This Week's News

Community Services holds poverty simulation as a learning exercise

Community Services, Maryville, held a poverty simulation June 27. Participants were given scenarios for families or individuals dealing with poverty. Kelly Quinlin and Karen Kepka discuss strategy before beginning the “fourth week.” Each week is a 15-minute segment and the simulation runs for a month. Quinlin is portraying a 42 -ear-old husband who is jobless

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CH-F plans to open new clinic in BJ

Community Hospital-Fairfax has announced plans to open a Family Medicine Clinic in Burlington Jct. The projected opening date is October 2016. A modular unit is planned for the site. The clinic will offer a full service of family medicine and patients will be seen by either a family care physician or a nurse practitioner. Appointments

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Maryville council spends more than $350,000 for improvements

Maryville City Council approved expenditures of $368,066 on street overlays and repairs July 11. The following streets will receive a new overlay: South Davis, South Saunders and Galaxie Drive. Keller Construction, St. Joseph, was awarded the contract not to exceed $99,000. Also approved was a bid from Keller to place a two-inch overlay on a

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County cattlemen to tour facilities

Nodaway County’s Cattlemen’s Association will visit three facilities in Lincoln, NE, August 2. They will visit Geneseek, the world’s largest animal genomics laboratory. It is a comprehensive agricultural biotechnology service provider that performs genomic testing, molecular testing for disease surveillance and antibody-based testing. The cattlemen group will also visit Meed Cattle Company feedlot and Kawasaki

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Fair’s bed turning event to feature 120 year old quilt

The Nodaway County Fair’s annual event, Bed Turning, will be highlighted this year by a 120-year old quilt. The 2 pm, Saturday, July 16 program will be held in the basement of the Administration Center. The quilt was made for Ben and Maggie Wilson in the late 1800s. Ben is a son of Andrew and

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Hy-Vee offers students workplace skills

Six Maryville High School seniors had the opportunity to gain workplace experience over the summer through the Rehabilitation Institute of KC. Rita Wallinga, employer development specialist, placed six students at Hy-Vee, 1217 South Main Street, Maryville. The agency pays for the students and a job coach’s wages. Hy-Vee provides the training and a place for

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Seipels seek donations as bike across US

by Kathryn Rice Ben and Kate Seipel are undertaking a 3,400 mile bicycle trip across the U.S. as part of Ben’s transition from military to civilian life. The couple is also seeking donations for two charitable organizations, Service to School and Team RWB, which help veterans in their transition to civilian life. Links for the

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