Woman killed in weekend crash

A 71 year old woman from Kahoka, Missouri, was killed in a two-vehicle crash that happened on Sunday night. The Highway Patrol says the driver of a GMC Savana, 70-year-old John Briggs of Kahoka, failed to yield at a stop sign on Route B at Route C, a mile south of St. Francisville, and entered the path of a GMC Sierra. The Sierra hit the passenger side of the Savana. Linda Smith, an occupant in the Savana, was killed. Another passenger in the Savana, 56-year-old Riva Weir of Keokuk, Iowa, suffered serious injuries and was taken by air to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. Briggs suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Fort Madison Community Hospital. None of the two people injured, or the woman who was killed, were wearing a seat belt.

Child hurt in crash

The Highway Patrol reported two people, including a one-year-old child, were injured in a crash in Adair County on Monday afternoon. 28 year old Natasha Findling of Greentop was driving a Ford Fiesta southbound on Highway J, one mile north of Missouri 11, when the vehicle ran off the road and overturned multiple times. Findling sufffered moderate injuries and was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center. A one-year-old boy suffered minor injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

Work planned on railroad crossing

Weather permitting, April 9-10, Monroe County Route A in Holliday is scheduled to close temporarily for work on the Norfolk and Southern Railroad crossing. The road will be closed between 4,500 and 4,750 feet north of U.S. Route 24 beginning at 7:00 a.m. on April 9 and will reopen at 6:00 p.m. on April 10. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during this work. For more information on this and other projects in your area, you can visit us online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast, or call our customer service number at 1-888 ASK MoDOT (275-6636).

Kirksville woman hurt in crash

A Kirksville woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash that happened near LaPlata on Sunday night. The Highway Patrol says 53 year old Wendy Ward was driving a Ford Escape northbound on U.S. 63, two miles north of LaPlata, when the vehicle went off the road and overturned. She was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center.

Kirksville HS School exhibit set to open at Arts Center

The Kirksville High School Exhibit opens at the Sue Ross Arts Center Monday, April 1st. The exhibit will only be here for a short time, closing following the reception on April 11th. We always look forward to seeing what the students are creating and how they are expressing themselves. The reception will be Thursday, April 11th from 5:30 to 7 pm and is open to the public. There is no charge to visit the exhibit and children are always welcome at the arts center.

Moderate injuries in Friday wreck

A 26-year-old woman from Mexico, MIssouri, was taken to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia after a crash on Friday afternoon. The Highway Patrol says Shelbi Hamilton was driving a Toyota Avalon on Highway D, three miles south of Perry, when the vehicle went off the left side of the road, hit a ditch, and overturned. She was not wearing a seat belt.

Lancaster man hurt in crash

A 20-year-old man from Lancaster, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Bronson Shaw was driving a Chevy 1500 on Highway U, one mile south of Lancaster, when the vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned. He was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

City using drones at parks

The City of Kirksville’s Parks and Recreation Department will use drone technology to conduct topographical surveys in several City parks. This innovative approach will help to better understand current park terrain and facilitate informed decision-making for future park development and maintenance. On Friday, March 22, 2024, residents may notice a drone flying over designated areas in multiple City parks, including Brashear Park, P.C. Mills Park and North Park. The drone will be equipped with sensors and cameras capable of capturing detailed topographic data. The Parks and Recreation Department assures residents that all necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the safe and responsible operation of the drone during the surveying process. Additionally, the privacy of park visitors will be respected, and the drone will strictly focus on capturing topographical data.

Crews replacing water main

City crews will begin replacing a water main on South Osteopathy, between West Shelby Street and West Hamilton Street, on March 25, 2024. As a result, South Osteopathy will be one lane in this area between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm while work is underway. The street will be reopened during the evening, overnight and early morning hours. Construction is expected to take approximately four weeks, depending on the weather. The traveling public is strongly encouraged to use caution, drive slowly through work areas and utilize alternate routes.