This Week's News

Northwest community mourning student’s passing

Northwest Missouri State University is mourning today after learning of the passing of one of its students. Lonnae Young, a junior psychology major from Lee’s Summit died unexpectedly this morning at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. An autopsy is planned. Young was a resident assistant on the second floor of Dieterich Hall and

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Maryville council meets to approve monthly financials

The Maryville City Council held a brief meeting on February 12 to authorize the city’s financial proceedings. The meeting was due to a cancelation of the regularly scheduled February 11 meeting. Other city business for the council to consider was held over to the next regular meeting, Monday, February 25.

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Dougan selected as Northeast Nodaway superintendent

The Northeast Nodaway R-V Board of Education selected Brenda Dougan as the 2019-20 school superintendent and she will begin her duties on July 1. Dougan has been in education for 26 years with 12 years in administration. She has been employed at Ridgeway R-V since 2014 and is currently serving as superintendent. She has a

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BJ council talks spring street improvements

The Burlington Jct. City Council gathered around the map during its February 12 meeting to look at the possible streets for spring and summer improvements. Mayor Justin Plymell and council members recognized the street crew for their snow plowing efforts. Also noted was the Nodaway Township crew for their hauling away of snow from town.

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West Nodaway hires Mitch Barnes as 6-12 principal

The West Nodaway Board of Education selected Mitch Barnes as the 6-12 principal for the 2019-20 school year during its February 7 meeting. Barnes is currently serving as 7-12 principal at Braymer School District, a position he has held for 10 years. Also at Braymer, he served as K-12 principal and interim superintendent. Originally from Trenton,

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MPAC seeks designs for pocket park mural

The Maryville Public Arts Committee (MPAC) is conducting a contest for the mural design to be placed on the wall of the upcoming pocket park located on the southwest corner of Third and Main streets, Maryville. The committee is looking for a clean, simple design which will provide photo opportunities for visitors, tourists, students and

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Health inspections yield food establishment violations

The Nodaway County Health Center food establishment inspection reports for January given by a department official: HyVee Meat, 1217 South Main Street, Maryville, low priority Routine inspection January 3 Priority: None. Core: Observed food and debris on floor under and adjacent to display case; Quat sanitizer test strips used for testing sanitizer concentration unavailable at

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Hopkins looks at future city needs

The Hopkins City Council briefly reviewed the city’s future needs at the February 4 meeting. Mayor Kelly Morrison said improvements to the water and sewer mains are needed. Currently on water, the city must shut down the entire city to repair water main breaks. Morrison said the city should look at a three-to-five year commitment

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DESE releases 2018 APR for Nodaway County schools

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced statewide results for district Annual Performance Reports (APR) for the 2017-18 school year with all Nodaway County schools receiving the Accredited level. This year’s APR data reflected a slightly heavier focus on non-academic factors such as  college and career readiness, attendance and graduation rates. Nodaway

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Northwest to host musical celebration, dinner for Black History Month

Northwest Missouri State University will host a musical celebration and its annual Soul Food Dinner with Dr. Latrese Adkins Weathersby to commemorate Black History Month. Black History Month’s 2019 nationwide theme, “The Migrations,” focuses on the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and social realities, primarily during the 20th century through today.

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