Groundbreaking Planned For New Kirksville Aquatic Center

The City of Kirksville invites the community to the Kirksville Aquatic Center Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 am. A short ceremony will be held at the entrance to the current Aquatic Center, located in Rotary Park at 801 E. Mill St., and will officially commemorate the start of construction on the new facility. The new Kirksville Aquatic Center is scheduled to open on Memorial Day 2021. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 660.627.1485.

3 injured in Crash on Icy Road

Three people were injured in a single vehicle crash near Edina yesterday morning. The Highway patrol says the driver lost control on an ice-covered roadway along Old Lake Avenue. The driver, and her 6 and 9 year old passengers were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor to moderate injuries.

Truman State University to Offer Pet-Friendly Housing Option

Truman State University is giving students the option to make their residence hall feel more like home by creating a pet-friendly living space. Starting with the 2020-21 school year, Truman will utilize the first floor of Dobson Hall as pet-friendly housing. Animals that will be permitted to live on campus include dogs weighing no more than 40 pounds, cats, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits. Jamie Van Boxel, director of Residence Life, says “Having a pet on campus can make the transition to college a little easier.” While emotional support animals and service animals have been welcomed on campus for years, this is the first time Truman has expanded a pet-friendly housing option to all students. Any students who wish to live with a pet can do so as long as they choose to live in Dobson Hall, meet specific requirements in the University’s housing policy and complete the approval and registration process. More information about can be found at: and click on Pet-Friendly Housing.

Closure of Routes in Schuyler County Delayed

Roadwork in Schuyler County is being delayed. High Prairie Wind Farm is postponing the work on Schuyler County Routes O, D and A that was scheduled for this week. Therefore, the routes will be open to traffic. MoDOT will provide updates on any work as they are provided.

Brush Disposal Site Open Due To Storm

Due to the damage caused by this past weekend’s winter storm, the City of Kirksville’s Brush Disposal Site is will remain open through Monday, January 27th. City crews will NOT be conducting curbside brush and limb pickup.The Brush Disposal Site is for Kirksville residents only. Trees and limbs left at the Brush Disposal Site should not contain trash or other debris. For questions, please contact Public Works at 660.627.1291.

Conserving Energy Earns Truman State University Nearly $100,000

Some smart energy upgrades at Truman State University will pay off in a big way. The energy-efficient upgrades at the Kirksville campus were made to the HVAC system, water chillers and variable frequency drives at Violette Hall and the Student Union Building . Because those facilities will use significantly less energy, the University will receive nearly $100,000 in cash incentives from Ameren Missouri. It’s also anticipated that the university will save more than $49,000 annually in energy costs. Susan Thomas, president at TSU, says the University hopes to reduce its carbon footprint by creating an ecologically sound, socially just and economically viable campus community. Thomas added that by working through through Ameren Missouri’s energy efficiency incentive program to upgrade the chiller systems helped the University meet commitments in their TRUImpact energy conservation action plan.

2 NEMO Teens Facing Drug Charges

Two Northeast Missouri teens are facing drug charges.

19-year-old Marissa Robb, of Brookfield, has been arraigned on a felony drug charge in Linn County. Robb, was arrested Wednesday, January 8th. She’s accused of being in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A New Cambria teen was arraigned last week in Linn County for delivery of a controlled substance. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, charges against 19-year-old Desmond Fessler, stem from events that happened on January 5th.

Winter Storm Packed Less Punch Than Predicted

Northeast Missouri didn’t get hit as hard as was predicted by the weekend winter storm system. While the wintery mix still made roads hazardous as the storm moved through, total accumulations were far less than was anticipated with areas in Northeast Missouri seeing 1-3 inches of snowfall.

Because some roads are still slick, Kirksvillve R-III school buses will run on hard surface roads only today.

The City of Kirksville terminated the Traffic Emergency due to snow and ice yesterday.

Semi Overturns on Icy Road

A crash on ice covered roads caused a road blockage on Saturday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B reported that a tractor trailer hauling cars overturned on westbound US 36 just east of Meadville. A trooper had just stopped to check on a slide off, and watched the truck crash in his rear view mirror. It came to rest about 50 feet from his patrol car. There were no injuries reported in the crash. Both lanes & the shoulder were blocked for several hours.

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a Wetland

The City of Kirksville has issued its final notice and public explanation of a propsoed activity in a wetland. The proposed project is located in an area bounded by South Cottage Grove Avenue on the East, Davis Street on the West, McPherson Street and Washington Street on the North, and Normal Avenue on the South, in Kirksville.

Scope of improvements include constructing enclosed storm drainage culverts in side street ditch channels and replacing deteriorated undersize metal and concrete culverts with reinforced concrete box structures at street crossings. These proposed improvements will greatly increase waterway openings and minimize backwater flooding impacts for local neighborhood, private property, utilities and street infrastructure for the 200+ acre drainage area, which includes 28 acres of wetlands.

Written comments must be received by the city on or before January 20, 2020. Find contact information with this announcement on the City of Kirksville’s facebook page:

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a WetlandTo: All interested Agencies, Groups and…

Posted by City of Kirksville on Friday, January 10, 2020