Stories by Madeleine
It’s been nearly 30 years since Jefferson City voters approved the City Charter, setting up the foundation and rules for the city’s government operations. And there has never been a formal review of the charter to ensure it still holds up to city practices today.
Incoming Mayor Carrie Tergin will be sworn in Monday night and one of her first priorities is to reach out to area groups and entities to build and strengthen partnerships.
Sales tax G for capital improvements expected on 2016 ballot
Jefferson City officials are preparing for the next installment of the half-cent capital improvements sales tax, expected to be placed on the ballot sometime next year.
Steve Veile wants to save tangible elements of Jefferson City history
For Steve Veile, preserving Jefferson City is more of a passion than a hobby.
For the second month in a row, Jefferson City sales tax receipts have come in above projections, with receipts totaling more than $1 million in each month.
First in the nation to be a night event
Jefferson City’s downtown will be more colorful than usual Saturday evening, as the Central Missouri Color Vibe Race returns to the Capital City.
In a field of six mayoral candidates, it was unlikely the next Jefferson City mayor would gain a large majority of voter support.
It comes as no surprise that four incumbents of the Jefferson City Council and one newcomer won council seats Tuesday — all five spots were uncontested.
Becomes second female mayor in city’s history
Carrie Tergin will be the next mayor of Jefferson City. Tergin won Tuesday’s election with roughly 41 percent of the vote in Jefferson City. Tergin was one of six candidates seeking the office, winning with 2,872 ballots cast for her.
Residents may soon notice additional construction near Stadium Boulevard, Christy Drive and Monroe Street.
Jefferson City mayor leaves office April 20
After four years as Jefferson City mayor, Eric Struemph will step back from local politics, though he’s unsure what the future holds.
Entering the final week of Jefferson City’s mayoral campaign, Carrie Tergin had raised more than twice as much as Bob Scrivner, her nearest competitor in the money race, and has nearly four times as much remaining campaign funds as Scrivner.
Chief: Police have no operational in-car cameras
The Jefferson City Police Department wants to purchase new in-car cameras, as the department has no operational cameras left.
It’s been four years since Cotton Walker and Brian Stumpe took office in the Jefferson City Municipal Court and both are looking forward to potential improvements to municipal court in their next term.
For school board candidates, an issue often cited is a lack of confidence in the existing board, while some mayoral candidates have said the city needs to make more efforts to be as transparent as possible.
Police found both sold alcohol to a minor
Miffed Steinman walks out in mid-forum
With the election two weeks away, more than 60 people came to watch candidates for Jefferson City mayor discuss city issues Monday night.
Newcomer to City Council unopposed on April ballot
Mark Schreiber believes he’s ready to do his part and serve Jefferson City as a member of the City Council.
Hundreds of Cub Scouts gathered together Saturday to race in the annual Five Rivers District Pinewood Derby. The 2015 Pinewood Derby was at the Blair Oaks Middle School, a new location for the annual event.
Personality of next mayor can have huge effect on job
Jefferson City voters will go to the polls in less than three weeks to choose a new mayor, and whoever gets the job will need to work with the city administrator to get things done.
Draft list subject to change
Some Jefferson City streets soon will receive attention as city staff finalizes the 2015 street overlay list.
Open house to show future fire museum
The Jefferson City Fire Department is preparing to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of its former fire stations and the future site of a fire museum.
4th Ward councilman unopposed on April ballot
Fourth Ward Councilman Carlos Graham says he wants to continue working on the issues he cares about in the next two years on the Jefferson City Council.
The News Tribune sat down with current Mayor Eric Struemph and former mayors John Landwehr, Tom Rackers and Duane Schreimann to discuss how each saw the role of the mayor while in office.
Campaign finance reports show Scrivner, Tergin top donations
With less than one month before the election, candidates for Jefferson City mayor are starting to spend more in their efforts to win on April 7.
Jefferson City sales tax receipts have surged ahead of projections in March, with year-end totals also projected to be higher than budgeted.
Police found both sold alcohol to minor
Two Jefferson City convenience stores will receive liquor license suspensions after police found alcohol was sold to a minor at both locations.
Chief Dennis Braun leads family of firefighters
After 40 years of fighting fires, Dennis Braun still is not ready to stop.
Councilman unopposed on April ballot
After nearly two years in office, 3rd Ward Councilman Ken Hussey says there’s still more work to be done for Jefferson City.
But aspirants diverge on how to raise funds
With a six-way race set for the mayoral seat, the News Tribune sat down with each mayoral candidate to ask whether they believe Jefferson City needs to increase its revenues and, if so, how.
Tours at the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) are continuing to grow and, despite a shortened season and fewer tour offerings, 2014 turned out to have the highest attendance yet.
The six candidates for Jefferson City mayor squared off in their first forum Tuesday night, covering a range of issues from trash to the use of email.
Joint city-county meeting sought to discuss 2015 priorities
According to the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, both Jefferson City and Cole County saw an “anticipated economic return” of roughly $641,000 in 2014.
2nd Ward councilwoman unopposed on April ballot
After roughly eight months on the Jefferson City Council, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Laura Ward is facing her first election, though she has no opponent.
Scouts to pick up food next weekend for Samaritan Center
Continuing a tradition of charitable efforts, hundreds of Boy Scouts took to Jefferson City streets Saturday to spread the word about the upcoming Scouting for Food drive.
Though discussion of a potential Jefferson City conference center has dropped off since early last year, the dedicated lodging tax continues to collect funds earmarked for the promotion of tourism.
Department received up to $50,000 in free equipment
The Jefferson City Fire Department is acting as a test site for new technology, affording the department thousands of dollars of equipment at no cost.
1st Ward Councilman faces no opposition on April ballot
Jim Branch has served as 1st Ward councilman on the Jefferson City Council for nearly two years and is ready for another term.
Need for space could move court to parks offices once multipurpose building is complete
As the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department eyes a new multipurpose building on the campus of Lincoln University, some city officials are looking at the current parks offices on Monroe Street as the perfect new home for municipal court.
The process is moving forward to replace a 36-year-old heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system in the Jefferson City Police Department.
Legislation would limit local revenues from traffic fines
One-third of the 27 Mid-Missouri communities with municipal courts could be affected by a proposed law the state Senate approved Tuesday. A final vote is needed before the measure can be sent to the House.
Members of the Public Transit Advisory Committee met for the first time Monday, getting an overview of Jefferson City’s transit system and direction on where future discussion may lead.
Multiple contractors attend work session
The Jefferson City Council is preparing a new request for proposals on the city’s solid waste contract, reigniting discussions several aspects of the current service, including whether it should continue to be mandatory.
A six-way race is set for the Jefferson City mayoral seat, with 3rd Ward Councilman Bob Scrivner, Leonard Steinman, Carrie Tergin, Edith Vogel, Roy Viessman and Richard S. Groner all hoping to win the April 7 election.
West Side Business Association hosts candidates
All six candidates for Jefferson City mayor gathered together Wednesday morning in their first appearance together.
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Bob Scrivner says he wants to improve communication as the next Jefferson City mayor.
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Carrie Tergin believes she can bring positive change to Jefferson City as its next mayor.
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Edith Vogel says she has the experience to become Jefferson City’s next mayor.
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Roy Viessman sees no better cheerleader for Jefferson City than himself.
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Richard S. Groner believes he is the strong leader Jefferson City needs in its next mayor.