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Local veterans attend Honor Flight

By Christina Rice Five Nodaway County veterans attend the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, DC, on September 26. The flight creates a special day honoring those who have served our country. Local participants were Bob Colville, who served in the Navy, and Army veterans Robert Jobst, Richard Jobst, William Rabel and Roland Tullberg. Each veteran

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Prosecutor teaches law enforcement classes

In an effort to help Nodaway County law enforcement agencies provide their officers continuing training required by the state with limited budget resources, Robert L. Rice, Nodaway County prosecuting attorney, is hosting a series of trainings in November on common legal issues in law enforcement at the Nodaway County Administration Center conference room. Trainings are

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Nodaway Township to vote in November election

Residents of Nodaway Township will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot issue during the elections on November 7. The ballot will read “Shall Nodaway Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, incur indebtedness and issue its general obligation road bonds therefore in the amount of $200,000.00 for the purpose of road improvement?” The three-year bond was

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Coats collected for those in need

The Nodaway County Commissioners teamed up with Today’s Civic Women, Community Services, Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Knights of Columbus to collect 326 coats and dozens of hats and gloves for children in need throughout the county. The sheriff’s department will be washing all of the used coats before taking

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Couple alters life skills in their battle against breast cancer

By Christina Rice Kenny Wilmes has been his wife, Donna’s, biggest encourager since she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer this past spring. The Burlington Jct. couple researched facilities and chose to attend the SSM St. Francis Cancer Care Center in Maryville, becoming the center’s first patient. Kenny reflected on when they first heard

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Rain holds off for Northwest Homecoming

The predicted inclement weather held off for the October 21 Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming activities, including the morning parade. Leading the parade is Grand Marshall Emma Lee Vance Morgan, 99. Morgan, a 1939 graduate, had worked as a secretary for University President Uel W. Lamkin. Driving her is Mike Thomson in his 1922 Model

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Council votes unanimously to tear down iconic silo

Maryville City Council members voted unanimously to tear down the iconic Mozingo silo during a special meeting on October 17. The silo will be demolished by Madget Demolition, St. Joseph, for $65,000. The leveling of the structure was part of a line item called “site improvements” listed on the fourth change order for the Mozingo

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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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