This Week's News

Hopkins to paint pump house, water plant

On February 5, the Hopkins City Council directed Chief Operator Jack Baldwin to research what will be required to paint the pump house and water plant before the job is put out for bid. The council wants a bonded and insured painter to complete the project. Neither building has been painted since 1990. Discussion was

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Pickering has council positions covered

City Clerk Milt Sovereign announced at the city council meeting February 5 that he will research to determine if Pickering is eligible for a non-election. Alderman Kevin Leedom has filed for his position; Alderman Brad Judd expressed his willingness to once again be appointed. Sovereign gave Judd the necessary paperwork to complete. Because the council

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Black History Month activities to feature films, Soul Food Dinner

Northwest Missouri State University will host a series of film screenings and discussions as well as its annual Soul Food Dinner to commemorate Black History Month in February. The 2018 nationwide theme “African Americans in Times of War” commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I in 1918. All Black History Month activities

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Animal shelter receives memorial donation

The family of Baylee Hilsabeck brought the Nodaway County Humane Society supplies and $1,754 collected from family and friends in Hilsabeck’s memory on February 5. Family members also walked some of the dogs.

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County Commission approves 2018 budget

The Nodaway County commissioners approved the projected 2018 income and expenditures during their budget hearing on January 26. The $10 million budget is approximately the same as the 2017 budget. The county plans to build five bridges in the upcoming year and will design a sixth. However, due to the lack of BRO allocations, there

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Watson becomes MoDOT area engineer

By Christina Rice Longtime MoDOT employee Adam Watson was recently promoted to the area engineer for the western portion of the northwest district, taking the place of Mike Rinehart. Originally from the Kansas City area, Watson received a civil engineering degree from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. Watson has worked for

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McCaskill calls for greater transparency in NWMOAAA contract awards

US Senator Claire McCaskill has informed the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging (NWMOAAA) that greater transparency is needed in the awarding of nutrition service contracts. McCaskill was approached in October 2017 by Nodaway County Senior Center Administrator Amie Firavich about the senior center not being awarded a contract to provide nutritious, hot home-delivered and

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Community members honored at annual Chamber banquet

“Nacho Ordinary Chamber Banquet” was the theme of this year’s Maryville Chamber of Commerce annual banquet held on January 29 at the Mozingo Conference Center. Executive Director Lily White introduced the 2017 Chamber Champions: SSM Health St. Francis Hospital, 97.1 the ‘Ville/KNIM Radio, Nodaway Valley Bank, KCP&L, Suddenlink Communications, The Maryville Forum/The Post, Northwest Missouri

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Northwest Missouri plans to discuss issues in Jefferson City February 6 – 7

The state legislators are back to work in Jefferson City and community advocates throughout northwest Missouri are ready to share their priorities this year at Great Northwest Day at the Capitol February 6 and 7. This event, focused on raising awareness of Northwest Missouri to State Legislators and departments, features an introduction on the House

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Hawk Road Flyers host chili fly-in

EAA Chapter 1540 Hawk Road Flyers is hosting its Chili Fly-In from 11 am to 3 pm, Saturday, February 3 at the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport, 25775 Hawk Road, Maryville. The event is to celebrate the airport’s new runway, apron and fuel pumps. Open to anyone who is interested in aviation, it will be an

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