Michelle Brooks

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Jefferson City’s first color run a success

The bass beat was thumping through downtown Jefferson City as thousands of walkers and runners of all ages were jumping and waving their hands under wispy clouds of color Saturday morning.

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Donations sought to aid goal of homemade nutrition

Pantry aims to offer simple recipes

When Stephanie Scott-Huffman heard Kolbi Ward could feed her family of five with $200 for a month, she knew her innovative food pantry concept was coming together.

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Shoe factory helped make JC top manufacturing city in state in 1909

The shoe industry was a big money maker in Jefferson City, especially during the era of prison labor. The International Shoe Building at 1101 E. Capitol Ave. was one of several industries built apart from the controversial inmate labor pool.

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MAP-ping out a plan for Russellville students

Efforts of counselor Cherri Williams and Russellville elementary and middle school teachers paid off. MAP test scores are among the top in the Show-Me Conference.

Tournament in search of catfish on Missouri River

Mid-Missouri hosts King Kat Tournament Trail

A professional catfish tournament will be casting into the Missouri River on Saturday.

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Doctor: It's time for meaningful talk on abortion

Communication is the key to influencing a society.

Color run coming to Capital City on Saturday

It won’t be the first time runners in Jefferson City will be drenched with colors. But it will be the first-time for the national Color Vibe organization to host a 5K run downtown, expected to draw more than 3,000 runners.

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Monster dreams come true

As a teenager, Gene Patterson found his life’s ambition.

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New season starts for Golden Hammer Awards

Seven years ago, the Historic City of Jefferson introduced the Golden Hammer Award to promote private ventures to preserve the city historic architecture and neighborhoods.

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Cole County’s jail has been in six locations

Staff piecing together history of sheriff’s department

The first four Cole County Jails have been cleared away, just as the fifth site soon may be.

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