Category: Community

Construction beginning in downtown Warrensburg

Construction is underway for the Downtown Revitalization Project Phase IV and is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1, according to a press release. Traffic will be detoured around the project and Holden Street will be closed from Grover Street to South Street during portions of the construction. The project costs $772,220, which includes construction,… Read more »

Dollar Tree opens for business

Gov. Mike Parson joined  Warrensburg officials Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new Dollar Tree distribution center on the north side of town. Parson spoke before the event about his excitement for the grand opening. “Warrensburg is a great community and Dollar Tree is a great addition to the region,”… Read more »

USDA grant funds UCM agriculture and local farmers markets

The UCM agriculture department recently received a $745,823 grant from the United Stated Department of Agriculture to improve local farmers markets, provide internships and mini research grants, according to a press release. This was the second year UCM applied for USDA funds under the same program, and the first time it was funded, according to… Read more »

WMMC receives new technology for the Pain Center

The Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation Board purchased a new radio frequency ablation machine for $100,000 to treat patients in the Pain Center, according to a press release. “Thanks to the generous donation of the WMMC Foundation and our donors, we are able to continue offering advanced services here, such as a radio frequency ablation… Read more »

Folk singer Pierce Pettis to perform at UCM

The Office of Student Activities is hosting an outdoor concert Friday to thank UCM staff and faculty who have helped serve the student community. The Office of Student Activities and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center is sponsoring a concert at 7 p.m. to thank UCM employees and community members who have helped serve UCM students… Read more »

Puppies reunite to celebrate $15,000 grant

Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter was the scene Saturday morning for a reunion of half a dozen dogs for the first time since their adoption. The pet owners brought the dogs they adopted as part of an event the shelter hosted in celebration of a $15,000 grant awarded to the shelter to purchase flea… Read more »

WMMC earns heart attack designation

Western Missouri Medical Center recently was awarded a special heart attack designation. The hospital was named a level three ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI Center, according to a press release. With this designation, WMMC has received its third and final designation of the Missouri Emergency Medical Care Time Critical Diagnosis System: Level three Center for… Read more »

Whiteman AFB to receive B-21 bomber

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – The United States Air Force announced Wednesday which bases will be hosting the new B-21 Raider bombers. Whiteman Air Force Base, near Knob Noster, Missouri, will be one of the hosting bases. In addition to Whiteman, Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and Ellsworth Air Force Base in South… Read more »