This Week's News

Clearmont leaders hear from irate resident for third month

The July 10 regular meeting of the Clearmont City Council was set in a hot room, and before the meeting was over, heated debates boiled into rants across the table. After about 30 minutes, Patty McElroy, resident, in attendance at her third consecutive meeting, addressed the council about several items that she felt was unfair

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Farmers, county explore options to battle dry weather

With the ongoing drought plaguing Northwest Missouri farmland, producers find themselves scrambling to combat depleted water and feed sources for livestock. Fortunately for area farmers, Nodaway County has already been approved for one drought response program and administrators at the Nodaway County Farm Service Agency (FSA) are hopeful at least one more will be approved.

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Mullins wins NNL Photo Contest

Erin Mullins, Ravenwood, is presented a a certificate and $100 in Maryville Chamber Bucks by Nodaway News Leader Publisher Kay Wilson as the grand prize winner of the NNL fifth annual photo contest. Mullins entered a photo of sprouting beans titled “Seedling at Sunset” in the 18-and-over digital enhancement category. See this year’s winners of

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Northwest announces suspension of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity

Northwest Missouri State University has suspended its Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity chapter for a period of two years, citing violations of the University’s policies against hazing and alcohol, among other risk management violations. The suspension is effective immediately. As a result, the chapter loses its recognition as a registered student organization and all privileges associated

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Burlington Jct. to take look at fireworks laws

During its regular meeting, the Burlington Jct. City Council discussed a litany of topics including fielding citizen concerns regarding firework ordinances. A rousing discussion occurred during the meeting when a concerned citizen rose to debate the need for the city to better regulate when residents can and cannot shoot fireworks. The discussion centered around an

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State conservation commission to meet at Mozingo

The Missouri Department of Conservation will meet at 8:30 am, Friday, July 13 at the Mozingo Lake Recreation Park Conference Center for a regular open meeting. The meeting will open with comments from Conservation Director Sara Parker Pauley. Within the consent calendar are the revocations of hunting, fishing and trapping privileges of individuals due to

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Parnell brings energy to annual parade, festival

Visitors flocked to the annual Parnell Duck Race and Festival July 6-8. This year’s theme was “Greased Lightning,” a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the movie “Grease.” The event featured a car show, a concert by Cory Cronk and the Outlaw Creek Band and duck race. The grand marshals of this year’s parade were

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Maryville council buys restaurant equipment

The July 9 meeting of the Maryville City Council had a short agenda with the main topic being contracts to lease restaurant equipment for the Mozingo Lake Recreation Park Conference Center’s William Coy restaurant. As a matter of delayed business, city staff proposed the city enter into a $114,231.49 contract with Index Restaurant Supply, Kansas

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Maryville High teacher starts local Moms Demand chapter

Maryville High School English teacher Jessica Piper has started a local chapter of Moms Demand Action, a national organization that aims to prevent gun violence. Shannon Watts originally founded the group after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting; now it has taken root in communities across America, especially in areas with high crime like Chicago

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