This Week's News

23rd annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat will see Maryville streets close

Streets around the Courthouse square will be closed for the 23rd annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event from 5 to 7 pm, Tuesday, October 30 in Maryville. Just before 5 pm, the Maryville street department will block the downtown square similar to the closed streets during the Nodaway County Fair. The annual event is for costumed children,

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Smithsonian exhibit comes to Maryville

People around the country are drawn to compete in sports while others gather on the sidelines and in their living rooms to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. The Nodaway County Historical Society (NCHS), in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council, will

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Nodaway-Holt breaks ground

The Nodaway-Holt R-V school district got a start on a long process that will eventually lead to a new high school. Middle school, high school and former students joined administrators and other members of the community at the ground breaking. “We are about to make history as where you are standing will one day be

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Maryville Council executes agreement for Hughes Fieldhouse

The Maryville City Council made appointments, altered prohibited parking hours and executed agreements, among other business, during its regularly scheduled meeting on October 8. The council voted to execute an agreement with Northwest Missouri State University for the Hughes Fieldhouse. The $21 million facility will feature $150,000 annual payment from the recently implemented Transient Guest Tax

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Hopkins council approves 15% water, sewer rate increase

At the October 8 meeting, the Hopkins City Council approved a 15 percent increase in the sewer and water rates to take effect January 1, 2019. The last increase in rates was January 2016, and before, that January 2012. There have been increasing costs and will be upcoming major expenses for improvements to keep the

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Burlington Jct. council to install water filters

The Burlington Jct. City Council discussed future lagoon project funding, signed a grant application and voted to install water filters during its regularly scheduled meeting October 9. During its last meeting, the council voted to install a new water filter for the residence of Cathy Mather in an effort to alleviate water issues related to

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Northwest, MoWest see uptick in student numbers

Enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University and Missouri Western State University this fall saw increases of 8.2 and 2.6 percent, respectively, over last year’s census. Northwest has 6,857 students and reports an institutional record of 78 percent retention rate, according to results of the university’s fall census. Other increases Northwest boasted were a fall freshman

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Local political organization continues to grow, endorses candidates

The local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America (MDA) has shown growth in the area and will be endorsing candidates that support the wants of the organization. MDA stands firmly on a platform centered around gun sense legislation. The non-partisan group has elected to endorse any candidate they award the gun

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Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill coming up

Registration is now open for the 2018 Great Central US “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on October 18. More than one-half million Missourians participated in last year’s ShakeOut, which teaches people how to protect themselves during an earthquake. More than 300,000 are already registered for this year’s drill. Missouri is one of 14 participating central US states

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Training money awarded to five county businesses

The Department of Economic Development’s Division of Workforce Development announced earlier this week the award of $5.1 million to 186 companies across Missouri to help train workers for new and existing positions. “Not only will this funding help Missouri workers gain new skills, it delivers value to Missouri businesses in an area of critical need

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