This Week's News

Skidmore votes to put bond issue on April ballot

At the January 15 meeting, the Skidmore City Council voted to put a $1 million revenue bond issue on the April 3 ballot to renovate the aging, out-of-compliance city sewer system. Civil Engineer Emily Wicoff of Snyder and Associates, Inc., St. Joseph, spoke to the council about the dollar amount and wording on the ballot

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MU Extension meets with county officials on 4-H

The University of Missouri is undertaking a restructuring of the statewide, 114-county Extension program. The last restructuring of Extension took place in the 1980s, and the organization is making sure that Extension services stay relevant by taking into account the changes in technology and communities in the last 30 years. The MU Extension determined that

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Joint 911 center talks begin again with Maryville, county

Nodaway County Commissioners Chris Burns, Bill Walker and Bob Stiens met with Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel, Maryville Police Chief Keith Wood and Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong during their meeting January 17 to discuss the possibility of creating a joint 911 call center. The center would include the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, Maryville Public

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Filing ends for BOE, city council seats

The filing period for a board of education or city council seat in the April 3 general municipal election ended January 16. The following is a list of those who filed: • Jefferson – two seats available – Danny Collins and Jared McQueen • Maryville – two seats available – Frank Grispino and Elaine Wilson

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MU Extension meets with county officials on 4-H

The University of Missouri is undertaking a restructuring of the statewide, 114-county Extension program. The last restructuring of Extension took place in the 1980s, and the organization is making sure that Extension services stay relevant by taking into account the changes in technology and communities in the last 30 years. The MU Extension determined that

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Kickoff meeting set for county hazard mitigation planning

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments (RCOG) is hosting the first gathering in a series of meetings focusing on Nodaway County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The kickoff meeting will be at 6 pm, Wednesday, January 24 at the Nodaway County Administration Building in the conference room. All interested citizens and public officials of Nodaway County

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SBTDC offering free sexual harassment seminar for businesses

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Northwest Missouri State University will host a free sexual harassment seminar Thursday, January 18, featuring a trial lawyer and counselor who specializes in hostile work environment issues. The seminar is scheduled for 8:30 to 10 am at the SBTDC’s office, 3003 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph. Presenter

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Citizens Bank becomes senior center angel

The Nodaway County Senior Center recently received a $200 donation from Citizens Bank and Trust, 105 North Main, Maryville, for the center’s angel program. The program is providing meals to Nodaway County seniors who otherwise couldn’t afford the warm, nutritional meals provided by the center. The donation included $50 directly from the employees. “Citizens Bank

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State promises tax relief coming in 2018

Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters recently issued the following statement: “Passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2014, Senate Bill 509 called for a reduction to the individual income tax rate and created a deduction for business income, with both changes to be phased in over a period of years beginning in 2017. As

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Maryville Fire Department purchases grain bin rescue equipment

The Maryville Fire Department was recently able to purchase several pieces of equipment to aid in rescuing individuals trapped inside of grain bins or other confined spaces. In December, the department was awarded $5,761.81 from the Gladys Rickard Charitable Trust to purchase the much-needed supplies. They were able to get a rescue wall, called a

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