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Demolition to create green space in flood plain
With the intent of contributing to the revitalization efforts of the Old Munichberg area, Jefferson City has signed a contract to demolish all existing structures in the 600 block of Mulberry Street, according to Jayme Abbott, neighborhood service coordinator.
Cindy Ottman, assistant store manager at the Sears at Capital Mall, said Friday she thinks stores opening Thanksgiving evening, instead of the early morning hours Friday, gave people time to spread out their shopping.
For Jennifer Backes, receiving her son’s cancer diagnosis left her in “complete and utter shock.” An. August 24th benefit will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Loose Creek Community Center and will feature a silent and live auction.
With a campaign aimed at reducing energy consumption and cost, Ameren Missouri now offers monetary incentives to customers who update or replace existing heating and cooling systems with alternatives of greater efficiency levels, according to Cara Dolly, energy efficiency expert at Ameren Missouri.
Since a search for Apatosaurus footprints failed to turn anything up, Apple Tree Academy, a Jefferson City day care center, has placed an ad in the News Tribune classifieds in hopes of finding a missing $600 dinosaur.
Dreams became a reality for 2012 Helias graduate Celina Aur in her faith-inspired journey to South America for mission work. After nurturing abandoned children at a farm in Brazil for nearly a year, Aur concluded her time in Rio de Janeiro with participation in World Youth Day.
Sellers at the market livestock auction took home more than just a payoff and an empty trailer. Wednesday evening’s market livestock auction marked the culmination of many months of livestock training and care for local 4-H and FFA members.
For those looking for a unique entertainment venue with renowned performances, along with family-friendly activities, Mid-Missourians can find both at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair, according to Fair Chairman Mike Freeman.
Life for Simon Kumeso Makanda’s family took an unexpected turn for the worse after a July 6 car accident claimed his life. The Makanda family, which immigrated from the Congo, has attended services at First Assembly of God Church in Jefferson City for about a year.
From hosting skiers, boaters and fishermen to providing nourishment to livestock, bodies of water play a major role in everything from tourism to agriculture, especially in the summer — and some may be in danger of drying up.