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MU freshman pioneers art-lettering business

By SIRRAH JOOF Columbia Missourian (COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — In high school, Karen Spears’ classmates would hand her their notebooks with this request: “Take it and do cool stuff to…

Entrepreneurship camp coming to UCM

By ALYSSA CLIFTON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The Blaine Whitworth Foundation and the University of Central Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center are working together to host an entrepreneurship…

Missouri virtual education case talks underway

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Teachers who sued when a Missouri virtual education program stopped operating only four months after it began are negotiating with the state and other authorities to…

Slideshow: Old Drum Day

Slideshow: Old Drum Day

Photos by Jerry Morris The Old Drum Day festival took place Saturday along Main Street and on the grounds of the Johnson County Historical Society.…

Police review security footage after student’s death

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – More than two dozen shotgun shells were found in the vehicle of the high school senior who took his life in a parking lot near Maguire and…

Old Drum Day festival opens today

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Old Drum Day festival begins today with a re-enactment of the historic man’s best friend trial, a dog show and an unveiling of the BurgDogs statues.…

Homeless Help: ‘We’re better when we work together’

Homeless Help: ‘We’re better when we work together’

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about community partners who are helping to assist local people in need. Story and photos by Taz Hall (WARRENSBURG,…

Graduate rekindles Pertle Springs history

Graduate rekindles Pertle Springs history

By SABRA HOEPPNER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A Warrensburg native and a recent graduate of the University of Central Missouri hosted a presentation of her documentary film, “Pertle Springs: The…

R-6 operating levy approved, bond issue fails

By ALYSSA CLIFTON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG)—The results of the two levy issues on Tuesday’s ballot were close but voters approved just one. The 88-cent increase to the R-6 School District’s…

Financing not reported for bond/levy opposition

By KEVIN LYON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Voting begins today on a Warrensburg bond and levy issues to raise millions of dollars for the R-6 School District. While the group…