MHS senior to represent Missouri in national Doodle 4 Google contest

Posted February 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm

 Students gathered in the Maryville High School gymnasium for a surprise assembly February 5 where senior Anh Le was honored for his submission in the Doodle 4 Google art contest.

Of over 100,000 submissions nationwide, Le is now one of 53 finalists. Five finalists will be flown to California this summer for a tour of Google headquarters and the winner’s doodle will be selected to appear on the Google homepage along with a $30,000 scholarship.

For winning, Le’s school art department received $2,500 in art supplies while Le received an Apple tablet among other items.

The five finalists will be chosen from a nationwide vote. The link to vote for Le’s artwork can be

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    Maryville council adds dollars to sewer main lining project

     The Maryville City Council met February 8 to address a number of items including a change order with Visu-Sewer, Inc. for the 2015 sewer main lining project.

    The change order, totalling $111,732.50, adds 2,971 linear feet of lining that city staff deemed in need of repair. The additional lining project will include eight-, 12- and 15-inch sewer mains. The city budgeted $100,000 for 2016 for the sewer project. The remaining expense will be covered with funds from the 2015 sanitary sewer manhole lining project which

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    NNL 20: a few of our guest columnists

    Editor’s note: This is a series about the newspaper leading up to our 20th birthday.

    Frank Grispino

    Guest columnist Dr. Frank Grispino starting contributing columns to the NNL when the paper began 20 years ago.

    Originally from southeastern Kansas, he attended high school in Columbus, KS, and received BS and MS degrees from Pitt State. He then received a doctorate from the University of

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    Local duo write Type 2 diabetes children’s book

    Two professionals collaborated to write a children’s book on Type 2 diabetes prevention that is fun and informational, “Stop! Stop! No Sugar on Top!”

    Pradnya Patet, Northwest Missouri State University teacher educator, early childhood programs coordinator, had often had Debra Hull, RN, BSN, SSM Health-St. Francis Hospital diabetes educator, in to talk to her classes of future teachers about diabetes.

    The two discussed the fact that there were no books about

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    MHS students compete for Camp Quality

    Maryville High School fourth hour classes came together to compete in a Penny Drive, an idea from Connor Kellerstrass. The classes raised $298 for Camp Quality and the winning class earned a pizza party.

    Students Amber Perkins, Trystan Lyle and Haley Andel helped Kellerstrass organize the event and counted the money at the end of the drive. At the check presentation were Perkins, Lyle and Kellerstrass.


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    DQ reopens in new location

    After over 10 months, Maryville once again has a Dairy Queen, when the eating establishment opened last fall.

    Joana Putvain, general manager, said the new owner Abdul Quddas, selected the new location at 1912 South Main Street, Maryville, to be able to offer the full line of Dairy Queen’s Grill and Chill. The location also offers more seating and parking. Quddas owns five Dairy Queens.

    Putvain stated that the DQ has

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    Myers wins MMS Geography Bee

    Starting from a field of 33 Maryville Middle School students, 10 finalists competed in the National Geographic Bee on January 21. The finalists were Jake Walker, Justin Firavich, Logan Jackson, Tyler Haer, Alex Myers, Morgan Pettlon, Daelynn Ebrecht, Lucas Klotz, Mitchell Meyers and Avery Baker.

    22 area citizens enter Leadership Northwest Missouri program

     Twenty-two area men and women make up the newest class of Leadership Northwest Missouri, an annual series of workshops that bring together existing and emerging leaders from throughout the region to discover and sharpen their leadership skills, explore regional issues and build a network of contacts.

    The 2016 class began with a two-day retreat, January 20-21, at Conception Abbey. The participants will gather monthly for day-long sessions in varied locations throughout the region. The series concludes with a June 30 graduation ceremony in St. Joseph.

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    Hospital announces Heflin Patient Satisfaction Award

     Throughout the healthcare industry, hospitals and clinics are embracing new concepts to meet and exceed patient expectations as well as recognize the employees that achieve those expectations. At SSM Health St. Francis Hospital, a new initiative to distinguish improvements in patient satisfaction based on responses from surveys has been launched and named the Ann Heflin Patient Satisfaction Award.

    Ann Heflin was a licensed practical nurse at St. Francis for over 15 years. Although she cared for medical and surgical patients,

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    Hounds blow Cameron away with 40-point spread

    Posted February 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Fighting his way to the basket, Maryville’s leading scorer Jackson Golightly earns two points for the Spoofhounds in his 11-point performance that led the Hounds to a 79-39 victory over Cameron February 9.

    Geography with Goudge

    Posted February 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    The 66th NBA All-Star Game is scheduled for this Sunday. 116 different players representing 28 states and 14 countries have made the All-Star roster during the past 16 years. This map based on the players’ high school

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    Strong second half helps Longhorns over Tigers

    Posted February 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    South Nodaway’s Meaghan McConkey hits a layup against DeKalb’s defense on her way to help the Longhorns pull a 55-38 victory February 5 at Barnard.

    Geography with Goudge

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    This weekend’s Super Bowl marks the 50th game since starting in 1967. 19 different teams have at least one Super Bowl victory. Pittsburgh with six trophies leads all teams, followed by Dallas and San Francisco with five

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