Spring cleaning
MoDOT employee Phil Cain operates a backhoe to clean out the ditch along Highway 50 in front of Dutch Bakery. A couple heavy spring rains has the ditches, which have become overgrown with grass, running full too quickly and threatening to cover the roadway. A liner will be placed in the ditch later to complete the project.

Sign made of cups
Ashley Long, left, and Reagan Bruce put cups on the fence at Cardinal Field to promote the FFA plate sale on Thursday morning, April 17. The sale begins Monday, April 21.

Fortuna woman killed in crash
A 25-year-old Fortuna woman was fatally injured in a traffic crash just south of California Tuesday afternoon.

Appreciating service
Outgoing school board directors Jerry Garber, left, and Chris Allee, right, received recognition for their service to the Tipton R-VI School District at the top of Monday night's meeting of the board. Board president Greg Miller, center, presented certificates to the two and expressed the district's appreciation.

R-VI Board reorganizes with new members
by Becky Holloway
The Tipton R-VI School Board welcomed two new members to its table Monday night and said goodbye to two who left, extending appreciation for time served.

Area schools screening next kindergartners
Bunceton, Tipton, Clarksburg set dates
As thoughts turn to summer and school being out, area schools are getting ready for next year by screening the next batch of kindergartners. Members of the prospective high school graduating class of 2027, all of whom will be 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2014, will be screened for readniness to start kindergarten in the fall.

Jill Noble

Second meeting to address
issues with Common Core
A second meeting to explore issues that concern parents, taxpayers and patrons of the Tipton R-VI School District with changes being made nationwide to align educational standards will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Co-Mo Electric Cooperative meeting room.

Dale Combs shakes hands and says good bye to David Bledsoe who attended his last city council meeting as an alderman on Monday evening, April 14. Newly elected alderman, Charlie Hainen, was sworn in at the meeting.

New alderman joins council
by Curtis Simmons
It was a night of goodbyes and welcomes during the Tipton City Council meeting on Monday, April 14.

R-VI offering enriching
summer school session
After a hiatus of several years the Tipton R-VI School District will once again hold an enrichment program for summer school.

Chamber meets Thursday
The Tipton Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Thursday, April 17 at Bobbio's.

Ashtyn Higgins

Higgins selected for Ag Academy
Ashtyn Higgins, Tipton, was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Higgins and the other students selected will spend the first week of June in northwestern Missouri learning about many of the unique opportunities available in agriculture.

Group opposes transporting St. Louis' nuclear waste through rural Missouri
The Coalition to Keep Us Safe, a new group representing Missouri citizens, businesses, community leaders and public officials, announced its opposition to the excavation of a St. Louis landfill that would result in transporting more nuclear materials through rural Missouri.

Red Cross offering babysitter training
Summer can be a busy time for babysitters and the American Red Cross is offering a course that will prepare young entrepreneurs for the seasonal rush.

Troop F steps up enforcement of youth impaired driving
From May 1 through May 12 Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F officers will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies during the Youth Alcohol Mobilization.

Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia

Probation revoked, two get new
sentence in cattle theft case
The couple ordered to make restitution in a case that involved the purchase of cattle from a Moniteau County rancher and livestock auction at Versailles, but for which payment was not made, were back in court recently for failure to fully make that restitution.

Moniteau County Court proceedings
Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed

California Farmers Market set to open
The California Farmers Market will open the 2014 season on Friday, April 25.

Bunceton Lions dance cancelled
The dance at the Bunceton Lions Club will be cancelled this week due to Good Friday.

Cattlemen hosting dinner
The Moniteau County Cattleman's Association will host the monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m., at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds in California. This will be the last monthly dinner meeting until next fall.

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