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Gov. Parson names two KC Metro area residents to UCM Board of Governors
Earlier this week, Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointment of two individuals from the Kansas City metropolitan area to fill vacancies on the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors. Their terms begin immediately with final confirmation pending state senate approval when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
President Best talks budget, enrollment in State of the University address
Citing factors that include an overall increase of approximately 10% in fall student enrollment, an operating budget that is 5.25% larger than the previous fiscal year, and a strategic plan that guides the institution, the University of Central Missouri is in a position of strength. That is the message President Roger Best shared with faculty and staff when he presented his annual State of the University remarks on Sept. 14. The president’s sixth consecutive SOU address since his 2018 appointment by the Board of Governors took place in the James L. Highlander Theatre.
Boys & Girls Club names two Distinguished Club Gold Award winners
Two Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Club Sites had the honor of being named Distinguished Club Gold Award winners during BGC’s staff and board celebration, hosted Sept. 15.
Local News

Community Calendar for Sept. 19 through Sept. 25

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Crash reports - Sept. 15, 2023

Claycomo resident injured in Sept. 11 wreck

Reza brings concert-style magic show to Warrensburg

WARRENSBURG — Reza, an illusionist, is bringing his world-class tour to Warrensburg next month.
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No. 25 Mules overcome early turnovers, upend Washburn

TOPEKA, Kan. — Abnormality hit No. 25 Central Missouri football early against Washburn.

Warrensburg, Holden, Knob Noster run Gans Creek Classic

Warrensburg boys cross country highlighted the fastest local boys times in the Gans Creek Classic on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia.


Award-winning Jennifer Tru Photography opens studio in Knob Noster

KNOB NOSTER — Jennifer McCall of Jennifer Tru Photography is opening her first photography studio in Knob Noster.

Burgin joins Warrensburg Main Street

WARRENSBURG — Maggie Burgin has joined Warrensburg Main Street as the Marketing and Event Coordinator.

New bowling alley, Alley Cats, is officially open

WARRENSBURG — After eight months of renovations, Alley Cats is open.

Warrensburg Main Street receives Star Theater

WARRENSBURG — The historic Star Theater, 112 W. Pine St. in downtown Warrensburg, was recently donated to Warrensburg Main Street.
Police & Crash Reports
Warrensburg man killed in Henry County collision
Nolan J. Connelly, 19, was arrested on Aug. 14 on a warrant.
Warrensburg woman injured in Sept. 1 wreck
Holly R. Headley, 32, was arrested on Aug. 12 when officers were dispatched to a business on East Cooper Boulevard for a theft report. Headley was arrested for stealing-shoplifting.
Warrensburg resident injured on Sept. 1
In the Community
From the Opinion page

Frank and Francesca’s nocturnal adventures

Once upon a time, during a moonlit night, an unsuspecting woman descended the steps of her backyard deck and stepped onto the stone patio. Her three rambunctious dogs raced past her, eager to hit the grass and sniff out the perfect place to pee before bedtime.

Sampling some impressive liquid works of art

It looks like the doom and gloom preachers are on their anti-wine crusade again, as I recently read several newspaper columns on the evils of wine – not alcohol, but wine.

Prepare now for frost

A cool day or two can have us thinking about autumn leaves and cups of hot chocolate. Sadly, the yellow leaves appearing on trees around us are due to extreme drought conditions rather than autumnal weather. Keep in mind that the past year of below-average rainfall will result in the loss of some trees and plants both in the short term and long term.
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