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The three Senate District 31 candidates speak to the crowd on Wednesday, July 17, at the American Legion Post 131.

Chamber of Commerce hosts candidate forum for August Primary Election

WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee hosted its 2024 August Primary Election Candidate Forum on Wednesday, July 17.
Central Bank President and CEO Marshall Abney cuts the ribbon celebrating his bank's 40th anniversary in Warrensburg on Tuesday, July 16, at Central Bank.

Central Bank crosses 40th anniversary in Warrensburg

WARRENSBURG — In 1984, a new bank opened its doors in Warrensburg.
JCBS Executive Director Melissa Frey prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying 45 years for her organization on Wednesday, July 17, at the Johnson County Board of Services.

Johnson County Board and Services celebrates 45 years

WARRENSBURG  — The Johnson County Board of Services celebrated its 45th anniversary on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and other community members. 
Carolyn Ronning and Robert Malone have been walking across America for the past four months and were found walking down Broadway Boulevard Wednesday. The married couple is due to arrive in New York in October and can be followed and supported in Instagram at OneLifeLet'sGo. Photo by Chris Howell | Sedalia Democrat

Couple crosses America one step at a time

SEDALIA — Ryan Malone and Carolyn Ronning stopped in Sedalia on Wednesday after walking from the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles.

Education Briefs for July 19

Area residents graduate from UCM

Warrensburg BOE discusses the district foundation and finances

WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburg Board of Education met on Tuesday, July 7, at the district’s central office to discuss the June finances and other new business.
Local News

Local Briefs for July 19

Knob Noster P&R hosting Waterpalooza

Crash Reports for July 19

One hurt in Johnson County accident

MDC seeking public feedback on updates to deer management plan

The Missouri Department of Conservation is revising its white-tailed deer management plan and is seeking public feedback on the plan’s goals and objectives.

Temporary lane closures, flagging scheduled along Business 13 Highway

Temporary lane closures and flagging operations are scheduled to take place along Business 13 Highway in Johnson County.
Local Sports

Mule Club Post 131 wins Zone Tournament opener

Mule Club American Legion Post 131 began its chase for a second-consecutive appearance in the AA Zone 2 championship game with a 13-5 win against the Harrison County Hot Rods on Thursday, July 18, at Liberty Park Stadium.

Area roundup: Smith tops Junior Tour division in Sedalia

Warrensburg’s Briggs Smith topped the age 12-13 male nine-hole flight during the Missouri Junior Tour’s stop at the Sedalia Country Club on Monday, July 15.

Business

New hall of famer, Schoonover focuses on making impact with SWAG Sports Performance

Jonathan Schoonover, owner of SWAG Sports Performance in Warrensburg, was inducted to the Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as a student-athlete at Mound City High School last month.
Jonathan Schoonover remembers his high school football experience at Mound City High School quite well.
Ice Burg owner Andy Weldon, right, poses for a photo with his three daughters from left Sophia, age 13, Zoey, 10, and Emma, seven on Tuesday, July 2, at the All Stars Preschool/Childcare. 

Through the summer heat, Ice Burg Frozen Treats melts all the troubles away

WARRENSBURG — Ice cream trucks are not a new thing in America.
The Star Theater on Pine Street is in need of tuck pointing on three sides of the building, securing the back facade as it has started to bow, adding a new roof, new flashing and repairing the marquee awning which has significant water damage.

Main Street, other Warrensburg properties awarded Bruhn revitalization grants

WARRENSBURG — Three Warrensburg properties were awarded over $140,000 by the Missouri Main Street Connection and its Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Subgrant program.
Warrensburg High School’s Saul Logan has been named Missouri’s representative on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Leadership Council.


Photo courtesy of West Central Electric Cooperative

Local student representing Missouri on Youth Leadership Council

During the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14-20, Warrensburg High School’s Saul Logan was named Missouri’s representative on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Leadership Council. As a member of the national council and young cooperative leader, he will represent the state of Missouri throughout the next year.
Saul Logan, Kayley Marten and Jonathan Henry visit the United States Capitol Building as part of the 102-member Missouri delegation on the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.


