Archives for February 2018

Gun Threat Made at Clark County School

Police were called to Clark County R-1 High School in Kahoka around noon yesterday a student reported that another student had threatened to bring a gun to school. The Superintendent says that the actual threat was made on Friday, but was not reported to school administration until yesterday. The student told the High School Principal about the threat. He did some follow up with other students and called police. The student who made the threat was removed from school grounds by police officers. No weapon was found. According to the Superintendent, the student will not be allowed on school property or any school events until the investigation is complete. He asks parents to talk to their kids and says if they hear something, report it immediately.

Josh Hawley Files for Claire McCaskill Senate Seat

Missouri GOP Senate Candidate Josh Hawley has filed for the Senate race against democrat incumbent, Claire McCaskill. Hawley made the announcement official yesterday afternoon that he will be running for the 2018 U.S. Senate Primary. It was the first day of filing for state and federal offices that will be on the Aug. 7 primary and Nov. 6 general election ballots. Four Democrats also filed Tuesday to challenge McCaskill.

Intervention Deadline in Ameren Charge Ahead Programs

Ameren Missouri has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to implement two new programs under its “Charge Ahead” program and to revise an existing program. According to Ameren Missouri, the two new proposed programs are: the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Incentive Program (“Charge Ahead-Electric Vehicles”) and an Efficient Electrification Program (“Charge Ahead-Business Solutions”). The filing also includes proposed changes to Ameren Missouri’s line distribution extension policies, including changes designed to address underutilized infrastructure.

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than March 14, 2018, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at .

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone 1-866-922-2959, or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.

Adair County Hunger Helped With Thousands Of Pounds Of Food

The Food Bank distributes thousand of pounds in Adair County. Karen Johnson has more to tell.

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri distributed more than 670-thousand pounds of
food in Adair County in 2017. The Food Bank provided that food at no charge to several partner agencies, including Christian Community Food Depot, Helping Hands Mission, Kirksville Housing Authority and Salvation Army. Additionally, The Food Bank operates two Mobile Pantries in Adair County and provides food to children through the Buddy Pack Program at four local schools.While the number of pounds distributed in Adair County increased about 25,000 pounds over 2016, The Food Bank this past year put more emphasis on quality of food over quantity,according to Executive Director Lindsay Young Lopez. I’m Karen Johnson.

Preparing to Say Goodbye To A Local Hunter

Preparing to say goodbye to a local hunter. Karen Johnson has more.

Funeral arrangements are now set for Justin Tobias. About a week ago deputies were called out to Highway 24 near the Highway 36 interchange. Deputies arrived on scene, along with members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ralls County Sheriff’s Office, Center Police Department, Marion Country Ambulance District and the Palmyra Fire Department. Once on scene, deputies identified a man with a gunshot wound during a hunting incident. Tobias was treated on scene by medical personal and then transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital. Visitation for Tobias will be held at Mission Hill Baptist Church in Palmyra from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. Funeral services also at Mission Hill Baptist Church at 10: 00 a.m. on Friday, March 2nd. Memorial contributions will go to his children. I’m Karen Johnson.

House Forms Committee to Investigate Governer

In a statement on Friday, 3rd District State Representative Nate Walker again called on Governor Greitens to resign. Yesterday 12 other Republican House members called for that action. Walker also called upon Missouri House of Representative Speaker Todd Richardson and House leadership to start an independent investigation of all of the alleged felony and any other possible impending charges and concerns surrounding the felony indictment of the Governor. In a news converence yesteday Speaker Richardson said Representative Jay Barnes will chair the committee. The 5 Republicans and two Democrats on the the investigative committee will gather facts in a fair, thorough and timely manner. The move follows Greitens felony indictment last week for invasion of privacy. In addition, the same St. Louis grand jury that delivered the felony invasion of privacy charges is still working, which may indicate that Greitens could face more charges.

Blood Drive to Honor Local Teen

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in honor of a northeast Missouri teen. A blood drive in memory of Chester Robinson will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. March 6 at the First Baptist Church, located at 910 N. Weaver Avenue in Memphis. Robinson was 18 years old when he died two years ago in a car accident. He was a letterman on the Scotland County High School football team, a member of the Memphis FFA Chapter and a regular blood donor. A press release about the event states that Robinson’s family invites the community to give in his memory to help others in need, For more information or to make an appointment, visit

KBSA Registration Open

Registration is officially underway for the 2018 Kirksville Baseball & Softball Association season! The registration deadline is March 20, 2018. You can sign up online at or by visiting the Kirksville Aquatic Center.

Missouri Farmers Can Contribute To Conservation Efforts

Missouri farmers have an opportunity to contribute to conservation efforts. Karen Johnson has details.

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018.While applications for CSP are accepted year-round, applications must be received by March 2, 2018, to be considered for this funding period. Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. To know more visit
I’m Karen Johnson

The Annual Big Event Is Coming to Kirksville

The annual Big Event is coming to Truman State University. Karen Johnson shares details.

The eleventh annual event will be held on April 7 throughout the Kirksville Community encouraging Truman State University students to do a variety of community service projects, like raking leaves, washing windows and painting, throughout the city. Registration is open for those looking to do service projects. Services will be provided on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to register, visit, call (660) 785-7222 or email I’m Karen Johnson.