Category: Features

U.S. reps address looming defense cuts

By ANDY LYONS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Looming budget cuts that threaten the jobs of more than 30,000 Missouri military personnel and the impact of such cuts were the topic of a public forum hosted by two Congressional representatives Tuesday night. The cuts, due to take effect Jan. 2, 2013, are part of the Budget… Read more »

Poet to read at Pleiades Visiting Writers Series

  (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — A reading by poet Don Bogen, author of four poetry collections, is scheduled for 2 p.m. today in the Gallery of Art & Design. Bogen’s most recent collection is An Algebra, published by the University of Chicago Press, and a critical book on the poet Theodore Roethke. Bogen has received grants… Read more »

No injuries after shots fired in Warrensburg

By Andy Lyons (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Police responded to reports of a shooting Monday night in the 400 block of Jefferson Street. People who lived in the surrounding area confirmed there were shots fired. “I was cooking dinner when I heard a pop-pop-pop,” said Jenifer Western, a social work major at the University of… Read more »

Titanic exhibit at Union Station exceeds goal

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Titanic exhibit that coincided with the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated voyage drew nearly 123,000 people to Kansas City’s Union Station. The Kansas City Star ( reported that it wasn’t immediately known how much the exhibit netted. But the station’s chief financial officer, Jerry Baber, says the break-even point… Read more »

Remembering the historic Achauer home

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The historic Achauer house at the corner of South and Holden streets will become UCM’s alumni and events offices after remodeling this fall. The Victorian home at 314 S. Holden St. was a gift from the estate of the late Maurine Achauer, who was a generous and valued… Read more »

Panhellenic doors locked by request

By ANDY LYONS, Muleskinner News Editor – The doors to the public areas of Panhellenic Hall were locked around the clock after the murder of Blaine Whitworth. Panhellenic Hall is an all female dorm located on the west side of campus and houses seven sororities. The hall also has its own cafeteria and houses the… Read more »

UCM hosts 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Photos by ANDREW MATHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Emergency personnel, students, faculty, administrators, military officials and others gathered Tuesday for a remembrance ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony included a welcome from UCM President Charles Ambrose and keynote remarks from Larry Kay, executive director of the Missouri… Read more »

Independence sites waive fees on museum day

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Some tourist attractions in Independence will be waiving entrance fees for one day later his month. Independence officials say in a news release that five of the city’s attractions will be free on Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of National Museum Day. The event is coordinated by the Smithsonian museums in… Read more »

Mules down rival Northwest

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Mules jumped to a 24-7 first-half lead Saturday and held off No. 3 Northwest Missouri for a 31-21 upset win at Walton Stadium. The Mules went four for four on red zone chances as they rebounded from a 38-26 week one loss on the road at Missouri Western. Colter Smith went 28-44… Read more »

Community gathers to remember bar owner

Story by ROB CURRY (Assistant News Editor, Muleskinner) On September 1, just hours after the death of William “Blaine” Whitworth, Jessica Lewis and her roommate David VanderGeest, realized they would not be able to attend Whitworth’s funeral services in Garden City, Mo. Lewis, a UCM alumna, said she decided there should be some kind of… Read more »