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Primitive passion

Published Aug. 29 2016

The 7-foot-long shaft is made of Missouri-native river cane he cut and straightened; the bannerstone weight he handcarved himself. Throwing...

The warden's house, a Jefferson City landmark

Published Aug. 28 2016

After taking the fateful phone call that a riot was erupting across from his Jefferson City home at 722 E....

Whimsy meets water

Published Aug. 28 2016

The sharp decline of Tom and Millie Jones' Summers Way wooded backyard naturally lent itself to a man-made waterfall.

Blunt touts 'more jobs, less government'

Published Aug. 27 2016

America has faced troubles in recent years due to Obamacare, loss of foreign respect, overreaching regulations and weakening of the...

Treasure trove of military history

Published Aug. 24 2016

Rows of military jackets, stacks of various patches, piles of buttons and boxes of miscellaneous items fill most of the...

Bond issue eyed for Russellville schools

Published Aug. 23 2016

Taxpayers in the Russellville school district may be asked this spring to consider a new bond issue.

Doing ministry where life exists

Published Aug. 22 2016

Pastor Jon Nelson was 8 years old when he declared himself an atheist.

Pageant promotes positive self image

Published Aug. 21 2016

When former Miss Lincoln University Amanda Andrews heard young girls saying people had called them "ugly" or "no good," she...

Jefferson City, Irish pastors switch roles for four weeks

Published Aug. 21 2016

The Rev. Daniel Hilty, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church, and his family enjoyed walking the heart of downtown...

Former foreclosure flipped to benefit family

Published Aug. 21 2016

Six years and about $125,000 in federal money later, a 100-year-old brick duplex has been flipped by the city to...

Historical society series highlights Russellville's history

Published Aug. 21 2016

Russellville's history will be highlighted in the next installment of an occasional series by the Cole County Historical Society about...

After loss, Clarksburg family turns to fostering, adoption

Published Aug. 17 2016

Jennifer and Jason Miller are fulfilling their dream of rearing a large family in a rural home, though it comes...

Fallen Vietnam soldier honored 50 years later

Published Aug. 14 2016

Cole County lost the first of 17 young men in the Vietnam War 50 years ago next Sunday.

South Side neighborhood remembered by local author

Published Aug. 14 2016

Before air conditioning, children from Jefferson City's South Side explored the city and visited the Capitol basement to cool off.

Old church parsonage will be razed

Published Aug. 11 2016

The home of many early pastors and Jefferson City's first bowling alley will soon come down.

5 old houses targeted to make way for project

Published Aug. 11 2016

Half a block of the near east side may be razed of its century-old homes to make way for dense,...

Parsons House a place in peril

Published Aug. 7 2016

Perhaps the most historic home in Jefferson City, the Parsons House at 105 Jackson St., has been named to Missouri's...

Change of duty brings Guard captain back

Published Aug. 7 2016

The long-sought Spanish-American War statue and a gigantic C-130 surprised Capt. John Quin when he returned this spring to the...

Memorial at California High School remembers those who died

Published Aug. 3 2016

Lives lost while studying or working at the California School District are memorialized in a new setting in front of...

Memorial at California High School remembers those who died

Published Aug. 3 2016

Lives lost while studying or working at the California School District are memorialized in a new setting in front of...