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Northwest announces bell ringing ceremony for David Nkenchor

Northwest Missouri State University has announced details for a bell ringing ceremony to remember a student who died on the campus earlier this month. The university will host the bell ringing for David Nkenchor at 11 am, Thursday, October 19, at the Bell of ’48. The ceremony is open to the public. Nkenchor, 18, a

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Miss Northwest Scholarship Pageant crowns three

On October 15, the Miss Northwest Scholarship Pageant in the Mary Linn Auditorium at Northwest Missouri State University saw 13 ladies compete for crowns. Winners at the end of the evening were 2018 Miss Maryville Angela Luna, 22, from Wentzville, who attends Northwest Missouri State University; 2018 Miss Northwest Outstanding Teen Faith Whatley-Blaine, 17, from

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Scarecrow contest gets underway in Downtown Maryville

The Downtown Maryville organization is once again sponsoring the Scarecrow Contest. To promote community spirit, businesses and organizations in the downtown area will have themed scarecrows outside their place of business or in business windows starting at noon, Friday, October 20. Judging will take place on Friday, October 27, with the scarecrows remaining up until

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Ravenwood tax rate leads the state again this year

Nodaway County property owners have the esteemed honor to pay the highest tax rate in Missouri again this year. Ravenwood real and personal property owners are paying $10.0214 per $100 assessed valuation, topping the state. Those entities and taxes are: state, 3¢; sheltered workshop, senior center and health center, 5¢ each; Jackson Township, 4.92¢; Jackson

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Senior Center initiates punch cards, angels program

The Nodaway County Senior Center is weathering the first month of the privatizing pilot program with several changes at the center. Director Amie Firavich stated that the amount of money lost from the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging was closer to $150,000 than the $100,000 she had originally thought. The senior center is losing

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St. Gregory’s preschoolers experience apple fest

St. Gregory’s preschoolers attended the first-ever preschool apple fest on September 29. Isaac James and Landon Tapps eat apples and caramel during snack time. The students also participated in a pedal pull, decorated pumpkins donated by Matt and Kylie Rosenbohm, looked at a tractor and more. For more photos, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Platte Valley crowns Homecoming royalty

The Platte Valley Longhorns faced the DeKalb Tigers during a Homecoming game September 30. The final score saw the Longhorns coming up short 64-68. However, the day was filled with additional events enjoyed by students, parents and alumni. There were two sets of royalty crowned with the crown bearer duties falling to Claire Clements, daughter

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Light delays prolong Lions halftime victory over Muskets

The St. Joseph Christian Lions put away a 52-6 halftime win over the North-West Nodaway Muskets September 29 in Hopkins during North Nodaway’s Homecoming. The 2017 North Nodaway homecoming king and queen are Wade Torres, son of Ismael and Jennifer Torres and Taylor Combs, daughter of Mike and Shelley Combs. Little Mr. Hopkins Trenton Roberts,

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