Schools

Filing to close for candidates

The following is a list of the seats that are up in April and the candidates who have filed to date: Jefferson BOE Seat is up: Laura Galbraith, Jeff Farnan, Travis Angle Filed to run: none. Maryville BOE Seat is up: Roger Baker, Jason Haer, Sean Wiedmaier Filed to run: Sean Wiedmaier, Jason Haer, Penni

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Roach retires after 32 years at middle school

Cindy Roach, Maryville Middle School secretary, had expected it to be quiet on her last day, December 20, as she retired after 32 years of service to the Maryville R-II School District. Instead, she was busy with people dropping by, flowers, balloons, cake, punch and a plaque commemorating her journey at MMS. Happy smiles are

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West Nodaway faces Mound City

On December 20, the Mound City Panthers traveled to West Nodaway to take two wins from the Rockets. West Nodaway sophomore, Riley Linville, lines up the basket during the girls game, which saw the Rockets coming up short, 42 – 50.

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St. Gregory’s first-graders gather items for The Source

In cooperation with Marsha Martin’s Ben’s Stockings of Hope project, the first-grade students at St. Gregory School created a Christmas service project that will benefit clients of The Source in Maryville. The students received stuffed animals and Christmas stockings from Martin, who is pictured at right with the class. The class filled the stockings with

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Turpin to take over as NN Superintendent for 2020-2021 school year

The North Nodaway R-VI School District announced Christopher Turpin will be the 2020-2021 school year superintendent of schools. Turpin is currently the K-12 principal of Union Star R-II School District and has been there since August 2009. His other educational job experience includes five years as elementary principal at St. Patrick School in the Kansas

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School hosts Thanksgiving lunch

Northeast Nodaway hosted a Thanksgiving lunch November 21 in the gymnasium. There were about 30 community members in attendance. The student council served the meal. For entertainment, preschool class members sang a couple of songs under the direction of Amanda Sutton, PK-12 music teacher.

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Maryville High School launching book-gifting program for students

Maryville High School is launching a new book-gifting program aimed at older readers. Spoofhound Bookshelf will offer free reading books to interested high school students throughout the school year. The project was a result of collaboration between MHS Librarian Kimberly Offutt and student parent Kelley Baldwin. Inspired by similar book-gifting programs for younger readers, Baldwin

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Red Ribbon Week is celebrated at area schools

The national Red Ribbon Week’s theme this year is “Send a message. Stay drug free.” Area schools took the opportunity to provide fun activities, including dress-up days, to students urging them to stay drug free. At West Nodaway Elementary October 29, the theme was “I’m too smart to use drugs” and the students dressed up

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News Release from Maryville R-II – Inclement Weather Procedures

To help everyone be better prepared for the approaching winter weather, Maryville R-II is sharing the following procedures which will be in place for this school year. NOTIFICATION: Announcements concerning cancellations, early outs, late starts, and/or the use of hard surface bus routes will be made locally through the following: Radio – KNIM 97.1 fm

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