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Crash reports -- Aug. 12
Two injured in Aug. 9 wreck  One person is reported to have moderate injuries and one person is reported to have minor injuries from a two-vehicle wreck Aug. 9 on eastbound Highway 50 at West …
WMMC achieves five-star rating from CMS
WARRENSBURG — Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) has received a five-star overall hospital quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest rating a …
Warrensburg Main Street awarded Creative Placemaking Project Award
Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. presented downtown revitalization awards recognizing revitalization excellence during Missouri’s Premier Downtown Revitalization Conference in Kansas City …
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BesaMe Wellness approaches one-year anniversary

WARRENSBURG — BesaMe Wellness has been in Warrensburg since September 2021. In its first year, BesaMe has grown tremendously and has been able to reach various people throughout Warrensburg and …

Shawnee R-3 teacher receives WGU Missouri grant

Lisa Allen, a library and STEM teacher at Shawnee R-3 School in Chilhowee, has received a $300 grant through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative.  The grant will …

Red Cross encourages blood and platelet donation

According to the American Red Cross, about 62% of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood, but only about 3% actually do.  The Red Cross is encouraging people to donate blood and …
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Warrensburg re-energized heading into season

WARRENSBURG — As a new season begins, Tigers football is ready to establish its tone.  An offseason full of weights plus summer drills helped Warrensburg turn the page from last …

Bortka activated within Phillies organization

Former Mules baseball pitcher Josh Bortka’s name crossed Major League Baseball’s minor league transactions for the first time earlier this week.  The Philadelphia Phillies …

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Socket to expand fiber-optic services to residential customers

WARRENSBURG — The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Socket, a Missouri-based telephone and internet service provider, on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Arwood's …

Sapp brings new business to hometown

KNOB NOSTER — Knob Noster has a new landscaping business, Xpress Yourself Landscaping.  LaQuisha Sapp, owner and operator of Xpress Yourself Landscaping, was born and raised in Knob …

Best of the ‘Burg gather for 2022 reception

JOHNSON COUNTY — Another year of fierce but friendly competition has come to a close and winners for the 2022 Best of the ‘Burg have been announced.  Those deemed Best of the …

Hazel Hill Farm opens sunflower field for the perfect summer photos

CENTERVIEW — Most of Missouri has been dreading the hot and sunny days, but Stacey and Jon Howerton of Hazel Hill Farm are thankful. The constant sunlight has helped their new sunflower farm …
Police & Crash Reports
One person seriously injured in Aug. 7 wreck One person is reported to have serious injuries following a two-vehicle wreck on Aug. 7 on Eastbound Highway 50. Five others are reported to have minor …
Elexis C. Dorsey, 24, was arrested on July 11 after the Lafayette County Detention Center requested officer assistance in the 100 block of South 11th Street. Dorsey was arrested on a Warrensburg …
Warrensburg resident arrested following Aug. 1 wreck  One person is reported to have moderate injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Aug. 1 on Highway 50 at Northwest 601 Road.  The …
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Trying to use time more wisely

The passage of time is a funny thing. For example, this week feels like it has dragged on for two, but it also seems like it hasn’t been a year since I announced I was starting a weekly column …

Moving to meat-free environmentalism

An interesting thing happened between last month’s column and this one. During the extreme heat wave in Great Britain, I heard an interview with British climate activist and writer George …

From Rome to Rosato

Just in time to save wine lovers from the rapidly increasing price of wine, Italian winemakers have sent over to us a whole series of their popular Rosato (rosé) style of wines and all at …
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