Archives for September 2019

Truck Driver Dies in Linn County Crash

One person died in a crash in Linn County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, a truck driver from Illinois, 61-year-old William Simmons, was driving on U.S. 36 a half mile south of Meadville around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. The truck went off the right side of the road and overturned after hitting a ditch. Simmons was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries. [MEED-ville]

Novinger Teen Injured in Crash

A teen from Novinger was hospitalized after a crash Saturday morning. The seventeen-year-old girl was driving on Route K, when she traveled off the right side of the road south of Novinger. Her vehicle returned to the road, then went off the left side, and struck several small trees. The teenager was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with moderate injuries.

Boy on Bicycle Struck by Vehicle in Macon County

A boy is recovering after he was struck by a vehicle while on his bicycle. The 10-year-old was hit by a vehicle in Macon County Saturday morning. He was seriously injured. The Missouri State Highway report states that the vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old from Callao, crested a hill on southbound Highway 3, four miles North of Callao, and began skidding and struck the boy on his bike. The juvenile was being treated at University Hospital.

Brookfield Man Life-Flighted After Motorcycle Strikes Deer

A Brookfield man was life-flighted after his motorcycle struck a deer. The motorcycle, driven by 29-year-old Douglas Palmer, was traveling south on Route M one and a half miles north of Brookfield when it hit the deer in the road. The motorcycle overturned before ejecting the driver and sliding off the right side of the road. The Brookfield Police Department, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Linn County Ambulance, Linn County Fire Department, and Life Flight assisted at the scene of the crash.

Your Input Wanted for the Think Kirksville 2040 Plan

What do you THINK Kirksville’s future should look like? The City of Kirksville is launching the Think Kirksville 2040 Plan. City leaders want to hear your ideas to help us be a thriving community in 2040. Join your neighbors at the Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival and share your ideas. The event is downton tomorrow from 9am-4pm. Stop by the City of Kirksville’s tent outside City Hall to learn more and provide your input.

Authorities Investigate Suspicious Fire

Authorities are investigating another suspicious fire in Kirksville. The latest happened in the overnight hours Monday at a vacant home in the the 600 block of W. Hickory Street. Officials think the fire was intentionally set. A fire that happened at another vacant home in the 1400 block of N. Franklin Street last month is also believed to have been intentionally set. The Kirksville Police Department and Missouri State Fire Marshal are trying to determine if the incidents are connected.

1st Vaping Related Death Reported in Missouri

A Missouri man has become the eighth person in the United States to die due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said it concluded the man’s death was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken. The man, who has not been identified, died this week. He was in his mid-40s. This is the first vaping related death in Missouri. There have been 22 reports of vaping-related illnesses in the state.

Kirksville Kiwanis Club Hosting a Halloween Costume Drive

09-20-19-Kirksville Kiwanis Club Hosting a Halloween Costume DriveThe Kirksville Kiwanis Club is hosting a Halloween costume drive to benefit the children of our community. New or used costumes and props can be dropped off at the Adair County Public Library or the Adair County YMCA through October 15th.  Costumes for children from newborn to 8th grade will be available for any child in need.  Children are invited select their costumes at the Adair County Public library on October 24th and 25th from 2-6pm and on October 25th from 10 am-2pm. Questions about the Kiwanis Costume Drive may be directed to

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off

The City of Kirksville is currently accepting appointments for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop off this Saturday, during the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, at the Public Works Complex located at 2001 N.
Osteopathy St. The appointments are only available for citizens of Kirksville and are required to ensure that qualified staff are available to assist citizens with the disposal of eligible items. To schedule an appointment, citizens must call the Public Works Department at 660 .627 .1291 . The program is limited to household waste, and does not include disposal of any commercial hazardous waste. No products from commercial or
farm operations will be accepted. Household Hazardous Waste is a broad term that applies to any leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients. See the list of items that will be accepted on the City of Kirksville’s facebook page. For more information, contact the Public Works Department.

Shelby County Man Faces Drug Charges

A man from Shelby County is facing drug charges after being arrested for growing marijuana at a residence near an elementary school. Charging documents indicate Jared D. Bentley, of Clarence, grew and sold marijuana at his residence, which was located within 2,000 feet of Clarence Elementary School. He was arrested after police executed a search warrant at his home.