Schools

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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Raymond Zhao advances to the National Spelling Bee

By Kathryn Rice Raymond Zhao, a seventh grader at Maryville Middle School, took first place in the regional spelling bee on March 7. His winning word was “sporadically.” Raymond is the son of Gary Zhao and Cindy Tu, Maryville. The first place win entitles Raymond to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee which will

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Maryville R-II Office of School Superintendent issues letter to community

Dear Spoofhound Parents, Staff and Community: The safety of our students, staff and community is Maryville R-II’s highest priority. I want to assure you that we are taking this evolving health situation very seriously, keeping close communication with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as health organizations. We are monitoring websites such as the

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Northwest postponing in-person classes until March 23 due to coronavirus

Northwest Missouri State University announced it is postponing the resumption of in-person classes to protect the health and safety of its students and employees from the spread of COVID-19. Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski informed the campus community, through an email, that classes at its Maryville and Northwest-Kansas City locations will resume Monday, March 23. Students

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West Nodaway BOE

The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and two closed sessions on February 12 to handle the following school district business. In closed session, the board approved the hiring of Valerie Cowden as elementary secretary for the 2020-21 school year at $13.97 per hour. Melissa Cook’s resignation as 2019-20 varsity basketball cheer

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Three Schools Crown Winter Sports Royalty

Northeast Nodaway High School crowned their Homecoming king and queen in a candlelight ceremony on February 13. Senior Mitchell Sherry, son of Martin and Tina Sherry, was crowned king, while Brea Miller, daughter of Carl and Karen Miller and Jackie Olson, was crowned queen. PV Celebrates a Valentine’s Homecoming Seniors Chase Farnan and Ashley Mattson

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Citizen Bank presents funds to West Nodaway School

Connie Hall of Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Burlington Jct., presented check for $2,594.85 to West Nodaway Superintendent Shannon Nolte at the February 12 board of education meeting. The funds were from the bank’s two Rocket debit card programs. Hall discussed the bank’s willingness to work with the school and students. She mentioned projects which

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