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Ministerial Alliance needs donations for families in need

The West Nodaway Ministerial Alliance is in need of donations to help families in need through the winter. The Ministerial Alliance works to share the light of Christ throughout the community by offering families in need financial emergency assistance, funding the angel tree project which provides food boxes for families at Christmas and giving Bibles

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Falcons send cards and money to hurricane victims

St. Gregory’s student ambassadors supported a Hope for Harvey campaign to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The students sent cards with prayers and hopeful messages to those affected and held a prayer assembly. St. Gregory’s students, Brinley Conn, Wesley Snead, Tye Halley and Anna White, pause for a moment during the Taco John’s Crunch

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Unicorns grace Lollipop Parade

Unicorns were spotted at the 17th annual Lollipop Parade in Conception Jct. on September 10. Emersyn McCrary rode Spirit and led Shimmer Shine, both outfitted as unicorns. Emersyn’s mother, Lisa McCrary, was on Axle. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Guilford Fun Day is a family affair

The annual Guilford Fun Day, September 9, celebrated the town’s 130th birthday with the traditional parade led by Winnie Negaard, a long-time educator, as the grand marshal. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Locals take supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims over Labor Day

Dustin Strueby, Conception Jct., and other local residents are organizing efforts to haul supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and flooding in Texas over the Labor Day weekend. The crew plans to drive to Houston, TX, in a 24-foot trailer. They will begin packing the trailer on Thursday, August 31 and will leave that

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Nodaway-Holt students watch solar eclipse

Students at Nodaway-Holt congregated on the basketball courts in between rain showers to view the solar eclipse August 21. The school was in the path of totality, meaning it was one of few schools in the area that could offer students the chance to view the total solar eclipse. While students were able to see

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Local students view solar eclipse in Barnard

Barnard was the site of several impromptu solar eclipse viewings on August 21. Harold and Doris McLean, Maryville, and Merle and Patti Walter, Mt. Ayr, IA, set up to view the eclipse in the South Nodaway R-IV school parking lot. They were joined by two bus loads of Northwest Missouri State University international students. Along

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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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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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4-Hers display their projects at annual achievement day

The following are the results of the 2017 Nodaway County Achievement Day held July 8 at the Administration Center. Clover Kids: McCoy Bowles, flower box, squirrel feeder; Jamen Coston, pumpkin – Frank and ghost wooden blocks, snowman stick, snowman wreath, robin eggs in nest photo; Joel Coston, pumpkin block, veteran fleece tie lap blanket, valentine

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