This Week's News

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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Sheriff requests contracted correctional healthcare

Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong asked Nodaway County Commissioners to approve contracting for a jailhouse healthcare program during their meeting January 11. The commissioners heard from Art Rose, Advanced Correctional Healthcare representative. The family-owned company based in Peoria, IL, bid the job for $36,000 per year to be paid in monthly installments. This number was

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Filing ends for BOE, city council seats

The filing period for board of education and city council seats on the April 4 General Municipal Election ballot ended January 17. The following is a list of those who signed up to run: Jefferson BOE Seat is up: Travis Angle, Jeff Farnan and Laura Galbraith Filed to run: Travis Angle, Jeff Farnan and Laura

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MoDOT crews forge through the ice

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews worked around the clock starting in the wee hours of Saturday morning, January 14, to keep roads in usable condition. Crews all over the county were divided into two 12-hours shifts, allowing salt trucks and snow plows to run continuously, making sure the roads stayed safe for drivers. This

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Library acquires new reads

The Maryville Public Library, 509 North Main Street, acquires new books weekly for patron usage. Following is a partial list of new books available in January. Some new titles in non-fiction are: “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms” by Tim Tebow, “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve your

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Andrews to help lead House Small Business Committee

State Representative Allen Andrews will help lead the efforts of a House committee charged with seeking policy solutions that will spur small business growth and job creation in Missouri. Andrews was recently selected by House Speaker Todd Richardson to serve as the vice chair of the House Special Committee on Small Business for the 99th

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Burlington Jct. water meters vandalized

The Burlington Jct. City Council discussed multiple cases of water meter vandalism during its regular meeting January 11. City staff investigated a resident who has lived in town for quite a while without contacting city staff to hook up water. It was determined the water meter had been tampered with. Enough damage was caused to

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Skidmore raises sewer basic rates

The Skidmore City Council read Bill 2017-SWR “an ordinance pertaining to Sewer Rate Changes and Repealing Ordinance No. 2016-SR as it Pertains to Sewer Rate Changes” twice at its January 12 meeting and approved it unanimously to become Ordinance 2017-SWR. The ordinance, which becomes effective immediately, raises the minimum charge and water usage for under

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Baby’s first trip is to library

Justin Eiken holds new baby, Chloe, as Librarian Adrianna Bennett reads to her during Book Nibblers at the Maryville Public Library on January 5. Big brother Theodore listens as he sits on mom Robyn’s lap. This was Chloe’s first outing since her birth on December 31, 2016. Book Nibblers is every Thursday, from 9:45 to

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Recorder discovers one-of-a-kind historical books

Nodaway County Recorder of Deeds Sandra Smail found two books documenting military records from the Civil War and World War I while re-organizing files. The first book lists citizens in Nodaway County who served in the Civil War. The handwritten records contain details such as discharge papers, service and other facts. The second book, “Record

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