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Friday 03/27/2015
Food Power Adventure Enlightens Students

When a South School preschooler was asked what the most important muscle was in the body, during a March 19 Food Power Adventure muscle presentation, he replied, “The legs.” After the presentation, he could tell some facts about the strongest muscle -- the heart, and how hard it works in our bodi...

Posted: March 27, 2015
R-IX School Board Election Nears

Four candidates have tossed their hats into the ring to run for two positions on the Warsaw R-IX School Board on April 7. Current Board Members Mark Newman and Jim Andrews have decided not to run for re-election.

Posted: March 27, 2015
Deer-Car Collisions On The Increase

If you have had an auto accident in Benton County or anywhere in Missouri, chances are a deer running in front of your moving vehicle has caused it. A representative of the 911 Dispatch Office in Benton County said that 62 reports of deer related auto accidents were called in last year. However, ...

Posted: March 27, 2015
Dismissal Of Charges In Jeffrey Spry Case

All charges against former Calhoun Postmaster Jeffrey Spry of Edwards have been dismissed according to his lawyer James Kjar of Warsaw.

Posted: March 27, 2015
Commission Hears Plans For New Rail-To-Trail System

District 2 Commissioner Jim Hansen reported on the “Rail-to-Trail” meeting at the March 16 meeting of the Benton County Commission. The meeting held on March 12 in Stover was co-hosted by Benton County and Morgan County Farm Bureaus to discuss a proposed rail-to-trail conversion from Windsor to B...

Posted: March 27, 2015
Allcorn’s State of Chamber Address Engages Crowd

Warsaw Area Chamber of Commerce President Chuck Allcorn, addressing 20-30 Chamber members and friends Thursday eve at the Truman Visitor Center, summarized a year of its activities, and its future, in a talk which began and ended on very positive notes. He mentioned that the Chamber presently has...

Posted: March 27, 2015
Cole Camp Receives Windfall From Suit

In late session Thursday eve, Cole Camp City Clerk Ruth Eckhoff reported the City recently received a bit more than $23,700, as part of a class action lawsuit brought against Century Link by a number of municipalities. The news was well received by Aldermen.

Posted: March 27, 2015
Friday 03/20/2015
Prosecuting Attorney Tackles Crime In Many Forms

Karen Woodley, Prosecuting Attorney for Benton County, has been in the elected office on and off since 1983. As a child, she spent a lot of time at the courthouse accompanying her dad who was the county assessor. She had her first job in the courthouse and always felt that she would end up there ...

Posted: March 20, 2015
Glamorous Evening Benefits Project Graduation

Nearly 200 women dressed in their finest and adorning Mardi Gras masks attended the second annual Ladies’ Night Out event this past weekend at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Warsaw. Benefiting Project Graduation 2015, the well -attended evening featured a Mr. Legs Competition, Campbell House Auc...

Posted: March 20, 2015
Body Found Near Abandoned Car

The body of a missing Lenexa, Kansas woman was found near the Long Shoal area of Benton County by a Missouri Highway Patrol officer on Wednesday, March 11.

Posted: March 20, 2015

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