This Week's News

Methodist to host guest speaker

The First United Methodist Church located at 102 North Main Street, Maryville, will have a guest speaker on Sunday, February 25. Dr. Juanita Simmons, Northwest Missouri State University vice president of the Diversity Equity Inclusion Department, will be delivering a speech entitled “A Message for Millenniels and to Those Who Serve Them.” Services are held

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Northwest reports death of computer science student

The Northwest Missouri State University community is mourning the loss of a student who was found dead this morning at her off-campus residence. Northwest has identified the student as Julieann Freeman, a sophomore computer science major from Liberty. Her death is under investigation by Maryville Public Safety, and no foul play is suspected. Freeman was

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Kawasaki starts new assembly line, creates new jobs

In a continuing effort to promote economic growth in the Northwest Missouri region, the Kawasaki Maryville plant recently announced the start of a new assembly line. The $520,000 investment is expected to raise production capacity by close to 400 engines per day, once fully staffed. The addition of Kawasaki’s new assembly line has the potential

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Grandin gives a fresh, common sense perspective about two diverse topics

By Kay Wilson Dr. Temple Grandin, a Colorado State University animal science professor and a prolific author of books dealing with today’s education, delivered a James H. Lemon lecture on February 15 at Northwest Missouri State University. The lecture, held in the Ron Houston Center for Performing Arts Mary Linn Auditorium, was titled “Developing Individuals

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Northwest Medical Center holds groundbreaking

Northwest Medical Center (NMC) broke ground for renovations and improvements for the hospital February 16 with a ceremony to officially kick off construction. This renovation will expand the Albany hospital’s same-day surgery, outpatient and emergency services. Those wielding shovels for the event were: Jon Doolittle, Mark Parman, Serena Naylor, Dixie McGinley, Denise Manion, Bonnie Noble,

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MoDOT announces 2018 projects

Several highway construction projects are planned across Northwest Missouri during the 2018 construction season. These projects, administered by the MoDOT Northwest District, range from resurfacing to bridge reconstruction to safety improvements. With more than 35 projects planned to begin this season, the department is making an investment of more than $64 million to infrastructure improvements

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Jones places at districts for VFW, AL speech contests

Makaylah Jones, Maryville High School senior, placed third in the VFW district Voice of Democracy contest and second in the American Legion Zone Oratorical contest. Jones is the daughter of Aaron and Angie Jones, Maryville. The Voice of Democracy topic was “My Vision for America.” Each contestant produced an original, typed essay delivered on a

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Roger Prokes announces re-election candidacy

Roger Prokes, Maryville, announced February 8 that he will again run for circuit judge on the 2018 Primary/General Election ballots. He is completing his third term, December 2018, as circuit judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Missouri. This circuit is comprised of Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth counties. Prokes has served in this

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Thornton plans design for Nodaway County Sheriff’s sign

Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong admires the Nodaway County Sheriff’s sign designed and programed for a plasma cutter by Nodaway-Holt senior Derick Thornton. DARE Officer Rick Smail commissioned five signs after seeing the work done by Thornton on a plasma cut sign for the state DARE officers association. The signs will be placed in the

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Gumm receives GMS music awards

Maryville native Bobby Gumm, who currently resides in California, received two Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) awards at the eighth annual awards on February 8. His wife, Merlin, and he are holding the Best Music Supervision in a Trailer for the movie “Baby Driver” and Best Music Supervision in a Promo for the TV series

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