Author: Leah Kemple

News Editor

National Disability Awareness Week is underway at the University of Central Missouri

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Office of Accessibility organized various events to honor National Disability Awareness Week at the University of Central Missouri. The week has consisted of a then and now presentation Monday, a panel discussion on disabilities Tuesday and a meet and greet with THRIVE students Wednesday. Disability awareness trivia will take place Thursday and… Read more »

Mizzou assistant professor speaks about the plague and Protestant Reformation at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Kristy Wilson-Bowers, assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, gave a lecture on the plague and the Protestant Reformation at the University of Central Missouri this Tuesday. Dan Crews, history professor at UCM, applied for the grant that made the lecture possible and organized the event along with Eric Tenbus, the… Read more »

‘Ole Burg: from then to now

Students live in Warrensburg during the school year while they’re trying to finish their degrees. Some stay for a couple of more years to go to grad school, and some even find jobs here and end up living in the ‘Burg for several years. But how well do they actually know the town of Warrensburg,… Read more »

Person shot in leg near Warrensburg school

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A shooting occurred around 9 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of East Market Street near Sterling Elementary School where a person was shot in the leg. Lt. Andrew Munsterman said a man was shot in the leg and a passerby called the instance into officials. Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart said the… Read more »

Court of Appeals returns to UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Missouri Court of Appeals will be convening at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Union Ballrooms at the University of Central Missouri. The court will hold a three-judge panel consisting of Chief Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer, Judge Gary D. Witt and Judge Edward R. Ardini Jr. The judges will hear… Read more »

Johnson County raises awareness for heart disease with Red Dress 5K

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The new Red Dress 5K will be Saturday, Oct. 7, in addition to the annual Johnson County Heart Walk. Locally sponsored by Arwood’s Furniture and Mattress, the event will begin at 7:30 a.m. after registration and check-in at 7 a.m. at the front lawn on the south side of the Western Missouri… Read more »

Students get a taste of journalism with new Rookie Reporters program

Warrensburg High School students are taking lead from local journalism professors during their spare time with the new Rookie Reporter program. Joe Moore, the program coordinator for digital media production, and Carol Hassler, past adviser of the Warrensburg student paper, have been working together to teach the rules of journalism to a group of students…. Read more »