Stories by Madeleine
Vote taken in closed session; two other offers cited
The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission may be pursuing the purchase of Green Berry Acres, but another group also is interested.
Fire, Police employees honored
After months of discussions with officials, contractors, businesses and residents, the Jefferson City Council approved the final draft seeking proposals on the city’s solid waste contract.
City administrator looks at compensation study, new funding source for positions
In the last two years, nearly 20 positions have been eliminated at Jefferson City Hall, and the City Council likely will have to decide in the next budget cycle what the appropriate level of staffing is for the services provided.
All categories still above projections for year
Several say increase would be ‘burden’ for many
Jefferson City’s Public Transit Advisory Committee has made its first recommendation — to increase transit fares.
Property put up for sale
New Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin topped all municipal candidates in terms of sheer dollars, raising nearly $25,000 for her mayoral campaign.
Jefferson City officials are preparing for new proposals on the city’s solid waste contract and city staff hopes to issue a request for proposals in the next few weeks.
Budget cuts from two years ago continue to affect the Jefferson City Fire Department, and the department is looking at all available options to help the situation.
Final campaign disclosure forms should have been filed before being sworn in
New Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin, along with two newly installed members of the Jefferson City Board of Education, may have violated state law by being sworn into office before filing a required document with the Missouri State Ethics Commission.
Sensationblü to celebrate vibrancy of Jefferson City
A new high-energy event is coming to Jefferson City this summer, and the organizer hopes it will be a celebration of the city’s vibrancy.
The Jefferson City Council was approached Monday night by two residents with suggestions for how to use funds from the next capital improvement sales tax installment.
While Jefferson City has seen its borders grow in the last 65 years, the Public Works Department staff has shrunk, leaving limited resources to handle the increased workload.
Jefferson City officials are laying the ground work for the 2016 budget, preparing the City Council for the tough decisions ahead.
Update to site focuses on being user-friendly
Two streets added, three removed
The annual street overlay list for 2015 has received minor changes in the last month, with two streets added, three removed and one changed.
The Jefferson City Liquor Control Board upheld a one-day liquor license suspension of Xpress Liquor & Smokes after the store owner appealed the initial suspension.
Jefferson City’s newest mayor took her seat last night, but not before the now former Mayor Eric Struemph was honored for his service to the city.
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.