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Memorial Ceremony

September 10, 2014

The Kirksville Fire Department will host a memorial ceremony tomorrow for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony will begin at 8:46 a.m. on the North side of the Adair County […]

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Aquadome venue condemned

August 25, 2014

The Aquadome will spend the fall semester organizing house shows in local residences and events at local businesses after its former venue at 121 N. Main St. was condemned.

The Aquadome first notified the community of the venue change June 22. Aquadome Webmaster senior Jake Hurst says members of the Aquadome’s executive board first noticed insulation was coming down after a period of heavy rain. The problem was worsened by more rain throughout the following days, which Hurst says eventually led to the venue being condemned.

“We looked for a place to start up this fall but we couldn’t find anywhere that worked,” Hurst says. “So this semester we’re trying to hash out work with other businesses to see if we can have shows there. Basically, anywhere that we can [we’ll try to] have a house show, anywhere that will take us.”

Hurst says the search for a new venue will allow Aquadome volunteers to work in ways they have not thought of before. Hurst says rather than the Aquadome being a physical place, it has become an idea to build community and bring art to Kirksville. […]

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Propane leak occurred on Green Street

April 7, 2014

A propane leak occurred this afternoon at 2:45 p.m. at Hunter Tire, located at 1616 N Green St. The leak currently is contained. Kirksville Fire Department Captain James Snyder says Heetco was working on a […]

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Two-car accident sends two people to hospital

April 5, 2014

Two people were brought to Northeast Regional Medical Center Saturday after their trucks collided at the intersection of Rosewood and Baltimore streets. Witness Hossam Hassan says one vehicle was driving southbound on Baltimore St. when […]

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Students offer tax help to campus and community

February 20, 2014

Truman State’s professional financial organization, Beta Alpha Psi, is offering its annual tax assistance program to Truman students and Kirksville residents throughout February and March. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, is a program BAP […]

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Kirksville bomb shelters rediscovered

Indicators of Truman State’s history and involvement with political and military scares of the 1950s exist below the surface of its campus.

Numerous underground spaces beneath Truman’s campus once were home to fallout shelters. In the 1960s, fear of nuclear attack from the Soviet Union led to the creation of fallout shelters across the country. […]

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Air Evac Lifeteam saves lives in rural Missouri

February 16, 2014 and

Saving lives isn’t for everyone, but Air Evac Lifeteam 38 in Kirksville does it almost every day. When patients need quick transportation, pilots, nurses and medics are ready to answer the call.

The Air Evac base, like all the others spread across 15 states, operates 24/7 year-round to ensure optimal patient care for the surrounding rural communities. Bases mostly are funded through $65 annual memberships, which provide members with insurance for a flight. Otherwise, patients might end up with a $20,000 bill. […]