Category: Community

USDA issues safety-net payments to Missouri farmers

USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency acting state executive director, Kimberly Viers, announced that approximately 60,000 Missouri farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year, according to a press release sent by Johnson County Farms Service Agency. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk… Read more »

‘Breakfast and Babies’ breastfeeding support group

Western Missouri Medical Center now hosts a breastfeeding support group on the third Tuesday of every month to help support new and expecting moms, according to a press release by Western Missouri Medical Center. “Breakfast and Babies” will kick off on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The support group will take… Read more »

Military spouses find support at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Just as with soldiers, military spouses accustomed to the rigors of a military lifestyle sometimes find coming to school can be an uncomfortable experience. “People in this office have talked to me more than people in any of my classes,” said Amanda Wagner, a senior communications major whose husband was in the… Read more »

Charges filed following crash, manhunt

One of two St. Louis individuals charged Wednesday following a traffic stop-turned-manhunt in Warrensburg told officers they were in a stolen vehicle and had been selling heroin in Springfield, Missouri, according to court records. Kyle M. Moss, 17, and Jelani K. Warren, 24, were arrested Tuesday. Moss was charged with the class D felony of… Read more »

Officers make arrest following manhunt

Editor’s Note: This version updates the story with details about the break-in and charges. Following a 4 1/2-hour manhunt, Warrensburg Police found and arrested a man who broke into a Warrensburg residence believing him to be the man who fled from a traffic stop earlier Tuesday morning. Chief Rich Lockhart said the man was found… Read more »

Courtney Kelley receives honor from Missouri Veterans Commission

Courtney Kelley, timekeeper for the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, was selected as the October 2017 Missouri Veterans Commission Employee of the Month. She was honored at a ceremony on Oct. 18, at the home with family, staff and veterans, according to a press release from the Missouri Veterans Home. “Since joining the human resources… Read more »

Chamber offers student membership program

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Chamber recently partnered with the office of Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support to create the program that pairs UCM students with mentors from the Warrensburg Young Professionals group. MAPS Coordinator Suzy Latare said students in the program will work with their mentor, network with members of the community and volunteer at at… Read more »

Accessible ramp installed in Community Center pool

The Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Department recently installed a new portable accessible ramp in the indoor pool at the Community Center. Installation of the ADA-approved ramp means better and improved handicap and wheelchair accessibility to the pool, according to a news release. Aquatic instructor Teena Simon worked with the parks department maintenance staff on the… Read more »

Off-campus safety advisory clarification on gunshots

A mass email was sent to all University of Central Missouri students, faculty and staff by the UCM News Bureau Tuesday morning at 11:22 a.m., alerting them to be cautious in the 300 block area of South Street due to two gun discharging incidents. The email aroused some confusion by noting UCM “has been made… Read more »

Cops meet community for coffee

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Johnson County law enforcement agencies recently hosted their second annual Coffee with a Cop event, offering citizens an opportunity to meet local officers and discuss community issues. People began to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event Wednesday, Oct. 4, waiting inside the local McDonald’s. More than… Read more »