At Home & Abroad


February 22, 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 […]

Arts & Entertainment

Band Review: Desert Noises

January 27, 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 […]

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Holiday giving is easy

December 4, 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 […]

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Church undergoes many changes but remains intact

September 19, 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. […]

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Tree dedication ceremony honors late Truman professor

September 19, 2014

Almost 100 students, faculty, community and family members gathered in Red Barn Park Friday afternoon to dedicate a memorial tree to the late Teri Heckert — former psychology professor at Truman State — and celebrate her legacy.

Mandy Wiedeman, pastor of adult ministries at First United Methodist Church where Heckert attended, started the ceremony. Michael Schwend, president and CEO of Preferred Family Healthcare, Katie and Jim Judd, psychology alumni, and Heckert’s brother Ken Kruger spoke about the impact Heckert left on their lives.

During her speech, Katie Judd officially announced the Dr. Teresa Heckert Memorial Scholarship fund, which currently is valued at $57,000. […]