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Suicide awareness group hosts annual community walk

By KAITLIN BROTHERS Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — April Roller’s husband Jeremy died by suicide three years ago. “When Jeremy died, I told people that he was sick and we didn’t know,”…

Kansas orchard awaits word of possible world record peach

(BUCYRUS, Kan., AP) — It could be months before an eastern Kansas business finds out if one of its peaches has broken a world record. KSHB-TV (http://bit.ly/2cbcDqA ) reports a…

Missouri audit: Less state help hurts college affordability

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Students at Missouri’s public colleges and universities are shouldering more of the cost of education because of a decrease in state…

Sedalia Shriners, helping children one burger at a time

Sedalia Shriners, helping children one burger at a time

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (SEDALIA, Mo., digitalBURG) — Every year, situated across from the Budweiser Stage, nestled between stands selling corn dogs and root beer floats, is the Missouri State…

UCM center for multiculturalism and inclusion to open

By TARA NAPOLEONE-CLIFFORD Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The start of the fall semester at UCM is always an exciting time of the year. Students, faculty, staff and community…

Stopping sexual violence and harassment at UCM

By JESSICA FRASER Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — As universities like Stanford and Vanderbilt deal with their own skeletons of rape, harassment and sexual abuse, UCM officials are looking for ways…

Chuck Ambrose, on the road to recovery

By DENISE ELAM Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Hunkered down under the shade of a tree, President Chuck Ambrose knew he was in trouble. “I’ve always had this deal that…

Racers squeal to the finish line at the State Fair

Racers squeal to the finish line at the State Fair

By LEAH WANKUM For the Muleskinner (SEDALIA, Mo., digitalBURG) — It was over in less than 15 seconds, but Bill Spamball won by the hair on his chinny chin chin. Cheered on…

State Fair midway draws crowds

State Fair midway draws crowds

By CASSIE SLANA Senior Writer (SEDALIA, Mo., digitalBURG) — The carnival midway is a popular attraction for the Missouri State Fair. “We’ve got some great rides out here, and it seems to…

Nixon thanks supporters at ham breakfast

Nixon thanks supporters at ham breakfast

By MATT BIRD-MEYER Faculty Adviser (SEDALIA, Mo., digitalBURG) — In a short, 10-minute address, Gov. Jay Nixon used his final appearance at the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast Thursday to…