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10th anniversary Shelbyfest celebration runs through Saturday
Shelbys will be on display this week as the annual Shelbyfest returns to Jefferson City.
The Jefferson City Finance Department was recognized Monday for receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its 2016 budget.
Meanwhile, Jefferson City council candidates report their campaign expenditures
Nearly $20,000 was spent promoting the renewal of the Cole County half-cent capital improvement sales tax, which was approved last month by almost 80 percent of voters.
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Faye Edwards loves the role she plays in helping get books into the hands of young readers. But, as she’s quick to point out, her role as senior vice president of operations and general manager at Scholastic really is to guide the many employees she oversees to complete their goals and missions in the best, most efficient way possible.
An initial deadline of April 15 to raise the needed funds for a new Training for Life campus in Jefferson City has been extended another six weeks.
Commission’s focus would broaden to overall community wellness
Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin is looking at how to transform an existing city commission into one with a broader focus on community wellness.
After eight years, 3rd Ward Councilman Bob Scrivner attended his final meeting as a member of the Jefferson City Council last night.
City’s finance/IT director looks to give back in public service
For Margie Mueller, working for Jefferson City allows her to combine her interest in finance with her desire to give back to her hometown.
Jefferson City looks to start half-cent capital improvement sales tax renewal campaign
With the renewal of Cole County’s half-cent capital improvement sales tax secured earlier this month, Jefferson City officials are now looking to begin the push of the city’s own sales tax renewal campaign.
Jefferson City’s sales taxes were close to the mark this month, with only one category falling below projections.
Continuing this weekend and next, the Jefferson City Home Educators Teen Club is bringing “Pride and Prejudice” to the stage in what the director calls a faithful adaption of the classic novel.
Jefferson City residents may have more opportunity to ice skate starting in 2017.
‘Facts vs. emotions’
In approving a set of bills related to a controversial development off Hayselton Drive, a majority of the Jefferson City Council said they voted based on fact and the expertise of staff, but those who opposed the development say the concerns of a neighborhood were ignored.
Prop. A renewed with nearly 80 percent approval
Cole County voters approved an extension of the half-cent capital improvement sales tax Tuesday by what might be the largest percentage since it started.
Ward 2, 4 incumbents retain seats against challengers
Though two wards saw contested races, the Jefferson City Council will change very little at its next meeting.
Despite continued neighborhood opposition, the Jefferson City Council approved three bills Monday related to a controversial development off of Hayselton Drive.
Two new faces will join the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission, pending approval from the full City Council.
Taking a break from the ongoing construction, River City Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson City blessed the building of a new home on Gateway Drive on Saturday morning.
Municipal elections are Tuesday, and seven candidates are vying for five seats on the Jefferson City Council.
Agreement would provide for simultaneous response in North Jefferson City
With the westbound U.S. 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City set to begin closing April 15, the Jefferson City Fire Department is looking to ensure all areas of the city see no delay in response time in an emergency.
Casey’s General Store on Eastland Drive will have a one-day suspension of its liquor license after a clerk sold alcohol to a minor.
With a little more than one week until the April 5 elections, candidates for Jefferson City Council sat down with the News Tribune to discuss the various issues.
Jefferson City is preparing for another season of street overlay work.
Relatives of the late Arthur Hough are looking at available options after the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission opted to move forward with selling beer at the Oak Hills Golf Center.
‘Advisory bike lanes’ to be used in 200, 300 blocks of Bolivar Street
The Bolivar Street bike lanes are once again moving forward, though a revised plan would not affect existing parking on the 200 and 300 blocks.
Event to benefit the Buddy Pack program
With more than 400 bottles from 11 different wineries, the 2016 People’s Choice Show-Me Wine Competition is ready to start next week.
Candidates running for Jefferson City Council discussed a variety of city issues Tuesday, two weeks before voters head to the polls.
City will explore potential partnerships for development of old prison site
The Jefferson City Council unanimously supported a resolution to allow further discussion on a potential long-term lease for a portion of the old Missouri State Penitentiary site.
Hayselton residents remain driven to stop access point to development project
Residents along Hayselton Drive are gearing up for the next battle against a proposed development they say would have a dangerous access road and lower property values in their historic neighborhood.
Mayor: State officials willing to consider long-term lease of old prison site
Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin believes the city is closer than ever to successfully redeveloping a portion of the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) site as officials seek to further discussions with the state.
Staff looks at other ways to address issue
Jefferson City’s abandoned buildings program is in its fourth year of implementation, and staff is starting to see results.
Jefferson City is considering new zoning plans for the city’s east side.
The Jefferson City Council is looking at the possibility of using capital improvement sales tax funds to replace one of the city’s aging fire stations.
Salvation Army shelter director says job has changed her life
Tyreka Brandon has found her purpose in working at The Salvation Army.
The annual Five Rivers District Pinewood Derby attracted hundreds of Cub Scouts, eagerly looking to race their handmade cars.
Recommendation goes to full Jefferson City Council in April
Despite neighborhood opposition, the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission has approved plans for a new development off of Hayselton Drive.
Stems from Fire Dept. request to add two firefighters
A request from the Jefferson City Fire Department to add two firefighters is resulting in a conversation about overall staffing levels at City Hall.
Jefferson City’s sales taxes have exceeded projections every month in the 2016 fiscal year.
Commission rescinds previous vote after neighbors come out in opposition
A plan for new bike lanes on Bolivar Street has been rescinded after several residents and business owners objected to the loss of parking.
Jefferson City golfers may soon see beer sales begin at Oak Hills Golf Center.
A familiar proposal will be discussed at Jefferson City’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for a development off Hayselton Drive.
Chamber gives annual report on economic development efforts
The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce says Jefferson City and Cole County have seen an anticipated economic return of more than $667,000 in 2015.
For some, it’s due to stagnant pay, benefits; for others, it’s because of leadership issues
City Hall is facing a morale problem. For many employees, it’s the result of tight budgets that led to a stagnation in salaries and benefits.
Thousands of pounds of food were collected and sorted Saturday as Boy Scouts and volunteers continued a nationwide tradition.
On the April 5 ballot
The 2016 candidates for Jefferson City Council will appear on the April 5 ballot.
Bill would leave policy to department directors
The Jefferson City Council will consider changes to the city’s residency requirements to give department directors flexibility to create their own policies.
Capital improvement sales tax renewal to be on August ballot
Jefferson City officials are getting ready for a sales tax renewal of their own later this summer.
Addition would bring department back to minimum staffing levels
The Jefferson City Fire Department is looking to add two entry-level firefighters, but the requested positions would really only bring the department to the bare minimum staffing levels.
Plans have not changed since last fall
After months of planning and discussions, the general public had its first opportunity to look over plans and designs for the planned wellness center at the first of three forums in Jefferson City.
Ken Theroff has spent more than two decades in banking, eventually climbing to the role of president of Jefferson Bank.