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Local News Archives for 2024-02

Admiral Philip Davidson Named Culver-Stocton Konneker Leader in Residence

CANTON, Mo.- Culver-Stockton College (C-SC), a private liberal arts college offering 80 major and minor tracks, announced today Admiral Philip Davidson as the Konneker Leaderin Residence for the spring 2024 semester.

As the Konneker Leader in Residence, Davidson will speak to community members on Tuesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. in Meaders Hall, in the Gladys Crown Center on the C-SC campus. Wednesday, March 13, will be a full day of speaking engagements and a luncheon with C-SC students for Davidson. He has titled his presentations as “On Leadership.”

Davidson is a retired four-star admiral in the United States Navy. For three years, he served as the 25th commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command. Additionally, he served as the commander of the United States Fleet Forces Command and United States Naval Forces Northern Command. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Davidson chose the United States Naval Academy for his post-high school education. Davidson officially retired in 2021.


“We are honored to welcome Admiral Davidson to “the Hill” to share his experiences in leadership, perseverance, and service.” President Lauren B. Schellenberger said. “We look forward to the Admiral’s lessons of character and strength for our students of promise.”


The Wilfred and Ann Lee Konneker Leaders in Residence program was established at Culver-Stockton College in 2013 with the framework to provide a supportive and value-based learning environment where students can acquire knowledge and skills to work with and through others to accomplish mutual goals. The Leader in Residence is annually selected by a committee and asked to share their leadership principles with the C-SC community.

Local GOP Presidential Caucuses This Saturday in Missouri

MEMPHIS, Mo.- This Saturday (March 2nd), voters in Missouri will have the opportunity to participate in the GOP Caucus.  A Missouri law passed in 2022 changed the process from a state mandated presidential preference primary to a system of each party’s choosing.  Scotland County Republican Central Committee Chairperson Dr. Jeff Davis says that the Republican Party in Missouri chose the caucus system for 2024.



Davis says there are several reasons why the party chose to move away from the primary selection process.



Local cacuses will begin at 10 am, but you will want to make sure and arrive early.



Davis explains that the local caucus serves a couple different purposes.



The process for participating in the caucus is very simple.  Davis says that if you’re on time with a valid photo ID, you should have no issues.



The caucus process is probably a new concept to most people.  Davis explains how the caucuses will work locally.



Davis says that the ultimate goal of the caucus is to determine who the county delegates will vote for at the state convention.  He explains how that is determined.



For those who would like more information about the county GOP caucuses, Davis says you can talk to your local party officials or go online.



Caucus locations in our immediate listening area include: 

Adair County- Cornerstone Church

Clark County- Clark County Courthouse

Knox County- Knox County Community Center

Schuyler County- Schuyler County Courthouse in MU Extension Conference Room

Scotland County- Scotland County Hospital Library/Conference Room

Police Asking for Assistance in Identifying Subject

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.- The Kirksville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the female in the included photo in connection with a reported theft that occurred on the 1800 block of North Osteopathy on February 20, 2024. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660.785.6945, Central Dispatch at 660.665.5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660.665.4600 or anonymously at 660.627.BUST (2878) or email  

Bridge Rehabilitations Resume in Rural Northeast Missouri

HANNIBAL, Mo. – Weather permitting, the week of February 28, rehabilitation work is set to resume, entering the final stage, on 25 rural Northeast Missouri bridges. Work began last summer then halted due to winter conditions.

Capital Paving & Construction, LLC was awarded the $2.2M contract last year that spans eight counties includes Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Schuyler, Scotland and Shelby. These bridges were included in the Safe and Sound Bridge program which rebuilt more than 800 bridges approximately 12 years ago.

Locations are as follows:

  • Adair County, Route V - Over Timber Creek, 1.5 miles north of Route F
  • Adair County, Route A - Over North Fork Salt River, 0.75 miles east of U.S. Route 63, near Greentop
  • Adair County, Route D - Over Brush Creek, one-half mile west of Missouri Route 149
  • Clark County, Route K - Over Little Fox River, one mile north of Route N
  • Clark County, CRD 306 - Near U.S. 61, approximately 2.5 miles west of Alexandria
  • Clark County, Route D - Over Wyaconda River, 0.5 miles east of Route M
  • Clark County, Route AA - Over Little Fox River,  1.25 miles south of Route NN
  • Clark County, Route D - Over Little Wyaconda River, 0.5 miles east of Route M
  • Knox County, Route E - Over South Fabius River, 0.5 miles south of Missouri Route 156 near Newark
  • Knox County, Route J - Over South Fork South Fabius River, 2.5 miles south of Missouri Route 11
  • Knox County, Missouri Route 156 - Over South Fabius River, 0.4 miles west of Route E
  • Knox County, Route E - Over Troublesome Creek, 2 miles north of Route T
  • Knox County, Route M - Over Middle Fabius River, 13.25 miles south of Route V
  • Knox County, Missouri Route 15 - Over North Fork Fabius River, near Edina
  • Lewis County, Missouri Route 156 - Over Big Grassy Creek, near Ewing
  • Macon County, Route J - Over Long Branch, 0.3 miles east of Route RA
  • Macon County, Missouri Route 156 - Over Walnut Creek, 2 miles east of Missouri Route 149
  • Macon County, Route OO - Over Middle Fork Chariton River, 2.4 miles north of U.S. 136
  • Schuyler County, Route E - Over Brush Creek, 2.3 miles west of Route A
  • Schuyler County, Route J - Over Salt River, 2 miles east of U.S. 63
  • Schuyler County, Route A - Over Brushy Creek, 3 miles south of Downing
  • Scotland County, Route Z - Over Little Fox River, 0.5 miles south of the Iowa State line
  • Shelby County, Route H - Over Hilton Branch, 1.6 miles south of Route M in Leonard
  • Shelby County, Route BB - Over Garnett Branch, 3 miles north of Route M in Epworth
  • Shelby County, Route DD - Over Otter Creek, 1.75 miles west of Route TT near Maud

This final phase of work includes bridge painting, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2024. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change. Traffic will be reduced to one lane where crews are actively working with a 10-foot width restriction in place.  Flaggers will be utilized to direct motorists through the work zone. Crews will be present during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.

A list and interactive map of all 25 bridges can be found on the projects webpage at A second set of (14) Safe and Sound bridges is scheduled to begin later this year in the southern portion of the Northeast District.

For more information on this and other projects in your area, please contact MoDOT’s Customer Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MODOT (275-6636). You can also visit us online at

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