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Jamestown man dies after being thrown from ATV in crash

A Jamestown man died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Moniteau County.

Highway Patrol responds to area accidents

Two area crashes within 24 hours

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Centertown man dies in morning fire

Authorities are still investigating what caused a fire that killed a Centertown man Wednesday morning.

Historical Society holds August meeting

The Moniteau County Historical Society met Aug. 11 with President Dottie Gump presiding. A short business meeting was held.

Mid-Mo sets tax levy hearing date

At the regular monthly meeting of the Mid-Mo Ambulance District board of directors, the tax levy rate hearing was set for Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Tipton district office. The next regular meeting is set for Sep. 10. at 7 p.m. at the Tipton office.

MRED board discusses membership push

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) board of directors met Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Nic Nac Cafe, California.

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2014-15 school year begins with change

California R-I students have begun the new school year. As the 2014-15 school year began Thursday, Aug. 14, the students returned to the same school facilities as last year, but with a lot of changes, due at least in part to the bond issue passed by the voters in April.

Burglary report leads to standoff in Bunceton

Thursday, Aug. 14, was an eventful afternoon in the Bunceton area for law enforcement.

Four injured as two vehicles collide

There were injuries to four as two vehicles collided at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, on Highway 5 at Route W near Fortuna.

Biker injured on Highway 87

A Billings man was seriously injured when his motorcycle ran off the road on Highway 87 at Prairie Hill Road at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12.

California CROP Walk set for Sunday, Sept. 7

The 2014 California CROP Walk is set for Sunday, Sept. 7. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Lions Club Shelter House at Proctor Park.

Tipton car theft, police chase, ended by police dog in Jefferson City

A Jefferson City man was taken into custody after theft of a car in Tipton, a police pursuit that began near California in Moniteau County, continued into Cole County County and ended in Jefferson City.

Moniteau County Fair Figure 8 Scramble and Tuff Truck Challenge

The Figure 8 Scramble and Tuff Truck Challenge were, as they are every year, highly competitive at the 148th Moniteau County Fair.

148th Moniteau County Fair draws to a close

Attendance was good at the 148th Moniteau County Fair.

Very good county turnout for Primary Election

The Tuesday, Aug. 5, Primary Election voter turnout of 36.6 percent in Moniteau County was very good and higher than the 30 percent predicted. Casting votes were 3,388 voters out of a total of 9,250 registered voters in the county.