This Week's News

Communities celebrate Christmas

The following are some of the activities taking place in Nodaway County: November 21-December 12 Today’s Civic Women continues its collection for Toys for Tots of Nodaway County. Distribution will be from 4 to 6 pm, Monday, December 12 at the Nodaway County Administration Building, 403 North Market Street, Maryville. November 28 #GivingTuesday for St.

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Churches celebrate with services

Barnard Bethany Christian Church Advent service, 10:30 am, Sundays, December 3, 10, 17 and 24. Christmas program, 6 pm, Wednesday, December 20. Christian Church Annual Christmas dinner, 5:30 pm, Sunday, December 3. Advent services, 10:30 am, Sundays, November 26, December 3, 10, 17 and 24. United Methodist Church Christmas Eve service, 6 pm, Sunday, December

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First Christmas Homes Tour raises funds for children in Thailand

Steve and Donella Sherry have been instrumental in organizing the Christmas Homes Tour to raise money for the Gethsemane Children’s Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand. When the couple first moved to Thailand in 2011, they said they were unsure of what God was calling them to do. They made contact with other missionaries in the country

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Veterans dedicate Freedom Rock

Veterans Day, November 11, saw many veterans and family members turn out for the dedication of the Nodaway County Freedom Rock® in Franklin Park, Seventh and Main Streets, Maryville. Members of the American Legion Posts in Nodaway County stand at parade rest for the ceremony. The Freedom Rock® is the Centennial Legacy Project of the

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Skidmore City Council meets at Newton Hall

The Skidmore City Council held its first meeting at Newton Hall after completion of renovations to the facility on November 9. Newton Hall provides a larger venue than the city hall allowing more Skidmore citizens and guests to be accommodated. At the meeting, Mayor Tracy Shewey requested that City Clerk Jennifer Poland find the agreement

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KCP&L sends reps to Hopkins City Council meeting

KCP&L sent representatives to the Hopkins City Council meeting on November 13 to answer questions on the lighting and billing changes and discrepancies. Dan Hegeman, north district community affairs manager, and Larry Stuart, area manager, explained that street lights were being changed from 150 watt HPS fixtures to Class C LED, Type III, 82 watt

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National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is underway

Maryville families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully-wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world — many of whom have never received a gift before and have little to call their own. Now through Monday, November 20 is the

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Missouri Winter Weather Awareness Day serves as reminder to be prepared

This past January, Missourians were reminded of the hazards that can come with a Show-Me State winter and the importance of being prepared and monitoring the weather forecast. Beginning January 12, much of the state was impacted by freezing rain and accumulating ice that impacted roads and power lines. Missourians responded by limiting travel and

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Ploghoft Lecture to feature principal of North Kansas City school

A Northwest Missouri State University graduate, Kate Place, will speak about her experience working in a diverse school setting for the university’s fall Ploghoft Diversity Lecture. The lecture is at 7 pm, Thursday, November 16, in the Charles Johnson Theater. It is free and open to the public. Place grew up in the rural community

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Tickets on sale now for Northwest’s first round playoff game

Tickets for the Northwest Missouri State University football playoff first round game at Ashland University are now on sale. The game on Saturday, November 18, will be played at 11 a.m. CST. Bearcat fans are encouraged to sit on the visiting sideline. All seats on the visiting side are general admission. Tickets can be purchased here.

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