This Week's News

Mattson takes on Children, Family Center

Linda Mattson, Conception Jct., is the new executive director of the Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri, 1220 East Second Street, Maryville.  Mattson was named to the position in January. She had worked part time at the shelter since November 14, 2016. She brings a varied background of qualifications to her new role. Her

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MPAC reaches out to consultant

By Kathryn Rice Public art should be at the table from the beginning on all projects said Adam Jones, Kansas City, during his visit to Maryville on February 16. Jones, who describes himself as a design and development consultant who specializes in building renovation and structural restoration, sees art as a tool for social action.

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Health board works to make center improvements

At the February 15 Nodaway County Health Center Board of Directors meeting, it was decided to move forward in making the second floor of the building ADA compliant. Creal, Clark & Seifert Architects/Engineers, Inc., St. Joseph, were approved to provide architectural/engineering service for the MERIL entrance, stair and elevator access to the second floor. The

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Habitat for Humanity to dedicate ninth house February 26

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County will celebrate the completion of its ninth house with the home’s new owners during a dedication ceremony at 3 pm, Sunday, February 26. The new home is located at 1315 East Jenkins Street in Maryville. Rev. Jonathan Mitchell will lead the ceremony, which is open to the public. Habitat

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Emerson to become Nodaway-Holt principal

Shawn Emerson was hired as Nodaway-Holt’s High School principal for the 2017-2018 school year following Ethan Sickle’s resignation. Emerson, originally from Lawson, attended Northwest Missouri State University earning a dual major in elementary education and physical education in 2001. He earned his master’s in educational leadership from William Woods University, Fulton, in 2013. “Mr. Emerson

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Visiting Writers Series to host award-winning authors

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature and Writing will host authors Jacques J. Rancourt and Robert Long Foreman during its next installment of the Visiting Writers Series at 7 pm, Tuesday, February 21 in the JW Jones Student Union Living Room. The event is free and open to the public. Kawasaki, Green Tower

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Nino Coniglio is Nodaway Co. spelling bee champ

The annual Nodaway County Spelling Bee was held on February 13 at Maryville Middle School. The winners were as follows: Bea Olasz, St. Gregory’s fifth grade, second alternate; AJ Adwell, Northeast Nodaway sixth grade, second place; Nino Coniglio, Horace Mann sixth grade, winner; and Malia Collins, Jefferson eighth grade, first alternate. The spelling bee went

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Vibrant Small Towns comes to Maryville

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri held its annual event, Vibrant Small Towns, February 8-10 in Maryville, featuring Ron Drake, author and preservationist from Siloam Springs, AR. Attending the final breakfast in the Nothwest Missouri State Student Union Ballroom were over 250 people from 18 counties including a group of Maryville city staff and elected

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Skidmore prepares to upgrade sewer system

The Skidmore City Council listened to sewer upgrade proposals presented by Paul C. Owings, Snyder and Associates, Maryville, at the February 9 meeting. Three different proposals were outlined ranging in costs from $825,000 to $3.6 million. The most attention was given to the lower-cost proposal which involves rehabilitating the current sewer plant and upgrading the

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