Tractors cruise the county

The Heart of America Tractor Club held its 12th annual tractor cruise on June 24. Some of the 127 tractors involved in the approximately 50-mile cruise pull out onto College Avenue, Maryville, to start the cruise. Money collected from the participants will be donated to children’s charities including Camp Encourage, Lettuce Dream, the new SSM

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Geography with Goudge

The USA Today High School Baseball All-USA Team was recently announced. It consists of 31 players from 16 states. California leads with seven players followed by Florida, five, and Georgia, four, then North Carolina and Texas with two each. The Sunbelt’s dominance is similar to the college and professional player origins maps. Thus, climate playing

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Community Blood Center declares blood emergency

  Community Blood Center (CBC), St. Joseph, has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to find time to donate blood at a CBC donor center or convenient mobile blood drive to help replenish the community’s blood supply. Recent national tragedies are reminders that it is imperative for the CBC to always have

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Northwest Regents approve 2017-18 budget

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents during its regular meeting June 23 approved the university’s 2017-2018 budget totaling about $117.5 million. University staff emphasized Northwest’s focus on balancing the budget with an eye on ensuring access, affordability and quality as well as overall student success. The budget reflects a 6.6 percent decrease in state

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MPS to transition to 12-hour shifts

The Maryville City Council approved the transition for Maryville Public Safety (MPS) to switch to 12-hour shifts during its regular meeting June 26. In January, MPS Director Keith Wood was approached by the officers who requested changing the length of the shifts. Currently, the department works eight-hour shifts. The current rotation allows for one full

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Hopkins Community Betterment to meet

Hopkins Community Betterment will hold it’s monthly meet at 6 pm, Wednesday, July 5, at the Christian Church annex room, Hopkins. The church is handicapped accessible if entering from the east side. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

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Motorcycle group announces supper rides

Freedom of Road Riders®, Local 26, Maryville, invites all interested motorcyclists to participate in Tuesday evening supper rides. Special July 4 ride to St. Joseph Mustangs baseball game, hot dogs, fire works, leave at 5 pm from Break Time, 1517 East First Street, Maryville. On other rides, kickstands go up at 6 pm at Break

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