Stories by Michelle
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.
The city’s human resources department was recognized Tuesday by CHC Wellness with a Culture of Health Award at the city council meeting.
For 18 months, local Latin professor James Farris scrutinized a 150-year-old, old-world script and analyzed the impeccable grammar of Fr. Ferdinand Helias.
While Jodeen Maness read a book aloud, 16 busy bodies did their best to sit still on the California pre-kindergarten classroom floor.
‘The hardest fun you’ll ever have’
Working with computer programming, electronic circuits, Plexiglass and a kit of interchangeable frame parts, Simonsen 9th Grade Center students built their first robot, which they dubbed “Baxter,” moments before their competition this winter.
The Embry household on Versailles Avenue in California, Mo., might have several “adopted” children on spaghetti or taco nights.
Debut album features variety for music ministry
In celebration of the lives touched by the Special Learning Center in its 30-year history, the annual Moments of Magic fundraiser will feature the performances of current and former students.
St. Mary’s cleared to demolish properties
The proposed ordinance revision considered last month by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission has been withdrawn for further review by the sponsoring group Historic City of Jefferson.
Transitioning from middle school to high school can be daunting and exciting — for students and parents. For approximately 30 students who spent the last eight or more years in parochial schools, they will step into Simonsen Ninth Grade Center this fall with those emotions and then some.
Braving the wilds of an untamed frontier, two brothers with their families and their 70-year-old mother trekked from North Carolina to Mid-Missouri during the state’s infancy.
Fifth-graders at Eugene Elementary School have twice as many computers in their classroom for taking Accelerated Reading tests this year.
Forty years ago, Carey Bogg discovered his enthusiasm for Civil War-era artifacts.
With narrow roads, no shoulders and many teenagers from Eugene High School traveling more than 20 miles to after-school jobs, the “It Only Takes One” campaign easily drew in support.
St. Martins teacher uses innovative ways to teach science
After responding to double tragedies Sept. 11 — a totally-involved fire and a fatal car accident — Russellville-Lohman Fire Protection District firefighters were physically exhausted, emotionally spent and parched.
“Your foreclosure is canceled” is the best sentence Sandy Sneller has ever heard. She and her husband, Bob, read it in a recent letter from her mortgage company after dozens of friends, family, veterans organizations, businesses, civic groups and helpful strangers contributed a significant amount of money to fulfill their past-due obligations.
Readers will see the World War I era through the eyes of a newlywed couple separated by military service in Jeremy Amick’s latest book, “Soldierly Devotion.”
More than 50 vendors are expected to fill Jefferson City's Capitol Plaza Hotel 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday to support Miracles for Maelyne.
Pilgrimage of life
What started as chaotic socializing and collecting luggage and sleeping bags into a large pile, quickly turned into a reflective and spiritual time for more than 250 Mid-Missouri students, parents and others who are headed to the March for Life in Washington D.C.
When the automobile was new, traveling opened up to a wider public. Roadside motels, fuel stations and restaurants cropped up to serve them on their treks. Such was the case with the Warwick Village Motel.
Providing a dedicated, interested listener and encourager is the latest program addition at the Pregnancy Help Center of Jefferson City.
Grounded in Cambodia
Local pastor Pete Livingston and his wife, Debbie, have been working full-time for Agape International Missions since mid-September.
Chilly visit to Rome includes New Year’s performance
On an unseasonably cold day in Italy, a group of 45 Mid-Missourians were huddled close to a railing holding back the crowd from the St. Peter’s Basilica creche.
More than 30 people turned out for a discussion of a proposal to change city ordinances governing the Jefferson City Historic Preservation Commission.
In an unusual special meeting Tuesday, Jefferson City’s Historic Preservation Commission will review a proposed ordinance that would strengthen efforts to protect historic properties from demolition.
From a small, upstairs room with lots of space and few books, Anne Gue has watched the Cole County Historical Society’s library outgrow its second location in the museum basement.
Her death was a blow to capital
Although the Missouri Governor’s Mansion was bedecked with the ornaments of the Christmas season in 1882, the Crittenden family and many from Jefferson City were mourning the recent loss of 9-year-old Carrie.
Renae Woodberry is grateful for the Parents As Teachers program at Eugene Elementary School.
Angel Tree and Prayers for Prisoners help inmates preserve traditions
As Mid-Missourians gather around their tinsel-covered trees with loved ones to unwrap gifts, thousands of families will be apart this season due to incarceration.
Retired people have a lot to offer youth.
Big Sister’s role has grown, matured with her Little Sister
A shy second-grader at Thorpe Gordon Elementary School, Corrin Lepper was unsure how things would go when she was matched with retired middle school teacher Bev Price through the Missouri Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
The toy aisles of Walmart Supercenter in eastern Jefferson City were filled with blue and gray uniforms, shopping carts and excited children Saturday morning.
While most high school seniors are immersed in their final year of activities and classes, a few students each year at Russellville High School choose to graduate in December.
The Burkheads operate their accounting business out of what was once the home of a distinguished Jefferson City business man at 600 E. Capitol Ave. known as the Dallmeyer Home.
A week from now, more than 60 Mid-Missourians will be in the heart of the Roman Catholic Church.
Faces from the city’s past and familiar facades were featured in more than 60 displays created by students in the local gifted program.