Michelle Brooks



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A+ gives elementary students extra attention

A mutually-beneficial program, A+ at California High School provides graduates with college costs and gives elementary students extra one-on-one attention.

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Archery teams on target for nationals

St. Thomas the Apostle School took a “Grace of God Day” recently when well more than half of its student body would be gone to the National Archery in Schools Program national tournament.

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Sweet sound of progress

Ground broken for new Helias addition

The Helias Catholic High School chorus sang the Doxology to close a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for a long-anticipated school expansion. Where the vocalists stood, on what has been a practice field, will soon house a dedicated choir room.

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Century home restored to last another 100 years

Marshall Street home receives first Golden Hammer recognition of 2015

A century home has been restored to last at least another century.

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Historic family’s name lives on

From a residential space to government offices, Dix Apartment building remains a landmark

Neighbors of the Dix Apartments at 623 Capitol Ave. are the Walls at the Missouri State Penitentiary, the Col. Darwin Marmaduke House at 700 E. Capitol Ave. and the Lester Shepard Parker House at 624 E. Capitol Ave.

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A garden with personality

Colorful flower beds, antique accessories earn Callahan garden May Yard of the Month

A wooded wonderland awaits visitors who trek out to 362 Cannondale to see the May Yard of the Month.

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MSP nomination shelved — for now

State asks for more time to discuss historic designation

The Missouri State Penitentiary’s nomination to the National Register of Historic Places was on the agenda to be heard Friday by the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. But it was not heard.

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Taos man spreads light in Africa

Mission work inspires Mark Verslues to build on his faith

A Taos man has found his civil engineer degree and construction experience were preparation for his work in the mission field.

Historic Preservation Commission eyes grant, but needs outside help

Jefferson City staff hopes a not-for-profit organization will step forward to apply for a $100,000 grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects.

Charges sought for removal of pioneer-era cemetery

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department is seeking charges for the removal of a pioneer-era cemetery in Apache Flats.

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