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Education Briefs June 21

Nebraska Business Honors Academy

UCM expands out-of-state scholarship program to Louisiana, Mississippi

The University of Central Missouri announced the expansion of its automatic, in-state, out-of-state scholarship program, which now includes residents of Louisiana and Mississippi. This initiative was approved by the UCM Board of Governors in March.
The newly installed DAR 2024-26 officers are, from left, Meryl Lin McKean, Rose Marie Kinder, Scharley Barry, Rebecca Limback, Karmann Nelson and Mollie Dinwiddie.

Photo courtesy of the DAR Warrensburg Chapter

Warrensburg DAR celebrates 50 years and 90th birthdays

The Warrensburg chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Friday, June 14 at RISE Café with 21 members and guests present. Special guests were George and Martha Washington (Bruce and Sandra McNeel). In recognition of Flag Day, Rebecca Limback led the singing of “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

UCM re-accredited by Higher Learning Commission

The University of Central Missouri has been informed by the Higher Learning Commission that HLC’s Institutional Actions Council has “concurred with the evaluation findings” of the visiting team’s recommendations and voted to reaffirm UCM’s accreditation. The next Reaffirmation of Accreditation visit is scheduled for the 2033-34 academic year.

Local Briefs June 21

Main Street accepting additions to downtown Selfie Trail
University of Central Missouri Director of Bands Corey Seapy conducts the community band in its performance of the

Warrensburg Community Band honors 40th anniversary of summer concert series

WARRENSBURG – In the summer of 1985, the Warrensburg Community Band was brought to life by Russell Coleman, then University of Central Missouri Director of Bands, as he wanted to provide former band musicians the chance to dust off their instruments and play in front of their community.
Local News

Warrensburg Board of Education approves 2024-25 budget

WARRENSBURG – The Warrensburg Board of Education met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 18, to discuss finances, approve the 2024-25 school year budget and discuss other new business items like the district’s trash services and career center building plans.

Education Briefs June 18

Missouri State 2024-25 Scholarships
Owner Stacey Fitterer and his wife, Holly, speak with show host Danyel Detomo before their interview on Monday, May 20, at Old Barney’s.

America’s Best Restaurants to feature Old Barney’s

WARRENSBURG – Old Barney’s Bar & Grill has a reputation that speaks for itself.

Local Briefs June 18

Chamber seeking questions for candidate forum
Local Sports

Jennies golfers finish up Missouri Women's Amateur Championship

Jennies golf’s Mia Rallo placed sixth in the Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship, held Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, June 20, at the Hickory Hills Country Club in …

Lindsay Keltch

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation welcomes new employee

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation announced the recent addition of Lindsay Keltch as the new Administration & Communications Specialist. Keltch will provide office support and communications within JCEDC and the partnership network.

Evergy uses AI to streamline veteran job application process

Evergy announced it is streamlining the onboarding process for veterans by translating every one of their jobs by mapping them through codes the military assigns.
Dr. Layton Gray, of Gray Chiropractic, walks through his clinic on Wednesday, May 22, at 510 E. Gay St. On laser therapy, Gray said,

EPIC Laser Therapy shines light on pain, literally

WARRENSBURG – Gray Chiropractic and Wellness Center has partnered with SWAG Sports Performance to create EPIC Laser Therapy, which hosted its grand opening on June 3 at 510 E. Gay St.
PS Smoke Shop owner Sandeep Singh has partnered with U-Haul to offer U-Haul services and supplies.

Photo courtesy of U-Haul

PS Smoke Shop adds U-Haul equipment

U-Haul Company of Missouri announced that PS Smoke Shop signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Warrensburg community.
7 Brew Coffee, 300 E. Russell Ave., is Warrensburg’s newest coffee shop, which offers products like coffee, energy drinks, teas, sparkling-infused waters, shakes and smoothies.

7 Brew Coffee opens in Warrensburg

WARRENSBURG – Whether it is a hot cup of joe, a cold brew, or an energy drink that gets you out of bed in the morning, Warrensburg’s newest coffee shop, 7 Brew Coffee, has it all in spades and is now open at 300 E. Russell Ave.
Darinda Dick

WMMC President earns board certification

Darinda J. Dick, MSN, RN, FACHE, President and CEO of Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, has completed her board certification in healthcare management, earning her designation among the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Police & Crash Reports
Grain Valley man hurt in hit-and-run accident
Leeton man injured in Henry County accident
Damarko C. Pannell, 30, was arrested on May 13 for a past assault on May 12. A female subject stated she had been assaulted while driving in Warrensburg and in a parking lot in the 600 block of Meadowbrook Estate. She also stated that she was assaulted while driving from Kansas City to Warrensburg with a juvenile in the car. The investigation is ongoing.
Tiffany N. Davis, 35, was arrested on May 7 for felony driving with a revoked license. Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 100 block of South Maguire Street after observing a child riding on a motorcycle with no helmet. She was booked and released from the police department on state charges.
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Calendar of events

Crest Ridge Second Semester Honor Roll

Crest Ridge Secondary School has named the following students to the honor roll for the second semester of the 2023-24 school year.

Education Briefs June 14

Iowa State Spring 2024 Dean’s List

Education Briefs June 11

Local students to attend Missouri Scholars Academy
Johnson County Ambulance District workers wheel Apollo on the gurney into  Western Missouri Medical Center on Thursday, June 6.

Apollo, the high-fidelity simulator, lands at WMMC

WARRENSBURG – It may not be a small step for man, nor a giant leap for mankind, but Apollo has indeed landed. Apollo, the high-fidelity adult patient simulator, made the long-distance trip on Thursday, June 6, from the Warrensburg Area Career Center to the Western Missouri Medical Center, signifying the beginning of a partnership between the hospital and the Warrensburg R-VI School District.
From the Opinion page
Gwen Rockwood

The sensory assault of pet breakfast

My last baby was born more than 17 years ago. I remember because I gagged nearly every day for nine months before she made her entrance into the world.
Bennet Bodenstein

Spotlighting some wines I've been meaning to share

On one of those dark, rainy, miserable days, with all of my deadlines met, I decided to clean my desk. Much to my glee, I did not find any half-eaten sandwiches, winning lottery tickets or forgotten cups of coffee but, to my chagrin, I did find notes on wines that I wanted to write about but never did. I now present them to you with an apology for tardiness.
Angela Palmer

Recognizing the importance of birds in our lives

When driving through Warrensburg, I often observed a tall figure walking slowly but purposefully and felt comforted knowing that Larry was out birding. As his obituary concluded, Larry will be missed by those of us who knew him, and indeed, we all knew him as a “jolly good fellow.”

Why not rather be wronged?

Be wronged? What a crazy question! Why would I ever put myself in a position to be wronged? If I have the ability to get justice, particularly if I am personally impacted by someone else’s bad decisions, why in the world would I choose rather to be wronged?
Nicole Cooke

Enjoying the simple pleasures of summertime

After such a mild winter – if you could even call it winter – it seems like the spring and summer seasons started ages ago. However, summer is finally, officially upon us, with all its heat, humidity, and fun.
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