This Week's News

Hopkins takes action on unmowed lawns

The Hopkins City Council moved to send a letter to residents with unmowed lawns and tall weeds at the June 17 meeting. The list of properties was compiled by Chief Operator Jack Baldwin. The owners will be given seven days to mow, after which time the city will mow the property at a rate of

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Elks perform Flag Day ceremonies at the Freedom Rock

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 760, Maryville, officiated Flag Day ceremonies on June 15 at the Nodaway County Freedom Rock® located in Franklin Park, Maryville. Keynote speaker Bob Bohlken spoke on the Flag and the history of Flag Day while members of the American Legion Post 100, under the direction of Amos Clampett,

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Public comment period opens on STIP

A draft of 2020-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which focuses on taking care of the state’s existing transportation system was presented recently to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. A 30-day public review and comment period has begun. MoDOT Planning Director Machelle Watkins told commissioners the draft STIP includes 1,869 highway and bridge projects,

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Maryville council reviews proposed short-term rental ordinance

The Maryville City Council discussed “an ordinance amending chapter 405 Zoning Code of the Municipal Code of Maryville, Missouri, regarding short-term rentals” at the June 10 council meeting. With the popularity of bed and breakfasts, Airbnbs and other short-term rentals of housing in predominately residential areas, the city’s leadership felt the situation needed to be

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NTS FFA visits with Congressman Graves in Washington

Northwest Technical School FFA Chapter members and advisors recently traveled to Washington, DC, to visit with Congressman Sam Graves. Those who made the trip were Dillon Stiens, Jeremy Lacy, Fritz Lager, Tobin Cordell, Laney Graham, Anna Lager, Josie Auffert, Aide McAtee, Jacob Ginther, Sadie Schafer and Amber Ebrecht.

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Maryville teen drowns in 102 River

A 16-year-old drowned June 13 while swimming in the 102 River at Barnard. Lindsey Allee, Maryville, went under in a deep area of water and did not resurface. The Midwest Regional Dive Team recovered her body around 4 pm. Other agencies involved in the efforts, according to Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong, include the Nodaway

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Northwest’s Baker named to Mosaic board

Mosaic Life Care has named Matt Baker, PhD, vice president of student affairs at Northwest Missouri State University, to the Mosaic Life Care Board of Trustees. “Dr. Baker brings with him an exceptional viewpoint from our northwest Missouri area,” says Mark Laney, MD, CEO, Mosaic Life Care. “We are pleased to welcome him to our

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Northwest mourns passing of student

Northwest Missouri State University is mourning after learning of the passing of one of its students. The University received confirmation June 13 that Lillian Jacks, a freshman agriculture education major from Conway, had died. She was a resident of Hudson-Perrin during the 2018-19 academic year and a member of the Northwest Bee Club and Advocats.

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The Ministry Center announces Deluxe as corporate challenge winner

Some of Deluxe Corporation’s first and second shift employees gathered to accept the 2019 The Ministry Center Corporate Challenge traveling plaque, held by employee Sandy Andrews, next to The Ministry Center Director Merlin Atkins and Board President Jonathan Mitchell. This is the third year Deluxe has won the challenge, this time with 67 points per

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