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Northwest Foundation reaches historic levels for contributions in FY16

The Northwest Foundation, the fundraising arm of Northwest Missouri State University, secured $7.4 million in donor funding during the 2016 fiscal year, which included nearly $6.1 million in cash contributions – the highest level received by the Foundation in any given year – and exceeded the organization’s goal for the year by more than $1.4

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Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Nodaway County

The John A. and Beverly Schenkel family, Maryville, were among those honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, August 15 at the Missouri State Fair. The Schenkel family was selected as the Nodaway County Missouri Farm Family by the Nodaway County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. Their children are Sidney and John G. Schenkel.

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Hopkins celebrates with Quilt Trail Festival

The second annual Hopkins Quilt Trail Festival begins at 1 pm, Sunday, September 18 at the Hopkins City Park. Bill and Roger from the Palace will provide musical entertainment. There are 77 barn quilts to see and hayride tours will be available. The North Nodaway junior class is hosting a food stand to accompany several

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Skidmore to remodel Newton Hall

Skidmore City Council met September 13 to address the following business: •The council received several donations, totaling $450, to purchase new linoleum for Newton Hall. They are also researching prices for a new hall refrigerator. •City-wide clean up dates were set for October 3-10; backup dates are October 17-23. •The Department of Natural Resources requests

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Hopkins announces fall clean-up will be October 15

At the September 13 Hopkins City Council meeting, aldermen approved Saturday, October 15 as the fall city-wide clean-up date. Pick-up begins at 7 am and Porter Trash will supply two dumpsters. Dee O’Riley, city clerk, will contact the North Nodaway High School for student volunteers. An ordinance titled, “An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 385 by

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DAR promotes Constitution Week Awareness

September 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The Nodaway Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has obtained a proclamation from Jason McDowell, Maryville mayor, for citizens to observe Constitution Week. The proclamation is on display at the Maryville Public Library, with a copy of the constitution and several books about it and

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Faye Smith celebrates 103 years of life

A crowd gathered September 12 for a surprise birthday party honoring Faye Smith at the Tri-City Friendship Center in Maitland. Smith, who turned 103 on September 4, is Maitland’s oldest citizen. Her husband, Orel, was a school superintendent for many years and the couple had one son, Stephen, who lives in Washington. Smith lived next

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Northwest to celebrate launch of professional schools with ribbon cutting

Northwest Missouri State University will commemorate the opening of five professional schools this fall with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open houses on Thursday, September 15. The program begins at 3:30 pm at the Memorial Bell Tower with remarks by Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski, Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet and Board of Regent Chair Dr.

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Northwest Technical School’s restored truck makes magazine cover

Northwest Technical School collision repair students restored a 1966 F100 Ford truck that was showcased on the cover of LMC 1957-1972 Ford Parts summer/fall catalog. The Ford truck is owned by Wayne Johnson, motor-coach driver for NASCAR racer Carl Edwards. Johnson heard about the tech school’s program through friends and brought his truck, which was

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Local author pens first book

Nodaway News Leader columnist, Beverly Clinkingbeard, has published her first book, “Chore Boy,” under the childhood and pen name Jeannie Edwards. “Chore Boy” is about a 10-year-old in the 1930s who works on a neighboring farm. Although it is a fictional story, Clinkingbeard based it on stories from farmers who worked as chore boys. The

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