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Hopkins announces fall clean-up will be October 15

At the September 13 Hopkins City Council meeting, aldermen approved Saturday, October 15 as the fall city-wide clean-up date. Pick-up begins at 7 am and Porter Trash will supply two dumpsters. Dee O’Riley, city clerk, will contact the North Nodaway High School for student volunteers. An ordinance titled, “An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 385 by

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DAR promotes Constitution Week Awareness

September 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The Nodaway Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has obtained a proclamation from Jason McDowell, Maryville mayor, for citizens to observe Constitution Week. The proclamation is on display at the Maryville Public Library, with a copy of the constitution and several books about it and

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Faye Smith celebrates 103 years of life

A crowd gathered September 12 for a surprise birthday party honoring Faye Smith at the Tri-City Friendship Center in Maitland. Smith, who turned 103 on September 4, is Maitland’s oldest citizen. Her husband, Orel, was a school superintendent for many years and the couple had one son, Stephen, who lives in Washington. Smith lived next

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Northwest to celebrate launch of professional schools with ribbon cutting

Northwest Missouri State University will commemorate the opening of five professional schools this fall with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open houses on Thursday, September 15. The program begins at 3:30 pm at the Memorial Bell Tower with remarks by Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski, Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet and Board of Regent Chair Dr.

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Northwest Technical School’s restored truck makes magazine cover

Northwest Technical School collision repair students restored a 1966 F100 Ford truck that was showcased on the cover of LMC 1957-1972 Ford Parts summer/fall catalog. The Ford truck is owned by Wayne Johnson, motor-coach driver for NASCAR racer Carl Edwards. Johnson heard about the tech school’s program through friends and brought his truck, which was

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Local author pens first book

Nodaway News Leader columnist, Beverly Clinkingbeard, has published her first book, “Chore Boy,” under the childhood and pen name Jeannie Edwards. “Chore Boy” is about a 10-year-old in the 1930s who works on a neighboring farm. Although it is a fictional story, Clinkingbeard based it on stories from farmers who worked as chore boys. The

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MPR partners with Maryville Soccer Association

The Maryville Park and Recreation board approved a partnership with the Maryville Soccer Association during its regular meeting on September 1. MSA representatives Joe Suchan and Chris Riley discussed the partnership prior to board approval. Riley said the organization was formed in June from several existing organizations and adopted bylaws, elected a board of directors

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Nodaway News Leader gains two employees

The Nodaway News Leader had two new faces join the team this summer. Brent Johnson, Stanberry, joined the Nodaway News Leader as the advertising designer in August. Johnson, son of Terri and Dr. Bruce Johnson, grew up in Stanberry with two younger brothers, Taylor and Trevor.  Johnson worked on his high school newspaper and graduated

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