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Rescue squads are here to help: NCAD MCRS is ready to deploy statewide

Editor’s note: Local rescue squads play an important part as first responders in Nodaway County. There are six of these squads. The first article in this series is about the Nodaway County Ambulance District (NCAD) mass casualty response squad (MCRS). By Kathryn Rice MCRS covers Nodaway County and is deployable statewide as required. • Responsibilities:

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Distracted driving speaker comes to Nodaway County

The Distracted Driving Coalition of Nodaway County (DDC) is bringing nationally-known speaker Joel Feldman to Nodaway County on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14. Feldman is the creator of EndDD.org, End Distracted Driving, and has developed science-based distracted driving presentations as well as other resources used by businesses, schools and community groups in educational

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Kawasaki starts new assembly line, creates new jobs

In a continuing effort to promote economic growth in the Northwest Missouri region, the Kawasaki Maryville plant recently announced the start of a new assembly line. The $520,000 investment is expected to raise production capacity by close to 400 engines per day, once fully staffed. The addition of Kawasaki’s new assembly line has the potential

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Grandin gives a fresh, common sense perspective about two diverse topics

By Kay Wilson Dr. Temple Grandin, a Colorado State University animal science professor and a prolific author of books dealing with today’s education, delivered a James H. Lemon lecture on February 15 at Northwest Missouri State University. The lecture, held in the Ron Houston Center for Performing Arts Mary Linn Auditorium, was titled “Developing Individuals

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MoDOT announces 2018 projects

Several highway construction projects are planned across Northwest Missouri during the 2018 construction season. These projects, administered by the MoDOT Northwest District, range from resurfacing to bridge reconstruction to safety improvements. With more than 35 projects planned to begin this season, the department is making an investment of more than $64 million to infrastructure improvements

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Thornton plans design for Nodaway County Sheriff’s sign

Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong admires the Nodaway County Sheriff’s sign designed and programed for a plasma cutter by Nodaway-Holt senior Derick Thornton. DARE Officer Rick Smail commissioned five signs after seeing the work done by Thornton on a plasma cut sign for the state DARE officers association. The signs will be placed in the

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Area youth design businesses

Fourth grade student Jarrett Holmes and second grade student Jaclyn Holmes, children of Jared and Holly Holmes, present their business plan for Pedlar Creek Dog Treats to Amy Klaas, owner of Pagliai’s, who gave them advice during the Maryville Public Library youth business fair entrepreneur work night. Area youth have been challenged to design their

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Joint 911 center talks begin again with Maryville, county

Nodaway County Commissioners Chris Burns, Bill Walker and Bob Stiens met with Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel, Maryville Police Chief Keith Wood and Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong during their meeting January 17 to discuss the possibility of creating a joint 911 call center. The center would include the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, Maryville Public

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Filing ends for BOE, city council seats

The filing period for a board of education or city council seat in the April 3 general municipal election ended January 16. The following is a list of those who filed: • Jefferson – two seats available – Danny Collins and Jared McQueen • Maryville – two seats available – Frank Grispino and Elaine Wilson

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Citizens Bank becomes senior center angel

The Nodaway County Senior Center recently received a $200 donation from Citizens Bank and Trust, 105 North Main, Maryville, for the center’s angel program. The program is providing meals to Nodaway County seniors who otherwise couldn’t afford the warm, nutritional meals provided by the center. The donation included $50 directly from the employees. “Citizens Bank

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