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WARRENSBURG – The University of Central Missouri, along with the Warrensburg community, celebrated the opening of the new Skyhaven Aviation Center at the Max. B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, Sept. 8. more
JOHNSON COUNTY — Johnson County Clerk Diane Thompson announced that the clerk's office will be hosting an “I Voted” sticker design contest for the 2024 election year. more
The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2023-24 Classroom Impact Grants. Members from the Foundation’s board traveled to Warrensburg High School and Warrensburg Middle School to award four grants totaling $7,969.25. more
State education officials continue to cautiously move ahead with a plan to implement social-emotional learning standards for all Missouri students, though concerns about possible political blowback hang over the process. more
Within a half-hour drive of the University of Central Missouri, rows of neatly placed headstones line the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, honoring individuals who served in the United States military. With only small bits of information etched into each of the hundreds of gray granite monuments that dot this vast burial ground, the life stories of many underrepresented World War II veterans mostly remain untold. This will soon change, however, thanks to a $399,000 Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration grant that will also cover project work at Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas. more
University of Central Missouri employee health and dental insurance renewal for 2024, renovation of the Terry Noland Football Offices, and renewal of KMOS-TV Public Broadcasting Systems (PBS) dues were approved by the Board of Governors when it met in its Aug. 17 plenary session. These actions took place shortly after the board began its meeting with the swearing in of its new student board member and recognition of newly named emeriti faculty and staff members. more
The Warrensburg R-VI School District will start the school year with early dismissals due to forecasted extreme heat. more
WARRENSBURG — The Warrensburg R-VI School District recognized Shelbie Dalton and the Special Education Program for receiving all 4’s on the the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) assessment done by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. more
A network of 20 Missouri school districts is asking the state to implement a more responsive assessment system in order to personalize student learning. more
KNOB NOSTER — Ten Knob Noster students traveled in early July to Denver, Colorado, for the 2023 FCCLA National Leadership Conference. more
Rockhurst University Spring 2023 Graduates more
A collaboration that will enhance learning experiences for individuals seeking law enforcement careers, the Sedalia Police Department has donated a used patrol car to the Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri. more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Oak Grove High School seniors Mason Weber, Samantha Meyer, Bradley Guernsey and Michael Dean, and Crest Ridge High School Senior Cailey Verdeja, were among the nearly 100 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) program July 19-21 in Jefferson City. They were sponsored by West Central Electric Cooperative. more
The Crest Ridge FFA chapter recently partnered with Agriculture Education on the Move to help build agricultural literacy for local third-grade students at Crest Ridge Elementary. more
WARRENSBURG — The Warrensburg area will receive $5.85 million in economic development assistance after Gov. Mike Parson's recent signing of sections of the Appropriations House Bill 19, marking a significant milestone for economic growth in Johnson County. more
Remembered for his dedication, commitment and the many contributions made in service to students, faculty and staff at the University of Central Missouri, Marvin E. “Bunky” Wright, Columbia, died on Friday, July 14 after an illness. A longtime attorney who served various public and private higher education institutions in Missouri, he was nearing his 14th consecutive year as a member of the UCM Board of Governors at the time of his passing. more
National nonprofit Operation Homefront, with the support of Southern New Hampshire University, Dollar Tree and local partners, distributed 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to local military children at Whiteman Air Force Base on Wednesday, July 19 as part of its 16th annual Back-to-School Brigade. more
WARRENSBURG — The new Warrensburg R-VI School District Superintendent, Dr. Steve Ritter, attended his first Board of Education meeting as superintendent on Tuesday, July 18. more
An area career and technical student earned national recognition at the 2023 SkillsUSA Championships hosted on June 21-22 in Atlanta. more
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