JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis be flown at half-staff on Thursday, Sept. 5 to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Private First Class Jonathon M.D. Hostetter. Private First Class Hostetter, age 20, of Humphreys, was a soldier in the United States Army serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He died on Aug. 23 while serving his country in Wardak Province, Afghanistan; his funeral will be held on Sept. 5.
By Micah J. Chrisman (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Warrensburg Fire Department (WFD) responded to a fire call at the University of Central Missouri on Sunday (Sept. 1) between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the South Todd dining hall. No injuries were incurred, but students were evacuated due to large amounts of smoke. The fire is suspected to have been caused by a minor electrical shortage.
The Warrensburg Police Department and the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety conducted alcohol compliance checks of local businesses that possess a liquor license on Aug. 18, 2013. Underage buyers working under the supervision of local law enforcement went into businesses that possesses a liquor license and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. The purpose of compliance checks is to assess the level of availability of alcohol to minors within the community and prevent the sale of alcohol to minors.
For the first time in at least 13 years, there will be an increase in admission prices at Smith-Cotton athletic events. Admission at football games will be $5 for adults, $3 for visiting students and $2 for Sedalia School District 200 students.
Sedalia School District 200 has hired Cendy Harrell-Carson as an armed school resource officer. While her primary responsibilities will be at Sedalia Middle School, Ms. Harrell-Carson’s duties will extend district-wide.
On Aug. 15, deputies from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, with assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Sedalia Police Department, served a search warrant at the residence of Michael Lee Nicholson, 47, in the 18000 block of Hitaffer Loop near Dresden in western Pettis County.
Ashley Bauer from Warrenton was crowned the 2013 Missouri State Fair Queen in the Friday, Aug. 9 coronation service held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the fairgrounds. Miss Bauer will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the Missouri State Fair and agriculture throughout the coming year. She is Miss Warren County, and is the daughter of Todd and Suzanne Bauer.
Mules for Life, a $6 million fundraising campaign to complete Audrey J. Walton Stadium at the University of Central Missouri, has been launched by the UCM Foundation to update major facilities for the Mules Football team.
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