Category: News

At stop with Gingrich, Akin says he’s not quitting

(KIRKWOOD, Mo., AP) — A day before the final deadline to stay in or drop out of the Missouri Senate race, congressman Todd Akin insists he’s not quitting. Akin appeared Monday with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, ahead of a fundraiser in support of Akin’s campaign…. Read more »

OATS offers ‘paratransit’ services

People who have special needs can now benefit from a new busing agreement between the City of Warrensburg and OATS. The Old Drum bus will continue to pick up riders at designated stops and will deviate for pickups close to the route. A new “paratransit” service will operate door-to-door, according to a news release. Many… Read more »

Ex-congressman seeks to elevate the Ozarks

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (WEST PLAINS, Mo., AP) — Air Evac Lifeteam’s president, Seth Myers, helped grow the rural ambulance service from its modest roots 25 years ago into one of south-central Missouri’s largest employers, with 600 local workers and a presence in 15 states. But the demands of doing business in an isolated region… Read more »

Mountain lion confirmed in Shannon County

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed another mountain lion sighting in the state. The Springfield News Leader reports ( that the mountain lion was captured by a trail camera in Shannon County earlier this month. The photograph of a mountain lion walking in the forest at night was taken on… Read more »

Foundation to host WHS homecoming alumni tent

The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced that the WHS Alumni & Friends will host a tent for all Warrensburg High School alumni at the Warrensburg High School Homecoming Football game Friday, Sept. 28. Alumni can show their Tiger Pride by picking up free spirit beads and stickers at the tent. TEAM Tiger members can pick… Read more »

Candidates for governor to debate in Columbia

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The state’s economy is expected to be prominent issue today when the candidates for Missouri governor meet for their first debate. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has traveled across the state in recent years promoting companies’ plans for adding jobs and the incentives that state government has offered to support them. But… Read more »

April trial set over Rep. Cleaver’s car wash

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A trial will get under way April 17 in Jackson County to resolve a dispute over a loan that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver used to purchase a suburban Kansas City car wash. The Kansas City Star ( reported that Bank of America has sued Cleaver’s company, Cleaver Co. The bank alleges… Read more »

Main Street seeks artists for living windows event

Warrensburg Main Street is seeking artists to participate in the upcoming Dickens Christmas Living Window program. The artists will work in the windows of downtown businesses, demonstrating their craft.  The streets will feature carolers and actors while musicians play in some downtown restaurants throughout the day. A Dickens Christmas Living Window is scheduled for 10… Read more »

McCaskill, Akin to debate in Columbia, St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s U.S. Senate candidates are to meet in the St. Louis area for a debate. Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger, congressman Todd Akin, have agreed to debate the evening of Oct. 18 at Clayton High School. The debate is being sponsored by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and… Read more »

Council to resume discussion on tax incentives

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The City Council on Monday will continue its discussion on a policy that outlines the use of tax incentives designed to attract new business to town. The council will review sample financial incentive programs and tax increment financing, a tool designed to reinvest a portion of property and sales tax into a… Read more »