Features

Ferluknat Farm welcomes shoppers to be creative

By Christina Rice Holly Cronk opened her new store, Ferluknat Farm, on February 9. The store’s name is in memory of her pet pig, Arnie. Arnie was a runt that Cronk rescued as a piglet. The farmer brought the pig to school and she kept him in the counselor’s office and the boiler room for

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New tax, accounting business opens in downtown Maryville

By Jacki Wood Marlene Florea has opened Florea Tax and Accounting Services LLC in downtown Maryville to expand and grow her business after previously running it out of her home. “I’ve built up the business already,” she said. “It’s not like I’m starting from scratch. I have a good base of clients and friends. It’s

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Breaking Chains to host Christian music festival in April

By Dustin Henggeler Breaking Chains – Christian Concert Promotions of Maryville will be holding its second concert series April 22 after a successful start to the series in October. The upcoming event will host 12 artists from a multitude of genres, along with a passion painter and a Christian speaker. This free event will take

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Mattson takes on Children, Family Center

Linda Mattson, Conception Jct., is the new executive director of the Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri, 1220 East Second Street, Maryville.  Mattson was named to the position in January. She had worked part time at the shelter since November 14, 2016. She brings a varied background of qualifications to her new role. Her

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Local group sews dresses for girls in Africa

By Christina Rice Members of the Wilcox United Methodist Church created the Sewing Mission Group in April of 2016. Their pastor encouraged the congregation to find a mission project that would allow them to reach out to the community. The church had previously had a sewing group until the ladies in it were no longer

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Sorensen makes his mark with Freedom Rock®

By Kathryn Rice Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, Greenfield, IA, is combining his love of art and history to make a living and provide for his young family. Along the way, he thanks those who have served, whether in the military or as a first responder, one painting at a time. As founder of the Freedom Rock®,

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Maryville Public Safety gets ballistic protection

The Maryville Public Safety Department recently ordered new ballistic helmets and high-velocity ballistic plates from Southern Uniform and Equipment, Carthage, for $18,580. Sergeant Ryan Glidden applied for the Gladys Rickard Charitable Trust fund. His application was approved which allowed for the purchase of 20 plate and helmet sets, one for each officer. The helmets are

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County starts DARE effort again

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department re-instated the county’s DARE board which met on February 6. Officer Rick Smail retired from Maryville Public Safety this winter and was hired to lead the county wide DARE program. The board was abolished eight years ago, freezing the program’s monetary assets within the county budget. The start of the

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NNL adds two new faces

Two new employees recently joined the Nodaway News Leader team. Annette Mullins Annette Mullins joins the NNL staff as the advertising designer, creating ads for our clients with a flare of creativity. She has worked more than 25 years at Rush Printing as a graphic designer and continues to work there in addition to the

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Home away from home: German student adapts to life on the farm

By Jacki Wood With a desire to improve her English and learn about American culture, Isabel Metzger left the city life of Solingen, Germany, last August and immersed herself in the rural life of Hopkins as an exchange student at North Nodaway. “I wanted to improve my English and learn about the different culture and

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