County commissioners hear from SEMA on storm recovery funds

Posted November 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) representative David Burgan spoke November 13 at the Nodaway County Administration Building. His presentation was to county commissioners and township leaders from the 20 counties in NWMO that were affected by the September 9-10 storms which have been labeled in the region as a disaster area by federal and state governments. Through the public assistance program, SEMA will help local governments and non-profit organizations who apply fund up to 75 percent of damage removal, repair and replacement on projects including road and bridge, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment and public utilities.

Nodaway County was represented by the three commissioners as well as Nodaway County Road and Bridge Supervisor Larry Dougan.

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    Golden Living donates toward children’s e-books at local library

    Maryville Public Library Director Stephanie Patterson received a check for $1,000 from Golden LivingCenter Executive Director Kim Bram along with other employees from Golden Living and state representative-elect Allen Andrews. The library has received up to $3,000 of a Captsone Interactive eBook Matching Grant which the $1,000 will go toward. The money donated by Golden Living is through the corporate Community Support Initiative program which the Maryville location has used in the past to help the local food pantry and local community betterment groups.

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    Maryville nearing completion on several trails, applying for

     Maryville is currently finalizing a number of trail projects throughout the town and have recently received additional MoDOT money to add a trail project.

    This trail will connect two existing trail systems as city staff continues to provide recreation infrastructure for citizens. The grants for the trail projects are typically funded 80 percent by MoDOT with a 20 percent match by city through matching funds or staff labor. An update of the existing projects and the upcoming trail

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    Area man honored for diligent blood donations

    Area Community Blood Drive Representative Betty Tinker presented Charles Bottiger, Ravenwood, with a cake during the November 18 blood drive at the First United Methodist Church in Maryville for donating his 100th unit. Bottiger has been donating blood since 1963.

    The blood drives that take place in Northwest Missouri supply 70 hospitals throughout NW Missouri and NE Kansas. There is a need of 580 units donated each day to meet the minimum requirements.

    Mid-November snow helps Maryville prepare for winter

     As the weather dips into the below-freezing levels and the holiday season nears, the Maryville city street crew has been preparing for the winter since August.

    “As we ended our 2014 budget and had a some funds remaining in our street department, Street Superintendent Jay Cacek came to me with the thought that we should get some road salt while the prices are low and it’s easy to get some,” said Public Works Director CE Goodall. “So we filled our salt storage facilities, which max

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    Local tuberculosis cases become learning experience for local health agencies

     Recently, there were two cases of tuberculosis, or TB, diagnosed in Maryville; both were international students who tested positive during a routine testing at the Northwest Wellness Center.

    The first positive case was in August. The student from India was then taken to St. Francis where a chest x-ray confirmed TB. Nodaway County Health Center was contacted and treatment began immediately. The student is no longer contagious and the treatment is ongoing.

    “The coordination of all three

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    Nucor-LMP hosts intern from Germany

    Jessi Althajmer of Solingen, Germany, wanted an internship with a US manufacturer to improve her grasp of technical English.

    She had planned to work in Chicago, but a friend of her father, Theri Paraskevas, GM of EJP, recommended Nucor LMP Steel, Inc., Maryville, for the internship. EJP has sold machinery to Nucor, so Paraskevas was familiar with Maryville. The size and safety of the town appealed to the Althajmers, so he contacted Kevin Van de Ven, Nucor LMP general

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    Low-income Missourians to receive heat aid

     As autumn leaves and temperatures drop around Missouri, the Missouri Department of Social Services is reminding Missourians in-need that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help them with their heating bills this fall and winter.

    “Cold winters can be especially difficult for Missourians who struggle to afford their basic heating bills,” said Brian Kinkade, Missouri Department of Social Services director. “LIHEAP lessens the impact of higher energy bills for low-income Missourians so that they can stay healthy and safe during the cold winter

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    April election decisions bring streets improvement discussion at BJ council

     On November 12, the Burlington Jct. City Council began speaking to the town’s future street improvements.

    The discussion was prompted when City Secretary Angie Lightner gave a Municipal Election timeline for aldermen position filings and a renewal of the street levy.

    The present street levy of 30¢ per $100 assessed valuation amounts to $10,085 annually, if all taxes are paid, which is used for chip and seal and other maintenance issues. The council, by consensus, decided to

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    Local veteran takes Honor Flight

     Robert Pope, Maryville, along with his guardians, made the Honor Flight to Washington, DC, on October 11.

    Pope was accompanied by his wife, Martha, and his daughters, Debbie Wanserski, St. Joseph, Donna Barger, Brookfield and Denise Seever, Liberty.

    Their visit to the nation’s capitol included stops at the World War II, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean Memorials, the Navy Monument, Arlington National Cemetery where they saw the changing of the Guard, Iwo Jima

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    Nodaway News Leader sells county platbooks for $30

     The Nodaway News Leader recently became a distributor of the 2014 Nodaway County Plat and Directory.

    The 104-page spiral bound book features business listings, directory index, numerical telephone directory, street directory, cities, township and general highway maps that include property owners and residents, plus an index to plat owners. The publication is updated annually.

    “While many of the county’s rural residents have received

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    Bearcats selected to 19th NCAA playoff

    Posted November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

     The Northwest Missouri State University football team was seeded No. 5 in the 2014 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 bracket and will continue its title defense on Saturday, November 22, against No. 4 seed Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, MN. Kickoff for the first

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    Northwest claims 26th MIAA title with win over Washburn

    Posted November 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    The Northwest Bearcat football team surrounds the MIAA trophy after the team defeated Washburn 31-14 November 15 at Bearcat Stadium. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Arrowhead Stadium but the threat of inclement weather forced the

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    Diane Goold with her new book

    Posted November 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

     Diane Goold, a former Maryville resident, Maryville High School and Northwest Missouri State University graduate, has published her first book entitled “Diane’s Daily Devotions.”

    Goold is an ordained minister in

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