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Michelle Brooks (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0243
E-mail: mbrooks@newstribune.com
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Michelle Brooks is a general assignment reporter for the News Tribune and California Democrat. Her emphasis areas include the community of Russellville, rural schools, faith, military and veterans issues, historic preservation, gardening, and human interest stories.

Jamestown man bound for Houston

Published Sep. 6 2017

JAMESTOWN — As Thomas Shands watched the disaster recovery images from Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross volunteer said, "I...

Missouri military history featured in new book

Published Sep. 6 2017

The Show-Me State's enduring military heritage is reflected in "Missouri at War," the latest book by Russellville author Jeremy Amick.

Russellville honors Purple Heart recipients

Published Aug. 23 2017

Those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect American freedom, including U.S. Marine Corp. John Campbell, will not be forgotten...

Solar eclipse: Perfect view with protective lenses

Published Aug. 20 2017

The most important thing residents need to know about The Great American Eclipse Aug. 21 is to wear approved protective...

Glenn promotes LU ROTC in coordinator role

Published Aug. 6 2017

The Lincoln University ROTC department was a second home for Kristin Glenn, as she grew up with her mom working...

Haircuts offer fresh start, free food

Published Aug. 2 2017

Salon chairs were set up under shade trees on the perfect summer morning Saturday in Clarksburg, where Robin Arnold and...

'Perfect balance' for First Christian pastor as he takes position for denomination

Published Jul. 30 2017

A diverse and motivated congregation in the Capital City, the senior minister job at First Christian Church was an unsolicited,...

Church garden puts 'diversity in motion'

Published Jul. 30 2017

Meghan Luecke wanted to create a garden as a summer project with her three children. However, their historic home had...

Area group aims to hold government accountable

Published Jul. 30 2017

Local residents put their beliefs into action Saturday as they gathered on the Missouri Boulevard sidewalk in front of Congressman...

Antique organ concert returns to Schubert church

Published Jul. 27 2017

The nostalgic sounds of the antique reed organ will fill the sanctuary at St. John's Lutheran Church in Schubert at...

Highway Patrol analyst makes sure missing aren't forgotten

Published Jul. 16 2017

Clara Land takes her compassion, drive, understanding and outside-the-box thinking to work every day.

Mid-Missouri church to mark 150 years

Published Jul. 9 2017

Two special services will mark the 150th anniversary of St. John's Lutheran Church, Stringtown, on July 16.

Shedding light on eclipses in our past

Published Jun. 13 2017

On this day in 1257, it is likely people of the Mississippian culture saw a total solar eclipse from what...

With retirement at hand, the Rev. Peter Kurowski turns attention to writing

Published Jun. 11 2017

Choosing a life of service to people and time for Bible study over prestige and administration, the Rev. Peter Kurowski...

Missouri Missing plans 10th anniversary

Published Jun. 7 2017

For 10 years, families of missing Missourians have gathered in Jefferson City in mid-June to raise awareness of their silent...

Family legacy spins to life in antique

Published Jun. 4 2017

When Anna Apollonia Grunbaum crossed the Atlantic Ocean with her new husband, Friedrick Ziegler, as immigrants from Bavaria aboard the...

From yearbook to state director of publications

Published Jun. 4 2017

Twenty-five years after joining the composing operations at the Secretary of State's Office, Julie Stegeman remains as enthusiastic about completing...

Veteran spends retirement serving veterans

Published May. 28 2017

After 27 years serving his country, Shawn Holzhauser now serves other veterans.

Fundraiser to aid veterans' support group

Published May. 28 2017

Jena Tyree left the garage sale at her neighbor's house on Boonville Road last year with more than a few...

Appreciating local firefighters

Published May. 17 2017

Cozy corners filled the 34-year-old home of Craig and Linda Rodick on Missouri 87. The night of April 3, that...