Nichols Student News

News from a student's view.

Thoman celebrates 50 year racing history

Hall of fame sprint car racer, Bob Thoman, was sidelined after a cancer diagnosis. In support of a friend, Thoman made a second place comeback against a competitor nearly four times his junior.

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Marcus Bridges creates own record

Coach Bridges continues winning tradition with Fatima cross country and track & field teams.


Grandfather keeps hope after loss of leg

Bill Brandel lost his leg in an industrial accident at an early age, but didn't let that keep him from a fulfilling life with faith, family and hard work.


Mid-Missouri Drought

With this summer being the worst drought since 2012, farmers have taken a hit on their crop and livestock production.

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Child Safety

Community reflects on child safety after recent disappearance and death of a 4-year-old child in Jefferson City. 

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Type 1 Diabetes Effects Teens

Over one million Americans are impacted by Type 1 Diabetes. A public educator, teen and parent talk about the effects of Type 1 diabetes on teens and their families.

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JCHS Renovation Continues

The renovation of Jefferson City High School and Nichols Career Center continues as students attend classes.

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Local aspiring artist wins contest

Jefferson City High school student wins the Mayor's Choice Award for her painting depicting the Missouri capitol and train station at Lohman's landing.


The Broadcast Media class participated in Operation Leaf Relief with SkillsUSA and raked leaves. They helped earn $400.

Runge Nature Center Host School and Community Nature Events

Schools and community members take advantage of educational programs at the Runge Nature Center.

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Missouri River Region Library Sponsors Community Programs

Library events bring patrons of all ages together to participate on educational and recreation activities.

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Row 1: Daniel Hayden, Mr. Brent Whelan - instructor    Row 2: Shayne Taylor, Starla Wilson, Alexa Shewmake, and Kaitlynn Mulcahey    Row 3: Gabriel Vincent, Kevin Robinett, J.D Downing., Max Muenks, and Brendan Berhorst

Reenactors Keep History Alive

Two southwest Missouri history enthusiasts reenact 19th century broom-making and blacksmith trades.

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Scout Master Teaches Character and Life Skills

Jim Dallas continues a 20 year history of teaching young men survival and life skills while developing character traits.


War veteran marries Austrian native

Jim Kelley met his future bride in Austria while completing a post-WWII tour in Europe with the U.S. Army.


University of Missouri Professor Wins Nobel Prize

Professor George Smith recently won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for advancing phage display.

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Local High Schools Hire New Coaches

JCHS, Helias and Blair Oaks high schools all hired new head football coaches for the 2018 season. Each shared their thoughts. 

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Artists Express Themselves

Local artists share their passions in art, photography and graphic design. 

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Student racer pursues NASCAR dream

JCHS student, Ryu Taggart, drives for the Millard Family Racing team with aspirations to advance into the NASCAR minor league.

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The 2018-19 school year is the second year that Nichols Student News has been a part of the Nichols Career Center’s (NCC) Broadcast Media class. This year, there are five sending schools from the NCC consortium. These include: Blair Oaks High School, California High School, Fatima High School, Helias Catholic High School, and Jefferson City High School. This year's stories are shown below, with previous years' stories available on the Archives page.

Juuling and E-cigarette Use Increases in Schools

Administrators see marked increase in violations as Juuling and e-cigarette usage is on the rise with teenagers

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Trunk or Treat

Jefferson City Jaycees host 10th annual Trunk or Treat event to benefit Operation T.O.Y.S. 

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