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Homer G. Phillips, Sedalia’s other ‘favorite son’
Many in the area are familiar with the contribution Sedalia’s Scott Joplin made to music. Still, many are unaware of another native son, Homer G. Phillips, one of 10 children born in Smithton …
Crash Reports May 25
Moderate injuries in May 24 wreck Two people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck on May 24 on Highway 50.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the wreck occurred when a 2012 …
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Ridge View Elementary recruits Ghostbusters for 2022 Field Day

WARRENSBURG — Who you gonna call? Preschoolers!  The students of Ridge View Elementary had their annual Field Day Monday, May 23 with the theme Ghostbusters.  Physical Education …

Driver examination stations to close for Memorial Day

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operations will resume …

Old Drum Open Mic to be hosted June 2

Old Drum Open Mic, designed to provide a venue for the presentation of original and creative works, will feature music, stories, poetry and essays for its next program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June …
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Holden comes up short against Stockton

WARRENSBURG — The last baseball team standing in Johnson County saw its season reach an end in the MSHSAA Class 3 sectional round.  Holden’s postseason run concluded with a 3-2 …

CMS set for Memorial Day weekend racing

Pending track conditions, Central Missouri Speedway has three nights of events planned for Memorial Day weekend.  Festivities are slated to kick off with a practice session from 5:30 p.m. to …

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Missouri American Water recognizes National Infrastructure Week

In celebration of National Infrastructure Week (May 16-20, 2022), Missouri American Water is highlighting its planned investment of approximately $400 million in water and wastewater system …

Missouri SBDC to host business growth webinar

The Missouri Small Business Development Center at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, a one-hour webinar that addresses and focuses on risk mitigation, unexpected disruptions and …

Star-Journal welcomes summer news intern

WARRENSBURG — The Star-Journal has welcomed a news intern for the summer. Dillon Seckington will be spending the summer months working in the Star-Journal newsroom as he learns more about …

U.S. Bank, UCM unveil new Mules debit card

U.S. Bank customers can now use the new UCM Mules Affinity Visa debit card, which allows University of Central Missouri students, alumni, employees and the community at large to showcase their …
Police & Crash Reports
Minor injuries reported in May 19 wreck One person is reported to have minor injuries from a single-vehicle wreck on May 19 on Highway 50 west of northeast 801 roads.  The Missouri State …
Jeremie M. Key, 35, was arrested on April 29 when officers responded to a report of assault in the 500 block of Jefferson Street. Key was arrested on charges of first-degree stalking - first offense, …
Moderate injuries reported in May 13 wreck  One person is reported to have moderate injuries from a single-vehicle wreck May 13 on Southwest 910 Road east of Southwest 21 Road.  The …
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Confusion, heartache after another senseless shooting

Editor’s note: This column was written before this week’s mass shooting in Texas. Like many of us, I’ve become desensitized to the frequent news alerts on my phone reporting the …

Closer look at annual flower maintenance

Containers are bursting with colorful annuals purchased or started from seed. Annuals provide constant color in pots or gardens.  Simple maintenance tasks can keep your plants healthy and …

Finding affordable foreign wine

The current economy has caused some very difficult decisions on the part of consumers.  Although wine is often considered a luxury item, it has become part and parcel with the American way of …
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