Missouri’s North Star

Explore nature, visit art galleries and museums, and eat plenty of pancakes in Kirksville.


Portrait of Andrew Taylor Still

August 6, 1828

Andrew Taylor Still was born. He invented Osteopathic medicine and started A.T. Still University in Kirksville.


August 6, 1862

The Battle of Kirksville was fought.


Downtown Kirksville buildings and parking

January 23, 1851

Birthday of John R. Kirk, attorney, educator, and leader in Missouri's schools. He is remembered in Kirksville with the Kirk Auditorium (now the Kirk Building), Kirk Academy, Kirk Society, and his portrait in the President's gallery.


Two gentleman walking in front of the Kirksville High School discussing Kidney donation at the Home of The Tigers

The Gift of Life

Becoming an altruistic kidney donor is rare, but Kyle Sterup knew it was something he wanted to do.


Missouri Life TV ad photo with local fisherman

Where You Can Watch Missouri Life TV

Missouri Life TV is back with its fifth season.


August 6, 1828

Andrew Taylor Still was born. He invented osteopathic medicine and founded A.T. Still University in Kirksville.


See These 8 Classic General Stores

Penny candy, flour, sugar, milk, soaps, boots, overalls, coffee, sandwiches, ice cream, guns, and ammo. Missouri’s general stores of yore offered shoppers everything they needed—and a lot of what they wanted—along with a generous side serving of local news, gossip, and a few tall tales.