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547 active cases reported in Johnson County
JOHNSON COUNTY — As of Thursday, Jan. 13, Johnson County Community Health services reports there are 547 active cases of COVID-19 in Johnson County.  In total, there have been 9,324 …
Snow ordinance in effect for Jan. 15
WARRENSBURG — The City of Warrensburg Public Works Department has declared a Phase One Snow Emergency set to go into effect 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.   The National …
$1M alumnus gift to benefit UCM College of Education
WARRENSBURG — The University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation has announced alumnus Greg Thurman, ’74, and his wife, Carla, of Franklin, Tennessee, have made a gift of $1 …
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Mid-Missouri Artists donate to Survival House

WARRENSBURG — Mid-Missouri Artists collected donations of children’s art supplies and cash, an annual project, to donate to Survival House.  Community members were able to leave …

Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce to host Shop Local Night

WARRENSBURG — The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Valentine-themed Shop Local Night, supporting local home-based and small businesses, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. There …

Johnson County Commission appoints members to county boards

The Johnson County Commission recently made appointments to boards and commissions within Johnson County.  Ray Briscoe, of Holden, was appointed to the West Central Missouri Solid Waste …
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Javier Derritt adds second FCS title to journey

Competing in the Warrensburg Youth Football League growing up, Javier Derritt caught the eye of many.  Of the group was his older brother, Jacob Derritt, who played collegiate basketball at …

Jennies take command against Newman

Jennies basketball won its third-consecutive game Saturday, Jan. 15, topping Newman 55-40 at the UCM Multipurpose Building.  UCM had three different players in double-digit scoring, with …

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Economic development looking at virtual future

WARRENSBURG — After making its way through the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Johnson County business community found its footing again in 2021. The Johnson County Economic …

Hy-Vee introduces new retail security team to stores As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of both its customers and employees, Hy-Vee is introducing its new Hy-Vee Retail Security team to retail stores across its eight-state …
Overstock store’s sales are ‘phenomenal’ SEDALIA — Located in a small nondescript building on East Broadway Boulevard in Sedalia, a store filled with a wide assortment of all new items has amassed clientele who love looking through …
Pub 13 offering burgers, sandwiches WARRENSBURG — Located on the grounds of the Central Missouri Speedway just outside Warrensburg, Pub 13 offers burgers, sandwiches, and a full bar five days a week.  The new business …
Police & Crash Reports
Bobby L. Stewart, 32, was arrested Dec. 6 on a Warrensburg warrant and a warrant in another jurisdiction.  Kendal E. Sinn, 46, was arrested Dec. 6 when officers conducted a traffic stop in …
Moderate injuries reported in Jan. 8 wreck  One person is reported to have moderate injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Jan. 8 on Highway 2 at Southwest 192st Road.  The Missouri …
Bobby L. Stewart, 32, was arrested Dec. 6 on a Warrensburg warrant and a warrant in another jurisdiction.  Kendal E. Sinn, 46, was arrested Dec. 6 when officers conducted a traffic stop in …
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Searching for the online truth

I’m 30, so I remember the days of loud dial-up sounds and selecting which VHS, and eventually which DVD, we wanted at Blockbuster for a weekend movie night. I didn’t get a cellphone (a …
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Global cost of single-use plastic

As 2022 begins, I’d like to encourage everyone to make two resolutions that have the environment in mind, along with one that is strictly for personal enjoyment.  The enjoyment …
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Bias for Bordeaux

To many familiar with the world of wine, the name Bordeaux on a wine bottle translates as “big bucks.”  That is true when it comes to the historic labels, but what about Marie and …
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