7 Apr , 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 propane tank when the safety shut off valve failed. The leak became out of control during the process of replacing […]
5 Apr , 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 it was struck by another vehicle turning left onto the street, causing the first vehicle to flip over at about […]
18 Mar , 2014
Determining the importance of providing affordable and accessible public transportation for rural Missourians is a task state politicians and local volunteers alike are facing. The OATS Transportation System The OATS transportation system is a public transit system that serves more than 30,000 people annually, says Jill Stedem, administrative services director for the OATS home office […]
16 Mar , 2014
A fire destroyed two businesses and the equipment inside them Sunday, causing up to $1 million in damages. Chris Drennan, East Adair County Fire Chief, deemed the buildings and equipment inside Superior Truck and Auto Services and ASAP Graphics total losses. He says his department, along with several other volunteer units throughout the county, […]
6 Mar , 2014
Truman’s NPR affiliate station, KKTR-FM, is off the air because of an accidental fiber cut in Kirksville. The audio is rebroadcast from Columbia’s KBIA station and is transmitted via fiber to the campus community. KKTR Chief Operator, Mark Smith, says power should be restored today. Repairs have been made to the fiber cable. KKTR is […]
27 Feb , 2014
Saturday afternoon a cluster of pink, purple and white balloons gracefully rose into the sky above the First United Methodist Church, concluding the celebration of the life and legacy of Truman professor and Kirksville community member Teri Heckert. Heckert passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19 after fighting breast cancer for almost a year. She was in […]
20 Feb , 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 hosts every year during the spring tax season. This year, VITA volunteers will be available at Violette Hall, room 1424, […]
16 Feb , 2014
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.
16 Feb , 2014
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.