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Levee Breach Forces Self-Evacuations In Missouri Near Winthrop, Sugar Lake

A levee has been breached on the east side of the Missouri River across from Atchison, Kansas. The Atchison County Emergency Management announced on its Facebook page that self-evacuations were in place for Sugar Lake, Winthrop and Missouri Bottoms starting around noon Thursday.


Warrensburg baseball drops home opener

Warrensburg baseball dropped its home opener 11-1 to St. Pius X Tuesday, March 19. The Warriors struck first, scoring two runs in the top of the first. The Tigers halved the deficit in the bottom half of the first with Trevor Key scoring on an Andrew Duhamell ground ball - Warrensburg’s only run of


Flooding causes Amtrak to temporarily suspend some services

WARRENSBURG — Flooding in the central United States has caused Amtrak to temporarily suspend some services. Amtrak announced late Tuesday evening, March 19, that the Missouri River Runner train will suspend service until Monday, March 25, with all passenger service moved to chartered buses.


Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency on Thursday as floodwaters that left a swath of destruction across Nebraska and Iowa surged downstream, swamping small towns, roads and farmland in the U.S Midwest.


Search on again for homeless shelter site

WARRENSBURG – The temporary homeless shelter at 208 E. Emerson St. is scheduled to close on March 31, and concerned groups are again on the lookout for a place to establish a permanent shelter in the community.


University of Missouri Police Officer Fired After Photo Surfaces Of Him Wearing Blackface

University of Missouri Police Officer Marcus Collins was fired hours after admitting that the man wearing blackface in an uncovered photo was him. For the last time (and I know this is not really the last time), it is possible to depict a black person without having to wear Blackface. It’s shockingl


Warrensburg School District Special programs Department to host meeting

Warrensburg– The Warrensburg School District Special Programs Department will host an informational session for parents of homeschooled children and private/parochial school administrators from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Administrative Office, 201 S Holden St.


Authorities rescue several from northwest Missouri flooding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP/KAKE) - Authorities have rescued several people stranded by flooding in northwest Missouri. The State Highway Patrol said in a tweet that water patrol troopers worked into the night Wednesday in and around Craig. Four people were pulled from homes, while three were rescued from


Two seek to fill vacant seat on hospital board

WARRENSBURG – Two candidates, Sue Hook and Paul Polychronis, vie for the five-year seat on the Western Missouri Medical Center Board of Trustees being vacated by Patty Denney.


Cassville Missouri SuperMilage Challenge team gets ready

CASSVILLE - Students in a southwest Missouri school district are using what they have learned in class to build a better car. Twenty-six students in the industrial technology class at Cassville High School are working on constructing a fuel efficient vehicle. They are entering that car in the Missou


WMMC offers free birthing classes

WARRENSBURG – Western Missouri Medical Center announced that all childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care classes will be free in 2019. Childbirth can be scary, but with a bit of guidance and a care team, every mother can feel confident in their birthing plan. WMMC offers a wide variety of classes


Holden picks up two wins in first three games

Holden baseball is off to a 2-1 start in 2019, splitting a doubleheader with Warsaw Saturday, March 16 then beating Sherwood Monday, March 18. The Eagles opened the season with a dramatic 9-5 win over Warsaw in 11 innings.


Knob Noster baseball holds off Wellington-Napoleon in extras

Knob Noster baseball hung on to beat Wellington-Napoleon 6-5 in eight innings Monday, March 18. The Panthers put the first run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first as Kellen Foster scored on an Andrew Ely grounder.


UCM Board authorizes tuition increases

WARRENSBURG – The University of Central Missouri Board of Governors unanimously approved new academic fees, effective for the fall 2019 semester. Rates set by the board were approved among several action items on Friday, March 15.


Local students place at Holden Math Contest

WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburg Middle School Math Club competed Thursday, March 7, at the Holden Math Contest. The sixth grade team took first place overall. The following sixth-graders placed at the contest, Evelyn Gaela took first place in fractions, decimals and percents and eighth place in geomet


BMS students won 2 math competitions

Bueker Middle School's math team recently won two area math competitions in Holden and Knob Noster. This accomplishment made history for BMS, as its math team had not won the Holden math competition in years, winning both in the same year was a new accomplishment for the school.