Archives for March 2019

Central Service and Supply Plans Manufacturing Plant in Macon

Central Service and Supply, Inc., an advanced manufacturer headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, will locate its new advanced manufacturing facility in Macon. According to company officials the main reason Missouri was chosen is because of its access to talent and logistical advantages. Adam Nolan, Vice President of Central Service and Supply, added that the laws and programs passed toward infrastructure and economic development played a role in their decision to invest in Macon.Central Service and Supply provides equipment and supplies to the mining and construction industries. The new 10,500 square foot facility will mirror the production capabilities of their Iowa facility, with the goal of increasing sales in Missouri and attracting new and existing manufacturing partners. The nearly one million dollar facility is expected to be operational by July.

Fire Destroys Home Near Keytesville

A structure fire near Keytesville yesteday morning left a home a total loss. The Keytesville Fire Protection District was dispatched just before 3AM. Mutual aid was provided from nearby fire departments including the Marceline Fire Department. While fire crews weren’t able to save the home, they were able to save a large amount of its contents, including vehicles and personal belongings.

Kirksville Women of Today Sponsoring 25th annual Spring Craft Show

The Kirksville Women of Today are getting ready to sponsor their 25th annual Spring Craft Show. Besides giving the community an opportunity to view exhibits and support local crafters, they provide a concession stand during the course of the craft show. The profits from the concession stand will be donated directly to a charity to be determined. Recent past recipients include the I Think I Can Foundation, Kirksville Arts Association, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Buddy Back Pack Program, the Birthday Closet at the Kirksville schools, Victim Support Services, KBSA, Fee Assistance Program for the programs provided by the Kirksville Parks & Recreation Department, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, college scholarships, Adair County Relay for Life, and Wonderland Camp which the Women of Today support. The Spring Craft Show will be at the William Matthew Middle School on Saturday March 30th from 9am-3pm.

03-25-19-Former KPD Officer Recovering from Injuries in Crash

A former Kirksville Police officer is recovering after suffering injuries in a crash. 45-year-old Jason Partin, who is a deputy with the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department, was conducting a traffic stop along a state highway last Thursday night when he and his vehicle were struck by a passing car. Partin was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. He has since been discharged from the hospital.

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Fomer KPD Officer Recovering from Injuries in Crash

A former Kirksville Police officer is recovering after suffering injuries in a crash. 45-year-old Jason Partin, who is a deputy with the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department, was conducting a traffic stop along a state highway last Thursday night when he and his vehicle were struck by a passing car. Partin was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. He has since been discharged from the hospital.

Adair County Ranks in Top 10 in 4-H Statewide Dood Drive

The results are in for the 4-H Feeding Missouri statewide food drive. 4-H participants statewide collected 103,752 meals for people in need in the first-of-its-kind 4-H Feeding Missouri initiative. University of Missouri Extension 4-H partnered with Feeding Missouri, a coalition of Missouri’s six major food banks that works to feed people in every county in the state through a coordinated network of more than 1,500 community-based feeding programs. Throughout February, 4-H’ers engaged in a friendly competition to see which counties could contribute the most food, volunteer hours and monetary donations while raising awareness about food insecurity in Missouri, where 1 in 5 children experience hunger. Adair County ranked sixth in the state for most meals donated. Scott Baker, Feeding Missouri’s state director, said the network was “blown away” by the amount of food and funds 4-H’ers collected.

Routes in Scotland County to Close for Culvert Work

The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning work along routes in Scotland County which will affect traffic this week. Scotland County Route N will be closed today from Route H to County Road 712 for culvert work between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Scotland County Route U will be closed March 27 from Route A to County Road 113, also for culvert work. Work on that day will be completed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. All work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT at 1-888-275-6636 or visit modot.org/northeast.

O’Laughlin Holds Press Conference at Greenwood School

State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin also held a press conference in Kirksville yesterday. It was at Greenwood school. O’Laughlin says she often speaks of the Greenwood School, built in 1935 and now owned by Truman. Yesterday, she toured it and it and called it awesome. O’Laughlin said the building has virtually no shifting or cracks in the walls, adding that she’s rarely seen a building in this good of condition.
Greenwood Center will be the future site of the Missouri’s first inter-professional center north of I-70 dedicated to serving those with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. O’Laughlin said of the facility, “imagine providing services to children with autism in a place with so much sunlight and big windows, “unclinical” and bright. Last year, Governor Parson vetoed a portion of the funding for the proposed autism clinic at TSU, giving the project $700,000 under Missouri’s 2019 budget. The Greenwood facility is projected to cost $20 million dollars.

Governor Parson Spends Time in Kirksville

Governor Parson had a busy day yesteray. He stopped by K-REDI in Kirksville yesterday along with State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin to discuss plans to reorganize state government to make it more efficient. Parson said his administration is committed to making the reorganization a smooth process – fiscally & operationally.

Following his press conference, the Governor went to the Truman State campus, where he talked with President Sue Thomas about the University and the part they play in Missouri’s workforce development here in Kirksville.

Following those meetings, Governor Parson delcared a State of Emergency in response to flooding. Conditions are worsening along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snow melt and excessive rainfall. The Governor joined Representative Sam Graves to see the recent flood impact and local devastation in NorthWest Missouri.

Arrests Made in 2 Knox County Cases

The Knox County Sheriff has made arrests in two cases. Donna and Roy Rudicil were arrested in relation to a recent berak-in near Newark. The pair allegedly took a television that was later recovered at a pawn shop. Bond is set at $5,000 for each of the suspects. The Sheriff also reported the arrest of Aaron Coon of Novelty on a charge of domestic assault, following an incident at his residence. He’s being held in the Lewis County Jail on $10,000 cash only bond.