kirksville http://kbia.org en Thinking Out Loud: Saving the Lincoln School http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-saving-lincoln-school <p>From 1914 to 1954 if you were black in Kirksville you attended the segregated <a href="https://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/survey/SWAS023-S.pdf">Lincoln School</a>. In this episode of <em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/thinking-out-loud-kbia-hd">Thinking Out Loud</a></em> hear voices of Lincoln School alumni Clyde Johnson and a handful of local residents who want to see the Lincoln School building preserved. Some local visionaries imagine the school as a 21st century educational center for all residents of Kirksville. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:50:20 +0000 Trevor Harris 55290 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: Saving the Lincoln School Kirksville airport changes take flight http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-airport-changes-take-flight <p>Frequent flyers out of Kirksville may notice several changes at the airport over the coming year.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:10:27 +0000 Cody Crutchfield 51878 at http://kbia.org Kirksville airport changes take flight Propane shortage strikes Mid-Missouri http://kbia.org/post/propane-shortage-strikes-mid-missouri <p>Some Kirksville residents are finding it hard to stay warm this winter due to a propane inventory shortage in the area. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:29:17 +0000 Cody Crutchfield 48460 at http://kbia.org Propane shortage strikes Mid-Missouri Kirksville proposes budget increase for wastewater treatment, sewer upgrades http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-proposes-budget-increase-wastewater-treatment-sewer-upgrades <p>Kirksville City Council proposed a significant budget increase for the year 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>The proposed 2014 budget for Kirksville includes $37.5 million in expenses and $24 million in revenue, with the difference coming from a multi-million dollar bond for water treatment facility upgrades voted on earlier this year.</p><p>The new budget features an increase of about $4.3 million. $7.5 million would be allocated toward upgrading the city’s wastewater treatment facility and improving the sewer systems.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:53:05 +0000 Joshua Teasley 44076 at http://kbia.org Kirksville proposes budget increase for wastewater treatment, sewer upgrades New interprofessional school integrates medical and dental students http://kbia.org/post/new-interprofessional-school-integrates-medical-and-dental-students <p>Many universities are divided into emphasis areas to allow students to focus on their specific studies, but A. T. Still University in Kirksville&nbsp;is not. Their administrative faculty realized different emphasis areas work together to strengthen each other.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:24:08 +0000 Stephanie Kawula 42813 at http://kbia.org New interprofessional school integrates medical and dental students New dental school opens in Kirksville http://kbia.org/post/new-dental-school-opens-kirksville <p>A new Kirksville dental school is seeking to ease a shortage of dentists in Missouri.</p><p>The Columbia Missourian reports that the Missouri School of Dentistry &amp; Oral Health opened Tuesday at A.T. Still University. The only other dental school in the state is at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.</p><p>The new dental school&#39;s initial class of 42 includes only nine Missouri residents. But the school hopes that its health center placement program will persuade many of them to remain in state.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:03:35 +0000 Associated Press 41475 at http://kbia.org New dental school opens in Kirksville Newscast for September 4, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-september-4-2013-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-regional-airport-gets-new-director">Kirksville hires a new airport director</a>,</li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/la-plata-commemorates-memorial-fallen-soldier">La Plata commemorates a fallen soldier</a>, and</li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/newly-arrived-pest-damaging-midwest-fruit-crops">Pests threaten Midwest crops</a>. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:03:14 +0000 Casey Morell 39987 at http://kbia.org Kirksville Regional Airport gets new director http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-regional-airport-gets-new-director <p>Kirksville&nbsp;Regional Airport’s new director Glenn Balliew began his new job last week.</p><p>Balliew retired from the U.S. Army after most recently working as a deputy assistant commander in Fort Rucker, Ala. He has worked in the private airline industry for more than five years.</p><p>One of the challenges that Balliew will face at the smaller airport is attracting private and corporate flights to Kirksville. Balliew said that the number of planes at the Kirksville airport has been cut in half over the years, and bringing in business is difficult.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:40:28 +0000 Gregory Dailey 39969 at http://kbia.org Kirksville Regional Airport gets new director A.T. Still dentistry school to open in Kirksville in October http://kbia.org/post/still-dentistry-school-open-kirksville-october <p>The AT Still Missouri School of Dentistry &amp; Oral Health in Kirksville is scheduled to open October 1st, after receiving initial accreditation last week.</p><p>Dean Christopher Halliday says many people in rural areas such as Kirksville are underserved when it comes to dental care. He hopes the opening of the school will fix that issue.</p><p>“I want to raise the awareness with our students of the fact that there are huge segments of population in this country that just for whatever reason, for a variety of reasons,&nbsp; don’t have access to oral health,” Halliday said.