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Gerry Tritz is opinion page editor for the News Tribune.

Scores climb stairs to remember firefighters who died on 9/11

Published Sep. 11 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens, dressed in a firefighter outfit Sunday with the word "governor' on his back, carried an ax in...

'Death of civil rights'

Published Aug. 28 2017

More than 70 people representing several local organizations rallied Sunday afternoon outside the Governor's Mansion to mourn what the...

Weekend events prelude to 'icing on the cake'

Published Aug. 21 2017

With an estimated 2-hour line to enter NASA's Journey to Tomorrow exhibit in front of the Capitol, grade-schooler Maks Protzman...

Patriotic quilt could fetch premium price at picnic

Published Jul. 31 2017

Many area churches auction handmade quilts at their annual picnics. The key to fetching a premium price is making one...

Former foster child uses Eagle project to help other foster children

Published Jul. 24 2017

When Malachi Saint entered the foster care system at the age of 2, he had nothing more than a girl's...

Auction gives Mid-Missouri a taste of 'Storage Wars' mania

Published Jul. 10 2017

It was a scene similar to an episode of the TV show "Storage Wars" on Sunday morning just outside of...

Honor, dignity, integrity on display at Pow Wow

Published May. 30 2017

Sunday's Pow Wow for the People event drew Native Americans from across the state who came to enjoy socializing, dancing,...

151 Helias seniors told importance of truth

Published May. 22 2017

The Rev. Joshua Duncan on Sunday told Helias High School's 151 graduates they have been instructed in truth and must...

California seniors get advice from classmates

Published May. 17 2017

California High School senior Ellie Wirts urged her fellow CHS graduates to "live in the moment" during Sunday's graduation ceremonies.

Wellness center's first event nets good marks

Published Feb. 13 2017

Sunday's Jr. NBA Skills Challenge was a low-key basketball competition hosted by the city's parks department.

Getting a read on local authors

Published Dec. 12 2016

Sunday's Local Author Showcase at Missouri River Regional Library was a chance for the public to get better acquainted with...

Quick check

Published Nov. 14 2016

At this weekend's opening of firearms deer season, hunters were seemed happy to comply with the first-ever mandatory checks for...

Amick's history efforts deemed Hope-worthy

Published Nov. 7 2016

The Cole County Historical Society honored Jeremy Amick for bringing military history to life through his hundreds of newspaper articles...

'Gem' of museum gets weekend in limelight

Published Oct. 3 2016

If any more people discover the Missouri Military Museum, people will have to stop calling it a "hidden" gem —...

Sacrifice not forgotten

Published Aug. 22 2016

Around 150 people on Sunday honored the life and sacrifice of Lance Cpl. Dale Clark and 16 other area residents...

Cycling the downtown circuit

Published Aug. 8 2016

Waves of cyclists, from beginners to cycling stars, flew down High Street faster than most downtown cars during Sunday's Missouri...

Having the blues can be a good thing

Published Jul. 18 2016

MO Blues spent Sunday singing the blues — hopefully all the way to the bank.

Prayers for peace, officers

Published Jul. 11 2016

After a week of violence across the nation, hundreds of Jefferson City-area residents gathered to pray for those in law...

Plane crashes in Cole County

Published Jun. 19 2016

A single-engine airplane crashed onto a farm in southern Cole County Sunday afternoon, and the two passengers were flown by...

State expands meningitis vaccine mandate

Published Jun. 11 2016

Some Missouri students may face an unanticipated trip to the doctor before school starts back.