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Maryville native rewarded for helping others

Maryville native Ashley Hennegin won employee of the year for her work at Tri-County’s Mental Health Services, Kansas City. With over 100 employees, Tri-County assists more than 7,000 patients a year. Hennegin has worked for two years at Tri-County an is currently the intake and assessment manager. She also answers crisis calls from the community.

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Creativity abounds at Minnie Lane

By Kathryn Rice The vintage shop, Minnie Lane, 112 East Third Street, Maryville, is a family affair. While Melody Blair and her daughter, Callie, are the proprietors, the whole family helped renovate the building and set up shop. Melody has a bachelor’s in fine arts with an emphasis in fibers and jewelry and delights in

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SSM Health St. Francis Hospital awarded laboratory accreditation

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital announced recently it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. St. Francis underwent a

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Hospital honors nurses for exceptional work

Among the best measures of success for a hospital are its patient satisfaction scores. The Ann Heflin Patient Satisfaction Award was launched at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital to recognize improvement in patient satisfaction. The second quarter 2016 Ann Heflin Patient Satisfaction award was presented to the medical/surgical unit. The unit increased patient experience from

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Mayes expressed his creativity with leather

By Kathryn Rice This is the third in a series on Nodaway Countians who have taken the repurposing and upcycling of old items to a unique level. “It’s a creative outlet for me,” Kyle Mayes, owner of Cobbler Cottage, 110 East Third Street, Maryville, said about the cowboy boot purses he makes. Mayes is a

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Animal Shelter benefits from lemonade

Being bored one day, friends Dalanie Acklin and Brylin Jones decided to go door-to-door in Barnard selling lemonade and cookies to benefit the New Nodaway County Humane Society Animal Shelter. The girls raised $244 for the shelter. Dalanie, daughter of Paul and Melanie Henggeler and Wes and Casey Acklin, is a seventh grade student at

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Weldon dots bins across countryside

By Kathryn Rice It began at a family reunion during a game of horseshoes. An uncle of a family member told George Weldon, Graham, that he should sell StorMor Bins, from Fremont, NE. That was in 1961 and farmers were beginning to shell corn and needed a place to store it. “They weren’t big bins

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Local ‘Rosie the Riveter’ rides in WWII plane

By Christina Rice Katie “Toots” Sherrow, 95, a local Rosie the Riveter, recently rode in an aluminum overcast B-17 in Topeka, KS. The B-17 was the type of plane she worked on during World War II more than 70 years ago. Sherrow, a Graham native, went to work for Agriculture Adjustment Association, Maryville, after graduating

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