Category: Community

Warrensburg Wellness Challenge

Starting Sunday, Jan. 28, through Saturday, April 21, the community can join the Warrensburg Wellness Challenge. This 12-week challenge is designed to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, according to a press release from WMMC. Participants will have access to the fitness center and classes at the Warrensburg Community Center and the UCM Student Recreation… Read more »

Martin Luther King Jr. day Celebration events canceled

Due to inclement weather,  Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration events scheduled for Monday, Jan. 15 are canceled, according to a UCM news release. The Service Day and the evening MLK Gospel Concert events will not be reschedule while all other activities are taking place as planned until further notice. The remaining events include: Tuesday, Jan. 16 MLK Freedom… Read more »

Community gathers to celebrate the life of UCM student

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM student Robin Grillo, who was a senior social work major, died Monday, Jan. 1. A memorial service and visitation was held Wednesday evening at Williams Funeral Home, followed by a reception at Old Barney’s Bar & Grill – where Grillo had worked for a few years. Grillo was a member of the… Read more »

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 »