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Ronald Hebensperger

Ronald Hebensperger

Ronald Hebensperger, 73, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Wednesday, July 9, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren…

Samuel Harry Briscoe

Samuel Harry Briscoe, 90, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 25, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Funeral services were Saturday, June 28, at the First Christian Church in…

Lifetouch to end yearbook publishing; 75 jobs lost

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Lifetouch Inc. says it plans to end its yearbook publishing operation in Kansas City, effective Dec. 1. Company spokesman Kelvin Miller says the plant shutdown…

Sen. Kraus running for Missouri secretary of state

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Republican state Sen. Will Kraus says he plans to run for Missouri secretary of state in 2016. Kraus announced his candidacy Thursday, making him the…

Towns hopeful worst of flood is behind them

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Officials in several Mississippi River towns are cautiously optimistic that they’re about to emerge from the flood of 2014 with relatively minor damage. Water levels were…

Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate

By JULIE PACE (AUSTIN, Texas, AP) — Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of…

AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD (LOS ANGELES, AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people…

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Like many young baseball players, Aaron Senne dreamed of fame and fortune when he signed his first contract as a Miami Marlins’…

Men get draft notices 100 years after the fact

(WILKES-BARRE, Pa., AP) — The Selective Service System says a data glitch prompted it to send notices to several deceased men in Pennsylvania, ordering them to register for the nation’s…

UCM alumnus makes gift to create student stock trading center

UCM alumnus makes gift to create student stock trading center

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — A realistic trading floor is in the works at the University of Central Missouri thanks to a gift from a 1952 alumnus. In recognition of Donn G.…