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MPR partners with Maryville Soccer Association

The Maryville Park and Recreation board approved a partnership with the Maryville Soccer Association during its regular meeting on September 1. MSA representatives Joe Suchan and Chris Riley discussed the partnership prior to board approval. Riley said the organization was formed in June from several existing organizations and adopted bylaws, elected a board of directors

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Nodaway News Leader gains two employees

The Nodaway News Leader had two new faces join the team this summer. Brent Johnson, Stanberry, joined the Nodaway News Leader as the advertising designer in August. Johnson, son of Terri and Dr. Bruce Johnson, grew up in Stanberry with two younger brothers, Taylor and Trevor.  Johnson worked on his high school newspaper and graduated

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ALA treats local sailor home on leave

Brandon Swinford, aviation bosun mate handler third class on the USS John C. Stennis, arrived in Burlington Jct. to visit his mother, Melissa White, after completing his second deployment. In anticipation of Swinford’s visit, the BJ American Legion Auxiliary planned a welcome home luncheon on August 20. Cathy Mather and Teresa Hickok, auxiliary national security

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Actor, author to lead workshops, perform Molière monologues

Actor and author Tim Mooney will visit Northwest Missouri State University, Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 for a pair of workshops and an evening performance described as “a wild romp through Moliere’s most hilarious monologues.” The performance is free and open to the public. The workshops are open to Northwest students and faculty.

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Hunter Hayes to headline SAC fall concert

Hunter Hayes, a five-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, will headline Northwest Missouri State University’s fall concert, the university’s Student Activities Council (SAC) announced this week during its back-to-school fireworks display. Songwriter Ryan Lafferty will join Hunter Hayes for the concert at 8 pm, Saturday, October 8, at Bearcat Arena. Doors open at 7

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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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