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Color takes shape on CPI mural

Published Oct. 24 2018

After nearly two years of hoping and planning, the California Progress Inc. finally is seeing its mural project in color.

Technology classes prove popular at library

Published Oct. 24 2018

The technology classes are popular at the Moniteau County Library.A senior and veterans class on laptops finished up this week.

Junk Jam invites visitors for vendors, live music

Published Oct. 17 2018

All things wood and wonderful — that's what captures Rhonda Bestgen's interest.That includes an old barn west of town, which...

Calling local business dreamers

Published Oct. 17 2018

StartUp Moniteau's most visible success story from its inaugural session last winter is Chelsea McGill's Grind.

Chamber asked to boost volunteers' connections

Published Oct. 17 2018

Many Moniteau County residents are interested in volunteer opportunities, but may lack the connections or awareness of where their efforts...

Apprenticeship first of its kind in the state

Published Sep. 19 2018

Moniteau County is the first in Missouri to have a countywide apprenticeship program, led by an economic development board.

Bicycle parade, car show relocation among changes to annual festival

Published Sep. 12 2018

The 28th Annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival will look a little different this year.The car show will criss-cross the...

Artifacts on display during festival

Published Sep. 12 2018

The story of an early pioneer family's hidden homestead is rising from the earth. Carter Morgan Don Carlos traveled from...

Uptown businesses team up for Oak Street Fall Market

Published Aug. 29 2018

Fall is coming early to Oak Street.The tastes of apples spice, the pumpkin decor and the feel of flannel will...

Library budget benefits from unexpected income

Published Aug. 22 2018

The Moniteau County Library benefited from $788 collected in delinquent taxes and there could be more to come, Director Connie...

California School Board reveals enrollment numbers

Published Aug. 22 2018

The California School Board met Aug. 15, the night before classes resumed for nearly 1,400 students.

Visitors view new sheriff's venue

Published Aug. 22 2018

Productivity and morale already are up at the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office since it moved into its new location.

New library support group already reaching goals

Published Aug. 22 2018

The Used Book Sale has been revived and the Trivia Night continues, thanks to the reorganization of the Friends of...

Artist, musician returns, shares talent with hometown

Published Aug. 15 2018

Coming from a family of musicians, Keli Schaefer didn't delve into her calling as an artist until adulthood.

Chamber hears Missouri Boys State account

Published Aug. 15 2018

Missouri Boys State participant Austin Bolin reported on his experience at the California Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Aug. 9.

CHS ranked among top schools in Mid-Missouri

Published Aug. 8 2018

California High School has been given the grade of A-minus by Niche.com, ranking it 63rd among Missouri's high schools.

Grand marshal says tradition key to fair's success

Published Aug. 8 2018

Anyone who has volunteered on the Wednesday work night before the Moniteau County Fair begins, likely has at least one...

Back-to-school fair serves 400+ students

Published Aug. 8 2018

More than 400 Moniteau County children received school supplies and health screenings July 31 at the ninth annual Moniteau County...

Jamestown church celebrates 175 years

Published Aug. 8 2018

A circuit-riding preacher helped a group of 15 worshippers in Jamestown to form a German Methodist congregation 175 years ago.

Extension office returns to Moniteau County

Published Aug. 1 2018

Moniteau County will be seeing more of Elaine Anderson from the University Extension office. Also, the extension has re-opened a...