Month: July

Community Services holds poverty simulation as a learning exercise

Community Services, Maryville, held a poverty simulation June 27. Participants were given scenarios for families or individuals dealing with poverty. Kelly Quinlin and Karen Kepka discuss strategy before beginning the “fourth week.” Each week is a 15-minute segment and the simulation runs for a month. Quinlin is portraying a 42 -ear-old husband who is jobless

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CH-F plans to open new clinic in BJ

Community Hospital-Fairfax has announced plans to open a Family Medicine Clinic in Burlington Jct. The projected opening date is October 2016. A modular unit is planned for the site. The clinic will offer a full service of family medicine and patients will be seen by either a family care physician or a nurse practitioner. Appointments

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Sharks finalize season with awards picnic

The Sharks swim team held its annual year-end awards program July 10 at the Maryville Aquatic Center. Top performers for the season are listed below. Eight and under girls: Meah Schommer, most valuable; Annika Dobson, sportsmanship; Sofia Lynn, most improved. Eight and under boys: AJ Dinsdale, most valuable; Will Sheil, sportsmanship; Jackson Dredge, most improved.

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NW Force completes summer season with 3rd place finish

The NW Force finished the final summer season softball tournament with a third place finish in Blue Springs this past weekend. Playing in the ASA VIP Series, the NW Force had three wins, one tie and one loss in extra innings to finish third. Team members of the NW Force are front: Ella Schulte, Maryville;

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Geography with Goudge

The 87th Annual Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star game was July 12 in San Diego, CA. This week’s map of MLB All-Star Players over the past 10 years, a total of 328 players, is based on where the players attended high school. States in the south and west are the leading per capita producers of

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Maryville council spends more than $350,000 for improvements

Maryville City Council approved expenditures of $368,066 on street overlays and repairs July 11. The following streets will receive a new overlay: South Davis, South Saunders and Galaxie Drive. Keller Construction, St. Joseph, was awarded the contract not to exceed $99,000. Also approved was a bid from Keller to place a two-inch overlay on a

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County cattlemen to tour facilities

Nodaway County’s Cattlemen’s Association will visit three facilities in Lincoln, NE, August 2. They will visit Geneseek, the world’s largest animal genomics laboratory. It is a comprehensive agricultural biotechnology service provider that performs genomic testing, molecular testing for disease surveillance and antibody-based testing. The cattlemen group will also visit Meed Cattle Company feedlot and Kawasaki

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Fair’s bed turning event to feature 120 year old quilt

The Nodaway County Fair’s annual event, Bed Turning, will be highlighted this year by a 120-year old quilt. The 2 pm, Saturday, July 16 program will be held in the basement of the Administration Center. The quilt was made for Ben and Maggie Wilson in the late 1800s. Ben is a son of Andrew and

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Hy-Vee offers students workplace skills

Six Maryville High School seniors had the opportunity to gain workplace experience over the summer through the Rehabilitation Institute of KC. Rita Wallinga, employer development specialist, placed six students at Hy-Vee, 1217 South Main Street, Maryville. The agency pays for the students and a job coach’s wages. Hy-Vee provides the training and a place for

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