This Week's News

Official committee ends, crusade does not

After 18 years the Nodaway County Crusade Against Cancer (NCCAC) has disbanded, but members believe their accomplishments will carry on. The volunteer community-based cancer coalition formed in 1998. The group made colorectal cancer awareness their main cause because, as Sue Gille, chairperson, said, no one talked about it and doctors didn’t encourage patients to have

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Maryville City Council considers bed tax

The Maryville City Council considered placing a bed tax on the November 8 ballot during the August 8 meeting. The proposed bed tax would be a five percent tax on all lodging rooms in Maryville. The money generated would help Northwest Missouri State University fund a $20 million multipurpose complex. Council members will vote at

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Money drop is highlight of Ravenwood Festival

The announcer said, “Go.” Children ages two to 11 rush to pick up $600 in coins scattered onto Main Street, Ravenwood. Tri-State Ford and the Ravenwood Festival committee donated the money. This was a highlight of the August 5-6 Ravenwood Festival.

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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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