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Holly Jolly jaunts

By Jacki Wood ‘Tis the Season to take a day trip. After the COVID-19 pandemic canceled many holiday events last year, the festivities return this month. Driving through southwest Iowa provides plenty of merry adventures this Christmas season in Clarinda, Atlantic and Creston. Clarinda Celebrate the start of the Christmas season with a drive to

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Married Maryville grads run prestigious marathons

By Kay Wilson Christina Nelson and Kyle Plackemeier, wife and husband, Liberty, have been running around the globe in marathons for several years. Their passion for running and competing is only eclipsed by their love for the work of children’s hospitals. “Our first child spent his first weeks of life in Kansas City’s Childrens Mercy

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NH ag students view drone spraying

By Kathryn Rice A Nodaway-Holt graduate, Zach Lamer, arranged for a drone spraying demonstration, August 11 on a 10-acre plot of soybeans owned by the school district. Lamer, an employee of Lewis Hybrids, a regional company of Bayer Crop Science, had donated the seed for the plot for the first time this year. The drones

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Young flyboy mans ‘air tractor’ with spray business

By Kay Wilson Drew Farrell is living his dream while starting a new vital agriculture business in his home county. “I’ve always wanted to fly,” said Farrell, a 2018 Maryville High grad and son of Ben Farrell and Angela Salcedo. Now 21, Farrell earned his pilot’s license in December 2019 and with the help of

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Sheridans return to home

By Kathryn Rice Ronald and Coral Sheridan have returned to Maryville after living away from the Nodaway County area for 55 years. Ronald was diagnosed with Alzheimers five years ago. During warm weather, he spends four to five hours a day, weeding, watering and working in his flower beds which flow around their house at

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 Boyles are named parade’s grand marshals

By Kathryn Rice Bud and Mary Boyles, Maryville, are honored and thrilled to be named the 2021 Nodaway County Fair Parade Grand Marshals. The Boyles moved to Nodaway County in 1972 when Bud went into partnership with RL Wilkinson of Wilkinson’s Motors, the Chevy dealership. Bud took over the GM dealership in 1984. The dealership

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Heflin donates wood carving to Pickering

Dean Heflin, Pickering, donated one of his wood carvings, Bucking Bronco, to the Pickering Community Building, April 18. Heflin picked the piece he thought would fit because “Pickering is a horse show town.” The story of the carving started in 1900 when Heflin’s grandfather cut walnut trees on his property. He had the walnut cut

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Stubblefield works with board on MPR master plan

By Kathryn Rice Maryville Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Stubblefield is developing a long-term master plan for Maryville’s 12 parks and facilities within Maryville city limits. Stubblefield has been MPR director since October 2018. He noted during his interview with the then board members, MPR didn’t have a master plan for the city’s park system.

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Be our guest – Working together to make school happen at NTS

By Jeremy Ingraham, Northwest Technical School director This past fall a recurring theme throughout the news was about schools and whether students would or wouldn’t even be in school. If you remember schools shut down last spring and most never reopened. So for many schools the angst was real as to whether we would have

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