Winter storm blasts KC area

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) – The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation’s midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. At least three deaths were blamed on the blizzard, and gusting winds blew drifts more than 2 feet high… Read more »

Update regarding Emergency Snow Ordinance

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)- The City of Warrensburg remains in Phase I of the Emergency Snow Ordinance. Crews continue working to open routes and facilitate emergency services in spite of the rapidly deteriorating conditions. It is estimated that 10 inches of snow fell overnight with the possibility of another 12 inches throughout the day. Warrensburg is experiencing… Read more »

Second annual “Old Drum Day” approaches

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Warrensburg will host its annual “Old Drum Day” festival April 13 at the grounds of the historic Johnson County courthouse. The 2013 “‘BurgDogs” will be revealed. There will be a live auction of the “foster” dogs as a fundraiser in support of the Old Drum Day festival. The dog named Doger was… Read more »

Mateo qualifies for NCAA-II Wrestling Championships

(ASHLAND, Ohio) – Eric Mateo highlighted three Mules place-finishers at the NCAA Division Two Super Region II Tournament in Kates Gymnasium on the Ashland University Campus Sunday afternoon. Mateo finished third at 141 pounds to qualify for the NCAA-II Wrestling Championships in Birmingham, Ala. March 8-9. Nick Viterisi posted a fifth place finish at 149… Read more »

Mules track & field wins MIAA Championship

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – With five All-MIAA performances and five individual conference champions, the Central Missouri Mules track & field team claimed the 2013 MIAA Indoor Track & Field Championship. The Mules edged out Pittsburg State for the team title, collecting 122.5 points compared to the Gorillas’ 106.5. The Jennies finished third in team standings, collecting… Read more »

Have something to confess? An online social experiment draws outrageous, raunchy and humorous stories from students and alumni

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor— A new Facebook page, created by UCM students and alumni, is both a form of dramatic entertainment and a way for users to anonymously blow off steam. The UCM Confessions page launched Sunday and already has nearly 3,000 “likes.”  The page takes submissions anonymously from a tumblr.com account with… Read more »