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Ethel Daugherty

Ethel M. Daugherty, 99, of Warrensburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Western Missouri Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be… Read more »

Where were you on 9/11? Faculty, staff and students share their stories

By DENISE ELAM Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Fifteen years have passed since the terrorist attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, but for many the memories of that day are still vivid and real. Senior Airman William Burgess was stationed in the Royal Air Force Mildenhall in England when the attacks happened…. Read more »

James Smith

James F. Smith (Jim) of Madison, Alabama, formerly of Warrensburg, Missouri died in his sleep on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 31. Jim graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1958 and attended Central Missouri State University. On June 2, 1963, Jim married Linda (Sue) Best, at the Chapel on the campus of Central Missouri State… Read more »

Feds: Company tied to polygamous group used child labor

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press (SALT LAKE CITY, AP) — Federal labor lawyers have filed another child labor case against a Utah-based company tied to a polygamous group alleging underage laborers were put to work for long hours for little pay in dangerous conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor said in court documents that Phaze Concrete… Read more »

Garland Woodrow Wilson

Garland Woodrow Wilson, 75 of Kingsville, Missouri died Saturday, Aug. 27, in Independence, Missouri. Garland was born November 6, 1940 in Cherryville, Missouri the son of Harold and Dora (Pyatt) Wilson. As a young man, he traveled throughout the country. He settled in Oklahoma and raised four children: Dale, Beverly, Lisa and Danny. Garland later… Read more »

Sedalia Shriners, helping children one burger at a time

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (SEDALIA, Mo., digitalBURG) — Every year, situated across from the Budweiser Stage, nestled between stands selling corn dogs and root beer floats, is the Missouri State Fair’s only all-volunteer food vendor. Fairgoers who stopped by the Sedalia Shrine Club stand to grab “the original” all meat coney dog or a Shrine… Read more »

Enrollment up at other Missouri universities as MU drops

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — While the University of Missouri is dealing with a sharp drop in enrollment this fall, many other four-year universities in the state reported an increase in the number of students as classes resumed. After protests disrupted the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus last fall, the incoming freshman class for this academic… Read more »

Heavy rains cause flooding, evacuations in Missouri

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (ST. LOUIS, AP) — More than 7 inches of rain in parts of Missouri led to scattered evacuations, power outages, flood warnings and a boat rescue for a woman on the verge of giving birth. The downpour late Sunday and early Monday followed a weekend of heavy rain in the St…. Read more »

Garry Gudde

Garry Ray Gudde, 60, of Warrensburg, died Saturday, Aug. 13, at his home. Cremation is planned under direction of Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home with memorial services to be held at a later date. Gary is survived by his wife, Gabriele “Gabby” Gudde, of Warrensburg; a son, Steven Gudde, of Cameron; two daughters, Jamie Brown of… Read more »