Missouri News

Missouri audit: less state help hurt college affordability

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri audit says less money from the state has meant students and families are shouldering more costs for public higher education.…

Father sent to prison for endangerment in child death case

(CARTHAGE, Mo., AP) — A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for failing to prevent the deadly abuse of his 2-year-old daughter.…

Child hospitalized after being left in car; father charged

(BRIDGETON, Mo., AP) — A St. Louis County man is facing charges after allegedly leaving his 4-year-old son in a hot car for an hour and 40…

Obituaries

Floyd “Ray” Fitzgerel

Floyd “Ray” Fitzgerel

Floyd “Ray” Fitzgerel, 77 of Holden, Missouri died Thursday, Aug. 25, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Ray was born December 2, 1938 in Holden, the…

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,…

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

WHS football vs Van Horn

Van Horn Falcons at Warrensburg Tigers, Friday, Aug. 26. Warrensburg High School football is produced by CTV – Central Television – and the University of Central Missouri Department…

The Midwest Missouri Gridiron Report Episode 1

The Midwest Missouri Gridiron Report is a production of the University of Central Missouri Department of Communication, in coordination with area high schools.…

Opinion

Ask Adalyn: Sorority trouble

Adalyn, There’s a girl in my sorority who thinks everyone likes her, but really no one does. She isn’t a nice person and she has a grudge…

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,…

Faces of UCM: Aperiendae Penfield

Faces of UCM: Aperiendae Penfield

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Aperiendae Penfield has a name that no one knows how to pronounce. She said none of her professors…

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