This Week's News

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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Public invited to annual Evening of English Country Dancing

The public is invited to celebrate Regency England during the ninth annual Evening of English Country Dancing, Friday, April 6 in the gymnasium of Horace Mann Laboratory School, located in Everett Brown Education Hall on the Northwest Missouri State University campus. The evening will include dance instruction, beginning at 6:30 pm with dance caller Jerome

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County sheriff, deputies make a drug bust

Two Barnard residents were arrested on drug and weapon charges following an investigation by the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to a call from the Children’s Division about the safety of two minor children on Sunday, April 1 at 24794 250th Street, Barnard. While taking the children into protective custody, the deputies observed firearms in the

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Pickering City Council hears lesson on sewer pumps

The Pickering City Council learned about the operation cost and maintenance of the city’s sewer pumps at the April 2 meeting. City Clerk Milt Sovereign brought diagrams and parts to the meeting to help explain how the pumps operate for the city sewer system and the costs of repairs. Sovereign showed the parts, explained what

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Rescue squads are here to help: Rescue squad covers Ravenwood, Parnell area

Local rescue squads play an important part as first responders in Nodaway County. There are six of these squads. The fifth article in this series is about the Ravenwood/Parnell Rescue Squad. • Responsibilities: The squad covers Jackson and Independence townships. Members provide first responder medical assistance and extrication for vehicle and farm accidents. • Training:

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Filing closes for candidate election

The filings have closed for candidates running in the August  7 primary and November 6 general election. Those individuals who are running for office are: State Representative for District 1: Allen Andrews, Grant City, Republican; and Paul Taylor, Skidmore, Democrat. Nodaway County Recorder of Deeds: Lisa Nickerson, Maryville, Republican; and Sandra “Sandy” Smail, Maryville, Democrat.

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Skidmore seeks approval of sewer bond

By Kathryn Rice The City of Skidmore is seeking approval of a $1 million bond issue for the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) on the Tuesday, April 3 election ballot. Skidmore has received Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) notifications that the WWTP discharge is out of compliance with permit water quality limits. This causes health

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Department heads meet to discuss joint 911 consolidation

Law enforcement leaders met with consultants to discuss the consolidation project of the emergency dispatch 911 March 27. Representatives from the Nodaway County Commissioners, Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, Maryville Public Safety (MPS), Nodaway County Ambulance District, Maryville Fire Department, Nodaway County Fire Association and Northwest Missouri State University Police Department (UPD) attended the meeting led

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