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Northwest names Simmons as VP of diversity, equity, inclusion

Northwest Missouri State University announced the appointment of Dr. Juanita Simmons as its first vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a new senior leadership role designed to help broaden diversity, equity and inclusion efforts campus-wide for students and employees. The university’s board of regents, which authorized the university to add the position

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Local pilots give aviation scholarships

The Maryville Experimental Aircraft Association chapter, the Hawk Road Flyers, is giving scholarships to individuals interested in becoming pilots. About 50 percent of aviation students who begin private pilot’s license training complete the course.  One challenge potential pilots face is paying for the training. The local organization wants to assist aviation students in hopes of

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Maryville, Northwest plan new multipurpose complex

The Maryville City Council may place a tax question on the November 8 ballot. A simple majority would be needed to pass the proposal which would raise $215,000 annually from Maryville hotel guests. The five percent lodging tax would be placed on occupants of Maryville’s 249 hotel rooms and cabins. The current occupancy rate is

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Food inspector finds slime in ice machines

Larry Wickersham, Nodaway County Health Department environmental health specialist, found slime in three food establishments in July during routine inspections. Jimmy Johns, 1005 South Main, medium priority Routine inspection on July 6. Critical: none observed Non-Critical: prep table missing thermometer and floor area around drain under the ice machine dirty Walmart Deli and Bakery, 1605

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County ambulances incorporate new technology

The Nodaway County Ambulance District hopes to improve emergency response times with its new van and integrated, county-wide mapping system. Emergency responders previously relied on Google Maps and the plat book for address locations. Those resources were often inaccurate, with maps sometimes showing addresses a mile from the actual location. This affected response time when

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NOCOMO board discusses strategy to keep workshop open

The NOCOMO board met on August 2 to work on strategies to keep the successful sheltered workshop in business. Recent federal law changes have caused a stir. Nicki Samson, manager, said Missouri is the only state that has an employee-based sheltered workshop program. Workshops in other states are funded through Medicaid. Samson said she believes

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Weldon dots bins across countryside

By Kathryn Rice It began at a family reunion during a game of horseshoes. An uncle of a family member told George Weldon, Graham, that he should sell StorMor Bins, from Fremont, NE. That was in 1961 and farmers were beginning to shell corn and needed a place to store it. “They weren’t big bins

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Strong, Burns win Nodaway County primary races

With just two contested local races, only 32.52 percent of registered voters in Nodaway County cast ballots in the August 2 Primary Election. In the sheriff’s race on the Republican ballot, Randy Strong defeated Jamie Vicker with 2,168 votes to 1,054. Strong will face incumbent Sheriff Darren White (D), who ran unopposed, in the November

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K-9 Unit to demonstrate skills

Deputy Austin Hann and K-9 Jerik will hold a live demonstration of narcotic detection skills during the Nodaway County Sheriff’s annual garage sale. The seventh annual garage sale will be open 9 am to 8 pm, Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19; and 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, August 20, at the American

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