Mateo eliminated from NCAA-II Wrestling Championships

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Mules wrestler Eric Mateo saw his season come to an end after going 0-2 in the NCAA-II Championships Friday, March 8 in Birmingham. Mateo faced Indianapolis’ Justin Kieffer in the opening round of the 141 pound NCAA-II Championships and was pinned 1:18 into the match to drop him into the consolation bracket… Read more »

Mules weekend series at Northwest Missouri canceled

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The baseball series between fifth-ranked Central Missouri and Northwest Missouri scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions in Maryville. The series was scheduled to start on Saturday with a doubleheader and conclude with a single game on Sunday at Bearcat Field. The Mules are back in action… Read more »

Tax credits

Dear Editor, Policymakers have used economic development tax credits to gamble with taxpayer money for years, but the results have been disappointing. Missouri continues to fall behind our neighbors, and today we are in the basement in economic growth and job growth compared to the rest of the country. Tax credits are real money that… Read more »

UCM’s new seismograph detects earthquake

By ANNA JONES (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – In the early morning hours of Feb. 14, a series of tremors were detected by a small, bright-green device on the bottom floor of the University of Central Missouri’s W. C. Morris Building. The device is a new seismograph, recently acquired by UCM’s Department of Biology and Earth… Read more »

OSHA proposes $7,000 fine in Mo. AT&T worker death

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) – Federal regulators have proposed a fine against AT&T for not adequately protecting its employees after a long-time technician was killed while on a service call last fall. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week proposed a $7,000 fine in relation to the Sept. 19 slaying of… Read more »

Some US communities seek to require gun ownership

By GLENN ADAMS (AUGUSTA, Maine, AP) – A town of 140 people in western Maine is considering an ordinance making gun ownership mandatory, the latest of a handful of communities nationwide to pass or consider such a rule even though the measures are widely considered unenforceable. All three members of the Board of Selectmen in… Read more »

UCM captures seven Higher Education marketing awards

Competing against some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation, the University of Central Missouri captured seven honors, including a Gold, three Silvers and a Bronze, in the nation’s largest educational advertising awards program. Award results for the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report, were announced… Read more »