Category: Features

Gala to open London’s Paralympics

LONDON (AP) — Who better to help welcome the Paralympics than a scientist who has shown the world that physical limitations do not limit human potential? “Enlightenment” is the theme, physicist Stephen Hawking the guide and Olympic Stadium the venue Wednesday night as London welcomes 4,200 athletes from 166 nations and territories to the 2012… Read more »

Annual festival announces eight feature films

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) -– Eight feature films will lead a program of international works that will be presented at the Show Me Justice Film Festival, planned for Oct. 17-20 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. “A team of area residents, and university faculty and staff have combed through hundreds of films that were… Read more »

Pine Street work affects businesses, residents

As the summer comes to a close, it marks the beginning of school for many young residents. For the business owners and residents of Pine Street, it marks the countdown for the end of months of construction. Pine Street has been a work zone since UCM students left for summer break in the beginning of… Read more »

Photo Gallery: State Fair begins to wrap up events

Photos by Kurt Rodewald, digitalBURG (SEDALIA, Mo.) – Larry The Cable Guy and Reno Collier performed in the Pepsi Grandstand last night at the Missouri State Fair, kicking off an outstanding line-up for the Fair’s final weekend. The day offered concession specials and friendly competitions, including a GIT-R-DONE Challenge–top 10 must-dos at the Fair, and… Read more »

UCM students have big impact on ‘Burg

Photo and story by Kristin Gallagher, digitalBURG (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – It’s a Friday night and the faint sound of music bumps from Molly’s bar at Pine and Holden streets. Steady conversations float down the street from groups of people on the patio of Fitter’s Pub. The lights in Sharkeez are off. Bodie’s walk-through food window… Read more »

Photo Gallery: Action at the Missouri State Fair

Photos by Kurt Rodewald digitalBURG SEDALIA, MO – Tuesday was Missouri farmers Care Food Drive day at the Missouri State Fair. Fairgoers were able to save up to half on gate admission with the donation of canned food. The State Fair runs through Aug. 19. Today is Thrifty Thursday with 
$4 gate admission all day… Read more »

Ceramics exhibit opens season for UCM Gallery

WARRENSBURG, MO – The Ceramics Invitational Exhibit kicks off the 2012-2013 exhibit season at the Gallery of Art and Design at the University of Central Missouri Aug. 23-Sept 28. In the Main and Outer galleries, the international exhibit will feature the works of 20 contemporary ceramic artists who explore a range of conceptual themes, as… Read more »

Warrensburg Arts Commission seeking 2-D design for downtown sidewalk

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)–The Warrensburg Arts Commission is seeking a two-dimensional design for a 10-foot diameter etched concrete circle that will be permanently installed in the sidewalk on Pine Street. A prize of $500 will be awarded to the artist whose design is chosen. To enter a design, visit the listing at www.callforentry.org. For more information, email… 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 »