Maryville City Council moves ahead with water, energy audit

Posted April 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

 Representatives from Schnieder Electric, Kansas City, were present at the April 25 Maryville City Council meeting to discuss their recent findings from a preliminary study of the city’s water and energy conservation.

Their initial findings, an American Water Works Association study, include that the city currently has a water loss rate of 13 percent due to faulty or aged water meters. Of the city’s 4,080 water meters, nearly 2,500 are manual-read and are a variety of brands with some dating back to 20+ years. A meter’s normal life expectancy is closer to 15 years.

With a goal of lowering water loss into single digits, Schnieder Electric requested to conduct an investment grade audit costing $22,500 which would provide a more accurate reading of the city’s problem

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    Maryville Public Safety taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 30

     From 10 am to 2 pm, on April 30 Maryville Public Safety and the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

    Bring your pills for disposal to Maryville Public Safety at 222 East Third. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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    Legislators to give session review

     The next Maryville Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Breakfast will be at 7:30 am, Thursday, May 19 at the CIE building on the Northwest campus.

    Both State Senator Dan Hegeman and State Representative Allen Andrews will be present to provide the news of the recent legislative session.

    The event will also feature a continental breakfast sponsored by KCP&L.

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    Maryville resident returns from home-building trip to Nicaragua

     Curtis Behrend views life from a different perspective after working side-by-side with Nicaraguan families during an April Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip. Behrend fully expected to work hard building homes to change the lives of Nicaraguan families. While these expectations were met, it came as a surprise that he was also personally and strongly impacted by the experience.

    “I went on this volunteer trip to help others, but many of us volunteers came away feeling more blessed than the recipients of

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    Methodist Church, American Legion provide quilts for county vets

     Since January, a number of women from the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, have been busy making patriotic quilts.

    The group has teamed up with Leland LaRose of American Legion Post 100 to take those quilts to the veterans located in the Nodaway County nursing homes.

    “This was a project dreamed up by Judy Smith of our quilting group and Leland LaRose,” said Della Rhoades of the group making the quilts. “Our

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    Farmers Market is coming to Maryville in May

     The Maryville Farmers Market is moving to a new location in the city parking lot at Buchanan and Fourth Streets, just east of The Student Body.

    The market will run from 7:30 am to noon on Saturdays, starting with soft openings on Saturday, May 21 and May 28. The grand opening will be on June 4. The market will continue through Saturday, October 22. An alternate location will be found for the July 16 market during the Nodaway County Fair Parade.

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    City, airport staff among those at runway

    pre-construction meeting

    NWMO Regional Airport Manager Kevin Rankin and Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland talk schematics with contractors for the runway rehabilitation project during the April 19 pre-construction meeting. Members of MoDOT, engineering firm JViation and contractors from TSi Engineering, Inc., and Ideker, Inc. were also present.

    The $3,016,358.10 project is 90 percent funded by MoDOT through a block grant with the remaining $338,846 left for the city’s local

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    Northwest to confer nearly 900 degrees, announces three commencement ceremonies

     Two Northwest Missouri State University alumni will address graduates and their families when the University hosts its spring commencement ceremonies, Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30.

    For the first time in its history, Northwest will offer three commencement ceremonies, beginning with the conferral of master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees at 7 pm Friday in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

    The University will honor bachelor’s degree candidates during its traditional Saturday ceremonies in

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    Nodaway’s Nominated: County’s associate circuit judge delivers justice for a variety of cases

     The associate circuit judge in Nodaway County covers the entire fourth judicial circuit and is responsible for hearing cases involving domestic relations in both the circuit division and family court division, civil actions under $25,000, misdemeanors, traffic and municipal cases and probate division issues.

    To be considered a candidate for associate judge in the state of Missouri, an individual must meet the following requirements: be at least 25 years of age; be a qualified Missouri voter; be a resident of the county served; and be

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    Dougan to attend Future Medical Leaders Congress

     Kylee Dougan, a freshman at Maryville High School, is a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA, on June 25-27.

    She is the daughter of Jeremy and Marcee Dougan, Maryville. She is undecided on a particular occupation at this time, but she will be entering the healthcare field in some capacity. She may follow the family tradition of attending Northwest Missouri State University.

    Her interests include golf, soccer,

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    Impact Volleyball completes impressive season

    Posted April 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Several local athletes competed on the Impact Volleyball team based out of Savannah. The team finished the season with a 92-10 record, including their first place finish at a tournament earlier in the season at Missouri Western. With their

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    Spoofhounds named Pony Express Tournament champs

    Posted April 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    The Spoofhounds congratulate Keston Oltman after he scores on his three-RBI double to lead the Hounds as they surge past Lafayette in the top of the seventh. Maryville was crowned the Pony Express Tournament champs April 22 in St.

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted April 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    This year’s early entry NFL Draft, which begins April 28, includes 107 underclassmen or early graduates that had football eligibility remaining. This per capita map displays 29 states producing players that declared early for the draft. Southern

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