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Lockhart resigns as Warrensburg police chief
WARRENSBURG — Chief Rich Lockhart resigned from his position with Warrensburg Police Department to accept the police chief role in Lawrence, Kansas.  Lockhart has served the City of …
MSF Historic Main Gate gets a makeover
SEDALIA — Renovations are underway for the historic Main Gate on the Missouri State Fairgrounds with funds provided by the Missouri Bicentennial Commission. MSF Director Mark Wolfe announced …
The Big Cheeze food trailer has wide fan base
SEDALIA — The Big Cheeze is a food trailer aiming to make mouths water across mid-Missouri. Recently purchased by Carrie Vaughn, The Big Cheeze was parked along South Ohio Avenue in downtown …
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UCM cybersecurity team ranks nationally at competition

WARRENSBURG — Demonstrating the quality of students’ academic preparation and skill in the area of cybersecurity, a team of University of Central Missouri students was recently ranked in …

Warrensburg resident sentenced for involvement in international hacking group

DETROIT, Michigan 一 Garrett Endicott, 22, of Warrensburg was sentenced Monday, Nov. 29, before United States District Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.  Endicott …

Plenty of local opportunities for Giving Tuesday

After a weekend of holiday shopping during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, it’s time for what’s at the heart of the season: giving. Giving Tuesday is a national campaign to …
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Jennies soccer beats Bemidji for regional championship

Jennies soccer is the NCAA Division II Central Region Champion. Central Missouri beat Bemidji State 4-1 in the regional title match on Friday, Dec. 3, at Grand Valley State Soccer Field in …

Holden girls best Crest Ridge

Holden girls basketball bested Crest Ridge 48-25 on Thursday, Dec. 2, at Crest Ridge High School.  The Eagles (2-1) had double-digit scoring in all four quarters, anchored by 13 in the first …

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Holiday season an opportunity to shop small

With the holiday shopping season officially underway, area organizations are reminding shoppers of the importance of supporting local businesses. Nov. 27 is Shop Small Saturday, a nationwide …

Out with the old, in with the new
Lolly’s Candy Shop brings smiles to Sedalia SEDALIA — Downtown Sedalia gained a sweet new shop last week that takes one back to simpler, uncomplicated times. Stepping into Lolly’s Candy Shop at 702 S. Ohio Ave. is like stepping …
Knob Noster gains two new businesses KNOB NOSTER — In the last two months, Knob Noster has gained two new businesses, Tilted Axe Throwing and Lost Art Taproom. Tilted Axe Throwing The axe-throwing craze has hit Johnson …
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Serious injuries reported in Nov. 24 wreck on Highway 50 One person is reported to have serious injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Nov. 24 on eastbound Highway 50 east of Northwest 271st …
Serious injuries reported in Nov. 19 wreck on Highway 50 One person is reported to have serious injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Nov. 19 in the 200 block of Northeast Highway 50. The Missouri …
Minor injuries reported in Nov. 17 wreck One person is reported to have minor injuries from a single vehicle wreck Nov. 17 in the 700 block of 1001 Road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports …
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Another reason to be thankful this holiday

Last week was my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving. This year, we did “Franksgiving,” as Emily couldn’t get home until late Thursday night. We ate on Friday. Food was plentiful …

To rake or not to rake

As I looked out of my window when I got up this morning, I saw leaves all over the ground; that yesterday was still clinging to the trees. It was mainly the product of the strong winds that came …
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Holiday indulgences are just beginning

Just about the time that we relax after the overindulgences of Thanksgiving and battling through Black Friday, we realize that only phase one and two of the end of the year festivities have passed …
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