This Week's News

Maryville Parks and Rec offers summer of fun and activities

Summertime in Maryville provides a wide variety of activities, events and facilities to enjoy through Maryville Parks and Recreation. Youth Activities Camp Experience Registration runs week by week from June 25 through July 30. A parent information night will be at 6 pm, Thursday, June 14. The camp is for ages six to 12. Campers

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Commission joins national opioid lawsuit

The Nodaway County commissioners met with attorneys from Wagstaff and Cartmell, Kansas City, and agreed to enter into a national opioid lawsuit. Wagstaff and Cartmell are going up against prescription drug manufacturers and distributors, claiming negligence in prescribing certain drugs to the general population, attributing to the rise of opioid addiction and related deaths. If

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Pickering to repair storm sirens

At the Pickering City Council meeting on June 4 it was announced the parts to repair the storm sirens have been acquired and will be installed. After the sirens’ backup batteries were replaced, the system was tested and it was found the sirens wouldn’t function on the batteries. City Clerk Milt Sovereign determined what parts

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Mold, expired medications found in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found several instances of mold along with expired medications in local food establishments throughout the month of May. Maryville Middle School, 525 South Hills Drive, high priority Routine inspection on May 3. Critical: Observed can of sliced apples with deep dent along seam; corrected on site.

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School discusses ballpark lighting with Hopkins City Council

North Nodaway Superintendent James Simmelink and Board of Education President Jerime Bix approached the Hopkins City Council at the June 4 meeting about the need for new lighting for the ball fields. The combination football and baseball field lighting failed at the final 2017 football game. The school district is looking to form a partnership

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Maryville Young Players presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

The White Rabbit. The Cheshire Cat. Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. Talking flowers. A crafty Caterpillar. The Mad Hatter. The Queen of Hearts. And, of course, Alice! One of the most famous children’s books of all time and a Disney classic film comes to life as Maryville Young Players (MYP) presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

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Jury convicts Ravenwood man in death of former Parnell mayor

An Atchison County jury found a Ravenwood man guilty of Felony Involuntary Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree on June 6 before Fourth Circuit Associate Judge Corey Herron. Marlin F. Meyer, 72, was found guilty of criminal negligence and could face up to four years in prison. In August 2017, a Nodaway County grand jury indicted

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Maryville council works through annexation properties

The Maryville City Council held three public hearings dealing with annexation of properties prior to the May 30 regular meeting. The properties were: an acreage owned by Nodaway County near South Depot; land along Leigh Wilson Industrial Drive owned by the city; and 63 acres owned by the Vinardi Trust laying east of Wal-Mart. No

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Invisible Illness Support Group welcomes all

Three women were instrumental in starting a monthly support group for individuals who suffer from invisible chronic illnesses. Karen Yarnell has suffered for 13 years from various autoimmune disorders including Hashimoto’s disease, celiac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. She reached out to Marcy Sobotka who has struggled with Hashimoto’s for three years and Jodie

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Governor Greitens resigns

By Katherine Palmer, Columbia Missourian Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ once-meteoric political rise crashed May 29 at the state Capitol as he announced his resignation. “This ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family,” said the 44-year-old Rhodes Scholar with a degree in ethics. Standing alone, his voice cracked as

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