Schools

Two schools announce summer library hours

Two area schools, West Nodaway and Horace Mann Laboratory School, have announced summer library hours for students. Both schools have changed procedures due to precautions taken because of COVID-19. Horace Mann is continuing its library check-out system to support families with enrolled 2020-21 students reading at home. A Google form is available for families to

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NN selects Johnson as high school principal

North Nodaway R-VI recently selected Roger Johnson as the 2020-21 high school/middle school principal. Johnson has been in the education field for the past 27 years. He has a bachelors of art from Central College in Pella, IA and a masters in educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State University. He was an assistant principal, athletic

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BOE candidates answer questions for June 2 election

The April 2 General Municipal Election was postponed until June 2 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This election ballot includes the selection of seats on the Nodaway-Holt, North Nodaway, West Nodaway and Northeast Nodaway school boards of education. South Nodaway BOE held a non-election as there were only three candidates who filed for the three

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MHS Seniors parade through Maryville

  The Maryville High School class of 2020 paraded by the schools they had attended on May 15. The parade started at Donaldson Westside Park led by School Resource Officer Ian Myers. It ended at the high school in time to witness the Friday Night lighting of the football and baseball fields. Some parents also

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NN 2020 Seniors celebrate with parade

On May 17, the 17 North Nodaway graduating seniors were featured in a parade through Hopkins. The fire department vehicles and sheriff’s car led the parade. Signs and decorations greeted the 2020 seniors along the parade route. Dalton Smyser drove a golf cart through the Hopkins business district.

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SN graduates share last high school experience

On May 10, the South Nodaway Class of 2020 was able to share the end of their high school experience with a graduation ceremony on the Longhorn football field in Barnard. Friends and family attended. Adjustments were made with family groups sitting together on the football field. Each graduate walked the stage, posed with their

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Trojans hold graduation in the park

Nodaway-Holt seniors graduated on May 10 with a ceremony in the ampitheatre at the Graham Park. Family members sat in camping chairs and were grouped together with painted boxes on the ground, allowing family groups to observe social distancing. Due to COVID-19, the ceremony was not held in the gym and the seniors did not

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NN students place in National History Day Competition

North Nodaway eighth grader Morgan Pope qualified for nationals in the National History Day Competition by placing second at state. The state competition was held virtually, a change from previous years. Pope will represent Missouri in the Junior Individual Website category. This year’s theme was breaking barriers in history. Her topic was Tinker v Des

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Graduations announced at area high schools

Graduation ceremonies are going to be held at all seven Nodaway County high schools, however, dates have been changed for five schools. Continuing on the original date of Sunday, May 10 are the Nodaway-Holt and South Nodaway graduations. Nodaway-Holt’s senior class will graduate at 2 pm at the Graham City Park. South Nodaway’s commencement will

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Schools kick off food programs

By Kathryn Rice All Nodaway County schools have implemented a free lunch and breakfast program for the homebound students during the COVID-19 school shutdowns. Information as of March 23: At South Nodaway R-IV, 149 students and children age 18 and under received the meal packages on March 23. The school also sent home Chromebooks, books and, for

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