Archives for March 2015

Schuyler Updates Addressing System to Help 911 Response

Schuyler County residents should have gotten a letter in the mail by now with their new addresses. No one’s having to move, though. It’s all part of the county’s 911 Addressing Project, which is an effort to modernize geolocation information and help emergency crews respond more quickly to incidents. The final phase was getting the U.S. Postal Service updated with the new addresses. If you live in Schuyler County and have not received a letter at your physical address, you’re asked to contact the county clerk at 457-3842.

Adair Emergency Responders Get Specialized Training

Adair County emergency responders spent this past weekend training for what is called “wide area search,” where rescuers have to search a large tract of land looking for victims of an incident. Instructors from the Texas A&M Extension, which provides this type of hands-on training across the country, guided the trainees through several different scenarios, but they emphasized that while every situation is unique, the common goal is to save lives, so proper planning is the key to a successful rescue.

Paving Work on Baltimore Through Tomorrow

Paving work is scheduled through tomorrow on Baltimore Street between Suburban Drive and Route 6. Work should run between 8:00am and 4:00pm each day, so be aware of delays and possible lane closures in the area. Consider Industrial Road as an alternate in the area.

Easter Egg Hunt Set

The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Division and the Women of Cardinal Key at Truman State University are hosting the 37th Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Children and their families are invited to bring their baskets and join the Easter Bunny at the hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10 am and will be held on the Truman State University Quad. This is a FREE event!

Fugitive of the Week Captured

Kirksville police say their brothers in blue in Lincoln, NE have collared a man featured as the fugitive of the week about three weeks ago. John Francis Kozoil was wanted for felony stealing, along with warrants from Pennsylvania for burglary and from Iowa for felony stealing. He had been released on his own recognizance after giving a local court a false address.

Today is Vietnam Veterans Day in Missouri

Today marks the third observance of Vietnam Veterans Day in Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon is encouraging folks to take time today to honor and remember those who served in the conflict. Nixon signed a bill in 2012 that established the annual day of dedication.

Rabies Clinic at Novinger FD This Saturday

Have a four-legged friend who needs a rabies shot? You’ll be able to walk into the Novinger Fire Department this coming Saturday between 1:00pm and 2:30pm without an appointment, pay a small fee, and get your dog, cat, or ferret vaccinated. The event is being sponsored by the Adair County Health Department and the Adair County Veterinary Clinic. Other vaccinations and checkups will be available upon request. You can find out more information by going to the Health Department’s website at or calling 665-8491.

Weekend Motorcycle Wreck Sends Two to Hospital

A weekend motorcycle wreck in Marion County could have been a lot worse. 52-year-old Mark Denish of Maywood was riding his motorcycle on Route A Saturday afternoon when he ran into the back of another vehicle that had slowed to turn. Denish went to Blessing Hospital in Quincy with moderate injuries. A passenger in the car that was hit was not wearing a seat belt and had to go to the hospital as well for minor injuries.

No MOre Trash Bash Kicks Off Wednesday

Just a couple more days until April. That’s when the Missouri Departments of Transportation and Conservation put on their annual No MOre Trash Bash, which encourages folks to help clean up litter from roadsides, parks, and streams. The DOT alone spends nearly $6 million per year on roadside trash pickup, which could be more if not for the help of over 1200 volunteer groups who officially pitch in, adding about $1 million in value. That doesn’t count the Adopt-a-Highway and Stream Team efforts that kicked in another $3.4 million worth of volunteer time. If you’d like to participate in the April effort, visit for information.

Blood Drives This Week As Red Cross Plays Catch-up

The Red Cross is still playing catch-up on blood donations after all the canceled events this winter, and you have a couple more opportunities this week to help out if you haven’t done so recently. Blood drives are being held today 2:00pm-6:00pm at Atlanta High School, then tomorrow 2:30pm-6:30pm at Schuyler R1 High School. The next event in Adair County will be this coming Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm at Word Alive Family Church on Route 2.