This Week's News

Participants in the DAR Christopher Columbus essay contest receive recognition

Maryville High School tenth grade students set a record for participation in the DAR Christopher Columbus essay contest with more than 60 students submitting an essay, according to Belva Dawson, contest chairman. Participation certificates were presented to 20 students with the top-rated essays. The winning essay was written by Mason Walk, who received a bronze

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County properties to be sold at tax sale

Approximately 24 properties in Nodaway County will be auctioned off in the annual tax sale at 10 am, Monday, August 28 in the Nodaway County Administration Center meeting room. Nodaway County Collector Marilyn Jenkins began the process of notifying property owners who were delinquent on their taxes in April, working hard to decrease the list

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Library announces summer challenge winners

The Maryville Public Library announced the results of its annual summer reading program held May 30 through July 29. More than 330 youth from birth to 17 took part in the program. A total of 10,641 books were checked out during the challenge. In addition to reading, some of the participants elected to complete challenges

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Northwest announces football gameday parking and tailgate update for 2017

Northwest Missouri State University and the Department of Athletics have announced changes to football gameday parking in 2017. These changes will take effect for all five home games to help accommodate fans visiting campus during the construction of the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse. Please note the following options for 2017: Tailgate lots will open

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Strange horticulture abounds in Nodaway County

Grace, Paige and Shiloh Bray, daughters of Melissa and Scott Bray, pose with the “duck potato” they grew in their Maryville garden, which looks remarkably like a duck. Grace stated she wanted to eat the potato mashed after they enter it into the Graham Street Fair competition. Save

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Pedersen receives 20 years in child molestation case

A Guilford man was sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on two counts of Felony Child Molestation, 10 years on each count to run consecutively. Sentencing was held for Gerald “Rick” Pedersen, 65, on August 16 before Judge Larry Harman in the Clay County Courthouse following a change of venue from

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Tourism committee discusses future projects, budget

The tourism committee met on August 9 with eight of the nine members present to discuss budgeting of the expected $143,220 from the bed tax, analysis of resources and what future projects could be completed. The meeting was led by Josh McKim as President Aaron Dobson was unable to attend. The first-year income of $143,220

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Maryville council announces a priority for building $4 million facility

The Maryville City Council announced its goals for the upcoming fiscal year during the regular meeting August 14, including building a $4 million public safety facility. Other goals include: •South Main Street Improvements Phase I, which will begin at the intersection of South Avenue and continue to approximately the north entrance of Wal-Mart. •Improving city

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Sexting awareness advocate to speak in Maryville

Maryville Public Safety and NorthwestCell have partnered to bring Allyson Pereira, anti-bullying and sexting awareness advocate, to Maryville to speak to students and the community. Maryville Public Safety Detective Ryan Glidden stated that in the past few years, sexting and bullying have become a problem in all  Nodaway County schools. Students have been sending inappropriate

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MU president wishes to increase partnership with Northwest

University of Missouri President Dr. Mun Choi visited Northwest Missouri State University for the first time August 3 and later met with community members during a reception at the county administration building. “I wanted to learn more about Northwest Missouri. I knew there was a terrific university here and I wanted to come explore options

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