Archives for April 2016

Week of the Young Child Wrap-up

The Week of the Young Child fubshed up Friday with Family Fun Night in the Ray Klinginsmith Amphitheater at Rotary Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The night indluced carnival style games, a family dance, and Touch Our Trucks, where children had the opportunity to explore the City of Kirksville heavy equipment. Learn more at: www.facebook.com/kirksvilleparksandrecreation.

BOIL ADVISORY McPherson between Manor and Cottage Grove

A 48 hour boil advisory is in effect for some in Kirksville. The city issued the boil advisory yesterday morning and it lasts, until 11:15 AM, tomorrow for . residents who live on McPherson between Manor and Cottage Grove. For any questions, please contact Public Works at 627-1291.

Water Main Repairs

Another round of water main replacement is scheduled in Kirksville.

The City of Kirksville’s Utility Maintenance division will be replacing the water main on E. Mill Street between North Florence Street and North New Street. starting May 2nd. There will be no parking, and during certain times, construction will cause one lane traffic. This project will take two to three weeks to complete. For questions or concerns, contact Kirksville Public Works department.

Arbor Day Tree Plantings Kirksville

It’s Arbor Day and the City of Kirksville will be planting trees today to celebrate. Your invited to help plant some trees – the shovels will even be provided. Take a guided Tree Walk around the Truman State University Quadrangle beginning at 12:30 pm – meet on the north end of the Quad. The event begins with opening remarks by Truman President Troy Paino and representatives of the City of Kirksville, the Green Thumb Project, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Then tree plantings occur along the tree walk at 12:45, 1:00 pm, 1:15 pm, and 1:30 pm. Participants in the tree walk will use Truman State’s first ever Campus Tree Map. Maps will be available or you can download one from treewalk.truman.edu. 

Fugitive Caught

Kirksville’s fugitive of the week has been arrested.

His name and picture circulated by Kirksville PD — now 49 year old Kevin Duty — fugitive of the week has been arrested. duty was wanted on a warrant as a persistent drunk driver. Not clear where he was found. The city issued a notice saying that Duty was arrested.

Macon Police Holding Drug Take Back Event

Safely discard your old medication compliments of the Macon Police Department.
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They are participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The event provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also reducing the potential for abuse of medications. Tomorrow from 10am-2PM, you can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at C&R Market in Macon,. free of charge and no questions asked. Liquids and needles cannot be accepted.

Time Capsule Dig Saturday in Moberly

Moberly is celebrating its sesquentennial year and tomorrow they are digging up time capsules. Festivities begin at 10AM with food and entertainment. At 3 p.m. the time capsules dug up in Moberly’s Tannehill Park, and the will be transported to the Moberly 150th Sesquicentennial Headquarters on Clark Street where the contents will be carefully inventoried. The contents will be distributed to the recipients during Railroad Days Festival June 7-11th.

Week of the Young Child Wraps Up with Family Fun Night

The Week of the Young Child wraps up today with Family Fun Night in the Ray Klinginsmith Amphitheater at Rotary Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The night will feature carnival style games, a family dance, and Touch Our Trucks, where children will have the opportunity to explore the City of Kirksville heavy equipment. Learn more at: www.facebook.com/kirksvilleparksandrecreation.

Alcohol Sales at North Park Not a Done Deal Yet

Alcohol Sales at North Park is not a done deal yet.

Last week, the City Council heard a report from staff regarding the sale of alcohol at the North Park Complex. This report was prepared at the direction of the Council in response to numerous citizen requests over the last few years. While the Council gave the verbal “go ahead” for staff to take the next steps necessary, the sale of alcohol at North Park still requires final approval by the Council.

Since that time, the Council and staff have received significant input from citizens opposed to the sale of alcohol at North Park. In addition, the Kirksville R-III School Board is requesting that the city of Kirksville not offer alcohol during district related activities if the proposal to allow the sale of beer at the park is approved by City Council members.

A final decision has not yet been made, and all input is being shared with the Council.

Mark Twain Transmission Decision

Big decision on the Mark Twain power-line project. Kind of a split decision.

The Missouri Public service commission approved the Mark Twain project by saying that the transmission lines are needed and granted a certificate of necessity for the project. But…and it’s a big but — the company must get the approval of the counties the lines would go through. And so far, Adair and Schuyler, and Shelby and Marion, and Knox Counties have all come out against it. So, Ameren is expected to go to court — because requiring counties to approve such a project is unusual. And the Public Service commission said that if a court decided the county’s input doesn’t matter, then the project can move ahead. So, a partial victory for opponents who have said they’ll continue fighting.