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Tractor cruise celebrates 10th

Posted July 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The 10th annual Heart of America Tractor Cruise occurred June 27, beginning and ending at Northwest Missouri State University. Covering a 58-mile route, the cruise traveled through Ravenwood, Conception and Stanberry. One hundred forty tractors were in the cruise. The money raised by the event goes to children’s charities in Northwest Missouri. These are Camp Encourage, Muscular Dystrophy Camp, Special Olympics of Northwest Missouri and the Abrielle Neff Foundation.

Top right: Grace and Luke Fields ride in style on a 1953 Farmall Super M tractor, driven by their dad, Rodney Fields. The ride is generational with several extended families taking part in the event.

Tyler and Tayton Kirsch sit on Uncle Justin’s tractor before the start of

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    Pickering hosts rabies vaccine clinic

     Pickering city leaders hosted a rabies vaccination clinic on June 27 with local veterinarian Dr. Gerald Myers attending to the animals who arrived.

    Alderman Carla Vore welcomed the citizens and their dogs to the event. She also was taking the registrations of the dogs with a free tag.

    “We thought we would get more dogs registered, it would be a lower cost for the vaccinations and more convenient if we hosted a

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    June food establishments inspections scrutinize handsink areas

     Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Public Health Specialist Tom Patterson reported on these food establishment inspections during June.

    Gray’s Restaurant, 22479 Highway 71, Maryville, medium priority

    Critical: None observed.

    Non Critical: Bowl used to dispense cheese, handle plate on two-door cooler in disrepair.

    HyVee Deli, 1217 South Main, Maryville,

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    NW Regents approve new health science school, budget

     Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents, during its regular meeting Friday, June 26, gave its approval to launch a School of Health Science and Wellness this fall that will prepare students to pursue graduate studies in health sciences as well as manage and provide preventative health and wellness care and services.

    “We reached this point through numerous discussions internally and with our regional partners and with the goal of meeting the needs of our students, region and a new, emerging national healthcare system,” Northwest

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    NNL 20: Tiffany Whipple, advertising design and sales

    Editor’s note: This is a series about the newspaper leading up to our 20th birthday.

    Tiffany Whipple began working at the Nodaway News Leader in 2005. Originally from Maryville, she currently resides near Pickering with her husband, Kevin, and their daughter, Sydney.

    She graduated from Maryville High School and Northwest Missouri State

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    102 Valley Bicycle Tour clocks 30 years, hundreds of miles

    The 30th Annual 102 Valley Bicycle Tour is happening at 9 am, Saturday, July 11 during the 127th Hopkins Picnic.

    The tour started as a race, when Rick Woldruff and Morris Peve, both of Hopkins, thought they would try one and see how it went, according to Woldruff. At the time there were several in the area including the Maryville’s Crank and Pedal Century Ride, one in Mt. Ayr, IA, and another in Lenox, IA. The 102 Valley Bicycle

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    Maryville Chamber purchases building

     The Maryville Chamber is on the move! As of May 2015, the Chamber board and staff took initiative and moved forward in seizing the opportunity to purchase the former Ross & Thomson Law Office Building located at 408 North Market Street.

    The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce has been at 423 North Market, where they have been renting property for over the past 25 years, with the Maryville License Bureau and Nodaway County Economic Development. As of June 30, the

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    Elmo celebrates Independence Day

    Addie Honan, five-year-old daughter of Nicki and Nathan Honan, Elmo, pedals as hard as she can in the Annual Elmo July 4th Celebration on June 27. Another event, the 5K run, saw 43 runners with Tanner Adkins, Elmo, taking first with a time of 21.31. There were 12 children participating the fun run.

    Center: Cheryl Adkins, Elmo, won first place in the bake-off with her raisin creme pie complete with a meringue top. The recipe comes from

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    West Nodaway grad publishes his first book

    A new young adult fantasy novel written by 2013 West Nodaway graduate Korbin Jones tells the story of Enoch, a young man who has been exceptionally blessed with the ability to manipulate the elements and his journey against the Cardinal and the Darkness.

    “Electus” is the first book written and published by Jones, a 20-year-old junior at Northwest Missouri State studying English and Spanish and the son of Kyle and Kathie Jones, Clearmont.

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    Knowles receives coveted Creighton scholarships

     Sara Knowles, a Maryville High School graduate and daughter of Mark and Tricia Knowles, was the recipient of the 2015-16 Clare Boothe Luce Scholar as well as the Clare Boothe Research Scholar for Knowles to continue her work and studies at Creighton University. The scholarships are for the upcoming school year through the Clare Boothe Luce Chair for Women in Science and are renewable.

    Knowles will be a junior this upcoming fall, majoring in biology with a minor in psychology.

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted June 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    The FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup is being played in Canada. This map displays the hometowns of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team. The team consists of 23 players, dominated by east and west coast states.

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    South Nodaway softball sees success

    Posted June 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    The South Nodaway 11U softball girls got second place in the recently held Jefferson Tournament.

    The South Nodaway team is front: Tina Turpin, Sierra Wiederholt, Madelyn Swinford,

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    Mozingo golf academy helps young golfers develop

    Posted June 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Older students in the golf academy spent time on the driving range, perfecting their grips, stance and form for long distance hits. The Mozingo Lake Youth Golf Academy is held each week and features approximately 160 kids eager to

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted June 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    The College World Series begins this weekend in Omaha. Looking at the champions from the past 40 years indicates the farther south a team is located, the greater their chances of winning the series. Oregon State is

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