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Simcote announces new facility in Sedalia Industrial Rail Park
SEDALIA — Wednesday afternoon, dignitaries, businesspeople, and well-wishers gathered at the Downtown Pavilion to welcome Simcote Inc. to Sedalia. Jessica Craig, Executive Director of …
Crash reports - Oct. 7, 2022
Knob Noster resident seriously injured in Oct. 3 wreck  One person is reported to have serious injuries from a four-vehicle wreck Oct. 3 on southbound Route D and Southeast 125 …
Street closures announced for Burg Fest
Parking, street access, through traffic and overnight parking will be limited as Downtown Warrensburg celebrates Burg Fest.  Landlords and business owners are reminded to inform tenants, …
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Warrensburg Chamber to host candidate forum

The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Governmental Relations Committee is hosting a candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the American Legion Matthews-Crawford Post 131, 733 E. Young Ave. …

Care Connection launches Kinship Connection program

If you are one of the estimated 3 million older adults raising their grandchildren in the United States, Care Connection can provide support for your family. Care Connection has partnered with …

Community Calendar for Oct. 4 through Oct. 10

Editor’s note: Please call event organizers for information on cancellations.  To have an event or meeting listed or changed, send details to news@warrensburgstarjournal.com or call …
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Holden’s perfect conference record ends against Carrollton

HOLDEN — Eagles softball will share its 2022 MRVC East Championship with Carrollton.  Holden fell to the Trojans 3-0 in their conference finale Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Stub Memorial …

Johnson County football preview — Week Seven

The 2022 high school homecoming season wraps up Friday, Oct. 7, as Warrensburg hosts Pleasant Hill in MRVC West action.  The contest marks the lone to be played in Johnson County this week …

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Cheese boards, brie, baskets recalled at Hy-Vee

Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling eight products that include cheese after being notified by Old Europe Cheese Inc. of Benton Harbor, Michigan, that some cheese …

Compass health receives $4 million grant

SEDALIA — Compass Health Network announced this week it was awarded a $4 million grant to expand its behavioral health services. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency …

Star-Journal newsroom receives 11 MPA awards

The Star-Journal newsroom took home 11 awards, one of which was first place, in the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest for work published in 2021. The awards were presented at the …

Care Connection celebrating Senior Center Month in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY — Care Connection for Aging Services is commemorating National Senior Center Month in September by inviting folks to experience its two locations in Johnson County. The …
Police & Crash Reports
Heather A. Crain Rinker, 38, was arrested Sept. 10 after officers responded Sept. 1 to a report of shoplifting in the 300 block of East Cooper Boulevard. Crain Rinker was arrested on a charge of …
Moderate injuries reported in Oct. 1 wreck  Two people are reported to have moderate injuries from a two-vehicle wreck Oct. 1 on Highway 13 south of Northeast 950 Road.  The Missouri …
Minor injuries reported in Sept. 27 wreck  One person is reported to have minor injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Sept. 27 on Highway 50 west of Route P.  The Missouri State …
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Spreading awareness for breast cancer, regular screenings

October means many things — fall festivals, cooler weather, homecoming celebrations, and Halloween. It also means the appearance of pink in hospitals and communities across the country for …

Cominciamo con vino Italiano

Italians have been making wine since as far back as written history goes and probably even a good bit before that.  It, therefore, stands to reason that they should have the process totally …

Remembering we are beautifully, wonderfully made

Out on my morning walk today, I came across a snail shell. I always pick up a shell when I find one to see if it still houses a snail or not. Often there is still a snail inside, so I chuck the …
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