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:50:25 +0000 Mihir Bhagat 39894 at http://kbia.org A.T. Still dentistry school to open in Kirksville in October AUDIO: Kirksville mayor changes vote, anti-discrimination ordinance passes http://kbia.org/post/audio-kirksville-mayor-changes-vote-anti-discrimination-ordinance-passes <p>The Kirksville City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to pass an ordinance that adds sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policy. A similar ordinance failed <a href="http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-council-rejects-anti-discrimination-ordinance">on an earlier attempt in July</a>, being shot down 3-2.</p><p>The deciding vote was Kirksville Mayor Richard Detweiler. He voted against the measure in July, and for it Monday night. Detweiler says it was a very difficult process that, looking back, he would have handled differently from the beginning.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:07:06 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 39126 at http://kbia.org AUDIO: Kirksville mayor changes vote, anti-discrimination ordinance passes Kirksville pays fine to Environmental Protection Agency http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-pays-fine-environmental-protection-agency <p></p><p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;The city of Kirksville is paying a fine to the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to keep up on water inspections. The city is being fined because they did not follow the inspection guidelines at its industrial water treatment sites for the last several years. </span></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:39:19 +0000 Alexandra Olgin & Associated Press 37261 at http://kbia.org Kirksville pays fine to Environmental Protection Agency Kirksville council rejects anti-discrimination ordinance http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-council-rejects-anti-discrimination-ordinance <p></p><p>The Kirksville City Council rejected Monday a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance that would have made discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal in employment, housing and public accommodation in Kirksville.&nbsp;</p><p>The ordinance, which would have also created a 9-member commission to enforce Kirksville’s human rights laws, was defeated by the council with a 3-2 vote.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:33:53 +0000 Andrew Nichols 36365 at http://kbia.org Kirksville council rejects anti-discrimination ordinance Newscast for June 27, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-27-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Doubts raised over Columbia teen curfew</li><li>USDA announces new school nutrition standards</li><li>Nixon signs bill against pharmacy requirements</li><li>Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:15:40 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 36174 at http://kbia.org Kirksville man seeks new murder trial http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-man-seeks-new-murder-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Five colleagues of a former Boone County medical examiner are challenging his findings as a Kirksville man seeks a new trial in a woman's 1997 death.</p><p>Former medical examiner Jay Dix, who died in 2002, ruled that Wendy Wagnon died from suffocation. That led to the conviction of Jessie McKim and James Peavler in 1999.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:52:54 +0000 Associated Press 35181 at http://kbia.org Kirksville man seeks new murder trial Kirksville begins Downtown Strategic Plan http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-begins-downtown-strategic-plan <p>As Missouri’s Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri, or DREAM initiative, comes to an end, Kirksville is beginning to create a Downtown Strategic Plan as part of the program’s last effort.</p><p>Kirksville is beginning the end processes of their Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri initiative.</p><p>The State Department of Natural Resources designated Kirksville as a DREAM community in 2007.</p><p>Community Services Coordinator Sarah Halstead said the program has been beneficial to the city.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:44:15 +0000 Jennifer White 23338 at http://kbia.org Construction begins on busy downtown Kirksville street http://kbia.org/post/construction-begins-busy-downtown-kirksville-street <p>An eight-month construction project begins Monday on one of downtown Kirksville’s busiest streets. The “Franklin Streetscape Project,” in downtown Kirksville is projected to be completed by early next summer.</p><p>City Engineer Ed Ieans said the project is a joint effort between <a href="http://www.truman.edu/" target="_blank">Truman State University</a> and the City of Kirksville as a downtown beautification project.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:22:14 +0000 Caroline Hecker 23266 at http://kbia.org Kirksville moves to replace old water meters http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-moves-replace-old-water-meters <p>The City of Kirksville will pay a Columbia company $4.7 million to replace old water meters in Kirksville. The high cost is expected to save money in the long run.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:26:18 +0000 Maddy Glab 23028 at http://kbia.org Kirksville moves to replace old water meters Kirksville City Council divided on replacing water meter systems http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-city-council-divided-replacing-water-meter-systems <p>Kirksville residents may see some changes with water meters in the near future. The Kirksville City Council met on Monday to talk about replacing aging water meter systems.</p><p>There are about 7,000 old water meters in Kirksville. A Columbia contractor says replacing all of those meters would cost approximately $3.8 million, but would save the city $2500,000 annually. Council members are split on whether to go through with the project. City Council member Jerry Mills says he wants to see if there are costs that could be cut.