Photo courtesy of Missouri Electric Cooperative

Local students attend electric cooperative tour to Washington, D.C.

A total of 102 high school students from cooperatives across the state participated in Missouri's 61st annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14-20. Local delegates Saul Logan and Jonathan Henry, of Warrensburg, and Kayley Marten, of Centerview, were sponsored by West Central Electric Cooperative.
Owners Ryan and Lara Schick stand in front of their business, Green Truck Delicatessen, on Friday, June 21, at 125 W. Pine St.

Green Truck Delicatessen brings quality, homegrown sandwiches to town

WARRENSBURG – When Ryan and Lara Schick first heard a space was opening next to Green Truck Bakery, Ryan’s parents’ business, they knew they were offered a chance of a lifetime and wanted to create a deli.
Police & Crash Reports
Intoxicated driver injured in Johnson County accident
Isidro F. Tomas, 27, was arrested on June 17 for domestic assault and driving without a valid license. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 1200 block of South Holden Street. A male subject and a female subject were involved in a physical altercation and the male was the primary aggressor. He was arrested, transported to the Warrensburg Police Department, booked and then transported to his residence.
Laquisha D. Miller, 46, was arrested on June 10 for indecent exposure, obstruction by failure to identify, and assaulting officers. Officers responded to a business in the 300 block of East Cooper Boulevard where an unknown female was seen with her top off. Officers located and approached the female subject, who became verbally upset, refused to identify herself and assaulted the officers. She was transported to the Warrensburg Police Department, booked and released.
Man from Whiteman Air Force Base injured in Johnson County crash
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Education

Education Briefs for July 12

Allen graduates from UA Little Rock

Parson signs budget increasing funding for University of Central Missouri

WARRENSBURG – University of Central Missouri (UCM) leaders expressed their appreciation for Missouri Governor Mike Parson and state legislators for developing a $51.7 billion Fiscal Year 2025 state budget that allocates a net core appropriation of $64 million to UCM.
Four-year recipients from the Class of 2024 including (back row, left to right) Reece Nimmo, Ryan Pyle, Hayden Mersky, William Sierra, Blake McBride, Grant Moore (Front row) Mieka Smith, Madison Chenault, Isabella Teaford, Hayley Braun, Claire Thomas. 

Students Honored at 36th Annual Academic Excellence Awards Banquet

Warrensburg High School students ranked in the top 15% of their classes were recognized at the 36th Annual Academic Excellence Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 27, at the University of Central Missouri.

Education Briefs -- July 5, 2024

SFCC Spring 2024 Academic Honors
From the Opinion page
Columnists
Deborah Mitchell

Storyworth? Not a snap

I’ve been working – sporadically – on a project that one of my friends introduced me to. It’s called “Storyworth,” and the upshot is that each week, Storyworth asks me a question about my past, and I write an answer. Well, that is the way it’s supposed to work. For a while, I was doing my darnedest to answer the weekly question, but then things got out of hand.
Robin Dale

Speaking the Truth in Love

Telling the Truth. It’s one of the 10 Commandments! Evidently God takes the matter seriously.
Gwen Rockwood

Lovely London: Writing from an ocean away

Despite what you may have heard on the playground, London Bridge is not falling down. In fact, it's quite sturdy. I know this because I rode over London Bridge in a taxi – one of many things I did last week during summer vacation.
Vivek Malek

Missouri may be holding your unclaimed property

During June and July, newspapers across Missouri are publishing tens of thousands of names of people for whom the State Treasurer’s Office is holding unclaimed property totaling more than $1 billion. This is not the state’s money – it is Missourians’ money, and I am committed to returning it to its rightful owner.
Bennet Bodenstein

A selection of quality, budget friendly wines

In spite of what the media may be saying or writing, wine sales are not going down and are suffering from what is plaguing everything else these days, inflation.
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