The holiday season is filled with traditions and customs involving plants, notes University of Missouri Extension Horticulturist David Trinklein. Mistletoe has a particularly rich history in European folklore, said Trinklein. In 18th-century England, people fashioned mistletoe into balls adorned with ornaments, ribbons and evergreens. Legend has it that kissing under a mistletoe ball would lead
Maryville Middle School announced the November Students of the Month at the all-school assembly on December 7. Two students in each grade are selected from nominations made by students and instructors. November’s students are: Kaitlyn Brown, seventh grade; Sam Offutt and Morgan Trimble, both eighth graders; Brody Shepherd, fifth grade; Matthew Beck, sixth grade; Colsen
The Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents meeting on December 13 was witnessed by a full gallery of staff and interested students. To lead off the lengthy agenda, the Regents conferred the student candidates for the December 14 commencement event. President Dr. John Jasinski reported there would be over 90 percent of the 400-plus
The New Nodaway Humane Society is offering half price adoptions on dogs, cats and kittens through December 30 at the animal shelter, 829 South Depot Street, Maryville. The fee includes spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchip and more. Excluded are puppies under six months and high profile pets. For more information, contact the shelter at 660.562.3333.
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will meet at 6 pm, Thursday, December 27 at the Nodaway County Senior Center, 1210 East First Street, Maryville. The topic for the meeting will be the decision to transition your loved one to long-term care. Caregivers around the area come together to provide support, become informed and find strength
Kelly Lee Wilcox, 56, Barnard, died Sunday, December 16, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Friday, December 21 at Barnard Christian Church, Barnard. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 pm, Thursday, December 20 at the church. Donations may be made to the Kelly Wilcox Memorial Fund at US Bank.
C. Wade Steele, 93, Des Moines, IA, and former longtime resident of Maryville, died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Mill Pond Care Center, Ankeny, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, December 19 at Bram Funeral Home, Maryville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 18,
Sarah Jane Fattig Hilton, 63, Maryville, died Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the Maryville Living Center, Maryville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 19 at the First Baptist Church, Maryville. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date in the Isadora Cemetery, Grant City. Memorials may be
The Nodaway County Commissioners squelched the hopes of several officeholders to receive a four percent salary increase with a report from their attorney. The salary commission was called by Circuit Clerk Elaine Wilson, as state statute required, on December 13. Present were Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker, Associate Commissioners Chris Burns and Bob Stiens, County Clerk
The Nodaway-Holt basketball teams hosted East Atchison on December 14 and came up short in both games. The girls lost 39-73 and the boys lost 29-77. Sophomore Brilyn DeVers speeds past his defender. He was the leading scorer for the Trojans with 18 points.