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BJ council discusses ballot question

During its regular meeting on December 14, the Burlington Jct. City Council discussed placing a question before voters on the April election ballot. The question would pertain to a street and road tax to help fund street re-pavement projects. City officials discussed how a revenue increase would guarantee project completion and possibly accelerate the timeline,

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Skidmore Council appreciates new hire

At their regular meeting on December 14, Skidmore City Council members expressed their appreciation for how quickly new hire Jennifer Poland, city clerk, was learning her responsibilities. Mayor Tracy Shewey said she would be willing to shorten the 120-day review period on Poland to give her the pay raise associated with that review. The matter

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Mozingo board discusses new plans for youth camp

During their December 19 meeting, members of the Mozingo Advisory Board discussed ways to increase the use of the youth camp. Currently, the youth camp cabins have a 14 percent occupancy rate and the multipurpose building has an occupancy of 16 percent. Administration would like to see those numbers improve. As it stands, policies relating

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Maryville sex offender sentenced to 19 years for child porn

Tammy Dickinson, United States attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a Maryville man who is a registered sex offender was sentenced December 19 in federal court on charges related to child pornography. Edward Grimes, 58, Maryville, was sentenced by US Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 19 years in federal prison without parole.

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Extreme temperatures affecting roadways, many roads still icy

Extremely low temperatures across northwest Missouri are affecting treatment of roadways. The Missouri Department of Transportation warns that while many roadways look clear, there may be patches of ice where the treatment has not had a chance to work. Conditions will be more treacherous on hilly and curvy roads. Black ice is still an issue

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MDIO announces lighting contest winners

  In its first-ever downtown Christmas lighting promotion, the Maryville Downtown Improvement Organization has announced three winners. Meyer Auto Center received first place, followed by Northwest A/V in second and Maryville Florists in third. Other contest participants include Bank Midwest, Blue Willow Boutique, The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce and Rapid Elite. “While we only

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Health board plans for 2017

The Nodaway County Health Center board made plans for 2017 during its December 7 and 12 meetings. At the December 7 meeting, Tom Patterson, NCHC director, provided the board with a proposed 2017 budget. The board directed Patterson to research installing a Limited Use/Limited Application elevator, updating a stairwell and requesting a LAGERS representative, Missouri

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MPR director proposes contract mowing for parks

Maryville Parks and Recreation Director Aaron Dobson proposed using a contract mowing service for city parks during the regular MPR board meeting on December 1. Because of the age and condition of the city’s parks, Dobson said maintenance is needed throughout the park system. Currently, staff spends the majority of its time mowing parks and

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Pay raise set for Hopkins city employees

Hopkins City Council aldermen voted to give city employees a three percent raise during closed session of the December 5 meeting. City Clerk Dee O’Riley received a 15-hour bonus of $15 per hour for establishing the city’s website, hopkinsmogov.com. The aldermen also voted to not reduce, or waive, sewer liens on two properties. Shelly and

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Pickering will participate in class action suit

The City of Pickering may receive money from a class action lawsuit filed in St. Louis against TracFone Wireless, Inc. to collect business license fees. The council agreed to pay the attorneys involved five percent of any money received. White Cloud engineering did not receive payment in October, so the November payment will be twice

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