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Madeleine Leroux

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Oak Hills considers selling beer this spring

Committee recommendation will go to parks and rec commission in March

Oak Hills Golf Center might start selling alcohol as soon as April.

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Council approves changes to animal code

New changes specify outdoor shelter provisions, outlines seizure process

After weeks of discussion and revisions, the Jefferson City Council has approved new changes to the city code concerning animals housed outside.

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Jefferson City Parks staff to seek new offices

Staff likely to be split between new Wellness Center and second location

As the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission plans for the new Wellness Center, now under construction, department staff are looking for a potential new home.

New bike lanes planned for Bolivar Street

Commission approves removing parking on east side of affected streets

Jefferson City is planning new bike lanes to help connect more city trails with the Katy Trail network.

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Muenchberg awarded for partner city relationship with Jefferson City

A partnership across the ocean

Jefferson City and its partner city of Muenchberg, Germany, have been recognized for their relationship by a German-American friendship association.

Public forums planned for Wellness Center

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission is ready to talk programming.

City considers change to term limits

Jefferson City Council to revisit issue, employee residency next month

The Jefferson City Council may place a proposal to change the city’s charter regarding council term limits on the ballot sometime in the next year.

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Jefferson City Parks welcomes Little League

Jefferson City Little League will start playing on fields owned by the city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department this summer.

Proposed animal code changes put on informal calendar

The Jefferson City Council has opted not to act on proposed changes concerning animals housed outside, at least not yet.

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New parks director ready to listen, work hard

Doing what he loves

Todd Spalding had been looking for change when he noticed a job listing for director of Jefferson City’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.

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Commission: Programming discussions for Wellness Center will begin ‘soon’

Last month, construction on the planned Lincoln University/Parks and Recreation Wellness and Multipurpose Recreation Center began on Lafayette Street.

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Jefferson City transit seeks new upgrades

New equipment would help collect data for long-range transit plan

With the help of grant funding, Jefferson City’s transit system is looking to get new equipment.

Moving Jefferson City toward a civic center

Mayor’s priorities alter conference center concept

In kicking off the new year, Mayor Carrie Tergin has brought back an old idea with a new spin — changing from the conference center concept to a civic center.

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Officials don't see flooding at Adrian’s Island as development killer

Passive design is key to quick recovery after floods

With the return of Adrian’s Island talk and how best to access the riverside property, comes an often heard complaint from residents — why develop an area that frequently floods?

Council weighs Jefferson City animal code changes

The Jefferson City Council took no action Tuesday on proposed changes to the animal code after some residents expressed concerns.

JC Council hires new director of finance/IT

Jefferson City has hired its new director of finance and information technology.

Two races set for Jefferson City Council

Filing for local races has closed and two races are set for the Jefferson City Council.

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Jefferson City Council to consider changes to city animal code

Proposal would specify type of shelter needed

The Jefferson City Council will consider changes to its animal code Tuesday, which have been seen by some as either common-sense changes or government overreach.

Challenger files for 2nd Ward council seat

There will be at least one race for Jefferson City Council come April.

Parks commissioners mum on director vote

Though the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission recently announced the selection of a new department director, the selection was not unanimous, and commissioners are staying silent on the reasons why.

New parks director hired to replace Lockwood

Jefferson City will have a new director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry by the end of the month.

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Stadium, Jefferson roundabout project delayed one year

Negotiations for Trinity Lutheran property stall progress

Though originally planned to be done this summer, construction on the Stadium Boulevard and Jefferson Street intersection in Jefferson City has been delayed nearly a year due to ongoing property negotiations.

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City plans for river bridge closure

Agreement would close several city ramps temporarily for planned project

Plans are moving forward for the planned spring closure of the westbound Missouri River Bridge.

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Latest plan buoys Adrian’s Island

Long-discussed riverfront project moving forward again

Jefferson City may be closer than ever to gaining access to Adrian’s Island.

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Jefferson City woman’s Santa collection grows over 20 years

Soooo many Santas

Rosemarie Sachs has no shortage of Christmas reminders.

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Jefferson City Day Care Center helps parents balance work, family

Easing a mother’s mind

Desiree Edwards has a lot to handle.

Plaque planned outside City Hall

A new plaque is planned to go into the sidewalk in front of Jefferson City Hall.

