Category: Community

Community emergency response team to have classes

Classes for the Community Emergency Response Team begin November 7th. The training is provided at no cost to the participants. The classes teach how to safely respond to manmade and natural hazards, help organize basic disaster response and promote preparedness by hosting and participating in community events, according to a news release sent by Johnson Co Emergency… Read more »

Pertle Springs receives $1 million in upgrades

(WARRENSBURG, Mo). – New docks, indoor bathrooms, a newly paved roadway, solar security lighting, sidewalks, an outdoor classroom, trails, bridges and lake cleanings are the scheduled upgrades hitting Pertle Springs in the 2017-2018 school year. With a starting budget of $2 million, the final plans come in at about $1 million and is funded by… Read more »

Care Connection for Aging Services offers help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Care Connection for Aging Services has scheduled enrollment assistance sessions for individuals who have Medicare Part D prescription and Advantage plans in its 13-county service area. Open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 for people with Medicare who want to make changes to their health and prescription drug plans for next year. Trained staff members will… Read more »

Missouri SMP gives tips about soon to come Medicare cards

All Medicare beneficiaries will receive new Medicare identification cards beginning in April 2018, prompting the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) to warn people about potential scammers. New and existing Medicare beneficiaries will receive a new Medicare card between April 2018 and April 2019. Medicare will remove the Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mail… Read more »

Healthy Sexuality and Relationship Fair draws about 200 participants

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Sex is a highly stigmatized activity, and that stigma can further, or even create, issues for people. To counter that stigma, several groups recently worked together to create an interactive and informative event. The first Healthy Sexuality and Relationship Fair took place Tuesday in the Elliott Student Union. April Roller, victim advocate with… Read more »

Person shot in leg near Warrensburg school

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A shooting occurred around 9 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of East Market Street near Sterling Elementary School where a person was shot in the leg. Lt. Andrew Munsterman said a man was shot in the leg and a passerby called the instance into officials. Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart said the… Read more »

Court of Appeals returns to UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Missouri Court of Appeals will be convening at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Union Ballrooms at the University of Central Missouri. The court will hold a three-judge panel consisting of Chief Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer, Judge Gary D. Witt and Judge Edward R. Ardini Jr. The judges will hear… Read more »

Old Drum Coffeehouse has new owner

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Old Drum Coffeehouse and Bakery held a celebration ceremony for the transferring of owners Friday, September 29. The coffeehouse and bakery was founded by Beth Weigand Cost in 2012, and she decided to pass down the tradition after five years. “I started this bakery with my grandmother’s rolling pan. I have… Read more »