know the kind of high they get from pounding the pavement or rounding that last curve on the track. Faith Lewis is no different. At 13, her favorite part about running track is working hard.
It was a farmer’s dream. Or worst nightmare depending on how you look at it.
After a brief debate about the true benefit of a tax credit and abatement program, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen on Monday approved an Enhanced Enterprise Zone within city limits.
We spoke to a few local interior designers to learn about the latest trends in window treatments. They agreed less is more.
As she sat with her mother at the table, Emily Dulle, 9, proceeded to tell her, politely of course, where to put her purse so waiters won’t trip over it.
If you’re looking for something to do this summer, why not do some good?
Enjoy a ride under the stars at the annual Tour De Jeff moonlight bike ride on Sunday.
Despite bids coming in $14,000 more than expected, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen on Monday authorized a bid to begin work on a recycling drop-off area at the Greenway Park Civic Center.
Local heroes were honored at the first of many family barbeques at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Inexpensive family vacations are within reach considering Jefferson City lies less than three hours from numerous state parks and their accompanying campgrounds.
Summer has officially started, bringing its characteristically high temperatures and oppressive humidity, which makes us sweat. A lot. Rather than letting a little perspiration get you down, try these tips to beat the heat.