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Improvements underway at Sedalia Regional Airport

(SEDALIA, Mo., AP) — Officials at the Sedalia Regional Airport are hoping improvements to the main runway will eventually lead to more traffic at the airport. Construction…

Racing cycles and cars block interstate traffic

(PLATTE CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says more than 40 motorcycles and racing cars held up traffic while performing stunts on Interstate 435…

Springfield utility getting energy from solar farm

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — City Utilities in Springfield has begun receiving some power from a solar farm in Greene County. The utility’s spokesman, Joel Alexander, says the…

Obituaries

Dorothy Lee McMeekin

Dorothy Lee McMeekin

Dorothy Lee McMeekin, 91, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, July 19, at Country Club Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23,…

Charlene V. Brown

Charlene V. Brown, 85, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, formerly of Rolla, Missouri, died Sunday, July 13, at the Wilshire at Lakewood Nursing Home in Lee’s Summit. Graveside services…

Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

By KRISTEN de GROOT Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a…

Dustin Neil Miller Sr.

Dustin Neil Miller Sr., 25, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, July 12. He leaves his wife, Jari Miller; one son, son, Dustin Neil Miller Jr.; two daughters,…

Announcements

WHS students honored for academic excellence

WHS students honored for academic excellence

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — A total of 150 Warrensburg High School students were recently recognized during the Warrensburg Schools Foundation’s 26th annual Academic Excellence Awards Banquet for reaching the top 15 percent of…

Warrensburg Schools Foundation announces five scholarship recipients

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced the recipients of five student scholarships. The scholarships were awarded May 16 and were made possible by donations…

Letters

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…

Protecting schools and taxpayers from the governor’s fake crisis

Dear Editor, When I was knocking doors during my campaign, voters often asked my view on taxes and education. Over the years my response has remained the…

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 Jefferson City News Tribune, July 10 Veto removes threat to deer posed by inane bills: We would need to dig deep into the pile…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 7 Nixon boldly vetoes particularly cruel abortion restriction: In his 27 years in public office in Missouri, Jay Nixon has…