Month: March

Jefferson claims state title in historic final season as Eagles

By Brent Johnson For the fifth time in school history, the Jefferson boys took home a state basketball championship. The Eagles, making their first Final Four appearance since 2011, knocked off Dora, 75-65, to claim the 2019 MSHSAA Class 1 Title on March 9 at JQH Arena in Springfield. Strong starts were a recurring theme

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Saint Joseph Symphony presents Myths, Monsters, Faeries & Fantasies

The Saint Joseph Symphony presents the Myths, Monsters, Faeries & Fantasies concert at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 16 at the historic Missouri Theater in St. Joseph. The table is set for an extraordinary feast. What is on the menu? Mendelssohn’s enchanted overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Eve,” the haunting house spirit of Anatoly Lyadov’s “Kikimora,” Zoltán

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Museum hosts Irish Luncheon

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum from 11 am to 1 pm, Saturday, March 16 at the Irish Luncheon. The menu will be Irish stew, red cabbage and corned beef, Irish soda bread, relishes, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages three to 12; under

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NOCOMO board discusses weather effect on production, meeting times

The NOCOMO Board of Directors were finally able to meet on February 26. The meeting had been postponed three times because of snowstorms. The sheltered workshop’s late starts and no work days correspond with Maryville R-II and the workshop had missed several days. Altogether, Manager Nicki Samson said there had been 14 altered work days

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Nodaway-Holt BOE

The Nodaway-Holt R-VII Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on February 27 to handle the following school district business: In closed session, the board extended contracts for the 2020-21 school year to Elementary Principal Shawn Emerson and High School Principal Mike Hollingsworth. Katelyn Holmes was hired as ag instructor and Blakely Deal

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NTS FBLA students place in top 10

Northwest Technical School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter was scheduled to attend district competition on February 8 at Northwest Missouri State University. But the competition was cancelled due to weather, so the students placed based on their prejudged scores for all events. FBLA competition provides students who are interested in business the chance to

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South Nodaway to offer computer science courses through Amazon

South Nodaway High School is now part of the Amazon Future Engineer program and will receive funding from Amazon to start offering computer science classes to students during the 2019-20 school year. South Nodaway is one of over 1,000 high schools currently signed up for the national program aimed at making computer science accessible to

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McDowell receives exemplary principal award

Northeast Nodaway Principal/Interim Superintendent Jason McDowell was awarded the 2019 Missouri Exemplary New Principal from the northwest region on March 4. This award is given by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MASEP). To be eligible for this award, candidates have to be a principal in their second or third year of service. McDowell

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