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Finke Opera House/Ritz Theatre

Address: 312 N. High St. Listed on the National Register: 2004 Architectural style: Late Victorian, eclectic Date of significance: 1885-1953 Built: 1885 Size: about 12,000-feet-square Architect: Jerome Legg, O.W. Steigmeyer

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Pursuit of peril

Westphalia veteran served in five campaigns, gassed during World War I

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Eulinger retires from Chamber board

Executive Secretary Diane Eulinger became a very appreciated part of the California Area Chamber of Commerce very quickly four and a half years ago when she began her duties.

Pinto Pride to perform at Florida Citrus Bowl and Outback Bowl parades

If you would like to make a donation to help sponsor a student please send (or drop off) the donation to California Schools, c/o Band Trip Donation, 211 South Owen Street Suite B, California, MO 65108.

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Freshmen welcomed by other students at registration

New to freshmen registration this year were the student-led tours.

MRED to develop list of available business locations

Developing a Moniteau County inventory of properties and buildings available, or “ready to become available” for new, relocating or expanding businesses was discussed at the Aug. 12 meeting of the MRED (Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council).

Mid-Mo Ambulance to hold tax levy rate hearing

A Public Hearing to set the 2015 tax levy rate has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 6-7 p.m., at the Tipton district office The hearing will be followed by a special board meeting to officially set the rate. The hearing was set at the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Tax levy hearing precedes Tipton R-VI board meeting

A public hearing for the tax levy for 2015-16 was held before the regular Tipton R-VI School Board meeting. The proposed rate was approved by the board in the latter portions of the meeting.

Investigation continues after suspect elude manhunt

Following a day-long manhunt in the Tipton area, the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department announced that the subjects of the search are believed to have left the area.

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Lady Pintos’ dress rehearsal saw positives and mistakes

California hosted a softball jamboree with Russellville and Eugene Saturday afternoon, giving the Lady Pintos live action heading into this Saturday’s season opener.

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Lady Pintos ready for season opener

After finishing last season tied for first place in the Tri-County Conference, head coach Julie Bailey hasn’t had to motivate the team to improve this year. The players do it themselves.

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Pintos prepare for season at jamboree

WARDSVILLE — Leading up to Friday night’s Jamboree at the Falcon Athletic Complex, California head coach Marty Albertson knew he’d see mistakes on both sides of the ball.

Two elude Tipton manhunt; investigation continues

Following a day-long manhunt in the Tipton area, officers with the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that they believe the subjects of the search have left the area.

Three Cole County residents charged

Nicoloazz, Holder and Kirchner charged with abandonment of a corpse.

The 149th Moniteau County Fair is at an end

Attendance was good at the 149th Moniteau County Fair. It’s time to look forward to the 150th.

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Award-winning magician performs

Magician Keith Leff performed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, at the Moniteau County Fair. He performed across from the carnival near the west entrance to the fairgrounds, making “events magically memorable.”

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Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull

The Moniteau County Fair Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull took place in the Sappington Arena on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The event began at 7 p.m.

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Moniteau County Ham Auction held Saturday

The Moniteau County Fair Junior Ham Auction was held Saturday, Aug. 8, in the livestock sale barn. There were more than 120 hams cured by members of the 4-H groups of the county and FFA members on the auction list.

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Rodeo goes on in spite of arena condition

The rodeo was on at the Moniteau County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 5, even though about an inch and a half of rain fell the day before soaking the main arena.

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Pintos must replace a lot to repeat success

While California will have to replace a lot of talent from last year’s team, that’s not stopping coach Marty Albertson from setting some lofty goals for his squad.

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