Stories by Michelle
Communication is the key to influencing a society.
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.
As a teenager, Gene Patterson found his life’s ambition.
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.
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.
Museum amassing pieces of Missouri’s memorabilia
The Missouri Museum of Military History has been filled in the last 25 years by items recovered by the Missouri Society for Military History or donated by the owners.
Incentives pique children's interest in books
Reaching one’s reading goals in Eugene Elementary School is more about fun and less about dreaded assignments.
As the city turns a more acute eye toward the abandoned building plight, one owner shared his intentions to remove at least three structures from the registry.
Three incumbents will return to the Cole County R-5 Board of Education, according to unofficial election results.
Three first-time members have been elected to the Cole County R-1 Board of Education, according to unofficial reports.
Students buckled down in successful safety efforts
Making good choices that lead to safer lives is a priority message at two Mid-Missouri schools.
Cole County building, old jail face uncertain future
Delores Shirley has enjoyed the reaction she gets when she tells people, “I was born in jail.”
For the past three months, the Trinity Lutheran Church congregation has worshiped in the school gymnasium.
A new fundraiser hopes to promote and provide community support for Cole County R-1 Schools athletic programs.
Good grades and a willingness toward community service have drawn thousands of Missouri students to Beta Club in the past 75 years.
At the turn of the 20th century, Peter Kaullen was proud of opening his mercantile at 900 E. High St. At the turn of the 21st century, Juanita Donehue was determined to restore that three-story, German vernacular as home to her restaurant.
Bringing along their small children, dozens of couples from First Christian Church committed to start a mission on the south side of Jefferson City.
Thursday evening, nearly three dozen people attended an Open Forum to Discuss Marijuana Law Reform in Missouri, cohosted by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jefferson City’s Social Action Committee.
Cole County residents are exercising their First Amendment rights in support of keeping the historic Cole County Sheriff’s House and Jail intact.
Students in Kate Lootens’ freshmen language arts class know the drill when they enter the classroom — start on their daily journal entry.
Eugene school program wards off weekend hunger
When 50 of the 290 elementary students at Cole County R-1 Schools head home for the weekend, tucked inside their backpacks is enough food for the next seven meals.
Chapter can help decipher eligibility
The local DAR chapter will share how others can discover whether they are eligible to join at DAR 101 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale Room on St. Mary’s Boulevard.
As Cole County commissioners consider demolishing the old jail and sheriff’s house, local historians want to remind residents of the historical beginnings of the buildings.
The Baptist Home is in the early stages of developing a Central Missouri campus on 73 acres north of Ashland on U.S. 63.
The Spanish-American War Memorial and the Blue Star Memorial Park where it stands should become the property of the city by early summer.
Show Me Conference Knowledge Bowl held at Lincoln University
As a younger student, Ryle Gobble heard the stories about quiz bowl team and looked forward to the day when it would be her turn.
A pair of curious hands and wondering eyes lean toward the jingling spurs of his boots, while Cowboy Tom strums away on his guitar at the Special Learning Center.
A 20-year tradition continued in Mid-Missouri, as hundreds of Boy Scouts collected more than 16,000 pounds of donated food in the Five Rivers District Saturday.
Kids reminded of good traits in many ways
Asking someone in the hallway “how was your day?” or helping up a friend who fell at recess — these are character traits students at Cole County R-5 Elementary see in each other.
The Claspill family has a tradition of filling out the News Tribune/Capital 8 Theaters Oscar ballots together each winter.
The small but dramatic portrait by Cole County R-1 middle schooler Joseph Pletz hangs in the third floor Capitol Rotunda with hundreds of other sculptures and paintings by Missouri students.
New Year’s Day 2015 vocalists from Jefferson City will celebrate the Feast of Mary, Mother of God Papal Mass at St. Peter Basilica in Rome with Pope Francis.
Third-grader Abigail Barr knew exactly where her pink handprint was on the backdrop used for portraits Friday morning for the Cole County R-5 School PTO’s Muffins with Mom.
Snow, ice and bitter winds may be outside, but miniature waterfalls, woods and fantasy homes bring warmth to the entrance at Longfellows Garden Center in Centertown.
For young families, with little ones’ activities and building careers, taking an active part in the political process can be a challenge.
Jumping through hoops
Hospitality was the name of the behind-the-scenes game at Russellville High School this week, where the girls and boys Class 2 District 8 basketball tournament has been held.
In his 50th year of fishing at Bennett Springs State Park, Milt Barr will do the honor at his favorite fishing hole Saturday.
City crackdown could spur new interest
As Jefferson City presses abandoned building owners to get their properties up to code and to pay fees, the Old Town Revitalization Company has reached out with an alternative.
Mid-Missouri lab is at the forefront of the biochar industry
In a third-floor Lincoln University lab, advances in the understanding and potential of biochar to make soil more fertile are leading the international industry.
The Osage County Republican Committee rolled out a new voter program, expected to be replicated across the state, at its annual Lincoln Day Banquet on Thursday at the Westphalia Lions Club Hall.
The Historic City of Jefferson recently committed to host a Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of The Battle That Never Was.
Elementary students at Cole County R-1 Schools were recently introduced to the animals and tools that bring food to their table.
To make sure Russellville students were able to have field trips this school year, a group of parents raised enough funds to cover bus driver wages and mileage for every class.
A rural brick church styled in Gothic revival with a traditional center steeple has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Driving 45 minutes one-way for baseball practices for their three boys is worth it to the Mealy family from Mokane.
In the midst of celebrating at Eugene Elementary School, soldiers and those in need were remembered, too.
“I Cross My Heart” by George Strait was the song Mark and Pam Thompson danced to at their wedding 18 years ago. Mark is a Cole R-1 School Board member and Pam is the Stringtown-Corinth 4-H Club leader.
Groundbreaking on $37 million expansion slated Feb. 27
Atypical for the construction industry, more than 100 contractors, builders and tradesmen were invited to a sit-down presentation about the upcoming Capital Region Medical Center.
American Legion program offers service members support
Where government services end, the American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors program begins, ensuring patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units are given needed items.
Combining spiritual and educational, young and old, Christian and non-Christian, First Presbyterian Church and Westminster College led a dozen Americans through Israel this winter.