This week’s news roundup includes news from Columbia, Jefferson City and Kansas City.
- May 28, 2019 — JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri National Guard Activated to Help with Flood Storms. Source: KBIA. Summary: Gov. Mike Parson has called out the National Guard to help with flooding, tornado damage and severe storms.
- May 28, 2019 — COLUMBIA — Columbia coal ash cleanup pleases environmentalists. Source: Columbia Missourian. Summary: More’s Lake, created in the 1800s, was filled with coal ash. The City of Columbia removed the ash in a project that started in 2016. The project is nearly done. For more information about historic More’s Lake, see this April 25, 2017 article.
- May 27, 2019 — COLUMBIA — Luminaries of Columbia’s history tell their stories in a grave setting. Source: Columbia Missourian. Summary: Seven historical figures were portrayed at the History Comes Alive event on Memorial Day from 1-4 p.m. Those portrayed included Henry Kirklin, Mary Hale Lafon, Helen Guthrie Miller, Victor Barth, Jefferson Garth, David H. Hickman and Frederick Niedermeyer. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Columbia Cemetery.
- May 25, 2019 — JEFFERSON CITY –First responders describe damage in State of the City address. Source: KRCG13. Summary: About 240 structures in Jefferson City appear to be destroyed in the tornado that struck TK and there were 32-storm related injuries.
- May 23, 2019 — JEFFERSON CITY – Tornado hits Jefferson City as deadly storms sweep state. Source: Columbia Daily Tribune. Summary: A tornado hit Jefferson City before midnight on May 22, 2019.
- May 20, 2019 — KANSAS CITY NEWS — Ambitious plan to revive historic Troost business district. Source: CityScene KC. Summary: The historic Shankman and Micheslon buildings at 3115-3131 Toost and the Tycor building at 3105 Troost may be renovated. The plans of a civic group would involve offices, retail space and a museum. The plans call for a 20-year tax abatement of 100 percent for 15 years and 50 percent for five years.