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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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Health sciences circles around resilience, creativity, resolve

By Kathryn Rice During the 2020-21 school year, Northwest Technical School Health Sciences Instructor Bing Boettner has had to rethink the curriculum for the program. Cutting to the core of the program, Boettner has rebuilt revolving around resilience, creativity and resolve. The health science program is a two-year program to prepare students interested in the

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Local dentistry firm debunks myths

From the offices of Dr. Patrick Jordan and Dr. Stan Snyder February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. A month dedicated to the education and celebration of good oral health for our children. Let us take this opportunity to play a game of Fact vs Fiction when it comes to our kids’ dental health. Baby

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Girls earn Eagle Scout honors

By Kay Wilson Girls in Boys Scouts is a new concept to most of the world, but not so new around here. Two Maryville girls have been in scouts, both girls and boys, and as the climax to their scouting life have earned the top honor of Eagle Scout. Elizabeth Stephenson and Adrianna Aley, both

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Maryville youth raises money for Camp Kesem to aid others

By Kay Wilson Kennedy Walker wanted to help other children who have a parent that is battling cancer, just like she was. The University of Missouri freshman from Maryville heard about Camp Kesem, which is specifically for children to have a place that is free from dealing with the complications of life when a parent

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Youth wrestling takes hold

By Kathryn Rice Spoofhound Youth Wrestling is in its first year as an organization and in partnership with Maryville Parks and Recreation. “We started the program because there wasn’t a solidified club in the area and it was difficult to find consistency,” Coach Tyler Tapps said. “Parents of some of the wrestlers really wanted a

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Sandi Von Behren retires from Chamber after 22 years

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce is known for many programs and events, however, one of our longest-running programs is little known to the public, as it focuses on our new citizens. The New Resident Program is in place to connect new members of the Nodaway County community to the businesses and resources our area

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Stoll returns to local area to provide veterinary care

By Kathryn Rice Veterinarian Dr. Gina Stoll has returned to her roots in Nodaway County upon her 2020 graduation from the University of Missouri. Stoll has joined Maryville Veterinary Clinic LLC which was established in 1994 by Dr. David Frueh. It was a single veterinarian practice until 2008 when Dr. Patrick O’Connell joined him. Like

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