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Red Barn: A Kirksville Tradition Continues

October 10, 2016

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 […]

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Kirksville welcomes new students

September 16, 2016

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 […]

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Editor encourages students to be involved

August 20, 2016

When I started school at Truman State back in 2013, I was working as a reporter for the Index before I was even a full-time student. I’d arrived on campus with every newspaper article I’d […]

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Take Root Cafe Holds Community Forum

April 1, 2016

[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 […]

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The university’s first dog

April 24, 2014

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.
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