Archives for July 2014

Bar Break In

Somebody stole cash and coins from a Greentop business early yesterday. 

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The place is called The Bank…but it’s a bar. And early Thursday, someone kicked in the back door and got $2,000 in cash and coins. That included alot of quarters.  The thieves left some foot prints, so they think there were two of them.  Maybe a third. Anyone who may know anything asked to call the Schuyler County sheriff’s office.

Macon County Back To School Fair Is Saturday

The Macon County Back-to-School Health and Safety Fair for Macon County children Kindergarten through 5th grades will be held on Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Christian Church Gymnasium at 806 E. Briggs in Macon. School supplies and health and safety information will be plentiful and free. Participants must reside in Macon County. Children kindergarten through 5th must attend school in Macon County and be present to received their bag of school supplies.

Last Block Party On Saturday

It’s just about time to wrap up summer activities, as parents and kids alike are starting to get ready for school. Kirksville Parks and Rec will host its last summer block party on Saturday. It’ll be at Brashear Park with a theme of “Under the Sea.” The block party is Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hospice: Halfway To A Mile Of Quarters

Halfway there, just about. Hospice of Northeast Missouri announced yesterday they are about halfway to their goal of raising the money equivalent to 63-thousand-360 quarters…which measures a mile when laid next to one another. The “Mile of Quarters” was to have ended July 25th, but campaign chair Terrell Roberts says Hospice is going to extend the campaign indefinitely. He says the goal is about 10-thousand dollars away, and that Hospice is “determined to meet our goal and confident the community will support us in the effort.”

Novinger Boil Advisory Extended

An extension on the boil water advisory for Novinger residents. Mayor Jeff Dodson informed us last night that officials have extended the boil water advisory in place for all of Novinger through 8pm tomorrow.

Hospice Deadline

A fundraiser for Hospice Of Northeast Missouri will be extended. 

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ospice took an unusual approach…they’re trying to raise enough quarters to stretch one-mile. That’s more than 63,000 quarters…or $15,840.  Contributions have been picking up…but the fundraising road is still long. They need another $10,000 to hit the goal. So, they will continue the campaign.  Hopice, of course, helps those in life’s final stage.  And, money being raised will especially help care for those with special needs because insurance and medicaid only pay so much. You can drop off a donation at the hospice office, at participating banks, or online at hospiceofnortheastmissouri-dot-org.

Concert Under The Stars Starts Tomorrow Evening

Music Under the Stars gets underway tomorrow night in Hannibal. The three-week series begins with local talents, Murray McFarlane, Seth Wade and Mike Moore. They will be sharing the stage at the Mark Twin Museum performing original pieces, covers and blending their talents for this special performance.  Music Under the Stars is excited to announce two additional concerts for the 2014 season! August 7 with Seven Days Fuller ~and~ August 14 with the return of Steppin’ Back. Tomorrow’s concert starts at 7pm on the Historic Hill Street Mall area between Sam’s boyhood home and Becky’s house in Hannibal. The concert is free.

Ameren Hike

Ameren Missouri wants to raise your power bills.

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Ameren wants to add another $1.5o to monthly bills.  The increase would help pay higher costs for fuel used to generate power.  The Missouri Public Service Commission has to approve the hike. It says Ameren would increase the fuel-fee on an average customer’s electric bill to $5.17 — right now it is $3.63 a month. If approved, the extra money would show up on bills in October.  Ameren is also seeking to raise it’s electric rates, that request is pending.

TSU Citizinship And Community Standards Director Finalists In Town This Week

Three finalists are in town this week, to conduct a presentation during an open campus forum at Truman State University in support of their effort to be the Director of Office of Citizenship and Community Standards. A search committee has narrowed the list of applicants for the directorship to three. Their materials and review documents will be available at the presentation. The campus community is encouraged to attend the open forums. Duane Rohrbacher presented yesterday afternoon; Michelle Horvath will present this afternoon from 2 until 3; and Jason Amezcua will present at the same time tomorrow.

Back To School Time Is Weeks Away

We’re nearing back-to-school time in the Kirksville R-3 district. Class lists for Kirksville Primary will be posted a week from Friday — that’s August 8th — after 3pm on the front doors of the school. Sneak-a-peek times are ten days later, on Monday August 18th. Kindergarten is from 9 until 11am, 1st grade is 11am to 1pm, and 2nd grade is 1pm to 3pm. Students can bring school supplies and visit their new teachers and classrooms. Parents will also be asked to fill out or update emergency information cards. First day of school in Kirksville is Tuesday August 19th, and it is a full day.