This Week's News

Council approves Pickering streets to be sealed

The Pickering City Council approved $32,000 to be spent on sealing city streets at its May 7 meeting. Concerns had been voiced by citizens that cracks in the asphalt streets are going to cause wide-scale street deterioration. The project bid was awarded to Master Seal, St. Joseph. Work should begin at the end of May,

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Nodaway-Holt Graduation

Fourteen Nodaway-Holt seniors graduated high school on May 6. Nodaway-Holt seniors Kaitlynn Elizabeth Grasty and Shandy Danae Rauch walk down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Northeast Nodaway Graduation

NEN graduates continued the tradition of giving their loved ones flowers during the graduation ceremonies. James Lamb and Emily Redden share a heartfelt moment with relatives. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Street work to begin in Hopkins

Chief Operator Jack Baldwin announced at the May 7 Hopkins City Council meeting that Mid-America Road Builders, Platte City, will be in Hopkins the week of May 15, if the weather holds. Materials were staged in Hopkins last fall, with some street work started. Weather issues caused the company to postpone work until spring. Baldwin

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Spire demonstrates medical robotic technology in Skype session

By Kathryn Rice The Northwest Technical School health science classes were given the opportunity to witness, literally, cutting edge medical robotic technology in action on April 27. Javen Spire, 2004 Maryville High School and 2008 Northwest Missouri State University graduate, gave a Skype demonstration on the Stryker Mako robotic arm system to both the morning

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Community Leaders: Citizens step up to serve in their townships

The Nodaway News Leader has compiled a list of those individuals serving in each of the 15 townships in Nodaway County. The Nodaway County Clerk’s Office provided the information. Atchison Township Trustee: Brandon Doughtery Board Members: Mike Coleman and Scott Linville Clerk: Hailey Newton Grant Township Trustee: Jim Farnan Board Members: Gary Dougan and Mike

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Maryville extends yard waste burning time

The City of Maryville by ordinance has identified three periods a year for burning yard waste. Those periods are April 1 – 14, July 17 –  31 and October 24 through November 6 from dawn until dusk or as modified or extended by city council based primarily on weather conditions. Due to recent moisture, the

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Flaking paint, moldy caulking found in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found flaking paint and moldy caulking in local food establishments throughout the month of April. Casey’s General Store #3430, 1719 East First Street, medium priority Routine inspection April 2. Critical: Observed chlorine sanitizer spray bottle with chlorine concentration exceeding 200 ppm and iced coffee stored in

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Johnson holds city council hours

Newly-elected Maryville Councilman Matt Johnson held his first official city council office hours in Maryville City Hall on April 27. He stated he wants to be available for citizens to bring in concerns and hopes his office hours will be less intimidating than appearing before the entire city council at formal meetings. Johnson plans to

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Northwest Regents raise more student fees

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents during its April 27 meeting approved another set of student fees for the 2018-2019 academic year. The designated fees were approved April 3 by Northwest’s Student Senate consist of an increase of $1 per credit hour to support the operational needs of Safe Ride Home and expand its

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