Update on U.S. Route 136 Bridge Replacement Project in Schuyler County and Its Impact on Local Residents
In early August, a bridge replacement project led to the closure of U.S. Route 136 in Schuyler County. The new bridge is located 1.1 miles east of Route C, near Lancaster. It is expected to open in mid-December, depending on weather conditions. The project was delayed by a month due to unexpected soil conditions and material availability issues.
3-vehicle crash in Kirksville sends 1 to hospital, ties up Highway 63 traffic
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A three-vehicle crash on Highway 63 in Kirksville sent one driver to the hospital and tied up traffic in both directions for a half-hour. It happened at 11:05 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Highway 63 and Benton Way on the north edge of Kirksville. Police...
Scotland County looking for special prosecutor to investigate Sheriff Whitney's arrest
MEMPHIS, Mo. — Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney, 43, of Memphis, was arrested on Friday, September 29, by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper on suspicion of DWI, first offense. Scotland County Prosecuting Attorney April Wilson tells KTVO News that as of Monday, there has been no indication that...
Missouri Department of Conservation and the Adair County YMCA invite the public to a mother and son nature night in Kirksville
The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Adair County YMCA invites female role models and their young men to a mother and son nature night at Big Creek Conservation Area on Oct. 14 from 2-6 p.m. Participants of this event will have the opportunity to partake in fishing and archery...
The Poorest Town in Iowa has been Revealed
A newly released list of the poorest communities in the country has been released from the online finance site known as 24/7 Wall St. They have analyzed recent census data including the poverty rate, median household income, and unemployment rate in order to create a list of the poorest towns in each of the 50 states.
Heartland's first frost and snow historically happens in the next few weeks
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. and OTTUMWA, Iowa — Crops are being harvested, pumpkins are for sale and Halloween decorations are back on store shelves. Along with those things returning, it's that time of the year when temperatures get a little chilly in the morning. Based on historical averages, both Kirksville and...
1,935 pound gourd crushes car at the 8th annual Giant Pumpkin Bash in Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD, Iowa — Folks over in Bloomfield welcomed fall by smashing humongous pumpkins in front of the Southfork Motel on Saturday afternoon. The Southern Iowa Giant Grower’s Association put on the 8th annual Giant Pumpkin Bash in Bloomfield Square where a range of festive gourds were displayed. Last...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of kirksville, MO Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near kirksville.
Fober's book may be most important of 21st century
I knew the book was good. We were on vacation in a seaside paradise, and all I wanted to do was return to the motel room and read (study) Karoleen Fober's manuscript that she had asked me to review: “Opening to Divine Intervention: Expand and Strengthen Your Intuitive Abilities and Spiritual Connection.” Why? Her words were putting me in such close contact with God, it was like I could reach out and touch Him. In fact, in one story she relates, she knew God was present when rain started to gently fall. As I read this, I looked out the open patio door of the motel room, and it started to rain. Shivers ran up and down my spine.
National Medical Librarians Month 2023
October is National Medical Librarians Month. This month celebrates all the work and expertise the library staff here at ATSU put into improving medical research and practice, finding the best evidence, and supporting our faculty, students, and staff however we can. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with our services such as our research services, scholarly communication services, liaison services, 3D printing, and interlibrary loan.
A Mid-Season Interview with Coach Randall
The Schuyler County Rams football team is now on the other side of week five in their nine week season. With the season officially halfway done, Head Coach Corey Randall granted an extended interview. It is easy to focus on the high-flying offense of his team, but this interview touches more on the goals of the team and their big homecoming win in week five. Coach Randall has reached the milestone of 10 wins as head coach, and we talked about the development of the team, their progress this year, and what to look for moving forward.
Northeast Missouri Crisis Intervention Team battles suicide with outreach and support
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — September is Suicide Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children from the ages of 10 to 14. Suicide is also the third leading cause of death in people 15 to 24. First responders, law enforcements, behavioral health providers, judges and health...
Head-on collision injures 1 on Highway 11
ADAIR COUNTY, Mo. — A head-on collision in Adair County late Wednesday afternoon left one driver with injuries. The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Highway 11 near Beechwood Trail, about six miles southwest of Kirksville. According to a state trooper investigating the crash, an SUV driven by...
Moots-Clair Honored with Leadership Award
Knox County Health Department Administrator Lori Moots-Clair received the 2023 Public Health Nursing Leadership Award. The award was presented by a representative of the Missouri Public Health Association for Public Health Nursing during a statewide conference held in Columbia, MO, on Wednesday, September 20. Photo submitted.
Northeast Missouri homeschoolers toured KTVO on Wednesday morning
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A group of homeschoolers got to learn what it's like to work at a TV station on Wednesday morning. Homeschoolers from the Kirksville and Schuyler County area got a tour of our station in Kirksville. During their visit, they were able to ask various questions to...
Troopers try to identify mystery driver who fled Novinger traffic stop
NOVINGER, Mo. — State troopers are still trying to figure out who was driving a pickup truck that crashed following a brief police pursuit. The ordeal unfolded around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Novinger. The highway patrol told KTVO that a trooper tried to pull over the unknown man after...
Kirksville tire-slashing suspect makes first court appearance
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A Kirksville tire-slashing suspect is now charged after the public helped police identify the man. The Kirksville Police Department said the alleged crimes happened in April 2022. At that time, someone slashed tires on seven vehicles in the 400, 500 and 800 blocks of North Franklin...
Kirksville garbage truck driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following crash
A Kirksville garbage truck driver was arrested Tuesday morning, on suspicion of drunk driving, following a crash. Police say the trash truck was driven by 40-year-old, Shawn Reed, when it struck another vehicle. Reed failed a field sobriety test at the scene. He was arrested on a pending charge of DWI and given a court date. No one was injured in the crash.
Southern Boone falls to Kirksville in high school soccer
Ashland — Southern Boone boys' soccer welcomed Kirksville at their new field Saturday afternoon. The host Eagles fell in a tough match, 3-0. Check out Saturday's highlights and other scores from around Mid-Missouri in the video above!
Crash at Baltimore, La Harpe street intersection in Kirksville sends 2 to hospital
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A Wednesday morning crash at the intersection of Baltimore and La Harpe Street in Kirksville sent both drivers to the hospital. According to the Kirksville Police Department, just before noon, an SUV driven by Rose Smith, 79, of Kirksville, was heading eastbound on La Harpe, when she slowed to turn into a driveway.