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Gary’s Barbershop to celebrate 50 years

By Kathryn Rice Gary Greeley of Gary’s Barbershop, 216 West Fourth Street, Maryville, is ready to celebrate his 50th year in business on Sunday, May 1. Starting in 1972, Gary’s Barbershop has been in two other locations, 219 North Main and on West Third Street. Greeley was born on a farm near Elmo. He was

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Girl Scouts provide opportunities to give and grow

By Jacki Wood For 110 years, Girl Scouts have been building “girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place”(Girl Scouts mission) while blazing trails and redefining their potentials. Throughout the month of March, local Girl Scouts will be serving, selling and sprinting … and growing. Serving Laura Nixon, Service Unit

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Longtime Maryville childcare provider to retire

By Jacki Wood Barb Farnan was working at Corner Drug in Maryville when the business closed in the late 1970s. She had a one-year-old child at the time and thought it would be nice to be able to stay home with him while earning money. During the summer of 1979, she opened her daycare. And

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NERDS robotics team heads to state

By Jacki Wood The NERDS (Novice Engineers Robotics Design Society) team, comprised of students from South Nodaway and Northeast Nodaway, participates in the First Tech Challenge which is more than just about building robots for competition. Students are challenged to design, build, program and operate robots while they develop STEM skills, practice engineering principles and

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Fetterers return home to start businesses

By Kathryn Rice Skidmore has seen two new businesses open in town by residents and entrepreneurs Kim and Brandon Fetterer. The Fetterers moved to Skidmore in October 2019 and started to turn their home at 304 West High Street into two businesses, The Stitching Post No. 75 in the front of the house, and Hitching

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Northwest duo places 2nd at National College Cornhole Championship

By Jacki Wood Two Northwest Missouri State University students made it to the finals of the National College Cornhole Championship (NCCC) which was held December 30 to January 1 at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Myrtle Beach, SC, and was broadcast on ESPN. The duo, Landen Crabtree and Payton Gentry, were playing in their first

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Northwest’s cannabis education program sees success in first year 

By Jacki Wood In an effort to expand non-credit programming, and with a shortage of qualified professionals in the growing cannabis industry, Northwest Missouri State University partnered with Green Flower Media to create an online cannabis education program last year to help meet those needs. One year into the program and around 70 individuals have

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Holly Jolly jaunts

Holiday adventures await in the ‘good life’ state By Jacki Wood ‘Tis the Season to take a day trip. After the COVID-19 pandemic canceled many holiday events last year, a host of holly jolly activities await a quick trek north to Nebraska. Nebraska City Christmas at the Mansion returns to the Arbor Lodge Mansion, 2600 Arbor

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Two longtime Maryville attorneys to retire

By Jacki Wood After decades of service throughout the legal community in northwest Missouri, two Maryville attorneys are retiring this year. Strong & Strong, PC, will host a reception celebrating the two retirees, David A. Baird and John W. Baker, Jr., from 2 to 4 pm, Thursday, December 9 at 124 East Third Street in

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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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