2015 West Nodaway Rockets soar at graduation ceremony

Posted May 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

West Nodaway graduate Andrea Muller waits as her tassel is moved from one side to the other by Superintendent Nancy Greeley.


    Parkdale’s Gray set to retire after 34 years of service

    Wally Gray, Parkdale Manor administrator, will retire as of June 1, after 34 years at Maryville’s Parkdale, 29 of which she has spent as administrator.

    A reception to honor her will be held from 2 to 4 pm, Friday, May 29 at the facility.

    Gray has made the decision to retire to allow her to spend more time with her husband Larry and family. Retirement plans include to travel with her

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    NNL honors 2014-15 Students of the Month

     The Nodaway News Leader highlights elementary to high school students as students of the month for the 2014-15 school year.

    The students were nominated and selected based on criteria including character, attitude, leadership and example. The nine students chosen throughout the year are being recognized once again for their excellence and took the time to share more about themselves.

    August Student of the Month

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    Local plants expand, showing increased investment in county

    Any time a business, large or small, makes an investment in its infrastructure or staff, it means the leaders plan for the facility to be in place for the long haul.

    Recently, a number of manufacturing plants in Nodaway County have made expansions which is a significant investment when factory lines and several thousand square feet are added plus the added manpower.

    Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., Maryville, and the JL Houston

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    ROR finishes first year, fundraises for next year

    The Reach Out and Read (ROR) program, which is a cooperation between St. Francis Hospital and Health Services, Maryville, and Northwest Missouri State University, has completed its first year.

    By working with four doctors and their nurses, ROR has distributed age-appropriate books to give to children at their well-child checkups. The books are to increase childhood literacy by educating parents on the importance of reading to their child starting at birth.

    Close to 875 books have been given out

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    Memorial Day Ceremony comes back to courthouse

    The annual Nodaway County Memorial Day Ceremony will be at 11 am, Monday, May 25 on the front lawn of the Nodaway County Courthouse surrounded by the monuments honoring the county’s veterans as the back drop of the event.

    American Legion District Commander Ron Jones requested the Tri-C Memorial American Legion Post 464 to coordinate the program. James Bliley, Post 464 commander, explained each Nodaway County American Legion post has been invited to be present at the event with their post’s colors.

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    NCHC eligible employees to receive reimbursement for Medicare premiums

     The Nodaway County Health Center Board of Trustees approved reimbursement of Medicare and supplemental policies premiums over $50 per month for eligible full-time employees at the May 13 meeting.

    The board approved the board minutes, treasurer’s and staff reports and payment of bills in open session before moving into closed session. No action was taken in the closed session.

    Coming back into open session, the decision was made for medicare premium reimbursement, subject to review by the

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    Nolte steps in to lead WN

     Shannon Nolte, current K-12 principal at West Nodaway R-I School District, has been hired by the board of education to become the superintendent for the 2015-16 school year.

    In his 20 years in education, Nolte has served as WN principal for two years and eight years as middle and high school principal of North Andrew school district.

    “I’m extremely honored and happy to take over as superintendent of West Nodaway,” said Nolte.

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    Mildward set for national spelling bee

    Maryville Middle School eighth grader Hayden Mildward and his family will be heading to Washington, DC, at the beginning of next week as Hayden prepares for his participation in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

    The first round of the bee will be at 7 am, May 27, on ESPN 3, the livestream station, which can be accessed at espn.go.com/watchespn/ and is free to watch after registering through your internet provider. Rounds two and

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    United Way $30,000 short of annual goal

     The United Way of Nodaway County is encouraging donations to help make up a $30,000 shortfall for the current year.

    The goal for the fall 2014 campaign was $110,000, with the shortfall partner agencies may be cut 30 percent or more. These partner agencies include Children’s Mercy, The Ministry Center, Health Emergency Life Line, Nodaway County 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Nodaway County Senior Center, Nodaway County School Nurses, Salvation Army, Recreation and Education for Individuals with Disabilities,

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted May 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    2015 NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals, the Sweet Sixteen, will be played this weekend. The SEC comprises half of the teams. This proportional symbol map displays the teams that have amassed the highest finishes over the

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    Several Spoofhounds advance out of district meet

    Posted May 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Makenzy Mizera clears the bar at 9-00 to take second overall at the district pole vault event, qualifying her for the state sectional meet. Mizera qualified out of the May 16 district meet in all four of her events- pole vault, long jump, triple

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    Bulls lose home game to Thunder

    Posted May 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Kendall Roberts of Nodaway County Bulls takes off with the ball in the May 9 game against the Topeka Thunder. The Bulls would lose 18-52.

    Spoofhound golf sends three to state

    Posted May 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Maryville golfers Hunter Hayes, Matt Twaddle and Bryce Farlin survived the May 11 State Sectional Golf Tournament at Blue Springs Country Club to advance to the state tournament. With a cutoff score of 89, Twaddle scored an

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    Hornets sting Spoofhounds in 0-7 senior night loss

    Posted May 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Third baseman for Maryville, David McGary, moves in to scoop up an infield grounder. The Spoofhounds would lose 0-7 to Chillicothe in the May 13 game at Maryville High School.

    Spoofhound soccer earns senior night win over Chillicothe

    Posted May 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Maryville’s Jacquelyn Ware keeps the ball out of Spoofhound territory. Maryville’s stifling defense and barrage of offensive attacks would give the Spoofhounds an 8-0 win over Chillicothe May 13 at Maryville High School. Ashton Reuter and Mollie Holtman each

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