Month: August

Dwight Tompkins

Dwight Eugene Tompkins, 63, Sacramento, CA, formerly of Barnard, died Monday, August 14, 2017. Memorials may be made to the Candlelight Foundation, WaterStone, 10807 New Allegiance Drive, Suite 240, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Services will be in Maryville at a later date.

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Kannon Hughes

Kannon Chael Hughes, 2, Reeds Spring, died Monday, August 7, 2017, in Branson. Services were August 12 at the Lake of Three Fires, Taylor County, IA. Memorials may be made in Kannon’s name. Online condolences may be left at ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Ritchie Funeral Home, Bedford, IA.

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Beckett Myers

Ian and Ashley Myers, Maryville, announce the birth of a son, Beckett Reagan, born on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital, Maryville. He weighed seven pounds and five ounces and joins a sister, Ainslee. Maternal grandparents are James and Chris Pedersen, Maryville, and Kevin Heckman, Columbia. Paternal grandparents are JP and

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Maryville council announces a priority for building $4 million facility

The Maryville City Council announced its goals for the upcoming fiscal year during the regular meeting August 14, including building a $4 million public safety facility. Other goals include: •South Main Street Improvements Phase I, which will begin at the intersection of South Avenue and continue to approximately the north entrance of Wal-Mart. •Improving city

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Local pitcher’s team takes third

​Peyton Morehouse, granddaughter of Olive Smith and Richard and Jessie Smith, Maryville, and Phyllis Morehouse, Hopkins, and her KC Peppers team took third recently in the 16A division of the 2017 Heartland World Series in Kansas City. Battling hot temps around 100 degrees, with heat indexes 110+ and being down a pitcher, Morehouse’s team was

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Missouri to see its first total eclipse in 148 years

This is the first total eclipse that residents of Missouri have seen since August 7, 1869, which is 148 years ago. The 1869 total eclipse only crossed the northeast corner of the state. This year’s eclipse will pass over 42 Missouri state parks and historic sites. The next time there will be a total eclipse

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Local businesses gearing up for eclipse

Maryville businesses are making plans for the eclipse. Hotels Sherry Robertson, general manager for the Red Roof Inn and Country Hearth Inn, stated that both hotels have been completely booked for two or three months. She stated reservations started pouring in online as early as January, but the staff didn’t realize how full the facilities

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Here are some eclipse misconceptions

According to NASA, the following are common misconceptions that people have regarding an eclipse. Total solar eclipses produce harmful rays that can cause blindness. During a total solar eclipse, when the disk of the moon fully covers the sun, the brilliant corona emits electromagnetic radiation. Due to the coronal light being a million times fainter

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Area schools need bus drivers desperately

With the first day of school looming, several schools still need bus drivers for that all important job of getting students to and from school. Maryville and South Nodaway school districts are contracted with Jarnik Bus Services. At Maryville, at least five full-time drivers are needed. For those interested in a position, the person to

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Nodaway County, nearby towns will see total eclipse

Towns located in the north and eastern part of Nodaway County, including Maryville, will only see a nearly total eclipse. According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryville will experience a 0.999 percent total eclipse, while Hopkins will experience a 0.993 percent total eclipse. DNR stated that the partial eclipse for Northwest Missouri

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