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Burlington Jct. announces Christmas events

The Burlington Jct. City Council approved Christmas events during its regular meeting on November 14. The West Nodaway kindergarten and fifth grade classes will conduct their annual Christmas caroling at 8:40 am on Thursday, December 7. City Hall will be one of the participants. Santa will visit the community building on Saturday, December 9 for

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Pedersen receives 20 years in child molestation case

A Guilford man was sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on two counts of Felony Child Molestation, 10 years on each count to run consecutively. Sentencing was held for Gerald “Rick” Pedersen, 65, on August 16 before Judge Larry Harman in the Clay County Courthouse following a change of venue from

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KCP&L warns customers of utility scammers

KCP&L wants to warn all customers that the utility is seeing an escalated rate of utility scammers. KCP&L has seen an increase in reports of phone scams involving customers’ utility bills and other personal information, including both residential and business customers. With the phone scam, the caller is often a live person posing as a

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Case dismissed against former Maryville city councilman, new charges filed

The child pornography possession case against a former Maryville city councilman was dismissed on August 2. Shawn D. Wake, Maryville, had been charged in September 2016 with two counts of Class B Felony Possession of Child Pornography – 2nd or Subsequent Offense or Possession in the 4th Circuit Court of Nodaway County. According to court

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Nodaway County grand jury indicts Ravenwood man in car crash death

A Nodaway County grand jury has indicted a Ravenwood man in the death of former Parnell mayor, Virginia Burns. The grand jury charged that Marlin F. Meyer, 71, committed Felony Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree. Court documents state he “recklessly” caused the death on April 24 by driving his farm implement on Missouri Highway

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Nodaway County Health Department provides tips to beat the heat

With a heatwave hitting a good portion of the country this week, including the Midwest, the Nodaway County Health Department has given some tips to help beat the heat. Those most at risk for heat-related illnesses are the elderly, people living with chronic medical conditions, children, the homeless, the poor, athletes and those working outdoors.

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Flooding closes routes across northwest Missouri

Last night’s storms and continued rain today have saturated the ground in northwest Missouri, prompting road closures including ones in Nodaway County and the surrounding area. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation, working with law enforcement and regional emergency services, are monitoring many areas for rising waters. Situations can change quickly, especially during flooding.

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New county clerk appointed by governor

Melinda Patton, Maryville, was recently appointed Nodaway County Clerk by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. She will start her new position on Monday, June 12. Patton is a Northwest Missouri State University graduate with a degree in journalism. She is married to Jeff Patton and the couple has three children, Josie, Zach and Adam. She is

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MoDOT to host job fair in Maryville

The Missouri Department of Transportation is hosting a job fair from 3 to 6 pm on Thursday, March 16 at the Maryville Maintenance Facility, 28320 250th Street, Maryville. MoDOT is hiring for seasonal and summer maintenance workers. For more information or to apply, visit modot.org/jobs. Save

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