Category: Community

November is diabetes awareness month

Diabetes affects over 30 million children and adults in the United States with someone diagnosed every 21 seconds, according to the American Diabetes Association. 9.8 percent of adults over 20 in Johnson County, Missouri, are diagnosed with diabetes, according to a press release from Western Missouri Medical Center. The health costs of diabetes are staggering. Those… Read more »

Marketing specialist switches gears

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A past UCM marketing specialist is taking charge as the tourism director of Warrensburg. Marcy Bryant, was a senior marketing specialist in the University Relations department for 3 ½ years before taking the position as the tourism director at the Warrensburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau this summer. Bryant’s duties include creating advertisements,… Read more »

KCP&L schedules planned power outage

A planned power outage is scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. and last until approximately 4 a.m., according to an alert from Mark Dawson, the district community affairs manager for the southeast and east districts for KCP&L. The outage will take place in the area of Warrensburg’s eastern substation. Approximately 2,665 KCP&L customers will be… Read more »

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 »