UCM’s President’s Gala at Kauffman Center

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Students enrolled in the University of Central Missouri’s music programs will experience performing in one of the top music venues in the world, as they present the annual President’s Gala at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City . The gala concert traditionally marks… Read more »

Mortar explosion in Nev. kills 7 NC unit Marines

By SCOTT SONNER and TED BRIDIS (HAWTHORNE, Nev., AP) – A mortar shell explosion killed seven Marines and injured a half-dozen more during a training exercise in Nevada’s high desert, prompting the Pentagon to immediately halt the use of the weapon worldwide until an investigation can determine its safety, a military official said Tuesday. The… Read more »

District finalists plentiful for ‘Talking Panthers’

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Knob Noster High School’s “Talking Panthers” made their final competitive appearance for the season in early March, at the Missouri State High School Activities Association District 1 Speech Tournament at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Senior Katie Tobias made the finals in Poetry taking fifth place. Tobias’ district performances qualified her for… Read more »

Study shows impact of newsroom cutbacks

By DAVID BAUDER (NEW YORK, AP) – Years of newsroom cutbacks have had a demonstrable impact on the quality of digital, newspaper and television news and in how consumers view that work, a study released Monday found. Nearly one-third of consumers surveyed by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism said they have… Read more »

Mules doubleheader with Lincoln moved to Warrensburg

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Central Missouri’s baseball doubleheader against Lincoln, originally scheduled for Wednesday in Jefferson City, has been moved to Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and will now be played in Warrensburg due to an unplayable field at Lincoln. The doubleheader will start at 2:30 p.m. at Crane Stadium/Tompkins Field with a seven-inning game and will… Read more »