Category: Features

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 »

Chilhowee Fine Arts show awards announced

(CHILHOWEE, Mo.) — Award winners were recently announced following the annual Chilhowee Fall Fair Fine Arts competition Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The show was dedicated to the memory of Elly Holloway and was under the direction of chairpersons Leah Daugherty, Debbie Wilson and Laurie Daugherty. Professional Art: Best of Show, Rebecca Limback, “Fall Weeds.” Merit Awards: … Read more »

Actor Crowe gets lift after getting lost kayaking

By COLLEEN LONG — NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking in the waters off New York’s Long Island and was picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard boat and ferried to a harbor, officials said Sunday. The 48-year-old actor was kayaking with a friend and launched from Cold Spring… Read more »

Museum exhibit features history of athletics

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Visitors to the Arthur F. McClure Archives and University Museum can catch a glimpse of athletic history at the university with a new exhibit titled, The Legacy of UCM Athletics. Taken from collections of the archives and museum, the exhibit will be on display through UCM’s homecoming celebration, planned for Oct. 15…. Read more »

Bass Pro Tracker Marine expanding in Lebanon

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — A company that manufactures boats and pontoons is expanding and adding jobs at two facilities in Lebanon. Bass Pro Tracker Marine announced Wednesday that it will invest $15 million to expand the facilities and add 76 new jobs in the next five years. The two plants in Lebanon employ more than… Read more »

Cafe Blackadder goes solar

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Sandy Irle, owner of the Café Blackadder building downtown, did not wait to take advantage of the three new city ordinances that allow the use of alternative energy systems in Warrensburg. She purchased four 240-watt solar panels from Mike Shaw of CMO Solar, and the power-generating panels are… Read more »

American writers highlight new season

(Warrensburg, Mo.) – American playwrights are the focus of the 2012-2013 production season at the UCM Department of Theatre and Dance. The season’s theme is “Vibrant American Voices” and features a musical, a comedy, a thriller and a classic – all written by American playwrights. The schedule also features an Americana-inspired dance concert. Season tickets are $50… Read more »

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 »