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UCM to host annual Holiday Market, concerts
WARRENSBURG – A campus known for its outstanding traditions, the University of Central Missouri will launch Jingle on the Quad, a holiday lighting ceremony, along with other events highlighting …
Upcoming local blood drives
The American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks. Blood and platelet donations tend to drop more than 20% …
Martin Warren Chapter recognizes Warrensburg resident’s ancestry
Warrensburg resident Douglas S. Christie was presented with two Supplementals at the Nov.19 meeting of the Martin Warren Chapter, Missouri Society, Sons of the American Revolution …
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Thanksgiving travelers to deal with high gas prices

Travelers preparing to hit the road toward their Thanksgiving destinations will likely encounter average gasoline prices at their highest seasonal level ever for the weekend, according to …

Highway Patrol, MoDOT encourage safety during Thanksgiving holiday

State agencies are encouraging people, especially drivers, to be cautious when traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday. Col. Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, …

Lighting ceremony, fireworks to kick-off holidays

SEDALIA — Once again, the local holiday season will be kicked-off Thanksgiving night through a grand celebration by the Furnell family with an evening downtown lighting ceremony and a 10-minute …
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All-Johnson County Football Player of the Year — Americo Mabrey, Holden

On most snaps, the chances are Holden senior defensive lineman Americo Mabrey came within reach of the ball.  Mabrey raised havoc for opposing running backs and quarterbacks this season, …

All-Johnson County Volleyball Player of the Year — Grace Hill, Warrensburg

If it wasn’t already set in stone, “Hill for the kill” became the slogan for Warrensburg senior Grace Hill during the 2022 season.  The outside hitter proved to be one of …

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Prysmian Group announces $45 million expansion in Pettis County

SEDALIA — Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County has announced another big win with a $45 million expansion by Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecom cable …

Thought Castles creating gifts for many occasions

SEDALIA — A new Sedalia NoBro artist is creating unique work fitting as gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, work events, and many other occasions.  Kristie Miller and her …

Murdock Banner welcomes new associate

WARRENSBURG — Murdock Banner Financial Group, a nationally recognized financial planning firm, welcomed Raquel Wheeler as its newest Client Service Associate.  Wheeler joins the firm …

Fastwyre to expand in nine U.S. communities

Fastwyre Broadband, a premier broadband and internet service provider, recently announced an expansion plan that will supply a robust fiber-optic broadband network to nine new markets across the …
Police & Crash Reports
Jeffery Flowers, 26, was arrested on Oct. 17 when officers conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with improper registration in the 2300 block of West Market Street. Flowers was arrested on a charge …
Fatality reported in Nov. 10 wreck One fatality was reported in a single-vehicle wreck on Nov. 10 wreck on Route E west of Missouri Route 23.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports …
Vehicle overturned, minor injuries reported in a Nov. 9 wreck One person is reported to have minor injuries in a single-vehicle wreck on Nov. 9 on Route VV at Southwest 100th Road. The Missouri …
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Taking on the role of Thanksgiving host

In one of my previous Thanksgiving columns, I wrote about some of my traditions for the fall holiday. Some involve favorite foods, some involve the people I spend the day with, and some are unique …

Thankful for gardening tools

Now that we have finished the rush of protecting and preparing plants for the cold weather, it is finally time for a slower pace for the gardener. If you are lucky, you may be growing some greens …

Why you should choose a Sauternes wine

At some time or other, we have all run into the “wine expert” who pans sweet wines as wines for amateurs.  First, the definition of said expert; X is the unknown and a spurt is a …
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