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Phillip Sitter (Reporter)

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JCPS community meetings aimed at healing, constructive words of wisdom

Published Sep. 24 2017

In light of the recent pain and consternation caused by a racially insensitive photograph three Jefferson City High School students...

Missouri work crews help Florida recover from hurricane

Published Sep. 23 2017

Public and private workers have returned to Missouri after Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Florida and Georgia — what the...

Nichols Career Center purchases plasma cutter machine with grant funds

Published Sep. 22 2017

It might take only a hot knife to cut through butter, but it takes a bit more than that to...

JCPS to engage community on diversity issues

Published Sep. 22 2017

Jefferson City Public Schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum sent a letter to stakeholders Thursday to address efforts the district plans to...

UPDATED: JCPS withdraws attempts to prevent 2 discrimination lawsuits

Published Sep. 21 2017

Jefferson City Public Schools has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuits it filed March 23 against the Missouri Commission on Human Rights...

Blair Oaks tackles Harvey needs

Published Sep. 21 2017

Falcons are taking the lead with Pirates to help their namesake kin.The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons and Boonville Lady Pirates...

UPDATED: Disciplinary action taken for students in 'racially insensitive' photo

Published Sep. 19 2017

Jefferson City Public Schools confirmed Tuesday that three of the youths posing in a photo circulating on social media that...

Hurricanes bring flood of donations from local schools

Published Sep. 17 2017

Jefferson City area schools have collectively raised at least $9,100 for relief after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and more fundraisers...

St. Joseph Cathedral School to expand gym, fine arts facilities

Published Sep. 17 2017

St. Joseph Cathedral School is on a fast track to expand its gym and fine arts facilities, thanks to significant...

Blair Oaks talks stormwater, internet

Published Sep. 14 2017

Infrastructure was a main topic of discussion Tuesday at the Blair Oaks R-2 Board of Education meeting.

Irma's crisis over for some former Jefferson Citians, continues for another

Published Sep. 14 2017

"Everybody's OK" is the news about former Jefferson City residents who found themselves in the turmoil of Hurricane Irma —...

JCHE Teen Club to get kicks on Route 66, on stage

Published Sep. 14 2017

A cross-country caper is coming at full speed to Stained Glass Theatre via the Jefferson City Home Educators’ Teen Club.

JCPS continues preparations for second high school

Published Sep. 13 2017

"Ready when you are" was the sentiment expressed by Jefferson City Public Schools' Amy Berendzen to the Board of Education...

Local Peace Corps vet cites those experiences, life in Jefferson City in her ethic of service

Published Sep. 11 2017

Patt Behler has been active in serving the Jefferson City community since she moved to the area in 1974, but...

Jefferson City natives struggle to leave Florida

Published Sep. 10 2017

A husband and wife who are Jefferson City natives found themselves directly in the path of Hurricane Irma this weekend...

Missouri Red Cross working in Texas, Louisiana

Published Sep. 10 2017

The Missouri Red Cross is still in response mode in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to David Griffith, the...

Local schools rally to help hurricane victims

Published Sep. 10 2017

Even as Hurricane Irma threatened the United States coming into the weekend, local schools' relief efforts in response to Hurricane...

Area family working to adopt babies helps widow in need

Published Sep. 10 2017

In a relationship between two local families, handing over some improved quality of life was a condition of receiving some...

American Legion Riders leave to escort flags back to Missouri

Published Sep. 10 2017

Daybreak carried the scent of smoke, the sound of rolling thunder and the sight of brothers in arms, but this...

Parent educator quick to respond to child's needs after car crash

Published Sep. 9 2017

A Jefferson City mom recently took to Facebook after a traumatic incident to praise the parent educator who serves her...