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NW students, COOL kids work together to help families

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

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County sheriff implements new policies

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

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Bradshaw receives seven years for baby’s death

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

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Sen. Dan Hegeman appointed Local Government and Elections Committee chair

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

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Senior Citizen Tax Board allocates annual tax dollars

The Nodaway County Senior Services Fund Tax Board met January 9 in the county’s Administrative Center to divide the senior citizen tax monies. These monies were gathered from the 5¢ per $100 assessed valuation across Nodaway County. The tax has been collected annually since 2000 and each year the senior services tax board designates the

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Memory Café offers social outing

Memory Cafe, a social outing for people with memory loss and their caregivers, will be from 10 to 11 am, Thursday, January 12, in the Gathering Space at the First United Methodist Church, 102 North Main Street, Maryville. The Memory Cafe is recommended for individuals with early to moderate memory loss as well as others

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County’s school classrooms to get trauma kits

Every classroom in the county will soon receive a specialized trauma kit to prepare it for emergencies. Maryville Public Safety Detective Sergeant Ryan Glidden was awarded $27,848 to purchase 400 trauma kits to be placed in every classroom and administrative office in all six Nodaway County school districts and in each Maryville school. He partnered

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Rotavirus is going around

By Kathryn Hawley, Nodaway County Health Department RN, health educator Children are most likely to get rotavirus disease in the winter and spring, December through June. Rotavirus is a virus that causes severe diarrhea and vomiting. It affects mostly infants and young children. Diarrhea and vomiting can lead to serious dehydration, meaning loss of body

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