MHS grad recaps his Fulbright Fellowship

Posted August 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Art has always been a passion for 2005 MHS graduate Galen Gibson-Cornell. Pursuing secondary education in the art field, Gibson-Cornell attended Truman State University and graduated with a BA in art and a minor in French. Gibson-Cornell then went to University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his master’s of fine art and master’s in art. Wanting to see the world and work on his art, Gibson-Cornell applied for the Fulbright Fellowship to Budapest, Hungary.

“It was actually the second time I went through the process,” Gibson-Cornell said, mentioning a prior application for a Fulbright Fellowship after his graduation from Truman. “I was also the first student from the art department at University of Wisconsin-Madison to earn a Fulbright Fellowship. Getting to go to Budapest through the fellowship right out

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    BBBS touts success, but still needs ‘Bigs’

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County recently graduated its first successful match of Little Sister Maggie Schmidt with Big Sister Amy Law.

    “Littles graduate when they turn 18 or graduate high school,” said Lynette Harbin, program director. “There are currently 54 matches in the program. If we can help those kids have the success Maggie has had and the match that Amy and Maggie has had; that’s our ultimate goal.”

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    Curves members relish challenges

     To keep members engaged, the Maryville Curves, 1210B South Main Street, Maryville, initiates monthly challenges.

    During the month of June, the challenge saw the club take on steps. Daily, 10,000 steps are recommended for members, which is sometimes a struggle. By accepting this challenge, members developed camaraderie, plus had a competitive goal to reach. There were 12 teams of six members each with a total step goal of 18 million steps. The group surpassed their goal to reach 22 million

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    Mural welcomes children to New Beginnings

    “There’s no shortage of need for mental health services in the Northwest Missouri area,” explained Sean Prescott, CFO and certified counselor for New Beginnings Counseling Center, 318 North Main Street, Maryville.

    Although the center was started September 11, 2012, he and Michelle Jones, COO and certified counselor, have secured non-profit organization status for the counseling center, as of January 1, 2014. This was done to allow the facility to move forward even if the people change. This enables eligibility

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    Local youth attends Jefferson City program

     Alysa Lyle, Sheridan, sponsored by United Electric Cooperative, Maryville, was among the 102 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Electric Cooperative CYCLE program.

    CYCLE stands for Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience. The conference was held July 9-11 in Jefferson City.

    Each year in July, an action-filled three days provides high school students opportunities to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics, the cooperative

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    North Nodaway BOE

    North Nodaway

    The North Nodaway board of education held a special meeting with a closed session on July 30.

    Besides six board members and school administrative staff, there were 18 members of the public also present for the solo topic of high school cooperative football with West Nodaway. Nancy Greeley, West Nodaway superintendent, was also present.

    The board voted unanimously to approve the athletic sharing high school football with West

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    School buildings serve students for 50 years

    Over the last decade, the Maryville High School building has gone through a transformation of expanding to better serve the students and community. Recent expansions include connecting the existing building to the Northwest Technical School and cafeteria to the recently passed addition to the building that will include both a practice gymnasium as well as an auditorium.

    “I have been here long enough to see what was the original structure of the school become so much more in our district,” said MHS Principal Thom

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    Local author chronicles ‘Little town north of Bridgewater’

    One of Nodaway County’s early railroad communities, Arkoe, will celebrate its 140th anniversary this fall. And a new book about the town’s history has been published just in time for the celebration.

    Arkoe resident and author, Susan Cronk, recently published “Where in the World is Arkoe Missouri?” and hopes the book paints an accurate picture of life in the early days while adding to the overall history of the county.


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    Where Are They Now? Schulte duo extends sisterly bond into college sport

    During their years of high school, sisters Jacqueline and Michelle Schulte, daughters of Ben and Tina Schulte, were known for their basketball talents as they led their Northeast Nodaway team statistically during their reign. Being the competitive spirits they were, the sisters also took on golf for something to do in the fall, but the winter was always their “time to shine” as they each found success on the court.

    Taking a pastime to a new level

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