Missouri News

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he…

$90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million facility in Joplin. Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing opened the…

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology. The school announced…

Obituaries

Marvin M. “Red” Racy

Marvin M. “Red” Racy, 83, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Monday, July 28, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral services were Thursday, July 31, at…

John E. Fleener

John E. Fleener

John E. Fleener, 83, of Stark City, Missouri, died Aug. 19. The family will be receiving guests from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Williams funeral Chapel,…

Deloris Irene Johnson

Deloris Irene Johnson

Deloris Irene Johnson, 76, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, Aug. 16, at North Kansas City Hospital. There will be a vigil service 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21st…

Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

By FRAZIER MOORE (NEW YORK, AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday…

Announcements

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…

Parks and rec hosts back to school bash

Warrensburg Parks and Recreation is hosting a Back to School Middle School Bash on Aug. 10 for students starting grades fifth through eighth. There will be music,…

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 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…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press The Joplin Globe, Aug. 11 Keep money out: You can say one thing about St. Louis billionaire Rex Sinquefield: He puts his money where…