Archives for February 2017

Agriculture Professionals to Tour Missouri

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The Missouri state veterinarian will be among several speakers traveling through Missouri during the entire month of March. Trevor Smith has more.

Linda Hickam and many other agriculture professionals will be part of the one-day workshops across aimed at helping residents understand disease outbreak among animals. The Missouri Department of Agriculture will run the workshops that will discuss topics ranging the economic impact of agriculture to livestock mortality. The meeting, titled “Preventing and Responding to Disease Outbreak” will be in Kirksville March 24 at Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m and preregistration is required.

Demolition of the Kirksville Arts building to resume Monday

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Workers will continue to remove an eyesore in Kirksville today. Trevor Smith reports.

Today, the work will resume at the Kirksville Arts Association building after the contractor had to stop last week due to lack of equipment. Workers had been able to get through a portion of the demolition before they realized they couldn’t continue. The equipment was supposed to be at the job site last week, but outside projects also caused issues with the delivery of the equipment. Much of the work will include removing the debris that has already been torn down.

Adair Co. Mobile Food Pantry Saturday

The Central & Northeast Missouri Food Bank will be holding its Adair County Mobile Food Pantry tomorrow…

The pantry will be handing out numbers to people starting at 9 a.m. A number will be required to receive food. In addition, individuals are required to bring a photo ID, a Social Security card for each family member living with you and proof of residency, which can be a utility bill or a piece of mail with your name and current address. Food will begin being handed out at 11AM tomorrow at the Hamilton Street Baptist Church. The food bank is encouraging individuals to bring a box, laundry basket or bags to carry home food. For more information, contact the Food Bank at 1(800) 764-3663.

School Board Approves Budget Revision

The Kirksville R-III School Board this week approved its second budget revision…

For the 2016-17 school year, the school district is looking at about a $2.2 million deficit. When the budget is determined, officials say they underestimate revenues, and assume every dollar in the budget will be spent – thought that’s unlikely. The district is anticipating they will recieve a little over $27,500,000 in revenue from local taxes, the county, state funding, federal funding and other local tax efforts.

fugutive of The Week Arrested in Nearly Record Time

The KPD sends its thanks to citizens who called in and reported the location of Tonya Barnes who was wanted out of Lewis County on a felony charge of Tampering/Stealing a motor vehicle. Investigators say a tip was received within minutes of the press release and she was taken into custody. Barnes was with her husband David Barnes, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant

Power Outage Caused by Contractor Work

A power outage in Kirksville yesterday was caused by a contractor doing some work. According to Ameren Missouri, the contractor hit an underground cable while doing work on March Drive, just off of College Park Drive, around 9:50 a.m. The accident caused about 500 customers in Kirksville to be without power. Crews had service restored in just under an hour.

Adair County Ambulance District January Stats

The Adair County Ambulance District has released their January monthly statistics….For the month of January, the ambulance district had a total number of 288 requests. The district also responded 218 patient transports, 64 long distance transports, 21 against medical advise, 21 public assists, 11 motor vehicle accidents, 5 fire stand-bys, and 1 community stand-by.

Missouri paid out more than 52 million dollars to settle lawsuits

Missouri has paid more than $52 million over the last five years to settle lawsuits against various state agencies, according to information from the attorney general’s office. Details from Lin McDowell…

The House budget committee received the list of settlements just before a public hearing on a bill that would require the attorney general to submit a monthly report to the Legislature detailing all activity regarding the state legal expense fund. The fund is used to settle lawsuits against the state.

Most of the settlements pertain to litigation involving some type of discrimination. Of the 24 settlements paid out since the fiscal year began in July, 18 cases involved allegations of discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

Blood Drives Planned for Northeast Missouri in March

March is “Red Cross Month,” and the American Red Cross will be holding several blood drives throughout northeast Missouri. In Adair County blood drives will be held from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on March 1 at the Keller Community Building in Brashear; from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 4 at the Adair County Annex Building in Kirksville; and from 2to 6 p.m. on March 8 at the Adair County R-I High School in Novinger. There are also several blood drives scheduled for Knox, Macon, Schuyler, and Sullivan Counties. Learn more by visiting: redcrossblood.org.

China Donated to Kirksville Arts

Kirksville Arts has new china thanks to a donation.

All of Kirksville Arts kitchen items were lost the fire that destroyed the Arts Center in December. A collector of Fiesta dishes wrote a letter to the president of Homer Laughlin Company, explaining what had happened. After reading the story, the company donated 60 dinner plates, salad plates and bowls to Kirksville Arts. The boxes of dishes were delivered this week. Homer Laughlin, based in West Virginia, is the only manufacturer of china still producing the Fiesta dishes in the United States, and Kirksville Arts members say they are thrilled with the generous donation from the company.