Missouri News

Holder: Ferguson police need ‘wholesale change’

By ERIC TUCKER (WASHINGTON, AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.…

Teacher union gives $500K against Missouri measure

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A teachers’ union has poured an additional $500,000 into a campaign to defeat a Missouri ballot measure that seeks to link teachers’…

Religious leaders seek clemency for condemned man

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Several religious leaders from across Missouri are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to grant clemency for a man scheduled to be put to death…

Obituaries

James Marion Wade

James Marion Wade, 70, of Holden, Missouri, died Oct. 29. Funeral services will be held at the Williams Funeral Chapel, 609 E. 10th St., Holden, Mo., on Nov. 5,…

Marjorie Lee Barry

Marjorie Lee Barry, 89, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Oct. 23 at her home. Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 29, at Sunset Hill Cemetery with Pastor…

Lena E. Morton

Lena E. Morton, 98, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Oct. 22, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 27, at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens with…

Maudlyn R. “Lynn” Fries

Maudlyn R. “Lynn” Fries, 92, of Harrisonville, Mo., formerly of Warrensburg, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 23,  at Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville, Mo. Funeral services will be…

Announcements

Local officer elected president of statewide juvenile justice group

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The chief juvenile officer for the 17th Judicial Circuit Court – Juvenile Division was recently elected president of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association. Beverly…

Western Missouri Medical Center auxiliary awards scholarships

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Western Missouri Medical Center Auxiliary Board recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to five students. Each year, the WMMC Auxiliary sponsors the Health Care Career…

Safety Center program manager honored for work to improve highway safety

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Bob Welsh, program manager of the Breath Alcohol Instrument Training Program in the Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri, recently was…

Letters

Facade grant benefits

Dear Editor, The City of Warrensburg and Warrensburg Main Street offer a terrific facade grant program. I own the Cafe Blackadder building (Julie Kendall owns the cafe)…

Kudos to USPS

Dear Editor, On the Monday before Christmas, my husband and I sent a 4 pound gift box to our niece living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mailed through…

Praise for WMMC

Dear editor, I want to toot the horn for our local hospital a bit. I have been on the board of directors for over two years now…

High School Sports

Hershey track meet set for June 7

The Hershey Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Saturday, June 7, at Warrensburg High School. The track meet is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and is…

WHS golfers return from state tournament

Three Warrensburg Tigers golfers returned from the state tournament this week. They did not place in the top 10, but coach Guy Albert said it was a…

Opinion

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 5 Justice Department investigation will have to expand beyond Ferguson: A few numbers indicate a civil rights investigation of the…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Aug. 18 A ‘generational event’ demands a generational change: One of the police commanders who had been on the ground in…

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