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West Central Electric Cooperative awards scholarships to 2021 seniors
Mike Gray, general manager of West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., has announced the names of local high school senior recipients … Read More
UCM Theatre, Dance presents free virtual production of ‘Spotlight’   
WARRENSBURG — The virtual presentation of the production, “Spotlight” will be presented by University of Central … Read More
Mid-Missouri Artists to present program ‘Public Art in the ‘Burg’
WARRENSBURG — Commissioner Allison Robbins, Warrensburg Arts Commission, and Executive Director Jill Purvis, Warrensburg Main … Read More
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UCM students presented with Hawksley Artist Awards

WARRENSBURG — Mid-Missouri Artists, Inc. presented the annual MMA Dorothy Hawksley Emerging Artist Awards to four University of Central Missouri art and design majors, based on the annual …

Warrensburg could see April snow this week

Although the calendar may indicate it’s spring, this week could bring some winter weather to west central Missouri. A Freeze Watch has been issued until 10 a.m. Wednesday for Johnson …

Hy-Vee to open Warrensburg location in BiLo building

WARRENSBURG — After much community speculation, Hy-Vee has formally announced it is opening a Warrensburg location. Hy-Vee has finalized a purchase agreement with the owner of BiLo Country …
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Hayden Vernon commits to Williams Baptist swimming

WARRENSBURG — When it came to selecting his choice of university, Hayden Vernon chose family. 

Crest Ridge baseball's climb versus Wellington-Napoleon falls short

CENTERVIEW — Crest Ridge baseball didn’t let a large first-inning deficit to Wellington-Napoleon get to it on Wednesday, April 21. 

Moonlight Market to kick off Warrensburg Farmers’ Market season

WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Main Street and the Warrensburg Farmers’ Market are starting the 2021 Farmers’ Market season with their first Moonlight Market on Saturday, April 24, from …

Missouri SBDC to host no-cost Customer Discovery training  The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, a four-session seminar on the practice of Customer Discovery and how it improves …
Warrensburg Chamber welcomes Encounter Church to community WARRENSBURG — The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Encounter Church’s Warrensburg location on Friday, April 2. Encounter …
Missouri SBDC to host Business Recovery, Resiliency, Growth training  The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, a one-hour training that addresses and focuses on risk mitigation, unexpected disruptions …
Police & Crash Reports
Gregg A. Gipson, 27, was arrested March 27 after officers responded Jan. 11 to a report of slashed tires in the 1200 block of Basswood Street. Gipson was arrested on a charge of private property …
Jeremy S. Witkowski, 41, was arrested March 21 after officers responded March 10 to a report of stealing in the 700 block of South Maguire Street. Witkowski was arrested on a charge of …
Minor, moderate injuries reported in March 29 wreck  One person is reported to have minor injuries and one person is reported to have moderate injuries from a two-vehicle wreck March 29 on …
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Editor recognized for commitment to community journalism

When the challenge is greater, the reward is sweeter. Nicole Cooke, editor of both the Sedalia Democrat and the Warrensburg Star-Journal, has faced complication after hurdle after heartbreak this …
Ben on Wine

First the toilet paper, now the wine

It all started when toilet paper disappeared from store shelves followed closely by the paper towels and now it’s ketchup and pepperoni.  The question must arise, what's next? I am not …
Green Minute

Part One: Discovering Missouri’s native plants

I hope you’ve been able to get some dirt under your fingernails since my last column and are enjoying the beauty of the springtime flowers, trees and birds.   I said last month that I …
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