Stories by Madeleine
The Jefferson City Council has appointed the first members of the newly-created Public Transit Advisory Committee.
An informational meeting will be held Thursday on a proposed conversion of the old Rock Island railroad bed across central Missouri into a biking and hiking trail.
Marcia Ramatowski continues her mother’s ABLE legacy
Retirement has not stopped Marcia Ramatowski from spending most of her days teaching and tutoring in Jefferson City.
Tournament generates hotel stays, economic benefit for Jefferson City
Hundreds of children ages 6 to 8 spent the weekend in Jefferson City for the 2015 Winter Blast Mite Hockey Jamboree.
After one week on the job, Jefferson City’s new transit director is assessing operations and hopeful he’ll bring a “fresh perspective” to the role.
The Jefferson City Downtown Association is hoping to pin down a list of priorities for the year, but they could range anywhere from creating a downtown smart phone application to moving forward on a downtown conference center.
The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission is moving forward on a joint multipurpose facility with Lincoln University, but many details have yet to be worked out.
Grants to fund new signs, information kiosks
Jefferson City is moving forward with plans for new signage throughout the city, though it may be more than a year before any signs are put in place.
2015 starts with increased revenue
The start of the new fiscal year has brought good news for Jefferson City officials.
The Jefferson City Council has a new member, though he’ll only last three months.
Jefferson City officials have named a new transit director — Mark Mehmert, formerly the community development manager for the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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.