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Schools adapt, adopt programs to tutor

Posted March 27, 2015 at 7:45 pm

This is the last of a series about tutoring programs in our area schools.

To give students one-on-one assistance with learning, area schools have had to adopt and adapt programs to meet the tutoring needs.

At Nodaway-Holt R-VII, the school district is in the first year of the A+ Program. The program benefits both high school and elementary students.

According to the Missouri Department of Higher Education, the A+ Schools Program is a legislated, statewide reform effort that offers a framework and incentives for providing quality education for all students in Missouri. To participate in the A+ program, high school students must:

• Maintain an overall

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    Community, district meet new Maryville superintendent

    Newly selected superintendent at Maryville for the 2015-16 school year, Becky Albrecht, talks with district staff at the March 19 meet and greet. Albrecht and members of her family were present to meet district staff and members of the community. Albrecht will begin her duties as Maryville superintendent July 1.

    Kawasaki tax plan to be finalized at March 30 Maryville council meeting

     Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel and Nodaway County Economic Development Director Josh McKim addressed the Nodaway County Commission, assessor, treasurer-collector and county clerk on March 20 giving the taxing details of the Kawasaki expansion project.

    Maryville Mayor Renee Riedel and Polk Township Zoning Officer Eric Couts were also present.

    The duo had met earlier with the Maryville School District’s Board of Education to explain the tax plan for the $25.5

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    Nixon signs disaster bill, allows some county relief

     On March 19, Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 16, the disaster recovery supplemental budget bill for Fiscal Year 2015.

    The bill provides additional appropriation authority to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to reimburse local communities through federal funds for local recovery and hazard mitigation projects. Since exhausting the current appropriation amount in January, SEMA has already received requests for reimbursement for over 200 projects totaling $36.5 million.

    Nodaway County and many of the county’s townships

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    Grants add tutoring programs to school

    This is the second in a series about tutoring programs in our area schools.

    West Nodaway Elementary and Eugene Field Elementary are both recipients of 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants. The schools are in the third year of the five-year grant.

    According to the Missouri State Department of Secondary and Elementary Education website, dese.org: “After school programs incorporate a strong partnership of school, family and community members that collaboratively

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    Northwest, Integrated Animal Health partner at CIE building

    Representatives of Northwest Missouri State University and Integrated Animal Health Inc. (IAH) gathered March 16 at the University’s Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to formally announce their agreement to collaborate on animal health research. Those officials present were Rod Barr, chair of Northwest’s department of agricultural sciences; Northwest Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet; Dr. Blake Hawley, president and chief executive officer of IAH’s American operations; Rob Neely, founder and chief executive officer of IAH; and Shane Svenson, Australian chairman of the board for IAH. IAH

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    Area 8th graders experience County Government Day

    Eighth graders from Maryville Middle School and St. Gregory’s listen as Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice takes them through scenarios involving the court system in Nodaway County. The annual County Government Day is sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliaries.

    According to Catherine Auffert, co-chairperson along with Arlene Masters, eighth graders from South Nodaway, Jefferson, North Nodaway and West Nodaway were divided into groups to visit the other county offices.

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    Oak Pointe welcomes first-ever residents

     Construction is complete on Oak Pointe in Maryville, a new senior living community located at 817 South Country Club Road. Now the community is preparing to welcome its first residents at the end of the month.

    Oak Pointe is expecting a total of 25 residents who made pre-deposits on apartments during the construction phase to move in between late March and early April.

    Kim Florea, RN, executive director at Oak Pointe, said,

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    Hayden Mildward awarded top regional speller, advances

     In his fourth year spelling bee competition, Maryville Middle School student Hayden Mildward not only won the school and county spelling bee, but was the top speller at the regional bee.

    The regional champion spot has landed him a trip to Washington, DC, during the Memorial Day weekend to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    “It was exciting,” Mildward said. “I would say I enjoy preparing for the competitions but I

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    MMS transitions into Leader In Me school role model

     While still in its first year of the Leader In Me program, Maryville Middle School received its first opportunity March 13 to be a role model school for another district.

    Camdenton Middle School, a district of approximately 4,500 students, was directed to Maryville by the Missouri Leader In Me representative as a model school to visit.

    “It was humbling to know they thought we were doing that well with our students,” MMS

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    Northeast Nodaway baseball loses home opener

    Posted March 24, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Northeast Nodaway closing pitcher, Max Giesken, hurls the ball in the top of the fourth against the Mid-Buchanan Dragons. The Bluejays would suffer a 4-20 loss to the Dragons in the March 23 home/season opener for Northeast Nodaway. Giesken

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted March 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    March Madness is upon us. This proportional symbol map displays the NCAA Division I basketball teams that have amassed the highest finishes over the past five years. The largest symbols include Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, Louisville and Wisconsin.

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted March 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    The per capita production of collegiate men’s wrestlers by high school is another good example of a regional sport. In this case, it’s the northern half of the country that dominates. There are 77 Division I wrestling

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    Bulls ready for 2015 season

    Posted March 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Jake Wisenski makes a catch over the stretched out hands of his teammate, Colby Pankau, during practice March 6. The Nodaway County Bulls, a semi-professional 8-man team, is in their second year as a program and begin their season

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