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17 soldiers in USCT lived in Moniteau County

Published Mar. 6 2019

In November 1863, recruiting began for the 1st Missouri Infantry Volunteers of African Descent, which became the 62nd U.S. Colored...

New catalog system full of possibilities for patrons, library staff

Published Feb. 27 2019

As the Moniteau County Library sets forth in its first year as a tax-supported entity, the library board has addressed...

Second chance for ex-offenders could benefit local employers

Published Feb. 20 2019

Finding dependable workers is becoming more difficult for Moniteau County industries.Finding a job to support themselves is one of the...

New business specializes in making auto parts from scratch

Published Feb. 13 2019

Even without a commercial location for a year, Larry Roark's customers were calling from as far as out-of-state looking for...

New sign brings attention to home-grown business

Published Feb. 13 2019

In business in California for more than a decade, Superior Insulation has seen a good response from its recent building...

Manager returns to store where he got his start

Published Feb. 13 2019

By Michelle Brookseditor@californiademocrat.comC&R Market Manager Rick Winter has returned to the store where he got his start.

Bicentennial creates ways to promote county

Published Feb. 13 2019

As Missouri's bicentennial of statehood approaches in 2021, communities are being invited to develop locally-specific programs, as well as participate...

One-day entrepreneur training offered

Published Feb. 6 2019

Future entrepreneurs in Moniteau County will have the opportunity for a one-day training on how to get started on their...

Hartzler speaks, Wood honored during Lincoln Day Dinner

Published Feb. 6 2019

Moniteau County Republicans gathered to observe Lincoln Day with a dinner, auction and remarks from U.

Paegelow's bull dog a base regular

Published Jan. 30 2019

Work continues on an exhibit which will highlight a California adopted-son at Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois.

Chamber raises funds for scholarship program

Published Jan. 30 2019

The California Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, catered by Lutz Famous BBQ, drew 147 guests Jan.

Three community leaders recognized

Published Jan. 30 2019

An entrepreneur, a generous volunteer and a long-standing community leader were recognized Jan. 26 for their outstanding contributions to the...

Library facility sees improvements

Published Jan. 23 2019

A musty, dirt-floor basement is being cleaned up and moisture mitigated below the Moniteau County Library.

Pies, homestyle menu remain in ownership change at Nic Nac

Published Jan. 2 2019

The homestyle menu at Nic Nac Cafe will remain, though all of the seats are now smoke-free with the change...

County library to improve tech in 2019

Published Dec. 26 2018

By Michelle Brookseditor@californiademocrat.comThe Moniteau County Library will see improvements to its technology and web presence in the coming year.

Eagles continue bicycle donation despite loss

Published Dec. 19 2018

As a way to keep children active while offering a sense of independence, for many people having one's own bicycle...

Retirement for Kent, service remains

Published Nov. 14 2018

After growing up with a family turkey operation in Texas and graduating from Southwest Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, with...

Church transforms Swiss pioneer roots into modern-day family support

Published Nov. 14 2018

An unexpected architectural treasure, the Moniteau Evangelical Advent Church features a castle-like turret children adore and more than a dozen...

Col. Paegelow to be featured in Scott AFB historic airship era exhibit

Published Nov. 7 2018

An adopted-son of California and a nationally-recognized veteran will receive due recognition for his impacts on early experimental aviation.

Collector's office adds online payment

Published Oct. 31 2018

An online option for paying property and personal taxes in Moniteau County has been added this year.