Archives for September 2018

Eagle Scout Project Improves North Park

A Kirksville Eagle Scout recently completed a renovation to the dug outs at the Red and Purple Pee Wee fields at the City’s North Park Ballfield Complex. Patrick Ranson completed this community service project in order to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout and leave a lasting impact on his community. Ranson and his crew of volunteers dug, formed, and placed rock for concrete pads in four dugouts for two ballfields. This project was made possible with the help of his family, Boy Scout Troop 404, and the Kirksville community. He received donations from multiple companies in Kirksville as well.

Ambulance District Numbers for July and August

The Adair County County Ambulance District recently released their numbers for July and August. The Ambulance District received 576 ambulance requests over those two months, 278 in July and 298 in August. There were a total number of 201 patient transports in July and 211 in August. There were 57 long-distances transports in July and 68 in August.The ambulance district responded to 12 motor vehicle accidents in July and eight in August.

Parents Praise Police Response to Threatening Social Media Post

Parents in Monroe City are praising the police response to an online threat involving a student. Tuesday night, a concerned parent contacted police about a hit list created by a student who posted it to social media and asked other students to add names to the list. Police looked into it contacted school leaders. Wednedsay morning, the girl was taken into custody as she arrived at school. Many parents say they are happy with the quick respose by authorities and school administrators.

Body Found Near Alexandria Identified

The body of a man found near the Mississippi River near Alexandria, Missouri, this week is identified.Clark County Sheriff Shawn Webster stated the man was identified as Jared Matlock, 34, of Montrose, Iowa.Webster stated the cause of death is still under investigation. An autopsy was scheduled for yesterday. When the body was found Tuesday night in a flooded area near the river, Webster said he believed it had been there for at least 24 hours. The body’s location was north of the levy in Alexandria. The Keokuk Volunteer Emergency Corps assisted the Clark County Sheriff’s Office with the recovery. I’m Karen Johnson

LaPlata Mayor Named to Board

LaPlata’s Mayor has been appointed to the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments Executive Board. Lois Bragg was approved to the MTRCG Executive Board at a recent meeting. The MTRCG provides services to local units of government in eight counties. The board consists of 2 representatives from each of those counties. Bragg joins Tom Shively as representatives from Macon County

Green City Woman Arrested Following Crash

A woman from Green City was arrested following a crash in Sullivan County. According to the Highway Patrol, the accident happened yesteday afternoon. 55-year-old Lisa Cullum was arrested for charges including driving while intoxicated involving serious injury, and careless and imprudent driving. She was taken to Sullivan County Jail.

KPD Officer Pulls Child from Pond

A three year old boy reported missing in Kirksville last night, was pulled from a pond by a police officer. Several officers responded to the area of Spur Pond when the report of a missing toddler was filed around 10:00 p.m. last night. A Truman State Department of Public Safety Officer heard the child on the opposite side of the pond enter the water. KPD Officer Jason Underwood was able to reach the submerged child and pull him from the water. The child was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center.

Illinois Street Reopens

Illinois Street reopened yesterday following a ceremony at noon. City officials say his reconstruction project has resulted in a vastly improved street, complete with new curb, gutter, and driving surface. Striping and the addition of bicycle lanes will occur in the near future once the asphalt is ready to be painted. This project is the largestcompleted by Kirksville’s Public Works Department.

NEMO Student Arrested for Social Media Post

Police arrested a Northeast Missouri High School student yesterday in connection to a threating social media post. The Monroe City Police Department was notified Tuesday night of a possible “hit list” directed towards certain students in the high school. The list was posted to the social media app “SnapChat.” A female juvenile who atends the Monroe City High School was identified as a person of interest. Police contacted school administrators and provided the information received. The student was taken into custody by police and school administrators yesteday morning just before 8. Police say after further investigation, the student said the list was posted to gather more names, and was not a list of students to hurt. The list was of students who were considered – quote “homophobes.” The Monroe City Police Chief Tyler Wheeler thanked the Police Department, Monroe City School District and the Juvenile Office for being diligent and working together in a prompt and steady fashion with this incident.

Public Hearing for Stormwater Grant Request

The City of Kirksville will host a public hearing tomorrow to discuss the city’s submission for a community development block grant to fund stormwater improvements.The city is proposing an application for stormwater improvements in the area bounded by South Cottage Grove Avenue on the east, Davis Street on the west, McPherson and Washington streets in the north and Normal Avenue on the south. The total project cost is estimated at $663,000. Kirksville’s proposed contribution is $257,000 in cash and $20,800 of labor; it would request grant funds of $386,000 to make up the rest of the cost. The city said in a press release that if funded, the project will benefit 60 percent low- and moderate-income residents.The public hearing will be held at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. to seek citizen input on Kirksville’s community development.