Stories by Michelle
Volunteers, donations needed for Homeless Connect event
As the number of homless people in Jefferson City grows, so has the number of benevolent individuals hoping to help. A year ago, a homelessness task force began to consider intervention options.
Route C was covered in candy Saturday morning, as nearly every entry in the High Point Homecoming parade threw out generous helpings of sweets for the children lining the road.
Now playing football at Truman State, Barr will meet the Eagles quarterback
Barr, a freshman at Truman State University, Kirksville, shares traits with NFL player Tim Tebow, including a strong work ethic and a valued faith.
The fourth of seven parishes founded by the Apostle of Central Missouri, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church remains a reflection of the past as a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mary Dillner grew up 5 miles from High Point and remembers bringing horses to town with her father to be shod at the blacksmith’s shop. While they would wait, Dillner remembers visiting the Tising Store.
A close-knit, growing congregation
Inside a small house at the corner of then-U.S. 50 and Clark Avenue in Jefferson City, a new Catholic parish celebrated its first Mass the last Sunday in July 1913.
The historic High Point central business block consists of four adjacent primary buildings and three detached privies behind them, which were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
With a foot in each culture, Rihab Sawah is uniquely equipped to share her Syrian culture with Americans.
'A place of repose'
Charlie and Claudia Goodin love the water. It’s where they met.
The band has more members, the music is harder and the school building is much larger than Clarksburg School, where Willow Hutton attended middle school.
The Finke Theater today hosts local musicians and performers, as well as out-of-town professionals, just as it was designed to do in 1885.
Ears perked high, Silver Fox kept her dark eyes fixed on the strangers entering the field where she was guarding her flock of mother sheep and their lambs.
Many of the properties involved in the city’s programs supported by the federal Community Development Block Grant are 50 years old or older. That qualifies the potential project to be reviewed by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission.
Elks offer new event as something for parents, kids
While Sawyer Burgess, 9, was having trouble getting his first worm on his hook, 11-year-olds Emma Loesch and Shelby Mell were deciding if they liked the fishing spot near the lily pads Saturday morning at Binder Lake.
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a wreath-laying ceremony will be observed at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Jefferson City National Cemetery.
Like many pioneers of the 1850s, Louis Bruce brought his wife and eight children with him from Virginia to start a farmstead.
New Superintendent Perry Gorrell already was familiar with Russellville, visiting his fiancée and attending events there.
The Museum of Missouri Military History got a surprise Friday. Two flatbed trailers delivered both the fuselage and the wing of the camouflage-painted F-4 Phantom II Rose’s Gang.
When Grayson Wells went to work with his father Friday morning, his office was the cab of a semi-truck and the 11-year-old was responsible for watching out the rear view mirrors to ensure their cargo — an F-4 Phantom II fighter jet — traveled safely to the Museum of Missouri Military History.
One block off the Moniteau County Courthouse square is intact streetscape preserving both architectural and local history.
An attorney by day, Erin Wiseman has been troubleshooting and keeping logistics on track at the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair each night this week.
The percussion section of Russellville High School’s band has received some extra attention this summer. Besides new band director Nathan Gargus arriving with nearly a decade of competitive drumline experience, community donations added some extra thump to the line’s instruments.
Allen Pollock has his business model ready for his retirement
Building neighborhood streets in the 1970s, building miniature-scale figures and tracks in his basement, and building community partnerships over the last 30 years — Allen Pollock’s life has centered around construction.
After 28 years in the making
A modest yard at the end of an east-side cul-de-sac is so peaceful, angels call it home.
Safety goggles on, the motor hums and then the blue tarps on the Jason Gymnasium floor flap as the four wings of handmade drones force air down for liftoff Thursday morning in Jefferson City.
Brenda Rugen has a unique view through her camera’s lens.
Less than one year ago, Eugene High School started an FCCLA chapter, and already a two-member team recently returned with a gold award from the national competition.
SCV commander worries respect, tolerance now a ‘one-way street’
Growing up with a changing address as his father moved from U.S. Air Force base to base, Darrell Maples learned to be a “people person” to make new friends from Spain to Texas to Nebraska.
Congregation offers a Sunday of labor to help new shelter
Child-sized shovels and muddy shoes showed the younger members of Freshwater Church were just as eager as the adult member to pitch in at the second annual Labor for Your Neighbor Sunday.
Today, 308 W. Dunklin St., is more than a story above the main thoroughfare in Old Munichburg and houses Kas A Designs.
Right on target
Responsibility and adhering to protocols are top priorities when 4-H members take up their pistols, shotguns and bows each Wednesday at the United Sportsmen’s Club.
Cole County commissioners meet school districts' new leaders
The water damage on Lower Bottom Road will impact bus routes next month for the Blair Oaks School District.
When Becky Bocklage started college, she thought she wanted to teach children. Instead, life took her to the opposite spectrum where she teaches business to adults.
Former Mortimer Kegley High Street building receives Golden Hammer recognition
Another piece of the Capital City’s downtown charm has been restored at 115 E. High St. The Historic City of Jefferson has recognized the facade improvements by owner Jewell Patek with the July Golden Hammer award.
The Nichols family feels just as at home underneath a shade tree, sitting in their camp chairs around a warm fire at a state park, as they do in their rural Russellville home.
A time capsule of pioneers, merchants and soldiers, the Maclay Home in Tipton is history itself.
St. John’s Lutheran spreads message to special needs children
For most parents, taking their children to a new activity causes a bit of alarm or wariness. Those emotions are heightened when their child has a special need.
Not only special events, but extra days, have been added to the Prairie Home Fair’s 100th showing, which will be held July 8-12.
The Moniteau County Courthouse Square is uniquely intact, reflecting its pioneer town commercial center.
Sisters singing again
Fans of the old Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry may have seen or heard the Moniteau County Library director and her sister decades ago.
Craig and Sara Clime have made sure their son T.J. experiences as much out of life as he can before the effects of his Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy prevent him from doing so.
The personal stories of Cole County soldiers are pieced together with historic context in the latest book by local military historian Jeremy Amick.
The motto “Let us lead by serving others” belongs to more than just Beta Club.
When Pete and Debbie Livingston sold all they owned to relocate to Svay Pak, Cambodia, they knew they were called to help remove and heal children in the sex trade.
Built in 1904, the former Broadway School has been named a city Landmark
Half a century of learning and childhood memories are captured in the Broadway School building, now owned by Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, at the corner of Broadway and Dunklin Street in Jefferson City.
Each patriotic holiday, more than 100 California, Mo., business or church locations are donned with an American flag for the day.
About 60 years ago, two storefronts went up in the west end area.
Cracking the code
Students at St. Martins Catholic School have the chance this summer to not only view the behind-the-scenes coding that goes into their technological world, but they’ve also been able to write a little.
Getting the hang of things
The first two weeks of California Elementary’s Summer School have been a camping theme in teacher Kendra Hall’s classroom. One of four kindergarten classrooms with about 20 students each, the goal is to acclimate the little ones to the routines and expectations of the school atmosphere.
More than 100 local farmers or those interested in agriculture are expected to attend the third annual Alternative/Organic Agriculture Field Day today at the Alan T. Busby Farm.