Author: Muleskinner Staff

Four MIAA schools ranked in AFCA preseason poll

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association had four teams named to the American Football Coaches Association preseason poll released Monday. The four MIAA schools are the most of any conference nationwide ahead of four conferences who had three teams ranked in the polls. The MIAA is the only conference with two teams… Read more »

Photo Gallery: Hog show, race at Missouri State Fair

Photos by KURT RODEWALD, Digitalburg (SEDALIA, Mo.)—Saturday was day three of the Missouri State Fair and included events such as the Sweeney Family Band Country Comedy Review, a hog show and the Hedrick’s Racing Pig Show. The theme of this year’s fair is “Celebrate Then and Wow.” The fair will continue through Sunday, Aug. 19. For more… Read more »

Missouri gas prices 7 cents cheaper than national average

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)—Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.60/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website MissouriGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Missouri during the past… Read more »

Vivian Grace Ensley, 85, of Holden, Mo., has died; funeral is Aug. 16

(HOLDEN, Mo.)—Vivian Grace Ensley, 85, of Holden, Mo.,  died Saturday, Aug. 11, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Vivian was born January 23, 1927 in Quincy, Calif., the daughter of Ernest Frederick and Grace Frances (Daugherty) Ensley.  Most of her life was lived in Holden. She graduated from Holden High School, attended Graceland… Read more »

2012 Missouri State Fair queen crowned

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Emily Wood of Palmyra was crowned the 2012 Missouri State Fair Queen Aug. 10, in a coronation service in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Wood will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the Missouri State Fair and agriculture throughout the coming year. Contestants vying for the crown were judged… Read more »

Kid’s Closet Connection offers pre-sale event for military families

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)–Kid’s Closet Connection will be having a “Military Thank You” sale Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Warrensburg Community Center, 445 E Gay St. It will be opening its doors to military families for a pre-sale event before the semi-annual public sale, which will run from Aug. 15-18. There will be more than 30,000 items of gently-used kids’ clothing,… Read more »

Photo Gallery: Air Force Tops in Blue

Photos by ANDREW MATHER, Digitalburg Tops in Blue, a musical group that performs around the globe as ambassadors for the United States Air Force, entertained a local audience when it took the stage Thursday, Aug. 9, in the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose Building. An  all active-duty U.S. Air Force special unit that was founded 59 years ago,… Read more »