Month: February

Visiting Writers Series to feature fiction author

UPDATE: Canceled due to the weather. Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature and Writing will host fiction author Jennifer Latham to continue its 2018-19 Visiting Writers Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 pm on Wednesday, February 20 in the JW Jones Student Union Living Room.

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Knights of Columbus sponsors annual youth tourney

The Maryville Knights of Columbus #1339 hosted its annual youth basketball tournament on January 19 for fifth and sixth grade boys and girls at the Maryville Community Center. Nine girls teams and seven boys teams participated in this year’s event and 95 percent of the officials were all local volunteers. The concession stand was run

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Health sciences course offers varied, new experiences for students

By Kathryn Rice To support the growing interests of high school students in the healthcare profession, the Health Sciences class at the Northwest Technical School has increased the courses of study available, including veterinary science. In its third year, Health Science Instructor Bing Boettner said the program has grown from one student the first year,

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Northwest community mourning student’s passing

Northwest Missouri State University is mourning today after learning of the passing of one of its students. Lonnae Young, a junior psychology major from Lee’s Summit died unexpectedly this morning at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. An autopsy is planned. Young was a resident assistant on the second floor of Dieterich Hall and

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Maryville council meets to approve monthly financials

The Maryville City Council held a brief meeting on February 12 to authorize the city’s financial proceedings. The meeting was due to a cancelation of the regularly scheduled February 11 meeting. Other city business for the council to consider was held over to the next regular meeting, Monday, February 25.

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Geography with Goudge

The Bearcat men’s basketball team is ranked first in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) rankings. This proportional symbol map indicates that the core or heartland of basketball runs from the Northeast through the Carolinas. The Bearcats are the only undefeated men’s team across all divisions of basketball.  They have four remaining conference games

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Dougan selected as Northeast Nodaway superintendent

The Northeast Nodaway R-V Board of Education selected Brenda Dougan as the 2019-20 school superintendent and she will begin her duties on July 1. Dougan has been in education for 26 years with 12 years in administration. She has been employed at Ridgeway R-V since 2014 and is currently serving as superintendent. She has a

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BJ council talks spring street improvements

The Burlington Jct. City Council gathered around the map during its February 12 meeting to look at the possible streets for spring and summer improvements. Mayor Justin Plymell and council members recognized the street crew for their snow plowing efforts. Also noted was the Nodaway Township crew for their hauling away of snow from town.

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Automotive technology conforms to advances in field

By Kathryn Rice With technological advances being built into the items consumers buy, Northwest Technical School’s automotive technology class has incorporated the tech needed to repair today’s vehicles. Steve Holtman, instructor, explained some of the new machines and tools available for his students’ learning experiences. The newest machine uses computerized alignment with a camera-targeted system

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West Nodaway hires Mitch Barnes as 6-12 principal

The West Nodaway Board of Education selected Mitch Barnes as the 6-12 principal for the 2019-20 school year during its February 7 meeting. Barnes is currently serving as 7-12 principal at Braymer School District, a position he has held for 10 years. Also at Braymer, he served as K-12 principal and interim superintendent. Originally from Trenton,

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