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Public Hearing December 4, 2023 to Establish New County Commission District Lines

November 29, 2023

The Adair County Commission and the Adair County Clerk’s Office will be hosting a public hearing on Monday, December 4, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Adair County Annex, 300 N. Franklin Street in Kirksville. The topic to be discussed is realigning Adair County Commission District boundaries for 1st and 2nd District Commissioners per Mo. Revised Statute 49.010. . . Information provided by the 2020 census shows that the County’s population is no longer represented equally regarding current areas associated with County Commission District 1 and County Commission District 2. To provide a more equal representation, the County Commission and the County Clerk’s Office have worked together to establish new boundaries for District 1 and District 2. At the hearing, maps will be provided showing the proposed changes to the districts. Both the County Commission…

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This year as Kirksville’s Hometown Holiday returns with an even bigger event on Saturday, Nov. 25th. With the parade starting at 5:30pm

  • The Grammy-winning Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, serves as grand marshal for the 12th annual Kirksville Kiwanis Christmas Parade.
  • Vincent will perform the ceremonial tree lighting at Dover Park and sing a couple Christmas songs.
  • Following the tree lighting ceremony, Santa will be in the Adair County Courthouse for pictures and Living Windows will start at downtown businesses.
  • There will also be horse carriage rides, hot chocolate, and carolers around the Square for a night of festive fun.
  • This year’s event is an ice-skating rink located in the Adair County Courthouse parking lot from Nov. 23-26th
  • More information will be provided closer to the event, but the rink will be up from Nov. 23 to 26.
  • Santa will be in the Courthouse Nov. 25th, Dec 2, 9, 16th.

Welcome to Adair County, Missouri

Located in northeast Missouri, Adair County has a population of 25,607 (2010 Census) and covers 569 square miles with the county maintaining approximately 700 miles of roadway.

Adair County was founded on January 29,1841, and was named after John Adair, the eighth Governor of Kentucky. The county seat is located in Kirksville, Missouri.

The county is governed by a three member County Commission led by the Presiding Commissioner. Commissioner’s enact and administer local ordinances, approve budgets, oversee spending, and hire county employees.

Adair County operates and exercises its authority through laws expressly granted to them by the state of Missouri.

Services performed by Adair County include:

  • Recorder of deeds
  • Property tax assessment
  • Property tax collection
  • Law enforcement and corrections
  • Crime prosecution
  • Public conservatorships
  • Road and bridge maintenance

Please use the west entrance when visiting the courthouse. All other doors are locked for security purposes.

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