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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…

St. Louis County early literacy campaign launches

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The St. Louis County Library system has launched a literacy campaign to get children to read 1,000 books before they start kindergarten. The campaign encourages parents…

Nelly to perform with St. Louis Symphony in hometown return

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Nelly will be performing back in his hometown of St. Louis next year, but the venue is unique. The rapper and the St. Louis Symphony announced…

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…