This Week's News

Community Foundation hosts 6th annual event

The 2017 Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, Inc. breakfast is Friday, February 10 at the JW Jones Student Union Ballroom on the Northwest Missouri State University campus. The guest speaker is Ron Drake, author of “Flip this Town.” He is also the CEO and founder of Ron Drake Consulting, LLC. His firm provides consulting services

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NOCOMO board works on future

The NOCOMO Board of Directors met on January 24 to review the sheltered workshop’s performance and to consider the future of the facility. “It’s important to have full engagement from the board of directors from here on out,” Nicki Samson, workshop manager, said. Of the nine board members, only five were able to attend the

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Flu numbers jump in county

The number of influenza or flu cases reported to the Nodaway County Health Department has increased in the last week. Flu activity is also increasing throughout Missouri as well as across the United States.    Nodaway County Health Department Public Health Nurse Supervisor Tabitha Frank said the county typically sees an increase in flu cases

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Missouri’s new conceal carry laws addressed locally

On January 1, the state of Missouri made changes to the conceal and carry gun laws. Prior to January 1, it was unlawful for a person to possess any concealed weapon unless they had a conceal to carry weapons permit (CCW). If stopped by law enforcement, the charge was considered a misdemeanor if the weapon

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Maryville Public Library in need of operating, maintenance funds

Clarification It has been brought to our attention this article concerning the Maryville Public Library’s need for additional revenue in the January 19 edition of the Nodaway News Leader was not clear about the library as a government entity. The library’s funding is separate from the annual city appropriations, and in fact, the library building

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Relay For Life needs volunteers

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Nodaway County is preparing for its annual event to be held from noon to midnight, Saturday, March 18 in Bearcat Arena at Northwest Missouri State University. According to the ACS, Relay For Life is the largest community event and fundraiser in the world, raising millions of dollars

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South Nodaway BOE to continue basketball co-op discussion

The South Nodaway Board of Education concurred that no action would be taken to co-op varsity basketball for the 2017-18 school year, but that the discussion would continue about a future Platte Valley basketball co-op with Jefferson. SN held a public comment session on January 18 with over 50 patrons attending about the possibility of

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Maryville places tax question on the ballot

During their regular meeting January 23, Maryville City Council members approved a ballot question placing a tax renewal before voters on the April 4 ballot. The question will ask voters to continue the current one-half of one percent capital improvement sales tax for an additional 20 years with a sunset on September 30, 2038. The

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McDowell named NEN principal

Jason McDowell will be Northeast Nodaway’s head principal for the 2017-18 school year. He will follow current Principal Ken Grove who was hired to become the superintendent. McDowell earned his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees from Northwest Missouri State University and is currently working on his specialist’s degree also through Northwest. He started his education

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