Features

Katsion finds passion for teaching through experience, presentations

By Grace Niemeyer, NWMSU communication assistant Northwest Missouri State University was an obvious choice for Lincoln Katsion for three reasons: affordability, its outstanding teaching program and family ties. Katsion, who graduates from Northwest this spring with his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a concentration in mathematics, is student teaching at South Nodaway Elementary School

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The Broken Mug serves coffee lovers in Maryville

By Kathryn Rice In business since January 1, The Broken Mug Coffee Shop combines friendly, knowledgeable service with delicious fresh ground and brewed coffee. “We are the first ever in the state of Missouri to combine a full-service coffee shop within an existing hair salon,” said Owner Mindy Hunziger. Hunziger has incorporated The Broken Mug

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Deen Greenhouse to open in Conception Jct.

By Kathryn Rice Bryce Deen is busy preparing his new greenhouse at 37042 Nature Trail, Conception Jct., for opening day on Tuesday, March 26. Deen Greenhouse features perennials, annuals, vegetables, asparagus and strawberry bedding plants, hanging baskets, house plants, seed potatoes, onion bulbs and seeds. Deen also offers the service of planting the customers’ pots

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Automotive technology conforms to advances in field

By Kathryn Rice With technological advances being built into the items consumers buy, Northwest Technical School’s automotive technology class has incorporated the tech needed to repair today’s vehicles. Steve Holtman, instructor, explained some of the new machines and tools available for his students’ learning experiences. The newest machine uses computerized alignment with a camera-targeted system

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Give your Valentine’s Day flowers some TLC

By David Trinklein, MU Extension Valentine’s Day flowers, like love, can stand the test of time if given a little TLC. Call it flor-amore. Your flowers will last longer if kept watered and fed, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein said . Trinklein’s tips and homemade preservative recipe provide an extended warranty of sorts

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MPAC seeks designs for pocket park mural

The Maryville Public Arts Committee (MPAC) is conducting a contest for the mural design to be placed on the wall of the upcoming pocket park located on the southwest corner of Third and Main streets, Maryville. The committee is looking for a clean, simple design which will provide photo opportunities for visitors, tourists, students and

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Hopkins Christian Church celebrates family style

The Hopkins Christian Church has expanded its ministry to include community service and family activities. Recent activities included musical selections with the children joining in including these three angels, Gwen Rolofson, Elise Kreps and Laney Turner. Another activity was gingerbread houses that were recently judged and will be given to shut-ins and others in the

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Youth holds fundraiser for local charities

Ivy Goldsmith, daughter of Chris and Amy Goldsmith, Maryville, recently presented an original design quilt and funds to Gwen Knowles at The Source. The 12-year-old was challenged by Holly Cronk, owner of Ferluknat Farms, Maryville, to expand her quilting skills by designing her own quilt pattern. Ivy, who has quilted since she was nine years

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Mistletoe has a rich history

The holiday season is filled with traditions and customs involving plants, notes University of Missouri Extension Horticulturist David Trinklein. Mistletoe has a particularly rich history in European folklore, said Trinklein. In 18th-century England, people fashioned mistletoe into balls adorned with ornaments, ribbons and evergreens. Legend has it that kissing under a mistletoe ball would lead

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Beware of scams as new Medicare cards arrive

New Medicare cards are on their way to everyone enrolled in the program. The new cards will contain a new unique Medicare number that is randomly generated. The new numbers will replace social security numbers on the card. The change is being made to protect people from identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits.

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