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The warden's house, a Jefferson City landmark

Published Aug. 28 2016

After taking the fateful phone call that a riot was erupting across from his Jefferson City home at 722 E....

Blunt touts 'more jobs, less government'

Published Aug. 27 2016

America has faced troubles in recent years due to Obamacare, loss of foreign respect, overreaching regulations and weakening of the...

Treasure trove of military history

Published Aug. 24 2016

Rows of military jackets, stacks of various patches, piles of buttons and boxes of miscellaneous items fill most of the...

Pageant promotes positive self image

Published Aug. 21 2016

When former Miss Lincoln University Amanda Andrews heard young girls saying people had called them "ugly" or "no good," she...

Jefferson City, Irish pastors switch roles for four weeks

Published Aug. 21 2016

The Rev. Daniel Hilty, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church, and his family enjoyed walking the heart of downtown...

Historical society series highlights Russellville's history

Published Aug. 21 2016

Russellville's history will be highlighted in the next installment of an occasional series by the Cole County Historical Society about...

Fallen Vietnam soldier honored 50 years later

Published Aug. 14 2016

Cole County lost the first of 17 young men in the Vietnam War 50 years ago next Sunday.

Old church parsonage will be razed

Published Aug. 11 2016

The home of many early pastors and Jefferson City's first bowling alley will soon come down.

5 old houses targeted to make way for project

Published Aug. 11 2016

Half a block of the near east side may be razed of its century-old homes to make way for dense,...

Parsons House a place in peril

Published Aug. 7 2016

Perhaps the most historic home in Jefferson City, the Parsons House at 105 Jackson St., has been named to Missouri's...

Change of duty brings Guard captain back

Published Aug. 7 2016

The long-sought Spanish-American War statue and a gigantic C-130 surprised Capt. John Quin when he returned this spring to the...

Local musicians compete in Nashville radio contest

Published Jul. 30 2016

What would Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" sound like with a country twist?

Judging the 4-H judges

Published Jul. 28 2016

How much muscle and coverage does a goat have? How round is a hog? How much fat is on a...

Women in Missouri Guard already know combat role

Published Jul. 24 2016

Traveling inside an up-armored vehicle on convoy missions to deliver supplies in Iraq, 1st Sgt. Heather Javersak was equipped with...

Find a rock, cheer a heart

Published Jul. 20 2016

When Cadence and Haley Winkler looked down as they walked out of a Jefferson City store, they were delighted to...

Every pipe and stop restored

Published Jul. 20 2016

The sanctuary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church this weekend will be filled with a long-lost voice — the 1897...

Clarke legacy restored in family mausoleum

Published Jul. 10 2016

Tucked between two appliances at the Clarke Senior Nutrition Center is a lonely bronze figure of city benefactor Maj. Joseph...

Painted pebbles showing up around Jefferson City

Published Jul. 5 2016

Have you looked down recently to see a cheerfully painted rock sitting in an unassuming location on the ground?

Mexican-born residents take pride in citizenship

Published Jul. 4 2016

One of the most difficult parts of earning U.S. citizenship is mastering the English language.

Passport event drawing visitors to JC destinations

Published Jun. 29 2016

After a scavenger hunt through the Runge Nature Center, Passport Jefferson City holders earn their stamp.