Local ‘Rosie the Riveter’ rides in WWII plane

Posted July 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Katie “Toots” Sherrow, 95, a local Rosie the Riveter, recently rode in an aluminum overcast B-17 in Topeka, KS. The B-17 was the type of plane she worked on during World War II more than 70 years ago.

Sherrow, a Graham native, went to work for Agriculture Adjustment Association, Maryville, after graduating from high school in 1939. While working for the association, determining crop acreage from airplane photos, Sherrow became fascinated with planes.

A friend, Winnie Berg, Clyde, saw an ad for Morton Aircraft School in Omaha, NE. Neither girl could resist enrolling in the aircraft program, which they felt would lead to opportunities to serve their country in the war.

After graduating

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    Skidmore to accept bids for asbestos removal

    Posted July 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

     Skidmore City Council voted to accept bids for asbestos removal from the old city hall at their July 14 meeting.

    Skidmore citizen Don Richardson, a retired building inspector, was asked to inspect the building and

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    Mozingo board adamant about fixing shoreline

    Posted July 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm

     During the July 18 meeting, the Mozingo Advisory Board 2016-2017 budget priorities differed from those of City Assistant Manager Ryan Heiland.

    Board members debated items Heiland proposed as priorities for the upcoming budget.

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    Celebrity to perform at Wine Fest September 24

    Posted July 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm

     The 7th Annual Great Northwest Wine Fest in Mound City’s North Griffith Park will be September 24. The entry fee is $20 a person, this includes samplings and an etched glass goblet; $10 for non-consumers and minors and $5 for children 12 and

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    Prosecutor calls a press conference

    Posted July 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

     Based on the shootings of multiple law enforcement officers throughout the nation recently, Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert “Bob” L. Rice will conduct a brief press conference at 9:30 am, Wednesday, July 20, in the Nodaway County administration building commissioners’ room.

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    Little Mr., Miss reign over Nodaway County Fair Parade

    Posted July 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Nodaway County’s Little Mr. Cylas Bolin and Little Miss Ashton Brand prepare to reign over the July 16 parade. Cylas is the son of Amanda Sevits and Paul Bolin. Ashton is the daughter of Brandon and Natasha Brand.


    Kinman creates CASPER

    Posted July 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    “I saw a need,” said Caitlin Kinman, Maryville Public Safety (MPS) dispatcher since September 2015. “I saw a potential problem area for the department and the citizens of the community.”

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