Author: Leah Kemple

News Editor

‘Ole Burg: from then to now

Students live in Warrensburg during the school year while they’re trying to finish their degrees. Some stay for a couple of more years to go to grad school, and some even find jobs here and end up living in the ‘Burg for several years. But how well do they actually know the town of Warrensburg,… Read more »

Person shot in leg near Warrensburg school

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A shooting occurred around 9 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of East Market Street near Sterling Elementary School where a person was shot in the leg. Lt. Andrew Munsterman said a man was shot in the leg and a passerby called the instance into officials. Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart said the… Read more »

Court of Appeals returns to UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Missouri Court of Appeals will be convening at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Union Ballrooms at the University of Central Missouri. The court will hold a three-judge panel consisting of Chief Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer, Judge Gary D. Witt and Judge Edward R. Ardini Jr. The judges will hear… Read more »

Johnson County raises awareness for heart disease with Red Dress 5K

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The new Red Dress 5K will be Saturday, Oct. 7, in addition to the annual Johnson County Heart Walk. Locally sponsored by Arwood’s Furniture and Mattress, the event will begin at 7:30 a.m. after registration and check-in at 7 a.m. at the front lawn on the south side of the Western Missouri… Read more »

Students get a taste of journalism with new Rookie Reporters program

Warrensburg High School students are taking lead from local journalism professors during their spare time with the new Rookie Reporter program. Joe Moore, the program coordinator for digital media production, and Carol Hassler, past adviser of the Warrensburg student paper, have been working together to teach the rules of journalism to a group of students…. Read more »

To cut or not to cut: fate of philosophy program finalized

Another department suffers from the aftermath of the higher education budget cuts: Students and faculty of the Department of English and Philosophy are going to be saying goodbye to the philosophy degree. The philosophy program was suspended for the time being this May because it didn’t make its projected student goal of 10 graduating students… Read more »

School district looks to increase free, reduced meal applications

Applications are down for the free and reduced price meal program in the Warrensburg R-VI District. The problem is there are some 2,300 students who qualify. “Our free and reduced percentage actually keeps going down every year, so that’s not good for us funding-wise, programming-wise,” said Heather Wirsig, the district’s food services director. “I guess… Read more »