Category: Community

First baby of 2018 at WMMC

The first baby of the New Year born at Western Missouri Medical Center  in Warrensburg is Luke Wayne McLanahan, who was born at 12:11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. He is the son of Brett McLanahan and Ariel McLanahan. In honor of WMMC’s first 2018 baby, the parents… Read more »

Dogs catch a break from the sun at Old Drum’s Best Friends Dog Park with new shades

The Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Department recently installed two shade shelters and wheelchair-accessible picnic tables at the dog park at Cave Hollow Park. The Old Drum’s Best Friends Dog Park Committee purchased the picnic tables, sunscreens and benches with money received from donations and memorial brick sales, according to Dodee Matthews, parks director. The cost… Read more »

Alumni donates to Warrensburg Schools Foundation

Alumni from Warrensburg High School classes of the 1950s recently donated $500 to the Warrensburg Schools Foundation. The group began holding reunions in 1989, which is when the group decided to begin giving back to the Warrensburg R-VI District, according to a news release. “It was important to us to give back to the district in… Read more »

UCM signs health care agreement

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The university signed an agreement Friday with St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Western Missouri Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City designed to keep costs down by keeping people healthy. UCM President Chuck Ambrose said one of the biggest changes in health care is that it’s moving to a… Read more »

Council hires contractor for new playground at Cave Hollow

The Warrensburg City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday to hire a contractor for a new inclusive playground at Cave Hollow Park. Cunningham Recreation was awarded the contract worth about $363,000. The project is funded by donations and a $150,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant, according to city information. “I hope to bring the… Read more »

November is diabetes awareness month

Diabetes affects over 30 million children and adults in the United States with someone diagnosed every 21 seconds, according to the American Diabetes Association. 9.8 percent of adults over 20 in Johnson County, Missouri, are diagnosed with diabetes, according to a press release from Western Missouri Medical Center. The health costs of diabetes are staggering. Those… Read more »

Marketing specialist switches gears

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A past UCM marketing specialist is taking charge as the tourism director of Warrensburg. Marcy Bryant, was a senior marketing specialist in the University Relations department for 3 ½ years before taking the position as the tourism director at the Warrensburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau this summer. Bryant’s duties include creating advertisements,… Read more »

KCP&L schedules planned power outage

A planned power outage is scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. and last until approximately 4 a.m., according to an alert from Mark Dawson, the district community affairs manager for the southeast and east districts for KCP&L. The outage will take place in the area of Warrensburg’s eastern substation. Approximately 2,665 KCP&L customers will be… Read more »