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Bridge to Adrian's Island moving forward

Private donations being sought

Adrian’s Island once again seems close to becoming reachable.

Costales files to keep 4th Ward seat

Incumbent Glen Costales has filed to retain his 4th Ward seat on the Jefferson City Council.

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Putting smiles on people’s faces

Marti Thruston’s public service comes from an innate drive to help

Marti Thruston has always loved putting smiles on people’s faces.

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Law of Christmas: Fill wishes of area children

Annual event brings children, police together to shop

Children stood with their shopping partners, law enforcement officers from various agencies based in Jefferson City, as they watched Santa Claus pull into the parking lot atop a SWAT vehicle, waving as the children cheered and yelled “Santa!”

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High Street viaduct has history all its own

One of Jefferson City’s main arteries running east and west is thanks to a little-known former mayor and was even, at one time, named after him.

Local author hosts January book signing

Hopes to launch series through fan support

One Mid-Missouri man is hoping to launch a multimedia franchise, starting with the release of his first self-published book, “The Edge of Beyond: Rise Of The Fallen.”

Local contractor wins Wellness Center contract

Jefferson City’s Sircal Contracting Inc. will build the new Lincoln University/Parks and Recreation Wellness and Multipurpose Recreation Center on LU’s campus.

Four file for Jefferson City council on first day

No races set so far

After the first day of filing for Jefferson City municipal offices, four candidates have filed and no races have been set so far.

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Annual homes tour to feature JC and California landmarks

This year’s Christmas Heisinger Homes Tour is expanding its reach and featuring three properties in California, Missouri.

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Allied will haul trash for next 10 years

Council unanimously approves resolution on solid waste pick

After no discussion, the Jefferson City Council was quick to approve a resolution selecting Allied Waste as the city’s exclusive trash provider for the next 10 years.

Wellness Center plan, director search advance

Official says announcements inch closer; parks staff excluded from meeting

Two of the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission’s biggest projects took small steps Tuesday toward public announcements.

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Jefferson City Council to approve Allied Waste proposal

The Jefferson City Council is expected to approve a resolution Tuesday selecting Allied Waste as the city’s exclusive trash provider for another 10 years.

JCPD grant to modernize equipment

$13,000 grant allows for upgrades to emergency operations center

The Jefferson City Police Department will soon go through an upgrade to its training room, allowing for new equipment to upgrade the emergency operations center.

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Jefferson City mayor asking residents how to make city better

If the Jefferson City Council and community, including the county and state, can work together, Mayor Carrie Tergin said, there’s no reason projects can’t be completed. And Tergin said she’s moving forward on that every day by simply talking to people.

Housing Authority selects new executive director

Quetsch to start Jan. 1, Pollock to aid transition

The Jefferson City Housing Authority has hired a new executive director. Cynthia Quetsch has been selected to replace outgoing director Allen Pollock, who is retiring at the end of February after nearly 30 years as director.

LU, city may team up on parking issues

Council to consider sharing enforcement for parking on streets near university

Jefferson City police may soon share enforcement powers of parking regulations with Lincoln University on the streets bordering campus, an idea that stemmed from trying to solve existing parking issues on Chestnut Street.

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First phase of north riverwalk complete

The first part of a riverwalk in North Jefferson City is complete, and organizers plan now to create an overlook to view the Capitol from the Noren Access.

Chestnut Street goes back to Council

A resolution permitting the temporary closure of Chestnut Street has been moved back to the full Jefferson City Council after discussion at the Public Works and Planning Committee meeting.

Wiseman plans to run for Jefferson City Council

Though filing is still one month away, one candidate for Jefferson City Council is already getting started.

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Few questions at public information session on trash proposals

Only a handful of people attended a public information session on Jefferson City’s most recent trash proposals with few questions being asked.

City sets filing dates for April election

Filing dates for the April election have officially been set after the Jefferson City Council approved the 2016 election dates Monday.

Committee recommends chamber contract renewal

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce has been recommended to continue as the city’s economic development agency.

Chestnut discussion set for Thursday

A resolution to establish a plan for Clark Avenue and Chestnut Street is expected to be discussed Thursday morning, after the Jefferson City Council opted not to take any action Monday.