California, MO 62° View Live Radar Wed H 38° L 29° Thu H 47° L 40° Fri H 53° L 37° Weather Sponsored By:

California News

Three charged in recent break-ins

Published Feb. 16 2018

Three people have been charged after being caught Wednesday night in Jefferson City in possession of several items taken in...

Russellville FFA awards Greenhand, Chapter degrees

Published Feb. 14 2018

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville FFA chapter held its Degree Ceremony on Monday, filling the high school gymnasium with FFA blue...

Travel made treacherous from freezing rain

Published Feb. 14 2018

With freezing rain falling the past weekend and no letup in the cold, travel was treacherous, leading to cancellation of...

California third grade presents 75 years of Disney

Published Feb. 14 2018

The California R-I Elementary School third graders presented the program "Celebrating 75 Years of Disney Magic" Feb. 8 to an...

Caterer puts modern twist on traditional food, buildings

Published Feb. 14 2018

The eastside of the Moniteau County Courthouse square is being renewed by catering entrepreneur Patrick Miller.

Block has seen its share of history

Published Feb. 14 2018

The 500 block of North East Street is a site of sentiment and history for California. The two-story brick building...

Emergency responders go extra mile

Published Feb. 14 2018

Emergency responders often go beyond what would be expected of them. After all, most of the emergency response generally is...

Patient spellers take spelling bee 12 rounds

Published Feb. 14 2018

The 21st annual California Middle School Spelling Bee on Feb. 9 went 12 rounds before sixth-grader Hillary Roney won with...

Lenten season officially begins

Published Feb. 14 2018

Feb. 14 is the beginning of the Lenten season, which runs until March 31, one day before Easter Sunday, April...

Russellville to host FFA celebration next week

Published Feb. 14 2018

The Cole R-1 School District's FFA Week is almost here, so be prepared to see some additional teenaged tractor drivers...

Rail traffic constant through California for 160 years

Published Feb. 14 2018

The first train arrived in California May 14, 1858, according to the 1980 Moniteau County history book.

MoDOT: Check weather map before traveling

Published Feb. 11 2018

While nasty weather has done a good job of dodging Mid-Missouri so far this winter, the region was bracing again...

World-record holder encourages kindness

Published Feb. 11 2018

HIGH POINT — Bending a steel rod between his teeth, lifting elementary children above his head with ease and ripping...

Russellville homecoming takes a road trip

Published Feb. 11 2018

Cole County R-1 High School students will be symbolically turning their hallways into highways the week of Feb. 12 for...

Burgers featured in Missouri-made program

Published Feb. 11 2018

When consumers make their selections, they may compare prices or nutritional facts. A new initiative, Buy Missouri!, will help consumers...

Valentine's Day takes different paths for different people

Published Feb. 11 2018

Valentine's Day is not the same for everyone. A difference in background, and unusual working hours may lead to celebrating...

Flowers, chocolate still favorite Valentine's Day gifts

Published Feb. 11 2018

With Valentine's Day approaching, some people may be unsure what to get their special someone.This year, flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries...

Tensions mount at proposed Clarksburg CAFO meeting

Published Feb. 9 2018

Around 80-90 farmers and rural residents gathered in the chapel of Oakland Baptist Church on Thursday to discuss the proposed...

Council approves pool roof repair, lesson fee changes

Published Feb. 7 2018

The California City Board of Aldermen, at the regular monthly meeting Feb. 5, approved the bid for repair of the...

Railroad history first to be featured in California mural

Published Feb. 7 2018

The California area's rich heritage connected with the railroad arriving in 1858 will be featured in the first of a...

Making memories on the dance floor

Published Feb. 7 2018

Daughters in sequins and dads in ties, sons in button-downs and moms in Sunday-best — the California Elementary School gym...

Proposed CAFO draws Moniteau County Commission's attention

Published Feb. 7 2018

At a Jan. 23 meeting concerning a proposed Cooper County hog farrowing operation, Moniteau County Presiding Commissioner Kenny Kunze and...

Missouri Supreme Court hears Healea case

Published Feb. 6 2018

It now is up to Missouri's Supreme Court to decide whether Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea will face a criminal...