Archives for July 2018

School Meal Prices Increasing for Next School Year

An increase in school breakfast and lunch prices has been approved by the Kirksville R-3 School Board for the next school year. It raises the cost of student lunches for all K-12 students by 5 cents from $2.20 to $2.25. The cost for student’s breakfast is going up 10 cents, from $1.00 to $1.10. Staff members will also pay more for their lunches as the staff price is increasing 15 cents to $2.75. The staff breakfast price will remain at $1.25.

Car Slams into Macon Plant

A business in Macon continues to clean up after a car crashed into their building. Macon emergency crews responded to the incident that happened late Friday. A vehicle ran into the ConAgra building on Vine Street. The driver, who’s name has not been released, was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Cost Share Signups in Linn County

The Linn County Soil & Water Conservation District will be holding its annual cost share sign up August 1st through August 31st. This sign-up is for fiscal year 2020 which runs from July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020. Summer construction practices will have higher priority than other practices as long as it meets eligibility requirements. You’ll need to complete a Landowner Authorization form. They are available in the office and must be filled out prior to sign up. If you have any questions, you can stop by the office located at 121 Pershing Road in Brookfield, or call 660-258-5732.

Boater Safety Certification Course Being Offered

The course is being hosted by the Long Branch Lake Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, 30174 Visitor Center Road, in Macon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, August 18. There is no fee for this course, however, students are required to pre-register online as seating will be limited. There will be a break for lunch, but lunch will not be provided. For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website. A Boat Safety Education & Certification link can be found on the left side of the Patrol’s home page under “Training.” Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boater safety education certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. The certification is also required if you intend to operate a rental boat or personal watercraft on one of Missouri’s lakes.

– Karen Johnson.

Parks and Rec Reschedule Movie in the Park

Inclement weather caused the City of Kirksville Parks and Recreation to call off Saturday night’s movie in the park. As a result, the showing of Peter Rabbit has been rescheduled to be shown in the Ray Klinginsmith Ampitheatre on Saturday, August 4th at dusk. Also scheduled to show in August is Jumangi on August 11th.

Kirksville Residents Rolled Up Their Sleeves at Annual Media Blood Drive

Over 100 units of blood were collected during last week’s Media Blood Drive event, sponsored by local media outlets including this radio sataion, in partnership with the Red Cross and the St. Louis Cardinals. During the event at the Rehoboth Baptist Church, those who donated blood recieved a special St. Louis Cardinals blood drive T-shirt. For the past four years, new Red Cross blood donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. More blood donors are needed now to fill the gaps as all blood types in short supply. The Red Cross says they collected over 120 units from the local blood drive on Thursday, and encourage donors to continue to give. I’m Karen Johnson

Shelby County School Board Member Resigns

A board member of the Shelby County R-IV school district has resigned. South Shelby Superintendent Tim Maddex says Nate Schoonover cited personal reasons for doing so – saying his work requires a lot of his time, and moving will allow him to spend more time with his family. The resignation will be brought before the school board at their next meeting on August 15th.

MoDOT Work This Week in NEMO

Roadwork will affect traffic on several Northeast Missouri county roads this week.

Starting today in Macon County: – MO State Route 156, from Route 63 to Missouri Route 3, will be reduced to one lane of traffic for patch work through tomorrow. Macon County Route F, from Route J to Missouri Route 149, will be reduced to one lane of traffic for patch work through Thursday.

In Schuyler County, Route H, from Route 136 to Route W in Schuyler County, will be reduced to one lane of traffic today. Route AA, at Elm Creek Bridge, is being reduced to one lane of traffic for bridge maintenance through Thurday.

Next week, MoDOT will do road work in Schuyler, Linn and Scotland Counties.

In Adair County, crews will be closing Route 11 for bridge maintenance next Moday through Thursday.

For more information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT or go online to: www.modot.org/northeast.

Troop B Announces Transfer and Promotions

Highway Patrol Troop B Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt has announced the transfer of one officer and the promotion of another in the area, effective August 1st.Sergeant Daniel Spring is transferring from Chariton and Linn counties to Putnam and Sullivan counties where he will be designated the zone commander. Spring was appointed to the Patrol in June 2003, previously serving Troop H while being stationed in Maryville before transferring to Troop B in Putnam and Sullivan counties.After his promotion to corporal, Spring was designated the assistant zone commander for Adair and Schuyler counties. Following his promotion to sergeant, he was designated the zone commander of Chariton and Linn counties.

Corporal Brandon Griffin has been promoted to sergeant and designated the zone commander of Chariton and Linn counties. Griffin was appointed to the Patrol in January 2004 previously serving Troop C for Pike and Lincoln counties before transferring to Troop B to serve Marion and Ralls counties, then promoted to corporal, and designated the assistant zone commander.Griffin is originally from Palmyra. I’m Karen Johnson.

MSHP Requests Assistance Locating Fugitive

Several law enforcement agencies have been searching for a fugitive who fled on foot from the Highway Patrol in Northeast Sullivan County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Troy L. Franklin, of Milan. The trooper knew Franklin had an active parole warrant. Franklin fled in Adair County and the pursuit traveled into Sullivan County. Two passengers exited Franklin’s vehicle and were last seen in the area of Mayfair Road near Missouri Highway D in Sullivan County. Franklin continued to flee in the vehicle. During attempts to apprehend Franklin, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper fired shots at him. Franklin abandoned the vehicle and was last seen running into a wooded area on Missouri Route D between Mayfair and Maryland Road in Sullivan County. Troopers describe Franklin as a 6 foot, 175 lb. man with short dark hair, wearing jeans and a white t-shirt. They said he also has fresh scratches on exposed skin. Franklin is presumed to be armed and dangerous. If you see Franklin, contact police.