Exline's Haunted History: Echoes from the Coal Mining Past
Nestled in the heart of Iowa lies the small town of Exline, a place where American history and legend intertwine. Once a thriving coal mining community, Exline's legacy is shrouded in tales of spirits that linger from the days when miners delved deep into the earth. These spectral stories have become an eerie part of Exline's mystique, with local accounts of ghostly encounters that resonate with the town's past. The Appanoose County Historical & Coal Mining Museum serves as a repository for these memories, celebrating the rich cultural tapestry and the diverse heritage of the miners who once called Exline home.
Adair County home engulfed in flames for the second time
NEAR GREENTOP, Mo. — A Wednesday night fire completely torched a home in rural Adair County. First responders were called to 22837 Buck Creek Road, about six miles southwest of Greentop, Mo., just before 9:30 p.m. Adair County Fire Chief Jeremy Davis told KTVO that the home was fully...
Today the gas price is close to $3.06 in Lancaster as of 2023-11-30. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Kirksville man accused of stealing his father's debit card, cash
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A northeast Missouri man is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from his own father. Chad Kelsall, 50, of Kirksville, is charged with fraudulent use of a debit card and stealing $750 or more. The charges stem from a report made last month to Kirksville police...
Fire overtakes Unionville Print Shop; building complete loss
UNIONVILLE, Mo. — Only a shell of a longstanding northeast Missouri business is left after a fire ripped through the building Thursday morning. The blaze at Unionville Print Shop on Highway 136 in Unionville was reported around 8:30 a.m. The business is owned by Pete and Lisa Schmidt. Pete...
Green City Parks: The Heartbeat of Urban Wellbeing and Public Health
Urban green spaces, epitomized by the flourishing Green City Park, are increasingly recognized as critical to the quality of city living. These lungs of the city offer more than just a touch of nature amid concrete; they are complex networks designed to support physical activities, social gatherings, and provide a sanctuary from urban heat islands. As seen from Sacramento's McKinley Park to Green, Ohio's Central Park, these verdant havens are integral to promoting psychological health, fostering community bonds, and advancing environmental sustainability. Cities like Arroyo Grande demonstrate the conscious effort to weave parks into the urban fabric, enhancing city appeal and creating inclusive spaces for recreation. The evidence is irrefutable: green spaces are essential for nurturing lively, healthy, and eco-friendly urban communities.
Thousand Hills State Park closed temporarily closed for managed deer hunt
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Today, the roads are blocked leading into Thousand Hills State Park for an ongoing managed deer hunt. Many state parks in Missouri and in the United States allow a certain number of hunters, selected by a drawing, to hunt on park property. The Missouri Department of Conservation does this to maintain and manage park resources.
Missouri Town Most Likely to Have a White Christmas? This One
I've heard many romanticize about having a white Christmas. My guess is most of those don't have the responsibility of having to shovel driveways, but it's just my theory. What Missouri town is most likely to get their wish this Christmas and have snow covering the ground? #1 has it happen almost 1 in 3 times.
Date to break ground pushed back for new health care facility in Kirksville
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — KTVO has received more information on the status of the incoming health care facility that will be built in Kirksville. It was a little more than a year ago that 170 of the approximately 240-acre piece of land across from Leisure World Lanes on Illinois Street had been approved to be rezoned by the Kirksville City Council for Hannibal Regional Healthcare Systems to build that new facility.
Queen City 4-H club hosting winter clothing pick-up event on Saturday
GREENTOP, Mo. — Throughout November, the Queen City 4-H club has been busy accepting donations of coats, gloves and scarves at various locations around Schuyler County. The group's efforts culminate with its pick-up event on Saturday at the Greentop Memorial Park Community Building. At the event, community members may...
Walker Showcases Borderline Mustang in Las Vegas
There are many car enthusiasts out there that have a love for automobiles. Brent Walker is one of those people. He has always liked working with his hands and fixing things. Brent, 66, is from Memphis, Missouri. For 40 years, Brent ran a successful business in the area called Walker Motors Collision Repair, until he sold it and retired.
Changes coming to Adair County Commission District boundaries
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A shift in Adair County's population is requiring county officials to establish new boundaries for County Commission Districts 1 and 2. Information provided by the 2020 census shows that the county's population is no longer represented equally in the two districts. The Adair County Clerk's Office...
Subtle changes to criteria needed for a winter storm warning to be issued
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. and OTTUMWA, Iowa — Winter and snow go hand-in-hand. Snow can even fall over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as the Heartland just saw. With more snow expected this winter, it's important for the public to learn about a subtle change to the criteria for a winter storm warning to be issued.
Truman State University sorority members seek help after losing belongings in fire
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — KTVO reported that an overnight fire in Kirksville caused multiple Truman State University students and their pets to evacuate their house last Friday. The four students were members of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. A GoFundMe was set up to help the students in a time...
2 Kirksville men injured in head-on crash on snowy highway
NEAR MILAN, Mo. — A slick, snow-covered highway is blamed for a head-on crash that injured two Kirksville men. It happened at 8:30 a.m. Sunday on Highway 6, two miles east of Milan. State troopers say Cesar Anicama-Jorges, 37, of Kirksville, lost control of his SUV on the snowy...
Court Records: Speeding stop led to OWI charge for Bloomfield councilman, Davis County teacher
BLOOMFIELD, Iowa — Online court records are revealing new details surrounding the drunk driving arrest of a southeast Iowa school teacher and city councilman. Bloomfield city councilman and Davis County Middle School social studies teacher Joshua Husted is charged with operating while intoxicated in connection with a Friday night traffic stop in Bloomfield.
Communities of Greencastle and Green City welcome holiday season with Christmas events
The holiday season is upon us, and communities in and around Greencastle are bustling with Christmas spirit. A series of community-driven Christmas events are scheduled to take place, offering an array of festive activities for families and individuals alike. Greencastle Community Coalition’s Christmas Activities – December 3rd. The...
Iconic 'Facets of Adair County' mural takes a new breath in downtown Kirksville
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Ribbons were cut at a new mural in Downtown Kirksville Thursday afternoon. The "Facets of Adair County" mural was originally unveiled in 1986. The late Gerald David Walker was the artist behind the masterpiece. His artwork represents agriculture, education, medical facilities, industry, churches and a red...
Several north Missouri cities approved for Transportation Alternative Program grants through MoDOT
Several northern Missouri cities have been approved for Transportation Alternative Program grants through the Missouri Department of Transportation. These cities include Trenton, Bethany, Albany, Plattsburg, Maryville, Savannah, St. Joseph, Country Club, and Kirksville. MoDOT reports that the projects focus on non-motorized transportation, emphasizing bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Those awarded funding...
Kirksville's Amber Dierling signs with Westminster to play softball and track
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A Kirksville Tiger has signed a letter of intent to continue her athletic career, participating in not one, but two different sports at the next level. On Wednesday, Amber Dierling signed her letter of intent to join the softball and track team at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.