Features

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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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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