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Star-Journal adds new sports editor
The Star-Journal has added a sports editor to its newsroom staff. Joe Andrews joined the Star-Journal staff as its new sports … Read More
Minor injuries reported in two-vehicle wreck
One person was injured in a two-vehicle wreck Jan. 9 at Southeast 201st Road at Southeast 500th Road. The Missouri State Highway … Read More
Truman State announces honor rolls
Truman State University has announced the names of local students named to academic honor rolls for the fall 2020 semester. Faith … Read More
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Kingsville resident receives MCA’s Pioneer Award

The Missouri Cattlemen's Association recognized Rick Anstine, of Kingsville, and Leon Kleeman, of Miller, with its "Pioneer Award" at its 53rd Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade …

Independence native to fly B-2 Spirit at AFC playoff game

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE – U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Schreiner, the commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, and Capt. Ryan Magner, 393rd Bomb Squadron, will fly a B-2 …

Johnson County prepares for Phase 1-B COVID-19 vaccination clinics

JOHNSON COUNTY ━ The Department of Health and Senior Services has released a COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Order approving local agencies to move into Phase 1-B vaccination.   This …
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Warrensburg boys fall in California Tournament championship game

CALIFORNIA — Entering the second half of the 87th Annual California Tournament boys basketball championship game against Fulton, Warrensburg had its hands full. 

Two freshmen anchor Holden's day at MRVC East Tournament

RICHMOND — Holden posted two top-spot podium visits at the MRVC East Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16. 

Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission has added Amber Christian as the new economic recovery planner for Lafayette, Saline, Johnson and Pettis counties to its staff in the Concordia …
As two new national franchises open in Warrensburg, a long-time national business is shuttering all locations. And, a local business is under new ownership. Central Nutrition Isis Burton is the …
WARRENSBURG ━ The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Boss Body Fitness on Wednesday, Jan. 6, to celebrate the gym’s change of location. Boss Body Fitness, …
Family Video has announced it will be closing all remaining locations in 2021. The company issued a news release Tuesday stating that its roughly 250 locations in 17 states will be closing due to …
WARRENSBURG ━ The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Survival House Wednesday, Dec. 30, to celebrate the positive changes the organization has made to its operations as …
Police & Crash Reports
Tenney T. Barber, 40, was arrested Nov. 30 after officers responded Nov. 26 to the report of a domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of Villa Drive. Barber was arrested on a charge of abuse or …
One injured in single-vehicle wreck Jan. 1 One person is reported to have minor injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Jan. 1 on West Bound Highway 50 at Highway Z.  The Missouri State …
Ryequanda D. Segar, 21, was arrested Dec. 12 after officers responded Oct. 30 to a report of theft from a vehicle in the 100 block of East Hunt Avenue. Segar was arrested on charges of stealing - …
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Upcoming local blood drives

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals – especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 …

‘Bingocize’ combines games with fitness Care Connection for Aging Services is offering the program Bingocize, which combines the fun of a game with the benefits of exercise. It is for older adults of all physical abilities and combines …
Drive to Feed Kids donates 1 million meals The 2020 Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids looked a little different but the mission became more critical in the midst of a pandemic. In May, the Missouri Pork Association and Missouri …
Births, Dec. 16, 2020 Neal Erin Kelly and Dwayne Neal of Knob Noster became the parents of a son, Ian Neal, born at 4:28 p.m. Nov. 25 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Ian weighed 7 pounds, 7 …
Free Farmer’s Tax Guides available at MU Extension Income tax time is just around the corner and farmers need to start getting prepared. A good resource that can help is the free Farmer’s Tax Guides available at your local University of …
Johnnie Laverne (Cook) Pennel
Johnnie Laverne (Cook) Pennel, 76, died on November 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, Missouri from … Read More
Garold Bradley
Garold Bradley, age 87, of Warrensburg, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Western Missouri Medical Center.He was born June 19, … Read More
Ralph Z. Barnhart
Ralph Z. Barnhart, 92, of Chilhowee, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. An open viewing is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, … Read More
Vilas Lyle Bielefeldt
Vilas Lyle Bielefeldt was born in rural Buffalo County, Wisconsin, on February 9, 1928, to Ruben and Anna Bielefeldt. He attended … Read More
Herman William
Herman William, 63, of Marshall, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at University Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services will be at noon … Read More
Donna Johnson
Donna Johnson, 83, of Holden, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Funeral services will be at noon Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, with visitation an … Read More

Love Your Enemies

It’s inevitable. We look around and see so much hurt and injustice in our world, and some days, it’s just too much for one person to bear. We are not Jesus. We are not holy enough or …

No one is beyond God’s mercy

A few weeks ago, I was preparing for my sermon on the parable of the Pharisee and The Tax Collector. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, in Luke 18:10-14 Jesus says, “Two men went up …

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