This Week's News

Elmo celebrates 4th

Elmo continued the tradition of celebrating the 4th of July on the last Saturday in June with a day of festivities ending in a fireworks display enjoyed by many. Cousins of the Hull family were in the parade. They included, front: Maggie Miller, Kailyn Baller, Matthew Adkins; back: Grant Adkins and Katy Miller. For more

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Miss Northwest Scholarship winners represent well at Miss Missouri contest

The 2017 Miss Missouri Pageant earlier this month in Mexico, MO, saw three contestants from the past Miss Northwest Missouri Scholarship Pageant. Miss Northwest Marissa Jarnagin, Miss Maryville Madison Horner and Miss Northwest Outstanding Teen Chloe Mitchell all competed. Mitchell took to the Miss Missouri stage for the first time and it was Horner’s first

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Tractors cruise the county

The Heart of America Tractor Club held its 12th annual tractor cruise on June 24. Some of the 127 tractors involved in the approximately 50-mile cruise pull out onto College Avenue, Maryville, to start the cruise. Money collected from the participants will be donated to children’s charities including Camp Encourage, Lettuce Dream, the new SSM

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Community Blood Center declares blood emergency

  Community Blood Center (CBC), St. Joseph, has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to find time to donate blood at a CBC donor center or convenient mobile blood drive to help replenish the community’s blood supply. Recent national tragedies are reminders that it is imperative for the CBC to always have

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Northwest Regents approve 2017-18 budget

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents during its regular meeting June 23 approved the university’s 2017-2018 budget totaling about $117.5 million. University staff emphasized Northwest’s focus on balancing the budget with an eye on ensuring access, affordability and quality as well as overall student success. The budget reflects a 6.6 percent decrease in state

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MPS to transition to 12-hour shifts

The Maryville City Council approved the transition for Maryville Public Safety (MPS) to switch to 12-hour shifts during its regular meeting June 26. In January, MPS Director Keith Wood was approached by the officers who requested changing the length of the shifts. Currently, the department works eight-hour shifts. The current rotation allows for one full

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Pickering Lions inducts first woman as member

The membership of the Pickering Lions Club brought a woman into its membership rolls for the first time on June 12. Gary Vogel, club secretary, far right, welcomed Donna Smith into the club while Donna’s husband, Charles, looked on. The club was chartered in February 1963 with 33 members; the Hopkins Lions served as sponsor.

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Africa missionaries visit Maryville Methodists

By Christina Rice Medical missionaries from Zimbabwe visited the Maryville United Methodist Church in June. Dr. Emmanuel Mefor and his wife, Florence, originally from Nigeria, are missionaries with the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. They are stationed at a mission facility in Zimbabwe where they work in the Mutambara Hospital. Emmanuel

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Tradewind Energy gets ok for $300M wind farm

Tradewind Energy, Lenexa, KS, received the green light for building a wind farm in Nodaway County this past week. Development Manager Reed Bartels approached the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) Board during its meeting June 15. The board approved the company’s application for a tax incentive on the White Cloud Wind Project LLC for Nodaway County.

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Fire Explorers to expand countywide

By Christina Rice Maryville youth have been quenching their thirst for emergency crisis involvement with basic firefighting training through the youth program Fire Explorers, which is expanding this year. The program has seen a lot of interest in its first year of operation, with nine youth regularly attending the bi-monthly Monday meetings. Program coordinators, Matt

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