Category: News

Drought could produce good wine in Midwest

Story by JIM SUHR, Associated Press (HERMANN, Mo.) — Most of the grapes in Glenn Warnebold’s vineyard in Missouri’s picturesque wine country are about two-thirds of their usual size. Others have been reduced to raisins by the drought that burned up many crops across the Midwest this summer. Yet Warnebold figures it could be a… Read more »

Corps: Low Miss. River levels to persist into fall

Story by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press Photo courtesy of Google Images (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Low water levels that are restricting shipping traffic, forcing harbor closures and causing barges to run aground on the economically vital Mississippi River are expected to continue into October, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, more than 100… Read more »

Preliminary figures show UCM poised for second record fall enrollment

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Based on preliminary data released this week, the University of Central Missouri is poised to set an enrollment record for the second consecutive year. Although exact data for the fall 2012 semester will not be available until the Sept. 18 census date, Rick Sluder, vice provost for enrollment management, said data available … Read more »

Mo. congressman renews vow to stay in Senate race

Story by Jim Salter, Associated Press Photo courtesy of Google Images   (ST. LOUIS) — A defiant Rep. Todd Akin dismissed pleas from top Republicans to abandon his besieged Senate campaign Tuesday, saying party leaders including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney were overreacting to his comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of… Read more »

6 injured in 2 race crashes at Mo. State Fair

Story by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press Photo by Kurt Rodewald, digitalBURG (COLUMBIA, Mo.) — Five spectators were injured at the Missouri State Fair on Sunday night when an off-duty officer lost control of a modified police car in a charity race. It was one of two crashes in an hour on the fair’s final night…. Read more »

“Learning to A Greater Degree” Key to UCM’s New Strategic Position

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – From the day he arrived on campus, University of Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose challenged campus members to “clearly define who we are and what we want to be” as an institution. After a series of comprehensive stages involving research, planning and development, the president unveiled a Strategic Positioning Platform that defines… Read more »

Building Community Through Education initiative looking for volunteers

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)—Building Community Through Education, the collaborative effort between Johnson County Habitat for Humanity, University of Central Missouri, and Warrensburg R-VI School District, will feature a building “Blitz Day” from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at 628 West Gay Street in Warrensburg. Blitz Day is an opportunity for the community residents and students… Read more »

City identifies sewer billing errors

The city of Warrensburg recently sent out its first wave of bills and some errors made their way into the bills, according to a news release. Three types of errors have been identified: Improper averaging: The old and new service vendors are working together to determine the root error. It is possible that previously established… Read more »

Foley, UM Press series editors resign

By JANESE SILVEY Columbia Daily Tribune The general editor of the Missouri Biography Series—a collection of 30-some biographies of notable Missourians—is calling it quits. Bill Foley, a professor emeritus of history from the University of Central Missouri, wrote UM President Tim Wolfe his resignation letter today. It’s a position he’s held since the series began… Read more »

State Fair food drive tops last year’s collection

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair collected nearly six tons of canned food, which is distributed to those in need. Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced that this collection topped last year’s total by more than 2 1/2 tons. “Contributing to the increase is the Ford Super Duty F-250 Canstruction exhibit built with… Read more »