June 2, 2020

Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker called the meeting of the Nodaway County Commission to order at the commissioner’s office. In attendance: Bob Stiens, Chris Burns, associate commissioners; Walker 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 dated

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Two schools announce summer library hours

Two area schools, West Nodaway and Horace Mann Laboratory School, have announced summer library hours for students. Both schools have changed procedures due to precautions taken because of COVID-19. Horace Mann is continuing its library check-out system to support families with enrolled 2020-21 students reading at home. A Google form is available for families to

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NN selects Johnson as high school principal

North Nodaway R-VI recently selected Roger Johnson as the 2020-21 high school/middle school principal. Johnson has been in the education field for the past 27 years. He has a bachelors of art from Central College in Pella, IA and a masters in educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State University. He was an assistant principal, athletic

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‘No Hunger Summer’ returns to BJ

A No Hunger Summer feeding site for all children up to the age of 18 is opening at the United Methodist Church, Burlington Jct. The hours for the free grab and go meals are 11:30 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, starting Monday, June 1 and continuing through July 31. Adults may make a

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Community members organizing peaceful protest Saturday 

A group of local community members, led by Monica Zeigel, Natasha Samudzi and Cayla Vertreese, will come together at 3 pm Saturday on the east side of the Nodaway County Courthouse in Maryville to protest the circumstances surrounding the death of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis as the result of police

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May 28, 2020

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

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Two county schools have no-tax-increase questions on June 2 ballot

The Municipal Election slated originally in April, will be Tuesday, June 2 and will have a ballot question for South Nodaway and Northeast Nodaway school patrons. The two ballot issues are worded somewhat differently, however the language speaks to the continuation of a tax levy to improve the capital assets of the districts. Both will

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Mosaic leader reports no virus cases in hospital

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president Let me start this week’s column by saying thank you for taking COVID-19 seriously. The sacrifices you’re making during this time, social distancing, following guidelines for opening businesses and holding gatherings and wearing masks when appropriate, are not in vain. These actions are important, especially now.

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Geography with Goudge

Covid-19 map – May 29, 2020 “This week’s Covid-19 map, based on the Johns Hopkins (CSSE) data displays the number of deaths in each state divided by the population (deaths per capita). The pattern is very similar to previous maps. The states in the highest category, account for 75% of the deaths. Midwest and Upper

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Maryville, county, ambulance leaders hold Joint 911 Subcommittee meeting

Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel, along with a city councilman and 911 dispatch personnel, Bill Florea, ambulance district operations director, Sheriff Randy Strong, along with his captain and 911 dispatch personnel gathered May 21 during the Nodaway County Commission meeting as the Joint 911 Subcommittee. McDanel shared the construction of the public safety facility is

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