Archives for February 2020

Thousands of Dollars in Property Stolen in Knox County Theft

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has released details about a recent theft. On February 14, deputies were called to a hunting lodge burglary south of Hurdland. The investigation revealed several thousand dollars of property stolen from the lodge and nearby shop on February 12th, 2020. Items included shoulder mount deer heads, a full body turkey mount, pelts, antique shotgun, 50 inch television, Lincoln arc welder and other miscellaneous tools. Anybody with information about suspects in possession of items matching this description is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 397-2186. Sheriff Gudehus is also reminding residents to photograph their property as a way to identify it in the event it Is recovered after a theft.

Less Than One Month Until Households Receive 2020 Census Invitations

The City of Kirksville is reminding residents that households will receive 2020 census invitations in less than a month. Between March 12 and March 20, invitations to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households across the community. The city stresses that the 2020 Census is crucial for the future of the community. It will count our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually across the country – a portion of which supports this community’s vital programs, impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy. For more information, or to get involved, please contact Economic and Community Development at 660.627.1224.

Prominent Photographer to Give Keynote Address

Nationally recognized photographer Jess T. Dugan will give an artist talk at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish. The presentation will be the keynote address for the Women’s and Gender Studies Conference taking place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow in Ophelia Parrish 2210. Dugan’s work has been widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and many other institutions throughout the United States. Dugan’s “Every Breath We Drew” is currently on display in the University Art Gallery through Feb. 28th.

United Way of Northeast Missouri Celebrates Suprassing Goal

United Way of Northeast Missouri handed out awards this week as they celebrated surpassing their goal for the 2020 Campaign.

Back in the fall, campaign chairman Keith Jackson announced that the goal for the 2020 drive had been set at $175,000. At the end of the campaign, almost $178,000 was raised – or 102-percent of the goal!

During an event celebrating the successful campaign, Ameren Missouri was recognized for the highest per capita giving, and A.T. Still University was recognized for having the largest increase in employee donations year-over-year. RSVP/Senior Adult Services, Inc. received the Agency of the Year Award for 2020. Dr. Mark Laughlin was presented with the 2020 United Way Volunteer of the Year Award.

All the donations that the United Way receives are put towards supporting 12 agencies around northeast Missouri, including: Adair County 4-H, Adair County Family YMCA, Hospice of Northeast Missouri, Kirk-Tran, NEMO Senior Citizens Services, Inc., Red Cross, and Salvation Army.

Formal Charges Filed in Multi-County Pursuit

Formal charges have been announced for the man who led police on a multi-county car chase. On February 11th, a Linn County deputy attempted to stop 37-year-old Matthew E. Guilford, of Brookfield.

Authorities reported Guilford was wanted on an arrest warrant from Linn County for the felonies of possession of a controlled substance and trafficking drugs and on a federal parole warrant on an original charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

Guilford refused to stop and traveled through Linn, Livingston, Carroll, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. Spike stips were used to end the pursuit and he was taken into custody. The Linn County prosecuting attorney formalized five charges against Guilford, including felony assault, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and possession of controlled substance. Livingston County authorities plan to file additional felonies against Guilford.

Kirksville Man in Accident Arrested for Tampering

A Kirksville man who was injured in a rollover accident in Adair County over the weekend has now been arrested. At around 4:30AM on Saturday, 21-year-old Ameal Sturgeon lost control of his Ford Explorer. His vehicle veered off the roadway and overturned, coming to a rest on its top. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sturgeon, was arrested around 11 a.m. Monday for first degree felony tampering. Sturgeon was being held at the Adair County Jail with no bond.

Novinger Residents Arrested for Meddling

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested of two Novinger residents in Adair County last week for meddling in a felony prosecution. The arrests were made last Thursday. 37-year-old Amanda Hanlin was arrested on felony warrants out of Adair County for tampering with a victim, distribution of a controlled substance, and six counts of forgery. She also had a misdemeanor Adair County warrant for making a false report. 50-year-old Jeffrey Hanlin was arrested for hindering the prosecution of a felony. Amanda Hanlin was taken to Adair County Jail. Jeffrey Hanlin was released from custody after arrest.

Tractor Equipment Stolen in Scotland County

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in recovering some stolen tractor equipment. Yesterday morning just after 8, two suspects arrived at Ed’s Machinery at 17920 US Highway 136 in Memphis. One suspect asked the staff to test drive a John Deere 8110 Tractor. The suspect then drove the tractor approximately one-half mile away to County Road 601. The rear PTO and housing were stolen from the tractor and the suspects drove away from the scene. Authorities say the suspects were in a white Ford F-250 truck – the truck year ranging from 2011 to 2016. The total value of the theft is around $3,500. Anyone with information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Bryan Whitney (660)465-2106

Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire

A mobile home was destroyed by fire northeast Missouri. Firefighters with the Edina Fire Department responded to 4th and East Reid Street around 2:50 yesterday morning. Crews arrived to find the home was fully engulfed. According to firefighters, the owner of the home was out of town at the time of fire. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Kirksville Man Injured in Rollover Crash

A Kirksville man was injured in a rollover accident in Adair County over the weekend. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Ameal Sturgeon, was traveling westbound on Potter Trail, west of Kirskville, around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, when he lost control of his Ford Explorer. The vehicle veered off the roadway and overturned, coming to a rest on its top. Sturgeon was transported to Northeast Medical Center with minor injuries. The Explorer sustained extensive damage.