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Deluxe contributes to local non-profits

Deluxe Corporation Foundation, Maryville, recently made its annual contributions to area non-profit programs. Deluxe committee members Charla Wiederholt, Nichole Lance, Curtis Martin, Shirley Heideman and Deb DeMott present a $5,000 check to Lynette Harbin, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County director. Deluxe also contributed $7,500 to Junior Achievement of Middle America Inc., St. Joseph.

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Health inspector finds food stored in chemical closets

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found food stored in chemical closets, refrigeration condensation dripping on uncovered vegetables and gasoline stored in food establishments during routine inspections in December. Junction T, 19534 US Highway 71, Burlington Jct., low priority Routine inspection December 2. Critical: Slice of pizza in display case being held

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Ambulance board meets with new deputy

Newly hired Nodaway County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wedlock met with members of the Nodaway County Ambulance Board during their regular meeting December 14. Discussion was held pertaining expectations in the upcoming year, specifically what the ambulance district is anticipating and what issues are needed to be worked on. The current dispatching methods were an area

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Mozingo construction makes headway

The Mozingo Conference Center and the Boulders Inn and Suites projects are making strides in their construction progress this month at Mozingo Lake and Recreation Park. Conference Center On November 9, EL Crawford Construction Inc., St. Joseph, was awarded the bid for the building of a conference center. The original bid from the contractor was

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Is mold making you sick?

By Christina Rice Have you been feeling sick and doctors keep telling you that you are fine; that it is in your head? Do you feel like you have lost your personality? Could you be reacting to mold or have Lyme disease? If you had told me six years ago that all my ailments stemmed

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Maryville receives top community award

The Community Blood Center, Kansas City, recently recognized the Maryville community for the blood drives it has held at the First United Methodist Church. Betty Tinker, Blood Center account manager for Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas, presented the 2015 Top Community award to Evie Church, Business Women of Missouri, Maryville Chapter. In 2015, Nodaway County

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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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