Geography with Goudge

“The Bearcat men’s basketball team is currently ranked 2nd in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Rankings with a 15-1 record. They will begin a three-game home stand by hosting Missouri Western this weekend at Bearcat Arena.  This proportional symbol map displays the #1 ranked Bellarmine Knights with the largest basketball in north central

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Who gives a hoot

Have a happy, healthy new year 2020! By Bob Bohlken Yes, I know that New Year’s Eve has come and gone, but I hope to give you some insight into the New Year Eve’s celebration from my perspective. Before the 1950s and the dawning of television and in some cases electricity in rural Nodaway County,

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Blay honored for 1000th point

West Nodaway junior Tyler Blay shot his 1,000th point during the January 7 game against the North Nodaway Mustangs. He was congratulated by this year’s coaches to his right, Cole Thompson, Cole Crawford, Brandon Phipps and last year’s coaches to his left; Kolton Jones and Dylan Hagey. Coach Phipps said, “Blay is one of the

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Pickering looks for council filings

At the January 6 meeting of the Pickering City Council, City Clerk Milt Sovereign announced one person has filed for alderman and one for mayor. There are two alderman positions and one mayoral position which will be in the April 7 election. Interested individuals may file for the positions from 9 am to 5:30 pm

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Hopkins to look at livestock

At the January 6 meeting, Mayor Kelly Morrison asked the Hopkins City Council aldermen to think about whether or not Hopkins needs a livestock ordinance. The city does not currently have a livestock ordinance and livestock is not covered under the current animal ordinance pertaining to dogs. The topic has been on the meeting agenda

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Items sought for DARE auction

The DARE auction and dinner will be on Saturday, April 4 at the St. Gregory School gym. Nodaway County DARE Officer Rick Smail is collecting items for the silent and live auctions to be held during the event.  The dinner and auction benefits all schools in the county, including Maryville. Businesses and individuals may donate

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Library’s Lego Club features robots

This month’s Maryville Public Library’s Lego Club will meet at 5:30 pm, Thursday, January 16. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade will explore the challenge of building robots. Children younger than eight should be accompanied by a caretaker. The library supplies the Legos. Registration is appreciated. For more information, contact the library at 660.582.5281.

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BJ council decides to work through options before taking action

On January 6, the Burlington Jct. City Council listened intently to officials from Public Water Supply of Nodaway County, commonly known as rural water, on their offer concerning the future of the town’s water plant. The meeting was not regularly scheduled; however several other items of business were attended to while the council met. The

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Filing to close for candidates

The following is a list of the seats that are up in April and the candidates who have filed to date: Jefferson BOE Seat is up: Laura Galbraith, Jeff Farnan, Travis Angle Filed to run: none. Maryville BOE Seat is up: Roger Baker, Jason Haer, Sean Wiedmaier Filed to run: Sean Wiedmaier, Jason Haer, Penni

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BJ Legion cancels supper

A fundraising supper which was to be held Friday, January 10 at the American Legion Hall in Burlington Jct., has been canceled due to the projected inclement weather forecast.

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