This Week's News

Youth walks for drinking water

Nathan Yocom, son of Erika and Scott Yocom, Maryville, took part in the fourth annual Walk4Water 6k at the Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area, St. Joseph, July 9. The Horace Mann sixth grader was inspired by the book, “I Walk for Water,” by Lindsey Andrews and by his cousin, Sam Willoughby, and Sam’s friend Mattie

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Hy-Vee donates to NW Alzheimer’s

Maddie Propst and Damen White of the NW Alzheimer’s Association accepted $585 from the Maryville Hy-Vee on July 5. Present were Propst, Travis Buysse, Hy-Vee store director, Deanna Bowers, Hy-Vee registered dietitian, and White. The funds were part of the proceeds from gas pumped at the Hy-Vee Fuel Station from June 20-27. Proceeds benefit the

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Kenyan diplomat visits Maryville

Director Bishop Wilson Kigen, of Bishop Kigen Children’s Home, Eldama Ravine, Kenya, shakes hands with Pastor Paul McKim, Maryville’s Laura Street Baptist Church. He visited local pastors and spoke at local churches to raise awareness and support for the children’s home. The orphanage provides a home for 40 children. Most of the children have lost

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Nodaway County summer events roll through August

Back to school may be looming, but Nodaway County is still celebrating summer. Here are some of the events that are scheduled: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Hopkins Museum, North Third Street, Hopkins, open at no charge from 1 to 3 pm. August 4 – Cameron Veterans Assistance League Golf Tournament, Mozingo Lake

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Local educator soars at space camp

Maryville fourth grade teacher Joe Suchan attended a STEMcon space camp at the United States Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL, July 8 through 11. STEMcon stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The camp is specifically designed for educators and costs more than $900. NASA awards grants to teachers, allowing them to attend the

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Learning, fun happen during library story hour

Story Hour at the Maryville Public Library gives children, ages 2 1/2 to eight, the opportunity to learn and have fun doing a variety of activities. During “On your mark, get set…move!” on June 28, guests Margaret Pierson and daughter-in-law Cassie Pierson demonstrated yoga poses and breathing techniques.

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Local ‘Rosie the Riveter’ rides in WWII plane

By Christina Rice Katie “Toots” Sherrow, 95, a local Rosie the Riveter, recently rode in an aluminum overcast B-17 in Topeka, KS. The B-17 was the type of plane she worked on during World War II more than 70 years ago. Sherrow, a Graham native, went to work for Agriculture Adjustment Association, Maryville, after graduating

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County schools announce registration dates

Nodaway County schools gear up for the start of a new year with registration dates and open houses. Jefferson C-123 •School starts Thursday, August 18. •Registration is 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday, August 11. •Open house is Wednesday, August 17; elementary is at 6 pm and junior high and high school are at 7

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MDIO works to enhance downtown

Maryville Downtown Improvement Organization (MDIO) has its feet on the ground and has taken off running to improve the downtown district. MDIO became a reality in 2015, after talks in 2014 about establishing the entity. It is now part of Missouri Main Street, an organization that helps cities promote older main street and downtown business

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