This Week's News

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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Hopkins reports on smoke tests

Jack Baldwin, chief sewer and water operator, reported sewer smoke testing results at the Hopkins City Council meeting on October 3. Baldwin stated that half the town was tested with only two critical results. The fall city clean up begins at 7:30 am, Saturday, October 15. Baldwin will use a loader for heavier items such

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Governor Nixon visits Maryville to award dollars, certification

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited SSM Health St. Francis, Maryville, to congratulate Nodaway County, the City of Maryville, Northwest Missouri State University, the Maryville R-II School District and St. Francis for being awarded two education projects. He is shown with children from St. Francis Preschool. The school will use a $1 million Community Development Block

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NOCOMO reduces certified employee hours

Nicki Samson, NOCOMO Industries manager, announced at the September 27 board meeting that certified employee hours have been cut. With a higher percentage of the workshop employees making minimum wage, Samson expressed concern that they might lose benefits such as subsidized housing and food stamps. The solution has been for more than half of the

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October fall activities abound in Nodaway County

Following are Nodaway County October events: • October 1 – Skidmore Town Picnic at the Park, horseshoes, 9 am, free will donation lunch, noon, and music to follow. Bring lawn chairs. • October 1 – Bearcat Football vs Central Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, 5 pm. • October 1 – Keepin’ it Classy 5K

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Maryville City Council approves budget

The Maryville City Council approved the 2017 balanced budget during its regular meeting on September 28. Revenue equaled expenses for a total of $24,195,597. Budget goals are to implement South Main Street improvements, maintain and improve city infrastructure, continue implementing the Mozingo Master Plan with a focus on maintenance and construction of a new public

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Former mayor addresses Maryville council

During the Maryville City Council meeting September 28, former Mayor Keith Walburn spoke against several items in the proposed budget. Walburn advised the council not to terminate the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport airport manager position. He stated that there is great potential liability at the multi-million facility and urged the council to re-evaluate. Proper maintenance

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Golfers tee off for polio eradication

The third annual Pars for Polio fundraiser saw 18 golfers tee off at the Maryville Country Club on September 22. The event, sponsored by the Maryville Rotary Club, raised $550 to help eradicate polio. Players were front: Sue Dorrel, Casey Dupree, Mike Herring, Harvey Mills, Wes Rockwood, JR Kurz, Natalie Bade and Curtis Behrend. Back:

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Hopkins park receives grants

Hopkins Community Betterment (HCB) recently received grants for city park improvements. Jim Cline and HCB president Donna Spalding accept the $7,000 Gary G. Taylor Charitable Trust grant from Rex Brod, US Bank market president. HCB also received $1,500 from the Dugdale Charitable Trust Fund and $3,500 from the Harry and Helena Messick Charitable Trust. The

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