Month: August

Sexting awareness advocate to speak in Maryville

Maryville Public Safety and NorthwestCell have partnered to bring Allyson Pereira, anti-bullying and sexting awareness advocate, to Maryville to speak to students and the community. Maryville Public Safety Detective Ryan Glidden stated that in the past few years, sexting and bullying have become a problem in all  Nodaway County schools. Students have been sending inappropriate

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Frequently asked questions about eclipses

When a galactic event that doesn’t occur often happens, many people have questions. According to NASA scientists, the following are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding a solar eclipse: What causes an eclipse? Eclipses occur due to the coincidence of the moon and the sun being the same angular size. The sun is

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KCP&L warns customers of utility scammers

KCP&L wants to warn all customers that the utility is seeing an escalated rate of utility scammers. KCP&L has seen an increase in reports of phone scams involving customers’ utility bills and other personal information, including both residential and business customers. With the phone scam, the caller is often a live person posing as a

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MU president wishes to increase partnership with Northwest

University of Missouri President Dr. Mun Choi visited Northwest Missouri State University for the first time August 3 and later met with community members during a reception at the county administration building. “I wanted to learn more about Northwest Missouri. I knew there was a terrific university here and I wanted to come explore options

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Geography with Goudge

With the Bearcats starting practice this week for the much-anticipated 2017 season, it’s time to turn our attention to Division II college football. This proportional-symbol map is based on team success over the past decade. One point is awarded for each round a team makes during the post-season playoffs. Six points are possible if a

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Pickering council expresses concern for children’s safety

At the August 7 meeting of the Pickering City Council, concern was expressed for the safety of children in two different instances. To address the first concern, two “Children at Play” signs will be purchased to be put up on the east end of Sixth Street. In the second instance, the council reaffirmed its decision

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Ravenwood festival brings community together in spite of cloudy skies

Members of the Ravenwood community turned out for the annual Ravenwood Festival on August 5 despite the drizzly rain. Northeast Nodaway students, Colton Swalley, Lane Dack and Ben Boswell, pose with their dog, Tonto, on their “country raised boys”-themed float. For more photos, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Pickering Horse Show offers new events

Crowds came out on August 4 to enjoy the draft horse pull at the three-day Pickering Horse Show. Robert Poole drives as his horses complete the required distance. The big horses were eager to pull in the competition. On August 3, new events were tried for the draft horses. These included an obstacle course, log

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Drydales to reunite

The Drydale family reunion will be at noon, Sunday, August 20 in the Savannah Park shelter house. Attendees should bring a covered dish.

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Alzheimer’s support group to meet

An Alzheimer’s support group will meet at 6 pm, Wednesday, August 16 in the chapel at Oak Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care, 817 South Country Club Road, Maryville. For more information, contact Jessica Loch, 816.261.2440, or lochjess@classicnet.net.

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