Stories by Madeleine
A fire and flooding of the gymnasium at St. Elizabeth School canceled classes Wednesday, but teachers and students will be back in the classroom today.
The Salute to America Committee wants the Cole County Commission to double its contribution to the annual event.
Annual report cites return on city, county investment
According to the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, both Jefferson City and Cole County saw an “anticipated economic return” of more than $486,000 in 2013.
Official: Report should be lead to more accurate budgeting, transparency
An effort to ensure more accurate budgeting at City Hall also has led to what one official hopes will be increased transparency and understanding of Jefferson City’s budget.
Ret. Maj. John Sullivan never expected to receive France’s highest honor. But 70 years after flying 35 missions in the then-Nazi-occupied nation, that’s just what he received.
In its first annual report to the city, the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee detailed several changes taking place at the shelter.
All work has now been bid for renovations and remediation at the old Missouri State Penitentiary, and officials still are planning on resuming public tours this spring.
Jefferson City officials are hopeful winter is winding down, as the city has already spent more than $500,000 on snow-fighting efforts, more than the past two years combined.
Jefferson City will continue demolition at the old Missouri State Penitentiary, aiming to demolish 12 structures on the site by August.
Jefferson City residents may have more opportunities to visit Thursday Night Live this year, as officials hope to expand the event to three added fall nights.
The Cole County Commission has delayed a vote on whether to tear down the old county jail and sheriff’s house behind the county courthouse.
Dave Talken didn’t plan on getting involved with the Boy Scouts of America, but more than 30 years after his son first joined the Webelo Scouts, Talken remains involved with troops throughout Mid-Missouri.
A fourth chance at life
If it weren’t for advancements in research and technology, Max Cook might not be alive today. Cook told the tale of his journey of heart problems Saturday night.
Jefferson City council members are debating the effectiveness of resolutions on state issues and whether a more appropriate avenue wouldn’t be consulting with their Capitol lobbyist.
Major Interiors to move from Heisinger Road location
A rezoning request for two buildings on Southwest Boulevard was approved Thursday to allow a home furnishings store to move to a new location.
The Jefferson City Council soon will consider a new contract for JCTV, after months of the station operating without one in place.
After a rocky start, Jefferson City sales tax receipts are improving — a welcome sign in the early fiscal year.
Arline Mueller has spent nearly every Sunday for more than 65 years playing the organ at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Babbtown, and she has no plans to ever quit.
The state is moving forward with repairs and mold remediation at the old Missouri State Penitentiary, but no specific date has been confirmed to start the 2014 tour season.
Welcome to 2505 Mission Drive. The new St. Mary’s Health Center facility, which recently received an address, hosted one of its first community group tours at the unfinished site Thursday morning.
City receives United Way award for fundraising efforts
Jefferson City officials are voicing their support of a bill in the Missouri Senate that would allow events held at the Capitol or at the old Missouri State Penitentiary to serve alcohol.
2013 budget saved by mid-year cuts
Jefferson City survived a shaky fiscal year, thanks to drastic mid-year cuts and unanticipated savings from both an early retirement program and keeping vacant positions open.
The Jefferson City Fire Department is requesting funds to solve “three critical areas of the department.”
Emergency response at St. Joseph commended
No cause has been identified for the mystery illness that struck St. Joseph Cathedral School earlier this month, but the emergency response from city, county and state agencies has been commended.
Grain Belt Express project to use Missouri companies
A partnership announced Thursday could lead to a $500 million investment in Missouri, as Clean Line Energy seeks to build a 750-mile overhead transmission line through four Midwest states.
Jefferson City is preparing for a new city administrator, set to start work March 10, and he comes with a price tag that exceeds his predecessors’ pay as well as that of the governor.
Jefferson City officials plan on filing a complaint against Missouri American Water because of what staff say is a number of issues that have popped up in the last year.
The Jefferson City Council unanimously voted to hire Steve Crowell as the new city administrator in a closed session Tuesday night.
The Jefferson City Council has approved a new tax increment financing district and community improvement district at the Capital Mall, in an effort to turn around what was called continued deterioration of the property.
The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved the hire of Steve Crowell as the new city administrator in a closed session Tuesday night.
What can $5 million buy?
Officials with the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department are trying to tie together desired specifications for a new multipurpose building in Jefferson City with a $5 million budget that some are worried isn’t enough.
The Jefferson City Council is expected to take action Tuesday on a proposed tax increment financing district and community improvement district at the Capital Mall.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of more than 250 Missouri cities, including Jefferson City, in a class-action lawsuit filed by customers of AT&T Mobility.
The first sales tax receipts of the new year show a disappointing start to Jefferson City’s revenue collections. All three of the city’s sales taxes came in below projections for January receipts, which actually reflect November's reporting period.
'People don't like walking up the hill'
One conference center proposal, from Ehrhardt Hospitality Group, includes construction of a city-owned and operated parking garage at the West McCarty Street site.
The final sales tax numbers for Jefferson City’s 2013 fiscal year are in and, despite revised projections, receipts fell short of the city’s expected goals.
Meet Jefferson City’s newest firefighter — 4-year-old Kingston McGill. Kingston, who suffers from arterial vascular malformation, was proclaimed an honorary firefighter Monday while his family looked on with pride.
Lucia Erikson-Kincheloe has always loved the arts, but never imagined her passion would lead to an award recognizing her contributions to the community.
Council pleased with ability to compare proposals
Members of the Jefferson City Council say one potential conference center developer finally has provided necessary numbers to enable the city to compare proposals, but more questions are lingering.
Proceeds to benefit fire museum on East Miller Street
After years of research and work, “Capital Smoke,” a book detailing the history of the Jefferson City Fire Department, is ready for release.
Lodging tax funds would make up remainder of cost
At the request of the Jefferson City Council, the Ehrhardt Hospitality Group has provided some more specific numbers for its conference center proposal.
Becomes highest paid department director
After months of performing the job in the interim, Matt Morasch has been named the new public works director for Jefferson City.
The Jefferson City Council is still waiting on specific numbers from one potential conference center developer.
The Jefferson City Council is expected to approve an annexation agreement with Holts Summit on Monday, establishing a border that each municipality will agree not to cross in annexation attempts.
Court rated as 'fair'
Jefferson City’s municipal court has received several recommendations from the state auditor’s office and an overall rank of fair.
Consultant talk put on hold — Johnson may still owe services to city
The Jefferson City Council is requesting more specific numbers from the Ehrhardt Hospitality Group on a proposed conference center within one week after several council members expressed frustration at the lack of information included in the developer’s proposal.
After 20 years tutoring students at Lincoln University, Pat Pollock is ready to retire.
New agreement needed before station receives city funds
Interim City Administrator Drew Hilpert said the current contract between Jefferson City and Lincoln University for operating JCTV expired after Thursday, and a new one is not yet in place.
People gathered around storefronts along High Street on Friday, eager to see this year’s Living Windows displays. Store owners and volunteers handed out cups of warm cider and cookies to cold passersby.
Jefferson City may be seeking a new consultant to assist in the negotiation phase of the conference center discussions. The City Council has paid a consultant over $44,000 for the last phase of discussions.