Grand jury convenes

Posted July 25, 2014 at 5:27 pm

 For the first time in over 30 years, a grand jury was convened in Nodaway County on July 23.

Fourth District Circuit Court Presiding Judge Roger Prokes made the jury selection from a field of 18; five males and seven females were chosen. He also named alternates upon the convening of the group. After extensive instructions concerning their ability to keep in confidence all that takes place during their service and the selection of a foreperson to lead them, Prokes excused himself. A court reporter or clerk will be provided by the prosecutor.

The grand jury will serve for six months. The grand jury’s purpose is to investigate cases brought to them by Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice for the possibility of criminal activity and through

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    Humane Society adoption event is cancelled for this weekend

     Due to unforeseen circumstances, the New Nodaway Humane Society city-wide adoption event has been cancelled for this weekend.

    The animal shelter will still have half-off adoptions from noon to 4 pm, Saturday, July 26. The shelter is located at 829 South Depot, Maryville and the phone number is 660.562.3333.


    Christensen sees value in first-time pageant experience

    Citing as one of her reasons why she wanted to do a pageant, Zoey Christensen said, “Fred at Hy-Vee said I should be in a pageant.”

    Whether this encouragement from Fred Mares or the experience of being Little Miss Nodaway County when she was five, Zoey, now 11, has always wanted to do a pageant.

    This year, Zoey, daughter of Jeff and Linda Christensen, Maryville, competed in the Missouri State Pre-Teen

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    Krazy Quilters host ‘Bed Turning’

    The old-time social event dubbed a “Bed Turning” was narrated by Ruth Wake, beginning with three of her tiny doll quilts during the Nodaway County Fair.

    A story or history about each quilt shown was given. An anniversary double wedding ring quilt with 1,963 hand-cut pieces was the first large quilt shown. Vickie Strong’s official signature quilt was next. This particular quilt was signed in Washington, DC, by George W. Bush and other officials.

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    August 2014 Election
    Roger Parshall: 'experience creating jobs'

    This is the third in a series of articles highlighting the four Republican candidates running for the State Representative – District 1 office.

    Tarkio resident Roger Parshall feels like it’s been a long time since there’s been a leader with 20 years of experience creating jobs in the district.

    “We need leaders who understand what it takes to create, run and grow a business,” Parshall said.

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    Mozingo board hears update on lake’s master plan

    RDG Planning and Design architect Hans Klein-Hewitt explained to members of the Mozingo Advisory Board and city staff the company’s drafted master plan during the July 21 meeting. The group heard short and long-term plans for the park as well as ways to improve the current amenities.

    Ideas included redevelopment of each boat ramp with enhancements, new visitor center/ maintenance building that is centralized on the lake property, improvements to the flag point and additional signage and a possible lodge and convention

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    77th Pickering Horse Show features special entertainment on August 1

     This year’s Pickering Lion’s Club Pickering Horse Show has added attractions this year of the gentle giants of a six-horse hitch from Loomis Farms, Afton, IA, a bounce house and the Dixie Cadillacs performance, all for the first evening’s entertainment

    On August 1, beginning at 6 pm, Loomis Farms will thrill the crowd with their six Belgian horses. Then after the horse pull, the Dixie Cadillacs will take the audience down memory lane. There will also be a bounce house

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    Josh the Otter and local health center team up to give water safety tips

    “When it is hot and swimmin’ weather, it’s fun when we can float together… Learn to Float. Learn to Float.” The song, “Learn to Float” is part of a children’s book called, “Josh the Baby Otter: A tale promoting water safety for children” that is designed to teach the young to stay away from water unless they are with an adult and learn to float and/or swim before playing in the water. The Maryville Community has identified Josh the Otter as an effective way to prevent drownings in early childhood.

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    Post office official reports from headquarters

    Over 30 citizens including several small business representatives, who depend on the Barnard Post Office to send out their mail and receive mail, were anxious to hear of the US Postal Services new plans to reduce office hours. Kelly J. Chaney, accounts manager of finance programs compliance, told the crowd that Barnard has been selected to have only four hours of customer service operation daily, 8 am to 12 pm. The Saturday hours of 8:30 to 10 am will remain. She also gave the results of the 338 surveys

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    Local girl named third runner-up in Miss Outstanding Teen Pageant

     Maryville High School student, Debrielle Patee-Merrill, recently competed at the Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen Pageant in Mexico, where she was chosen as the third runner-up for the title of Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen. Patee-Merrill was crowned Miss Audrain’s Outstanding Teen 2014 on November 9, 2013.

    As Miss Audrain’s Outstanding Teen, Patee-Merrill competed against 21 other regional title holders for the title of Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen 2014. Arriving in Mexico on June 2, Patee-Merrill finalized her preparation for the pageant

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    NW All-Star team takes second at state

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    A NW All-Start team took second place at the July 18-20, Missouri state tournament. The team is front: Johnny Carlson, Chet Spire, Spencer Weir, Cameron Watson, Shey Cooper; back: Coach Victor West, Korbin Koch, Rowdy West, Trey

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted July 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Summer is the time to swim for most of us. College swimmers, on the other hand, train year round. Access to indoor swimming facilities is more common in the north and suburban areas, resulting in the swimming

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    The 85th Annual Major League Baseball All-Star game will be held Tuesday, July 15. This week’s map of Major League Baseball All-Star players over the past 10 years, a total of 280 players, is based upon where

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    Trojanettes team wins in Columbia

    Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Trojanettes 10U team went undefeated and brought home another championship trophy from the Show-Me Shootout in Columbia June 21-22. The Trojanettes have finished first in its last two tournaments. The team is front: Aubrey Watkins, Shaley

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    This map displays the hometowns of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team. Team USA is made up of players from throughout the country as well as four players who were born overseas to at least one

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  • Wind: NW at 4 mph
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