Schools

North Nodaway announces courtwarming king and queen

Mustang Seniors Damian Dailey and Jacquelyn Cline were announced as king and queen during the North Nodaway vs Platte Valley games on January 20 in Hopkins. The senior candidates were Ryver Wolf, Braya McGinness, King Damian Dailey, Queen Jacquelyn Cline, Jeremiah Dobbins and Ellaina Renfro.

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N-H names new superintendent

Nodaway-Holt High School Principal Mike Hollingsworth will become the district’s new superintendent starting July 1. Hollingsworth has been the high school principal and athletic director since July 2018. He has past experience in the Fairfax R-III School District as a business teacher, technology director, at-risk coordinator and administrative assistant. He will replace Jeff Blackford who

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Walk the Halls throughout the county

On a typical school day, students are busy with learning opportunities in Nodaway County schools. From grade school to high school, we have examples of students in their school environments. Pictured: At South Nodaway on January 20, Nicco LaBryer is practicing to take part in the four-state honor band at Northwest Missouri State University on

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EF third grader meets Chester Cheetah

Lunch at Eugene Field Elementary in Maryville Missouri was extra special on January 10. The third grade class was treated to a surprise visit from Chester Cheetah and the Frito Lay team from Topeka, KS. Jake Breeding, along with close to 100 other third graders, had been working on  informative writing projects all second quarter. Jake,

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EFE students deliver meals

Spoofhounds Working as a Team or SWAT delivers meals to the Maryville homebound twice a month. The Eugene Field Elementary students who recently delivered the meals are second graders, Aurora Stetter and Hinton Hamilton, and third graders, Korbin Aley, Reese James and Jaydon Blanton. SWAT is EFE’s student leadership team.

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Lions start new Leo Club

North Nodaway Middle and High School has a new Leo Club. The induction ceremony was performed December 19 at the Pickering Community Building. The new Leos are, front: Leo Sponsor Lion Bethney Pederson, Neveah Smith, Wyatt Emery, Nevaeh Rowland, Secretary Lily Blane, President Morgan Pope; back: Ty Moyer, Matthew Sturgis, Sam Morrow, Mya Hansen, Treasurer

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Jefferson NHS packages books, bears for local hospital

Jefferson National Honor Society members, Maggie Collins, Kali Redden, Andrea Riley, Ethan Holtman, Jenna Mason, Aubrey Mattson and Matt Jermain packaged the books and bears collected by the Jefferson students. The packages include teddy bear notes wishing the recipient well and greetings from Jefferson National Honor Society and The Jefferson Elementary School.

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Farnan kisses pig as reward on Christmas kindness challenge

Jefferson students in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade gathered around the 700 canned food items that will be donated to the food pantry in Stanberry. The students also performed 83 acts of kindness witnessed by teachers. As part of the Christmas kindness challenge, Elementary Principal Caden Farnan said he would kiss a pig if the

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Maryville Middle School hires new principal 

At the Maryville School District’s Board of Education meeting December 19, Kate Lydon was reassigned to the role of principal at Maryville Middle School, effective to begin the 2023-2024 school year. A committee consisting of the superintendent and other school district leaders interviewed finalists from a larger group of applicants. As a result of this

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Early childhood majors, Horace Mann students collaborate on compassion project

Students in Northwest Missouri State University’s Trauma Informed Practices course took time recently to help Horace Mann Laboratory School students gain a better understanding of what it means to be compassionate, in addition to gaining a better understanding of the concept themselves. Throughout the semester, students in the course gain an understanding of trauma, its

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