Category: Features

Pine Street fills for renovation celebration

By COURTNEY MUNS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Although the sky was gloomy, Pine Street filled with people Tuesday to celebrate the recent streetscape renovations. Kids ran around with cotton candy stained faces, playing games and enjoying the popcorn and excitement of the new surroundings. Many people also milled about wearing T-shirts in honor of Blaine… Read more »

Council supports the arts, contributes funds

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – In an effort to sustain the city’s growing appreciation of the arts, the City Council on Monday agreed to allocate $3,300 to the Warrensburg Arts Commission. Gary Grigsby, of the Arts Commission, offered the council some positive and negative news. He said the commission rejected all artwork submissions… Read more »

Nixon taps former lawmaker for Capitol board

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Democratic lawmaker has been appointed to a Missouri commission responsible for art displayed at the state Capitol. Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Harold Caskey, of Butler to the Missouri State Capitol Commission. Caskey served seven terms in the state Senate and was the chairman of the Civil… Read more »

Ex-congressman seeks to elevate the Ozarks

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (WEST PLAINS, Mo., AP) — Air Evac Lifeteam’s president, Seth Myers, helped grow the rural ambulance service from its modest roots 25 years ago into one of south-central Missouri’s largest employers, with 600 local workers and a presence in 15 states. But the demands of doing business in an isolated region… Read more »

Shuttle to sightsee around Calif. with flybys

ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer (LOS ANGELES) — Space shuttle Endeavour will spend its last flying day Friday not rocketing into space but doing what most tourists do when visiting California: Taking in the state Capitol, Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign. In what promises to be a crowd-rousing air show, Endeavour, strapped atop… Read more »

Preview set for Show Me Justice Film Festival

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The UCM Show Me Justice Film Festival is approaching and the public is invited to a sneak peak Wednesday at the eight feature films while also meeting one of the filmmakers. The preview event is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Old Drum Coffeehouse and Bakery, 211 N. Holden… Read more »

U.S. reps address looming defense cuts

By ANDY LYONS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Looming budget cuts that threaten the jobs of more than 30,000 Missouri military personnel and the impact of such cuts were the topic of a public forum hosted by two Congressional representatives Tuesday night. The cuts, due to take effect Jan. 2, 2013, are part of the Budget… Read more »

Poet to read at Pleiades Visiting Writers Series

  (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — A reading by poet Don Bogen, author of four poetry collections, is scheduled for 2 p.m. today in the Gallery of Art & Design. Bogen’s most recent collection is An Algebra, published by the University of Chicago Press, and a critical book on the poet Theodore Roethke. Bogen has received grants… Read more »

No injuries after shots fired in Warrensburg

By Andy Lyons (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Police responded to reports of a shooting Monday night in the 400 block of Jefferson Street. People who lived in the surrounding area confirmed there were shots fired. “I was cooking dinner when I heard a pop-pop-pop,” said Jenifer Western, a social work major at the University of… Read more »

Titanic exhibit at Union Station exceeds goal

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Titanic exhibit that coincided with the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated voyage drew nearly 123,000 people to Kansas City’s Union Station. The Kansas City Star ( reported that it wasn’t immediately known how much the exhibit netted. But the station’s chief financial officer, Jerry Baber, says the break-even point… Read more »