Category: Features

KMOS renovates with grant from USDA

  Story by Mitchell Brown, for The Muleskinner— The initials USDA, meaning United States Department of Agriculture, are often associated with Hereford beef on supermarket shelves and family farms, but through the USDA, KMOS-TV, UCM’s public broadcasting station, has been awarded a grant totaling $269,069. The funds from the grant are to be used to continue… Read more »

Missouri youth museum wins national medal

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Ten libraries and museums across the country are being honored at the White House for contributions they have made to their communities. They will receive the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service on Wednesday. The 10 honorees range from school libraries and children’s museums to a park conservancy. This year’s… Read more »

Tonic Sōl-Fa headlines UCM holiday concert

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The a cappella group Tonic Sōl-Fa takes to the Hendricks Hall stage for the University of Central Missouri’s Performing Arts Series Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. As a special added feature for the holiday concert, the Warrensburg High School Chorus will join Tonic Sōl-Fa on stage for a special… Read more »

KC-area women to start female American Legion post

By SANGEETA SHASTRY, The Kansas City Star (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — In a corner of American Legion Post 21’s bustling hall, women slowly began filling up a table at the back of a dining area set aside for taco night. The table echoed with questions: “When were you in?” and “What branch?” The women… Read more »

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 »