Schools

Farnan kisses pig as reward on Christmas kindness challenge

Jefferson students in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade gathered around the 700 canned food items that will be donated to the food pantry in Stanberry. The students also performed 83 acts of kindness witnessed by teachers. As part of the Christmas kindness challenge, Elementary Principal Caden Farnan said he would kiss a pig if the

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Maryville Middle School hires new principal 

At the Maryville School District’s Board of Education meeting December 19, Kate Lydon was reassigned to the role of principal at Maryville Middle School, effective to begin the 2023-2024 school year. A committee consisting of the superintendent and other school district leaders interviewed finalists from a larger group of applicants. As a result of this

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Early childhood majors, Horace Mann students collaborate on compassion project

Students in Northwest Missouri State University’s Trauma Informed Practices course took time recently to help Horace Mann Laboratory School students gain a better understanding of what it means to be compassionate, in addition to gaining a better understanding of the concept themselves. Throughout the semester, students in the course gain an understanding of trauma, its

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NH FFA donates to Skidmore Food Pantry

One of the Christmas giving projects undertaken by the Nodaway-Holt FFA group was to provide Thanksgiving meal bags to the Skidmore Food Pantry. Outside of the Skidmore City Hall, the animal science class and senior FFA Officers delivered the meal bags.    

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More postseason awards handed out for local athletes

More athletes from Nodaway County have been given post-season awards. Soccer The Maryville Spoofhound Soccer Team had several players receive MEC All-Conference honors. Juniors Jaxson Staples, Kason Teale, Boyd Gallaher and Senior Truett Haer were named to the first team. Seniors Marcus Henggeler and Quinn Pettlon were named to the second team, and Senior Gabe

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275 Conference Band Festival sees county schools’ student

High school band students from several county schools attended the festival from the 275 Conference at Northwest Missouri State. After a day of workshops and learning opportunities, they performed in the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Dr. Katy Strickland was the director.

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NH Fourth graders complete health challenge

The Nodaway Holt Fourth grade class completed the Mosaic eight week Fourth Grade Challenge. At the beginning, the students receive a logbook to track their activities. The participants are given weekly challenges. When they meet minimum requirements, the students are given a prize. At the end of the eight weeks, the schools with good class

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NN provides Thanksgiving meal to community

The North Nodaway National Honor Society and family and consumer sciences class combined forces to serve a Thanksgiving meal, November 18 to community members. The students and teachers gathered behind the serving line at the beginning of the lunch. The meal was ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, rolls and different kinds of

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MHS presents ‘Seussical’ musical

Maryville High School is presenting “Seussical” a musical based on Dr. Seuss books including “Horton Hears a Who,” “Horton Hatches an Egg,” the Grinch and characters from Whoville. On November 7, the actors practiced the opening number in preparation for the 7 pm, Thursday, November 17 and Saturday, November 19 and 2 pm, Sunday, November

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