Stories by Michelle
Mary ‘Dr. M’ Miranda helps LPA students get more out of science
Science teachers at Lighthouse Preparatory Academy are thankful this year for a dedicated science laboratory.
Concerned citizens have saved the city months of staff time, developing a replacement ordinance to address demolition applications.
Breakfast was served at two St. Mary’s Hospitals Sunday morning.
Immigrant nuns arrived to face a smallpox epidemic with only $5, but carried with them a faith and compassion, which remains the cornerstone of St. Mary's health care mission in Jefferson City.
For a high school band whose members have an average age of 13, the Eugene Marching Eagles put on a first-place performance their first time at the Missouri Homecoming contest this fall.
Temple Beth El is the oldest temple west of the Mississippi River and 14th oldest in US
A historical treasure sits surrounded by modern-day buildings and parking lots. Inside the small, simple exterior of Temple Beth El, 318 Monroe St., is a place of worship, rich in heritage and faith.
Russellville schools honored 27 local veterans from all four branches and the National Guard at a schoolwide assembly Tuesday.
In my youth, a soldier was like a comic book hero to me, a war veteran like an award winner.
Many times Saundra Allen and her family have participated in veterans memorial services at the Jefferson City National Cemetery.
A Veterans Trail will be created to honor those who have served and to promote awareness of military service among the next generation of soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Robust, standing ovations showed the appreciation of more than 150 soldiers, civilians and veterans to four other veterans who were recognized by the Silver Star Banner Monday.
Not every bride wears three wedding dresses.
Adam Kennedy likes to take his time eating. But the Russellville High School junior has accepted the fact he might not have that luxury, if he reaches his dream of serving as a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger.
Family members gather at grave of Jamestown area Marine
Three Gold Star mothers met with Sandy Deraps Thursday at the memorial for her son, Leon.
Lockers slamming, friends chatting, crowds snaking through the hallways — it’s a typical scene, when the bell rings for the end of first period at Eugene High School.
McKay Park was restocked for the winter Friday with 2,400 three-quarter-pound rainbow trout.
When a reminder about The Pantry being open went out Friday morning across Facebook, for some it was the answer to “How am I going to feed my children this week?”
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 Discover Jefferson City Foundation will host its fourth annual fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Warden’s Home, 700 E. Capitol Ave.
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.
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.