More snow headed to KC area

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) – Just as Missouri and Kansas residents are digging out from record snowfalls, another winter storm is headed to the region. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued a winter storm watch for Monday and Tuesday for eastern Kansas and western Missouri and is predicting up to about 10 inches of… Read more »

Feedlots, meatpackers closing with fewer US cows

By ROXANA HEGEMAN (WICHITA, Kan., AP) – Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them. Some feedlots in the nation’s major cattle-producing states have already been dismantled, and others are sitting empty…. Read more »

Mules dominate over Southwest Baptist

(BOLIVAR, Mo.) – Mules basketball (18-6, 12-4 MIAA) jumped out to a 13-0 lead the first five minutes of the game and never looked back, coasting to a 108-91 win over the Southwest Baptist Bearcats (9-16, 7-10 MIAA) Saturday night at the Meyer Sports Center in Bolivar. Matt Webb sank a jumper 37 seconds into… Read more »

Mules claim titles during second day of MIAA Championships

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A pair of seniors and a first-time conference champ claimed individual titles for the Central Missouri Mules Saturday. It was the second day of the MIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the Multipurpose Building. Senior, multi-event athlete, Brent Vogel claimed his second career MIAA title in the heptathlon, while classmate Laban… Read more »

No. 7 Jennies fall to Southwest Baptist

(BOLIVAR, Mo.) – The seventh ranked Jennies basketball team (21-3, 13-3 MIAA) had their eight game winning streak snapped Saturday evening as they fell to Southwest Baptist (11-14, 6-11 MIAA) 63-52 at the Meyer Sports Center in Bolivar. The Jennies took an early 3-0 lead when Nicole Caddell was fouled after making a layup and… Read more »

Cause of Holden Street house fire under investigation

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story reported the incorrect address for the house fire. Also, Fire Chief Phil Johnston provided an update to correct his previous report that an occupant of the house was outside when emergency crews arrived. The house was being remodeled into seven apartments. Story by Ellen Becker and Nicole… Read more »