Intersection Safetly Could Mean the Loss of Parking Spaces in Kirksville

Kirksville officials are reviewing the city’s traffic safety and it’s likely that some parking spaces could be eliminated. The Public Works Department is reviewing Kirksville’s intersections for safety problems, and looking for compliance with national standards, which prohibits parking within 30 feet of a stop sign at intersections where oncoming traffic does not stop. The intersection of Missouri and Elson streets does not meet that distance. After the review, recommendations will be presented to the City Council. It’s estimated there will be approximately 2-6 parking spaces total, that will be recommended to be eliminated.

FBI Agent Involved in Greitens Case Indicted

A former FBI agent who was involved in the criminal investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens turned himself in Monday after being indicted as part of a perjury investigation. An indictment charges William Tisaby with six counts of perjury and one count of tampering with physical evidence. The indictment says Tisaby concealed a series of documents from defense attorneys. It also alleges that Tisaby lied under oath “about matters which could substantially affect, or did substantially affect, the course or outcome of the Greitens case.” Tisaby pleaded not guilty at his arraignment yesterday, was released on his own recognizance under the conditions that he surrenders his passport and informs a probation officer of any travel plans.

MoDOT Resurfacing Work on Route N in Scotland and Clark Counties

MoDOT will be doing resurfacing work on Route N in Scotland and Clark counties today, tomorrow, and next Tuesday. The road will be closed from Route H in Scotland County to Route K in Clark County. The work will be completed between 6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m each day. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit to receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, signup for e-updates.

Perfect Score for Kirksville in Annual School Bus Inspection

The Missouri State Highway Patrol recently released its results of the Driver & Vehicle Safety Division’s 2019 annual school bus inspection program. A total of 11,958 school buses across the state of Missouri were inspected by Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel during the 2019 program. The Kirksville R-III School District presented 39 buses and all 39 were approved – meaning 100% approval, with no defective buses and no buses out of service. In surrounding districts: 18 buses were inspected at Macon County R-1, and all 18 buses were approved. Five buses were inspected at Macon County R-lV, four buses were approved. At North Shelby, Eight Buses Inspected: All eight buses approved. At South Shelby, 15 Buses Inspected: 11 buses were approved, two were defective, and two buses were rated “out-of-service.” Of all buses inspected in the by the State Highway Patrol, 89.3% were approved by inspection personnel with no defective items noted during inspection.

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Man Accused of Involuntary Manslaughter in Chariton County Pleads Not Guilty

During a court hearing last week in Chariton County, the attorney for 45-year-old James W. Pleasant entered a not guilty plea and waived formal arraignment. Pleasant is charged with first degree involuntary manslaughter after driving onto a barricaded road on May 31st. His vehicle became submerged in flood water. Pleasant escaped, but his disabled passenger, 33-year old Alicia Meyer did not. Her body has not yet been recovered.

MoDOT Closing Portion of Schuyler County Route F

Weather permitting, MoDOT will close Schuyler County Route F from Missouri Route 202 to U.S. Route 136 for culvert replacement work. The work will be completed today through Wednesday, between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. Drivers are asked to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down cell phone to help eliminate distractions. For more information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at

Debate Over Who Will Pay for April Election Ballot Measure

A ballot measure to create a $1 monthly fee for all devices capable of contacting 911 in Adair County appeared on the April 2 ballot and passed. Who will pay for putting the measure on the ballot is an issue that remains up in the air. The Adair County Commission submitted an invoice to the E-911 Joint Services Board for a little over $8,500 dollars. But that bill was a suprise to the E-911 board. The County E-911 board director says since the cellphone fee was a county-wide issue, and only the Adair County Commission had the authority to place the item on the ballot – the county should cover the cost. The County Commission maintains that any group that wants to place an item on the ballot must pay for its share of the election cost. The fee is not currently being collected as the county is still waiting for approval from the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Authorities Release the Names of Couple Killed in Fatal Crash

The idenities of the couple killed in a fatal crash in Marion County has been released. 77-year-old Janie Goodwin, and her husband, 72-year-old Earl Goodwin died following the accident Wednesday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Janie Goodwin attempted to make a left turn from the right lane of Highway 36 and traveled into the path of an eastbound tractor-trailer.

Auditions for Young Frankenstein

Kirksville Parks and Recreation will be holding auditions for their summer production of the Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein.” The auditions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Sunday in the Ray Klinginsmith Amphitheater at Rotary Park. Actors are asked to prepare a 30-second to one-minute acapella number for the audition. The audition will also include cold readings from the show. There are roles for men and women ages 18 and up. Performances will be July 25-28. Rehearsals will be held each week, Sunday through Thursday evenings. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (660) 627-1485.

Citywide Mobility Plan Gets Support

The City of Kirksville is working toward creating a long-term plan to make Kirksville more friendly to pedestrians and cyclists.The Kirksville Active Mobility Plan, or KAMP, aims to serve as a blueprint the city can use long term as they determine where new sidewalks, bike lanes, parks, and walking trails should go. The plan helps to ensure that the city is fully connected and doesn’t create trails that lead to no where. The City Manger presented the concept to the City Council this week, and they supported the idea. City staff will continue to work on the plan, which will end up back in front of the City Council for improvements and approval.