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Jefferson to host First Impact seminar for young drivers

Jefferson High School FBLA is sponsoring a First Impact program at 6 pm, Monday, March 12 for middle school and high school students and community members. The First Impact program is offered in cooperation with the highway patrol and the Northwest Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, and is free to the public. Throughout the video

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Ministry Center looks to restock shelves with corporate challenge

The Ministry Center has issued the second annual Corporate Food Fight Challenge to local businesses. The challenge is ongoing until Thursday, March 15 and is still open for businesses to sign up. Each company conducts a food drive within its organization. To level the playing field, points will be figured on a per-capita basis, so

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Rescue squads are here to help: NCAD MCRS is ready to deploy statewide

Editor’s note: Local rescue squads play an important part as first responders in Nodaway County. There are six of these squads. The first article in this series is about the Nodaway County Ambulance District (NCAD) mass casualty response squad (MCRS). By Kathryn Rice MCRS covers Nodaway County and is deployable statewide as required. • Responsibilities:

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Distracted driving speaker comes to Nodaway County

The Distracted Driving Coalition of Nodaway County (DDC) is bringing nationally-known speaker Joel Feldman to Nodaway County on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14. Feldman is the creator of EndDD.org, End Distracted Driving, and has developed science-based distracted driving presentations as well as other resources used by businesses, schools and community groups in educational

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Kawasaki starts new assembly line, creates new jobs

In a continuing effort to promote economic growth in the Northwest Missouri region, the Kawasaki Maryville plant recently announced the start of a new assembly line. The $520,000 investment is expected to raise production capacity by close to 400 engines per day, once fully staffed. The addition of Kawasaki’s new assembly line has the potential

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Grandin gives a fresh, common sense perspective about two diverse topics

By Kay Wilson Dr. Temple Grandin, a Colorado State University animal science professor and a prolific author of books dealing with today’s education, delivered a James H. Lemon lecture on February 15 at Northwest Missouri State University. The lecture, held in the Ron Houston Center for Performing Arts Mary Linn Auditorium, was titled “Developing Individuals

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MoDOT announces 2018 projects

Several highway construction projects are planned across Northwest Missouri during the 2018 construction season. These projects, administered by the MoDOT Northwest District, range from resurfacing to bridge reconstruction to safety improvements. With more than 35 projects planned to begin this season, the department is making an investment of more than $64 million to infrastructure improvements

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Thornton plans design for Nodaway County Sheriff’s sign

Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong admires the Nodaway County Sheriff’s sign designed and programed for a plasma cutter by Nodaway-Holt senior Derick Thornton. DARE Officer Rick Smail commissioned five signs after seeing the work done by Thornton on a plasma cut sign for the state DARE officers association. The signs will be placed in the

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Area youth design businesses

Fourth grade student Jarrett Holmes and second grade student Jaclyn Holmes, children of Jared and Holly Holmes, present their business plan for Pedlar Creek Dog Treats to Amy Klaas, owner of Pagliai’s, who gave them advice during the Maryville Public Library youth business fair entrepreneur work night. Area youth have been challenged to design their

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