This Week's News

Northwest announces bell ringing ceremony for David Nkenchor

Northwest Missouri State University has announced details for a bell ringing ceremony to remember a student who died on the campus earlier this month. The university will host the bell ringing for David Nkenchor at 11 am, Thursday, October 19, at the Bell of ’48. The ceremony is open to the public. Nkenchor, 18, a

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Hopkins wins state community betterment award

Lorrie Schatz, Missouri Community Betterment Regional Director Teresa Keller and Donna Spalding are holding the Missouri Community Betterment Category II first place award that the Hopkins Community Betterment organization received in October. The award was for projects undertaken in the Hopkins community including the walking trail at the Hopkins City Park, the barn quilt trail

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Miss Northwest Scholarship Pageant crowns three

On October 15, the Miss Northwest Scholarship Pageant in the Mary Linn Auditorium at Northwest Missouri State University saw 13 ladies compete for crowns. Winners at the end of the evening were 2018 Miss Maryville Angela Luna, 22, from Wentzville, who attends Northwest Missouri State University; 2018 Miss Northwest Outstanding Teen Faith Whatley-Blaine, 17, from

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Northwest Homecoming will be ‘Bearcats Around the World’

The Northwest Missouri State University community will celebrate its Homecoming this week with “Bearcats Around the World.” The week began October 15 with the hanging of the banners at the JW Jones Student Union. The festivities close Monday, October 23 with the presentation of awards in the Charles Johnson Theater. Highlights include the Homecoming parade

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Scarecrow contest gets underway in Downtown Maryville

The Downtown Maryville organization is once again sponsoring the Scarecrow Contest. To promote community spirit, businesses and organizations in the downtown area will have themed scarecrows outside their place of business or in business windows starting at noon, Friday, October 20. Judging will take place on Friday, October 27, with the scarecrows remaining up until

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Ravenwood tax rate leads the state again this year

Nodaway County property owners have the esteemed honor to pay the highest tax rate in Missouri again this year. Ravenwood real and personal property owners are paying $10.0214 per $100 assessed valuation, topping the state. Those entities and taxes are: state, 3¢; sheltered workshop, senior center and health center, 5¢ each; Jackson Township, 4.92¢; Jackson

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Andrews relays legislative activities concerning senior services

Missouri State Representative Allen Andrews reported on the recent legislative special session concerning local senior services. The Missouri House and Senate leadership are still in meetings on how to restore in-home healthcare services for low-income residents. “I am continuing to fight for our seniors in hopes the House and Senate special budget committee will present

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Senior Center initiates punch cards, angels program

The Nodaway County Senior Center is weathering the first month of the privatizing pilot program with several changes at the center. Director Amie Firavich stated that the amount of money lost from the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging was closer to $150,000 than the $100,000 she had originally thought. The senior center is losing

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Burlington Jct. City Council ready for Halloween

During its regular meeting October 9, the Burlington Jct. City Council voted to purchase treats and juice boxes to pass out to West Nodaway students during the school’s trick-or-treating event throughout downtown. In other business, delinquent water payment letters will be sent to renters and landowners warning of potential shut-off. There was a report of

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