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​Warrensburg High School Honor Roll
Warrensburg High School announced the following students were named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2023-24 school year.
Katelin Brown, Heather Culbertson, and Maple Grove Elementary students are excited about receiving a 2024 Nancy Rutherford Mid-Year Classroom Impact Grant.


Photo courtesy of the Warrensburg Schools Foundation
Warrensburg Schools Foundation awards Rutherford Classroom Impact Grants
The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2024 Nancy Rutherford Mid-Year Classroom Impact Grants. Members from the Foundation’s board traveled to Maple Grove Elementary and Warrensburg High School to award two grants totaling $3,084.86.
What to expect in Missouri's GOP caucuses
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party will hold presidential caucuses on Saturday, March 2, offering voters their only chance to weigh in on who should represent the party on the November presidential ballot. The contest is one of the last chances for candidates to shape the race for the GOP nomination before Super Tuesday, when 15 states will hold Republican contests on March 5, the most of any day on the primary calendar.
Local News

2023 Johnson County double homicide trial set for November

A four-day jury trial is set to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 and run until Friday, Nov. 15 at the Johnson County Justice Center, 101 W. Market St., for the double homicide that occurred in November in Warrensburg.
The new location of JellyLeaf is at 1125 NW Simpson Drive Suite F in the Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center in Warrensburg.

JellyLeaf Hemp Co. dispensary coming to Warrensburg in April

WARRENSBURG – After opening its first storefront in Blue Springs in October 2022, JellyLeaf Hemp Co. dispensary is moving east as it ventures into a new era at 1125 NW Simpson Drive Suite F in Warrensburg.

Warrensburg native appears on reality dating show

WARRENSBURG – Warrensburg native Taylor BeDell, 25, earned a spot on season two of the dating reality television show, “Farmer Wants a Wife.”

Crash Reports - Feb. 28, 2024

Two injured in Johnson County head-on accident

Candidate filing opens for August primary election

Candidate filing began Tuesday, Feb. 27 for the Aug. 6 primary election in Missouri.
Local Sports

Warrensburg boys fall to Union in C5D5 opener

Warrensburg senior Josh Thomas lines a shot against Union on Thursday, Feb. 29, at Jefferson City High School.
JEFFERSON CITY — The sound of the whistle was a familiar tune in the final minute of a Class 5 District 5 boys basketball quarterfinal matchup between No. 4 seeded Warrensburg and No. 5 Union.

Knob Noster boys drop C4D13 semifinal

Knob Noster boys basketball’s season reached an end with a 77-46 loss to St. Michael the Archangel in the Class 4 District 13 semifinal round Thursday, Feb. 29, at Pleasant Hill High …

Business
Asahi Pompey, Goldman Sachs Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, speaks during the 10,000 Small Businesses program expansion announcement Friday, Feb. 23 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.


Photo by Nicole Cooke | Sedalia Democrat

Goldman Sachs announces rural business program for Missouri

SEDALIA — Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses announced it is expanding its $100 million Investment in Rural Communities program to Missouri.

Tranquility Shop expands downtown Warrensburg storefront

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the ribbon cutting.

Photo Gym to close its retail store

WARRENSBURG – The Photo Gym, 604 N. Maguire St. in Warrensburg, will close its retail store with a tentative date of April 30.

Love What’s Local hosting Foodie February

The Love What's Local committee has brought Foodie February back to Warrensburg and the surrounding areas in Johnson County.
Police & Crash Reports
US 50 accident leaves two drivers with injuries
Warrensburg man hurt in Johnson County accident
Headline: Police Reports- Feb. 19, 2024
Windsor woman hurt in Johnson County accident
Christopher L. Voyles, 36, was arrested on Jan. 15 for stealing-shoplifting from a business in the 300 block of East Cooper Boulevard. He was released with citations from the Warrensburg Police Department.
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Are you the bomb or the balm?

When there’s a bomb threat or, God forbid, an explosion, we run away and report it so attackers can be arrested and punished.

Uplifting Missouri’s economy starts with rural small businesses

Small businesses drive our economy forward, providing jobs and essential resources like food and fuel for local communities that might not have access for miles around.

Sampling a variety of port wines

For centuries, port wines have been considered to be among the most regal of the still wines. It was a favorite among European royalty and was adored by the British.
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