This Week's News

Prosecutor requests assistance from Highway Patrol

Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice has requested assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the policing of Pickering. Rice is responding to the August 9 article in the Nodaway News Leader where the Pickering City Council expressed frustration with the Nodaway County Sheriff’s office during a visit made by Deputy Sheriff Austin Hann

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Commissioners set 2018 tax rate

The Nodaway County Commissioners set the property tax for the coming year during a public hearing August 14. The commissioners approved a total tax rate of 26¢ per $100 assessed valuation with 5¢ for the Senior Citizen Fund, 5¢ for the Senate Bill 40 fund and 16¢ for the county tax. County Clerk Melinda Patton

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Maryville City Council speaks to public safety facility

The Maryville City Council heard citizens, approved placing a tax proposal on the November ballot and held a lively discussion regarding the new Maryville Public Safety facility. Upon a request made during the last council meeting by Councilman Matt Johnson, City Manager Greg McDanel led a discussion over the status of the new MPS facility.

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SSM Health St. Francis explores transfer of ownership to Mosaic

St. Louis-based SSM Health has signed letters of intent with two Missouri health systems to explore transferring ownership of its ministries in Maryville, Jefferson City and Mexico, MO. The Catholic, not-for-profit health system is in discussions with Mosaic Life Care, based in St. Joseph, to transfer ownership of SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville and

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Area schools receive bronze standings from US News

US News & World Report released the 2018 Best High Schools ranking and Jefferson, Maryville, Northeast Nodaway and South Nodaway received national bronze standings. These Nodaway County schools are part of 133 Missouri and 3,237 US public high schools to receive the bronze standing. “We are honored to receive the Bronze level award from US

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Mozingo Lake water levels better than they appear

Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel informed the public via Facebook that while the levels at Mozingo Lake are lower than average, they have not yet reached critical conditions. McDanel said the city does regular testing of the water levels at the lake and as of August 7 the lake levels were at 16.9 feet, slightly

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Nodaway County voters choose incumbent, say no to Prop A

Nearly 32 percent of Nodaway County voters cast ballots in the August 7 Primary Election which saw one local contested race as well Proposition A, the Missouri right-to-work issue. In the Nodaway County circuit clerk race, incumbent Elaine Wilson defeated Jackie Cochenour by a margin of 1,901 to 874 on the Republican ballot. Wilson will

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Northwest Regents approve contract with RPDC for 2018-19

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents renewed the university’s contract with the Northwest Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) during its regular meeting on August 3. Northwest’s RPDC, a fixture at the university since 1995, is contracted through DESE and provides professional development and direct

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Pickering council grills deputy

At the August 6 meeting, the Pickering City Council expressed concern about motorists in Pickering not obeying stop signs and speed limits to Nodaway County Sheriff Deputy Austin Hann. Among the top concerns were children either playing in the street or riding four-wheelers, go carts or other motorized vehicles, while cars and other vehicles zipped

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