Bluejay scholar bowl team finishes its season undefeated

Posted February 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Northeast Nodaway Junior High Scholar Bowl finished its academic season undefeated and claimed the conference title. The scholar bowl team is: Chet Spire, Gerry Runde, Colton Wilmes, Brittany Burns, Dakota Auffert, Coach Seth Jenkins, Reed McIntyre and Nathan Schieber. Not pictured is Rory Bredlow.


    Reading dogs come to St. Gregory’s

    Kindergarten student Joe Snyders of St. Gregory’s reads aloud to Sam the reading dog January 6. Sam, a Black Russian Terrier, is handled by Sherry Springer of Maryville and travels around the area listening to students read aloud.

    “He just listens,” Springer said about Sam. “Dogs don’t judge or correct a child when they read which is a way for kids to just read without worry.”


    Nodaway-Holt TAG students enjoy Super Science Saturday

    Stacey Calfee and her elementary TAG students at Nodaway-Holt traveled to St. Joseph for the annual Super Science Saturday, January 31 at Missouri Western. The students took part in a number of interactive science experiments and got the opportunity to hold a snake. Calfee and fellow TAG students watch as Abigail Smock holds the snake.

    “Super Science Saturday is always something the students look forward to,” Calfee said. “We always enjoy the planetarium, learning about electricity, weather,

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    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

    The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and closed meetings on February 11 to discuss and handle the following school district business:

    The possibility of the Platte Valley Conference joining the 275 Conference to which West Nodaway belongs was brought up by Shannon Nolte, principal. Nothing is set according to Nolte, but several PVC schools are discussing joining the new Grand River Conference. The remaining schools are expressing interest in the 275.

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    Gray stresses essential women’s heart health

    Wally Gray, 74, describes herself as a typical female heart attack waiting to happen: overweight, high cholesterol and type II diabetic diagnosed in 2009, when her physician, Dr. Sally Bomar scheduled Gray for a stress test.

    She credits regular checkups with Bomar, who is very good at running tests then following up. She was displaying no symptoms, but the stress test showed blockage and a heart stent was put in. Gray felt wonderful, until 2013 when her energy levels

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    Maryville Rotary honors MHS seniors as outstanding students

    Maryville Rotary Club member, JR Kurz, center, congratulated Brendan Weybrew and Dominique Wiedmaier on their selection as the outstanding students for January. Weybrew, son of Syd and Barb Weybrew, has been active in football, wrestling, track, the video game club and FCA. Wiedmaier, daughter of Sean and Angela Wiedmaier, is a member of varsity cheer, cross country, track, Octagon Club, FFA, International Club, Leo Club, FTA, Running Club, NHS, NTHS and Hound Howlin’ City.

    Upward Bound program accepts 20 area high school students

     Northwest Missouri State University Upward Bound, an initiative designed to help local students finish high school and commit to higher education, has accepted 20 students to join the program.

    Upward Bound, a federally funded education program created by the Higher Education Act of 1965, got its start at Northwest in 1987. The program annually serves 80 high school students from seven high schools in northwest Missouri: King City, Maryville, Northeast Nodaway, Rock Port, Stanberry, Tarkio and West Nodaway. Upward Bound is open to students who

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    Horace Mann skates in gym

    Horace Mann students spent a week skating for PE, going around and under obstacles set up in the gym. Preparing to round a curve are from front to back: Nayeli Hoilet, Emily Pearce, Zeke Morrow and Emily Yocom.

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