Features

Two county veterans honored with special flight

By Kay Wilson Dick Kiser, Barnard, and Gene Deptuch, Elmo, both Korean War veterans, will never forget the one, long day they traveled with their comrades to Washington, DC, recently on the Honor Flight. The Honor Flight is a one-day trip that allows veterans to see Washington, DC, monuments dedicated to their service and other

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Strike up the Band! Jefferson concentrates on concert band

By Kathryn Rice The Jefferson C-123 concert band has grown over the last four years under the direction of vocal and instrumental teacher Cecily Lanier. There were five band members when Lanier began directing. This year, there are 24. All 14 of Jefferson’s junior high students are participating. Because the band alternates with chorus classes,

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Carter returns as Rogers’ pharmacist

By Kathryn Rice Although his work as a pharmacist has taken Rick Carter many places over the past 35 years, he has always lived in the Maryville area. Now the opportunity to live and work in Maryville has brought Carter full circle as he is the pharmacist in charge at Rogers Pharmacy and Home Medical

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Dr. Havaldar celebrates 40 years of service

Kanti Havaldar, MD, is celebrating 40 years of service as an internal medicine physician to Maryville and Northwest Missouri residents. The leadership and staff at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital and SSM Health Medical Group recognize and applaud Dr. Havaldar’s commitment to his patients and community and congratulate him on his years of exceptional medical

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Prosecutor to host listening posts

Robert “Bob” L. Rice, Nodaway County prosecuting attorney, will conduct a series of listening posts throughout the county to listen to citizens about the issues affecting them. Rice will also discuss the following: services for crime victims, the Fourth Circuit victim advocate serving Nodaway County, collecting restitution and prosecuting bad checks. Rice encourages citizens to

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Fall day trips for the family: Indian Cave offers fun outdoor outing

By Jacki Wood Editor’s note: this is the fifth in a series of day trip ideas you can plan for your children or grandchildren. Looking for an outdoor adventure surrounded by beautiful fall foliage? Indian Cave State Park, located on 3,052 acres along the Missouri River between Brownville and Falls City, NE, might be a

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Strike Up the Band: Students uphold MHS marching band tradition

By Kathryn Rice Early morning practices have been underway since the beginning of school for the Maryville High School Marching Spoofhound Band. During summer rehearsals, the 59 band members put in a combined 6,400 hours of rehearsal to prepare for the fall competitive season and to support Spoofhound football with halftime performances. Band practices are

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Author writes 6th book

By Kathryn Rice Irene Alexander, Barnard, has authored her sixth book, “The New Student – El Alumno Nuevo,” and it is in English and Spanish. Alexander, the South Nodaway Spanish teacher, explains that the story is about a Hispanic boy who goes to a new school. The book is dedicated to the people of Mercedes,

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