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Patrol investigating officer-involved shooting

CALIFORNIA — Police say a man who emerged from his home early Friday morning with an assault weapon was shot twice by police officers who were trying to take the man into custody. The man is being treated in a Columbia hospital under guard.

Jamestown and High Point celebrate Labor Day weekend

Moniteau County will celebrate the Labor Day weekend with events in the cities of Jamestown and High Point signaling the beginning of the end of summer.

Jr. Livestock Auction supported for 40 years

The Moniteau County Fair Junior Livestock Auction has been well-supported for many years. This support includes both participant youth and the individuals who have supported the program over many decades.

Mid-Mo Ambulance continues zero tax levy rate

In a special session Wednesday, Aug. 26, following a public hearing, the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors set the 2015 Tax Levy Rate at zero.

Troop F patrolman dies in line of duty

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper died in the line of duty Friday morning in Audrain County.

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Aug. 20 was first day of school for California R-I

The 2015-16 school year has begun for California R-I students, with the first day on Thursday, Aug. 20. The school facilities are much the same, but the school improvements continued over the last year, due in part to the bond issue passed by the voters in April of 2014.

Public hearing held before approval of CHS tax levy rate

A Public Hearing for setting the CHS tax levy rate drew no comments. The hearing was held before the regular California R-I School Board meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19.

CPI Board discusses Fall Open House for Sept. 4 -5

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5 are the days set for a Fall Open House and Great Pumpkin Hunt in Old Town California (formerly California Historic District). The event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The big event was discussed Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Board of Directors meeting of California Progress, Inc. (CPI). Old Town California is under the umbrella of CPI.

City Council sets tax levy rate at special meeting

The City of California Board of Aldermen approved the tax levy rate during a special council meeting Monday, Aug. 24, following a Public Hearing on the matter.

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Salem UCC ice cream social held in new building

The crowd at the annual ice cream social of the Salem UCC Saturday, Aug. 22, enjoyed the meal and socializing. The congregation dates back to 1848 when it started in the German Salem settlement, but worship services are held in the “new” church, built in 1858.

Druzenko last person to plead guilty in marriage frauds case

Druzenko will be sentenced later this year, along with three others who pleaded guilty this month.

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Jamestown C-I returns to school

Approximately 230 students in kindergarten through 12th grade arrived at Jamestown bright and early Monday, Aug. 17. Superintendent Ellen Ash and Principal Matt McDannold were on hand welcoming all the students back to school.

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Finke Theatre to open 2015/16 season Sept. 12

”The neatest little opera house in Central Missouri”

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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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