Burlington Jct. council members voted during their August 10 meeting to approve Taryn Henry as city lawyer. Henry replaces Pat McLaughlin, who has taken leave for health issues. City officials met with two potential attorneys. Henry’s fee was $135 per hour while Robert Sundell’s rate was $250 per hour. Henry was awarded the contract. Mayor
Maryville City officials presented the 2017 Mozingo budget to the Mozingo Advisory Board for approval during the August 15 meeting. City Manager Greg McDanel proposed the inclusion of a rip rap project in the upcoming budget. His proposal would use the $15,000 in rip rap Mozingo currently has and add $30,000 of rip rap from
The 10th Annual Dakota Bronc Sisk Memorial Rodeo was August 12 and 13. The event hosted a mini-rodeo allowing youth to mutton bust, barrel race, calf and steer ride. Chance Jacobs, 13, Sheridan, hung on during the steer riding event.
Maryville Public Safety recently trained with a real-life simulation program. The force and firearm video training program, Milo Range, is offered through Maryville’s insurance company, Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA). Once a year, Loss Control Specialist Jeff Arp, hosts a training session for Maryville Public Safety. The Milo Range projects life-sized interactive scenarios onto
The Maryville City Council may place a tax question on the November 8 ballot. A simple majority would be needed to pass the proposal which would raise $215,000 annually from Maryville hotel guests. The five percent lodging tax would be placed on occupants of Maryville’s 249 hotel rooms and cabins. The current occupancy rate is
After 18 years the Nodaway County Crusade Against Cancer (NCCAC) has disbanded, but members believe their accomplishments will carry on. The volunteer community-based cancer coalition formed in 1998. The group made colorectal cancer awareness their main cause because, as Sue Gille, chairperson, said, no one talked about it and doctors didn’t encourage patients to have
The Maryville City Council considered placing a bed tax on the November 8 ballot during the August 8 meeting. The proposed bed tax would be a five percent tax on all lodging rooms in Maryville. The money generated would help Northwest Missouri State University fund a $20 million multipurpose complex. Council members will vote at
Cody Gray, Villisca, IA, led his horses Rex and Baldy. The team won second place. Gray has competed at the Pickering draft horse pull for 12 years. He wrangled his first team at age nine.