Pickering requests citizens to mow ditches

At the August 3 meeting, the Pickering City Council discussed the need for residents to mow their properties including the ditches because the city doesn’t have the personnel nor the money to do this. Concern was also expressed about small children playing in the streets after dark. Motorists speed through town and all the aldermen

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Hopkins passes resolution to apply for sewer grant

The Hopkins City Council approved a resolution to allow City Clerk Dee O’Riley to apply for a Missouri Department of Natural Resources Rural Sewer Grant which could pay for up to 50 percent of the lagoon project. The grant is awarded on a first come, first served basis as long as the project qualifies and

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Punkin Show brings out Skidmore residents

The second year of the revamped Skidmore Punkin Show took place July 31 and August 1 with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Geraldine and Marvin Sumy were named the grand marshals of the 2020 parade. The Sumys have been residents of Skidmore since 1959. They were the owners of Sumy Oil Company until July 10,

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Two positive COVID-19 cases reported

Nodaway County Health Department Administrator, Tom Patterson, announces two individuals residing in Nodaway County, Missouri have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  There are now 186 confirmed cases for Nodaway County; all 186 cases have had a positive test and are only counted once in the case count.  One hundred fifty individuals are no

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Maryville head policeman honored for service

R. Keith Wood kneels inside the new public safety facility after the structure was named in his honor, August 3. He retired from Maryville Public Safety after 43 years, serving as the director for 31 of those years. Later in the day, he was honored with a reception at Mozingo Conference Center where Maryville City

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Jefferson holds county’s final 2020 graduation

The final Nodaway County high school held its graduation ceremony, August 1. The Jefferson 2020 class graduated in the high school gym. Eight of the 10 class members wait in the wings for the ceremony to begin. They are Chase Farnan, Zachary Stoll, Ashley Mattson, Dalton Luke, Megan Galbraith, Triston Holtman, Steven Chor and Lacy

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Two positive COVID cases reported

Nodaway County Health Department Administrator, Tom Patterson, announces two individuals residing in Nodaway County, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There are now 184 confirmed cases for Nodaway County; all 184 cases have had a positive test and are only counted once in the case count. One hundred forty-four individuals are no longer

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August 4, 2020

Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker called the meeting of the Nodaway County Commission to order at the commissioner’s office. In attendance: Walker, Bob Stiens and Chris Burns, associate commissioners, and Melinda Patton, county clerk. Stiens made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion passed. Burns made a motion to approve prior commission minutes

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Ismael Torres-Vega

Ismael Torres-Vega, 50, Hopkins, died  Monday, August 3, 2020. He was born April 3, 1970, in Empalme Sonora, Mexico to Roberto and Mercedes Vega Torres. On January 29, 2000, he married Jennifer “Tootie” Riley in Hopkins. Mr. Torres-Vega’s body has been cremated under the care of Price Funeral Home, Maryville. A memorial service will be held

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Five new cases of COVID-19 reported

Nodaway County Health Department Administrator, Tom Patterson, announces five individuals residing in Nodaway County, Missouri have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  There are now 182 confirmed cases for Nodaway County; all 182 cases have had a positive test and are only counted once in the case count.  One hundred twenty-nine individuals are no

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