Traveler shares story of living a simple lifestyle

Self-proclaimed nomad, Yahanna Mizori, spends her life traveling and “living simply” has been a visitor in Cass County for the past week. After being camped near Garden City, she is planning to come to Harrisonville this week.
A donkey pulling a covered wagon, accompanied by a woman with two sheep, a calf and four dogs might not be a common sight in the 21st Century. But it is what some people may have seen as they traveled between Clinton and Garden City last week.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office began in 1849 and is celebrating its 175 anniversary this year. There have been 40 sheriffs during the department’s history.
Cass County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 175th anniversary
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, which makes it one of the oldest institutions in the county.
Cass County Commission candidacy headed to State Supreme Court
The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for June 10 about the eligibility of Herschel Young to run for District 1 Commissioner in Cass County.
Adrian VFW Commander Don Arendt, left, takes a photo with Karen Garrison, and retired Army Lt. Col. Drew Meyerowich. Garrison is the daughter of the namesake of the Lt. Charles Garrison Veterans Memorial in Adrian. Meyerowich delivered the keynote address at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony.
Army veteran addresses Adrian Memorial Day crowd
ADRIAN — A large crowd gathered on Saturday at the Lt. Charles Garrison Veterans Memorial for the 14th annual VFW Memorial Day ceremony.
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Convicted murderer sentenced to life
Christopher M. Marshall of Peculiar was sentenced to life in prison, plus 50 years for the April 2023 murder of his girlfriend, Alyssa Jordan.
Supreme Court rules commission candidate ineligible
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Monday that Herschel Young is not eligible to run for Associate County Commissioner in Cass County. In a 6-1 ruling, the court said, “The …
Pleasant Hill boil advisory lifted
As of 1 p.m. today, the city of Pleasant Hill has lifted the boil advisory that began Thursday.
Harrisonville Fire Department having open house Friday
On Friday, the Harrisonville Fire Department will be having an open house to show its newly-renovated station that’s been under construction since the fall.
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Peculiar police building bond pushed to 2025

PECULIAR — While dozens of residents showed up to request backyard chickens, the city’s board of aldermen seemed far more concerned about getting a new headquarters for the police department.

Travel Center proposal draws ire from local residents

GARDEN CITY – Over 50 residents of Garden City and vicinity were on hand Monday evening to hear plans about a proposed travel center at the intersection of 7 Hwy and State Route Z.

Pickleball snaring local interest

Last month was National Pickleball Month, and throughout Cass County communities are responding to the sport’s increasing popularity.

Adrian company leads regenerative agriculture

ADRIAN — Quietly and methodically, a private agricultural firm in Adrian is leading a revolution.

New police station proposal headed back to voters in August

PECULIAR — In August, voters will face a question which they previously voted down: whether to approve a $4 million general obligation bond to build a new police station.
Sports
Pleasant Hill senior Aby Widhalm, center, finished sixth in the Class 4 high jump.

Pleasant Hill girls set five school records, finish sixth at state

JEFFERSON CITY — The Pleasant Hill girls track and field team nearly brought home a state trophy for the second year in a row.
Harrisonville junior Kayleigh Norris runs all alone during the 3,200-meter run Saturday at the Class 4 state track and field meet. Norris cruised to victory and the state championship in a time of 10:35.54.

Norris wins 3,200 state championship; earns two more state medals

JEFFERSON CITY — Kayleigh Norris closed out her junior season with a bang Saturday at the Class 4 state track and field season.
Pleasant Hill junior Brooke Beck, center, smiles while showing off her 400-meter dash gold medal Saturday. Beck won the Class 4 state title in the 400 dash for the second-straight year.

Pleasant Hill's Beck repeats as 400 state champ

JEFFERSON CITY — Moments after Brooke Beck won her second-straight 400-meter dash state title, she had a brief moment of deja vu.
Archie junior Mollie Andrews celebrates clearing 12 feet, 0.75 inches, breaking the Class 2 state track and field meet record.

Andrews wins state championship, breaks Class 2 state meet record

JEFFERSON CITY — Mollie Andrews didn’t have the state track and field meet she wanted after a pair of top-three finishes in the hurdles last year, but she ended her season with a state record and championship.
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Robert Eugene Stein
Robert Eugene Stein  January 12, 1943 – May 22, 2024 
Lynn “Roger” Miller
Lynn “Roger” Miller August 16, 1943 – May 29, 2024
Carole Beth (Barnes) Carey
Carole Beth (Barnes) Carey September 14, 1938 – May 31, 2024
George W. Sargent II
George W. Sargent II October 10, 1955 – May 20, 2024
Nettie Lucille “Ole Nannie” (Walker) Vesser
Nettie Lucille “Ole Nannie” (Walker) Vesser August 20, 1926 – May 16, 2024
Opinion

Gillispie: Battling competitiveness with being in shape

As I prepare to turn another year older this week, I keep battling how to keep myself youthful. Or at least attempt to do so. Or at least attempt to feel youthful at times, especially physically.

Minich: Meaningless rewards for meaningless knowledge

If you were playing “Jeopardy” would you know the answer to the following question: “Ina Garten’s show was called this, also an Ava Gardner title role?” I sure didn’t and that really annoys me.

Minich: Yes, I must indeed be a nerd

I am not exactly sure where the line is between fandom and geekdom, but apparently, I have managed to cross it.

Minich: My week: birds, music and baseball

School is out, summer is on the horizon and I ponder the fact we are just seven months away from Christmas. While reflecting on that reality, some other assorted thoughts come to mind.
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