On Wednesday, September 13th, power to many of Truman State’s buildings was knocked out by a raccoon exploring where it probably should not have explored. According to a news item on KTVO, the local television station, the raccoon made its way into the university substation, broke an insulator, and took power offline for 15 buildings for the full day. According to someone who saw the creature, it apparently walked away, having had a bit too much adventure. It had a sudden bald patch as well, likely where its fur was singed.
Francine Fox, our Visiting Assistant Professor of Foundations, found inspiration in the story of the intrepid raccoon, drawing a “Wanted” poster and posting it on the wall in the Art wing of Ophelia Parrish.