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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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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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