This Week's News

Burlington Jct. discusses contracting city maintenance

Burlington Jct. City Council discussed outsourcing its maintenance personnel during its regular meeting April 10. Currently, the maintenance department manages itself. There have been concerns and citizen complaints about the lack of small-scale repairs and street maintenance such as pothole patching being done. And concerns about city aldermen supervising relatives that work in maintenance. There

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Gladys Rickard Trust grant purchases scuba gear and boat

By Christina Rice Maryville Public Safety Sergeant Ryan Glidden applied for a Gladys M. Rickard Charitable Trust grant which provided scuba gear and an inflatable rescue boat for the Midwest Regional Dive Team. The dive team provides water searches and rescues to communities ranging from up to 100 miles away from Clarinda, IA. They are

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Pickering swears in new alderman

At the Pickering City Council meeting on April 6, City Clerk Milt Sovereign swore in Roberta Boyd as alderman. Boyd, who has served on the city council in the past, gave the city enough aldermen to have a quorum to handle the city’s business. The city is awaiting the results of the write-ins on the

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Extended Election Results

The April 4 Municipal Election featured a number of city tax issues and contested races throughout Nodaway County. Contested races Hopkins North Ward Alderman: Richard Moore, 14 votes, defeated Roger Florea, 12 votes. Atchison Township Trustee: Brandon Doughtery, 29 votes, defeated Kaela McClurg, 11 votes. White Cloud Township Board Members: Tim Lance, 45 votes, and

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Books available for Easter baskets

A sweet, but noncaloric treat for children and grandchildren’s Easter baskets is available from the Nodaway News Leader’s collection of books by local authors available for sale. Titles include: • “How the Rabbit Became the Easter Bunny” and “Listen to the Mukies” by Bob Bohlken • “Lily is Wide Awake” by Brandon Brand • “Marriah’s

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Route 113 to close April 13

Routine maintenance work will close Route 113 in Nodaway County this week. On Thursday, April 13, local maintenance crews from MoDOT will close Route 113 for a culvert replacement between US Route 136 and 210th Street. The road will be closed from approximately 8 am to 3 pm, weather permitting. During this closure, motorists will

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Water meter replacement project begins in Maryville

Maryville is embarking on a comprehensive improvement program to modernize the city’s aging water meter and distribution system to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). The city has partnered with Schneider Electric to replace nearly 4,200 water meters, integrate these meters into an AMI platform and provide leak detection technology to specific areas along the water mains.

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Maryville City Council reappoints McDowell as mayor

During their regular meeting April 10, members of the Maryville City Council reappointed Jason McDowell as Maryville’s mayor and Rachael Martin as the mayor pro-tem. Martin and Lipiec were elected as council members during the April 4 election. Also approved by voters in the April election was the 20-year extension of the one-half of one

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Nodaway County clerk resigns effective immediately

Nodaway County Clerk Karen Leader submitted her resignation to Governor Eric Greitens on April 10, effective immediately. In her letter to the governor, she wrote: “I took this position believing that I could handle the work but I am overwhelmed by the stress and it is affecting my health.” She also stated she will becoming

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Allen presents biofilm paper at science convention

Nodaway-Holt freshman Dakota Allen spoke and presented her research paper during the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Columbia. Individuals who placed in the top six in each category of the Missouri Junior Academy of Science District III competition were invited to speak at the symposium. Allen was the only freshman who qualified and she

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