22 Feb , 2016
Many college students dream of a time when all of their classes will be canceled so they can enjoy a little time to themselves, but rarely does that ever happen. This week, that dream became a reality for me when I found out that I only had class on Monday and Tuesday. I was so […]
27 Jan , 2015
In an interview for “Paste” magazine, the lead singer of the indie outfit Desert Noises nailed his own personality in two sentences. When asked what early band recordings were like, Kyle Henderson stumbles through a sentence or two before uttering, “During the recording, my brother left on a Mormon mission. So that kind of happened.” […]
15 Jan , 2015
After staring down the very gun barrels that were used to kill 12 of their friends and colleagues, the remaining staff of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo announced plans to adjust the publication’s print run for the following week from 60,000 to three million copies. If there is a more brazen, fitting rebuttal to the […]
4 Dec , 2014
Phi Sigma Pi gathered donated presents for foster children in Adair County last month at its annual “The Giving Tree Event.” PSP collected presents will deliver them Dec. 3-5. PSP, a national honors fraternity, is working with local foster care volunteers for the event. The organization received a wish list for 60 children, ranging from […]
4 Dec , 2014
Finances can be tough for college students. Between rent, books and groceries, it can seem like the bank is always empty. However, spare pizza money or extra change left behind in pockets can go a long way to making the holidays a little brighter for families at home as well as in the Kirksville community. […]
4 Dec , 2014
Communication professor Diane Johnson will retire at the end of the fall 2014 semester after more than a decade working as a professor at Truman State and nearly a lifetime trying to improve the country’s libraries. Johnson has been semi-retired since 2012, which has allowed her to explore other activities on campus and in the […]
4 Dec , 2014
After a decade working as a professor at Truman State and nearly a lifetime trying to improve the country’s libraries, communication professor Diane Johnson will retire at the end of the fall 2014 semester. Life as a librarian Johnson says she dropped out of college to volunteer with social action programs like “Meals On Wheels.” […]
2 Dec , 2014
Phi Sigma Pi’s annual event “The Giving Tree,” will gather donated presents for foster children in Adair County. PSP, a national honors fraternity, is working with local foster care volunteers for the event. The organization received a wish list for 60 children, ages ranging from infant to 18, PSP event chair junior Cam Smith says. Volunteers from across campus […]
20 Nov , 2014
A group of four Truman seniors and one alumnus have started collecting clothing for Kirksville’s homeless, and hope to open a nonprofit homeless shelter in the city within the next few years A group has started collecting clothing to give to the homeless, part of the group’s larger efforts to address the needs of Kirksville’s […]
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6 Nov , 2014
Fans of Jack’s Mannequin will be thrilled to hear Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’ self-titled debut album. Jack’s Mannequin’s lead singer has rebranded himself as Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness. The sound is similar to his previous act, but more mature. It’s an uplifting, calming, dreamy album and a perfect listen heading into November. Record […]
16 Oct , 2014
More than 100 Kirksville residents voiced concerns during the past two months about an Ameren proposal for new power line construction through Kirksville. The Mark Twain Transmission Project would transport renewable energy, mostly wind, from Iowa to Illinois, crossing through Kirksville and other northeast Missouri towns. Ameren will host an informal open house from 4 […]
19 Sep , 2014
For 100 years, the Bethel Community Church has been a fixture in Kirksville.
The church formally celebrated its centennial anniversary Sept. 7, with two special services and a lunch for church members.
During the past century, the church has had a rich history, said Rev. Marvin Cross. During World War I, he said a ladies aid group met at the church to sew quilts and other items for the Red Cross. The church has a tradition of supporting the troops, and church members sent goods to American soldiers during the Iraq War, Cross said.
“This church has been here for so long and touched so many people’s lives,” Cross said. “It’s a great testimony to think of this church continuing on for so many years.”
For church member Dave Clark, Bethel has been a part of his life for nearly 75 years. He said his grandparents were founding members of Bethel.