This Week's News

Vaccinations required for students attending school

Students enrolling in kindergarten, eighth grade or twelfth grade are required to be up to date on their vaccinations. All students must show a record of their vaccinations to their school nurse before they can attend classes. New this year, incoming seniors will be required to have two doses of the meningitis vaccine. If they

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Safely remove mold to protect health

Missouri’s recent historical flooding may have created an environment hospitable to mold in affected homes and other buildings. Proper cleanup is key to protecting health and preventing illness, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). If mold is present, individuals with certain allergies may exhibit symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose,

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Strong attends Pickering City Council meeting

Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong attended the July 5 Pickering City Council meeting to inquire about the council’s concerns. Strong stated that Pickering patrols have been made by deputies and himself. He said that his department has not received many complaints and wanted the council’s input. He stated that the sheriff’s office can only enforce

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Parnell Festival brings community together

Citizens from throughout Nodaway County gathered at Parnell on July 9 for fellowship and fun during the annual Parnell Festival. This year’s event was organized by the United Methodist Church in Parnell. The day kicked off with an outdoor church service. Afterward, the community gathered in the park, spending the day visiting, watching live entertainment

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Maryville to purchase $12,000 police equipment

The Maryville City Council approved the purchase of a $12,082 radio repeater during its regular meeting July 10. A radio repeater takes in transmission signals from police devices and then retransmits them at a greater strength, ensuring there are no dead spots for police electronics. The current repeater sits atop the water tower on Edwards

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MPR receives GameTime grant for SSM Health park

GameTime has announced the funding recipients of its 2017 Show Me Healthy Communities statewide training and funding initiative and they include Maryville Parks and Recreation. In collaboration with the SSM Health preschool and child care center being built at St. Francis, the grant funding will be used to build a playground, which would be an

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Dirty blades found in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found dirty fan blades and insecticide stored over beer during routine inspections of various food establishments throughout the month of June. Hy-Vee Starbucks, 1217 South Main, low priority Routine inspection on June 6. Critical: None observed. Non-critical: None observed. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., 28147 Business Highway

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Guilford Community Center receives GRM grant

Guilford Community Center has been named as one of GRM Networks® first quarter 2017 Community Improvement Grant recipients. The community center plans to use the $250 grant to help purchase new carpet for the center. Other recipients were the Gilman City Ball Association and the Summer Café in Jamesport. Since 1999, GRM Networks® has awarded

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Nodaway County 4-H readies for fair exhibits

Nodaway County 4-H members will showcase their talents Saturday, July 8 at the 2017 Nodaway County 4-H Achievement Day on the main floor of the Nodaway County Administration Center on the square in Maryville. 4-H members, ages 8-18, have been working on projects since the 4-H year began October 1. For each project enrolled in,

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