Category: Features

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 »

Ghouls, ghosts and gaffes on the police beat

By JASON STRICKLAND (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – There is a town where a man walked around with a bullet in his head, another was pronounced dead but walked just the same, another walked around with a gashed throat and ghost figures do nightly patrols. “You shot yourself,” said Sgt. Kirby Carroll. “Yeah,” the man replied… Read more »

ROTC wins Regional Ranger Challenge

The U.S. Army ROTC team from the University of Central Missouri won the Midwest Ranger Challenge Competition, which was Oct. 19-21 at Ft. Leonard Wood. A team of 14 cadets from UCM competed in the Ranger Challenge against 16 teams from nine schools across the Midwest within the 3rd Brigade Army ROTC, according to a… Read more »

Developing an on-air personality at The Bridge

By KATIE DOUGLAS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Leigh Oleszczak arrives at the radio station to prerecord her shift. She is petite, with shoulder-length brown hair and a deep voice that you wouldn’t expect. It’s a voice for radio. There is brown carpet covering the walls from floor to ceiling at 90.9 FM The Bridge. Framed… Read more »

New Yorkers try for normalcy as Sandy nears

By JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS (NEW YORK, AP) — Defiant New Yorkers jogged, pushed strollers and took snapshots of churning New York Harbor Monday, trying to salvage normal routines in a city with no trains, schools and an approaching mammoth storm. “The worst is still coming,” warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo as officials shut tunnels,… Read more »