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Local Briefs for July 12

Mid-Missouri Artists Summer Exhibition open

Two vying for District 54 state representative

Two Republican candidates are running for state House of Representatives District 54, a two-year term, in the Aug. 6 primary election.

Warrensburg City Council takes requests for Fiscal Year 2025 budget

WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburg City Council met Monday, July 8, to hear bids for the Fiscal Year 2025 budget from city commissions and organizations it supports.
The Knob Noster fire department is seeking additional volunteers to assist in its operations. 

Knob Noster, other local fire departments, looking for help

KNOB NOSTER — On June 23, a call for help was made.

Education Briefs for July 12

Allen graduates from UA Little Rock
Local News

Martin Warren, Knob Noster elementaries receive summer agriculture education

One hundred and eighty students at Martin Warren Elementary and 120 elementary students at Knob Noster Elementary participated in hands-on lessons about agriculture during enrichment programming this summer with Agriculture Education on the Move™ (Ag Moves).

Parson signs legislation designed to lower suicide rate of Veterans

Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation Thursday to make preventing veteran suicide a top priority for the state agency that aids these residents, the Missouri Veterans Commission.

Parson signs budget increasing funding for University of Central Missouri

WARRENSBURG – University of Central Missouri (UCM) leaders expressed their appreciation for Missouri Governor Mike Parson and state legislators for developing a $51.7 billion Fiscal Year 2025 state budget that allocates a net core appropriation of $64 million to UCM.

UCM digital media production professors partner with academy award winner

Two University of Central Missouri digital media production professors have contributed to a film celebrating the life of an area hero.
Local Sports

Mule Club Post 131 closes regular season, eyes Zone Tournament

Mule Club Post 131’s Sam Rosine beat the tag to complete a steal to third base in the second game a doubleheader with Sedalia Post 379 on Thursday, July 11, at the Warrensburg Activities Complex.
WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Mule Club Post 131 concluded the regular season with a sweep of Sedalia Post 379 in Junior Legion action Thursday, July 11, at the Warrensburg Activities Complex.

Hynes adds another KC Summer Slam medal

Warrensburg’s Liam Hynes earned his second medal of the summer alongside Lafayette County's Elena Williams in mixed doubles during the Summit Slam on Thursday, July 11, at Lee’s Summit North High School.


Through the summer heat, Ice Burg Frozen Treats melts all the troubles away

Ice Burg owner Andy Weldon, right, poses for a photo with his three daughters from left Sophia, age 13, Zoey, 10, and Emma, seven on Tuesday, July 2, at the All Stars Preschool/Childcare. 
WARRENSBURG — Ice cream trucks are not a new thing in America.
The Star Theater on Pine Street is in need of tuck pointing on three sides of the building, securing the back facade as it has started to bow, adding a new roof, new flashing and repairing the marquee awning which has significant water damage.

Main Street, other Warrensburg properties awarded Bruhn revitalization grants

WARRENSBURG — Three Warrensburg properties were awarded over $140,000 by the Missouri Main Street Connection and its Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Subgrant program.
Warrensburg High School’s Saul Logan has been named Missouri’s representative on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Leadership Council.

Photo courtesy of West Central Electric Cooperative

Local student representing Missouri on Youth Leadership Council

During the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14-20, Warrensburg High School’s Saul Logan was named Missouri’s representative on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Leadership Council. As a member of the national council and young cooperative leader, he will represent the state of Missouri throughout the next year.
Saul Logan, Kayley Marten and Jonathan Henry visit the United States Capitol Building as part of the 102-member Missouri delegation on the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

Photo courtesy of Missouri Electric Cooperative

Local students attend electric cooperative tour to Washington, D.C.

A total of 102 high school students from cooperatives across the state participated in Missouri's 61st annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14-20. Local delegates Saul Logan and Jonathan Henry, of Warrensburg, and Kayley Marten, of Centerview, were sponsored by West Central Electric Cooperative.
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.
An America's Best Restaurants van sits outside Old Barney's on shoot day on Monday, May 20. 

America’s Best Restaurants to feature Old Barney’s

WARRENSBURG – Old Barney’s Bar & Grill has a reputation that speaks for itself.
Police & Crash Reports
Laquisha D. Miller, 46, was arrested on June 10 for indecent exposure, obstruction by failure to identify, and assaulting officers. Officers responded to a business in the 300 block of East Cooper Boulevard where an unknown female was seen with her top off. Officers located and approached the female subject, who became verbally upset, refused to identify herself and assaulted the officers. She was transported to the Warrensburg Police Department, booked and released.
Man from Whiteman Air Force Base injured in Johnson County crash
Kahlill D. Smith, 28, was arrested on June 3 for resisting arrest, stealing a motor vehicle, fourth-degree assault, driving while suspended and receiving stolen property. Officers attempted to stop a vehicle at East Young Street and U.S. Highway 50. The vehicle failed to yield and the driver fled on foot on Russell Avenue near Burkarth Road. He was processed at the Warrensburg Police Department then transported to the Johnson County Jail on a 24 hour hold. Smith was also arrested for trespass of a motor vehicle and stealing after stolen property was located in his possession in the 700 block of East Gay Street. He was processed at the Warrensburg Police Department then transported to the Johnson County Jail.
Warrensburg man drowns in Henry County mowing mishap
In the Community
Calendar of events
Four-year recipients from the Class of 2024 including (back row, left to right) Reece Nimmo, Ryan Pyle, Hayden Mersky, William Sierra, Blake McBride, Grant Moore (Front row) Mieka Smith, Madison Chenault, Isabella Teaford, Hayley Braun, Claire Thomas. 

Students Honored at 36th Annual Academic Excellence Awards Banquet

Warrensburg High School students ranked in the top 15% of their classes were recognized at the 36th Annual Academic Excellence Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 27, at the University of Central Missouri.

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SFCC Spring 2024 Academic Honors

UCM partners with GEM to aid airmen, guardians

The University of Central Missouri announced its new partnership with the General Education Mobile program.

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Nebraska-Lincoln Spring 2024 Dean’s List
From the Opinion page
Vivek Malek

Missouri may be holding your unclaimed property

During June and July, newspapers across Missouri are publishing tens of thousands of names of people for whom the State Treasurer’s Office is holding unclaimed property totaling more than $1 billion. This is not the state’s money – it is Missourians’ money, and I am committed to returning it to its rightful owner.
Bennet Bodenstein

A selection of quality, budget friendly wines

In spite of what the media may be saying or writing, wine sales are not going down and are suffering from what is plaguing everything else these days, inflation.

Dahlias, not your typical annual

Gardening this past month in mid-Missouri has simply been wonderful owing to plentiful rain and mild temperatures.
Bennet Bodenstein

Beat the heat with Spanish wines

Unless you have been away in Iceland, the south pole or living under a rock, you know that currently, the weather is hot. Very hot.
Gwen Rockwood

The tomatoes made me do it

I feel guilty. I’ve done a bad, bad thing. And yet, I can’t say I wouldn’t do it all over again, given the opportunity.
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