Stories by Lydia
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.
Functioning as a social club and charitable organization for more than half a century, the Jefferson City-based chapter of the Eagles Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month.
Despite a stagnant economy and widespread personal and family frugality, The Grand Cafe, the latest local establishment offering upscale, casual dining has blossomed, according to owner Ben Huhman.
Despite the Hollywood-like allure of cunningly capturing rogue clients after cross-country road trips, bail bonding is more about tests and paperwork.
Despite oppressive triple-digit temperatures, Cole County contestants and their livestock braved the heat in order to compete in the annual 4-H market goat show Tuesday evening.
In an economy sluggishly trudging forward after a lackluster second quarter, the most grim consequences of the Great Recession may have faded from the minds of many people. For many restaurant owners whose business is dependent on consumers’ lack of frugality, however, the effects of the recession have had a noticeably long-lasting effect.
Exploiting the hasty pace of a working-class lunch hour, a local entrepreneur is carving out his niche as a provider of quality dishes for customers with a cluttered schedule.
With the help of attention from a celebrity biker and his acclaimed TV show, the National Biodiesel Board will be promoting a custom-built motorcycle capable of running on biodiesel fuel the next few months.
The negative connotation of secondhand clothing could be becoming a thing of the past, as at least four local shops now cater to the increasing trend.
If you’re looking for family fun this Halloween, stay in Jefferson City (see last Thursday’s Escape). If you’re looking for true terror, go to Columbia.
National headlines may point to bleak economic news, but new business owners in Jefferson City have a slightly brighter view of the future.
‘You can make a difference’
Set for Sunday is Jefferson City’s annual CROP Walk, a campaign against world hunger, which also benefits the Samaritan Center.
What started out as a small community festival and has turned into a statewide event is returning for its 20th anniversary this weekend.
For Central Dairy, milk delivery is far from a practice of the past.
Former members of spirited group looking to elevate level of school spirit, pride
The Jefferson City Jayettes, a long-lost high school pep club, will be making a comeback — at least temporarily.
Attracting numerous students from multiple area art clubs, the Chalk Art Fest left a block of High Street covered in stars and stripes.
Social networking is supposed to help users reunite with friends, but for one group, they’ve reconnected with the past.
One of Jefferson City's new businesses focuses on saltwater creatures for homes
Though still hundreds of miles from any ocean, tropical fish and corals are the focus of a new pet store, Sharkey’s, located on Industrial Drive.
Even the “dog days” of summer didn’t negatively impact attendance of the Bark-B-Que, a community event for canine owners and enthusiasts that took place at Memorial Park.
A fun hobby turned into a coveted title for local resident Chris Neff, the new world spintop champion.
With the current river level holding steady at about 25 feet, now just 2 feet above flood stage, the idea of an imminent flood threat is out of the minds of many Mid-Missourians.
One positive aspect of the oppressive heat is that it may have reduced the crime at the fair this year.
Jaycees: ‘The heat killed us’
Despite disappointingly sparse attendance at the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair, it was a success, according to fair chairman Joe Heard.
With wagging, panting dogs performing a variety of maneuvers in attempts to earn their owners a coveted blue ribbon, the first official 4-H dog show officially was kicked off Saturday at Memorial Park, as part of the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair.
The heat may have been oppressive this week, but attendance at the Jaycees Cole County Fair didn’t wilt too badly.
One dollar made the difference between winning and losing for Ashland “Jeopardy!” contestant Andrew Bach.
The Fuchsia Band returns. As long-time friends of Paddy Malone’s owners, Alan and Marialee Tatman, the traditional Irish band, from Cork County, Ireland, will perform in Jefferson City once again to benefit local organizations.
Standing water may hasten invasion of insects, experts say
Everyone’s favorite pests are back for the year, but not in the droves many may have expected. Mosquitos have not made a record mass appearance so far this summer despite back-flow in creeks caused by the record floodwater levels.
Armed with power washers, brushes and leaf trimmers, the Mid-Missouri Mission Team — or 3MT for short — completed a variety of repair and refurbishing projects for local homeowners in Jefferson City throughout the past week, despite the relentless heat and drenching humidity.
Music is a passion and life-long endeavor for Bruce Connor, local instrument repairman, retired band instructor and co-owner of Capital Music.
Despite the unusually slow economic recovery and high rates of unemployment, a few local employers say their summer hiring levels have not been greatly changed by the economic downturn.
With the delighted laughter of children and thumps of running footsteps up and down the metal ramps of the Special Learning Center’s new, accessible playground, the ribbon-cutting celebration was well under way.
The air is filled with screams of delight and the smell of chlorine, but family fun in the pool is not the only exciting thing happening during Ellis Porter Pool’s Parent and Child Aquatics class.
Explosive science experiments, delicious cooking activities and local community service projects are typical over the course of a week at Camp TLC.
Unclaimed World War I medals found in a bank safe deposit box were reunited Thursday afternoon with the family members of the veteran who earned them.
Joplin has not been forgotten.
The rising water of the Missouri River is steadily escaping its banks. The current river level brings thoughts of the damage from the ’93 flood back into the memories of residents and businesses that experienced the tragedy 18 years ago.