Archives for January 2019

Snow Make-Up Days for Kirksville R-III

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect this morning. Be sure to dress appropriately and cover exposed skin when venturing outdoors. The snow and cold has caused school closures across Northeast Missouri over the past week. Classes are in session today for Kirksville R-III schools – and snow make-up days have been scheduled. They will be: February 15th March 29th April 19th

LaPlata Teen Injured in Crash

A teenager was injured in a crash on Highway 63 yesterday afternoon. The Highway Patrol reports that the 16-year-old from LaPlata, was driving her pickup south on Highway 63, north of Macon, when it slid off the the road and struck a sign. The driver, who was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, suffered moderate injuries. She was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office and First Responders assisted at the scene of the accident.

8 Running for City Council Seats

Eight people have filed to be candidates for the Kirksville City Council. The general municipal election will be held April 2. There will be three City Council positions on the ballot. Those three positions include an unexpired one-year term and two full three-year terms. Zac Burden is the incumbent of the unexpired term. He has filed to run again. Mayor Chuck Long has one of the full three-year term seats. He has filed to run again. The late Richard Detweiler held the other seat. He had filed to run again, and will not appear on the ballot. Others who’ve filed are: Jordan Weichelt, Kevin Alm, Steve Reiser, Jessica Parks, Donald Smith, and Daniel Joyner.

Annual Prom Dress Resale

The First Christian Church in Palmyra is hosting its annual prom dress resale. The sale will be held at the Zion Lutheran School basement located at 120 S Spring Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m tonight and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Winter Weather Continues To Affect Classes and Bus Routes

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Northeast Missouri from 6 this evening until 9 tomorrow morning. Very cold wind chills are expected – as low as 25 below zero. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Cold temperatures and icy roads are affecting classes once again today across Northeast Missouri.
Adair County R-2 Brashear, Knox County R-1 Schools, Putnam County R-1 Schools, and Scotland County R-1 Schools: are all closed tomorrow. School districts whose buses are on hard surfaces only through tomorrow include: Kirksville R-3, Green City R-1, Macon County R-1, and Schuyler County R-1 Schools.

Trash Collection to Resume

Trash collection in the city that had been delyaed due to inclement weather will resume today. Advanced Disposal will be running behind for the rest of the week and will work through Saturday,to ensure trash is collected this week.

Rural Transit Provider Impacted by Partial Government Shutdown

The ongoing partial government shutdown is now affecting OATS Transit. The shutdown has prevented the company from receiving federal grant funding. As a result, they’ve had to reduce services. OATS Transit service from Kirksville to Columbia will be reduced to one day per week on Tuedays. The company’s partnership with Kirk-Tran remains unaffected for now. Any changes to the schedule can be found at:

KPD And KFD Commends Three Truman State University Students

The Kirksville Police Department and Kirksville Fire Department have recognized three Truman State University students for their quick actions on January 13th, when they assisted an elderly neighbor with a fire inside her kitchen. Keegan Walsh, Benjamin Wingo, and Michael Grasing were able to put out the fire before the Fire Department arrived on scene. They placed the woman in a warm vehicle and made sure she was safe until she could be checked on by Emergency Responders. Officals thank the students for their actions.

1 Injured in Crash in Macon County

A crash in Macon County left a driver injured. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, troopers responded to U.S. Highway 36 a half-mile west of Callao around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday to reports of a crash involving a tractor and a pickup truck. The farm tractor, operated by 50-year-old Nathan S. Ford, of Callao, was traveling eastbound and partially on the shoulder of the highway when the pickup, driven by 57-year-old Dale A. Palmer, began to slide on the slick roadway and struck the rear of the tractor. Palmer was not injured. Ford sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a hospital to be treated. The truck was totaled, and the tractor had extensive damage. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Callao Fire Department assisted at the scene of the crash. [KAL-ee-oh]

Fatal Crash Claims Life on Mexico Resident

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports there was a fatal accident on Monday in Randolph County. A 19-year-old woman from Mexico was northound on US Highway 63 north of Clark, when her vehicle slid out of control due to wind-blown snow that drifted over the highway. Her vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and into the median and overturned – causing the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, to be ejected. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.