Archives for April 2019

Flash Flood Watch for Some Northeast Missouri Counties

More rain is coming this week. Adair, Macon, Linn, Schuyler and Sullivan counties are included in a Flash Flood Watch that is in effect through Thursday morning. Several rounds of moderate to locally heavy rainfall are expected. This heavy rainfall, combined with saturated soils, may lead to flooding of creeks, streams and low water crossings. If you come across a flooded roadway, turn around don’t drown. Continue to monitor forecasts and visit for the latest road conditions.

Excello Man Faces Drug Charges in Adair County

A man from Excello is facing charges in Adair County. 34-year-old Raymond A. Treon was arrested on Sunday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol listed the following charges: felony trafficking drugs second degree methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and a traffic infraction. Treon was taken to the Adair County Jail for a 24-hour hold.

KHS Students Perform at State Festival

Some Kirksville High School students performed at a state festival over the weekend because they scored well in the Missouri State High School Activities Association District 19 Solo and Ensemble Festival, which was recently held at KHS. In total, there were students from 25 schools who performed instrumental and vocal solos and ensembles. The performances were rated: exemplary, outstanding, satisfactory, developing and ineffective. High School had 17 solos and ensembles receive exemplary ratings at the district competition. Those students with exemplary ratings performed this past weekend at the State Festival at the University of Missouri. Kirksville

Speakers Announced for ATSU Commencement Ceremonies

A.T. Still University has announced the speakers for its upcoming Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health commencement ceremonies. Rear Adm. Dr. Joyce M. Johnson, U.S. Public Health Service (retired), will serve as KCOM commencement speaker. Dr. Donald Suggs, a retired oral surgeon from St. Louis, will serve as commencement speaker for MOSDOH. The ceremonies are 10AM on May 17th and 18th, at Truman State University’s Baldwin Hall Auditorium

2 from Kirksville Receive Honorary FFA Degree

At the state convention. the Missouri FFA Association presented HONORARY state degrees to several education agriculture leaders and officials – and two from Kirksville were among the recipients. The state’s highest FFA degree went to Ashley McCarty and to Jason Dimmitt. McCarty is the executive director of Missouri Farmers Care. She previously coordinated the Missouri Agribusiness Academy as an employee of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Dimmitt has been an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for Kirksville R-3 for the past 12 years. MCarty and Dimmitt were awarded the honorary degree in acknowledgment of their agricultural and leadership achievement.

Mulitple DWI Arrests in NEMO Over the Weekend

The highway patrol made multiple arrests this weekend for DWI in Northeast Missouri. A Green City man was arrested in Sullivan County early Saturday on three allegations. The Highway Patrol reports that twenty-three-year-old Austin Reynolds was accused of driving while intoxicated, possession of fewer than 10 grams of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Reynolds was transported to the Sullivan County Jail.

Also early Saturday morning in Linn County, 23-year-old Dalton L. Sizemore, of Milan, was arrested for DWI prior offender, and driving while suspended.

Sunday morning, a Marceline man was arrested in Linn County on two charges. According to the Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Briar L. Stewart is accursed of driving while intoxicated, and careless and imprudent driving. He was taken to the Brookfield Police Department.

Number of Medical Marijuana Facilities to be Licensed in State Released

The number of medical marijuana facilities coming to Missouri has been announced. According to the Department of Health and Senior Services, 60 cultivation facilities, 192 dispensary facilities and 86 medical marijuana manufacturing facilities will be officially licensed in the state. Applications for licensing will be available online on June 4. The DHSS will have until Dec. 31 to review and score the applications before issuing a license. All information for the draft rules are posted on the DHSS website at:

Call to Sheriff’s Office Leads to Arrests and Recovery of Stolen Vehicle

A call to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office led to two arrests in connection with a stolen vehicle out of Iowa. Just before 8AM yesterday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to US 63 and Route AA after a report of two men picking up tools and a large tool box from the roadway. The situation was considered dangerous due to the heavy fog in the area. As deputies were speaking with the two males, it was determined the vehicle they were in had just been reported stolen out of the Knoxville Iowa area. Adair County Deputies arrested both suspects, 20-year-old Travis Nelson, and 19-year-old Brent Nelson, both of Iowa, without incident. They were transported to the Adair County Detention Center to await formal charges by the Adair County Prosecuting Attorney. Sheriff Hardwick is thanking the community for their assistance in the apprehension and recovery of the stolen vehicle.

Several Events in Kirksville This Weekend

It’s a busy weekend in Kirksville. The Parks and Recreation Department presents ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes” musical featuring class pop music of the 1950s. There are dinner theatre performances tonight and tomorrow night, and a matinee Sunday. Tickets can purchased at the Kirksville Aquatic Center or online at

The First annual Truman State University Film Festival is tomorrow. Keynote speaker Victoria Price will present in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre at 5 p.m., followed by a showing of short films made by undergraduate students.

Kirksville’s annual cardboard boat race will be held tomorrow at noon at the Kirksville Aquatic Center. Participants in the race must construct their vessels from cardboard, duct tape, adhesive and water-based paint only. Crews of two to four people will race to see who can paddle a lap in the shortest time — and without sinking. The full rules for the competition and boat construction are available at

Tractor Fire at Lynn Sinclair Farm in Clark County

A tractor caught on fire this week at the Lynn Sinclair farm in Clark County. Fire crews arrived just after 9 Tuesday morning to find the tractor fully engulfed in flames. The fire had not yet spread to the attached trailer. A crew with the The Clark County Fire Corporation were able to extinquish the tractor fire and then continued to cool the machine so that the trailer, which only sustained minimum damage, could be removed. The tractor, however, was a total loss. Fire crews were also able to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby brush.