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New Mid-Mo Ambulance base almost ready for use

Published Feb. 16 2017

The new California Mid-Mo Ambulance base is almost ready for use by the ambulances and crews.

Missing High Point teen, dog found safe

Published Feb. 14 2017

Moniteau County authorities on Monday located an injured High Point teenager who was reported missing Sunday night with her older...

Moniteau County Library computer system hacked

Published Feb. 8 2017

The computer server at the Moniteau County Library, 501 S. Oak Street, California, was hacked at 11:03 p.m. Jan. 12...

Panel briefed on utility billing issue

Published Feb. 8 2017

The California Board of Aldermen on Monday briefly discussed a meter-reading issue that resulted in higher bills for some city...

New Moniteau County 911 system bid OK'd

Published Jan. 29 2017

The 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors unanimously approved acceptance of a bid from CenturyLink and West/Intrado for a...

Local man joins second generation of hair donors

Published Jan. 22 2017

Otto Wallenmeyer is following in his father's footsteps in his charitable donations.

Feasibility study presented to MRED

Published Jan. 19 2017

A representative with the Missouri Technology Business Development Ecosystem presented a feasibility study summary Jan. 11 to the Moniteau County...

Mid-Mo Ambulance board updated on base

Published Jan. 19 2017

Work in progress on the new California Mid-Mo Ambulance base was discussed by the Board of Directors at its Jan....

FFA chapters, 4-H Clubs choose hams to cure at Burgers

Published Jan. 13 2017

Members of 27 different 4-H and FFA organizations swarmed in to Burgers' Smokehouse on Saturday, three miles south of California,...

California aldermen OK backhoe repair

Published Jan. 13 2017

The California Board of Aldermen authorized repairs and purchases of water and wastewater department equipment at its first regular meeting...

Martin sworn in as associate circuit judge

Published Jan. 11 2017

Aaron Martin, the new associate circuit judge for Moniteau County, was sworn in Jan. 6, by Circuit Judge Peggy Richardson....

Fundraiser's turnout exceeded expectations

Published Dec. 28 2016

With plans to serve 250 or a maximum of 300 meals at the Dec. 18 fundraiser to benefit Travis Peck...

California Chamber makes donation toward horse restoration

Published Dec. 28 2016

The California Area Chamber of Commerce made a $1,000 donation to support the restoration of the "Horse" which long stood...

Board: High mileage on ambulances concerning

Published Dec. 25 2016

High mileage on the ambulances, paramedic training and the new California Mid-Mo Ambulance base were discussed by the Board of...

MRED website is up, running

Published Dec. 25 2016

The website ( for Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council has been improved and is up and running, Chairman Mike...

Judge to decide library lawsuit

Published Dec. 21 2016

The lawsuit challenging the legality of the Moniteau County Library Board and the Moniteau County Library will be decided by...

Couple marks 21 years as turkey growers

Published Dec. 14 2016

When they got into the business 21 years ago, Bill and Lana Dicus probably did not realize the amount of...

Christmas parade season underway

Published Nov. 30 2016

The season of Christmas parades now underway continues in the area through Dec. 10. Parades scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3,...

More than 200 attend law enforcement unity BBQ

Published Nov. 23 2016

There were more than 200 present and past law enforcement officers, their families, friends and supporters attended a unity dinner...

Richardson sworn in as District 3 Circuit Judge

Published Nov. 23 2016

Peggy D. Richardson, the new Third District Circuit Judge for the 26th Judicial Circuit, was sworn in Friday, Nov. 18,...