Category: Features

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 »

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 »