Michelle Brooks



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Small Business Saturday participation grows from 2014

Carrying bundled five-month-old Leo, Shannon Troesser and her sister Paige Brockmeyer were enjoying the conversation as much as the novelties during their shopping outing with their mother, Kristin VanDeVelde in Jefferson City Saturday afternoon.

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Osage City resident researches history of his once-thriving home

Growing up in Osage City, Bill Wibberg traveled the river on a fishing boat, visited with the sage old-timers of the community and played in the woods.

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Taos church nominated as historic place

A mostly-intact representation of early, rural church architecture and the resting place of the “Apostle of Mid-Missouri,” the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Rectory have been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

Looking to bridge the gap

A historic bridge at Sinking Creek in Shannon County is the latest in the effort to save the architectural features no longer able to serve their original purpose.

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Chromebooks help California teachers engage students

1:1 classrooms

Before California Middle School seventh-graders Lauren Spillars and Megan VanLoo grabbed electrified wires during a hands-on science lab, they used the classroom’s 1:1 Chromebooks to create a virtual electric circuit.

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Family logs hundreds of hours at California food pantry

‘God grabbed us, took us from there’

When the Cargill Cares Food Pantry asked Max Wachter to take over as the volunteer ordering and distribution manager, his wife had already been praying for a way to serve their neighbors with food.

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Making history brick by brick

Historic Kelly-Bolton Home designated as Jefferson City landmark in 2002

Possibly the oldest brick home in Cole County, the Kelly-Bolton Home at 1916 Green Berry Road has ties to early pioneers, Civil War soldiers and turn-of-the-century society.

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Prayer Warriors thank firefighters, lawmen

With a meal they didn’t have to make in the fire station kitchen and music the patrolmen did not have to sing themselves, local law enforcement and firefighters were appreciated at an event Thursday hosted by the Missouri State Capitol Prayer Warriors.

Eugene High School targets improving ACT scores

The ACT is getting extra attention at Eugene High School this school year.

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Area man inducted into Monster Truck Hall of Fame

Better than having his face on a trading card, local sheet metal worker Gene Patterson’s picture now hangs in the International Monster Truck Museum Hall of Fame.

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