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Our Opinion: The local school board’s policy dilemma

News Tribune editorial

The Jefferson City Public Schools Board of Education’s Policy Review Committee faces a communications dilemma largely condensed in these questions: Does greater openness invite chaos? Does continued control imply detachment and aloofness?

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How would you rate city’s services?

Do you feel the city provides the services it should? Are there places where the city should improve or expand service? Or are there places where the city could cut back on services offered?

Five repeat as state champions

On first day of Class 1-2 state track and field championships

There were a lot of familiar faces atop the awards stand Friday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Missouri softball travels to UCLA

NCAA Super Regional

The Missouri softball team begins a best-of-three super regional against UCLA today in Los Angeles.

Learfield to represent Butler University athletics’ multimedia

Butler University in Indianapolis has named Learfield Sports to represent Bulldog Athletics’ multimedia rights through the 2024-25 collegiate athletic season, according to a Learfield news release.

Our Opinion: United Way volunteers meet goal behind scenes

The United Way of Central Missouri is most visible in the community during the fall months when it conducts its annual fundraising campaign.

Eight parts of speech were said previously

The News Tribune found eight parts of Patricia Russell-McCloud’s Lincoln University commencement speech that appear to originate elsewhere.

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Ukrainian pastor to tell story at two area churches

The pastor of a Ukrainian church burned by Russian separatists is spending a week in Jefferson City and the summer in the United States.

Fatima baseball blanks Dixon for title

WESTPHALIA — A big first inning helped the Fatima Comets capture a 5-0 win against the Dixon Bulldogs in Thursday night’s championship game of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.

Our Opinion: Exercise care during Operation C.A.R.E

Motorists and boaters are urged to exercise care during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, because the Missouri Highway Patrol will be emphasizing Operation C.A.R.E.

East School students honored

East Elementary School celebrated its successes as well as promoting its fifth-grade students Wednesday at the Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center.

Defensive end Loud booted off Missouri team

The Missouri football team’s trip to a second straight Southeastern Conference championship game last season was fueled in no small part by the defensive end duo of Shane Ray and Markus Golden.

Our Opinion: Heal division between Legislature, Conservation

When powerful forces collide, the repercussions can be perilous.

JC man arrested after fatal crash in Maries Co.

A Jefferson City man is facing several charges in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday night in Maries County.

St. Elizabeth uses wacky play in 7th to dispatch Tuscumbia

ST. ELIZABETH — It wasn’t a walkoff win, it was a run-off one.

Elder captures state title, Franks finishes second for Blair Oaks

The 1-2 punch of the Blair Oaks Falcons finished 1-2 in the state.

Clausen qualifies for state again

David Clausen of Jefferson City High School is going back to the Class 2 state tennis tournament.

Dickneite's no-hitter advances Comets

Alex Dickneite threw a no-hitter Tuesday to lead Fatima to a 10-0 district semifinal win against Eugene in six innings.

Jays finish state golf tourney

SEDALIA — Three Jefferson City Jays wrapped up play Tuesday in the Class 4 state golf championships at Sedalia Country Club.

Prep Baseball: Linn 7, Iberia 0

The Linn Wildcats advanced to the Class 2 District 8 championship Tuesday with a 7-0 defeat of Iberia.

Our Opinion: Graduates, celebrate being unique

Mid-May is an uplifting time of year. No, we’re not talking about the end of the legislative session, we’re referencing graduation season.

Jays' Clausen repeats as district tennis champ

It was a repeat championship performance for David Clausen.

MoDOT seeking public opinions on 'favorite' digital board messages

MoDOT wants to know what travelers think about the safety messages the state Transportation department posts on its 250 digital message boards along Missouri’s interstates and other major highways.

Pembroke Hill leads at Class 3 state golf

Pembroke Hill leads the Class 3 state golf championships after the opening day at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar.

New Bloomfield's Withers shoots 84 at state golf

Gannon Withers of New Bloomfield shot an 84 on Monday in the opening round of the Class 1 state golf championships at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

Franks leads at Class 2 state golf

Kory Franks of Blair Oaks was on his game Monday on the opening day of the Class 2 state golf championships.

