Great Northwest Days event sees more senators at annual reception

Posted April 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Nodaway County crew gathered during the Mardi Gras reception at the Great Northwest Days at the Capitol on April 7-8, with State Representative Mike Thomson and State Senator Brad Lager. The reception saw more senators than previous years come to the festivities. The annual event brings citizens and leaders from the 17 Northwest Missouri counties to lobby legislators and department leaders.


    Pickering replaces council member

     During the April 7 Pickering City Council meeting, the council voted to replace Member Jennifer Wray, who has moved outside the city limits.

    Two Pickering residents expressed interest in serving out the remainder of Wray’s term, Angie Ingels and Kenny Graham.

    The council moved into closed session to determine who should be the new council member. Upon returning to open session, City Clerk Milt Sovereign

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    Maryville Optimist Club challenges students to Pay it Forward

    St. Gregory’s seventh grade students who participated were front: Mackenzie Spire, Caroline Morley, Kamryn Gastler; back: Sean Ottman, Mason Walk, Brenden Ware, Chase Newberry and Justin Martin.

     St. Gregory’s seventh grade class is once again partnering with the Maryville Optimist Club to Pay it Forward.

    The class of nine students was given $45, that is $5 per student, by the Optimist Club with the challenge to develop a plan of action to make their

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    Bearcat football players clean courthouse lawn

    The Bearcat football team worked on April 5 to clean the landscape area of the Nodaway County Courthouse lawn. Larry Wickersham of Complete Outdoor Services, Maryville, supervised the activity and provided the black mulch.


    NOCOMO beginnings were choregraphed by two leaders

    Editor’s note: This is the second article about two individuals who have been instrumental in the development of NOCOMO Industries.

    NOCOMO Industries, Nodaway County’s sheltered workshop, has offered employment to individuals with disabilities for over 40 years.

    The commitment to improving the quality of life for these individual, is exemplified by two people who were involved from the beginning. The two came from opposite environments, one as the parent of a down

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    Lobdell case shines light on castle doctrine

     Missouri’s castle doctrine, the expanded self-defense law, was passed in 2007.

    But two pieces of legislation filed this year in Missouri could change the law, one by Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, R-Carrollton, would expand homeowner’s rights and one by Rep. Randy Dunn, D-Kansas City, could weaken the law.

    Under the doctrine, people who encounter an intruder in their homes, vehicles or on their property have the right to use reasonable force, including deadly force, without the fear

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    Taking the Plunge: Thousands jump in for Landon Shaw

     By now, you’ve probably heard about the Plunge for Landon, the challenge to raise funds for Tarkio baby Landon Shaw by plunging into a cold body of water and posting the video on Facebook.

    In the week and a half since it began, the idea has gone viral.

    Congressman Sam Graves, Rep. Mike Thomson and Northwest President John Jasinski all took the plunge as did St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Jason Motte.

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    April 8 election results: Maryville R-II bond, County tax issues pass; new faces to serve

     A little over 21 percent of Nodaway County registered voters cast their ballots in the Municipal Election on April 8, selecting new school board members, city positions and deciding the fate of a couple of issues.

    Voters approved the Maryville R-II $10.25 million bond issue with 67 percent of the vote — 1,235 yes votes to 599 no votes. The bond will be used to build a new performing arts center and auxiliary gym at the high school and a new kitchen and cafeteria at

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    NNL holds first-ever photo contest

     The Nodaway News Leader announces their first-ever photo contest.

    “Photography is a big part of the newspaper’s life,” said Kay Wilson, publisher-owner. “We strive constantly to provide blue ribbon pictures on the NNL pages and we would like to honor those who also work to achieve the ultimate photo.”

    The entry submission deadline is May 31. The NNL is requesting 8×10 photo submissions

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    Tjeerdsma selected to South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame

     Northwest Missouri State Director of Athletics Mel Tjeerdsma has been selected for induction into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.

    The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 12, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event will begin with a social hour at 4:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6 pm and the program at 7 pm. Tickets are available for $40 by calling Dakota Sports in Sioux Falls, 605.332.2131.

    “Being selected for induction

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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.

    Hounds suffer season, home opener loss

    Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Fifth inning pitcher Alex Catterson attempts to make a play at home after a wild pitch allows the third base runner to advance to home to make the game 15-3 in the top of the fifth. Maryville would

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