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MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Nodaway County

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in 16 new counties across Missouri including Nodaway County. Through collaborative efforts by MDC staff, Missouri Department of Agriculture inspectors and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service officers, EAB has been detected in Benton, Boone, Cooper, Douglas, Holt, Howard, Howell,

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Local Elks Lodge gathers deer hides

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 760, Maryville, is again collecting deer hides to be used for gloves for disabled veterans. While the Elks National Veterans Service Commission began the program in 1948, the local lodge brought it back about four years ago. John Nelson, leading knight and chairman of the veterans deer

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Oak Lawn Cemetery sees new sign

The daughters of the late Harold Fare, Ravenwood, took on a project to utilize the bricks from the fallen Ravenwood Post Office. Connie Hawk, Patsy Orey and Kathy Brand, daughters of Fare, who died in 2006, created a positive memory of both their dad and the building by constructing a brick entry sign at the

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Varied paths bring three pastors to The Bridge

By Kathryn Rice The last year has seen pastoral leadership changes at The Bridge Church, 1122 South Main Street, Maryville. Lead Pastor Chad Mayne and Creative Arts and Children’s Pastor Mark Loeber began their pastoral journey at The Bridge in August 2018. This August, they were joined by Student Ministry Pastor Josh Emmons. Mayne is

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Beebusters celebrate National Honey Month

September is National Honey Month and to celebrate the Northwest Missouri Beebusters had members bring samples of their honey, harvested this year, for everyone to try. “It was fun comparing everyone’s honey,” Erin Mullins, Beebuster member, said. “Even though we all live relatively close to each other, the honeys all tasted a little bit differently.

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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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