This Week's News

Tradewind Energy gets ok for $300M wind farm

Tradewind Energy, Lenexa, KS, received the green light for building a wind farm in Nodaway County this past week. Development Manager Reed Bartels approached the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) Board during its meeting June 15. The board approved the company’s application for a tax incentive on the White Cloud Wind Project LLC for Nodaway County.

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Fire Explorers to expand countywide

By Christina Rice Maryville youth have been quenching their thirst for emergency crisis involvement with basic firefighting training through the youth program Fire Explorers, which is expanding this year. The program has seen a lot of interest in its first year of operation, with nine youth regularly attending the bi-monthly Monday meetings. Program coordinators, Matt

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Groundbreaking takes place on Northwest campus

On June 15, the official ground breaking for the Hughes Family Center multipurpose building on the Northwest campus saw Northwest leaders, Crawford Construction Co. general contractor, Northwest alumni, benefactors, Regents, City of Maryville representatives and State Representative Allen Andrews turning over those first shovels of dirt. Northwest President John Jasinski noted Northwest is the “university

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Skidmore residents relax during community day

Residents of Skidmore relaxed, played games and listened to music during Skidmore Community Day June 17. Christian Motorcyclists Association Crosswinds Forming Chapter members, organization President Nate Rice and Chaplain Marty Coston pray with Lindy Blessington as they bless her bike during the Skidmore Motorcycle Show. For more photos, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Elmo celebrates 67th annual 4th of July on June 24

Elmo’s 67th annual 4th of July celebration will be on Saturday, June 24 at the Elmo Park. The event is sponsored by the Elmo Betterment Club. Activities during the day include: • 5K run/walk, 6:45 am registration, 7 am start. For more information, contact Kelli Wilmes, 660.215.2046. • Pancake breakfast, freewill donation, Elmo Park Shelter,

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Burlington Jct. enters into contract with Alliance

The city of Burlington Jct. voted to contract its maintenance labor during the regular meeting June 12. The contract was awarded to Alliance Water Resources, a Missouri-based company with headquarters in Columbia, for $106,939 a year. Previously, Mayor Justin Plymell stated the city would spend approximately the same amount of money per year by contracting

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Skidmore passes aldermen ordinance

At the June 12 meeting of the Skidmore City Council, Ordinance #2017Board concerning the board of aldermen was approved with a section allowing for closed meetings without taking the Sunshine Law into account. Section 9 states: The council members shall at any time determine by resolution that any meeting or portion thereof shall be private

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Customer service is the mainstay at Maryville Outdoor

By Kathryn Rice Maryville Outdoor is the Country Clipper lawn mower’s line top US dealer for the last five years; an achievement acquired by the business having the highest volume of lawn mower sales. “It’s John,” said Sara Mundorf, co-owner, attributing their success to her husband. “He takes care of our customers.” John and Sara

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Alexander marks 60 years at MTE Office Center

By Christina Rice Bryan Alexander celebrated his 60th year of service to MTE Office Center this spring. He began working for the company in 1957, the summer before his junior year of high school, and has stayed with the company ever since. “It’s a good place to work, good employees. Maryville is a good place

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Camp Quality is underway for children with cancer

The 32nd annual Camp Quality started with cheers and applause as the campers came off the buses on June 11. The theme this year was “Camp Quality in the Movies” and Jan Moutray, Barnard, was part of the paparazzi taking photos of the campers and companions. This is Moutray’s 29th year for volunteering at the

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