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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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Mozingo board to focus on promoting Watson 9

During the Mozingo Advisory Board meeting November 21, board members and city staff discussed marketing for the Watson 9 golf course. Board members said the public views the Watson 9 as a youth course. They plan to increase marketing, promoting the course as suitable for adults and youth in hopes of increasing traffic. Maryville reimburses

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Rusty screws found in food establishment ice machine

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham inspected nine food establishments during the month of November. Happy Garden, 514 North Main, high priority Routine inspection November 28. Critical: Observed uncovered cup of tea in kitchen. Non-critical: Observed frost in deep freezer, deep freezer missing thermometer and board behind electrical panel with unfinished wood.

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Silver Haired Legislature chooses 2017 priorities

The annual conference of the Silver Haired Legislature took place October 18-20 at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. The 118 delegates in attendance chose their top five priorities and formulated plans to advocate for senior issues during the coming legislative session. The priorities chosen were: • Senior services growth and development fund • Increase

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Native trees, shrubs available from MDC State Forest Nursery

Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Forest Nursery offers a variety of low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife food and cover

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