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Dear Editor: On behalf of the Early-Bird Rotary Club, we would like to thank the community for their continued support each year on our annual fundraiser: The Taste Of Johnson County.  We … more
Dear Editor: For the 47th year, our community supported the Christmas Store, a church-based mission to provide families with the food necessary for a holiday meal. With your contributions, 253 … more
LDear Editor: Johnson County just scheduled the second COVID vaccination clinic for 1/29. The 260 slots were filled within 10 minutes of the text notification. The same thing happened following … more
Dear Editor: Despite a global pandemic, residents throughout the West Central Missouri Area Team shared the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. At curbside … more
Cuttin’up Custom Meat Processing and Fluffy Outdoors LLC are co-sponsoring a Coyote Killing Contest in Johnson County in February. Coyotes have been vilified and exterminated for over a … more
Dear Editor: Pastor Robin Dale railed against pleas of governmental, religious, and medical leaders to prevent COVID-19’s spread. He demanded his freedom from “intrusive … more
Dear Editor:I just read John Marr’s answers to the questions posed by the Star Journal. They are weak and indefensible for someone seeking reelection. The people of Johnson County deserve … more
Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness I had a man on Saturday walk past me on the sidewalk by the Johnson County courthouse while I was registering voters and said, “You guys must really love … more
Finding alternatives to cutting shelter from city budget I am very disappointed to hear about Old Drum Animal Shelter getting cut out of the budget by the Warrensburg City Council. It provides a … more
My Husband and I are both retired U.S. Army Master Sergeants who have excellent Health Insurance through Tricare, our military health insurance. But the best insurance in the world is just a … more
Johnson County voters passed Clean Missouri , Ethics Reform and hiring a non partisan professional to draft legislative district boundaries, voting 72% in favor of passage in 2018. But the … more
Vote ‘NO’ on Clean Missouri ballot issue No. 3 on Nov. 3 Johnson County voters passed Clean Missouri , Ethics Reform and hiring a non partisan professional to draft legislative district … more
You always have to ask yourself one question, "Is the juice going to be worth the squeeze?" I can tell you from personal experience, it never is. Right now, I have 22 felony convictions and … more
Fellow Americans - currently we are being tried and tested as never before in regards to this current virus epidemic of our livelihood, our lives and economy . Now is the time to renew our … more
This is an appeal for vote-by mail ballots for all Missourians registered to vote for the general election. Colorado has used mail-in ballots since 2014 and has been lauded as having among the … more
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the best tools our nation has to combat the coronavirus crisis. Prior to this pandemic, more than 810,000 Missourians struggled with … more
There’s a peculiar indifference in White America when it comes to the lives of Blacks in our country. The senseless death of George Floyd, a Black man from Minnesota, is the latest example of … more
All of us in our community are challenged in different ways as a result of this pandemic, but our homeless and underprivileged community faces challenges daily. Please allow me to say a heartfelt … more
Another plea for the honey bee According to EarthJustice (an organization of lawyers who go to court for the environment), “it takes 60,000 bees (two hives) to pollinate one acre of an orchard. … more
An opportunity to help others Since the announcement that many of us will receive $1,200 per adult and $600 per child for financial help during our ‘sheltering-at-home’ status, I’ve been … more
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