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California runner Caden Kirksey sets goal of being all-state next year

Published Nov. 14 2018

Caden Kirksey was the only California runner to qualify for the state cross country meet Nov. 3. Kirksey, a junior,...

Have your deer checked for CWD

Published Nov. 7 2018

The rules for this year's upcoming firearm deer hunting season have not changed from last year's.

California's Kirksey places 30th at state meet

Published Nov. 7 2018

JEFFERSON CITY — At the boys Class 3 cross country state meet Nov. 3 at Oak Hills Golf Center, California's...

Ducks Unlimited event expects good turnout

Published Nov. 7 2018

The Moniteau County Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual banquet and auction Nov. 7. It is the 34th banquet for...

Pintos end season with semi-finals loss to Blair Oaks

Published Oct. 31 2018

The California Pintos volleyball team season ended Oct. 24 after a two-set loss in the Class 3 District 9 semi-final...

Prairie Home welcoming of new police chief

Published Oct. 31 2018

Prairie Home's new chief of police, Ben Burch, was sworn in Aug. 16 and began his part-time duties Aug.

California season ends with tough loss to Blair Oaks

Published Oct. 31 2018

WARDSVILLE — The California Pintos football team season ended with a 70-0 loss to the Blair Oaks Falcons in the...

Pintos' Kirksey qualifies for state meet

Published Oct. 31 2018

The California Pintos cross-country team finished third at the district meet Oct. 27 at Bowling Green.

California opens districts with rematch against top-ranked Blair Oaks

Published Oct. 26 2018

CALIFORNIA — The California Pintos are looking for a better result when they play the Blair Oaks Falcons tonight in...

Tipton faces Santa Fe for second time in three weeks

Published Oct. 26 2018

TIPTON — The Tipton Cardinals are ready for their rematch against Santa Fe in tonight's Class 1 District 5 first-round...

Pintos advance to semifinals

Published Oct. 24 2018

The California Pintos volleyball advanced to the semi-finals of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament with a two-set victory Oct.

Plenty of tailgate options

Published Oct. 24 2018

One's vehicle may turn into a kitchen/dining room combo in the fall, when traveling to favorite sporting events.

Pintos overwhelmed by Blair Oaks

Published Oct. 24 2018

For the California Pintos football team, the regular season ended with a tough 65-7 loss to the Blair Oaks Falcons.

Pintos look for first win in regular season finale vs. Blair Oaks

Published Oct. 19 2018

CALIFORNIA — The regular season ends with a matchup between the first-place and last-place teams in the Tri-County Conference.

Tipton faces Concordia with hopes of making jump in district seeding

Published Oct. 19 2018

TIPTON — The Tipton Cardinals are looking to finish the regular season on a high note.

Pintos fall to Holden, finish second in Districts

Published Oct. 17 2018

HIGGINSVILLE — The California Pintos finished the softball season in second place at the Class 2 District 13 tournament Oct.

Pintos pushing each other to get better

Published Oct. 17 2018

The California Pintos boys cross country team has had a fair amount of success this season, including winning the Tri-County...

Pintos lose to Southern Boone

Published Oct. 17 2018

ASHLAND — The California Pintos lost a tough game Oct. 12 to the Southern Boone Eagles, 55-16. With the loss,...

Injuries will impact California's offensive line tonight vs. So. Boone

Published Oct. 12 2018

CALIFORNIA — The California Pintos are going to be facing a tough opponent in the Southern Boone Eagles this week.

Tipton set to host winless Santa Fe

Published Oct. 12 2018

TIPTON — Despite the Tipton Cardinals' 2-5 start this season, coach Tony Braby said he feels the team is getting...