KNOB NOSTER — Johnson County Fire Protection District No. 1 firefighters received a call at 10:58 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, reporting a structure fire at 126 N.E. Highway FF, Knob Noster.
WARRENSBURG — The two newest members of the Warrensburg Fire Department were blindfolded and purposefully disoriented during training exercises Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the fire station, 102 S. Holden St.
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Walter Vera and his company Metals.com to cease and desist after allegedly misleading 13 Missouri residents into investing $1.4 million in gold and silver.
JOHNSON COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will extend the closure of one lane in both directions on U.S. Highway 50 from Sam Moore Road to Route W/Z through Friday, Nov. 22.
WARRENSBURG — Johnson County made its final payment towards the construction cost of the Johnson County Justice Center on Oct. 28, about 18 years after its construction.
WARRENSBURG — Johnson County Collector Ruthane Small has announced that she will retire effective March 2, 2020, after 28 years.
WARRENSBURG — Diane Thompson, Johnson County clerk, in conjunction with E.J. Rice Company mailed out more than 2,300 address confirmation requests to voters whose address may not be up to date in their voter registration record.
Across the country every year, hundreds of emergency responders representing fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, towing and transportation agencies are struck and either injured or killed while responding to incidents on the roadway. In order to better educate the public and save motorists and responders lives, KC Scout, the Kansas Department of Transportation, Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri and Kansas Highway Patrols are celebrating Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week Nov. 10 to 16.
WARRENSBURG — Just a day after sunshine and temperatures fluctuating in the 60s, a snow storm with high winds hit Johnson County Monday, Nov. 11, causing multiple motor vehicle collisions.
JOHNSON COUNTY — Off-duty Johnson County Fire Protection District No. 1 firefighter Carl M. Monteer, 61, Chilhowee, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 11, from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle wreck.
WARRENSBURG — About 20 tribes were represented during the fifth annual Trading Moon Pow Wow on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Central Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY – With Veterans Day being Monday, Nov. 11, Gov. Mike Parson recently honored Missouri veterans and highlighted the services available for them within the state.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that went into effect from about 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, until noon for portions of east central and northeast Kansas and north central, northwest and west central Missouri.
WARRENSBURG — With the flipping of the calendar to a new month, the hay bale next to The Southwing, 1095 S. Mitchell St., has a change in costume as well.
WARRENSBURG — The eighth annual Project Community Community Connect saw a steady flow of participants Friday, Nov. 1, at the University of Central Missouri Student Wellness and Recreation Center, event organizer Liz Kostas said.
WARRENSBURG — Col. Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced a new traffic safety program for teenage and adult drivers entitled, “If I Could Just Go Back."
WARRENSBURG — One University of Central Missouri student is dead while another student was arrested after the UCM Department of Public Safety responded to a report of an accidental discharge of a firearm Monday afternoon, Nov. 4, at an on-campus apartment.
WARRENSBURG — Executive Director of The Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce Suzanne Taylor has announced Father Christmas will arrive on the 9:34 a.m. Amtrak Train on Dec. 7.
WARRENSBURG — The Salvation Army of Johnson County will begin its bell ringing campaign on Saturday, Nov. 9, before the University of Central Missouri Mules football game.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Public Service Commission’s Cold Weather Rule, designed to help customers with heat-related utility bills, began Friday, Nov. 1.
CHILHOWEE — The Chilhowee Park Board is the latest community group to receive funding through the West Central Electric Cooperative Round Up Foundation.
WARRENSBURG — Johnson County Missouri Historical Society invited Warrensburg residents to take a stroll through history and visit with ghosts from Warrensburg’s past during the Haunted History Tour on Saturday, Oct. 26.
WARRENSBURG — The City Council voted in favor of authorizing refinancing of the Hawthorne Neighborhood Improvement District debt at its meeting Oct. 14.
The Johnson County Republican Women’s Club hosts a Baby Bottle Campaign to benefit the New Beginnings Women’s Center, Warrensburg. Pictured, from the left in the back row, is President Verna Jenkins, Violet Corbett, Virginia Campbell, Debbie Phillips and New Beginnings Center Manager Carol G…
The first snow of the season hits Johnson County on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 30. Snow sputtered in the early afternoon and began to stick to elevated surfaces and grassy areas throughout the county as the afternoon wore on. See sights from the next morning (Thursday, Oct. 31, on page A12.
WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart recently announced the department has body and dashboard cameras for every officer and patrol vehicle.
JOHNSON COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the entrance to Route AA at eastbound U.S. Highway 50 from Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Dec. 4 for new concrete pavement construction.
WARRENSUBRG — Approximately 113 pounds of medications were collected at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Bi-Lo Country Mart.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, to 4 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
WARRENSBURG — Bob Shaw joined the Warrensburg Fire Department as the new fire chief following the retirement of former fire chief Jim Kushner.
WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Main Street will host the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat and Halloween events from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31.
WARRENSBURG — Three previous criminal offenders in Johnson County began a new phase of their lives as they graduated from the Johnson County Drug Treatment and Recovery Court on Monday, Oct. 21.
HIGGINSVILLE — The Warrensburg Recorder Consort will perform a pre-Holiday program to benefit the Ebenezer United Church of Christ of Levasy and its mission to the community of Levasy at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Salem United Church of Christ in Higginsville.
WARRENSBURG — Community, veteran, government and health organizations will fill the University of Central Missouri Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday, Nov. 1, for the eighth annual Project Community Connect.
Maurice Haney, Donna Burden and Gene Burden, retired police chief, speak with officer Tom Carey at Coffee with a Cop on Monday, Oct. 21, hosted at the Warrensburg Senior Center.
The Warrensburg Fire Department and the Johnson County Fire Protection District collaborate to train Monday night, Oct. 14, using the WFD hydraulic ladder truck at the JCFPD station, 122 W. Young St. Rusty Bond of the WFD said this was the first time the JCFPD has trained with the hydraulic …
Crews are currently on scene of a structure fire at 368 N.W. 1051 Road in the western portion of the county. The call went out about 9 a.m. with the report of flames coming from the residence. At about 9:30 a.m., smoke could be seen coming from the structure but no flames were scene at that…