Stories by Michelle
For the last nine weeks, fourth-grader Josie Stewart has been earning tickets for good attendance, displaying the monthly character trait, improving her math goals and scoring well on Reading Counts quizzes.
Two blocks of downtown Russellville were covered with generosity Saturday as members of the community did their part to support the family of Maelyne Cartee, a second grader recovering from head trauma at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Even at age 3, Elizabeth Wyss was ready to talk with customers at her family’s business — Russellville Locker and Feed Store.
Maelyne Cartee, 7, has shown signs of improvement this past week, as she has been treated for head trauma in the intenstive care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Owners of historic Moreau Drive home win October Golden Hammer award
Barbara Prasad always had wanted to live in an older farmhouse. So when her husband Chandra and their daughter Erica drove through Jefferson City's Moreau Drive neighborhood one day, they found the perfect home.
Driving too fast on gravel roads or turning one’s head during a conversation are dangerous choices behind the wheel. California High School seniors Matt Oerly and Allan Burger know that all too well.
Just after her father learned he had cancer, Jess Adrian also learned she would be an aunt.
The new environmental science class at Russellville High School is a win-win-win-win.
The Healing House and New Beginnings, a not-for-profit, is on its way to becoming Jefferson City’s first recovery house and program for women who suffer from substance abuse.
A seven-year-old tomboy who loves to play with animals and always has a quick-witted comeback, Maelyn Cartee is always on the move. Unfortunately, Tuesday evening, Cartee was trampled by a cow at her Russellville farm.
Students at Eugene High School now have the option of earning dual credit in two agriculture classes.
Jefferson City was occupied by Union troops, who kept guard from inside residents’ homes and covered the land side with encampments and fortifications.
In 2004, the Central Missouri Master Gardeners embarked on their largest project up to that point, inspired by the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery military expedition.
For prayer, inspiration
Underneath the flag pole in front of Russellville High School, about two dozen students gathered for prayer and inspiration Wednesday morning.
Gail and Bob Cummins' 121 Summerhill Drive property has been named the September Yard of the Month by the Bittersweet Garden Club and Central Missouri Master Gardeners.
A sea of blue pride flowed through downtown Russellville and filled the stands at the new high school track Friday in a Celebration of Academic Success.
During 13-state tour of U.S. national parks and South Devon ranches
Leonie Daley walked straight over to the crimson, 1-year-old South Devon heifer, a Cole County Fair winner for 12-year-old Elizabeth Kauffman, was on display at the Triple Crown ranch this week.
Butch and Shirley Gilpin are the sweet, generous neighbors anyone would be happy to have.
The effects of an 18-hour fiery riot contained within the limestone walls of the Missouri State Penitentiary went far beyond that night 60 years ago.
While Gail Hughes sat down to dinner at his home after a regular day as a corrections caseworker at the Missouri State Penitentiary and Warden Ralph Eidson had settled in for an evening of fishing north of town, Sept. 22, 1954, an inmate was beginning his next escape.
The Discover Jefferson City Foundation will host its fourth annual fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Warden’s Home, 700 E. Capitol Ave.
Pete and Debbie Livingston are selling their house and everything they own to be part of restoring children rescued from sex slavery in Svay Pak, Cambodia.
Most of the people who come out for the day are looking to have as much fun as they are to support the volunteer-supported community pool.
Golden Hammer Award winner
A little bungalow in the South Side of Jefferson City received a master’s touch.
Herbert Raithel and his wife, Loretta, saw the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., in 2005 from their tour bus seats at night because of a heavy downpour.
Missourians will lift up their communities and state in prayer during three corporate prayer gatherings in the Capitol Rotunda prior to the Nov. 4 elections.
To explore the idea of coordinating efforts among churches and other organizations, a Homelessness Task Force organizational meeting will be 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City.
When daughters have boo-boos, it’s nice to have Daddy around to make it better.
Whether the police are right in a situation and whether one likes the police, an officer should receive respect for his position. The matter can be addressed or corrected later, if the subject complies and then walks away.
Dinosaurs in the hallway, a safari in the library and an underwater world in the story room — Eugene elementary students enjoy immersing into imaginary worlds when they enter Gayle Skaggs’ room.
A yearbook photo of Lt. Ronald Thompkins has been uploaded to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation’s Faces Never Forgotten project.
A noble building in a tiny community holds strong traditions and a valued history.
Carrying boxes and bags to a freshman’s dorm room might be the least of a new student’s challenges upon beginning his college career.
ESGR, employers laud role of citizen soldiers
Veterans, especially those who have returned in recent years from combat and active duty, make good employees.
The wrecking ball will return to the 200 block of West McCarty Street one more time.
Thanks to extensive renovation
Rene Maxey found a home with size and character at 1317 Moreau Drive, where Heath Higgins had bought the home in 2012 and renovated the interior and replaced the windows.
Snacks, socializing, games and illusions made for a busy afternoon Thursday at the Moniteau County Fair Senior Citizens Day.
At Moniteau County Fair's Kiddie Tractor Pull
Little knees were bouncing up and down while the grating sound of a miniature metal sleigh followed behind the little green tractor powered by youth ages 12 and younger at the 148th Moniteau County Fair.
Under the shade of tents in Smith-Burke Park, happy vendors are sharing their wares and their life experiences with visitors to the California Farmers Market from 4-7 p.m. each Friday.
‘I can do that’
A combination of “I can do that” and an appreciation for imperfection has helped the Wilson family fashion their first home in Russellville.
‘There was a purpose for being there’
Even when missiles were flying above him and gunfire could be heard not far away, Luke Benke says he never doubted that God had called him to missions in Israel this summer.
Rootin,' tootin' cowboys
Black powder caps popping, smoke rising, horses running and balloons popping — cowboy mounted shooting is a fast-growing sport.
Confidence and hard work have paid off for Russellville fifth-grader Logan Cinotto.
Nearly a century of character
When Shae Marie Eickhoff walked into 1214 Elmerine St. 11 years ago for the first time, she knew she had found her home.
“Salsas and Fruits” will be the fourth in a five-session series on “Preserving the Harvest” developed by the Cole County office of the University of Missouri Extension.
Driving along at highway speeds, Stephen Feilbach still catches the surprised and amused expressions of travelers who point and grab their cameras.
Loads of top soil, turf, flagstone and plantings turn rocky corner lot into showpiece
A cute frog fountain has found a home at 3831 Foxboro Drive after traveling in a box for more than a decade from Los Angeles to northern Florida and back to Missouri.
Tom Goodin wrapped up his year as the American Legion Department of Missouri commander.
The Missouri Bluebird Society, which held its annual conference in Jefferson City this weekend, would like to establish a “Governor’s Bluebird Trail” with a start of five boxes installed on the Capitol grounds.
Since childhood, Deb Deutsch has craved spirituality.