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Danisha Hogue (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0243
Danisha Hogue is a reporter for the Jefferson City News Tribune and California Democrat newspapers, covering areas in Cole, Moniteau and Miller counties including Russellville, Eugene, Centertown, Jamestown and Eldon. While attending Missouri State University, Hogue reported for local NPR affiliate KSMU and campus newspaper The Standard. After earning a bachelor's degree in print/internet journalism, she was a new media specialist for Missouri State University-West Plains. In her free time she takes care of her dog.

Nail salon to open on Oak Street

Published Jun. 19 2019

When Lana Chiem visited California, she noticed there was not a nail salon in town. As she experienced the friendliness...

Recognition: Burgers' Smokehouse makes Missouri proud

Published Jun. 19 2019

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship recognized Burgers' Smokehouse as the Small Business of the Day during...

Moniteau County awaits flood levels to drop

Published Jun. 19 2019

As Missouri River flooding enters the fourth week, Moniteau County residents see the impacts of travel on their everyday life.

Neighbors donate $20,422 to area tornado relief

Published Jun. 19 2019

More than $20,000 was donated to two organizations helping residents impacted by the May 22 tornado damage.

Engine Show pulls in few hundred guests

Published Jun. 12 2019

By Danisha Hoguedhogue@californiademocrat.comRUSSELLVILLE — Over the weekend, more than 200 attended the Russellville Festival & Engine Show, and the guests...

Tractor pull rescheduled for fall

Published Jun. 12 2019

The MMTTPA Truck and Tractor Pull is back on this fall.The event sponsored by Eugene FFA Alumni and MMTTPA is...

California native comes home to open hair salon

Published Jun. 12 2019

Between being in business with her husband, Adam, and raising three kids at home, there was a limited amount of...

Updated Dollar General coming soon

Published Jun. 12 2019

California Dollar General at 1021 W. Buchanan St. has been closed for remodel this week. The store will reopen at...

Centertown board approves 2020 budget

Published Jun. 12 2019

The Centertown Board of Trustees approved the 2020 village and waterworks budgets at its monthly meeting May 28.

Adult children reflect on lessons learned from dads

Published Jun. 12 2019

While acknowledging Father's Day, adults reflect on the lessons they've learned from their male parent growing up.

Russellville considering medical marijuana regulations

Published Jun. 8 2019

The Russellville Board of Aldermen reviewed two draft ordinances on medical marijuana at its May 16 meeting.

Local hardware store closes doors; owners seek retirement after 30 years

Published Jun. 5 2019

After celebrating their 30th business anniversary in April, Dan and Patricia Sweet decided to get out of the hardware business.

California business owners come together for tornado relief

Published May. 30 2019

When Brandy Brockes saw the aftermath of the EF-3 tornado that hit Mid-Missouri on May 22, she knew she wanted...

Centertown residents pay respects on Memorial Day

Published May. 29 2019

When Floyd Cain was drafted to serve during the Vietnam War, he found war provided common ground to talk to...

'Yellow shirts' offer disaster relief in Jefferson City

Published May. 29 2019

Volunteers are needed in Jefferson City after an EF-3 tornado hit the area last week.

Russellville wastewater project moving forward

Published May. 29 2019

The Russellville Board of Aldermen has approved Jefferson City engineering company Bartlett & West to begin seeking bids for its...

Authorities still assessing damage after tornado sweeps through Eldon

Published May. 23 2019

Multiple homes and businesses have suffered extensive damage after a tornado hit Eldon late Wednesday night.

Pay increase OK'd for Jamestown staff

Published May. 22 2019

The Jamestown School Board unanimously approved a 1 percent salary increase for the 2019-20 staff.At a recent board meeting, members...

Jamestown students donate to Honor Flight

Published May. 22 2019

Students in the Jamestown High School Introduction to Business class selected Central Missouri Honor Flight as the recipient of a...

Jamestown graduates look toward next phases

Published May. 22 2019

The Jamestown High School class of 2019 included 20 eighth-graders and 21 seniors, who shared in the graduation festivities Friday.