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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.

Old City graves to feature QR codes

Published Jan. 20 2017

The city's Cemetery Resources Board wants to make the histories of those buried at Old City/Woodland Cemetery accessible to the...

Area couple collects glass soda bottles

Published Jan. 15 2017

Cradling a fragile, ornate glass bottle, Randee Kaiser beams with pride as he weaves the bottle's tale of origin and...

HPC closer to demolition ordinance

Published Jan. 11 2017

Jefferson City's Historic Preservation Commission will present a final copy of its proposal for a revised demolition ordinance at its...

Day of inaugural begins with prayer

Published Jan. 10 2017

A day of joy and celebration to reflect on the responsibility of government "is a day best begun in prayer,"...

Group unites descendants of Union soldiers

Published Jan. 8 2017

Growing up hearing stories from his grandmother about her grandfather's Civil War service, Pete Oetting has had a lifelong interest...

Ringing out the Christmas season

Published Jan. 6 2017

A long-standing, post-holiday tradition continues Sunday in Jefferson City with the "Bells of Christmastide" hand bell concert.

Prayer breakfast speaker: Strive for sacred in roles of influence

Published Jan. 6 2017

Conviction and respect are essential, despite a growing cultural trend that points its finger at strongly held beliefs as problem-causers.

MoDOT wants to learn local significance of older bridges

Published Jan. 2 2017

Bridges are local landmarks, though they may not hold the same personal attachments as historic homes.

Commanding a team of experts

Published Jan. 1 2017

On her first training exercise with the 7th WMD-Civil Support Team, Maj. Lindsey Decker got a crash course in the...

Community Christian welcomes Bethany Albrecht to 'pulpit'

Published Dec. 31 2016

The Rev. Bethany Albrecht is not one to seek the spotlight, yet accepting her first senior pastor position at Community...

Sea Cadets program shapes character, leadership skills for youth

Published Dec. 26 2016

Uniforms are not uncommon at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City. However, once a month, the uniforms belong...

Foster mother's brood tops 20 with aid of local agency

Published Dec. 23 2016

Erin Kremer became a mother eight years ago when she opened her home to the first of more than 20...

Toys for Tots expands to Moniteau, Howard counties

Published Dec. 21 2016

Moniteau County children will benefit this year from the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

Parsons Home draws attention of expert on Confederate general

Published Dec. 12 2016

A long-time relic hunter, William Gurley has become an expert on Jefferson City native Confederate Gen. Monroe Mosby Parsons by...

Woodcarvers sell ornaments, give funds to Honor Flight program

Published Dec. 11 2016

For at least the last seven years, the local Firehouse Woodcarvers have set up a demonstration table around the corner...

Hunt spreads 'Christmas magic'

Published Dec. 7 2016

A fantastical world from a 3-foot-tall perspective filled the classrooms, greenhouse and woodshop of the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and...

Return to Pearl Harbor

Published Dec. 7 2016

Joining his few remaining fellow survivors today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor will be...

100 years ago - Capstone placed on Capitol

Published Dec. 5 2016

Ceres may sit on top of the Capitol dome, but some little-known tokens lay beneath it.

Toebben is good sport for Jefferson City Parks & Rec

Published Dec. 4 2016

Proactive and personable, Angie Toebben is a well-known face among those who have been involved in local youth sports.

Historic Old Munichburg parsonage razed

Published Dec. 2 2016

A 118-year-old German, brick home has come down in Jefferson City's Old Munichburg neighborhood.