Historical museum opens for the year with Cornelison display

Posted February 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm

The Nodaway County Historical Society Museum, 110 North Walnut Street, Maryville, will re-open from 1-4 pm, Tuesday, March 3, with a new exhibit of presidential campaign buttons from 1860-2004 donated by Joe and Ellita Cornelison.

The Cornelisons also donated materials connected with Joe being the lead American official during the US Panama Canal Zone being handed over to the Panamanian government in 1999.

The museum hours are 1-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment. An upcoming Saturday event is planned for March 14. For more information, call 660.582.8176.

    Encore series performance to feature Sons of Brasil

     The Sons of Brasil and their unique Brazilian jazz sound will be the next featured performers in Northwest Missouri State University’s Encore performance series.

    The sextet will perform at 7:30 pm, Friday, March 6 in the Charles Johnson Theater.

    Tickets may be purchased between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building or online at

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    Lettuce Dream announces land donation for greenhouse project

     Community residents have donated more than three acres of land to Lettuce Dream, Inc. which will allow the start of construction for two hydroponic greenhouses.

    The acreage has been donated by Mark Burnsides and Myles Burnsides and is located in the Maryville Eastside Development LLC, near the intersection of East First Street and the Highway 71/136 bypass.

    The structures will provide fresh, locally grown produce for the region and jobs

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    Youth and the performing arts: Nodaway Community Theater Company

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles that feature Nodaway County groups involved in theater, speech and debate.

    Since 1990, Nodaway Community Theater Company has given local residents the opportunity to be involved in theater and to enjoy the arts.

    NCTC began doing youth show two years later for students in second through eighth grades beginning with “The World of the Brothers Grimm.”

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    Emergency operations directors speak to Maryville council

     The Maryville City Council was addressed by the Maryville and Nodaway County emergency managers at the February 23 meeting.

    Public Safety Director Keith Wood, who serves as the city’s emergency management director, and Nodaway County Emergency Manager Christy Forney spoke to the council about the ongoing preparations that both entities have for local emergency operations if the need arises.

    The local emergency operating plan covers both man-made and natural disasters, lists situational assumptions and departmental responsibilities. The

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    Relay For Life changes event

     The Relay For Life of Nodaway County event will take place from 6 pm, Friday, March 6, to 6 am, Saturday, March 7 at Bearcat Arena, Lamkin Activity Center on the Northwest Missouri State University campus.

    According to Walter Redden, co-chair, the earlier date is based on satisfaction surveys of participants. The feeling was that if the event was going to be held on the Northwest campus, participants wanted to see Northwest students involved.

    With either a

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    Volunteers contribute over 8,000 hours to The Ministry Center

     Without the support of volunteers, The Ministry Center in Maryville could not exist.

    In 2014, Nodaway County residents volunteered over 8,000 hours to the food pantry and clothing room. Included in that amount were volunteer students from Northwest Missouri State, St. Gregory’s School and Maryville R-II Schools.

    Jenni Halley, St. Gregory’s director of youth ministry, said their students volunteer approximately 500 hours during the school year and approximately 65 to 75 hours

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    Prosecutor to ride with lawmen

     Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert (Bob) L. Rice has announced a series of weekend night shift ride-alongs with every law enforcement agency in the county.

    Rice will check in with the agency after the Courthouse closes and be assigned to a law enforcement officer for the entirety of the night shift.

    “I want to bring awareness of what our brave law enforcement officers go through on a nightly basis so people can enjoy the standards our community

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    NOCOMO board backs manager

     At the NOCOMO Board of Directors meeting on February 24, David Lawyer, president, made the statement that the board backs Nicki Samson, workshop manager, 100 percent.

    Lawyer went on to say that NOCOMO “is the biggest success story in Maryville in the last three years,” following a turn-around that has the workshop operating in the black.

    “What we do now is continue to do the right thing,” he concluded.

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    Ambulance district leaders write off bad debts

     The Nodaway County Ambulance District board gathered February 11 to speak to the following business items:

    • Adjusted the accounts receivables by $24,816.14 with a 3-2 vote. Board members Brian McPherson and Julia Crady voted no.

    • Adjusted the Medicaid/Medicare accounts by $916.38.

    • Voted to continue employee dishonesty insurance coverage.

    • Directed Director of Operations Bill Florea to proceed with employee physicals.

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    Lady Eagles claim District 15 title

    Posted March 3, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    The Jefferson Lady Eagles won the District 15 title after defeating North Harrison 58-31 in the February 27 matchup. In the win, Sarah Chor scored 12 points; Kelsi McQuinn scored 11 points; Brooklyn Stoll, Josie Deen and Jessie

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    Weybrew takes second at state wrestling

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Maryville 285-pound wrestler Brendan Weybrew gets a pin against his Lathrop opponent in the opening round of the Class 1 State Wrestling Tournament February 19-21 at Columbia. Weybrew would go on to take his second consecutive silver medal at

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    Rock Port’s play ends South Nodaway’s season

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    South Nodaway’s Trey Farnan fights for a layup against the Rock Port defenders in South Nodaway’s 29-52 loss in the District 16 opener. Farnan had five points in the loss.

    Aggressive play puts Mustangs up over Tigers

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Mustang shooter Breann O’Riley puts away a jump shot for North Nodaway in the team’s 58-41 win over Worth County in the Distirct 15 opener. Riley tied teammate Madison Thompson at 15 points each to lead the Mustangs offensively.

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    Thorough shooting helps Trojans against rival team

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Nodaway-Holt’s leading scorer, Jackson Beattie with 16 points, goes in for a layup against South Holt’s defense. The Trojans would go on to win their District 16 opener 69-52.

    Offense struggles plague NE Nodaway girls

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Northeast Nodaway’s leading scorer, Brianna Riley, helps move the ball around the arc in the Bluejay’s 36-25 loss to Stanberry February 23 in the District 15 opener. Riley scored 11 points in the loss.

    Top-seeded Eagles too much for Rockets

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Jefferson’s Jessie Henry gets above West Nodaway defender Cheyenne Herzberg for a layup in the Eagle’s 66-17 win over the Rockets in the District 15 opener. Henry scored 23 points in the win and Herzberg scored seven of West

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted February 20, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    This week’s AP Top 25 major college women’s basketball is mapped by proportional symbols. Two-time defending NCAA champion Connecticut returns to the top, followed by South Carolina and Baylor. All three have identical 24-1 records. A triangle

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    County native pens his memoir

    Posted February 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Marvin Wilmes, son of Alfred and Peggy and a 1973 Northeast Nodaway graduate, has written his debut memoir, “Beyond the Horizon.”

    It is a touching story of his early

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