County commission hosts township leaders

Posted April 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Nodaway County Commissioners hosted about 70 township officials at a lunch in the county’s maintenance barn on April 10. Besides speaking to the new procedure of the sales tax generated revenue to purchase gravel, the commissioners took a poll with the question of elimination of the township form of government. The vote was 13 yes, 39 no. After the vote, State Sen. Dan Hegeman explained how Andrew County faced the issue of no townships.


    Historic Maryville home to sell at auction

    Built in 1890, the Victorian-era mansion which most recently housed the Northwest Missouri State University chapter of Delta Chi fraternity members will be sold at public auction on April 23.

    This large brick home with the stucco addition, located at 219 West Second, was built by Lavencour Michau. He named it Terrace Place after the St. Louis home of his parents. Since 1970, the Delta Chi fraternity owned the home.


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    Hy-Vee to host local Author Showcase April 25 at store

     From noon to 4 pm, Saturday, April 25, local authors will sign and sell books at the Maryville HyVee as well as answer questions about writing and publishing.

    Authors attending include: Bob Bohlken, Carol Coffelt, Lee Jackson, Nancy Lantz, Susan Cronk, Amy Houts, Sue Nothstine and Jason Offutt. Following is information about the authors and summaries of their books.

    Noon to 1 pm: Bob Bohlken and Carol Coffelt

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    BJ council eyes city improvements

     A tall grass/weed ordinance dictated much of the action of the Burlington Jct. City Council during the April 8 meeting.

    Additionally the Town and Country Days festival has been set for July 24-26. This year’s theme is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Comedian Gary Pittman will be Friday night’s entertainment, a live foosball tournament, parade and tractor show will be held on Saturday.

    Under new business, the council decided May 14 will be

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    County health board welcomes Derr

     Nodaway County resident Debbie Derr was sworn in at the April 8 Nodaway County Health Center board of trustees meeting as the newest member of the board.

    After Derr was sworn in, the board elected officers. Officers are: Joyce Tinsley, chair; Marlin Kinman, vice-chair; Pat Giffin, secretary; and Betty Keever, treasurer.

    The income and expense reports were reviewed which indicated that the health center has received 42.7 percent of the

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    St. Gregory’s students raise funds for cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu

    Students at St. Gregory’s School recently raised more than $1,100 for the cyclone-ravaged nation Vanuatu during a service-learning project led by its eighth-grade class including front: Mackenzie Spire, Kamryn Gastler, Brenden Ware, Will Frueh; back: Chase Newberry, Mason Walk, Sean Ottman, Caroline Morley, Justin Martin. Each class from preschool through eighth grade was asked to collect pennies for one week and the total amount raised was $1,107.06. The eighth-grade students collected the most pennies, followed by the sixth-grade class, which collected the most money overall. The funds

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    Schools open greenhouses as part of ag classes

     Area school greenhouses prepare to open the doors to the public for flower and vegetable plant sales.

    Money from the sale of plants goes to benefit the schools’ agriculture departments. Here is the information on some of the greenhouse sales.

    West Nodaway greenhouse is the first to open with an open house from 9 am to noon, Saturday, April 18. Daily hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, starting on Monday, April 20. The

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    Maryville receives budget award

     The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the City of Maryville has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 2015 Budget.

    The announcement marks Maryville’s third consecutive budget ward.

    The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the award,

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    County fair sets main stage for 2015 event

     The Nodaway County Fair board has set the 2015 entertainment schedule for the main stage of the July 16-18 annual fair.

    On the evening of Thursday, July 16, The Past Masters will be taking the stage, performing pop and dance hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Band members of the Cedar Rapids, IA, band are Chad Johnson, Bart Carfizzi, Layne Goldsberry, Tommy Bruner and Tom Miller. The band will perform at 7:15 and 9:15 pm.

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    High school students put in extra effort for school organizations

    This is the second in a series of articles about Nodaway County high school clubs and organizations. One club or organization has been selected from each school.

    At Northeast Nodaway R-V, Kila Henry, high school science teacher, has provided students taking environmental science with the opportunity to utilize concepts learned into a recycling project that benefits not only the school, but extends to the community and the world.

    NEN Hope Foundation

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    Devin Albertson joins NNL team

     The Nodaway News Leader news team has welcomed a new face.

    Devin Albertson first became a part of the Nodaway News Leader in March as the videographer of the Leader Live Action internet television broadcast station and as a news reporter. Albertson is being trained by Brent Barnett, who will be graduating

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    Area track teams brave cold at Stanberry Invite

    Posted April 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Jefferson/South Nodaway runner Mallory McConkey hands off the baton to teammate Carmen Cabanas in the 3200-meter relay event. The team, also made up of Mallory McConkey and Marissa Wiederholt, placed second overall with a time of 11:03.72.

    Maryville shuts out Benton 19-0

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Taking a shot on Benton’s keeper, Mollie Holtman would settle the deflection for one of her six goals in the 19-0 win for Maryville April 14 at Maryville High School.

    Geography with Goudge

    Posted April 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    As Major League Baseball gets underway for the 2015 season, the average ticket price is $28.94. The Boston Red Sox had the highest cost of $52.34 and the San Diego Padres the lowest at $16.37. In general,

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