Missouri News

Man sentenced to life in prison for Columbia homicide

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A man who arranged the shooting death of a disabled man he cared for has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.…

Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Authorities have captured a Jackson County inmate who escaped while being treated from a Kansas City hospital. Kansas City police say 25-year-old…

Ferguson officials to meet with Justice Department

By JIM SALTER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — City leaders in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson will meet Tuesday with U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss…

Obituaries

Theodore E. Ditty

Theodore E. Ditty

Theodore “Ted” E. Ditty, 89, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2…

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…

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…

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