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digitalBURG.com is the Warrensburg community news service of the Muleskinner, the student newspaper at the University of Central Missouri. Most of our reporters and photographers are volunteers. Some of the students are enrolled in journalism classes. Matt Bird-Meyer is the adviser for The Muleskinner and digitalBURG. His e-mail address is bird-meyer@ucmo.edu or call (660) 238-5591. digitalburg.com was founded by Warrensburg businessman and UCM graduate Ben Pierce, who employed mostly UCM journalism students. He closed it in the fall of 2005, and when asked if he would consider giving it to the Muleskinner, he did. We began publishing Sept. 24, 2006. Write us at editor@digitalburg.com, or call 660-543-4050.

Board decides to demolish Selmo Park

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Selmo Park, the longtime home to University of Central Missouri presidents, will be demolished. The UCM board of governors decided Thursday…

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped…

$90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million facility in Joplin. Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing opened the 415,000-square-foot plant Wednesday…

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology. The school announced in a news…

5 things to know about case against Texas’ Perry

By PAUL J. WEBER (AUSTIN, Texas, AP) — In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have…

Marvin M. “Red” Racy

Marvin M. “Red” Racy, 83, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Monday, July 28, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral services were Thursday, July 31, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren…

Faculty show opens exhibition season

Faculty show opens exhibition season

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Gallery of Art & Design at the University of Central Missouri opens its exhibition season with two faculty exhibitions. The annual Department of Art & Design…

John E. Fleener

John E. Fleener

John E. Fleener, 83, of Stark City, Missouri, died Aug. 19. The family will be receiving guests from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Williams funeral Chapel, 1400 S. Maguire…

Deloris Irene Johnson

Deloris Irene Johnson

Deloris Irene Johnson, 76, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, Aug. 16, at North Kansas City Hospital. There will be a vigil service 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21st at Williams Funeral…

School board eyes April 2015 ballot for bond issue

By ROB CURRY News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The Warrensburg R-6 Board of Education wants to take another shot at a bond issue to build and improve school facilities,…

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