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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    Schieber makes an impact at Northwest with near-perfect game

     The former Jefferson Eagle turned Northwest Bearcat softball pitcher, Kendle Schieber, had a huge day March 27 during Northwest’s double-header wins over Lincoln University. The Bearcats won both games, 4-3 and 8-0, respectively.

    Topping her stats for the day was Schieber’s one-hit shutout against Lincoln in game two, striking out 14 consecutive batters before giving up the single hit of the game. The Northwest junior also hit 3-for-3 that day with four RBIs along with a game-one home run.

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