This Week's News

Who gives a hoot

Have a happy, healthy new year 2020! By Bob Bohlken Yes, I know that New Year’s Eve has come and gone, but I hope to give you some insight into the New Year Eve’s celebration from my perspective. Before the 1950s and the dawning of television and in some cases electricity in rural Nodaway County,

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Blay honored for 1000th point

West Nodaway junior Tyler Blay shot his 1,000th point during the January 7 game against the North Nodaway Mustangs. He was congratulated by this year’s coaches to his right, Cole Thompson, Cole Crawford, Brandon Phipps and last year’s coaches to his left; Kolton Jones and Dylan Hagey. Coach Phipps said, “Blay is one of the

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Pickering looks for council filings

At the January 6 meeting of the Pickering City Council, City Clerk Milt Sovereign announced one person has filed for alderman and one for mayor. There are two alderman positions and one mayoral position which will be in the April 7 election. Interested individuals may file for the positions from 9 am to 5:30 pm

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Hopkins to look at livestock

At the January 6 meeting, Mayor Kelly Morrison asked the Hopkins City Council aldermen to think about whether or not Hopkins needs a livestock ordinance. The city does not currently have a livestock ordinance and livestock is not covered under the current animal ordinance pertaining to dogs. The topic has been on the meeting agenda

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BJ council decides to work through options before taking action

On January 6, the Burlington Jct. City Council listened intently to officials from Public Water Supply of Nodaway County, commonly known as rural water, on their offer concerning the future of the town’s water plant. The meeting was not regularly scheduled; however several other items of business were attended to while the council met. The

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Filing to close for candidates

The following is a list of the seats that are up in April and the candidates who have filed to date: Jefferson BOE Seat is up: Laura Galbraith, Jeff Farnan, Travis Angle Filed to run: none. Maryville BOE Seat is up: Roger Baker, Jason Haer, Sean Wiedmaier Filed to run: Sean Wiedmaier, Jason Haer, Penni

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New Year’s Baby arrives at hospital

Wade Tyler Stevens, son of Trent Stevens and Alexis West, Maryville, was named the Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville’s New Year’s Baby. Wade arrived at 1:58 am, Wednesday, January 1. He weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces. His grandparents are James and Jacqueline West, Veronica Dial and Amanda and Cordell Stevens, all of Maryville.

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Northwest fall semester honors list

The office of the registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced students named to the academic or president’s honor rolls at the end of the 2019 fall semester. To be included on the academic honor roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade-point average of 3.50 or above

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Sheriff Randy Strong submits his report for 2019

It is a pleasure to serve the citizens of this county. Here is my year-end report to you. We have great plans for 2020! DARE Program. The Gary Taylor Charitable Trust through the US Bank was awarded to Nodaway County DARE Program. The grant was for $4,600. DARE is taught in every school in the

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Challenges are necessary

By Judy Frueh I truly believe everything happens for a reason. I also believe every action can have a ripple effect. This last year has left me challenged in ways I never thought possible. I have been in situations that still seem surreal to me. I have been shunned by people that I thought loved

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