Megan Dennis and Samantha Raasch organized the second annual Compassion Drive which cumulated in the distribution of 150 personal care item packages on December 19. There were 50 bags each for men, women and children and other items passed out to those in need this holiday season. The duo estimated the drive helped 200 people.
Lorene Kay Carr Brezo, 68, formerly of Corning, Bedford and Lenox, IA, died Monday, December 19, 2016, at Village Care Center, Maryville. No services are scheduled. Online condolences may be left at ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Ritchie Funeral Home, Bedford, IA.
The FFA officers and advisor, Megan Thacker, gave a presentation to the BOE about the group’s 2016 accomplishments. There was also an ag shop tour during which Thacker showed the BOE the new equipment purchased with an Enhancement Grant. Floors have been poured and doors have been received for the Guilford sports complex. When temperatures
The Nodaway-Holt School Board met in a regular meeting on December 19 to hire a new superintendent and conduct the following business: Jeff Blackford was hired as the 2017-18 superintendent. During a recent tornado, the school boiler was damaged. Although insurance covered the cost of repairs at the time, currently, the boiler has been in
The Northeast Nodaway R-V school board met December 12 to hire a new superintendent and conduct the following business: Northeast Nodaway hired the school’s K-12 principal, Ken Grove, as its 2016-17 superintendent. Northeast Nodaway Librarian Kila Henry addressed the school board regarding the library program. She stated that library staff backs up data daily and
During their December 19 meeting, members of the Mozingo Advisory Board discussed ways to increase the use of the youth camp. Currently, the youth camp cabins have a 14 percent occupancy rate and the multipurpose building has an occupancy of 16 percent. Administration would like to see those numbers improve. As it stands, policies relating
Maryville Middle School students were tasked with developing a toy for an occupational therapist to use with a child who has cerebral palsy as part of the school’s Project Lead the Way curriculum. The discovery lab class taught by Becky Wynne focuses on the engineering process, problem solving and critical thinking through hands-on activities. Students
By Christina Rice Maryville Public Safety Sergeant Rick Smail will begin a new career adventure in February 2017. Smail is retiring from Maryville Public Safety (MPS) after 28 years and is joining the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department. Smail joined MPS on December 26, 1988, after serving as a reserve officer for three months. His brother
Jeff Blackford has been named Nodaway-Holt’s new superintendent. He will take over the position on July 1, 2017, following the resignation of the current superintendent, Karma Coleman. Blackford, originally from Hopkins, earned his specialist in education from Northwest Missouri State University in 2010 and earned his doctoral in education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Tammy Dickinson, United States attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a Maryville man who is a registered sex offender was sentenced December 19 in federal court on charges related to child pornography. Edward Grimes, 58, Maryville, was sentenced by US Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 19 years in federal prison without parole.