Missouri News

Downtown St. Louis to get more than 2,000 new streetlights

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Downtown St. Louis will be brighter and more colorful at night, with plans to transform 2,347 streetlights as part of a $4 million…

Man who frequently played Santa sentenced for sex abuse

(JACKSON, Mo., AP) — A southeast Missouri man who frequently played Santa Claus during the Christmas season has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually…

Small plane forced to land on suburban St. Louis roadway

(MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane made an emergency landing on a busy suburban St. Louis roadway. The…

Obituaries

John Shilt

John Shilt

John Phillip Shilt, 89, of Warrensburg, died Saturday, Aug. 20, at Country Club Care Center. John was born July 29, 1927 in Trenton, Mo, the son of Emery…

Jolene Harris

Jolene Harris

Jolene M. (Hancock) Harris, 83, of Wichita, Kansas died Saturday, Aug. 20, at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.…

James Ripley

James Ripley

James W. Ripley, 92, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, (formerly of La Monte, Missouri), died quietly at 1:05 p.m., Aug. 18, at St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza,…

Ethel Wyre

Ethel M. Wyre, 89, of Warrensburg, died Sunday, Aug. 21, at Western Missouri Medical Center. Cremation is planned under the direction of Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home. A…

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

Freshman Tips

Freshman Tips

Welcome freshmen, Many of you moved to campus today to be part of the freshmen kickoff event. I don’t know how each of you are feeling, but…

Letter to your freshman self: Andrea Lopez

By ANDREA LOPEZ Multimedia Editor So you’ve moved 2,000 miles away from home, live in rural Missouri, know not a single soul and you’re 17 years old.…

Letter from the editor: ‘I’m sad to see me go’

Letter from the editor: ‘I’m sad to see me go’

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor This is the last issue of the Muleskinner for the semester. But to be completely honest, I still can’t believe it’s my…

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

A Call For Dialogue

By DELIA GILLIS Guest Columnist (Warrensburg, Mo., digitalBURG) — Fall is my favorite time of year with football and soccer games, falling leaves, bonfires and cooler temperatures.…

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…

People of all ages lured to Pokemon Go

By TAYLER DONALDSON (KANSAS CITY, Mo., digitalBURG) – The streets of the Crossroads District in Kansas City were crowded with people recent weekday afternoon. A dad looked intently…

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