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Tessa Mayne undertakes video interviews

By Kathryn Rice Nine-year-old Tessa Mayne has stayed busy through the school shutdown because of COVID-19 by trying out what she one day wants to become, a television news anchor. Tessa, the daughter of Kortney and Chad Mayne, has made Maryville her home for almost two years. She has an older brother, Connor, who is

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Hineline reopens to fulfill area’s furniture needs

By Kathryn Rice The Maryville Hineline Home Furnishings Inc. store reopened May 4 to once again offer furniture, accessories and flooring. General Manager Kyle Beggs said Hineline’s two Iowa stores in Shenandoah and Harlan reopened May 1. Beggs had J&S Cleaning Service clean and disinfect the front entryway and carpet throughout the store on May

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Youth utilize extra time with entrepreneur tasks

By Kathryn Rice With schools not being in session, some students have pursued business opportunities or have expanded on previous ideas. Following are two such entrepreneurs. Mattie Dimmitt Mattie Dimmitt, the daughter of Elizabeth and Travis Dimmitt, is a 10-year-old Horace Mann Laboratory School fourth grader, who started Smile More Cards as her entry in

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Church responses to Holy Week activities

First United Methodist Church By Pastor Kim Mitchell While our Maryville First United Methodist Church building is closed for church services, small groups and the many community organizational events we host, we are not closed as a church. We are doing everything we can to make sure we are connecting with our community. Volunteers are

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A Day in the Life: Dealing with schoolwork at home

By Kathryn Rice Maryville Middle School Math Teacher Amy Wolf has started a diary of how she and her family are handling the restrictions placed upon them by COVID-19 and school closures. She and her husband, Rod Wolf, have daughters Allie, 17, and Delaney, 13. They attend South Nodaway R-IV. She has graciously agreed to

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Farm economy outlook depends on new trade agreements, evolution of disease outbreaks; FAPRI releases Annual US agricultural market outlook report

The outlook for the United States farm economy depends on the implementation of new trade agreements and the evolution of animal and human disease outbreaks, according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri. While net farm income increases in 2020, under a baseline assumption of continued trade

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New program offers activities for age 55+

Adults, age 55 and older, are invited to take part in Nodaway County Active Adults programs and offerings. The new program is the result of the collaboration of five local entities: Maryville Parks and Recreation, Northwest Technical School, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville, Nodaway Economic Development and the School of Health Science and Wellness at

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Nodaway County reaches 175 years old

The Early History of Nodaway County Compiled from Heritage Collection resources May 1995 Nodaway County was established on February 14, 1845. It was one of six counties formed from the Platte Purchase of 1836. Prior to these dates, the area had already been noticed by “civilization” and very early westward migration. The river named Nodaway,

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Maryville High grad wins international art contest

Twelve winning writers and 12 illustrators from around the globe, including Anh Le of Maryville, will be honored during the 36th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the Taglyan Complex, Hollywood, CA, on Friday, April 3. Anh Le was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 1998. He and his parents, came to

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Who gives a hoot

Weather is the topic; temperature, precipitation By Bob Bohlken My friend, George Gille, an excellent researcher, provided me with more information than you can shake a stick at about the topic, “History of local weather observation and recording.” What is presented here is just the tip of the iceberg. The local weather is the most

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