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Alvarez named new principal at MHS

Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

 The Maryville school board decided at the April 3 board meeting that Thom Alvarez would be the new principal of Maryville High School after serving as assistant principal for the past six years. Alvarez will be replacing Jason Eggers, who will be taking a new education position in Jefferson City.

“Oddly enough, I never thought about being in administration,” Alvarez admitted. “I really liked teaching and coaching and it wasn’t until the position of assistant principal presented itself that people suggested it might be something I’d be good at. And I have to say, I’ve enjoyed it since.”

Alvarez graduated from Northwest in 1995 before moving out to Los Angeles to teach at a private catholic school for a few years. Coming back to Maryville, Alvarez took

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    Riedel named Maryville mayor, Shipley to serve as pro-tem

     During the reorganization of the Maryville City Council, newly elected members Rachael Martin and Tim Shipley were sworn into office as Jim Fall and Ron Moss stepped down from their positions. After the swearing in, the council selected councilwoman Renee Reidel as mayor and Shipley to be mayor pro-tem.

    City Treasurer Denise Town gave an update on the treasurer’s report, which indicated a one-time insurance reimbursement from MIRMA for the water treatment plant for a shutdown claim in 2013 in the amount of $90,960.25. One

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    WN BOE members sworn into office

    After the April 8 Municipal Election, boards and councils reoganized for the coming year . The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education reorganized after the April 8 election. Incumbents Ted Finney, Bernie Farmer and Troy Brady were re-elected and received the oath of office from Cheryl Adkins, board secretary, at the April 9 board meeting.

    Barnard speaks to wastewater plans

     At the Barnard City Council meeting held Thursday, April 10, the following was discussed.

    Unfinished business from last month’s meeting regarding the city’s expansion on its wastewater facilities was the main discussion item at the meeting. With Councilman Donnie Murphy not in attendance, the council decided to further discuss options with town residents Rex Watson and Marlin O’Donnell and table any decisions. During the discussion, both Watson and O’Donnell indicated they would each be willing to sell their land located on the west edge of

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    Burlington Jct. City Council approves water rate increase for bond

     The Burlington Jct. City Council approved to raise water rates during its regular meeting on April 15.

    The move will raise the minimum usage rate by $15 to be in accordance with the city’s bond covenants, which outgoing Mayor Doyle Gray said the city was not in agreement. He said this was due to a multitude of reasons including the recent issues with major water leaks. Residents will see the rate increase with their next bill as the council agreed to make it retroactive for

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    Green Sales Tax Holiday means savings locally

     Missouri’s sixth annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax holiday, which provides shoppers in Missouri with the opportunity to save on energy-efficient appliances begins Saturday, April 19 and runs through Friday, April 25.

    Shoppers who purchase new Energy Star®-qualified appliances in Missouri during the holiday will not have to pay the 4.225 percent state sales tax.

    Examples of Energy Star®-labeled appliances that qualify for the sales tax exemption are: clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners

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    MHS sends two to MO Scholars Academy

     Lukas Erickson and Gage Grispino’s idea of summer camp is going to be a learning experience.

    The two Maryville High School sophomores are going to have the unique experience of attending the Missouri Scholars Academy at the University of Missouri-Columbia for three weeks in June. The uniqueness is because this will be the first time that two students from MHS have been selected to attend.

    Normally, because of school population, there would

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    Library receives over $26,000 in grants, gifts

     A new color copy machine, six new PCs and 30 new folding tables are just a few of the items that Maryville Public Library has been able to purchase in recent months due to three grants totaling $24,515 and a gift from Nodaway Valley Bank of $1,800. Two of the grants are Library Services and Technology Act grants (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The third is a local grant from the Gladys Rickard Charitable Trust.

    Maryville Public Library Director Stephanie Patterson

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    50 years ago Northwest students protest campus food service

    The free-speech passions of the 1960s were fiery hot even in rural America towns like Maryville and especially on college campuses.

    In mid-April 1964, Northwest State College was part of the popular scene with a sit-down protest on campus and later on Maryville’s Main Street. The issue, that caused approximately 700 students of the 1,600 who lived in the college dorms, was the demand for better food selection in the only cafeteria for the college, which was located in the student union.

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    Local cancer coalition receives esteemed national recognition

     The Nodaway County Crusade Against Cancer (NCCAC) organization was recently recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

    Stated in their newsletter, the national organization recognized that colorectal cancer screening rates increased by 42 percent in Nodaway County because of the effort from NCCAC, which was organized in 1998.

    “I was very pleased to see the coalition recognized,” said Sue Gille, chair of NCCAC. “The coalition has spent many years dedicated to researching fecal

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    MHS hosts NWMSU Invitational

    Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    McKenzie Wallace leads the pack in the 100-meter hurdles in her heat during the NWMSU Invitational held April 15 at Maryville High. Wallace placed first in the event with a time of 16.30. As a team, Maryville placed fourth

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    Local track teams compete in Stanberry Invitational

    Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    G3200relay: Mallory McConkey of Jefferson/South Nodaway rounds a corner with the baton during the 3200-meter relay held April 10, at the Stanberry Invitational. For complete team scores and results of boys and girls top three places in the Stanberry

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    West Nodaway wins over North Nodaway in battle of the rookies

    Posted April 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    West Nodaway’s Billy Knarr dives safely into second base as short stop Peyton Coleman goes to make the tagout. The West Nodaway Rockets would go on to defeat North Nodaway 12-6 in the April 7 game at Hopkins.

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