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Borghardt’s punt returns help Pintos get past rival Blair Oaks in district final

Blair Oaks wasn’t going to allow California senior running back Walker Borghardt to beat them in Friday’s Class 3 District 6 final at Riley Field.

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Troop 120 bike on the Katy Trail

Boy Scouts from Troop 120, California, biked the Katy Trail from Jefferson City to Hartsburg Nov. 8.

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GFWC hold meeting at the Finke Theatre

The General Federated Women’s Club met Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Finke Theatre.

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Quilts of Valor presented to wide range of veterans

More than 130 were in attendance Saturday, Nov. 8, at the California Nutrition Center for presentation of Quilts of Valor to veterans. Of the 19 quilt recipients, 17 were present for the event.

Kunze served 42 years in the Missouri National Guard

Career military people are often known as “lifers,” but few actually serve as much of their lives in a military realm as has Ken Kunze.

County turns out 3,537 voters in midterm election

According to the official results released Friday, Nov. 7, by the Moniteau County Clerk, voter turnout for the mid-term election on Nov. 4 was 38.13 percent. There were 3,537 ballots cast out of the 9,277 registered voters in Moniteau County.

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Musical comedy 'Crazy For You' a rousing success

A musical comedy was performed at California High School Saturday and Sunday. “Crazy for You,” featured the music of George Gershwin. It was performed by members of the CHS “Sounds of Joy” as well as several other students. The production was directed by Michele Bilyeu. There is dancing and singing of Gershwin numbers throughout, sometimes by the most unusual of characters at the most unexpected times.

Its a high tide for honoring veterans

The ocean tides ebb and flow. So does honor, respect and recognition for military veterans.

Tolle appointed as special prosecutor for Healea case

Attorney General Chris Koster has assigned Assistant Attorney General Julie Tolle as the special prosecutor in the criminal case against Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea, who was arrested Oct. 25 on suspicion of felonies after an incident that left four people injured at a Columbia restaurant.

Jamestown tax levy falls short

The unofficial results in Moniteau and Cole counties show district patrons voted 272 in favor of the measure while 278 voted against.

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Capital Tattoo Company relocates to downtown California

Derek Schlotter started Capital Tattoo Company in 2010 with a studio in downtown Jefferson City. Now, he hopes to continue growing the business in downtown California.

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Pintos kick-off girls basketball season with Midnight Madness

California senior guard Kamryn Koetting is no rookie when it comes to preparing for the first girls basketball practice of the season. She’s had three years to master the art of late-night hoops.

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Pintos race past Southern Boone in District semifinal, setting up final against Blair Oaks

With all the formalities complete, the California football team is one step away from accomplishing Goal No. 2 in head coach Marty Albertson’s three-goal plan for the season.

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Two Pintos runners qualify for Class 2 cross country state meet

The California boys and girls cross country teams will each be represented at the state meet thanks to strong performances from runners Adam Burkett and Katie Imhoff at Saturday’s district meet at Linn.

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California Police Department expands services for safety and security

The California Police Department is constantly seeking ways to provide increased safety and security for the residents of the community. This has resulted in additional programs, increased training and additions to the full-time police force.