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Little Sluggers League sign-ups deadline approaching

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A popular little league is making its return to the Kirksville area. Kirksville Park and Recreation's Little Sluggers League is returning once again this year. Children aged three to second grade are encouraged to sign up and participate. Practices will start on August 1 and games...
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Summer block party series kicked off at P.C. Mills Park on Sunday

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Kirksville Park and Recreation Department kicked off its summer block party series on Sunday. P.C. Mills Park was the site of the first block party in 2022. Residents got to enjoy free hot dogs, chips, snow cones, cotton candy, water games, a bubble suds machine,...
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Jeffery Todd Martin, 60 of Novinger, Mo., Casady-Luscan Funeral Solutions

Jeffery Todd Martin, age 60 of Novinger, Missouri passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, at his residence. Jeff was born in Kirksville, MO on May 14, 1962, the son of Hubert and Norma Jo (Ronchetto) Martin. He was raised in the Novinger area and graduated from Novinger High School. He was united in marriage to Colleen Scofield on January 23, 1988. Following their marriage, the couple lived in the Novinger area. Jeff loved music and playing the guitar, but his grandchildren were the true love of his life. Before retirement he worked for Dickie Transport as a Truck Driver and in the Construction Industry.

Board raises credit card limit for officials, sexton

ARBELA TWP. — Arbela Township has had credit cards for use by employees for years. Until this month, however, it didn’t have a formal policy covering the use of those cards. At its June 13 session, the board approved a credit card policy. ARBELA TWP. — Arbela Township...

How to treat firework injuries this 4th of July

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The 4th of July brings all sorts of fun like hot dogs, sparklers and, of course, fireworks. But no matter how much fun they are, you should always be prepared for injuries. A Kirksville doctor told KTVO that if you get a hand injury, make sure...

Baring Volunteer Fire Department wins grain bin rescue equipment

BARING, Mo. — Fifty-eight fire departments across the country are getting life-saving grain bin rescue equipment for free, courtesy of Nationwide insurance company. Only one is in the KTVO viewing area. The Baring Volunteer Fire Department, in Baring, Missouri, will receive a free grain bin rescue tube. Chief Richard...

Ameren Missouri to add more renewable energy — and fracked gas — in updated plan

Ameren Missouri plans to add more renewable energy and speed its transition to net-zero carbon emissions, the company announced Thursday. But its plan also calls for building a large natural gas power plant in about 10 years.  The St. Louis-based electric utility filed an updated integrated resource plan with Missouri regulators after a federal judge […] The post Ameren Missouri to add more renewable energy — and fracked gas — in updated plan appeared first on Missouri Independent.

Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Summer Candidate Forum

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a summer candidate forum to give residents a chance to hear from local candidates for Adair County Offices and State Representatives. The Chamber of Commerce hosted a Q&A session last night with candidates running for Adair County Presiding Commissioner,...

William Matthew Middle School names new assistant principal

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Kirksville's William Matthew Middle School has announced a new assistant principal for the upcoming school year. The Kirksville R-III School District announced Thursday that Mr. Clay "Jamie" James would be replacing Mr. Ed Koser as assistant principal of WMMS, while Koser becomes the principal of 7-12 grades in Schuyler County.

New sidewalks could be coming near the Kirksville Aquatic Center

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — New sidewalks could be coming near the Kirksville Aquatic Center. The city is in the process of applying for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant. If awarded the grant, two new sidewalks will be built near the Aquatic Center and future apartment complex and near Rotary...

Canton Connect Center making a difference

CANTON – Josmar Hernandez is excelling in elementary school and helping his mother learn English, thanks to the help of the Connect Center here. Hernandez grew up in Canton after his family moved from Mexico in 2012. He was one of the first students to enroll at the Connect Center in September 2021 and is currently a fifth grader at Canton Elementary School.

Sen. Hawley believes vote on proposed gun violence bill is being rushed

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) responded to the upcoming vote on the proposed gun violence bill through a tweet. "Here we are voting to move a bill negotiated behind closed doors, released only an hour ago, that no one has had time to fully read, that ignores, the national crime wave and chips away instead at the fundamental rights of law-abiding citizens. No."

Northwest grad pursues medical school

Dr. William Kinderknecht and Caleb Liles, spent May 23 through June 3 together at Mosaic Specialty Care – West, where Kinderknecht served as a preceptor for Liles as he prepares for his second year of medical school at AT Still University of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville. When Liles was thinking...

Fiery crash outside Edina injures two drivers

KNOX COUNTY – A fiery crash near Edina Monday morning seriously injured one driver and shut down Highway 6 for hours. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that around 11:15 a.m., a semi pulling a grain trailer driven by Larry D. Howard, 70, of Brashear overtook and was passing another vehicle driven by Linda S. Early, 70, of Edina.

ATSU’s Kirksville, Missouri, campus employees recognized for achievements, anniversaries

A.T. Still University (ATSU) hosted its annual Missouri campus Employee Recognition & Award Ceremony on May 18, 2022, honoring outstanding achievement and employment anniversaries. ATSU’s Kirksville, Missouri, campus’ Distinguished Service Award went to Bob Ehrlich, director, facilities/plant operations. Nominators submitted the following comments in support of Ehrlich’s selection:...