Stories by Michelle
When First United Methodist Church first partnered with the Old Town Revitalization Company to restore the building and open a community center, church member Debbi Fletcher knew she wanted to give back. Since she loves to sew, Fletcher thought sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm at the center would be perfect.
A property owner proceeded with demolition activity before the application was released Tuesday by the Historic Preservation Commission.
A parade of veterans from the community spanned eight decades Monday morning.
Matthew Huffman, 3, will have fun times ahead playing on a donated playset in the backyard of the Grey Creek Valley subdivision home built by the Jefferson City community for his father and wounded Marine Tyler Huffman.
Susan Buckingham has known the military from many sides.
The 40-foot-long, brightly colored bus parked in downtown Russellville on Saturday afternoon caught the attention of 8-year-old Shaelin Kirchner, who asked "What's in it?" Her parents response was the Missouri River Regional Library's bookmobile.
Calvary’s Gift rededicated for fourth year of service
What started as a support to a fledgling parochial school has become a ministry crossing congregational and denominational lines. And Calvary’s Gift even has found an unexpected ministry to its neighborhood.
The men who inspired the name Operation: Guardian Angel received the celebrity treatment Thursday evening at the annual Veterans Appreciation Night.
U.S. Marine Corps training creates trust, but deployment builds brotherhood.It’s been nearly two years since Marines Tyler Huffman, Jason Albright, Edward Palos Jr., Blake Watson and Jose Santiago have seen each other. Huffman’s adopted community of Jefferson City is paying tribute to these military brothers, their sacrifice and their service.
What if a camera could be attached to the jersey of a popular athlete, so fans could have an up-close-and-personal view from that player’s perspective? Four high school students at Russellville with that idea are advancing in business competition.
Regular training helps agencies from the Mo. National Guard to local responders keep current with necessary emergency and disaster logistics, communications and cooperation. More than 4,600 citizens, soldiers and airmen participated in the 5-day Vigilant Guard exercise, which concluded Wednesday.
A unifying core of Christian belief is Communion.
When the first snow event hits Cole County this winter, the trucks and crew from the Missouri Department of Transportation will be ready.
The “Gone But Not Forgotten Memorial” dedicated Tuesday at the old City Cemetery, 1000 E. McCarty St., is the culmination of a sister’s love, a son’s promise, a family’s support and a community’s commitment.
Donations for care packages sought
In time for Thanksgiving, four-pound individual boxes will be sent to 1,160 sailors and marines aboard the deployed U.S.S. Green Bay.
Melvin Stubinger has shared an active involvement in community fire protection with three generations of his family in the Russellville-Lohman area.
Since 2003, when the Russellville-Lohman Fire Protection District celebrated its 50th anniversary and became a tax-supported entity, it has continued to improve equipment and training for the volunteers.
Russellville Locker has participated in the Share the Harvest program since its beginning.
Hosting the post-season tournament brought visitors to the school and a bit of an economic boost in Russellville.
A clouded headlight can be a hazard for oncoming traffic visibility.
Providing a listening ear and helping people get the support they need have been natural instincts for Joey Matherne. As a deputy with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department for three years, he’s been able to add training and resources to help a larger population.
The Governor Office Building, once the Hotel Governor, has two historic legacies. The first began in the 1940s as a central and essential hotel, serving as meeting place for political, business and romantic liaisons.
A strolling neighbor might come sit with Mary Jane Evans when she’s sitting on her stonecovered front porch. And schoolchildren on a field trip often wave while walking by.
Imagine being a 5-year-old on his first day of school when the teacher begins giving instructions in a foreign language.
Festive colors, ethnic foods and unique sounds will fill downtown Jefferson City 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday as the Multicultural Forum hosts its 11th annual Fall Festival.
About 10 active volunteers have been meeting monthly to brainstorm ideas and recruit volunteers for the city’s 175th anniversary, which will be celebrated during the annual Frog Leg Festival and Engine Show on June 8, 2013.
Two dead American elm trees stand amid a room-sized pile of brush and logs on the city alley, which runs parallel with Marion Street. The Russellville City Council last week accepted a $2,560 bid from Hentges Tree Service Inc. to remove the trees and clean up the city-owned property.
Dinzel Webb has been fascinated with other cultures all of his life.
Donations for service members being collected across city
The courageous action of a sailor and three Marines likely saved the life of Corporal Tyler Huffman, whose wounds sustained during combat operations in Afghanistan have left him paralyzed.
‘We’re there to give them an option’
From volunteer hours to financial support, a broad section of the community stepped up a little more than a year ago to create the Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri in Jefferson City.
Collecting bits of tires from the raceway or getting her pink shirt signed by her favorite drivers, the late Riley Hudson was a “gearhead,” her mother Tara Hudson said.
Russellville will be getting new sidewalks this fall through the Safe Routes to Schools.
The Show Me Conference is replacing competition with collaboration, off the court and in the classroom.
A breast-feeding support group soon will be formed in Russellville by the Cole County Health Department.
What started last year as an evening rally has expanded to a week of activities in participation with the National Coming Out Day.
Update: A new boys basketball coach has been hired for the Russellville school district.
Intricate details and delicate fabrics are hallmarks of the eight pieces from former first lady Margaret Stephens, on display in the Delong Gown Room at the Cole County Historical Society.
When River City Habitat for Humanity volunteers poured the finishing cap onto the aging retaining wall, Debbie Hall’s kindergarten-aged son wrote his name in the wet concrete.
The nostalgic neighborhood of Elmerine Avenue will open its doors to visitors on Sunday.
More canines and clubs have been added to the 12th annual Oktoberfest line-up 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in Jefferson City’s Old Munichburg, at Dunklin and Washington streets.
Romping across a lakeside acre, fellow dogs to play with and plenty of leisure time for naps and watching Animal Planet — Eleanor is enjoying retirement.
Fundraisers have kept the community pool in Russellville open since 1980.
Hundreds of area students will see 19th century craftsmanship and daily life hardships on Wednesday at the Noren Access.
Generations of children have been born and reared in this limestone mansion, recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. The first children were born to Col. Lewis Bolton and his first wife, Elizabeth.
Hunger is not only an international problem, it’s growing locally as well.
Acquiring properties in Jefferson City's Old Town area was a main driving force in getting not-for-profit status. Now, they have a second building — 614 E. McCarty St.
Bob Kettler was up all night the happy day in 1953 when he boarded the ship to return from his tour in Korea. He gambled, talked and relaxed, knowing he was out of harm’s way.
Instrumental in forming the Discover Jefferson City Foundation, Shelley Klebba will serve as interim executive director of the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Walking along Jefferson City’s Greenway, Warren Auld became familiar with Wear’s Creek.
A champion for historic preservation efforts in Jefferson City delighted in her own historic home on Elmerine Avenue.