This Week's News

Animal shelter seeks donations to save puppy’s leg

The New Nodaway Humane Society is seeking donations to save a four-month-old Great Pyrenees puppy, “Caribou’s,” leg. The puppy, which was born at the shelter, was injured and his left rear leg will need to either be amputated or have a $6,000 surgery before he reaches six months. The puppy is currently staying with a

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More than 850 expected to receive degrees during NW’s spring commencement ceremonies

Northwest Missouri State University will celebrate its 2018 spring graduates Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, with two dedicated faculty members delivering the commencement addresses to the degree candidates and their families. The commencement ceremonies begin at 7 pm, Friday in Bearcat Arena when Northwest confers master’s and education specialist degrees and recognizes candidates

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Skidmore to add walking trail at park

At the April 12 Skidmore City Council meeting, Skidmore Community Betterment was approved to build a walking trail around the water tower and city park. SCB has raised $10,000 and is applying for grants. The group members are deciding between recycled rubber and gravel for the surface and landscape timbers or edging material for the

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Maryville Young Players to hold auditions for summer productions

Maryville Young Players has announced auditions for its upcoming musical theatre production “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” Any student in grades second through ninth interested in performing in MYP’s first show of the 2018 season are invited to audition April 19, 20 or 21 at the fine arts building on the Northwest Missouri State University campus.

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White reclaims barn wood

Cindy White, a Maitland resident, creates pieces of art using local barn wood, a popular trend in home decor. White began building her workshop in the fall of 2016 and retired as manager of the Hy-Vee floral department in 2017, officially expanding her business, The Potters Garden. She started her floral career at Easter’s Flower

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Volunteers staff AL honor guards

American Legion members volunteer for honor guard duties throughout Nodaway County and beyond as the need arises. In addition to the traditional funeral honor guard, members honor service, the military and veterans at parades, Flag Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies and other occasions where they are asked to participate. This year, the honor

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B&G Catering is a family affair

B&G Catering’s motto, “just like Mom used to make,” emphasizes the Sunday after church dinner quality of their meals and the family members who pitch in to complete those meals. Sisters Pat Giesken and Rose Buholt officially started B&G Catering four and a half years ago. “Well, we had been doing a few events for

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MPR board receives update on SSM St. Francis playground

The Maryville Parks and Recreation board approved changes to the new SSM Health St. Francis playground restroom during its regular meeting on April 5. MPR Director Aaron Dobson said the playground has no public restrooms and restroom access would be located inside the preschool building in a locked area separate from the private preschool areas.

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Ferguson sees volunteering as rewarding experience

Maryville resident Bob Ferguson gives back to his community by volunteering at the SSM Health St. Francis Hospital front desk. He, along with approximately 33 others, man the front desk area, assisting patients and visitors, giving directions, forwarding calls and providing a friendly smile to all who enter the hospital. “We are the first point

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Tree planted to honor victims

A crowd gathered at Mozingo Lake and Recreation Park on April 11 to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by holding a tree planting ceremony. The event opened with the Maryville High School Spectrum Choir, followed by an invocation, pledge of allegiance, the reading of a proclamation by Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Lipiec, a speech from

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