Category: Features

Voter registration deadline is approaching

By SEAN McCARRELL (WARRENSBURG, MO., digitalBURG) – Election Day, Nov. 6, is less than five weeks away, and voters have less than one week to register. Johnson County Clerk Diane Thompson is trying to get the word out that anyone living in the Johnson County area, including University of Central Missouri students, can register to… Read more »

Local historian contributes Blind Boone chapter

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A local historian spent hours scouring libraries across the Midwest for any mention of the famed ragtime pianist, John William “Blind” Boone, culminating in the final chapter of a recently published book. Mike Shaw spoke Sunday to members of the Johnson County Historical Society about the process of… Read more »

Skyhaven hosts Sport Aviation Classic Oct. 4-7

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – There’s plenty of action happening at the UCM airport this weekend, from free airplane rides to a visit by the president of the Tuskegee Airmen association. The University of Central Missouri Department of Aviation and Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport is partnering with Renegade Light Sport of Lee’s Summit to host the… Read more »

Parents pack the theater for student talent show

By ANDREW MATHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – It’s that time of year when parents overrun the UCM campus for Family Weekend. And one of the most anticipated events of the weekend was the annual Family Weekend Talent Show on Saturday. The talent show featured UCM students performing on stage inside a packed Hendricks Hall. UCM… Read more »

UCM theater season kicks off Oct. 3

Story by Mitchell Brown, for the Muleskinner — The UCM theater department is getting ready to unveil its 2012-2013 season, with the theme of “Vibrant American Voices.” Richard Herman, department chair, said the plays for this season were all written by American playwrights. Kicking off the season will be the Tony Award winning musical “The Drowsy… Read more »

Works in Wood artist featured at Old Drum Co.

“Works in Wood” by award-winning artist, Jerry Miller is scheduled for showing at the Old Drum Gallery & Trading Co. from Oct. 2-27. Miller’s works are in many private and corporate collections throughout the region and he has exhibited his work in numerous states throughout his career, according to a news release. Old Drum Gallery… Read more »

Pine Street fills for renovation celebration

By COURTNEY MUNS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Although the sky was gloomy, Pine Street filled with people Tuesday to celebrate the recent streetscape renovations. Kids ran around with cotton candy stained faces, playing games and enjoying the popcorn and excitement of the new surroundings. Many people also milled about wearing T-shirts in honor of Blaine… Read more »

Council supports the arts, contributes funds

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – In an effort to sustain the city’s growing appreciation of the arts, the City Council on Monday agreed to allocate $3,300 to the Warrensburg Arts Commission. Gary Grigsby, of the Arts Commission, offered the council some positive and negative news. He said the commission rejected all artwork submissions… Read more »

Nixon taps former lawmaker for Capitol board

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Democratic lawmaker has been appointed to a Missouri commission responsible for art displayed at the state Capitol. Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Harold Caskey, of Butler to the Missouri State Capitol Commission. Caskey served seven terms in the state Senate and was the chairman of the Civil… Read more »

Ex-congressman seeks to elevate the Ozarks

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (WEST PLAINS, Mo., AP) — Air Evac Lifeteam’s president, Seth Myers, helped grow the rural ambulance service from its modest roots 25 years ago into one of south-central Missouri’s largest employers, with 600 local workers and a presence in 15 states. But the demands of doing business in an isolated region… Read more »