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4-Her’s project brightens friend’s day

Posted July 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Exploring new learning adventures makes Nodaway County 4-H members loyal. Gunnar Grispino, 11-year-old son of Frank Jr and Susan, Maryville, is a prime example.

Gunnar, a Maryville Saddle 4-H Club member, has three projects this year in 4-H: entomology, goats and electricity. While goats, which he has had as a project for a couple of years, is his favorite, the electricity project opened a new learning experience for him.

He has made a new friend within the last year, Deryk Degase, a five-year-old boy who has spinal muscular atrophy. Degase, son of Aron and Chris Degase, Maryville, has to battle gravity to have any movement. Because of his condition, Susan, Gunnar’s mother who is an occupational therapist, make visits to Deryk’s

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    Von Behrens are fair parade’s grand marshals

    Fred Von Behren has spent years lining up the Nodaway County Fair Parade, which will begin at 9:30 am, Saturday, July 19.

    This year, however, he, along with his wife Sandi, will be riding at the beginning of the parade as this year’s grand marshals. The parade is sponsored by the Maryville Chamber Ambassadors.

    Due to construction for the 4th Street Improvement Project, the Fairadise under the Carnival Lights parade will

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