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Michelle Brooks (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 573-796-2135
Michelle Brooks is editor and reporter for the California Democrat.

Board declines to change Riley Field's name

Published Dec. 27 2017

The name of Riley Field will remain.

Riley remembered as administrator, coach, leader, donor

Published Dec. 27 2017

California High School football teams have played on Riley Field, whether at the new high school facility or the former...

Bicycles, toys, clothes and food fill Angel Tree deliveries

Published Dec. 24 2017

The generosity of three churches, several local offices, a Girl Scout troop and individuals will make Christmas more robust for...

Sharing faith, family with people of Merida, Mexico

Published Dec. 14 2017

A High Point couple and their family will be the first full-time missionaries for Sports Crusaders when they leave this...

'Christmas Carol' hits Finke Theatre stage

Published Nov. 30 2017

For one night only, audience members at the Finke Theatre in California will be whisked back to the bygone days...

Christmas California Style has a strong line up

Published Nov. 29 2017

Christmas California Style has become an annual tradition the second weekend after Thanksgiving Day for the California Area Chamber of...

Lake area orchestra begins winter concert series

Published Nov. 22 2017

Celebrating its 30th year, the Lake Area Community Orchestra traditionally performs a winter concert series and a summer concert series.

California Care rated among the best in state

Published Nov. 12 2017

The longevity of staff and the relationships built with residents are key factors in the quality of care at California...

Hero of San Juan Hill, Filipino Insurrection led 1st American balloon corps in France

Published Nov. 12 2017

A German immigrant, California's adopted-son Col. John Paegelow was wounded at San Juan Hill and brought peace to the Filippino...

Hundreds of kittens fixed, homes found

Published Nov. 5 2017

More than 200 kittens have come through the care of Teresa Porter since January. But they don't stay.

Foster parents providing the gift of a home

Published Nov. 2 2017

After 20 years of moving around with the military, Cathy and Bill Figgins wondered why they hadn't had more children...

School district to pay for testing for juniors

Published Oct. 25 2017

Juniors at California High School may take either the ACT or a work-readiness test without cost to them this school...

Toys for Tots comes to Moniteau County

Published Oct. 19 2017

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will serve families in Moniteau County this Christmas season.

Russellville High School drumline growing, successful

Published Oct. 15 2017

The Russellville High School drumline made school history Oct. 7.

Hundreds remember quirky teen's compassion

Published Oct. 13 2017

The infield at High Point was encircled by nearly 500 mourners Thursday night, there to remember a friend and...

Hundreds of Mid-Missouri students pray together

Published Oct. 4 2017

Young heads bowed across Mid-Missouri Sept. 27 to lift up heartfelt prayers and straightforward petitions, while encircling the flagpole on...

More law for Russellville

Published Oct. 4 2017

The Cole County Commission has approved efforts to increase the Cole County Sheriff's Department's presence in Russellville.

Apples teach science, math, history

Published Oct. 4 2017

With a cook-pot for a hat and a seed spreader over his shoulder, Johnny Appleseed visited the pre-K and kindergarten...

California raises more than $5,500 for Eldon teen

Published Oct. 4 2017

Jeans, hats and barbecue helped raise more than $5,500 to support the family of Hunter Bushnell, the injured football player...

Local sister heals brother's loss with prevention

Published Oct. 3 2017

In the last decade, Robbie Pace-Courtright has made significant contributions to the work of preventing drunk driving.