Mozingo Lake celebrates 20 years of fun

Posted July 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Mozingo Lake and Maryville city staff held a 20th Anniversary celebration weekend July 24-25 around the park as a thank you for the patrons and Maryville community that continues to support Mozingo Lake Recreation Park. Maryville leaders hope to make the event an annual celebration.

The overall winners of the Little Mr. and Miss Mozingo contest were Lonia Bowen and Brennan McElvain. Bowen is the daughter of Charles and Teresa Bowen. McElvain is the son of Chad and Rachael McElvain.


    Smail earns DARE lifetime achievement award

     Maryville Public Safety Sergeant Rick Smail was presented the Missouri DARE Officers Association Lifetime Achievement Award at the July 23 annual banquet.

    Smail was also installed as the organization’s vice president for the upcoming year. Smail attended the banquet in Kansas City with his family and Lieutenant Ron Christian and Public Safety Director Keith Wood.

    Smail is a 27-year veteran of the Maryville Public Safety Department, beginning his career on December 27,

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    County summer events roll through August

     Back to school may be looming, but Nodaway County is celebrating summer. Here are some of the events that are scheduled:

    • July 30 – Aug 178th Annual Pickering Horse Show.

    Thursday: Country Gold featuring Leroy Van Dyke and TG Sheppard, opening act Madison Von Behren, 7:30 pm, Bearcat Arena, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville.

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    MHS runner successful in Australian races

     MHS cross country and track runner Josh Alvarez recently took a trip to Austrilia to represent Team USA in the Down Under Sports Tournament Cross Country races.

    Representing the Central Conference Cross Country Team in the Gold Coast Challenge, a 5.7K race, Alvarez finished 46th out of over 3,300 runners with a time of 20:51. His time and place were counted in the overall team score challenge which helped the Central Conference team to win the team challenge, a competition

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    Governor appoints two to Northwest Regents

     Gov. Jay Nixon has announced his appointments of Dr. Marilou Joyner (D), Kansas City, and Richard N. Smith (R), Coffey, to the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents.

    Both appointments must be confirmed by the Senate before they can become official. If confirmed, Joyner will fill the Regent seat of Dr. Mark H. Hargens and Smith will fill the seat of Dr. Douglas A. Wyckoff. Hargens’ term ended January 1 and Wyckoff’s term ended in January 2013.

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    First United Methodist Church to break ground on addition

     The First United Methodist Church of Maryville has announced the date of a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a new building addition and renovation.

    The general public is invited to a brief blessing and ceremony at 10 am, Sunday, August 2, on the north lawn of the church, located at the corner of First and Main Streets in Maryville. Light refreshments and fellowship will follow.

    The church has recently completed a five-year strategic

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    Mozingo board names conference center design a top priority

     While the city has made recent moves to get design services for a Mozingo Welcome Center, the Mozingo Advisory Board made the decision on July 20 to give priority to the design of a conference center, restaurant and hotel project for fiscal year 2016.

    The board decided while the welcome center at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park is necessary in the future to replace the info booth, a hotel and conference center complete with a restaurant and golf clubhouse replacement could be more profitable and a

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    Maryville, Northwest react to bed bug complaint

     Maryville city leaders received a complaint on July 15 from an individual who reported bed bugs were in three units at Horizon West Apartments, located just north of Northwest Missouri State University.

    Many of the apartment residents are Northwest Missouri State University students with a majority of the students being international students from India.

    On July 16, Maryville City Code Enforcement, led by their code statutes and process, inspected the three units and found the pests. The

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    WASH OUT: ‘$100,000+ worth of gravel went down the river’

     At the July 20 Joint Planning Taskforce meeting, Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel summed up the summer’s storms this way, “We’ve had three 100-year storms this year.” Officials representing Nodaway County and Polk Township agreed with McDanel.

    The roads and streets throughout Nodaway County have experienced thousands of dollars of damage due to excessive rainfall creating raging, powerful streams that eroded the road bed and the drainage systems. Now staff from municipalities, Nodaway County and townships are scrambling to keep roadways safe for travel and

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    Young girl gives to Locks of Love

    Jessica Farrell, Sheridan, eight-year-old daughter of Clayton Farrell and Mary Townsend, donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love program. She is a client of Cline’s Hair Studio, Maryville.

    NWN’s coop debuts football uniform

    Posted July 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Shannon Nolte, West Nodaway superintendent, shows the new North-West Nodaway away football jersey. The co-op jersey combines both schools colors. The pants will be the darker blue. The home jersey will be white.

    Maryville dancers take part in national competition

    Posted July 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Girls from the Maryville Dance Academy recently competed at Bravo! National Dance Championship July 9-12 in Ames, IA. The studio was honored with three national champion group routines and two grand national champion group routines along with one national

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted July 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    A good example of a regional sport is water polo. There are 22 NCAA Division I Teams that play Men’s Water Polo. Most are located in California or the east coast. Since 1969, when the NCAA Water

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    Camp helps students to perfect golf game

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Mozingo Lake Golf Course Pro Kyle Easter demonstrates the proper chipping form for Maryville High School golfers Trent Shell, Kylie Dougan and Jessica Sheil during the MHS Golf Camp held July 20-24. Approximately 30 golfers were present from the

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    Sharks hold end-of-season banquet

    Posted July 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Award recipients in the 9-10 division were: Nathan Yocum and Sydney Whipple for most improved, Aleighna Keller and Austin David for most valuable and Nino Coniglio and Katy Schommer for sportsmanship.

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