Community

Community churches host block party

September 29, 2019

Four local churches have come together, shutting down a city street, to host a free block party for all members of the Kirksville and Truman State University communities.  Kirksville City Council unanimously approved the churches’ […]

Entertainment

Betty Twillman’s Plot Twist

September 18, 2019

When I was young, at least one out of every three visits to my grandparents’ house involved me asking to hear their love story. My grandpa would smile softly and lean back in his chair. […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Losers’ Club returns to Derry

September 12, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “It: Chapter Two” 2 and a half out of 5 red balloons. The overlong and fascinating “It: Chapter Two” proves a passable sequel to the 2017 smash hit. Pennywise […]

Entertainment

Dress Shopping with Melissa

September 6, 2019

My feet hurt. Words like blush and violet and chartreuse and sapphire were swirling around in my brain. We had been shopping for three hours. Melissa and I had been best friends since the 10th […]

Entertainment

Playing Chess with Miss Smite

August 25, 2019

“But John… The rumors. They’re growing vicious.”  My voice carried in the open air like a wind chime. The rickety gazebo in which John insisted we held these late-night meetings was barely large enough to […]

Entertainment

Noelani’s story: what’s in a name

August 17, 2019

This is the first of TMN staff writer Allison Maschoff’s collection of short fiction stories. Our village was small and its traditions ran deep. The small community only saw a few babies born each year […]