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'Matilda Jr.' to open Friday at Hayden Liberty Center
SEDALIA — Liberty Center Association for the Arts Junior Theatre students will present "Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr." at the Hayden Liberty Center this weekend. Director Lucy Lemke …
Souder selected TRIAD AFJROTC Corps Commander
TRIAD Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has announced Cadet Colonel Madeline Souder was selected to command the Corps for the 2022-23 school year. Her efforts in preparing for the …
TRIAD AFJROTC earns Merit Award
KNOB NOSTER — The TRIAD Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Program was awarded the Distinguished Unit With Merit Award for the 2021-2022 school year.  They are one of only 106 …
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Moderate injuries reported in June 22 wreck

One person is reported to have moderate injuries from a two-vehicle wreck June 22 on westbound Highway 50 east of Highway 131.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the wreck occurred …

Warrensburg Community Band Begins Season

The Warrensburg Community Band, under the shared conductorship of David Robinson, Chuck Appleton, Pat Setser, Jim Gai, and Pam Henry, began rehearsals for it’s summer concert schedule …

Local students graduate from Central Methodist University

FAYETTE — More than 500 Central Methodist University earned degrees this spring.  Graduates were recognized for academic honors at the ceremony and were treated to a commencement …
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UCM connection makes another College World Series run

Every few years, former Central Missouri baseball head coach Dave Van Horn ends up with a team at the NCAA Men’s College World Series. Van Horn’s 2022 Arkansas Razorbacks joined the …

Long takes assistant job at Fort Scott Community College

Warrensburg native and former Mules basketball graduate assistant Tyler Long has added another stepping stone to his coaching career.  Fort Scott Community College announced the hiring of …

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Veteran-owned ice cream truck now serving Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY— There is a new ice cream truck hitting the streets of Johnson County. Veteran Jeffery Cumbie and his 5-year-old daughter have recently opened up the Sweet Treats Ice Cream …

Knob Noster Open Air Market improves community

KNOB NOSTER — While the Warrensburg Farmers’ Market continues to serve Warrensburg over the summer, the Knob Noster Open Air Market is also serving its own community.  The Knob …
Police & Crash Reports
Jacob R. Stagl, 37, was arrested on May 24 after officers responded to reports of trespassing in the 600 block of North Maguire Street. Stagl was arrested on a charge of trespassing. Stagl was …
Minor injuries reported in June 16 wreck One person is reported to have minor injuries from a two-vehicle wreck June 16 on Route C and West 216th Street.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol …
One fatality was reported in a two-vehicle wreck June 18 on Route West South of Northwest 450. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the wreck occurred when a 1993 Chevrolet truck, driven …
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Trying to tackle the burnout

In October, I wrote a column titled “Feeling the burnout, big time.” It’s not uncommon for me to get feedback about some of the columns I write, but by far, that one received the …

Helping plants beat mid-Missouri heat

The heat of a mid-Missouri summer is hard on people and plants. Staying hydrated is important for both and protection from midday sun helps also.  Not only are we experiencing very high …

Ode to little-known white wines

There are white wines in the marketplace that are so little known that they are almost invisible.  These are excellent wines that just have not had the publicity and/or recognition as have …
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