COMMUNITY

Local Market Built on Love Story

Local Market Built on Love Story

Gemma’s Market opened its doors months ago, but the love story behind it owners spans more than half a decade and across an ocean. Dan Lonberger, co-owner of Gemma’s Market, was born and raised in Kirksville. He built one of his two successful restaurant businesses here during the 1980s and another in Halfway, Missouri during […]

By , October 26, 2014 Read More →
Local Brewers Celebrate Homebrew

Local Brewers Celebrate Homebrew

The Kirksville Guild of Brewers is hosting the first NEMO Beer Appreciation Day and Homebrew Competition Oct. 25 in Kirksville. This event, which will take place at the Farmer’s Market, DuKum Inn and DuKum Upp, includes a homebrew demonstration, sessions to learn about beer and a tasting party. Erin Shaw, Beer Appreciation Day Coordinator, says […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →
New Power Line Plans Draw Criticism

New Power Line Plans Draw Criticism

More than 100 Kirksville residents voiced concerns during the past two months about an Ameren proposal for new power line construction through Kirksville. The Mark Twain Transmission Project would transport renewable energy, mostly wind, from Iowa to Illinois, crossing through Kirksville and other northeast Missouri towns. Ameren will host an informal open house from 4 […]

CAMPUS

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Ladybug Tug Allows Women to Participate

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Ladybug Tug Allows Women to Participate

  For the first time, Alpha Sigma Alpha’s annual tug of war competition at Truman State was open to women. The Ladybug Tug took place Oct. 26 at Red Barn Park. Twelve organizations participated in the competition, including all-female teams from Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Delta and Tau Lambda Sigma. This year […]

By , October 28, 2014 Read More →
New Sorority to Come to Campus

New Sorority to Come to Campus

Truman State has begun the process to bring a new Panhellenic sorority to campus. Upon selection, Truman will make a place for the new organization on campus. An extension committee has already been formed and has begun reviewing applications. Work with the new national sorority will begin as soon as spring 2015, but there is […]

By , October 26, 2014 Read More →
Student Killed in Accident

Student Killed in Accident

Freshman Connor Cunningham of Edwardsville, Illinois, died last weekend from injuries sustained during a car accident. At about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Cunningham was walking near Jefferson and Fible Streets when he was hit by a car driven by a 41-year-old male from Tennessee. The Kirksville Police Department responded to a call about the incident […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →

SPORTS

Equestrian Coach Leads Team

Equestrian Coach Leads Team

Emily Costello has spent the last seven years of her life coaching a lesser-known sport — equestrian. Equestrian is a sport that focuses on horseback riding and often is not reported on by TMN. Costello’s work with the University and the Truman State Equestrian team includes a variety of tasks. She cares for the horses on […]

Truman’s Athletic Trainers Instrumental to Football Team

Truman’s Athletic Trainers Instrumental to Football Team

Like the players, Truman State’s athletic trainers, attend every football practice and game. Their duties involve prevention, care and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses, head athletic trainer Michelle Boyd says. During every halftime at Truman football games, athletic trainers hastily wrap players’ ankles and stretch out cramps in the locker room. There are four certified […]

Cross Country Dominates

Cross Country Dominates

Truman State’s Women’s and Men’s Cross Country dominated Saturday at the Haskell Invitational in Lawrence, Kansas, both taking first place. Head coach Tim Schwegler says although this meet posed a break from the tough meets the team has been at this year, he was happy with the success the men and women experienced at Haskell. […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →

LIFESTYLE

Fury Review

Fury Review

I’ve heard “Fury” called the best war movie since “Saving Private Ryan” and though I’m not a fan of war movies, I definitely would agree. With a brutal storyline and characters that seem real, it’s difficult to watch as death follows this World War II tank crew while they make their way through Germany and […]

By October 28, 2014 Read More →
Classic album review: Styx — “The Grand Illusion”

Classic album review: Styx — “The Grand Illusion”

“The Grand Illusion” by Styx was released during 1977. The album was aimed primarily toward teenagers and young adults. It was released while rock ‘n’ roll was strong and it was exactly what teenagers were looking for in music. “The Grand Illusion” is simple and smooth, but heavy and upbeat enough to send a thrill […]

By October 28, 2014 Read More →
Let’s Talk About Cookies

Let’s Talk About Cookies

When the first brick and ceramic ovens were invented during the late 15th century, their makers said to themselves, “At long last, we may finally realize our dream of crafting small confections, pleasurable to the senses and sweetened with the finest sugarcane.” OK, I just made that up, but as far as most people are […]

By October 26, 2014 Read More →

EDITORIAL

Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

The Internet might not be perfect, but it is where many college students spend their free time. So when our right to access to all Internet content is infringed upon, it’s kind of a big deal. That’s why net neutrality matters to so many people, myself included. If the Internet is to continue as a […]

By October 26, 2014 Read More →
Video Games Make Art Interactive

Video Games Make Art Interactive

Video games are often criticized for being violent, mindless and a waste of time. However, many developers are trying to change that perception. Many modern video games are more than just games — they are an art form. What Is Art?  The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines art as “something that is created with imagination and […]

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
Editor Remembers Mackenzie McDermott

Editor Remembers Mackenzie McDermott

For many of us at the Truman Media Network, Mackenzie’s McDermott’s death is deeply personal. During her freshman and sophomore years, Mackenzie was a columnist for the Index. She also wrote music reviews for KTRM. During the 2012-13 academic year, I served as the Opinions and Editorials Editor at the Index. Mackenzie was a member […]

TMN TELEVISION

Tuesday Online Broadcast 10.28.14

Tuesday Online Broadcast 10.28.14

Join Maren Eriksen-Russo as we highlight the Nemo Health Organization and the work its been doing in the Kirksville community. And stay tuned as we look at the Truman State men’s and women’s basketball team in Dog Pound. You don’t want to miss this.

By October 29, 2014 Read More →
Full Show 10-23-14

Full Show 10-23-14

Join Stephanie Best and Tim Whyman in the studio as we highlight the TLS Thrift Shop, visit the Sunken Garden, catch up with Bulldog sports. All this and more in this week’s live broadcast.

By October 23, 2014 Read More →
Tuesday Online Broadcast 10.20.14

Tuesday Online Broadcast 10.20.14

Join Brian Behrens as we highlight a Truman State student who won twenty-three thousand dollars on Wheel of fortune and look at the success of the Truman State Bulldog swim team. Also in today’s broadcast is your weekly dose of Dog Pound.

By October 20, 2014 Read More →