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Missouri man survives earthquake while on Nepal mountain

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A Missouri man has survived the earthquake and avalanche that has killed more than 3,000 people in Nepal. Reports say Dan Nash, owner…

Bills to allow religious student groups to restrict membership

by Leah Wankum Managing Editor State legislation being debated on the Senate and House floors would allow religious organizations at public colleges and universities to withhold membership…

50-year-old plant preparing for show before it dies

(KIRKSVILLE, Mo., AP) — It’s a final act Jack and the Beanstalk would appreciate. An approximately 50-year-old agave plant at Truman State University in Kirksville is entering…

Obituaries

Harold Edward Golightly

Harold Edward Golightly

Harold Edward Golightly, 85, of Centerview, Missouri, died Friday, April 24, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Harold was born April 11, 1930, in St. James, Missouri,…

Patrick Dwayne Puryear

Patrick Dwayne Puryear Jr., 25, of Chilhowee, Missouri, died April 21. Memorial services will be held at a later date with Pastor Dexter Snyder officiating. He was…

Dr. Uel E. Clear

Dr. Uel E. Clear, 93, of Windsor, Missouri, formerly of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Tuesday, April 21, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. He was born June…

Gwendolyn L. Clarence

Gwendolyn L. Clarence

Gwendolyn L. Clarence, 66, of Knob Noster, Missouri, died Wednesday, April 22, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.…

Announcements

Kids Fit program begins Jan. 8

The Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Fit Kids program is scheduled to begin Jan. 8. Fit Kids will take place on Thursdays in January from Jan. 8-29. Kids in…

Registration opens for WPR bowling program

Registration is open for Warrensburg Parks and Recreation’s youth bowling program. The five-week program will be held at the UCM Elliott Bowling Center, located at 500 S.…

Parks and recreation offers youth basketball programs

Registration is open for two Warrensburg Parks and Recreation youth basketball programs. The Biddy Basketball Clinic is for children ages 3-5 years old. The children will learn basic…

Letters

What happened to living wage jobs?

Dear Editor, I recently had a chance to see some of the great work being done at Manna Harvest by a group of dedicated volunteers. They put…

Disfunction an embarrassment to the city

Dear Editor, The past few meetings at Warrensburg City Council have not exactly gone smooth with arguments and shouting matches breaking out between elected officials. This is…

Losing Selmo Park, local heritage

Dear Editor, Selmo Park is on its last legs, with the bulldozers due to move in in less than a month. Instead of an historic house, we’ll…

High School Sports

Warrensburg golf plays Helias Tournament

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) — The Tigers golf team team traveled to the Helias Tournament in Jefferson City, Missouri and played in the Class 3 and Class 4…

Tigers golf wins four-team match in Sedalia

The Warrensburg High School golf team edged Jefferson City by two strokes Monday to claim first place in a four-team competition at the Sedalia Country Club. Warrensburg came…

Opinion

Senator Pearce’s efforts honorable

Dear Editor, With Missouri elections being a wild west in terms of campaign donations, reform is desperately needed. Billionare Rex Sinquefield from St. Louis is one example…

Body cameras just make sense

Dear editor, What the Ferguson report has shown us, as a nation, is that greater oversight and transparency is needed within our police departments. I believe this…

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