Category: Features

Homelessness: The person behind the label

By KRISTIN GALLAGHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) Part Five: A sensitive man Editor’s Note: This is the fifth story in a six-part series that offers a glimpse into the lives of the homeless in our community.   “They don’t give hugs in the Army,” Teddy Bear said as he shook his head and smiled a bit…. Read more »

Homelessness: The person behind the label

By KRISTIN GALLAGHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) Part Four: The man in the jacket Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a six-part series that offers a glimpse into the lives of the homeless in our community.   His long duster jacket drags the ground as he moves from one ashtray to the next, looking… Read more »

Homelessness: The person behind the label

By KRISTIN GALLAGHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG)  Part Three: Jon Wetzel – Growing up Editor’s Note: This is the third story in a six-part series that offers a glimpse into the lives of the homeless in our community.   Jon Wetzel spent four years of his life homeless in Warrensburg. Moving from place to place, Jon… Read more »

Homelessness: The person behind the label

By KRISTIN GALLAGHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) Part Two: Jon Wetzel – No longer homeless Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a six-part series that offers a glimpse into the lives of the homeless in our community.   It’s Friday night and Jon grabs his coat to head downtown. Cigarettes in hand, he leaves… Read more »

Homelessness: The person behind the label

By KRISTIN GALLAGHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) –  Part 1: A community effort  Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a six-part series that offers a glimpse into the lives of the homeless in our community.   All too often, the issue of homelessness is ignored within communities. But the fact that there are people… Read more »

Holiday train making its way to Kansas City

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A train bringing holiday cheer is winding up its journey through the South and Midwest. The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train began its trip Nov. 23 in Texas. It’s already made stops in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Final stops were scheduled this week in Joplin, Mo., on Tuesday;… Read more »

Students take charge in sports broadcasting

By JASON STRICKLAND (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – “Ready two, take two.” “Tilt up, two.” “Ready commercial, take commercial.” These are just a few of the phrases people will hear from the UCM Media Network crew during a UCM sporting event. The director calls the shots. The technical director controls the switcher to change the camera… Read more »

Freedom Scholarship speaker announced

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The keynote speaker for UCM’s annual Freedom Scholarship dinner is the nation’s first elected black governor – L. Douglas Wilder. Wilder will speak during the annual dinner, which is a fundraiser for the University of Central Missouri Freedom Scholarships program. The dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, and highlights… Read more »

Disney senior designer honored by UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A former Warrensburg resident and UCM alumna who fulfilled a childhood dream by working for Disney will receive the university’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award during 2012 fall commencement exercises. Tiffany (Meador) Lindley, a senior designer for Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Digital Media Team, will be honored during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday,… Read more »

UCM introduces remote aircraft program

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor— A recent agreement signed by UCM President Charles Ambrose and Brig. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, presents a unique opportunity to both students and airmen. The agreement allows UCM to offer academic aviation programs at Whiteman beginning in January 2013 at… Read more »