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
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.
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.
A Guilford man was found guilty of child molestation by a Clay County jury on June 8. The jury found Gerald “Rick” Pedersen, 65, guilty on two counts of Felony Child Molestation in the 1st Degree but not guilty on the third count of Felony Forcible Rape. The jury also returned verdicts assessing punishment
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
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
A group of Northwest Missouri State University education students have partnered with a Maryville church program. The students in Northwest’s School of Education recently worked with children at the Maryville First United Methodist Church’s COOL Kids program to create and plan a project that resulted in purchasing turkeys to help local families with their holiday
Newly-elected Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong plans to make multiple changes to department policies and procedures. According to Strong, the department has not had a standard, adopted operating policy. He has been working with his administrative team to create a standard operating procedure manual. He is contacting another sheriff in the state and using his
A Nodaway County resident will spend seven years in prison for the 2014 death of a 10-month-old baby. Nicholas “Nikki” L. Bradshaw, 27, Ravenwood, was sentenced by Presiding Judge Roger Prokes on January 12 in the Fourth Circuit Court. Bradshaw pleaded guilty in November to Class C Felony Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree for
State Senator Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, was recently appointed chairman of the revamped Senate committee on local government and elections. Committee appointments are made by the president pro tem. “I am honored to have been appointed to a chairmanship and I am excited about being able to put my past experience running elections and working in