This Week's News

BJ Kiwanis provide support to ballfield

The Burlington Jct. Kiwanis recently donated $10,000 to finish phase III and complete the BJ City Park ballfield. The money will be used for ballfield safety features including fence toppers and a warning track before the fence. It will also provide roofs for the dugouts, backstop padding, a windscreen on the outfield fence and a

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Skidmore hires new city clerk

The new Skidmore city clerk, Meagan Morrow, attended the August 8 Skidmore City Council meeting. Morrow was hired at the July 15 meeting after the aldermen interviewed, in closed session, five candidates for the position. During the open part of that meeting, the council discussed putting the new park shelter house in the northeast corner

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Burlington Jct. council hears of festival details

At the August 13 Burlington Jct. City Council meeting, Deb Hull spoke about the upcoming Farmers Fall Festival. The event is slated for Saturday, September 14 with a tenderloin dinner kicking off the festival on Friday, September 13 at the legion building. Saturday events include a parade, 5K run, tractor cruise, smoker contest, vendors and

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Governor appoints Tjeerdsma to Northwest Board of Regents

Gov. Mike Parson has announced the appointment of Mel Tjeerdsma, Maryville, to Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents. As an interim appointment, Tjeerdsma can begin serving immediately but must be confirmed by the Missouri Senate for his appointment to become official. Tjeerdsma, a Republican, fills the Board seat of Dr. Patrick Harr (D), for

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US Route 136 to close near Conception Jct.

A culvert replacement will close US Route 136 next week. Local maintenance crews from Missouri Department of Transportation will close US Route 136 between Route P, south of Clyde, to 310th Street at Conception Jct. on Tuesday, August 20 from 8:30 am to 3 pm, weather permitting. During this closure, motorists will need to use an

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Hounds to Cats: Debrielle Patee-Merrill

By Jacki Wood This is the last in a series on former Spoofhound athletes who are now Bearcats. Frequently called townies, a number of former Maryville High School athletes decided to stay in town and continue their academic and athletic careers at Northwest Missouri State University. Debrielle Patee-Merrill, daughter of David and Jean Merrill, graduated

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Wind farm donates to Nodaway County schools

The Clear Creek Wind Project team of Mortenson, Tenaska and trade partners sponsored a school supply and personal care product drive over the past few weeks. The entire project donated about $5,000 in school supplies along with gift cards which can be used by the North Nodaway Elementary School and Eugene Field Elementary School students,

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Tax sale signs go up in Nodaway County

Nodaway County Appraiser Kevin Hartman and Collector Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins placed signs on properties in Nodaway County which will be sold at 10 am, Monday, August 26 in the community room at the county’s administration center. Among the 39 to be sold is this property at 212 West Second, Maryville. Owned by Ronald C. and

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Hy-Vee announces data breach investigation

Hy-Vee has announced it is investigating a data incident involving its payment processing systems. The company released the following statement on August 14: “Hy-Vee takes the security of payment card data very seriously. We want to make customers aware of an investigation we are conducting into a security incident involving our payment processing systems that

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Northwest Regents elect vice chair, approve new degree programs

Northwest Missouri State University’s Regents selected Roxanne Swaney as the board’s vice chair, approved a series of curriculum proposals and service contracts and celebrated its outgoing chair and his legacy at the university during the August 8 meeting. Dr. Marilou Joyner moved into the Regent’s chair seat as the group elected Swaney as vice chair.

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