Missouri News

Missouri lawmaker faults district after autistic boy beaten

By SUMMER BALLENTINE and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri lawmaker has criticized a suburban Kansas City school district after a student with Asperger’s syndrome…

Missouri auditor dies in ‘apparent suicide,’ police say

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what…

Public safety director chosen amid Ferguson unrest resigns

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Amid the unrest that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon turned…

Obituaries

Lee M. Burgen

Lee M. Burgen

Lee M. Burgen, 75, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at his home. Cremation memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral…

Cora L. Hansen-Donahoo

Cora L. Hansen-Donahoo, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28,…

Kenneth Ray Heller

Kenneth Ray Heller, 61, Kingsville, Missouri, died Monday, Feb. 23, at home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Ben Cast & Son – Wood…

Mary Lou Appleton

Mary Lou Appleton, 78, Holden, Missouri, died Feb. 21, at St. Luke’s East, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Cremation is under the direction of the Ben Cast & Son-Wood…

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

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…

You are not alone on insurance costs

Dear Editor, Are you considering not signing up for health insurance during this enrollment period?  I can see why this would be an attractive option.  After all,…

Facade grant benefits

Dear Editor, The City of Warrensburg and Warrensburg Main Street offer a terrific facade grant program. I own the Cafe Blackadder building (Julie Kendall owns the cafe)…

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, Feb. 22 When it comes to Medicaid expansion, it’s time for the Missouri Republicans who control the Legislature to play a…

Recent Missouri Editorials

The Associated Press St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jan. 4 Choose common ground over division: It might seem unusual to look to the National Basketball Association’s all-time leading scorer…