Category: Features

WHS honors member of Tuskegee Airmen

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Students, teachers, airmen and others packed the Warrensburg High School gymnasium Friday to honor a special guest during a Veterans Day ceremony. James Shipley, of Tipton, Mo., a World War II veteran and original member of the Tuskegee Airmen, was honored during a flag-presentation ceremony. Shipley was a crew chief with… Read more »

New Zealander to speak at Veterans Day event

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A military officer from New Zealand will be the keynote speaker for Sunday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. Maj. Terry McDonald serves with the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers. He’s currently attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at… Read more »

KC’s Union Station seeks tax credits

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Officials with Kansas City’s Union Station are seeking $5 million in state tax credits for improvements at the historic depot. The Kansas City Star reports ( ) that Union Station officials on Wednesday unveiled the station’s plans, which include improving Science City. Union Station Chief Executive George Guastello and lawyer… Read more »

Heiss, Pearce celebrate victory Tuesday

Editor’s Note: The lead contains a clarification from the previous version, which incorrectly stated the sheriff was the first person in the county to win a fifth term. By ANDY LYONS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Chuck Heiss became the first sheriff in Johnson County to win a fifth term Tuesday, and State Sen. David Pearce… Read more »

What does Tuesday, Nov. 6 mean to you?

By JAMES PATTEN (WARRENSBURG, MO., digitalBURG) – Following journalistic tradition, a group of University of Central Missouri media scholars, led by Dr. Carol Atkinson and Matt Bird-Meyer, Muleskinner adviser, went about the community to record the answer to a single question, “What does Tuesday, Nov. 6 mean to you?” The answers, some solemn, others funny,… Read more »

WHY IT MATTERS: Infrastructure

By JASON KEYSER The issue: From bridges to broadband, America’s infrastructure is supposed to be speeding along commerce, delivering us to work and piping energy and water into our homes and businesses. But just repairing all the breakdowns and potholes would cost tens of billions more than we’re currently spending each year. Experts warn the… Read more »

Some scenarios for Election Day headaches

By JOSH LEDERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Mitt Romney would love an election like 1980, when Republicans carried 44 of the 50 states. President Barack Obama would be delighted with a repeat of 2008, when he trounced Sen. John McCain with almost 100 electoral votes to spare. What both dread is a recap of 2000, when… Read more »

Downtown gets spooky for trick or treat

By NICOLE COOKE and NINA GARCIA (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Downtown Warrensburg was looking a little spooky Wednesday night as witches, superheroes, villains and monsters roamed the streets looking for a treat. Downtown businesses got into the spirit of Halloween and handed out candy to area kids during the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat. Some business owners… Read more »

UCM Gallery of Art and Design presents “Color Country”

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.,) – A study in color is the theme of a new exhibit featuring three professional artists scheduled to open Nov. 8 at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design. “Color Country,” an exhibit of paintings, drawings and other two-dimensional works of art by three artists is scheduled for Nov. 8… Read more »

Art and Design presents senior exhibitions

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM’s senior art and design students will present their senior exhibitions in the UCM Gallery of Art and Design Nov. 8-16 and Nov. 29-Dec. 7. The first group to display their work will be illustration and design students in the Department of Art and Design who are scheduled to receive degrees in… Read more »