Features

Remembering a WWII soldier’s service

The Nodaway County Historical Museum is home to several items of World War II memorabilia that have been donated by Nodaway County veterans and their families. Walter Nicholson’s sons have donated items to the museum that Nicholson captured during WWII. Recently, Nicholson’s son, Norm, Jansen, NE, added a Mauser rifle which joins other items from

[ Read More ]

Makaylah Jones travels to Washington, DC, with youth tour

There were 102 high school students participating in Missouri’s 54th annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC, June 9-15. The local delegate was Makaylah Jones, Maryville, sponsored by United Electric Cooperative. The seven-day tour provided an action-filled week, offering students opportunities to learn what it is like to be involved in politics, leadership positions

[ Read More ]

Africa missionaries visit Maryville Methodists

By Christina Rice Medical missionaries from Zimbabwe visited the Maryville United Methodist Church in June. Dr. Emmanuel Mefor and his wife, Florence, originally from Nigeria, are missionaries with the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. They are stationed at a mission facility in Zimbabwe where they work in the Mutambara Hospital. Emmanuel

[ Read More ]

Fire Explorers to expand countywide

By Christina Rice Maryville youth have been quenching their thirst for emergency crisis involvement with basic firefighting training through the youth program Fire Explorers, which is expanding this year. The program has seen a lot of interest in its first year of operation, with nine youth regularly attending the bi-monthly Monday meetings. Program coordinators, Matt

[ Read More ]

Customer service is the mainstay at Maryville Outdoor

By Kathryn Rice Maryville Outdoor is the Country Clipper lawn mower’s line top US dealer for the last five years; an achievement acquired by the business having the highest volume of lawn mower sales. “It’s John,” said Sara Mundorf, co-owner, attributing their success to her husband. “He takes care of our customers.” John and Sara

[ Read More ]

Alexander marks 60 years at MTE Office Center

By Christina Rice Bryan Alexander celebrated his 60th year of service to MTE Office Center this spring. He began working for the company in 1957, the summer before his junior year of high school, and has stayed with the company ever since. “It’s a good place to work, good employees. Maryville is a good place

[ Read More ]

Camp Quality is underway for children with cancer

The 32nd annual Camp Quality started with cheers and applause as the campers came off the buses on June 11. The theme this year was “Camp Quality in the Movies” and Jan Moutray, Barnard, was part of the paparazzi taking photos of the campers and companions. This is Moutray’s 29th year for volunteering at the

[ Read More ]

Mustangs hold annual Northwest Night

The St. Joseph Mustangs baseball team held the annual Northwest Missouri State University night on June 10. Northwest Mens Basketball Head Coach Ben McCollum waits to throw out the first pitch as Mustangs General Manager Ky Turner reads the accomplishments of the NCAA Division II National Championship team. For more information and photos, see the

[ Read More ]

University to mark groundbreaking of Hughes Family Center June 15

Supporters of Northwest Missouri State University – including alumni and friends, students, faculty, staff and community members – will come together Thursday, June 15, to celebrate the long-awaited groundbreaking of a facility designed to enhance the face of the university, and many of those individuals will surely beam with pride for the role they’ve played

[ Read More ]

Local Civil War re-enactors march into battle season

Local men and women of Nodaway County have dusted off their props in preparation for the Civil War battle re-enactment season. Re-enactors dress in time-period clothing and gear and travel all across the nation performing for audiences and teaching youth about our country’s history. They set up military camps, pitching time-period tents and cooking over

[ Read More ]