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Sandbars ground barges in upper Mississippi River

(WABASHA, Minn., AP) — Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars in Minnesota. KTTC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nVNGgI) at least…

Blunt touts passage of religious envoy legislation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused…

Humane Society finances opponents of right-to-farm

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to an effort to defeat a Missouri ballot measure creating a constitutional…

Obituaries

Frank Vernon Horner II

Frank Vernon Horner II, 83, of Mission, Kansas, died Thursday, July 24, at home. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. July 28, at the Ben Cast &…

JoAnn Theresa Trunnels

JoAnn Theresa Trunnels of Holden, Missouri, 70, died Thursday, July 24, at home surrounded by family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Saturday,…

Marjorie Anna LaNier

Marjorie Anna LaNier, 89, of Ottawa, Kansas, died Tuesday, July 22, at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday,…

Curtis Wayne DesCombes

Curtis Wayne DesCombes

Curtis Wayne DesCombes, 79, of Avondale, Arizona, formerly of Mexico, Missouri, died July 17. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Mineral…

Announcements

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,…

Providers, volunteers needed for Project Community Connect 2014

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Volunteers and service providers are needed for Project Community Connect 2014 in Warrensburg and Johnson County. The event will take place from 9 a.m.…

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 Springfield News-Leader, July 27 Wrong way to protect farms: Missouri is an agricultural state. We depend on farms, both small and big, to supply…

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…