Mares receives Hy-Vee top award

Posted August 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Eulia Mares was delighted that her family was able to join her for the presentation of the 2014 Hy-Vee Legendary Customer Service Award. They are front: Cailee Burg, Kasi Stoner, with sons Austin and Blake, Mares; back: Ambriz Hernandez, Jeff Yeary, Sally Carlson, Dian Jones, Dustin Burg, Lisa Burg and Stephan Jones.

 Eulia Mares was named a recipient of the 2014 Hy-Vee Legendary Customer Service Award on August 22.

In a surprise ceremony that left Mares stunned, family, friends, Hy-Vee employees and customers gathered to watch Heather McAnally, assistant vice president of operations for Hy-Vee’s west central district, present the award.

“The customers are the reason I come into work every day. They’re like family,” stated

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    Maryville’s council listens to west side residents

     Maryville’s Forest Street residents filled the council chamber’s gallery at the August 25 Maryville City Council meeting. They came with residence flooding issues tied to the 6.2 inch monsoon that hit the town on August 15.

    Speaking to the council were Melanie Fisher, Chris Wallace, Jerry Dew, Kori Hoffman, Mace Coston and Tammy Vandivert, who each told their story of sewer water in wet basements. Storm water run-off has been a past issue on the street during heavy rains and the residents also spoke of

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    Happy 175th Birthday!

    Addison VanVactor was ready to wish Graham a happy 175th during the Graham Street Fair Parade on August 23. Despite the return of hot and muggy August weather, the three-day fair saw good attendance from people ready to enjoy the family-friendly activities.

    September events allow for fun times

     Nodaway Countians are enjoying activities throughout September. Here are some of the events that are scheduled:

    September 1Labor Day Shamble golf tournament, at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park Golf Course, 9 am to 1 pm. Two person teams; $50 per person, shamble format. For more information, contact Kyle Easter at

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    NCED using multiple sources to sell industrial vacancies

     Nodaway County currently has three vacant buildings on the market: former Energizer, CMC and Laclede warehouse near Northwest Missouri State University, as well as the additional industrial lot available north of the old Energizer building. Using a multitude of services, sources and connections, the Nodaway County Economic Development (NCED) office is continually making contact with interested companies to get those spaces filled once again and back on the tax roll for the benefit of the county and their clients.

    One of the major services NCED

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    NOCOMO board hears report of a strong income growth in July

     At the NOCOMO Industries board of directors meeting on August 26, David Lawyer, board president, reported that NOCOMO was $19,075 in the black.

    He indicated that the workshop had shown steady income from the woodshop and recycling efforts, plus $14,000 from the SB40 grant, to give NOCOMO a profitable month. Lawyer also believed that the annual audit had gone well and is anticipating the audit packets at the September meeting.

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    Mozingo board hears update on lake, junior golf course

     The Mozingo Advisory Board met August 18 to hear updates from city staff on Mozingo Lake Recreation Park and the junior golf course.

    Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland informed the board that Tom Watson toured the junior golf course being developed at Mozingo and was happy with the progress being made and suggested a few alterations to the design of some of the hole layouts. Heiland said the irrigation system should be installed in the next couple of weeks after the grading is complete.

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    Maryville Chamber director announces resignation

     The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melanie Smith has notified the board of directors that she has accepted a position with Northwest Missouri State University and will be leaving August 29.

    “I have enjoyed my time with chamber immensely and feel like we have accomplished a lot in the past year including increased membership and growth in sponsorship and participation of all of our events,” said Smith. “I have enjoyed meeting so many of our Chamber members and I plan to still be

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    Kawasaki throws a birthday bash

    Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Maryville, celebrated the facility’s 25th birthday with a three-day event, August 21-23. A Thursday event honored employees, then Kawasaki leadership recognized their customers, suppliers and Maryville area officials on Friday. On Saturday, the manufacturing plant opened its doors to the community for tours.

    Over 1,100 employees, working three shifts, produce 400 engines daily with an engine coming off the line every 55 seconds on the day shift. The 796,699-square-foot factory, which has grown 11 times,

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    Library recognizes summer readers

     The Maryville Public Library recently finished its 2014 Summer Reading Program in which 442 local kids participated. Kids earned prizes based on how much time they spent reading over the summer. Teens earned chances to win prizes based on how many pages they read.

    A total of 192 kids were in the PreReaders category. They earned prizes based on how many minutes a parent or grandparent spent reading with them. Top family readers in this category were Elizabeth

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    Meet the Bearcats scrimmage set for Thursday

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:28 pm

     The Northwest Missouri State University football team will hold it’s annual Meet the Bearcats Green and White scrimmage at 6:30 pm, Thursday, August 28 at Bearcat Stadium.

    Fans will have an opportunity to meet the

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    The major college football season is fast approaching. The FBS or Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division IA) consists of 128 teams that have been known as ‘Major College’ through the years. These teams garner nationwide attention throughout

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    Local golf enthusiast meets with golf legend

    Posted August 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Orville Heywood, Maryville golfer, met with the legend Tom Watson on August 18 to visit and enjoy lunch. Tom Watson’s firm is the developing firm of the Mozingo Junior Golf Course, which is under construction and is located northeast

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    Oldest community in county founded in 1859

    Posted August 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    First known as Brownville and then later Jacksonville, the community located in southwestern Nodaway County was officially called Graham in 1859, so named after Maryville resident and postmaster Amos Graham. It was incorporated in 1871.

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