By Jacki Wood More than 40 percent of teachers quit teaching within their first five years citing lack of administrative support, low salaries, accountability pressures, lack of advancement opportunities and working conditions. My dad was a teacher for 35 years, my husband for 15, and my aunt, cousins and several friends also teach. I’ve covered
By Jacki Wood Vengeance. “Punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense; retribution” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). #Vengeance. Motto for the Maryville Spoofhounds football team as it begins the 2019 season. Playing with a vengeance should lead to plenty of the same success fans have seen over the last eight years under the direction of head
By Jacki Wood The South Holt/Nodaway-Holt football team will look to its youth for success in the 2019 season after the Spartans went 5-6 overall and 4-4 in conference action last year. They will once again be led by head coach Josh Petersen and assisted by Cody Hasekamp. “We have a lot of players stepping
By Jacki Wood After winning the 8-man state championship in 2017 and finishing as runners-up in 2018, the Worth County Tigers will see a much younger and inexperienced team as they enter the 2019 season. But head coach Chris Healy doesn’t want that to be a factor in what his team can accomplish. Instead, they
By Jacki Wood Despite going winless last year, North-West Nodaway head football coach Anthony Christian remains optimistic for the season ahead. “Last season was a little rough for us,” Christian said, of the North Nodaway and West Nodaway co-op now in its sixth year. “We were 0-10; however, we got better each game. I am
By Jacki Wood The Platte Valley football team returns a trio of upperclassmen who will lead the co-op of South Nodaway and Jefferson athletes. Head coach Cree Beverlin said Dalton Luke, Patrick O’Connor and Vincent Holtman will be the team leaders as they enter the 2019 season and the eighth year of the football co-op.
To close or clear an alley? This question was posed to the Clearmont City Council August 20 meeting when Donovan Harris, the new owner of the Beulah West property at 315 South Pine, requested a decision. Harris, accompanied by his father, Steve, reported there are KCP&L utility poles, a fence and a shed in the
This week, KCP&L and Westar Energy will launch a customer education campaign to introduce the companies’ new brand name, Evergy. The campaign highlights the utility’s continued focus on the communities it serves. “While our name has changed, our character has not. We remain committed to stabilizing prices for our customers and remaining deeply involved in
Nodaway County’s Pat Spire was recently recognized at the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame Ceremony during the Missouri State Fair at State Fair Community College, Sedalia. For the event, she was joined by Nodaway County YPA Dana Rae Auffert; Patty and Ed Spire and Doug and Stephanie Spire, sons and daughters-in-law; and Trudy Kinman, friend.
The Northwest Missouri State University football team will hold its annual Meet the Bearcats Green and White Scrimmage on Thursday, August 29 at Bearcat Stadium. Fans will have an opportunity to meet the seniors and get autographs beginning at 4:45 pm The autograph session will last until approximately 5:30 pm. At that time, fans are welcome