This Week's News

Nodaway News Leader welcomes Michaela Bowyer to the team

Michaela Bowyer, a Northwest Missouri State University student, will be handling the news from sporting events and other articles for the Nodaway News Leader. Bowyer is from Meadville, where she graduated from Meadville High School. There she worked on the yearbook staff for three years, taking the title of editor. She is wrapping up her

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Hollingsworth Peonies expands with legacy nursery

Juergen Steininger, owner and operator of the famous Hollingsworth peony collection, hosted a press conference on September 5 with several renowned breeders in attendance from the midwest as he announced the acquisition of the peony seedling program and a cross section of the commercial program from Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery, Avalon, WI. This

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Hopkins council discusses nuisance properties

With Mayor Kelly Morrison unable to attend the September 9 Hopkins City Council meeting, new alderman and board president Jeff Everhart officiated. Discussion was held on resident complaints about two different properties. The complaints were on derelict vehicles and trash on the properties. A letter and a copy of the nuisance ordinance will be sent

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Health inspector visits eight establishments

Larry Wickersham, Nodaway County Health Department food inspector, saw the following establishments during August. Chris Cakes/Ally Enterprises, 29242 Jade Road, Maryville, low priority Routine Inspection August 1 Priority Violation: None. Core Violation: Reach-in freezer interior soiled with frost, not smooth and easily cleanable. Gray Oil and Gasoline Co., 22979 US Highway 71, Maryville, medium priority

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Northwest to host state public defender for Constitution Day program

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and its Pre-Law Society are sponsoring a Constitution Day program on Monday, September 16 featuring Michael Barrett, the director of the Missouri State Public Defender System. Through a conversation with Barrett, the program will address the Sixth Amendment and legal representation in Missouri. The event,

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Maryville council approves financial maneuver

The Maryville City Council met briefly on September 9 to speak to refinancing of bonds. The bonds for the debt of the waterworks and sewer system were able to be refinanced by issuing $11,535,000 revenue bonds at a new rate of interest. Matthew Courtney, vice president of Piper Jaffrey & Co., Leawood, KS, reported to

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Northwest Regents approve software maintenance agreements

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents approved a pair of multi-year contracts for software at the university during a brief regular meeting on September 5. The Regents authorized the university to renew software maintenance agreements with Ellucian Banner, for a contract not to exceed $2,025,000 over a five-year term and an implementation cost not to

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Northwest opening day enrollment up 2%, retention remains high

Northwest Missouri State University trades enrollment with Missouri Western State University at the beginning of the fall semester. Beginning the 2019-20 academic year, Northwest saw a two percent increase in its total enrollment, in addition to maintaining its high retention rate, while the institution to the south saw a two percent decline. Northwest entered its

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Health board reviews county CAFO ordinance

The Nodaway County Health Center Board of Trustees were introduced to and reviewed a draft of revisions to the health board’s county ordinance on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) at the August 21 meeting. The draft was authored by Administrator Tom Patterson with the help of the health center’s attorney. He presented the original ordinance

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