At the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Precinct DSM 038 at Drake University saw massive overcrowding as voter turnout exceeded expectations by more than 400 percent. In Olin Hall 101, 485 caucusgoers supporting one of three Democratic […]
The Kirksville City Council internally elected Richard Detweiler, an eight-year incumbent of the Council, to the position of Mayor April 10. Detweiler was elected to his third consecutive term on the council April 7. He […]
Accreditors from the Higher Learning Commission visited Truman State to review the academic status and competency of the University in person March 2-3, during which students and guest reviewers discussed various elements of the University. […]
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 […]
Presentations from University President Troy Paino, Truman State’s Student Government and a proposed resolution that calls for gender-neutral housing options highlighted Truman’s Feb. 7 Board of Governors meeting. Paino and the two Student Government speakers, […]
The Missouri Department of Conservation was alerted to a positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease in a whitetail deer population in Adair County this past deer hunting season. The MDC currently is collecting and testing […]
Information Technology Services formally has removed its support for the VHS/VCR machines on Truman’s campus. ITS will remove the devices from classrooms this winter break as faculty must prepare for a full transition to DVD […]
Truman State’s Higher Learning Commission Committee released their Quality Assurance report to the Truman community, which is submitted every 10 years to the Higher Learning Commission to determine whether the University will retain accreditation. The […]
The Missouri State Legislature overrode a series of bills vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon last week in Jefferson City, Missouri.
The veto session was Sept. 10-12 following Nixon’s veto of more than 200 line items from the state operating budget. Nixon also withheld funding for higher education in response to a series of tax cut bills passed earlier during 2014 that would decrease state revenue
Nixon relented the $2,089,000, or about 5 percent of Truman’s annual allocation money from the state, that previously was withheld because his vetoes on tax-cut bills were not overridden.
David Rector, Vice President for Administration, Finance and Planning said before the veto session there were some vetoes he would not like to be overturned, as they would lead to a release of the withheld money. […]
City of Kirksville employees and contracted construction companies are finalizing a series of projects around the city and Truman State’s campus that will end a summer of major roadwork and street overhaul.
The renovated streets span the residential areas of Kirksville as far north as Dogwood Drive and as far south as LaHarpe Street, as well as some of the business district near New Street and areas close to campus such as Halliburton Street and Normal Avenue. Construction began almost immediately after the spring 2014 semester ended.
Asphalt, concrete and general street maintenance projects have specifically targeted damaged areas of Kirksville roads. Streets chosen for repair varied in degree of damage. The Street Maintenance division took on streets in immediate need of repair. For the busier roadways requiring a more long-term approach to their construction, the City Engineering department hired contractors to complete the upgrades. […]