Features

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

Losh Optometry shows dedication to service, Maryville

By Kathryn Rice Ryan K. Losh, OD, doctor of optometry, and his wife, Tracey, enjoy the Maryville community and schools so much that they made the commitment to start their own community business, Losh Optometry, 109 South Buchanan Street, Maryville. Losh practiced in Maryville from 2010 to 2011, after graduating from the University of Missouri-St.

[ Read More ]

Nothing screams summer like homemade ice cream

By Jacki Wood Editor’s note: this is the last in a series of articles about summer ideas found on our Pinterest page. July is National Ice Cream Month, but no special designation is needed to know that summer is a perfect time for ice cream. Growing up, from Memorial Day to Independence Day to Labor

[ Read More ]

Kinman creates CASPER

By Kathryn Rice “I saw a need,” said Caitlin Kinman, Maryville Public Safety (MPS) dispatcher since September 2015. “I saw a potential problem area for the department and the citizens of the community.” To address that problem area, Kinman developed Communication Awareness and Safety Procedures for Emergency Responders (CASPER). “As the number of individuals with

[ Read More ]