This Week's News

County officials decide against pay raises

The Nodaway County Commissioners squelched the hopes of several officeholders to receive a four percent salary increase with a report from their attorney. The salary commission was called by Circuit Clerk Elaine Wilson, as state statute required, on December 13. Present were Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker, Associate Commissioners Chris Burns and Bob Stiens, County Clerk

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NOCOMO board discusses future financial earnings

During its December 4 meeting, the NOCOMO Industries Board of Directors looked over finances and holiday closures. Board President David Lawyer led the group through the current state of the organization’s financial picture. NOCOMO is in the positive and Lawyer said he has begun talking to banks in the area to find out whether or

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Northwest announces holiday hours for Hughes Fieldhouse

Northwest Missouri State University has announced holiday hours for community members at the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse. The facility will open to community members between 9 am and 3 pm, December 26 through 29. Access to the facility is free and available to individuals of all ages; children under the age of 13 must

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Members celebrate as Maryville Kiwanis receives charter

The Maryville Chapter of Kiwanis International received its charter on December 5 at A&G Restaurant. Members gathered to share a meal, accept pins and discuss their mission and goals for the budding organization. Kiwanis Region 1 Trustee James Gibson, seated, Kiwanis Governor Cheryl Anderson, Maryville Chapter President Rose Viau and former Kiwanis Lt. Governor Harlan

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Christmas parade lights up Main Street

Despite the cold temperatures, spectators and entries lit up Main Street during the Maryville Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade on December 7. The parade stretched from Second Street to Winter Wonderland at Franklin Park. The Grinch Grand Marshall was Nick Sowards, Boy Scouts Troop 75 scoutmaster. Troop 75 was awarded the $702.15 which was collected.

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Maryville creates Tourism Grant Program

Maryville City Council approved multiple ordinances including the creation of the Tourism Grant Program during its regularly scheduled meeting on December 10. Following the creation of the Transient Guest Tax, the city needed to establish exactly where the funds would go. A portion of the tax was used for construction of the Hughes Fieldhouse. The

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Mosaic Life Care finalizes St. Francis Hospital purchase terms with SSM Health

Mosaic Life Care, a healthcare system based in St. Joseph, and St. Louis- based SSM Health, have finalized the purchase agreement to transfer ownership of SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville. The agreement includes St. Francis Hospital and its affiliated outpatient, home care, hospice and medical group services and locations as well as SSM

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Hopkins gives city clerk 19 percent pay raise

The Hopkins City Council decided to give City Clerk Dee O’Riley a 19 percent pay raise effective January 1, 2019, at the December 3 meeting. The council went into closed session to discuss pay increases for city employees. After returning to open session, the council approved O’Riley’s pay raise and voted for a five percent

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Graves announces City of Maryville to receive $10.4 million BUILD grant

Congressman Sam Graves, incoming Ranking Member for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced December 6 that the City of Maryville has received a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant or BUILD grant. The City of Maryville will receive a $10.4 million BUILD grant for its South Main Corridor Improvement Project.

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