Girls Soccer: Helias blanks Warrensburg

CAMDENTON — The Helias Lady Crusaders blanked the Warrensburg Lady Tigers 10-0 in the semifinals of the Class 3 District 13 Tournament.

Prep Baseball: Blair Oaks shuts out Cuba

WESTPHALIA — The Blair Oaks Falcons rolled to an 11-0 win in five innings Monday night against the Cuba Wildcats in the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.

Prep Baseball: Helias falls to Bolivar

KAISER — The Helias Crusaders dropped a 2-0 decision Monday to the Bolivar Liberators in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 10 Tournament.

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Justin Smith calls it a career

When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn’t let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.

Trowbridge tied for 21st at state golf

Gabe Trowbridge of Jefferson City shot a 76 on the first day of the Class 4 state golf championships Monday at the Sedalia Country Club.

Helias tennis hosts individual districts

The Helias tennis team’s season came to a close Monday, as the Crusaders competed in the Class 1 District 8 individual tournament at Washington Park.

Jays baseball advances to district championship game

The Jefferson City Jays scored three runs in each of the first two innings Monday on their way to a 9-4 victory against the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tigers in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 9 Tournament at Hickman.

Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

Cole County Sheriff Greg White is warning residents of a scam.

Our Opinion: Lack of traction leaves legislative casualties

Every legislative session has its casualties — proposals that never made it to the finish line.

Jays trio in Class 4 golf

The Jefferson City Jays will have three golfers competing in the Class 4 state championships that starts today at the Sedalia Country Club.

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Missouri holds off Kansas to win softball regional

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers lost in last year’s regional round for the first time in seven seasons.

Our Opinion: Stereotypes and new limits on welfare

Is stereotyping an inevitable consequence of partisan politics and government bureaucracy?

Jays romp past Camdenton in district baseball

The Jefferson City Jays advanced to the second round of the Class 5 District 9 championship Saturday with an 11-1 defeat of Camdenton in five innings.

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Lady Jays claim district track team title

The Jefferson City Lady Jays claimed team honors while the Jays finished second Saturday in the Class 5 District 6 Track and Field Championships on Licklider Track at Adkins Stadium.

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Barnhart qualifies in four sectional track events

The Russellville junior won three individual events and was a member of a second-place relay team in Class 2 sectional action on Licklider Track at Adkins Stadium.

Calvary and Chamois compete in Class 1 track sectionals

Chamois and Calvary Lutheran competed Saturday in the Class 1 sectional at MICDS High School.

Eldon girls win top track honors at district

Fatima, Blair Oaks and School of the Osage also compete

The Eldon Lady Mustangs were the overall winners Saturday in the Class 3 District 5 Track and Field Championships, while Fatima, Blair Oaks and School of the Osage finished second, third and sixth, respectively, in the girls competition.

Missouri softball gets past Kansas

The Missouri Tigers advanced to the finals of the NCAA Tournament softball regional Saturday with a 5-3 victory against the Kansas Jayhawks.

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Spring storms sweep through

Strong storms moved through parts of Jefferson City on Friday afternoon.

Jefferson City to start girls soccer, baseball district tournaments

The Jefferson City Lady Jays soccer team and Jays baseball team are among area squads scheduled to begin district tournament action today.

Missouri baseball tops Kentucky

The Missouri Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak Friday with a 6-3 victory against the Kentucky Wildcats in Southeastern Conference baseball action at Taylor Stadium.

Missouri softball uses big inning to down Indiana State

The Missouri softball team broke the game open with a big fifth inning Friday and beat Indiana State 7-0 in the Tigers’ opening game of the NCAA Tournament Columbia Regional.

A quiet day before the Preakness

BALTIMORE — It was a calm Friday morning for all eight Preakness contenders at Pimlico Race Course.

Girls Soccer: Helias falls to Hickman

On Thursday

COLUMBIA — The Helias Lady Crusaders dropped a 2-1 decision in soccer Thursday night to the Hickman Kewpies.