Those looking to pick a vacation spot will hear and see more about Kirksville, thanks to a state grant that will buy advertising. The grant of about $4,350 will pay for space in Triple A magazine and other publications. The state tourism office makes the grant, which pays for half the ads and the tourism office pays for the other half. So why do people come to Kirksville? Officials say it’s for conferences, museum visits and our two universities. The local chamber hopes to get more people coming here for leisure travel.