Sustainable Living Community Finding Its Footing in La Plata

November 6, 2014 and

The Catholic Worker movement was founded in New York City during 1933 by Dorothy Day. It is a network of about 240 houses and farms across the United States dedicated to serving those in need. The movement is interfaith and ecumenical, Bambrick-Rust says, and seeks to emulate the life of Jesus Christ through a life of poverty, service to others, and a challenging of the dominant religious and political authorities.
The White Rose branch of the Catholic Worker movement began in Chicago during 2009 while Bambrick-Rust was pursuing his masters degree in Ministry at Loyola University.
After hearing about and becoming intrigued by the idea of a land and craft-based society, Bambrick-Rust started a garden in his Chicago neighborhood.
Along with two partners, Jerica Arents and Jake Ozlen, Bambrick-Rust’s operation expanded to a farm south of Chicago, according to Marquette University’s alumni magazine.
Bambrick-Rust and his wife Regina later were invited by the Possibility Alliance to move a branch of the White Rose to La Plata.
“We certainly did not imagine that would lead us to be living without electricity in rural Missouri,” Bambrick-Rust says.
Bambrick-Rust, his wife and their infant daughter, Johanna, live on the land semi-permanently, either in camping tents or, when the weather gets cold, in the workshop. […]

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Kirksville Rotary Club

November 6, 2014 and

[easingsliderpro id=”15″]   The Kirksville Rotary Club hosted its Taste of the World fundraiser Nov. 1 at the Newman Center. Taste of the World is the organization’s principal fundraiser and is estimated by organizers to […]

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Election Results for Adair County

November 4, 2014

[easingsliderpro id=”14″] Midterm election results for Adair County officially were released tonight at 8:41 p.m. Below are the election results for Adair County. Statewide races and races involving other counties only reflect the results from […]


Kirksville Roller Derby

October 9, 2014

TMN Reporter Amber Draper profiles Kirksville’s roller derby team, The NEMO ViQueens. Females 18 and up are encouraged to join and the team hosts beginners night on Wednesday from 7-9 at Leisure World. Check out TMN TV’s full show here. […]

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Donut Shop Comes to Kirksville

October 6, 2014

Brothers Daryle and Kim Tan brought something to Kirksville they think every town needs — a donut shop. Donut Palace opened Sept. 22 at 215 E. Charles St. This family business sells a variety of […]

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Chris Holmes Q & A

September 20, 2014

English and journalism teacher Chris Holmes of Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Missouri, is the second Truman graduate to receive the Missouri Teacher of the Year award. From changing his major to finding his […]


Results of Missouri 2014 veto session

September 19, 2014

Last Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Missouri General Assembly conducted its annual veto override session. According to the Missouri Senate’s website, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a record 33 bills this year. The republican-led congress overrode about a third of the vetoes up for discussion during the override session.

Of the many contentious tax cut bills which were vetoed and strongly opposed by Governor Nixon, congress chose to focus its attention on only a few, allowing other vetoes to stand without debate.

Below is a breakdown of notable bills debated last week based on data compiled from the Missouri Governor, Senate and House websites. This list is not exhaustive, but includes well-known bills and bills with a wide impact.


Kirksville Dog Park Opens

September 17, 2014

McKinney Bark Park, a new dog park, opened Sept. 6 in Kirksville. McKinney Park’s opening ceremony drew a crowd, some of which were representatives for Protect Our Pets, Field of Dreams Animal Shelter and the […]

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Festival Celebrates 40 years

September 14, 2014

Forty years ago, Ron Hediger set up shop at a small crafts fair in Kirksville. Yesterday, Hediger and that same crafts fair, the Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival, celebrated their 40th anniversary in the […]