This Week's News

Maryville council approves engineering contract for East Thompson trail

At the January 23 Maryville City Council meeting, Great River Associates, Springfield, was approved to provide engineering services for the East Thompson Street Trail Project. The project will be from E. Thompson Street from South Davis to South Laura. It will feature an eight foot wide concrete trail approximately 1,600 linear feet. It was shared

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State awards $261M through broadband infrastructure grant program

This week, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded a total of $261 million through the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to 60 recipients for projects that will expand and improve internet access statewide including United Services, Inc. Projects receiving funds are expected to create more than 55,000 connections

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NOCOMO closes temporarily

NOCOMO Industries, Inc. Board Member Traci Westfall notified the parents and guardians of the sheltered workshop certified employees of its temporary closure. She noted the board will reassess in two weeks. Board President Sam Mason issued the following statement: “We are currently going through a transition and we are looking forward to getting our employees

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Maryville’s South Main progress given by McDanel

The Maryville South Main Improvement Phase One project has been reported by City Manager Greg McDanel to the city council as being 75 percent complete. Contractor VF Anderson Builder, Harrisonville, continues to install concrete curb and driveways along the west side of South Main. RS Electric, St. Joseph, is working to cutover individual electric services

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Maryville’s First Christian names new pastor

The congregation of First Christian Church of Maryville has called and accepted the Rev. Gina Johnson to serve as its new pastor. Johnson has been in the ministry for over a decade and comes to First Christian Church with a dynamic background and an extreme level of focus. She has the determination to continue making

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10-Squared Men donate to firefighters association

10-Squared Men donated $13,800 to the Firefighters Association of Nodaway County, January 19. At the presentation were Brian Schieber, 10-Squared Men; Tom Shifflett, Zach Hilsabeck; firefighters association; Todd Hill, 10-Squared Men; and Jeremiah Bragg, firefighters association. 10-Squared Men chose the Firefighters Association of Nodaway County after being contacted by Melody Blair of Minnie Lane. Blair

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The Bridge offers tutoring

The Bridge Church, 1122 South Main, Maryville, is accepting sign-ups through Sunday, January 29 for its third semester of tutoring. It is a free program. Middle school tutoring for grades five to eight will be from 3 to 4:15 pm, Tuesdays and high school tutoring is slated from 3 to 4:15 pm, Thursdays. The school

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N-H names new superintendent

Nodaway-Holt High School Principal Mike Hollingsworth will become the district’s new superintendent starting July 1. Hollingsworth has been the high school principal and athletic director since July 2018. He has past experience in the Fairfax R-III School District as a business teacher, technology director, at-risk coordinator and administrative assistant. He will replace Jeff Blackford who

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SB40 meets to end 2022, start 2023

The Senate Bill 40 Board met in open and closed session, January 10 to close 2022 and start 2023. President Larry Redford presented the NOCOMO Sheltered Workshop 2023 contract along with a letter written by Workshop Manager Nicki Samson for the SB40 Board records. Jeanette Schieber shared the revenue and disbursement for 2022. The board will

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County, Maryville, ambulance leaders address Joint 911 future funding

The 911 Joint Oversight Board met January 17 with the topic of future funding as the primary agenda item. A report was given by the finance subcommittee to the leaders of Nodaway County, City of Maryville and Nodaway County Ambulance District. The committee proposed a sales tax, the amount to be determined later, be placed

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