Archives for October 2017

A New Furniture Store In Kirksville That Services What It Sells

The ribbon is snipped and a new furniture store has officially opened its doors in Kirksville. Karen Johnson takes a look.

The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently to mark the grand opening of Missouri Furniture. Missouri Furniture purchased Kelly’s Furniture earlier this year and the store was transitioned throughout the summer. The company currently has 10 locations across the state of Missouri, with Kirksville becoming its 10th location. Ryan Hale Showroom manager says All their locations are here in Missouri so we’re relatively local. We plan on expanding on what our previous successes were and look forward to some more prosperity here in the future. The store offers a variety of furniture, bedding, appliances and services what it sells. I’m Karen Johnson.

Kirksville Juvenile Facing Weapons Charge for Having Gun on School Property

A Kirksville juvenile is facing a weapons charge for being on school grounds with a gun.

According to the Kirksville Police Department, students on Tuesday say they saw the suspect with a gun on the Kirksville R-III campus immediately after school ended. On Wednesday, the students reported what they saw and described the gun to the school resource officer.

Police later got in contact with the juvenile suspect and found the gun, which matched the students’ description, inside the residence. The juvenile suspect was later taken to the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center on an unlawful use of a weapon charge.

Freeze Watch for Adair County

There’s a weather alert for Adair County for the first major blast of arctic air….The National Weather Service says sub-freezing temperatures are possible early tomorrow morning..A Freeze Watch is in effect from late tonight through tomorrow morning. Temperatures are expected to drop t the upper 20s to low 30s. Unprotected, cold-sensitive plants may be damaged or killed by the sub-freezing temperatures.

NEMO Men Facing Several Drug Charges

Two northeast Missouri men are facing multiple drug charges.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrests of Gilbert Scobee and Jared Scobee. following the execution of search warrants this week. The searh at Gilbert Scobee’s home turned up cultivated marijuana and a considerable amount of processed and packaged marijuana was seized.

Another search warrant was executed at Jared Scobee’s residence in Kahoka, where authorities also seized cultivated marijuana, along with processed and packaged marijuana.

Both men were taken to the Clark County Detention Center on $50,000 cash-only bonds.

Kirksville Women of Today 30th Annual Fall Craft Show

The Kirksville Women of Today are sponsoring their 30th Annual Fall Craft Show this weekend.

Booths will display a wide variety of exhibits from local crafters and there are consessions. All profits from the consession stand will be equally donated to Days for Girls and the Adair County Public Library’s Makerspace through the Friends of the Library.

Funds raised from the craft show enable Kirksville Women of Today, a non-profit civic organization, to continue its many charitable projects. The craft show is held at the William Matthew Middle School tomorrow from 9am – 3pm

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Semi Truck Catches Fire Shelbina

The Shelbina Fire Protection District responded to a contractor business located at 630 West Elm just after 5PM yesterday for a semi truck fire. The Kenworth tractor was fully engulfed upon arrival. It was a total loss. There were no injuries.

Celebrating A Missouri Railroad Milestone

Without the Columbia Terminal Railroad, Columbia would be a much different place. Karen Johnson has a report.

This railroad, formerly known as the Columbia Branch Railroad, is celebrating its 150th birthday. The 21.7-mile railroad that connects Columbia to the main line in Centralia began construction in 1866 and was completed on Oct. 23, 1867.Without it, Columbia wouldn’t have been able to grow and develop, said Marty Paten, founder of Boone County Historical Investigation Services and member of the COLT Railroad Advisory Board. The University of Missouri wouldn’t be here. And the telegraph, a revolutionary invention in the late 1800s, wouldn’t have connected Columbia to the world.At the time, the only way to get from the state’s largest city, St. Louis, to Columbia was by stagecoach or steamboat. I’m Karen Johnson

Halloween Fun In Kirksville

Time for some Halloween Fun in Kirksville. Karen Johnson has the story.

The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department has made schedule changes to its Halloween Flashlight “EGGstravaganza,” which is set for Saturday at the North Park complex. The pre-egg hunt festivities for the event have been canceled, while the Halloween Egg Hunt will still be held at 7 p.m. Activities for children in pre-K and under will be held on the blue field; for kindergarten through second grade on the white field; for third through fifth grade on the yellow field; and for sixth through eighth grade on the orange field. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume and bring their own flashlight. You’re also encouraged to dress accordingly due to cool temperatures. For more information, call (660) 627-1485. I’m Karen Johnson.

Kirksville Police Searching For Missing Gun

The Kirksville Police Department is searching for a missing shotgun that was reportedly stolen from a local residence this week. Karen Johnson has more information.

Police responded to a report of burglary in a trailer court near the 100 block of W. Northtown Road around 8:30 in the morning on Wednesday. According to police, the victim’s front door was pried open and a shotgun was reportedly taken from their home. No description of the gun was reported as of Thursday.The victim had a handgun stolen from them in July but did not report the incident. That gun is described as a Jimenez Arms JA Nine Pistol will the serial number 273517.KPD does have a suspect in the case and an investigation is ongoing. I’m Karen Johnson

Kirksville School Board and City Council Hold Joint Session

This is a correction to a story posted earlier. The error was in calling the meeting a school board meeting rather joint session held at the Kirksville R-III Administration building. We apologize for this mistake.

The new aquatic center was one of the many topics discussed by the Kirksville school board and city council. The Kirksville R -III School Board and district administrators met with City Council members and city staff for their regular joint session on Wednesday inside the Kirksville R-III Administration building. The groups discussed various issues, including adding more fields at the North Park Complex, the search for a parks and recreation director, the city’s new asphalt plant, Baltimore Street, local economic development, upcoming street and utility repairs and issues with street parking and school bus routes. City Manager Mari Macomber also updated School Board members about the progress on the new aquatic center.”The previous pool, in my estimation, did not take into account all potential partners and in some ways was designed to prohibit full use,” Macomber said. “The Council is very interested in making sure that it meets as many needs as possible.” During the 2018 budget planning session in September, City Council members selected four potential locations for the new aquatic center.