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Nodaway County elects new sheriff, Maryville hotel tax passes

The majority of voters in Nodaway County, throughout the state of Missouri and across the country marked their ballots Republican red on November 8 during the 2016 General Election. Nodaway County ballots were cast by 75.08 percent of registered voters, up from 66 percent in 2012. See precinct results in our election grid on pages

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Survey reveals Pickering residents don’t want chickens in city limits

The results of an eight-question survey were revealed at the November 7 Pickering City Council meeting. The survey resulted from previous meetings focused on the current farm animal ordinance which prohibits all livestock and fowl inside city limits. The survey was distributed to 61 households with 38 questionnaires returned in the two-week period ending November

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Airport board frustrated with runway paving progress

Three members of the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport Board met November 7 to learn why Ideker Construction has not completed the airport runway paving project. Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland said the construction firm must still complete several steps before it is able to finish the $3.390 million project and the paving unit is not

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Mayor honors Business Women of Missouri

During the October 24 city council meeting, Maryville Mayor Jason McDowell presents Business Women of Missouri members with a proclamation of honor. McDowell declared October 17-23 to be Business Women of Missouri week. Members present were Betty Karnaze, Eve Church, Kay Dew, Sandra Shermuly, Elaine Wilson, Connie McGinness, Amanda McGinness and Kori Sowards. Save

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Governor candidate Greitens visits Maryville

On October 28, Eric Greitens, Republican Missouri gubernatorial candidate, returned to Maryville for the third time bringing his political message to residents. Urging attendees to spread his message, Greitens spoke about his background, campaign and plans for the state. He described himself as a former Navy Seal, small business owner and conservative outsider. Congressman Sam

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Voter information on polling places available

Voters wishing to vote by absentee ballot will be able to do so from 8 am to noon, Saturday, November 5 at the county clerk’s office in the Nodaway County Administration Center. Voters are requested to bring proper identification such as voter registration card, driver’s license or utility bill. Absentee ballots may also be cast

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Downtown Trick or Treat has record attendance

The 21st annual Downtown Trick or Treat saw record numbers this year with 78 businesses, organizations and individuals passing out treats on October 27. The downtown area was awash with children and adults. Estimates of the number of children participating range from 1,200 to 1,900, but keeping count was a challenge during the two-hour event.

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NW Regents approve partnership to support recruitment, policies

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents during its regular meeting October 28 approved a contract with an online vendor to provide support and services to increase online enrollments. The Regents also approved revisions to two policies related to anti-discrimination and free expression and a charter to establish a new staff council. The Regents authorized

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SAVE duo update program

By Kathryn Rice “Let’s start the conversation about sexual assault so we can be comfortable discussing it,” is the mantra of Meghann Kosman, Children and Family Center court/victim advocate, and Sarah Kahmann, Maryville Public Safety officer, the founders of Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE). Kosman and Kahmann continually update the SAVE program they give

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Route NN now closed in Nodaway County

The Platte River Bridge on Route NN near Parnell is now closed. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge to all traffic today to make deck repairs. The bridge will remain closed until approximately noon on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. During the work, motorists will need to use an alternate route. All

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