Geography with Goudge

Major college football, the FBS, will soon get underway. This week’s proportional symbol map displays the coaches preseason top-ranked team, Alabama, with the largest football and #25, Oklahoma State, with the smallest football. The pattern of southern dominance picks up where last year’s map left off, with 13 of the Top 25 teams from the

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Area schools receive bronze standings from US News

US News & World Report released the 2018 Best High Schools ranking and Jefferson, Maryville, Northeast Nodaway and South Nodaway received national bronze standings. These Nodaway County schools are part of 133 Missouri and 3,237 US public high schools to receive the bronze standing. “We are honored to receive the Bronze level award from US

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Mozingo Lake water levels better than they appear

Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel informed the public via Facebook that while the levels at Mozingo Lake are lower than average, they have not yet reached critical conditions. McDanel said the city does regular testing of the water levels at the lake and as of August 7 the lake levels were at 16.9 feet, slightly

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Nodaway County voters choose incumbent, say no to Prop A

Nearly 32 percent of Nodaway County voters cast ballots in the August 7 Primary Election which saw one local contested race as well Proposition A, the Missouri right-to-work issue. In the Nodaway County circuit clerk race, incumbent Elaine Wilson defeated Jackie Cochenour by a margin of 1,901 to 874 on the Republican ballot. Wilson will

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Former Spoofhound turned pro gives pep talk to softball squad

Maryville High School Softball Coach Chandra DeMott treated her team to a special preseason event to kick off their 2018 season. The squad met up with former Spoofhound softballer Taylor Gadbois, whose post-high school career included stints with Division I Mizzou and professional fastpitch team Dallas Charge. Gadbois announced her retirement from the game of

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Route W to close near Parnell

The West Fork Grand River Bridge on Route W east of Parnell in Worth County is in need of routine maintenance. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close Route W to all traffic at between Route B and Evergreen Avenue from 7 am and 3:30 pm on Monday, August 13 to complete the necessary

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Relay For Life set for September 22

The annual Nodaway County Relay For Life will be held from noon to 10 pm on Saturday, September 22 at Bearcat Arena on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. The family fun event is free with games, food, a DJ and silent auction. For more information, email nodawayrelay@gmail.com.

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Northwest Regents approve contract with RPDC for 2018-19

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents renewed the university’s contract with the Northwest Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) during its regular meeting on August 3. Northwest’s RPDC, a fixture at the university since 1995, is contracted through DESE and provides professional development and direct

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