Why I’m not voting

October 28, 2018

I certainly have a right to vote, and so do people in my exact same situation. I’m just choosing not to exercise that right. My situation is special. Plenty of students at Truman will not graduate for three or four more years, are staying for graduate degrees or will decide to live in the community after their time at Truman is over. I would encourage anyone in those situations to vote. I think qualified person who permanently lives in Kirksville should vote. These decisions affect you and the people you live with. There are many people doing great work trying to register and inform as many voters as possible, and I that shouldn’t stop. […]


Editor goes to class with Highway Patrol

October 17, 2018

For the past five Mondays, I have traveled to Macon, Missouri, to the headquarters of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B to participate in its annual Community Alliance Program.
Each Monday night from 6:30-9 p.m., about a dozen other community members and I listen to lectures, watch demonstrations and ask questions. Troop B covers 16 counties in the northeast part of the state from the Missouri River to the Iowa border. Sgt. Eric Brown, Troop B public information officer, said each of the nine MSHP troops do similar community outreach programs occasionally, but Troop B does one every year. Brown contacted The Index in early September and asked if a reporter would like to participate. […]