This Week's News

DARE officer earns award

Maryville Public Safety Officer Ian Myers connects with kindergarten students Will Snyders, Caelum Holthaus, Grace Dinsdale and Hayden Lager during a DARE lesson at St. Gregory’s on October 6. Myers recently completed DARE training in Jefferson City to become a certified instructor. He was presented the Top Overall Student award for his performance. The course

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Tractor Cruise donates to area organizations

The Heart of America Tractor Club made donations to four organizations that benefit children in northwest Missouri. The club makes the money from its annual tractor cruise which was held on June 25. More than 120 tractors took part in the cruise. The club presented $3,000 each to Camp Encourage, Special Olympics and Muscular Dystrophy

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City of Maryville purchases $51,000 street striping machine

The Maryville City Council awarded EZ Liner Industries, Orange City, IA, a $50,873 bid for a demo AL120 paint striping machine during its October 10 meeting. The unit is mounted to the bed of a fleet pickup and will allow city staff to paint the streets rather than contracting out the work. The machine is

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Emergency personnel participate in disaster training

First responders and college students from across the United States participated in Missouri Hope, a disaster training event at Mozingo Lake Recreational Park on October 7. County ambulance teams, firefighters, military medic units, life-flight helicopter teams, disaster prevention crews, nursing students and Red Cross members worked together during the training scenario that was designed to

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Pogo Gramma visits library

By Christina Rice On September 27, author Paula Savaiano delighted children as she brought a pogo stick-riding grandma to the Maryville Public Library for story hour. Savaiano held a book signing for her new books “Gramma and Her Pogo Stick” and “My Gramma Has Ants in Her Pants.” Her main character is a spunky grandmother

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Leaking urinal, exposed wires found in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham inspected 24 food establishments, including county schools, in September. Holiday Inn Express, 2929 South Main, low priority Routine inspection September 2. Critical: None observed. Non-critical: Three-bay washing sink faucet dripping. The Q BBQ, 225 West Main, Clearmont, medium priority Routine inspection September 6. Critical: Observed staff

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Scooter’s Coffee to open in Maryville

Scooter’s Coffee has announced a new location opening in Maryville in December. The new business will be located at 1308 South Main Street and will serve drive-thru coffee along with an assortment of hot drinks, iced drinks, smoothies and breakfast-related food items. “The city of Maryville and Nodaway County Economic Development are excited to welcome

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Northwest enrollment remains steady; undergraduate, transfer students increase

Enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University this fall is 6,530 students, the university announced after completing its fall census. The total headcount comprises 5,628 undergraduate students, a slight increase from last fall, and 902 graduate students. The headcount includes 1,347 first-time freshmen and 298 transfer students, up 17.8 percent from last fall. At the same

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Pickering has quiet meeting

The Pickering City Council tabled discussion on the Farm Animal Ordinance for the third time at the October 3 meeting. With half of the council members missing, the remainder and Mayor Charles Smith didn’t feel a productive discourse could be held. Smith will check on council member availability and call for an additional meeting to

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