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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.

UCM aviation, GoJet sign new partnership

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)- The University of Central Missouri and GoJet Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday on a professional pilot program. Under the terms of the agreement between GoJet and…

Blackbox Theatre opens Sept. 12 at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Blackbox Theatre is back in action, opening the season with three one-act plays directed, designed and performed by University of Central Missouri students. The one-acts performed…

Frankie Eugene Gillotti

Frankie Eugene Gillotti, 66, of Holden, Missouri, died Thursday, Aug. 28, at home. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Forward Community Church in Holden…

Cathleen Marie Simpkins

Cathleen Marie Simpkins, 73, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, Aug. 30, at Ridgecrest Nursing Center in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Sweeney-Phillips &…

Virginia Yinger

Virginia Yinger, 98, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren…

UCM airplane makes emergency landing

By LEAH WANKUM (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A UCM student pilot and his instructor made a safe emergency landing Friday morning at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport. The emergency landing…

Lawsuit filed by Kansas City district dismissed

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a racketeering and defamation suit filed by a Kansas City entertainment district against a law firm and two attorneys. Cordish…

2nd cop loses job over Ferguson protest threats

(GLENDALE, Mo., AP) — Another St. Louis area police officer is out of a job over threats to Ferguson shooting protesters found online. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1zS9Va0) reports that Glendale…

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

By CAROLYN THOMPSON (BUFFALO, N.Y. AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try…

Midwest Missouri Gridiron Report

The Midwest Missouri Gridiron Report is a production of the UCM Intro to Sports Broadcasting class in cooperation with high school students at Sacred Heart and Smith-Cotton in Sedalia, Knob…

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