Missouri News

Missouri Supreme Court upholds would-be gunman’s conviction

By ADAM ATON Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a southwest Missouri man who told police he had…

Fire officials: Woman dies after Raytown apartment fire

(RAYTOWN, Mo., AP) — A woman has died of her injuries from an early morning fire in a Kansas City apartment that killed her 4-year-old grandson. The Raytown Fire…

Respiratory health study to be done near St. Louis landfill

(BRIDGETON, Mo., AP) — St. Louis County Health Department says workers will conduct a health survey of respiratory ailments near the Bridgeton Landfill, where an underground fire has been…

Obituaries

Jon Peterson

Jon Peterson

Jon P. Peterson, 77, of Knob Noster, Missouri, died Sunday, Feb. 7 at his home. Cremation has been planned under the direction of Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home…

Alta Damron

Alta Damron

Alta Jean Damron, 92, of Warrensburg, died Monday, Feb. 8, at her home. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time Wednesday, Feb. 10,…

Randall Collins

Randall C. “Randy” Collins, 70, of Warrensburg, died Friday, Feb. 5, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until service…

C. Avery Brandt

C. Avery Brandt

C. Avery Brandt, 82, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at his home. He was born in Valley City, Missouri, on Aug. 29, 1933, the son…

Announcements

R-6 Foundation donates to playground project

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently donated $25,000 to help renovate the Ridge View Elementary School playground. Funds for the playground were raised through the Partners…

WMMC Auxiliary announces scholarship winners

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Western Missouri Medical Center Auxiliary Board recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to six students. Recipients are selected by the WMMC Auxiliary Scholarship Committee based…

Class reunion set for UCM laboratory high school

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — A reunion for students who attended the laboratory high school on the University of Central Missouri campus is planned for Friday and Saturday, June…

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Advocating safer sidewalks

Dear Editor, In 2014, the Warrensburg City Council unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the importance of safe pedestrian and walking infrastructures within the community.  The document concluded…

Letter to the editor: A response to part 1 of the gender-neutral restroom series

Dear Editor, I’d first off like to thank you for bringing up the issue of trans-inclusion on our campus. Many people don’t realize how privileged they are…

Letter to the editor: Green Dot coverage

Dear Editor, I am writing today to express my disappointment at the lack of coverage on Green Dot, UCM’s new violence prevention initiative, in this week’s issue…

High School Sports

Belton Pirates vs. Smith-Cotton Tigers

UCM Media Network High School Game of the Week between the Belton Pirates vs Smith-Cotton Tigers on Oct. 30.…

Warrensburg Tigers at Grandview Bulldogs

Warrensburg Tigers football broadcasts are produced and distributed in cooperation between the UCM Media Network and D&H Media.…

Opinion

Recent Missouri Editorials

The Associated Press St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Feb. 7 Missouri lawmakers’ modest proposal would treat poor as asphalt: The Missouri Legislature is considering taking money it saved by…

The best of unisex

The best of unisex

By SHELBY BILBRUCK Columnist Unisex clothing is nothing new, but it is something college students often overlook when shopping. This type of clothing is designed to look…

Does UCM hate women?

By STEVEN SPEARS News Editor At the beginning of the semester, I found myself thumbing through the 2015 edition of UCM’s Teaching Excellence Handbook published by the…

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