Two-vehicle crash injures 2 in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Around 3 p.m. on Saturday Kirksville crews responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Baltimore and Potter. According to officers on scene a black Ford Mustang, driven by 33-year-old Gaillord Ngandu of Kirksville, was headed south on Baltimore when it failed to stop at a red light. A red pickup truck, driven by 83-year-old Bobby Holt also of Kirksville, was turning left from Potter onto Baltimore when he was struck by the Mustang.
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Kirksville Little Caesars to open before the end of June

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Good news for Kirksville residents - the new Little Caesars is set to open this month. The pizza place is expected to open for business on June 22. The restaurant will be in one of the four connected retail spaces between International Eye Center and Harbor Freight in the Kirksville Shopping Center.
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Linn County,

COVID-19 spike in Linn County concerns neighboring counties

LINN COUNTY, Mo. — As more gatherings took place with high school trips, graduation and Mother’s Day, COVID-19 cases in Linn County saw new highs. At one point, there were zero cases in the county, but that suddenly changed. On June 6th, health officials reported 200 active cases which was...
Brookfield, MOLinn County Leader

Community Calendar

Sewing Class at the Brookfield YMCA. Free sewing class on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Sewing machines, accessories, material all provided, along with teachers who will walk you through needed basics and/or get you started on a project. Call Fran Lambert 660-752-5084, Rosanne Riley 307-850-8885. Coed Softball at Brookfield’s...

Macon County Health reports 11 new COVID-19 cases over week of June 2-8

MACON, Mo. — During the week of June 2 - 8, 2021, there were 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Macon County. Currently, there are 14 active cases with three residents hospitalized. Of the 11 new cases, none were vaccinated. Of the 41 new cases in the last 3-week period, only one was vaccinated and they experienced mild symptoms.

Cool, wet spring causes many plant diseases

KJFM NEWS — Garden Talk is produced monthly at the Adair County University of Missouri Extension Center in Kirksville, Mo. The cool, rainy weather in May contributed to many plant diseases showing up on fruit trees and ornamentals. Anthracnose, peach leaf curl, cedar-apple rust and fireblight are a few of the diseases we are seeing now.

Case continued for Quincy woman accused in fatal crash last August

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — A woman from Quincy who is charged with four counts of first-degree murder after a fatal car crash in August 2020 appeared in court at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning for a status hearing. Natasha McBride's case was continued with a new hearing scheduled for July...

Curtis (Bud) Childers, 83, of Novinger, Mo., Travis-Noe Funeral Home

Bud Childers, 83 of Novinger, Missouri passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday June 9, 2021. The Son of Curtis L. Childers and Henrietta Evans Childers-Jacques, he was born December 18, 1937 in Novinger, MO. He was united in marriage to Joan Booth, the love of his life, who preceded him in death July 1976. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two Sisters Mary Jo Hardesty and Darlene Childers and a long-time companion June Connor.
Bucklin, MOKMZU

Coleta Holloway

A Bucklin resident, Coleta Holloway, 90, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Delaney Funeral Home in Bucklin. Burial will be in Helton Cemetery near Goldsberry. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Adair County,

Dump truck rollover crash blocks Highway T in Adair County

ADAIR COUNTY, Mo. — An afternoon rollover crash blocks a northeast Missouri road. Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, first responders were called to the scene of dump truck rollover crash. The crash happened on Highway T in Adair County. The driver was out of the vehicle by the time responders...