Every fall for the last 42 years, the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival appears like magic along Kirksville’s downtown square. This one-day event gives people from near and far a chance to experience a […]
The Truman community is in a period of transition, as the Board of Governors and Presidential Search Committee locate Troy Paino’s replacement. Paino was very popular on campus, and he is missed by many. This […]
For over a decade, the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce has been teaming up with businesses and Kirksville organizations to make the Downtown Student Welcome an event to greet Truman State University, A.T. Still University and Moberly […]
Even though President Troy Paino is leaving, Steve’s Garden Deli’s sandwhich, the Paino Panini, is here to stay.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Take Root Cafe held a forum for the community to come in and express their opinions about the Pay-what-you-can-cafe which is coming to Kirksville this fall. We talked with Jessica Parks, the founder of Take […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kirksville Protect Our Pets is preparing for its third annual March Spay/Neuter Campaign, which aims to reduce the homeless pet population in Adair County. KV-POP volunteers distributed more than 120 coupons that provide pet owners with a discounted spay and […]
Members of Kirksville’s Congolese community joined Truman faculty in a presentation earlier this month over the origins and experiences of the recently formed Central African community. The presentation was part of the Global Issues Colloquium […]
Just when the Truman State community had gotten used to the four person Paino family, it has grown to five. They recently adopted a puppy named Oscar. According to Paino, his daughters finally wore him down and he couldn’t say no to the cute, furry little friend. The Index asks him about the new addition to the family.
Grace Bueckendorf: Why did you choose the name Oscar?
Troy Paino: It actually does have significance. He was named after Oscar Robertson. Probably no students will have heard [of him]. He was a great basketball player from Indianapolis, Ind., and in many respects, he was the Jackie Robinson of high school basketball. He led an all-black high school team to back-to-back state championships. I’ve always looked up to Oscar Robertson. He’s a role model, he’s one of the greatest NBA players of all time. A lot of people put him as one of the top five players ever to play the game. He’s a pretty phenomenal basketball player.