Archives for November 2017

3 Injured in Clark County Crash

Three people were injured in a Clark County crash this weekend…Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the two vehicle crash on U.S. 61, one mile north of Alexandria at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. Troopers said two teenage girls were traveling southbound in a Dodge Ram towards a gas station while a Ford Mustang driven by a 54-year-old of Keokuk was headed northbound. At the gas station, the 16-year-old driver attempted to make a turn into the lot but was hit by the Mustang. The 16-year-old driver suffered moderate injuries, while the 14-year-old passenger had minor injuries. Both were transported to a hospital. The driver of the Mustang was also transported to a hospital. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

Investigators Still Looking Into Cause of Blaze at Macon Business

Investigators continue to look into what caused a structure fire Thursday night that destroyed several venues for local business in Macon. The blaze on South Missouri Street caused the roof at The Macon Rehabilitation Services to collapse into the structure. The building was unoccupied, and no injuries were reported. A total of 20 firefighters from Macon Fire and Macon Rural Fire battled the blaze approximately six and half hours to put the fire out. The Fire Chief says because the damage was so extensive, they may not be able to determine a cause.

Troop B Makes Arrest in Adair County for Drug Possession

Troop B made an arrest in Adair County for alleged drug possession…According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30-year-old Elizabeth Collis, of Queen City was arrested by law enforcement with Troop B at 12:45 Saturday morning. She was informally charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug parahphernalia, and no seat belt. After being processed at the Adair County Jail, Collis was released.

MoDOT Survey on Recent Project in Palmyra

MoDOT wants your feedback on a recent transportation improvement in Palmyra. The project consisted of replacing the MO 168 bridge overpass and adding an acceleration lane to the northbound on ramp. Questions include if you are satisfied with the project, and if you think it was the right solution. Take the survey here.

Missouri Housing Program Gets Town Down By Lawmakers

A Missouri housing program is getting torn down by some lawmakers. Karen Johnson reports.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and other members of a state commission have voted against giving out $140 million in state low-income housing tax credits to subsidize places to live in poor areas of the state, a move pushed by the Republican governor as a way to save money. Members of the Missouri Housing Development Commission voted 6-2 against matching $140 million in federal low-income housing credits for this fiscal year, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. A final vote is needed and is expected at the commission’s next meeting, which now is scheduled for Dec. 19 in Jefferson City. I’m Karen Johnson.

Scholastic Society Gets Stronger In Kirksville

A well-known scholastic society gets a little stronger in Kirksville. Karen Johnson has the story.

Kirksville High School inducted 23 students into the National Honor Society during a recent ceremony at the William Matthew Middle School auditorium.The National Honor Society Faculty Council selected new members based on high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character.”National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community,” Chapter Adviser Judy Allen saidThe Kirksville High School Chapter has been active since 1928.According to a press release, the National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in more than 60 percent of the nation’s high schools. I’m Karen Johnson.

Ameren Missouri Customers Beware!

Be careful if you’re an Ameren Missouri customer. Karen Johnson explains why.

Ameren Missouri is advising customers about common phone scams and how to detect them. Called Utilities United Against Scams, the collaborative effort by companies reaches out to local communities and makes citizens aware of this activity. While there are many tactics thieves will use, one common scheme targets utility customers and threatens service disconnection if the scammers are not paid immediately using a pre-paid credit card. A customer receives an unsolicited phone call from an individual who falsely claims to be an Ameren representative. The scammer warns that Ameren will disconnect the customer’s electric service if the customer fails to make a payment – usually within a short timeframe. Ameren wants residents to know that we don’t demand immediate payments. Disconnect notices are sent through the mail if customers are at risk of service disconnection; customers may also receive a call several days in advance to make payment arrangements. The company never demands payment within the hour. If you receive this type of call you should hang up, call the local police department and Ameren Missouri at 1(880) 552-7583. I’m Karen Johnson.

Fatal Accident in Linn County

Authorities are providing details on a fatal accident in Linn County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that on Tuesday evening, 78-year-old Velma Trentham, of Browning, was southbound on Highway 139 and attempting to cross Highway 36. The vehicle pulled into the side of a Freightliner going west. Trentham was transported by Linn County Ambulance to University Hospital where she was pronounced dead Wednesday morning.

A passenger in the vehicle, 81-year-old Ernest Trentham, suffered minor injuries in the crash. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Meadville Fire Department, and the Brookfield Fire Department. [trent-um]

KPD Reminds Residents to Secure Hunting Items

Hunting Season is here, make sure your items are secure….

With Hunting season underway, the Kirksville Police Depatment wants to remind everyone to make sure all hunting items including firearms are secure and not left in vehicles. Each year KPD takes reports of hunting items that are taken from vehicles and unsecured buildings. KPD urges you to take just a few minutes to secure your items and prevent theft.

Several Area Holiday Events this Weekend

Several holiday events are happening in the area this weekend…

The Kirksville Moose Lodge will be hosting its annual Adair County Adopt-a-Child Christmas program tomorrow evening. Doors for the event will open at 5 p.m. and the auction will be held at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. The fundraiser will benefit between 300 and 400 area children.

The 32nd annual Country Christmas Craft Festival in Novinger will be held tomorrow from 9 am – 3 pm in the city’s School. Over 70 booths of all types of crafts will line both gyms and all the hallways. On the other side of town, the Novinger Community Center will host a Holiday Bazaar from 9 am to 3 pm. In addition, Shopper’s Delight will be held in the Novinger Fire House, from 8:30 am – 4 pm. The Country Christmas Craft Festival and Holiday Bazaar are fundraisers for for Novinger Renewal, Inc., a non-profit corporation whose mission is to preserve the history of the area and community betterment. Shopper’s Delight assists the Lions Club.

The annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Missions Auction is at the Kirksville Church of the Nazarene, starting at 5:30 pm on Sunday. See for more details.