The 2021 budget for the City of Jefferson was approved by city council earlier this month. Total expenditures are budgeted for $64.6 million. Included in the budget is a 2% wage increase for employees, five new police vehicles, and vehicles and equipment for the Public Works Department and t… Read More

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Based on the order from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, guidance from Cole County Health Department, and in consultation with Mayor Tergin and Department Directors: Read More

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Almost $2.5 million in improvements next year to East High Street in downtown Jefferson City moved forward this month when the city council approved a construction contract with Aplex, Inc. to complete the work. Read More

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Tanner Bridge Road, one of the highest traveled two-lane roads in Cole County is open again. Don Schnieders Excavating has completed improvements near the Tara Road intersection, which included realignment of the intersection. Residents had to detour onto Route B during part of the construct… Read More

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Fire Driver Dale Duemmel (center) is pictured with his wife (on his right), Mayor Carrie Tergin (on his left) and members of the department after being recognized by the city council this month for his retirement after 30 years of service. Read More

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City council has proposed an amendment which states the owner of a property must repair defective sidewalks and in the case of utility work or other construction, those employees would be required to repair the sidewalks to be compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More

Upcoming Events

Runge Nature Center

Put on your hiking shoes and travel to Cosmo Park in Columbia to join a guided hike along the Bear Creek Trail. Trail: Four miles, easy. Meet at the Runge Nature Center and follow our hike leaders to the location or meet at the trailhead. Hike leaders will contact participants before the hike to give directions if needed. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and pack a lunch/snack. Masks are required. Registration required. Ages 18 and up.

American Legion Post 5

Every Wednesday through January, serving 5-7 p.m. Barbecue, hot, Asian and plain wings. 75 cents each. Sides $1. Happy hour from 4:30-6:30. Public welcome.

Windstone Entertainment Center

The dance band “Shades of Blue” will be playing their classic 50’s, 60’s and 70’s country, rock, R&B and pop. Jay Finley will be on bass/vocals, David Schwarzer on drums/vocals, and Tom Whittle on guitar/keyboards/vocals

Marion Access

Venture over to Marion Access, north of Jefferson City, to get a chance to view wild Bald Eagles and learn about their conservation success. Runge will provide spotting scopes and binoculars. This program is limited in participants due to the COVID pandemic. Registration is required and everyone participating MUST register in only one time slot. All Ages. Directions will be e-mailed to participants before the program. Time slots at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. 

Binder Park

Trumpeter Swans are the largest and one of the most beautiful birds in Missouri. A conservation success story, this bird fought its way back from a population of 69 in 1935 to well over 63,000 in North America. Celebrate this magnificent comeback by observing these swans at Binder Lake in Jefferson City through provided spotting scopes and binoculars (if needed). NOTE: Due to our inability to forecast when Trumpeter swans arrive at Binder, this is a short-notice program to be held someti…

Capital Bluffs Event Center

You can help ensure the future of wildlife for future generations at the Summit Ridge Longbeards dinner. Opens at 5:30 pm. Dinner at 7 p.m. 

Millbottom Event Center

Join us as we celebrate the Promise of Community Action and our mission to help people help themselves and each other. The Promise Gala is a new fundraising event focused on supporting the work of Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA). You will enjoy good food, wine, and beer and learn about the many services offered through CMCA. You will also hear from and meet a family that was positively impacted by CMCA and who is now giving back through their work with the organization.

Knights of Columbus

Entry fee is $25 per team, $35 after Jan. 25. Payout for 1st Place Team. Cash bar and food available. Register at website.

The Linc
$5

The largest bridal show in Central Missouri was originally planned for January but is now scheduled for Feb. 28 at a new larger location - and The Linc in Jefferson City. Exhibit hours are noon-4 p.m. The spectacular runway show is 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5. (5 years old and under free.)