This Week's News

Salvation Army seeks donations, bell ringer volunteers

The annual Salvation Army bell ringing campaign began December 1 in Maryville and volunteers are needed for the fundraising drive which keeps all donations in Nodaway County. The money raised in the red kettle drive is distributed in partnership with Community Services, Inc., and is used to benefit the local community. Funds provide emergency assistance

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Ministerial Alliance donates money to Angels for Seniors program

The Maryville Ministerial Fellowship donated $843.37 to the Nodaway County Senior Center’s Angels for Seniors program. For more than 40 years, the fellowship has held an annual ecumenical community Thanksgiving service. The service had 115 participants with members representing nine dominations in Maryville: Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Disciples of Christ, Community of Christ, Latter-day

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Maryville board to discuss expanding preschool program

The Maryville R-II School Board will discuss expanding the district’s preschool program during its regular December meeting. The board heard an initial idea presentation from Superintendent Dr. Becky Albrecht during its November 15 meeting. The proposal called for a focused early childhood center that would work with families in the community from the prenatal stage

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#GivingTuesday Abbey event deemed a success

Conception Abbey and Tri-C Partners 4 Progress held their annual #GivingTuesday event November 28 on the Conception Abbey campus. Just over 100 people attended the event helping to do the following: donate and wrap gifts for eight adopted local families, make more than 100 Christmas tree ornaments for the adopted families; assemble, cut and tie

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Expired medications found in food establishment

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found expired medications during routine inspections of various food establishments throughout the month of November. American Legion Post 100, 1104 East Fifth, low priority Routine inspection on November 1. Critical: None observed. Non-critical: Observed chlorine sanitizer behind sink testing above 200 ppm and men’s restroom missing

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Christmas calendar

December 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary mass, 8 am and 7 pm, St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Maryville. 44th annual Yuletide Feaste, 6:30 pm, also on Saturday, December 9, JW Jones Student Union. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $31.50 each. Check or cash may be used in Room 101 of

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Maryville school accused of exclusion of student

Maryville R-II School District has been accused of excluding an elementary student with Down Syndrome from participating in a school event. According to the student’s grandparents, James and Alma Clodfelter, who posted on social media, the child’s parents received a letter from the school district one week before the Thanksgiving program informing them she was

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Annual Christmas parade draws crowd

Rod Couts was named the Christmas parade Grinch. He and his grandson, Dawson Couts, playing Max the Dog, lead the annual Christmas parade on December 1 in Downtown Maryville. For more information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Last dates to mail for Christmas, holidays

For Christmas cards and packages to arrive by Saturday, December 23, the adage “the sooner, the better” applies. The following list are the United States Post Office cut-off dates: Military Mail: • December 11 – First class and priority mail service to most APO/FPO/DPO addresses • December 16 – Priority mail express military service to

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Hopkins to purchase pickup truck

The purchase of a 2015 XL Ford Pickup was approved at the December 4 Hopkins City Council meeting. The truck will be purchased for $28,000 from Walton Motors, Savannah. It has an extended cab and eight-foot box, 21,000 miles and two years left on the warranty. The council plans to keep the city’s current Chevy

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