This Week's News

Annual tree lighting draws crowd

Horace Mann students Kate Wright, Alex Rice, Elena Leonard, Hadley Cline, Taylor McDanel and Nathan Yocom perform with the Bearcat Choir during the annual holiday tree lighting at the Gaunt House on December 1. Members of Maryville High School’s Spectrum choir also performed and refreshments were served. Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski addressed the crowd

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Bearcats qualify for 10th NCAA Championship

For the second consecutive year, the Northwest Missouri State University football team will play for an NCAA Division II national championship at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS. The game will be at the home of Sporting Kansas City, one of the premier athletic facilities in the nation. Game time is scheduled for 3

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Maryville council discusses new capital financing instrument

Maryville City Council discussed issuing certificates of participation (COP) during its regular meeting on December 12. City staff worked with Gilmore & Bell attorneys and Piper Jaffray Financial Advisors staff and will issue COPs to finance conference center construction at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park. The debt will also include the water meter replacement project and

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Kawasaki funds new on-ramp

Kawasaki is fully funding a new, public on-ramp to Highway 71. The planning stage began a year and a half ago as city and plant staff considered solutions to traffic problems around the plant. Approximately 30 percent of the plant’s truck traffic and 20 percent of its 1,050 employees go south when leaving the facility.

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County’s gravel tax helps pay off TIF debt

Starting in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, a portion of the Nodaway County half-cent gravel tax will be applied toward paying off the Maryville Town Center Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project. Because the town center was designated as a blighted area, it qualified as a TIF project for economic development. When improvements were made to the

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Northwest meets all state performance measures again

For the fourth time in the five years since Missouri implemented its performance-based funding model for the state’s public two- and four-year institutions, Northwest Missouri State University has achieved all five benchmarks and will receive 100 percent of the funding appropriated to the University within the state’s FY18 budget. “Northwest Missouri State University continues with

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Bell ringers volunteer to help those in need in Nodaway County

Those interested in volunteering this holiday season may consider being a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. For over 10 years, The Salvation Army unit in Nodaway County has worked in partnership with Community Services, Inc. to raise and distribute funds to local residents in need. The funds help with transportation, utility assistance, medication, housing,

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Grinch leads parade

The Grinch leads the second annual Christmas parade through downtown Maryville on December 2. Spectators enjoyed the lighted entries traveling the parade route. Santa closed the parade in a fire truck.

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Children still need to be ‘adopted’ for Christmas program

Approximately 50 children still need to be adopted for the Nodaway County Adopt-a-Family Christmas program. So far this holiday season, 220 children from 102 families have been adopted. Families, individuals and groups like these Maryville High School students can participate in the program sponsored by Community Services, Inc., Maryville. To adopt or give a donation,

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St. Joseph region works toward Agri-Business Expo

The Midland Empire region has been supporting a new and innovative project for several years called the Agri-Business Expo. This multi-million dollar development will be a place for agriculture enthusiasts to meet, educate, promote, advance and grow. The effort is expected to improve the region’s economy and quality of life by celebrating the history of

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