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Reynolds arranges Thanksgiving Dinners for those in need

By Kathryn Rice Lindsey Reynolds was inspired during her weekly grocery shopping trip to Hy-Vee. When she went into the store she had no intention of shopping for another family’s Thanksgiving dinner. “I’m a religious person and God had his hand in it and led me to this,” she said about her decision when she

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Jermain enters Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Jefferson Superintendent Tim Jermain was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, November 15, in Kansas City. He was honored for his 31 years of coaching high school boys’ basketball; he is entering his 20th season at Jefferson C-123 High School. He also coached 10 years at Albany High School. Overall, his record is

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North Star intern creates book on domestic violence, sexual assault

North Star Advocacy Center intern and Northwest Missouri State University senior, Gabi Brooks, recently wrote a photo book dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. She recently donated three copies to the Maryville Public Library. The book, titled, “North Star Advocacy Center and the Realities of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault,” aims to spread awareness

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Thankfully Gobbled provides fresh turkey for Thanksgiving

By Kathryn Rice The Baker sisters of Thankfully Gobbled have worked to provide fresh turkeys for area dinner tables this Thanksgiving. Josie, 12, and Lily, 7, are the daughters of Matthew and Jackie Baker, Barnard. Thankfully Gobbled was started in 2019 when Josie decided she wanted a way of raising funds. She became involved in

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Area schools cope with COVID-19 to celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 will look different this year in Nodaway County schools because of COVID-19 restrictions. The following is what schools have submitted about the annual remembrance of what veterans have given to the US. West Nodaway There will be no assembly or visitors allowed. Students and staff are requested to wear red,

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Time is now to look at Estates of Maryville

By Kathryn Rice The time is now for people ages 55 and better to take a look at The Estates of Maryville, a Vintage Cooperative Community by Ewing Properties. The planning phase for the 24-unit estate is still underway with future homeowners getting the opportunity to decide many of the amenities of the community for

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Youth to celebrate National 4-H Week October 4-10

The Nodaway News Leader is proud to publish the annual 4-H week salute and Farm Safety Week edition in this week’s NNL. For the 77th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. National 4-H Week showcases the

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Nucor-LMP brightens residents’ windows

By Kathryn Rice Nucor-LMP employees reached out with acts of kindness to brighten the days of area long-term care facility residents who are in isolation. “In this time of such uncertainty and isolation for many care facilities, there was a group of Nucor teammates who found a way to bring comfort in letting residents know

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1920-2020 – Celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage

  Maryville women fought for the vote By Dr. Elyssa Ford, Associate Professor of History, Northwest Missouri State University From the 1870s through the 1920s, women’s suffrage was a frequent topic of debate in Maryville. Various community organizations invited suffrage leaders like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to speak in town. Although there

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Youth baseball benefits from private field

By Kathryn Rice Maryville has a new hidden gem which provides youth baseball a private, little-league-sized field located off of South Mulberry in the southern part of Maryville. The field is owned by Ben and Tiffany Scott and Ed and Diane Higdon. The project started when the Maryville Knights, consisting of three youth baseball teams

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