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Joplin sues former master developer for fraud

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — The city of Joplin is suing its former master developer and two men who ran the Texas-based company. The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks…

Missouri man catches record-sized paddlefish

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri man says he fought for nearly 30 minutes before landing a state-record paddlefish last week. The Missouri Department of Conservation…

2 camels, 2 cows stolen from mid-Missouri

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Boone County authorities are looking for two stolen camels. The double-hump male camels were stolen along with two steers from a farm in…

Obituaries

Marjorie Belle Pierce

Marjorie Belle Pierce, 82, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Sunday, March 22, at Ridgecrest Nursing Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Visitation services will be from 4 to 6 p.m.…

Robert L. Atherley Sr.

Robert L. Atherley Sr., 77, of Knob Noster, Missouri, died Saturday, March 21, at Ridgecrest Nursing Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m.…

Mary “Elizabeth” Van Meter

Mary “Elizabeth” Van Meter

Mary “Elizabeth” Van Meter, 97, of Holden, Missouri, died Saturday, March 21, at Holden Manor Care Center. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, at St.…

Harvey Josiah Moore

Harvey Josiah Moore, 83, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Friday, March 20, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Moore is survived by his wife, Alice; three sons, Joseph,…

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

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…

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,…

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

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…

Recent Missouri Editorials

The Associated Press St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 13 If big-name football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer stars can be wooed with multiyear, many-multimillion-dollar contracts, then why not…

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