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Faces of UCM: Lindsay Birke

Faces of UCM: Lindsay Birke

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — If you knew Lindsay Birke before her junior year of high school, you knew a different girl. Birke said her entire…

Poke-demic

Poke-demic

By DENISE ELAM Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — “What team are you on?” Mickie Erisman, a UCM alumna, asked me as I walked with phone in hand toward the…

Car hits protester in Ferguson, shots ring out

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Gunshots rang out but hit no one after a car struck a protester during a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri, on…

Ventilation upgrades delay Chick-fil-A reopening

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Fans of Chick-fil-A will have to wait a few extra months before they can enjoy one of its chicken sandwiches. The UCM Board…

Union Cemetery in Kansas City is listed in historic register

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A cemetery where some of Kansas City’s most well-known founders are buried is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Union Cemetery was…

He’s a skydiver working with a net, but no parachute

By JOHN ROGERS (SIMI VALLEY, Calif., AP) — He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for “Ironman 3.”…

Republicans debate 1 more time before Tuesday election

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Republican candidates for Missouri governor are debating Wednesday for the last time before next Tuesday’s primary. Businessman John Brunner, former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens,…

State Fair equine competitions begin Thursday

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Missouri State Fair competitions are scheduled to begin Thursday, starting with the 4-H and FFA Horse Show, followed by the Society Horse Show Tuesday, Aug. 2. “These two shows are held…

Convention: Different reactions in booth and on floor

By DAVID BAUDER (ASSOCIATED PRESS) – CBS News’ Scott Pelley was succinct: “Bernie Sanders heals the breach.” That was his analysis after Sanders’ speech to the Democratic National Convention on Monday, after…

Dems’ opening night: Party stars, struggle to quiet disputes

By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS Associated Press (PHILADELPHIA, AP) — Former rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders urgently joined forces Monday to tamp down dissent among his supporters, as…