Archives for May 2018

KHS Seniors Receive Honors and Awards

Kirksville High School seniors are closing out the year with scholarships and awards..

KHS senior have earned more than $800,000 in scholarships, and $1.8 million in renewable funds. Those achievements were recently honored during a reception at Truman State University.

Additionally, one KHS senior picked up other awards. The Missouri School Board Association and Future Builders Foundation allow high schools to nominate one senior from 17 different districts in the state for the John T. Belcher Scholarship.. Kirksville’s nominee and regional recipient was senior Richard Ma. He also was presented the Missouri Scholars 100 honor, That award recognizes the top 100 seniors in the state through the Missouri Scholars 100 program. Selection is based on a formula involving GPA, college prep rigor, national assessment scores, attendance and leadership.

3 Teens Injured in Crash

Three teens were injured in a crash in Schuyler County last night. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Allyssia Jackson of Queen City, was going southbound at around 6PM, when she traveled off Ranch Road, five miles West of Greentop. She lost control on the gravel road and hit a guardrail. The vehicle then went off the roadway and collided with a bridge support and overturned. Jackson and a 15-year-old passenger, also of Queen City, recieved moderate injuries. A 16-year-old male passenger received minor injuries. All three were being treated at Northeast Regional Medical Center.

Both Drivers Injured in Crash in Edina

Both drivers in a 2-vehicle crash in Edina were injured. The crash happend about a mile east of Edina on Highway 6 at the entrance to the Knox County R-1 School District at 4:30 p.m. yesterday. A sedan traveling west on Highway 6 collided with a sport utility vehicle leaving the school. The driver of the sedan sustained minor injuries while the driver of the sport utility vehicle received moderatel injuries. That driver had to be freed from the vehicle by the Knox County Rescue Squad using the Jaws of Life, and taken by helicopter by the Air Evac Team to an area hospital. The driver of the sedan was taken to an area hospital by Knox County Ambulance

Kahoka To Turn Off Water Monday Morning

An important reminder for those who live in Kahoka…The City of Kahoka will be turning the water off Monday morning at 9:00 for a short period of time. This will affect all customers who receive water from the City of Kahoka even if they are not within the City limits of Kahoka. There will be a 24-hour boil advisory immediately following reconnection.

Greitens Say Quitting Isn’t An Option

Greatens says quitting isn’t an option. Karen Johnson has details.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is drawing on his experience as a Navy SEAL to assert that he won’t quit or back down despite various allegations of misconduct against him. During a speech Thursday in Jefferson City about agricultural funding, Greitens recounted how he once felt like quitting during Navy SEAL training but kept going for the good of his team. He then declared: “No matter what they throw at me, no matter how painful they try to make it … we are going to continue in our mission to fight for the people of Missouri.” I’m Karen Johnson

Time To Enjoy The Sounds Of Spelling

It’s time to enjoy the sounds of spelling . Karen Johnson has more.

For the Kirksville High School drama and vocal music departments this spring, there’s nothing quite like the sound of spelling. Kirksville High School will present its spring musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night at the William Matthew Middle School auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $5.00.The show depicts a spelling bee at the Putnam Valley Middle School, with quirky characters competing – and running – the event. KHS drama teacher Denise Clark says if you are coming, prepare to laugh! She says it’s hysterical, fast paced and fun.” I’m Karen Johnson

Death Investigation in Adair County

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation involving a woman. The office says the investigation is taking place just north of Kirksville, on Rye Creek Road in Adair County. More information about the incident will released as the investigation progresses.

KPD Investigating Gun Incident

Kirksville Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly pointed gun in a person’s face. KPD responded to a report of the incident at around 2:45AM last Saturday in the 400 block of Dodson Street. According to KPD, two women were arguing outside of an apartment complex and a person asked them to quiet down. The suspect then knocked on that person’s door and pointed a gun in their face before walking away. Police have talked with the victim and witnesses who weren’t able to identify the suspect. An investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact KPD.

KPD Searching for Ameal Sturgeon

The Kirksville Police Department announces the subject for this week’s Warrant Wednesday yesterday as Ameal Sturgeon. He’s wanted in reference to an active Adair County Warrant for 1st Degree Property Damage, E Felony. Sturgeaon is a white male, 6’3, 145 pounds. See a photo on the Kirksville Police Department’s Facebook page. Sturgeaon has ties to Kirksville and is suspected to still be in the area. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660-785-6945,

Inmate Found Unresponsive in Marion Co Jail Cell

An inmate in Marion County was found unresponsive in his jail cell. Marion County Jail Staff found the 50-year-old inmate unresponsive in his cell at 11:45pm Tuesday night. The staff was conducting routine security checks. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The incident is under investigation.