Category: News

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 »

Ceramics exhibit opens season for UCM Gallery

WARRENSBURG, MO – The Ceramics Invitational Exhibit kicks off the 2012-2013 exhibit season at the Gallery of Art and Design at the University of Central Missouri Aug. 23-Sept 28. In the Main and Outer galleries, the international exhibit will feature the works of 20 contemporary ceramic artists who explore a range of conceptual themes, as… Read more »

110-year-old Pa. widow gets WWI benefits boost

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 110-year-old Pennsylvania widow is getting a benefits boost because of her husband’s World War I service. Family members say Alda Collins is now getting about $1,000 a month to assist with her stay at a nursing home near Ebensburg. She had been getting $36 a month. Her son tells the… Read more »

Missouri gas prices 7 cents cheaper than national average

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)—Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.60/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Missouri during the past… Read more »

2012 Missouri State Fair queen crowned

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Emily Wood of Palmyra was crowned the 2012 Missouri State Fair Queen Aug. 10, in a coronation service in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Wood will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the Missouri State Fair and agriculture throughout the coming year. Contestants vying for the crown were judged… Read more »