Truman State University Kohlenberg Lyceum Season Concludes with Ballet

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Minnesota Ballet will close out the 2013-2014 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series with two performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Truman State University’s campus. There will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. March 22, both in Baldwin Hall Auditorium on the University campus. Witness…

STEM Festival to be held at IHCC

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OTTUMWA — Hoping to boost student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Indian Hills Community College will host a free, family-friendly festival of hands-on STEM activities for 5th-8th graders and their families on Tuesday, March 11. The festival will be held at IHCC’s Rural Health Education Center in Ottumwa from 5-7…

Workplace Workouts Can Lead to Better Health

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Get Up and Move: Workplace Workouts Can Lead to Better Health   A lifestyle without regular physical activity has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular illness, cancer, osteoporosis, and other debilitating conditions. Despite the risks, a large proportion of people remain inactive. The 2012 Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System survey found nearly one-in-four…

Synthetic Drug Deaths Reported in Iowa: Education Still Key

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Synthetic Drug Deaths Reported in Iowa: Education Still Key DES MOINES – A new synthetic drug compound has been identified as being involved in three separate deaths of young Iowans, according to authorities.  The Iowa Poison Control Center says the three deaths occurred in 2013, and were recently reported as involving the new synthetic cannabinoid…

I-Smile Promotes National Children’s Dental Health Month

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  The month of February often brings thoughts of chocolate valentines and candy hearts each year.  To counter these sugary treats, the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) I-Smile Dental Home Initiative hopes this month also marks a time of renewed commitment to children’s oral health.  Designated by the American Dental Association as National Children’s…

Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Board of Directors meeting

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The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Board of Directors met January 27th at Colton’s Steakhouse for their annual retreat and monthly board meeting. During lunch, the Board had an update from Daniel P. Mehan, CEO/President of Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was accompanied by Brent Kahler, Jr., Regional Director of Member Relations…