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:05:23 +0000 Maddy Glab 22261 at http://kbia.org Kirksville City Council divided on replacing water meter systems Kirksville R-3 approves budget http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-r-3-approves-budget <p>The Kirksville R-3 School board has approved its budget for the next school year. The district expects to see a reduction in state and federal funding by almost $800,000.</p><p>Despite the cut in federal funding, the district doesn&rsquo;t expected to make any drastic cuts. Superintendent Pat Williams says the district had actually expected the subsidy reduction and had already started taking steps to provide cushion for the next school year.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 22:15:08 +0000 Krystal Slusher 17061 at http://kbia.org Kirksville R-3 approves budget Kirksville development org. recognized for school funding http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-development-org-recognized-school-funding <p>Kirksville Regional Economic Development (K-REDI) was recognized by the new Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health for helping jump start the school&rsquo;s funds with their initial donation.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:34:26 +0000 Nicole Krasavage 16132 at http://kbia.org Kirksville development org. recognized for school funding Kirksville discusses storm water issue http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-discusses-storm-water-issue <p>The city of Kirksville is holding a public open house Thursday to discuss storm water issues on the city.&nbsp;Kirksville started an initiative two years ago to fix storm water problems like flash flooding and drainage in the city.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:06:29 +0000 Andrew Yost 15860 at http://kbia.org Weather warnings by text: Kirksville adopts new alert system http://kbia.org/post/weather-warnings-text-kirksville-adopts-new-alert-system <p>The city of Kirksville is adopting a new Wireless Emergency Alert system, which will send severe weather warnings via text messages.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:11:48 +0000 Anderw Yost 15332 at http://kbia.org Weather warnings by text: Kirksville adopts new alert system Mo. lawmaker Wyatt says he is gay, denounces school bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmaker-wyatt-says-he-gay-denounces-school-bill <em>Will be updated.</em><p><em>Updated at 11:59 a.m. with information that Wyatt is the only current openly gay Republican state legislator in the nation.</em><p>A Republican Missouri House member&nbsp;has announced publicly that he is gay and called upon GOP leaders&nbsp;to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual&nbsp;orientation in public schools.<p>Rep. Zachary Wyatt held a Capitol news conference Wednesday at&nbsp;which he said he was disclosing his sexual orientation for the&nbsp;first time. Wed, 02 May 2012 17:25:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud 13442 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmaker Wyatt says he is gay, denounces school bill Newscast for April 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-27-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A local Kirksville grocer shuts down for good</li><li>Missouri lawmakers considering allowing casinos to loan money to their patrons</li><li>Columbia residents unsure of future of neighborhood trees</li><li>Kirksville&nbsp;shows highest growth of any NE Missouri city</li><li>University of Missouri hosting Rwanda symposium for public Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:00:12 +0000 Brian Pepoon 13190 at http://kbia.org Kirksville shows most growth in northeast Missouri http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-shows-most-growth-northeast-missouri <p>Kirksville led northeast Missouri in job postings over the last few months thanks in part to the Northeast Regional Medical Center, based in Kirksville.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:43:13 +0000 Addison Walton 13187 at http://kbia.org Kirksville shows most growth in northeast Missouri Kirksville grocery store shuts down http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-grocery-store-shuts-down <p>A locally-owned Kirksville grocery store is closing. &nbsp;Near and Far Downtown Grocery sells produce from local farmers to stock its shelves. Velda Salt opened the store with her husband after having success at the farmer&rsquo;s market. But she says the college town environment, and its seasonal nature, made it tough to be profitable year-round.</p><p>&ldquo;More than half of our clientele are students,&quot; said Salt. &quot;But it&rsquo;s not just the students, because when school is out the professors are gone, a lot of them. The community&hellip;overall the town decreases.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:23:08 +0000 Lauren Richardson 13184 at http://kbia.org Kirksville grocery store shuts down Truman State student's Facebook profile used in Kirksville investigation http://kbia.org/post/truman-state-students-facebook-profile-used-kirksville-investigation <p>One Truman State University student was surprised when her private Facebook status went public. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:32:53 +0000 9334 at http://kbia.org Truman State students to review Nixon higher ed cuts http://kbia.org/post/truman-state-students-review-nixon-higher-ed-cuts <p>Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month.&nbsp; Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:28:14 +0000 9333 at http://kbia.org Truman State students to review Nixon higher ed cuts Kirksville REDI hires middle school teacher as new director http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-redi-hires-middle-school-teacher-new-director <p>Kirksville Regional economic development, Inc has announced its new Director of Job Creation. Fri, 23 Dec 2011 18:59:14 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 5857 at http://kbia.org Kirksville REDI hires middle school teacher as new director