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The Daily Star-Journal
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) News-Press & Gazette Company
Editor Jack Miles
Founded 1865 (Warrensburg Journal)
1883 (Johnson County Star)
Headquarters 135 E. Market Street, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093  United States
Website dailystarjournal.com

The Daily Star-Journal is the number one daily newspaper in Johnson County, Missouri published by the News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG).


The paper traces its history to the Warrensburg Journal which began publishing April 17, 1865 by James Douglas Eads—seven days after the end of the American Civil War and two days after the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Warrensburg, population of 1,000 at the time, did not have a newspaper.[1] Prior to the war Eads, a church pastor, had published the Warrensburg Signal. In addition to his pastor and newspaper interests he was also a physician and ran a hotel.[2][3]

On October 6, 1876, it became the Journal-Democrat after merging with the Warrensburg Democrat which had started in 1871.[1] In 1907, Wallace Crossley became the publisher. On February 6, 1913 it became the Star-Journal after merging with the Johnson County Star founded in 1883 by J.M. Coe.[1][4] William and Avis Tucker bought the paper in 1947. William Tucker died in 1966 and Avis owned the paper until 2007 when it was sold to NPG.[1] At one point it owned radio station KOKO (AM).

Among its reporters was Bill Dedman who won a 1989 Pulitzer Prize.[5] Thomas Benton Hollyman was a photographer. James C. Kirkpatrick started his reporting career at the paper.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Star-Journal offers colorful history of community involvement - Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal - Warrensburg, MO". Dailystarjournal.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  2. ^ "James D. Eads". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  3. ^ Warrensburg, Missouri - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  4. ^ Missouri the center state: 1821-1915 - Google Books. Books.google.com. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  5. ^ Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners - Google Books. Books.google.com. 1958-10-12. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  6. ^ Congress (U.S.) (2003). Congressional Record, V. 144, Pt. 1, January 27, 1998 to February 13, 1998. U.S. Government Printing Office. ISBN 9780160679773. 

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Fri, 22 May 2015 12:30:00 -0700

TO START the Memorial Day Weekend, Reagan Posch, 3, Warrensburg, plants a flag beside a grave. Volunteers, many representing Whiteman Air Force Base, plant flags on veterans' graves at Sunset Hill Cemetery on Friday. More photos, Page 11.
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Fri, 22 May 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Warrensburg – The Love What's Local campaign is generating interest in the community, Johnson County Economic Coordinating Board members said Thursday. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need ...

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Fri, 22 May 2015 14:29:53 -0700

BASED ON INFORMATION provided by the Rural Missouri Major Case Squad, double-homicide suspect James Barton Horn Jr., Sedalia, is believed to have changed is appearance. He is known to have had a mustache, but now is said to have a goatee.
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Fri, 22 May 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Knob Noster – Three Military Airport Zoning Commission members and a Variance Committee member resigned, citing lack of support from the Johnson County Commission in applying the zoning ordinance adopted March 16.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:23:54 -0700

A TACTICAL team from the Missouri Highway Patrol is armed and ready to enter the residence, but draws back early Thursday afternoon. The team several times orders murder suspect James Barton Horn Jr., 47, Sedalia, out of the house, but they hear no ...

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Fri, 22 May 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Let us talk about answering hypothetical questions, gotcha-type questions and no questions at all. That is, let us talk about Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this article in its ...

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Wed, 20 May 2015 04:03:45 -0700

REP. Dean Dohrman co-sponsors House Bill 1070 to create a military advocate for the state in 2016, provided Gov. Jay Nixon signs the bill, as anticipated. Last year, Dohrman comes off the House floor to say he feels good about his bill supporting the A ...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill last year due to a disagreement with a provision that seemed to benefit private schools. “Every child in Missouri deserves a quality public education, and that is why I am vetoing Senate Bill 493,” he stated last year ...

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