Schools

Jefferson senior awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship

Recent Jefferson High School graduate Megan Galbraith has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund. In the fall, Galbraith will study agricultural public relations at Northwest Missouri State University. The future of agriculture relies on talented young people like Galbraith to fill thousands of jobs in a

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NEN graduates 15 on Fathers Day

Because of COVID-19, the Northeast Nodaway Class of 2020 graduated on Fathers Day, June 21, instead of the traditional date of Mothers Day in May. Precautions taken included each graduates’ family was seated together with more spacing between rows in the high school gym. The graduates’ chairs were spaced further apart. Fist bumps instead of

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Nodaway County students participate in Boys State

The 81st annual Missouri Boys State has been reorganized and rescheduled for November. The hybrid format will kick off with a series of virtual sessions on Saturday, November 14. Then on Thursday, November 19 the Boys State citizens will meet in Warrensburg for a live session which will continue until Sunday, November 22. The students

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MHS football team undertakes courthouse lawn cleanup

The Maryville High School Spoofhound Football team worked June 13 to weed and mulch the Nodaway County Courthouse lawn. COVID-19 restrictions prevented the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat football players from doing their annual task in April. The athletes are, front: Caden Stoecklein, Brady Farnan, Caleb Kreizinger, Connor Weiss; second row: Joey Patterson, Don Allen,

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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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