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Local unemployment down but steady

April 11, 2019

The unemployment rate in Adair County has decreased slightly, but remains stable overall. Carolyn Chrisman, executive director for Kirksville Regional Economic Development Inc. said that as of February 2019, the unemployment rate in Adair County […]

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Zac Burden selected as new mayor

April 11, 2019

Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to correct information previously reported and later said to be inaccurate.  At a special meeting Monday night, the Kirksville City Council swore in its new members and unanimously […]

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Medical marijuana zoning approved

April 5, 2019

Missouri Amendment 2 passed with 65.5% approval last November legalizing medical marijuana in Missouri. At a recent meeting, Kirksville City Council members passed a zoning code expanding upon the amendment. The zoning code allows for […]

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Kirksville voters elect three councilmembers

April 3, 2019

Adair County voters in Kirksville elected Zac Burden, Jessica Parks and Chuck Long to the City Council Tuesday. The county as a whole also passed the ballot initiative to impose a $1 monthly fee on […]

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City to mark watersheds with signs

March 23, 2019

The Kirksville Watershed Management Commission received a grant to fund installing signs across the city to help inform citizens about watersheds in the area. The signs were posted to help educate citizens about watersheds and […]

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City Council candidates sit down for forum

March 21, 2019

Citizens had the opportunity Tuesday to meet the eight candidates currently running for Kirksville City Council as they answered questions about city issues in a forum hosted by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce. Three […]

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Teenager shot dead in Kirksville, two others arrested

February 7, 2019

A teenager died Wednesday night after being shot shortly before 11 p.m. in Kirksville. Seventeen-year-old Izaiha J McFarland was pronounced dead last night at Northeast Regional Medical Center after being shot north of The Square. […]

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City planning updates to Kirksville parks

February 4, 2019

The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department is currently planning and working on updates and additions for many of its park areas. Rodney Sadler, Kirksville parks and recreation director, said his department has been working on […]