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US Senate rejects amendment on lesser prairie chicken

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from…

Senate heads toward approval of Keystone XL pipeline bill

By DINA CAPPIELLO (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate moved Thursday toward passage of a bipartisan bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto…

Army Corps to drop Pomme De Terre level to kill mussels

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to lower the level of Pomme De Terre Lake by 3 feet and use a…

Obituaries

William (Bill) Dryer

William (Bill) Dryer, 67, of Holden, Missouri, died Sunday, Jan. 25, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Cremation is under the direction of the Ben…

John Alten Roberson

John Alten Roberson, of Holden, Missouri, died Sunday, Jan. 25, at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Visitation will be Friday Jan. 30, 1 to 3…

Sandra Lee Bales

Sandra Lee Bales, 54, of Kingsville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015…

Wilma Nadean Latshaw

Wilma Nadean (Burg) Latshaw, 85, died Jan. 23, at Country Club Care Center in
Warrensburg, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 31, at Ben…

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

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)…

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…

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

Recent Missouri Editorials

The Associated Press Washington Missourian, Dec. 27: “The Kansas Miracle?” We hope Missouri lawmakers are keeping a watchful eye on their counterparts on our western border. Kansas…