Stories by Michelle
A continued faith despite war and persecution
Christian persecution is real. Warfare in the Ukraine is real. Just ask Ukrainian Pastor Elisey Pronin, who visited Mid-Missouri this week as a respite from his war-torn country.
Two Blair Oaks High School students were honored by the National Consumers League for involvement in a community service and leadership initiative through LifeSmarts, a consumer literacy program.
Cultural differences benefit exchange students as much as their studies
She may technically be a junior, but Anja Krupchenko is an elite student.
A mutually-beneficial program, A+ at California High School provides graduates with college costs and gives elementary students extra one-on-one attention.
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.
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.
Marshall Street home receives first Golden Hammer recognition of 2015
A century home has been restored to last at least another century.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cole County Sheriff’s Department is seeking charges for the removal of a pioneer-era cemetery in Apache Flats.
More than 50 listeners gathered under tents in the Cole County Historical Society’s courtyard Saturday to hear the Ford’s Theater original “Lee and Grant at Appomattox.”
‘Being a mother is the coolest experience in the world’
Game day at the Hackett house in Russellville is family day, and Mom Shannon is right in the mix, wearing orange and blue, eating snacks and cheering on the Denver Broncos.
The results of an emergency preparedness exercise Tuesday at the Callaway Nuclear Plant and in Reform will be posted by mid-August to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)’s website.
It looked like a typical group of high schoolers hanging around before school. As more arrived, wearing backpacks and carrying breakfast, they greeted each other and then returned to their phones or conversations.
Nancy Thompson wander old cemeteries and earns genealogists' undying gratitude
Buried and hidden history have a defender in Nancy Thompson.
The Healing House in Jefferson City, which will welcome its first residents this month, will host an open house for the community from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at 1418 West Main St.
Antique tractor enthusiasts were treated to a free day of music, conversation, shopping and, most of all, showing off their tractors.
A 12-hour prayer vigil will be open to the community Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.
Extra benefit from State Tech teachers’ visits
Three professors from State Technical College of Missouri have been teaching dual-enrollment courses this school year on the Wardsville campus.
Mid-Missourians alerted by Siberian relative
“We are burning.” That was what Mid-Missourians Erik and Lucy Minkin heard over the phone from her cousin, Lyudmila Tutkova, who called the Mid-Missouri couple on April 12 from her village Sabinka in Siberia.
Renowned butterfly species draws new attention on Earth Day
Lincoln University’s agriculture and extension programs provide a unique opportunity for the Mid-Missouri school to develop cooperative relationships in foreign countries.
Once a destination for criminals to be punished or, in some cases, put to death, the old Missouri State Penitentiary now attracts thousands of tourists every year looking to get a glimpse inside the walls.
Adding curb appeal
Six local historic treasures will be recognized this year as their owners have put a new shine to their curb appeal
Jefferson City’s Cemetery Resources Board took a walk-through of the Old City and Woodland cemeteries Tuesday to prepare and prioritize repair and restoration projects.
Finally — the Missouri State Penitentiary has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
When a student has struggled in regular education classes but is high functioning, it might be difficult to create a plan for his next step in life.
Two additions have been made to the Russellville-Lohman Fire Protection District.
Don’t be fooled by Susan Bell’s calm demeanor; there’s an adventurer inside.
Untouched prairies and dense forests covered Mid-Missouri when French-Canadian fur traders established Cote sans Dessein more than 200 years ago.
A haven for reflection
Russellville garden features Stations of the Cross
Russellville youngsters get ‘tour’ of ancient artifacts
About 30 sixth-graders at Russellville Elementary School were fixated on a television screen, where two terra cotta figures were being discussed by Ben Hauser of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Voters in the Jamestown School District will be asked Tuesday to approve a levy to improve the school facilities.
Proponents point to success and growth of Blair Oaks
Could 2018 see Indian football on Russellville High School’s newly completed track and field complex?
As the large snowflakes fell Saturday morning, eager native plant shoppers filled the parking lot at Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City.
When more than 200 students, faculty and staff from St. Martins Elementary School leave their classrooms to line the roadway in silent prayer, it tends to make a significant impact on the grieving families leaving funeral services.
Judging and being judged
Hunched over lab tables with clipboards in hand, students were keenly studying the contents of seed samples Tuesday at Lincoln University.
Chad Nierman received a none-too-soon heart transplant in September. His pre-teen son Zane was quick to point out that his dad’s original heart was operating at 8 percent at the time of the surgery.
4 travelers schedule program on exchange experience
Local gardener Hugh Flowers and his cohorts from the Lincoln University Cooperative Extension recently took their valuable experience and tested programs to growers in El Salvador.
Already a tradition at Calvary Lutheran High School, seniors have the option to direct at the spring One-Act Festival.
Russellville Elementary School added a before- and after-school care program this semester to provide a safe place for students to release energy or do homework between parent schedules and school hours.
A military career behind him, Pat Castle is on a dual marathon of running and running Vitae Foundation
Two years ago, when Carl Landwehr extended the invitation to take over the Vitae Foundation, Pat Castle had never considered Mid-Missouri as an option after retirement from the U.S. Air Force.
From junior high to senior citizens, paddles always ready
Ethan Johnson and Elliott Lammers approach the green table, paddles in hand. They ease quickly from palling around to sorting out who wins the first serve.
A safer, larger and more efficient space will allow the California High School FFA program to better meet the needs of its continuously-increasing enrollment.
For nearly a century, 207 E. High St. was a staple of men’s fine clothing in Jefferson City. The ownership changed hands and the styles certainly took their turns, but the location was dependable.
Combining music and faith
Youth band to perform at Calvary Lutheran variety show Saturday
The third part in Calvary Lutheran High School’s Colossians 3:17 series will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday in the school’s auditorium.