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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 digitalburg@ucmo.edu or muleskinner@ucmo.edu, or call 660-543-4050.

Local resident becomes student member of UCM governing board

Local resident becomes student member of UCM governing board

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A Warrensburg resident was sworn in Thursday as the student member of the University of Central Missouri board of governors. Mathew Martinez will serve on the board until Dec.…

Mules golf tied for third after first round of NCAA Super Regional

(ALLENDALE, Mich.) — The Mules golf team shot an opening round 294 and is 10-over par in a tie for third place at the NCAA Central/Midwest Super Regional at The…

William ‘Vernon’ Sexson

William ‘Vernon’ Sexson

William “Vernon” Sexson, 89, of Kingsville, Missouri, died Monday, May 2, at his daughter Geneva’s home in Kingsville. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Williams Funeral Chapel…

A strong season finale in the BlackBox

A strong season finale in the BlackBox

REVIEW By CLIFF ADAMS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A backyard birthday party led to a mental hospital. An auction house dissolved to Florence, Italy. Audiences were taken on a trip…

Donald Lee Williams

Donald Lee Williams

Donald Lee Williams, 84, of Warsaw, Missouri, formerly of Holden, Missouri, died Saturday, April 30, at his home. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Calvary Baptist Church…

Organization help students recover from addiction

By ANDREA LOPEZ Multimedia Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A new organization at the University of Central Missouri called Recovery Central aims to help those who are in, seeking or contemplating recovery from…

Faces of UCM: Albaraa Alshehri

Faces of UCM: Albaraa Alshehri

By BETHANY SHERROW Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Albaraa Alshehri thinks people should always be prepared for the worst, although he knows they usually are not. That’s why he’s dedicating his…

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that “smart guns” would have to meet…

Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital

by ROBERT BURNS                                                                                                                                                                           Associated Press National Security Writer (WASHINGTON, AP) — A top U.S. general says the gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because…

FBI: ‘Argument can be made’ fake AP story broke rules

by RAPHAEL SATTER                                                                                                                                                                     Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — FBI officials say there’s no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask…

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