This Week's News

Extension hosts Sunshine Law meeting

Nodaway County’s MU Extension office sponsored a meeting November 18 at the Nodaway County Administration Center for local elected officials and the general public to learn about the processes of Missouri’s Sunshine Law. The gathering saw nearly 20 people representing townships, towns, school boards and other tax-funded entities. Long time Extension leader, Jerry Baker, was

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‘Elf, the Musical’ brings laughs to Christmas

Maryville High School is spreading cheer the best way we know how: “Singing loud for all to hear!” At 7 pm, Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23 and 2 pm, Sunday, November 24, students will perform the musical version of the modern Christmas classic, “Elf, the Musical,” in the Schneider Performing Arts Center. Tickets

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Northwest to ‘Celebrate Agriculture’ November 16

  Northwest Missouri State University will “Celebrate Agriculture” with a series of activities Saturday, Nov. 16. “Celebrate Agriculture allows us to come together to recognize the impact agriculture has in the region and at Northwest Missouri State University,” said Rod Barr, director of the School of Agricultural Sciences. “It gives us an opportunity to showcase

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Maryville High School launching book-gifting program for students

Maryville High School is launching a new book-gifting program aimed at older readers. Spoofhound Bookshelf will offer free reading books to interested high school students throughout the school year. The project was a result of collaboration between MHS Librarian Kimberly Offutt and student parent Kelley Baldwin. Inspired by similar book-gifting programs for younger readers, Baldwin

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Maryville Chamber announces Grinch candidates

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce announced the five Grinch Marshal candidates, one of whom will lead the Chamber’s fifth annual Christmas Parade beginning at 6:30 pm, Friday, December 6. The five nominees are Vince Shelby, Nodaway County Fair Board, Kevin Pitts, Maryville Middle School, Tom Beattie, Association of Group Homes, Greg McDanel, Host Lions

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Food establishment inspections see variety of violations

Larry Wickersham, Nodaway County Health Department food inspector, saw the following establishments during October. Country Hearth Inn, 222 East Summit, Maryville, low priority Routine Inspection October 1 Priority Violation: None. Core Violation: None. Maryville Middle School 525 South Hills Drive, Maryville, high priority Routine Inspection October 1 Priority Violation: Crispy chicken salad cold held above

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Red Ribbon Week is celebrated at area schools

The national Red Ribbon Week’s theme this year is “Send a message. Stay drug free.” Area schools took the opportunity to provide fun activities, including dress-up days, to students urging them to stay drug free. At West Nodaway Elementary October 29, the theme was “I’m too smart to use drugs” and the students dressed up

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Pickering hears of business donations

The Pickering City Council met November 4, at the Community Center.  As the meeting began the council announced the town is getting new water meters that will no longer have to be read manually. Roll call was then taken, with all members in attendance.  The lights in the city sign were replaced; it is much

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Hopkins begins ordinance approval process

The Hopkins City Council addressed a new ordinance concerning the town’s floodplain during  their November 4 meeting. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Kelly Morrison.  Jenni and Jeremiah Snyder, town residents, were in attendance to address a letter they received from the council.  A new floodplain ordinance, #459, was read aloud by Deandra

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