Stories by Michelle
Before the day’s celebrations and get-togethers began Friday, Andrew Clayton parked his pick-up truck in a choice spot at the Missouri National Guard’s blue armory for its vantage point for the night’s fireworks display.
Adequate personal protective gear for one firefighter costs about $4,000.
Stretching to funny voices and foreign languages and laughing in between drills, elementary-aged athletes are learning about their favorites sports and receiving lessons in faith this week at Sports Crusaders.
Sanding and painting, nearly 30 children from the neighborhood near Memorial Baptist Church are preparing pinewood derby cars.
Photo scanning events to begin Monday
To celebrate the News Tribune's 150th anniversary in 2015, the local newspaper has partnered with the Cole County Historical Society, the Missouri State Archives and The State Historical Society of Missouri to create a keepsake book filled with photos crossing all the decades of greater Jefferson City’s life.
Two skills that really have made a difference in Michael Miller’s life — problem solving and working on vehicles — came from his step-father, Gary Vaterlaus. A lifetime of knowledge is the legacy Miller hopes to pass on to his children, too.
Fixture at Lohman’s Landing for 175 years
Steamboats were pulling in wherever looked good to them along the Missouri River’s edge and Missouri legislators were sleeping in residents’ small homes.
Richters win June Yard of the Month award
Harry and Suzanne Richter began their full and well-maintained garden beds as a way to avoid safety hazards during mowing. And as everything else in the yard, it just kept growing.
New leadership coordinating the 176th Russellville Engine Show and Festival is looking to attract the younger generation to the festival Friday through Sunday.
The only witnesses to all 39 state executions at the Missouri State Penitentiary are missing. Individually cut by the prison’s locksmith in the 1930s, the keys to the gas chamber last were seen during a private tour in 2005.
The Golden Hammer Award returns to the 700 block of East High Street this month.
‘A well-kept secret’
Women who have faced the troubles of their past and found healing to move forward share their struggles and model their successes as peer counselors to other women at the Center for Women’s Ministries.
The Missouri National Guard has increased its involvement with the annual Juneteenth Heritage Celebration this year.
Third-grader Sarah Swillum set down her banana in an iced bin Tuesday morning before putting away her breakfast tray at Russellville Elementary School.
The eyes and ears of more than 20 pickers and listeners were fixed on a sweet, timid 10-year-old singing the old-time favorite “How Great Thou Art” Friday at the Sweet Buy and Buy in California, Mo.
A petting zoo and educational booths led the activities Saturday at the first-time Animal Welfare Hands-On Workshop at the Lincoln University George Washington Carver Farm.
The tradition of fair royalty is making a comeback at this year’s Jefferson City Jaycees/Cole County Fair, after about six years absent.
Before her freshman year in high school, Taylor Young had never considered an agriculture-based career.
Her first day on the job also was her first in a foreign country, first in a war zone and first in a hospital for Freeburg native Jeanie Hasenbeck.
Seated at tables covered with white tablecloths and blue ribbons, 45 students were honored at Russellville High School’s first Academic Honors Banquet last week.
27 years of delivering gas has been a blast for Junior Shikles
No matter the weather or the backyard terrain, Junior Shikles has been keeping Mid-Missouri families warm by delivering their propane with a smiley face on their bill.
By the time Eugene High School’s 63 graduates walked into the gym to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” they had personalized their caps, sent photos with friends in their black and white gowns and had received their honorary cords and sashes.
For more than 80 years, Monroe Street has been the hub of Capital City journalism
The Jefferson City News Tribune represents more than the heritage of print news in the Capital City; it is the evolution of family traditions. The Palmer-Hussman family began in
As his Monday stories in the News Tribune have been doing since 2010, Jeremy Amick’s “Jefferson City at War 1916-1975” preserves the stories of many Jefferson City veterans.
Many municipalities require annual registry of domestic animals.
The message was “Keep Moving” at Sunday’s baccalaureate service for Russellville High School seniors.
Vacant and boarded up for years, the distinguished Bockrath Home was hidden and deteriorating until Nathan Runyan and Matt Winingear took notice in 2012.
The six lions and two tigers in the Circus Pages — coming to Jefferson City for shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Washington Park Ice Arena — are just like family to co-ringmaster Colleen Pages, 22.
'I like meeting new people and expanding my social bubble'
When Garrett Crouse and his pals ran through the halls of Eugene High School chasing a “ghost” as the Ghostbusters for 1980s day, his peers weren’t surprised.
When Russellville High School alumnae Sara Koestner decided to attend the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, joining a competitive engineering team was a must.
Unity in prayer was expressed across Mid-Missouri and the nation Thursday during the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer. Students gathered before the classes at their school flag pole to pray.
Brothers in arms, honor
Gov. Jay Nixon honored four veterans, including one from Jefferson City, with the Silver Star Banner in his office on Wednesday.
Future students discover what school is about
With maps, spy glasses and binoculars, future kindergartners sought clues through Russellville Elementary School Monday night at “Discovery Kindergarten.”
While Central Missouri Master Gardeners help customers with tips and descriptions of their thousands of plants, Nichols Career Center FFA members will be helping with the heavy work.
As an occupational therapist, Helene Webster-Richardson knows the value of gardening, but she has enjoyed learning the scientific and environmental benefits as part of the NEEED Project.
Two churches coordinate mission outreach program
Volunteers from First Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church will go out to city parks, public schools, social service organizations and multi-family residential neighborhoods.
Eugene senior making his mark with champion goats
Trent Kempker spends more than an hour each day at his Eugene farm with Will and his other goats, which he shows at about 10 contests each year.
Greenhouse class has growth spurt in Russellville
The bright, beautiful blooms of the petunias and impatiens draw gardeners to plant the annuals in their beds.
The bass beat was thumping through downtown Jefferson City as thousands of walkers and runners of all ages were jumping and waving their hands under wispy clouds of color Saturday morning.
Pantry aims to offer simple recipes
When Stephanie Scott-Huffman heard Kolbi Ward could feed her family of five with $200 for a month, she knew her innovative food pantry concept was coming together.
The shoe industry was a big money maker in Jefferson City, especially during the era of prison labor. The International Shoe Building at 1101 E. Capitol Ave. was one of several industries built apart from the controversial inmate labor pool.
Efforts of counselor Cherri Williams and Russellville elementary and middle school teachers paid off. MAP test scores are among the top in the Show-Me Conference.
Mid-Missouri hosts King Kat Tournament Trail
A professional catfish tournament will be casting into the Missouri River on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.