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Jay David Weese

Jay David Weese, 49, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 26 at home. He was born Oct. 16, 1964, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Floyd and Phyllis (Langley) Weese.…

Group tends to Daniel Boone’s burial spot

By KAREN CERNICH Washington Missourian (MARTHASVILLE, Mo., AP) — Jim Jackson is a friend of Daniel Boone, both literally and figuratively. On some occasions, the Marthasville man even dresses up…

Nixon announces 3 appointments to Mo. boards

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made two appointments to a state council focused on young children with disabilities. The governor named University of Central Missouri…

Magazine calls Mo. man a hero for dollhouse work

(EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., AP) — People magazine has named an 81-year-old northwest Missouri man one of its “Heroes Among Us” for his work building dollhouses for underprivileged children. The Kansas…

Mo. Supreme Court won’t hear adoption challenge

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by a Guatemalan woman seeking to overturn the adoption of her biological child by a…

Utility linemen brave cold, ice to restore power

By COREY WILLIAMS (DETROIT, AP) — When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldn’t be spending Christmas at home with his family. “Nobody had…

Susan Lee Pentlin

Susan Lee Pentlin

Susan Lee Pentlin, 1947–2013, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Christmas day at home. She earned her doctorate from the University of Kansas and was professor of modern languages at Central Missouri…

Geraldine “Gerry” Glee Mergener

Geraldine “Gerry” Glee Mergener

Geraldine “Gerry” Glee Mergener, 70, of Warrensburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 24 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral…

Mo. to start screening newborns for heart disease

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for a heart disease that can cause developmental delays or death if left untreated. The screenings…

Christmas trees become fish habitat in lakes

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Used Christmas trees can be donated as homes for fish as part of a Missouri Department of Conservation program. The department uses the natural trees to…