Northwest enrollment breaks 7,000 mark, up 3.6%

Northwest Missouri State University has a total enrollment of 7,104 this fall, an increase of 3.6 percent from a year ago, according to results of the university’s fall census. The total headcount represents the third-highest enrollment in the institution’s history and its fourth above 7,000. Additionally, the university maintains a high retention rate with 76

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O’Riley returns to work at Hopkins City Hall

Hopkins City Clerk Dee O’Riley has returned to work and attended the October 7 city council meeting. She reported she is trying to catch the city up on paperwork. O’Riley is not able to work every day. She plans to write a letter to one of two nuisance ordinance complaints from the September meeting. One

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South Nodaway BOE

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on September 18 to handle the following school district business. Laurie Ringgold was hired as a cook for the school district. High School Principal Dustin Skoglund reported there are only four students in the academic lab because of grades. This is lower

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BJ council talk of financial concerns

The Burlington Jct. City Council opened the October 8 meeting with a financial report given by Angie Lightner, city secretary. Lightner reported $46,000 had been paid for street improvements and there is an upcoming $55,000 water plant payment due this month. Mayor Justin Plymell requested Lightner arrange for Joey McLiney, who is the town’s bonding

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on September 18 to handle the following school district business. Elizabeth Koontz was approved as a substitute teacher. After a presentation by members of the senior class, the board approved the senior class trip to Branson in May of 2020. The 2019-20

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County prosecutor to collect children’s coats

Bob Rice, Nodaway County prosecuting attorney, announced October 8 his office will be collecting gently-used and new coats for all ages in collaboration with the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Maryville Public Safety and several community stakeholders now through November 8. At the kickoff were Corporal Brad Maudlin with the Missouri State

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Northeast Nodaway BOE

The Northeast Nodaway R-V School Board meeting took place on September 19. The report of the health services program noted health screenings are done, preschoolers took epi-pen training, staff received flu shots and parents were able to get flu shots also during parent/teacher conferences. The assessment program report said the school is offering the ACT

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Jefferson BOE

The school board at Jefferson C-123 met September 18 to address agenda items.   Authorized the surplus property list that included technology material for salvage.   Approved the policy updates as recommended.   Renewed the paperless board meeting website through Web School Tools for five years at a cost of $2,500.   Reports   Tyler

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Toys for Tots begins collection

Today’s Civic Women (TCW) announced the beginning of the 35th Annual Toys for Tots of Nodaway County campaign. Toys For Tots of Nodaway County is one of TCW’s main service projects. The goal of the program is to ensure that children ages newborn to 12 years old have something under the Christmas tree.  In 2018, TCW provided

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Arthur Wilson

Arthur A. Wilson, 82, Lee’s Summit, formerly of Lenexa, KS, died Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Farewell services will be at 1 pm, Saturday, October 12 at Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends from 6 to 8 pm, Friday, October 11 at the funeral

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