This Week's News

Puppies for Parole impacts autistic children, soldiers

By Christina Rice The Nodaway County Humane Society donates puppies from the shelter to the Maryville Treatment Center to be trained by offenders for future work as service dogs and as family pets. The statewide program has its roots in an experiment conducted 15 years ago. Champs Corporation, St. Louis, approached Vandalia’s prison officials to

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Maryville school promotes employee health

The Maryville R-II school district has implemented a new employee wellness plan. Melissa Coffelt, Maryville Middle School nurse, worked with school administrators to create a wellness committee. The committee will host activities every month to help reduce staff stress and increase camaraderie among co-workers, while lowering health costs for employees and the district. Some of

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NEN plans athletic field expansion

Northeast Nodaway Superintendent Jeff Mehlenbacher announced recently the purchase of 20 acres east of the school in Ravenwood. The parcel of ground is on the north side of Highway O and is east of the city park. It will allow walking accessibility from the school without having to cross the highway Mehlenbacher said. A future

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Iowa rodeo fans will witness Bullfighters Only at Sidney

Rodeo fans in southwest Iowa got a taste of freestyle bullfighting a year ago and they’re about to get even more. Bullfighters Only, an elite team of bullfighters, will showcase nine members during a five-night battle in Sidney, at Iowa’s Championship Rodeo, Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6. “The committee told me last year

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Pickering farm animal ordinance comes under attack

Three residents claimed the Farm Animal Ordinance was not legal at the August 1, Pickering City Council meeting. The trio received letters and a copy of the ordinance after a complaint about a pig was filed with Mayor Charles Smith. The citizens claimed the ordinance was illegal because two members of the same household, Bill

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New Hopkins website is hopkinsmogov.com

Hopkins City Council approved the web domain hopkinsmogov.com at its August 1 meeting. The website is up and Dee O’Riley, city clerk, will continue to update the site, which is run through the Missouri Rural Water Association. The domain name was acquired through godaddy.com and will cost the city $14.99 per year. Two residences with

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Breastfeeding allows for only the best for baby

Becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest joys. And once they lay eyes on their little one for the first time, any parent will tell you from that moment forward they’ll do anything to ensure the best for their child. Are you interested in protecting your baby from type I diabetes, childhood leukemia, obesity

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Barrel races provide fun-filled family nights

By Christina Rice Graham native Ashley Lyle launched a barrel racing series in Nodaway County for horse enthusiasts. Rocking L Races has entered its second summer. Lyle, who is a member of the National Barrel Horse Association, saw a need in the area for family horse activities. “I wanted to give local people a family

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Maryville council moves forward without MoDOT approval

The Maryville City Council voted during its July 25 meeting to continue the project with Keller Construction, St. Joseph, without the approval of or funding from Missouri Department of Transportation, even though MoDOT rejected the bids from both contractors for the overlay project due to the contractors adding extra language and numbers to the contract

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