The mayor says city staff has been working nonstop, and has made considerable progress. Replacement equipment has been ordered, and it should be installed in about five weeks. Estimates on the damage caused by the fire range from $25,000 to $50,000. The Ally Cat Fireworks tent, located just west of the North Park Complex in Kirksville, is donating a portion of the proceeds from Tuesday’s sales to help rebuild Brashear Park.
The playground at Brashear Park in Kirksville has been out of commission since June 8th due to the damage from a suspected arson fire. Mayor Richard Detweiler has good news, tho, for citizens who’d like to see the playground back in business: