Archives for February 2019

Upcoming Meetings Regarding City Municipal Code

Kirksville Mayor Chuck Long announced, during the annual State of the City address on Friday, that a series of community meetings will be held to obtain public input as the City embarks on the recodification of the Municipal Code. Residents are encouraged to attend these community meetings to learn about proposed changes to the Municipal Code, and provide their feedback. The meetings will be held each evening, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, February 25 through 28, 2019, at the City’s Economic Development Alliance Building, located at 315 S. Franklin St. Find a link to learn more about the meetings on the City of Kirksville’s Facebook page. That’s also where you can watch a video of the 2019 State of the City Address.

Crash on Snow Covered Road Near Linneus

A Linneus woman was injured in a crash on a snow covered road Friday afternoon. 24-year-old Sahara Baldwin lost control of her van on Highway 5 four miles north of Linneus. It went off the roadway and overturned. She was taken to to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment of minor injuries.

MBSA Consultant to Help with Search for New Superintendent

The Kirksville R-III Board of Education is hiring a Missouri School Board Association consultant to help with the search for a new Superintendent. A consultant who attended a recent board meeting says he believes Kirksville is in a good position to attract high-quality candidates. superintendent Dr. Damon Kizzire officially retires at the end of this school year and the search is getting underway to hire his replacement. The board also worked iwth MBSA when they hired Kizzire. The consultant, Dr. Bob Watkins, is surveying board members to find out what they are looking for in an new Superintendent, and he plans to talk with community members, teachers, and other district employees.

Presidents Day Closures

A reminder that all City of Kirksville offices, including the Kirksville Aquatic Center, are closed today in observance of President’s Day. Offices will reopen tomorrow for regular business hours.

Kirksville Brothers Face Multiple Charges in Alleged Assault

Two Kirksville brothers are facing several charges after the alleged assault of a woman and her child. The victim told police that she got into an argument Tuesday night with her boyfriend Ever Robles Palomino, and she asked him to leave. He reportedly returned later that evening with his brother, Francisco. The woman told police they forced their way inside an assaulted both her and her 12-year-old son. Both men have been charged with multiple felonies.

Fatal Tractor Accident Near Canton

A woman died in a tractor accident just outside of Canton yesterday. Officals have only released a few details. They say accident happened around 4:45 p.m. at 18504 Highway P. The Lewis County coroner was on the scene a short time later.

MoDOT Preparing for More Winter Weather This Weekend

The Missouri Department of Transportation advises motorists to limit travel this weekend as a series of winter storms will impact roads across the state. As for Northeast Missouri, the National Weather Service is forecasting just cloudy skies for Kirksville today. Tomorrow, Snow in the evening will give way to lingering snow showers overnight with 1 to 3 inches of snow expected. There will be occasional snow showers Sunday.

Project Linus Make A Blanket Day Sew-In Event

The 20th Annual National Project Linus “Make A Blanket Day” Sew-In event will be held tomorrow at the Moose Lodge  in Kirksville. The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans. Blankets for children in need will be assembled at the Moose Lodge, located at 2405 E. Illinois  St.,tomorrow from 10:00 am and 4:00 PM and you are invited to attend – no sewing experience needed. Donations of new cotton fabric, acrylic yarn, fleece, and other blanket-
making supplies will  be accepted.

At Moberly Airport: One Death After Carbon Monoxide Exposure

One man has now died after breathing-in carbon monoxide in a hanger at the Moberly airport. It happened earlier this month. And this week, he passed away in the hospital — identified as a 29 year old from St. Louis. The carbon monoxide came from a heater that was apparently not working correctly. Two other men were found passed out in the hangar — they were treated and released — and a Moberly firefighter was also treated after being exposed.

Finance Receives Certificate Of Achievement For Excellence

The City of Kirksville’s Finance Department has been awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting. The award comes from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada – a nonprofit professional association serving nearly 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The Finance Department received the Certificate as the department primarily responsible for preparing the City’s award-winning Comprehensive Annual Financial Report