The Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 26 at the Kirksville Days Inn for citizens concerned with the upcoming Mark Twain Transmission Project. The Mark Twain Transmission Project is a 100-mile electricity power line system that will stretch across western Illinois, northern Iowa and northeast […]
During the year since the Kirksville City Council passed an ordinance banning the sale of over-the-counter drugs containing pseudoephedrine, the number of reported methamphetamine incidents in Adair County has decreased. Pseudoephedrine is one of the key ingredients in methamphetamine production, according to methproject.org. While the number of meth incidents reported in Adair County during 2013 […]
The Adair Country Library Glow Worms project brings reading alive with Glow Worms story time, a program designed for children age 2 to 10. The Glow Worms program, which takes place every Tuesday from 6-6:30 p.m., had a special hour-long Mardi Gras event Feb. 17. Books such as “Mimi’s First Mardi Gras” were read aloud […]
The Truman State student facing rape charges was released after his bond was paid in full and now awaits the preliminary hearing for his case March 18. The student was charged with rape or attempted rape of the first degree, felonious restraint and tampering with a victim in a felony prosecution. The student was taken […]
Truman’s Mainstreet Market in the Student Union Building can expect some big changes in coming years. Zime Bistro, an upscale sandwich shop which replaced the Freshens smoothie stand, is only the beginning of these changes. Pick up an Index or check back here for the full story tomorrow, Feb. 26.
Truman State students soon might have opportunities to take printing to a new dimension. Information Technology Services currently is testing a small 3-D printing device called MakerBot Replicators Mini. The machine uses digital modeling designs or scans of actual objects to create a replica using polylactic acid plastic. ITS financed the $1,800 device and is […]
Hosts Scott Kriegshauser and Henry Janssen discuss Truman State women’s and men’s basketball, including the last games against UMSL and the upcoming GLVC tournament.
The Truman State women’s basketball team ended its season today in defeat, losing to the University of Indianapolis 72-51 at Pershing Arena during the first round of the GLVC Tournament. Senior guard Allie Norton scored 11 to lead the team, and senior guard Allison Wiese added 8 during their final Truman game. The men’s team […]
The Truman women’s basketball team clinched the second spot in the GLVC with a victory against the University of Missouri St. Louis Tritons on Saturday with a final score of 58-53. The ‘Dogs restrained the GLVC’s two highest field goal percentages in the form of UMSL’s Tierra Snow and Jordan Fletcher. Junior redshirt center Michalina […]
“The DUFF” is what I would call your average dramatic high school comedy. It features the usual labels, bullying, and romance. It’s something you might see on a teenage drama show. If a comedy like this really wanted to stand out, it would have to be laugh-out-loud funny. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite that great […]
No matter your opinion of U2, attempting to be the American version is a daunting task. In an interview with Clash Music during 2004, the lead singer of The Killers made clear his dreams of being America’s answer to U2 early into the band’s career. The indie-rock band’s debut album, “Hot Fuss” recently has passed […]
“Jupiter Ascending” is almost exactly the movie I expected it to be. It was a sci-fi story that had great potential, but chose to focus on fight scenes and a fast-paced love story rather than any real plot or character development. There was one particular scene toward the beginning of the film during which Channing […]
“Have you met Jesus?” It had started as just another Thursday in Barnett Hall when a fellow Truman student approached me. She introduced herself, we talked about our majors — and then she asked if I was a Christian. I’ve already mentioned in a previous article that I am, in fact, a Muslim and am […]
The TMN Opinions Podcast features a discussion of recent commentary by TMN writers, hosted by Index columnist senior Conor Gearin. This week’s program covers topics ranging from the many benefits of knitting to which Truman major has it the hardest. Featured writers include columnists freshman Trevor Hamblin and junior UmmeKulsoom Arif, and opinions editor […]
For a political science major, I have an unusually low tolerance for political things. Don’t ask me to comment about the latest political controversy because my answer likely will be, “I don’t care.” While this might seem like an odd position to take, it’s one a lot more people should consider. Americans, and I’ll argue […]
During my first few weeks in France, I have been inundated with … French. I see French on menus, street signs, cereal boxes, shampoo bottles, textbooks. I hear French spoken by the grocery store clerk, the voice on the elevator that tells me what floor I’m on, my professors, my classmates, the girl sitting across […]
Home to a rich collection of local culture, the Dukum Inn is located in downtown Kirksville where it has stood since 1938. Owner Craig Shorten reveals why dollar bills are stuck to the ceiling and the origin of its “Second-Best Cheeseburger in Town” in this edition of the Detours Travel Tip.