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MoDOT announces 2018 projects

Several highway construction projects are planned across Northwest Missouri during the 2018 construction season. These projects, administered by the MoDOT Northwest District, range from resurfacing to bridge reconstruction to safety improvements. With more than 35 projects planned to begin this season, the department is making an investment of more than $64 million to infrastructure improvements

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Thornton plans design for Nodaway County Sheriff’s sign

Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong admires the Nodaway County Sheriff’s sign designed and programed for a plasma cutter by Nodaway-Holt senior Derick Thornton. DARE Officer Rick Smail commissioned five signs after seeing the work done by Thornton on a plasma cut sign for the state DARE officers association. The signs will be placed in the

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Area youth design businesses

Fourth grade student Jarrett Holmes and second grade student Jaclyn Holmes, children of Jared and Holly Holmes, present their business plan for Pedlar Creek Dog Treats to Amy Klaas, owner of Pagliai’s, who gave them advice during the Maryville Public Library youth business fair entrepreneur work night. Area youth have been challenged to design their

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Joint 911 center talks begin again with Maryville, county

Nodaway County Commissioners Chris Burns, Bill Walker and Bob Stiens met with Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel, Maryville Police Chief Keith Wood and Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong during their meeting January 17 to discuss the possibility of creating a joint 911 call center. The center would include the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, Maryville Public

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Filing ends for BOE, city council seats

The filing period for a board of education or city council seat in the April 3 general municipal election ended January 16. The following is a list of those who filed: • Jefferson – two seats available – Danny Collins and Jared McQueen • Maryville – two seats available – Frank Grispino and Elaine Wilson

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Citizens Bank becomes senior center angel

The Nodaway County Senior Center recently received a $200 donation from Citizens Bank and Trust, 105 North Main, Maryville, for the center’s angel program. The program is providing meals to Nodaway County seniors who otherwise couldn’t afford the warm, nutritional meals provided by the center. The donation included $50 directly from the employees. “Citizens Bank

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Maryville Fire Department purchases grain bin rescue equipment

The Maryville Fire Department was recently able to purchase several pieces of equipment to aid in rescuing individuals trapped inside of grain bins or other confined spaces. In December, the department was awarded $5,761.81 from the Gladys Rickard Charitable Trust to purchase the much-needed supplies. They were able to get a rescue wall, called a

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Maryville council looks at options to fix water situation

Steve Guthrie, IA/MO regional manager of PeopleService, Inc., addressed the Maryville City Council members during their January 8 meeting, updating them on the drinking water situation which began emitting foul tasting water on November 22. Because the weather has been so warm this year, it created more algae blooms than normal – this has been

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Christmas calendar

December 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary mass, 8 am and 7 pm, St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Maryville. 44th annual Yuletide Feaste, 6:30 pm, also on Saturday, December 9, JW Jones Student Union. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $31.50 each. Check or cash may be used in Room 101 of

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Unique, thoughtful Christmas presents are at NNL

Looking for something unique and thoughtful for family members and friends on your Christmas gift list? The Nodaway News Leader has an assortment of books by local authors suitable for all ages and all proceeds go directly to the authors. Books recommended for children are: “Isabelle’s Search for God” by Sherry Nieting; “The Boy who

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