12:29 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Propane shortage strikes Mid-Missouri

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Some Kirksville residents are finding it hard to stay warm this winter due to a propane inventory shortage in the area.

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8:53 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Kirksville proposes budget increase for wastewater treatment, sewer upgrades

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Kirksville City Council proposed a significant budget increase for the year 2014. 

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.

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.

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8:24 am
Mon October 28, 2013

New interprofessional school integrates medical and dental students

A.T. Still University
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Many universities are divided into emphasis areas to allow students to focus on their specific studies, but A. T. Still University in Kirksville is not. Their administrative faculty realized different emphasis areas work together to strengthen each other.

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4:03 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

New dental school opens in Kirksville

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A new Kirksville dental school is seeking to ease a shortage of dentists in Missouri.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the Missouri School of Dentistry & 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.

The new dental school'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.

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PM Newscasts
5:03 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Newscast for September 4, 2013

PM newscast for September 4, 2013.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including

3:40 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Kirksville Regional Airport gets new director

Kirksville Regional Airport
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Kirksville Regional Airport’s new director Glenn Balliew began his new job last week.

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.

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.

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4:50 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

A.T. Still dentistry school to open in Kirksville in October

The AT Still Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Kirksville is scheduled to open October 1st, after receiving initial accreditation last week.

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.

“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,  don’t have access to oral health,” Halliday said.

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1:07 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

AUDIO: Kirksville mayor changes vote, anti-discrimination ordinance passes

Kirksville Mayor Richard Detweiler
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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 on an earlier attempt in July, being shot down 3-2.

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.

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4:39 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Kirksville pays fine to Environmental Protection Agency

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 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.

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9:33 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Kirksville council rejects anti-discrimination ordinance

Many supporters of a city anti-discrimination ordinance attended the meeting wearing "KV Equality" pins to show support.
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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. 

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. 

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6:15 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Newscast for June 27, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Doubts raised over Columbia teen curfew
  • USDA announces new school nutrition standards
  • Nixon signs bill against pharmacy requirements
  • Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance
7:52 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Kirksville man seeks new murder trial

Kirksville City Hall
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  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.

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.

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8:44 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Kirksville begins Downtown Strategic Plan

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.

Kirksville is beginning the end processes of their Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri initiative.

The State Department of Natural Resources designated Kirksville as a DREAM community in 2007.

Community Services Coordinator Sarah Halstead said the program has been beneficial to the city.

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11:22 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Construction begins on busy downtown Kirksville street

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.

City Engineer Ed Ieans said the project is a joint effort between Truman State University and the City of Kirksville as a downtown beautification project.

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11:26 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Kirksville moves to replace old water meters

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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.

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