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Wiederholts chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Nodaway County

Posted September 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

 Bruce and Renee Wiederholt and family of Maryville were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day on August 11.

The Wiederholts were selected as the Nodaway County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Nodaway County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Josh, Bryce and Kaysie.

Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their community, involved in agriculture and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H and FFA.

The Wiederholts operate an 800-acre row crop and cattle operation. Bruce runs the day-to-day operation with the help of Josh and

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    October fall activities abound in Nodaway County

     Here are some of the scheduled events that will be happening in Nodaway County during the month of October:

    • October 1-2Student Senate Blood Drive at Northwest JW Jones Student Union, Tower View Room, 11 am to 4 pm. Eligible donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh a minimum of 115 pounds and be in good health. Visit savealifenow.org for

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    Life after Energizer keeps going and going: New owner at Curves helps make a difference

    Editor’s note: this is the third in a series about former Energizer employees who have become entrepreneurs since the plant’s closing.

    Like many other former Energizer employees, Renee Wiederholt was concerned with how the plant’s closing would affect her and her family.

    At that time, she was an active member of Curves Club in Maryville, and when she heard the business was for sale, she decided to pursue the opportunity. She took

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    Locals publish first book

    Being published writers has long been a dream of friends, Ben McKim and Mark Yates, and through collaboration the Nodaway County natives have published their first novel on Amazon.com.

    The young adult fantasy novel, “Hope of Candore, A New War,” is the first book in a 10-part series planned by the duo.

    Both have been writing for about five years, with Yates taking the

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    Sales tax goes up on October 1

     Shoppers at Nodaway County stores will pay more in sales tax beginning October 1 due to the one-half cent sales tax increase approved last April for the purchase of gravel for the county’s roads.

    The increase brings the total sales tax levy to 8.475¢ on a dollar. The breakdown of this is the state of Missouri is 4.225¢, Maryville, 2.25¢, Nodaway County, 1.5¢ which includes the new tax and the county’s ambulance district, one-half cent. There is a

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    When disaster strikes, call Forney

     Christy Forney, emergency management director (EMD) for Nodaway County, requests that she be notified whenever a natural or man-made disaster strikes.

    Forney’s full-time job is Maryville Public Safety (MPS) administrative assistant. There, she is police reports clerk, records clerk, grant writer and administrative assistant to Keith Wood, director.

    Nodaway Countians can contact Forney anytime if they have questions about emergency preparedness or if there is any kind of damage to property. She

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    Burlington Jct. City Council

    Burlington Jct.

    The Burlington Jct. City Council had as a guest, Brock Pfost, White Cloud Engineering and Construction, Maryville, at its September 10 meeting.

    Pfost addressed questions from the council pertaining to the production and sale of water to the Public Water Supply District of Nodaway County, commonly known as Rural Water. The district would like to purchase 10,000-15,000 gallons per day from the town. Pfost also spoke about maintenance issues of the town’s water plant.

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    Maryville City Council

    Maryville

    The Maryville City Council met September 22 for a workshop, prior to the regular council session, to work through the 2014-15 budget presented by city staff in preparation for approval.

    No action on the document was taken in either the workshop or the regular meeting as the council plans to approve the budget at a special meeting at 6 pm, September 29 for the October 1 start date of FY 2015.

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    Maryville woman charged in murder-for-hire plot

     A Maryville woman has been charged in federal court in a murder-for-hire scheme in which she negotiated with an undercover federal agent.

    Kristina M. Swinford, 32, Maryville, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the US District Court in Kansas City on September 22.

    Swinford was arrested on September 19 by Maryville Public Safety and remains in federal custody with a detention hearing set for September 25.

    The

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    Nodaway River bridge on Route A now open

     The bridge on Route A over the Nodaway River, just east of Maitland, is now open, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation, but with a 20-ton weight restriction. Once flood waters receded, inspectors from the state bridge division were able to inspect both the bridge structures underwater and the bank at the bridge end. While the structure is safe for motorists, a 20-ton weight restriction is now in place. Travelers should also be alert as the bridge could close immediately if the river level rises.

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    Longhorns unable to pull out victory in back-and-forth battle

    Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Breaking the last tackle, South Nodaway quarterback Garrett LaMaster scores a TD in the first quarter to lead SW Livingston 8-0 early on. The Longhorns would lose their homecoming game 42-26 September 26 at Barnard.

    Nodaway-Holt unable to defend Worth County’s offense

    Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Nodaway-Holt defenders Eli Sloniker, Cody Schniedermeyer and Dakota Leeper each get in on a tackle against Worth County’s running game in the Trojan’s 6-56 loss to the Tigers in three quarters, September 26 at Graham.

    Hounds lose to Cardinals in September 25 game at Maryville

    Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    First baseman Madison Atwell stretches out to complete the force out at first to end Benton’s fourth inning at bat. The Spoofhounds would however lose 10-0 after five innings to the Benton Cardinals September 25 at Maryville.

    Northwest proves to be too much for Central

    Posted September 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    After receiving the handoff from quarterback Brady Bolles, Robert Burton III makes his way through the gap for a touchdown in Northwest’s 37-15 win over Central Missouri September 20 during Northwest Family Day at Bearcat Stadium. Burton rushed for

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