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Council, Parks approve memorandum of understanding
The Jefferson City Council has agreed to offer $1.5 million in a line of credit to help construct a four-court multipurpose facility.
Laura Ward has filed to retain her 2nd Ward seat on the Jefferson City Council.
As the Jefferson City Council considers whether to help fund a proposed multipurpose building, the facility’s purpose may have shifted somewhere between serving residents and attracting tourism.
A Christmas Wish Part 5: Putting busy mom at ease
For Jenna Kelsey, the Jefferson City Day Care Center is what enables her go to work every day and not have to worry about her two daughters.
The Jefferson City Day Care has sought to provide child care to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it for nearly 50 years.
Annual tournament generates hotel room stays, dollars
The 2014 Capital City Holiday Hoops Showcase brings more than athletes to Jefferson City — it also brings added dollars to the community.
Other offices also draw candidates
After one day of filing, Jefferson City voters can expect at least one race on the April ballot.
Jefferson City soon will be searching for a new veterinarian and director for the Jefferson City Animal Shelter.
The Jefferson City Council is considering how it can help fund a four-court multipurpose facility being pursued by the Parks and Recreation Commission and Lincoln University.
The Jefferson City Council is now hoping to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat as quickly as possible in January.
Former 4th Ward Councilwoman Carrie Tergin plans to run for Jefferson City mayor.
Former 4th Ward Councilwoman Carrie Tergin plans to run for Jefferson City mayor.
Jefferson City sales tax, franchise/utility taxes come in above projections
Jefferson City revenues have surged ahead of projections for the 2014 fiscal year, and officials expect to be able to return roughly $1.5 million into the city’s fund balance.
Jefferson City officials plan to use $100,000 previously dedicated to the Columbia Regional Airport to help cover an increase in the cost of powering city street lights.
A recommendation has been made to set the speed limit on Mission Drive, but drivers may have noticed speed limit signs already posted.
A proposal to change the name of Lafayette Street is being withdrawn without a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission after Jefferson City officials found the petition did not meet the standards of city code.
Plans for a potential multipurpose building in Jefferson City are continuing to evolve as a deadline for a decision looms. Two entities have decided to try and move forward with a project they can afford to do on their own.
A family love of sports
Not many people can call themselves parent of the year, but Kimberly Atnip can.
The 75th annual Jefferson City Jaycees Christmas parade brought many area families downtown Saturday, huddled under layers and some covered in blankets, all ready to enjoy all that comes with this time of year.
City officials suggest tourism funds could be used
The deadline is approaching for a decision on whether a partnership between Lincoln University and the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission for a proposed multipurpose building will become a reality.
Some underground pipes more than 100 years old
Across the country, pipes lying below ground are getting older, leading to more cracks, leaks and all out breaks. Jefferson City’s wastewater and stormwater systems are struggling with the same issues as Missouri American Water's infrastructure.
Jefferson City is looking to get ahead of any potential issues as ride-sharing companies become more popular in other communities.
The Jefferson City Council has approved an agreement with St. Martins that establishes a boundary between the two cities for future annexation efforts.
JC officials waiting to make decisions on whether to move Living Windows
Donna Deetz, organizer of this year’s Living Windows, said last week that the Downtown Association is waiting on any potential decision to move the event until after they know more. She said the association is waiting for the Jefferson City Police Department to advise them on the situation.
Thanksgiving store openings lead to smaller crowds on Black Friday
By mid-morning Friday, lines at most retail stores in Jefferson City had decreased and shoppers said they enjoyed a much calmer Black Friday than normal.
Volunteers make sure holiday meals are available
For many residents of Jefferson City's Dulle and Hamilton Towers, Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to come together as a community. Residents, families and friends gathered Thursday morning for a full turkey meal provided by Audrey Kauffman and the Immaculate Conception Church.
The former RR Donnelley facility has been sold, but the exact buyer and selling price still are unknown.
Jefferson City firefighters are continuing their slow, but steady, work on turning an abandoned fire station into a museum reflecting the history of the Fire Department.
Members seeking input from ward residents
Members of the Jefferson City Council are trying to decide how best to handle an upcoming vacancy on the council, and some are hoping to hear from residents on what should be done.
Mark Schreiber has announced his intention to run for the 5th Ward seat on the Jefferson City Council.
Lincoln University wants things to move quickly
Jefferson City officials are trying to get a clearer picture of what a collaborative multipurpose facility would look like, but the clock is ticking to get the project moving.
Meeting in January to decide next steps
The Jefferson City Downtown Association is undertaking a slow but steady process in deciding whether to pursue a new taxing district to help cover costs of beautification and maintenance.
With one month left of sales tax reports for the year, Jefferson City revenues are expected to exceed projections by more than $1 million for the 2014 fiscal year.
One Mid-Missouri resident is hoping to increase bicycle safety in Jefferson City.
Ten years after its initial visit, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall is returning to Jefferson City next fall.
Total project would cost roughly $1 million
Jefferson City officials are looking to take one step forward in replacing a 35-year-old heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system in the Police Department.
Ralph Bray will be the next Cole County recorder of deeds after defeating 19-year incumbent Larry Rademan.
The Jefferson City Council is considering a proposed agreement with St. Martins that would establish a boundary between the two cities for future annexation efforts.
The Jefferson City mayoral race is already kicking off, two months before filing is set to begin.
Candidates for the Cole County recorder of deeds office may not agree on much, but they both believe it is one of the most important offices in the county.
Bob Scrivner, current 3rd Ward councilman and president pro tempore, announced his candidacy for mayor Monday, just a few days after current Mayor Eric Struemph announced he would not seek re-election due to health issues and family responsibilities.
For Beverly Stafford, her job is really about turning the visions of others into reality, and she loves doing it.
‘Deviated’ route will serve hospital location
Transit service to the new St. Mary’s Health Center will begin Nov. 17, the day after the new location will begin accepting patients.
Also wants to spend time with his family
Jefferson City Mayor Eric Struemph will not seek re-election in the spring, citing health concerns and family responsibilities.
A potential partnership between the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Lincoln University is moving forward as both entities continue work on collaborative multipurpose building.
The Jefferson City Council officially has put a budget in place for the new fiscal year, but has put a slight hold on some of the newly funded positions.
As Jefferson City prepares to start a new fiscal year Nov. 1, some officials are closely watching the city’s revenues, which have largely remained flat in the last few years.
The News Tribune sat down with Jefferson City officials to discuss the city’s existing revenues and whether, after several years of tight budgets, the city needs to look at increasing its revenues.
Chamber to submit proposal to have Training for Life Campus on unidentified 12 acres
A potential collaboration between the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission and Special Olympics Missouri has come to a halt before it ever really began.
A survey for all downtown property owners and businesses is out today and likely will decide whether Jefferson City’s downtown will look to start a new taxing district to help cover costs of beautification and maintenance.