Schools

WN hires Harding as high school 2021-22 principal

The West Nodaway Board of Education announced January 7, the hiring of Tim Harding as the 2021-22 middle and high school principal. Harding grew up on a farm near Ridgeway. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2000 with a BS in animal science and returned to the family farm for a few years.

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Nodaway-Holt’s SKIP celebrates holiday the pandemic way

Nodaway-Holt SKIP Parent’s committee gifted every elementary student PreSchool through 6th grade a t-shirt the day before school got out for break since they were unable to do their annual movie trip. Other activities included: a photo booth, Bingo, Christmas caroling, Santa Shop with third graders Genieve James and Blayke Patterson, above photo, games, Christmas

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Redden collects for Cameron’s Veterans Home

Northeast Nodaway Senior Cassie Redden collected items for the Cameron’s Veterans Home as one of her projects for National Honor Society. On the last day of collection December 18, Redden showed the wide variety of goods NEN and the community had donated to the veterans. Her grandfather Chuck Redden, a member of the Conception Jct.

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West Nodaway FFA acts as Santa’s elves

Three members of the West Nodaway FFA Chapter were Santa’s elves December 17 delivering 30 frozen turkeys to the Nodaway County Sheriff Department. The turkeys were purchased by an anonymous donor. Those present for the delivery were Nicki Honan, FFA advisor; Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong and FFA members Peyton Stahl, Willy Cordell and Reagan

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NEN decorates Ravenwood City Park

With what may become a new Christmas tradition, the Northeast Nodaway elementary classes each decorated a tree at the Ravenwood City Park for the drive-through Christmas lights event on December 17. Graham Coffelt receives a bag of reindeer food from Santa to scatter in his yard on Christmas Eve.

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Cracking the missing gingerbreads case

Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department’s Resource/DARE Officer Rick Smail came to Nodaway-Holt elementary to assist Kristen Roger’s kindergarten class and make a missing persons report for the 13 missing gingerbreads that disappeared. They have been wreaking havoc around the school and making messes leaving clues.

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MHS presents holiday play

Maryville High School will present “The Trial of Santa” at 7 pm, Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19, and 2 pm, Sunday, December 20. Members of the cast are front: Katie Marriott as Rudolph, Cassidy Kline, Emily Pearce, McKenna Liles, Brinley Conn; back: Claire McKim, Allison Yarnell as Santa, Kaitlyn Vaught, Sarah Crowley, Trent

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