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UCM and SFCC’s degree pathway offers unique opportunities to students

The concurrent enrollment agreement between the University of Central Missouri and State Fair Community College continues to successfully create a seamless and efficient pathway from associate to baccalaureate degree.
Gene and Marilynn Henry pose for a photo while attending the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Conference in 2024.

Photo courtesy of Gene and Marilynn Taylor Henry

Area residents elected to SAR leadership roles

Gene and Marilynn Taylor Henry, both graduates of Windsor High School, were recently elected as presidents of the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution Ladies Auxiliary. Gene graduated in 1966 and Marilynn in 1969. Both are also graduates of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
Owners Ryan and Lara Schick stand in front of their business, Green Truck Delicatessen, on Friday, June 21, at 125 W. Pine St.

Green Truck Delicatessen brings quality, homegrown sandwiches to town

WARRENSBURG – When Ryan and Lara Schick first heard a space was opening next to Green Truck Bakery, Ryan’s parents’ business, they knew they were offered a chance of a lifetime and wanted to create a deli.
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Terrence Moody, right, places his hand on the shoulder of a party guest on Friday, June 21, at the Warrensburg Community Center. Moody has spent 25 years at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, where his communal efforts have helped thousands in Warrensburg.

Senior Pastor Terrence Moody celebrates 25 years at Shiloh MBC

WARRENSBURG – Almost every day for the last 25 years, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Terrence Moody has made the trek from his home in Kansas City to the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Warrensburg.

Community Calendar for June 25 through July 1

To have your event or meeting listed or changed, send details to news@warrensburgstarjournal.com or call 660-747-8123.
Local News

Police Reports - June 25, 2024

Patricia S. Jackson, 53, was arrested on May 27 for driving without a valid driver’s license after she was at North Warren and West Sparks avenues. She was transported to the Warrensburg Police Department, processed and released. She was also cited for no insurance and improper registration.

Fourth of July festivities planned across west central Missouri

With Independence Day just around the corner, numerous events, activities, and fireworks displays are planned across west central Missouri.

Crash Reports - June 25, 2024

Kingsville woman hurt in Johnson County accident

Education Briefs June 21

Nebraska Business Honors Academy
Local Sports

Mule Club Post 131 places fifth in GB Summer Bash

Mule Club Post 131’s Cohen Jones runs down the third base line against Jefferson City Post 5 on Monday, May 27, at Liberty Park Stadium.
Warrensburg Mule Club Post 131 broke a five-game slump, beating the Millard (Neb.) Sox 3-0 in the GB Summer Bash Junior Tournament fifth-place game on Sunday, June 23, at the Legion Sports Complex in Jefferson City.

Visiting Cash Money class driver Atkinson gets first-ever CMS win

Lebanon’s Dustin Atkinson claimed his first-ever Central Missouri Speedway win in the visiting Cash Money Late Models class on Saturday, June 22.


America’s Best Restaurants to feature Old Barney’s

An America's Best Restaurants van sits outside Old Barney's on shoot day on Monday, May 20. 
WARRENSBURG – Old Barney’s Bar & Grill has a reputation that speaks for itself.
Lindsay Keltch

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation welcomes new employee

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation announced the recent addition of Lindsay Keltch as the new Administration & Communications Specialist. Keltch will provide office support and communications within JCEDC and the partnership network.

Evergy uses AI to streamline veteran job application process

Evergy announced it is streamlining the onboarding process for veterans by translating every one of their jobs by mapping them through codes the military assigns.
Dr. Layton Gray, of Gray Chiropractic, walks through his clinic on Wednesday, May 22, at 510 E. Gay St. On laser therapy, Gray said,

EPIC Laser Therapy shines light on pain, literally

WARRENSBURG – Gray Chiropractic and Wellness Center has partnered with SWAG Sports Performance to create EPIC Laser Therapy, which hosted its grand opening on June 3 at 510 E. Gay St.
PS Smoke Shop owner Sandeep Singh has partnered with U-Haul to offer U-Haul services and supplies.

Photo courtesy of U-Haul

PS Smoke Shop adds U-Haul equipment

U-Haul Company of Missouri announced that PS Smoke Shop signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Warrensburg community.
7 Brew Coffee, 300 E. Russell Ave., is Warrensburg’s newest coffee shop, which offers products like coffee, energy drinks, teas, sparkling-infused waters, shakes and smoothies.

7 Brew Coffee opens in Warrensburg

WARRENSBURG – Whether it is a hot cup of joe, a cold brew, or an energy drink that gets you out of bed in the morning, Warrensburg’s newest coffee shop, 7 Brew Coffee, has it all in spades and is now open at 300 E. Russell Ave.
Police & Crash Reports
Kansas trucker seriously injured in US 50 accident
Daniel M. Runnels, 44, was arrested on May 20 for dogs running at large after a neighbor had reported the incident in the 900 block of East Market Street. The owner was issued a citation.
Grain Valley man hurt in hit-and-run accident
Leeton man injured in Henry County accident
In the Community
Calendar of events

Warrensburg Board of Education approves 2024-25 budget

WARRENSBURG – The Warrensburg Board of Education met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 18, to discuss finances, approve the 2024-25 school year budget and discuss other new business items like the district’s trash services and career center building plans.

Education Briefs June 18

Missouri State 2024-25 Scholarships

Crest Ridge Second Semester Honor Roll

Crest Ridge Secondary School has named the following students to the honor roll for the second semester of the 2023-24 school year.

Education Briefs June 14

Iowa State Spring 2024 Dean’s List
From the Opinion page
Gwen Rockwood

The sensory assault of pet breakfast

My last baby was born more than 17 years ago. I remember because I gagged nearly every day for nine months before she made her entrance into the world.
Bennet Bodenstein

Spotlighting some wines I've been meaning to share

On one of those dark, rainy, miserable days, with all of my deadlines met, I decided to clean my desk. Much to my glee, I did not find any half-eaten sandwiches, winning lottery tickets or forgotten cups of coffee but, to my chagrin, I did find notes on wines that I wanted to write about but never did. I now present them to you with an apology for tardiness.
Angela Palmer

Recognizing the importance of birds in our lives

When driving through Warrensburg, I often observed a tall figure walking slowly but purposefully and felt comforted knowing that Larry was out birding. As his obituary concluded, Larry will be missed by those of us who knew him, and indeed, we all knew him as a “jolly good fellow.”

Why not rather be wronged?

Be wronged? What a crazy question! Why would I ever put myself in a position to be wronged? If I have the ability to get justice, particularly if I am personally impacted by someone else’s bad decisions, why in the world would I choose rather to be wronged?
Nicole Cooke

Enjoying the simple pleasures of summertime

After such a mild winter – if you could even call it winter – it seems like the spring and summer seasons started ages ago. However, summer is finally, officially upon us, with all its heat, humidity, and fun.
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