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Country duo Big and Rich to return to Jefferson City this summer

Published Apr. 1 2018

Country artists Big & Rich will return to Jefferson City to headline Salute to America's Concert Inside the Walls, festival...

Local team wins first in their division at Guacamole Bowl

Published Mar. 5 2018

Even before Rachael Dodson owned Downtown Diner, she was known for her exceptional pies.

Sticking it to cancer and the cold

Published Feb. 19 2018

Since 2013, Tim Tinnin has used the annual Angiepalooza fundraiser to stick it to cancer, which claimed the life of...

At Bridal Spectacular: Wrapping up the details

Published Jan. 8 2018

The threat of icy roads didn't stop hundreds of brides-to-be (and the occasional fiancé) from looking over all the possible...

Missing teens went to 'various states' before returning

Published Nov. 27 2017

The pair of local teenagers who have been missing for nearly two weeks have been safety reunited with their families.

Camp Lillie unites Civil War descendants of Union troops

Published Nov. 6 2017

Jefferson City's only chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War started Sunday with the induction of...

Historical Society honors Brooks

Published Nov. 6 2017

The Cole County Historical Society honored Michelle Brooks, a longtime Jefferson City News Tribune reporter, Sunday night for her contributions...

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...