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Johnson County 4-H members win dairy goat award at 2021 Missouri State Fair
SEDALIA  —Three Johnson County 4-H members earned the Outstanding County Dairy Goat award for their performance at the 2021 Missouri State Fair.  The award is determined by the …
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Serious injuries reported in Jan. 21 wreck One person is reported to have serious injuries and one person is reported to have minor injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Jan. 21 on Southwest 701 Road. …
Community Calendar for Jan. 25 through Jan. 31
Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings may be canceled or postponed. Please call the organization for information on cancellations.  To have your event or meeting …
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Third annual Wedding Walk event to be hosted Feb. 5

WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Main Street will host the third annual Downtown Wedding Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 in Downtown Warrensburg.  Main Street invites fiances, family and friends …
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Congressional candidate Burks visits Johnson County

Knob Noster, Warrensburg residents to take part in U.S. citizenship ceremony

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court of Western Missouri will welcome 250 people as new U.S. citizens Thursday, Jan. 27, at the …
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Leeton girls punch ticket back to Cougar Classic title game

CENTERVIEW —  Leeton girls basketball’s matchup with Concordia in the Quarry City Cougar Classic semifinal round went to plan.  The Bulldogs found their rhythm offensively …

Mules control ballgame against Missouri Western

Mules basketball maintained its own tempo in a 83-46 win over Missouri Western on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the UCM Multipurpose Building.  UCM made 51.6% of its shots and had 20 assists, …

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U.S. Bank donates to JCEDC

WARRENSBURG — U.S. Bank representatives presented a $10,000 check to the Johnson County Economic Development Corporation in support of JCEDC’s program of work.   U.S. Bank …

Sweet things are happening at XOXO Creations WARRENSBURG — Sweet treats are in abundance with a local chocolate-dipping business based in Warrensburg that’s owned by two young entrepreneurs. XOXO Creations, owned by Kassandra …
Economic development looking at virtual future WARRENSBURG — After making its way through the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Johnson County business community found its footing again in 2021. The Johnson County Economic …
Hy-Vee introduces new retail security team to stores As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of both its customers and employees, Hy-Vee is introducing its new Hy-Vee Retail Security team to retail stores across its eight-state …
Police & Crash Reports
Minor injuries reported in wreck on Highway M One person is reported to have minor injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Jan. 18 on Highway M north of Northwest 700 Road.  The Missouri …
Bobby L. Stewart, 32, was arrested Dec. 6 on a Warrensburg warrant and a warrant in another jurisdiction.  Kendal E. Sinn, 46, was arrested Dec. 6 when officers conducted a traffic stop in …
Moderate injuries reported in Jan. 8 wreck  One person is reported to have moderate injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Jan. 8 on Highway 2 at Southwest 192st Road.  The Missouri …
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Count your blessings not your problems

As 2020 came to a close, so many needed a good year. We had just come out of a historically unprecedented pandemic. We were tired — tired of the changes, tired of the restrictions, tired of …

Make time for love

Do those you love really know how much you love them? When we are first married, the honeymoon period is fantastic! All we think about is how much we love each other and how sparkly life is going …
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New year, new garden

This time of year, we evaluate many areas of our lives and look for ways to improve. It is also a great time to evaluate our gardens’ plants and performance over the past year.  One of …
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