NNL 20: A weekly newspaper that focuses on the entire county

Posted April 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

By Jacki Wood

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

After working for many years as a journalist in Nodaway County, and being a native to the community, Kay Wilson recognized a need for a strong, local trusted news source.

So in March 1996, with a small team surrounding her, Wilson published the first edition of the Nodaway News Leader.

“A weekly newspaper with the news focus of all the county’s elementary and secondary schools and county government, along with other tax-supported quasi-government agencies, was the ticket,” Wilson, publisher/owner, said.

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    Local cutler teams up with TV celebrity in knife-making, marketing

    Since he was a kid, North Nodaway graduate Tyler Turner had a big interest in fabricating things with metal and welding. That interest sent him to the Missouri Welding Institute and into a career as a welder. Back home on his family’s Hopkins farm, Turner has been making custom knives through his business, Turner Knife & Tool.

    Wanting to expand his market, Turner reached out to longtime friend, DJ Merrill, who made contact with television personality and former Green

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