Archives for June 2016

Adair Co Jury Finds Man Guilty of Enticement of a Child

A Missouri man has been found guilty of attempted enticement of a minor.

An Adair County jury deliberated for an hour before returning a guilty verdict for 68-year-old Ronald Gene Nickell. He’s, a registered sex offender, who tried to arrange a meeting with a 13-year old-girl at a Kirksville park. Nickell didn’t know he’d actually been communicating with an undercover detective with the Cyber Crimes Unit who was waiting at the park to make the arrest. Nickell faces a minimum of five years in prison before being eligible for parole, and a maximum of 30 years. His sentencing is set for August 15th.

Boil Advisories Kirksville and Milan

There are a couple of boil advisories in effect in Kirksville and one in Milan:

A boil advisory continues in Kirksville for those who live on South Lewis Street between Hamilton and Patterson Streets, including the 900 Block of East Wall. That is in effect until 12:30AM tomorrow.

The boil advisory for citizens who live along the old RR Row between Normal and Dodson streets, including South Sheridan is scheduled to end at 10 this morning.

Residents in the City of Milan are under a 48 hour precautionary boil order.

Flash Flood Watch for Holiday Weekend

Looks like it’s going to be a stormy and wet holiday weekend…

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the area including Adair, Linn, Macon, and Sullivan Counties from tomorrow evening through late Sunday night. Numerous rounds of thunderstorms with heavy rain are possible tomoorrow night through early Monday. Total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are possible with locally higher amounts. The widespread excessive rainfall could lead to flash flooding of creeks and streams… as well as other low-lying areas and urban locations. This may include areas that are not typically flood prone.

Troop B Operation CARE During Holiday Weekend

Troop B officers will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. during the July Fourth holiday weekend. Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a national traffic enforcement program aimed at making holiday weekends safer. During this enforcement operation, all available troopers will be assigned to patrol Missouri highways, not only to enforce traffic laws, but also to be available in the event motorists experience any type of emergency. Additionally, Troop B officers will be conducting a holiday travel crash reduction effort on U.S. Highways 24, 36, and 63 on July 1st and July 4th. During this enforcement program, additional troopers will be assigned to these heavily traveled roadways in an effort to step up traffic enforcement with a goal of reducing traffic crashes over the holiday weekend.

Nixon Supports Power Line-VO

Gov. Nixon gets on board with a wind project.

The governor says he supports the proposed power line carrying electricity generated by windmills from western Kansas to ustomers in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana Nixon on Wednesday announced Clean Line Energy Partners has promised to adopt what he called landowner protections. So he’s on board. Plenty of opposition — a series of public meetings held in recent weeks. The line would through Caldwell, Caroll, Clinton, Monroe, Ralls, Randolph and Sheridan counties.

Boil Advisory

A 48 hour boil advisory remains in effect for some in Kirksville until 10:00 am, tomorrow. The affected area includes citizens who live along the old RR ROW between Normal and Dodson Streets, including South Sheridan. For any questions, please contact Public Works at 660.627.1291.

Report Lists Kirksville Among the Best for Teachers

A recent report ranks Kirksville among the best in the country for teachers to live and work…

The “Best Cities for K-12 Teacher to Live and Work” report by the college and careers website, GoodCall, ranked cities based on affordability, job competition , school ratings and lifestyle. Affordability and school ratings were weighted each at 35 percent, job competition at 20 percent and amenities at 10 percent. The Kirksville R-III School District was ranked 51st nationally in school ratings. Kirksville is the only Missouri city in the top 100 listed in the report.

New Trucks Adair County Sheriff’s Office.txt

You many notice some new black pickup trucks with green striping on the streets. They belong to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s department is thanking YOU because they say the support of the community is what made it possible for them to purchase the two new trucks to be added to their fleet. The Sheriff’s office says that the new trucks will allow them to patrol the county gravel roads and be able to get around safely in the winter.

Over 100 MANAGED DEER HUNTS PLANNED THIS SEASON

THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION IS PLANNING MORE THAN 100 MANAGED DEER HUNTS THIS SEASON. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND MID JANUARY, THE DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD MANAGED DEER HUNTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE…FOR ARCHERY, MUZZLE-LOADING AND MODERN RIFLES.

HUNTERS WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR THE MANAGED DEER HUNTS FROM JULY FIRST THROUGH THE 31st. YOU’RE ONLY ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR ONE MANAGED DEER HUNT EACH YEAR. HUNTERS WHO APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. SOME HUNTS WILL REQUIRE THE HUNTER TO ATTEND A PRE-HUNT ORIENTATION.

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED AND WANT TO APPLY OR FOR MORE INFORMATION…VISIT MDC DOT MO DOT GOV SLASH MANAGED HUNT.

Nixon Vetted for President of the University of Missouri System

Gov. Nixon making news — doing his job as governor and talking about a future job he could be offered.

Nixon told reporters that he does not want to be president of the University of Missouri System. And that if it is offered, he would not take the job. The University of Missouri of course looking for a new president because protests forced the former president to quit over race. Meantime gov nixon vetoed several tax bills. Nixon criticized the bills that created what he described as special interest tax breaks for yoga studios, employee-owned businesses and those who have gotten federal agricultural disaster money.