This Week's News

Burlington Jct. councilmen take oath of office

Rich Cook and Darby Grace, Burlington Jct. newly-elected council members, were sworn in during the regular city council meeting on April 9. Cook received 54 votes, Grace had 68 and Jon Mires had 42. Mayor Justin Plymell ran unopposed and was re-elected. The voters approved the street tax in the amount of 70¢ per $100

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Martin to lead Maryville council

During the April 9 Maryville City Council meeting, the result of the April 3 election was accepted with Matt Johnson and Jason McDowell taking the oath of office to become members of the council. Next, Rachael Martin was selected as the new mayor of the city while Ben Lipiec was chosen as the mayor pro-tem.

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Elected county officials hold quarterly meeting

Nodaway County elected officials held their quarterly officeholder meeting on April 5. Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong updated the group on the data from his first full year in office. He reported his office had seen the following: •Homicides: 0 •Rapes: 1 •Robberies: 0 •Assaults: 41, with 29 arrests •Burglaries: 18, with 4 arrests •Larcenies:

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Nodaway-Holt proposition passes

Nodaway-Holt school district voters passed the continuation of the 89¢ levy per $100 of assessed valuation for an additional 20 years, sunsetting in 2037. In Nodaway County, 232 total votes were cast at the polls, approximately 34 percent of the school district’s registered voters. Of the votes cast, 179 voters, 77.16 percent of the votes,

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Skidmore citizens approve bond issue

The Skidmore City Council will proceed with sewer plant renovations after the 60-4 passage of the $1 million bond issue on April 3. A simple majority was needed for passage of the issue. “I’m glad that enough citizens came out and voted in favor of the sewer project,” Mayor Tracy Shewey said. “And now we’ll

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Power for Puerto Rico benefits hurricane victims

The benefit Power for Puerto Rico will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, April 15 at the Lee and Nina Schneider Performing Arts Center at Maryville High School. The benefit will feature the music of Larry Mannasmith and Vanessa Parsons, a presentation by Red Cross volunteer Shoba Brown, a live Skype with Puerto Rico members

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Bed and Breakfast venue gives travelers lodging in Burlington Jct.

Travelers coming to or just passing through Burlington Jct. now have a lodging option, The Carter House. The establishment is owned by Dean and Collette Kelly, who are in the process of renovating the historic home. The duo have adventurous spirits. Collette, originally from England, retired in Venezuela. She met Dean on a vacation in

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Biofilm, dog food debris found in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found biofilm and loose dog food in local food establishments throughout the month of March. Domino’s Pizza, 1006 South Main Street, high priority Routine inspection on March 1. Critical: Observed none. Non-critical: Observed water standing in the bottom of prep table; corrected on site. Observed prep

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MPR helps sponsor Easter bone hunt

Registration for the Dog-Gone Easter Bone Hunt will begin at 1:30 pm, Sunday, April 8 at Sunrise Park, 1316 East Halsey, Maryville. The event is sponsored by Maryville Parks and Recreation and the New Nodaway Humane Society. Entry fee is $5 or four cans of dog food. The hunt begins at 2 pm. Dogs must

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Hopkins looks forward to completing street project

The Hopkins City Council decided at the April 2 meeting to not add any streets to the 2017 street improvement project. Mid-America Road Builders, Platte City, was unable to complete the 2017 Hopkins street project due to adverse weather at the end of the year. There are 19 blocks on that street project. The pump

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