This Week's News

St. Francis’ diabetes group creates cookbook

Once a month, people with diabetes meet at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital to offer each other support and hear from speakers on a variety of diabetes-related topics. “We focus on a different topic every month and bring in speakers from different fields of practice,” Deb Hull, RN BSN, diabetes educator and group leader, said.

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Health center keeps current insurance for employees

At its November 9 meeting, the Nodaway County Health Center Board of Directors voted to keep the current health insurance plan which saw a five percent premium increase. The board considered plans under the Affordable Care Act, but those would have raised the monthly rate from 14.6 to 47.6 percent more than the current plan.

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Lions work to bring Freedom Rock to Nodaway County

The five Lions Clubs of Nodaway County are working together to bring a Freedom Rock® to Nodaway County. The large patriotic rock will be painted by Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II, Greenfield, IA, the originator of the Freedom Rock tour. Sorensen decided to expand the Freedom Rocks program beyond Iowa at the same time the Maryville

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Veterans honored

West Nodaway student Eli Johnson asks Chuck Fox about his decorations before a Veterans Day ceremony on November 11. Fox, an airforce veteran, is a paraprofessional at West Nodaway. He spoke about his military experience and the honor it has been bringing home the remains of veterans. He said he served his country willingly and

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Maryville council denies Elk’s Lodge permit request

During the November 14 meeting, Maryville City Council did not approve the Elk’s Lodge request to obtain a special use permit which would have allowed the Lodge to purchase the Assembly of God building on East Third. Councilmen Tim Shipley and Jerry Riggs excused themselves from the issue due to a conflict of interests as

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Two shops in Maryville’s downtown ready for customers

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Sabrina Theas’ new business, On the Spot Designs, 215 West Fifth Street, Maryville, on October 26. Matt Gaarder and Todd Roush, both of Rapid Elite, hold the ribbon while Theas cuts. On the Spot Designs features customized products and decorating accents. Business hours are

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Lettuce Dream cuts ribbon on reality

After three and a half years, Lettuce Dream became a reality at its ribbon cutting on November 3. Diane Francis, board president, cuts the ribbon as Sherri Kinsella, advisory board, and Wayne Pierson, board vice president, hold the ribbon. The wholesale greenhouses, located on Maryville’s east side, are growing lettuce hydroponically which is being sold

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EEZ board approves application

The Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) Board approved a business application during its November 3 meeting. Houston Polytank, Hopkins, applied for the EEZ tax abatement. It’s adding 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space to its current facility. Polytank will hire two additional employees with potential for hiring three more upon expansion completion. The EEZ tax abatement

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City council executes contract on conference center

The Maryville City Council held a special meeting on November 9, to approve a contract with EL Crawford Construction, Inc., St. Joseph, for the construction of the Mozingo Lake Conference Center. The ordinance was read two times in open session and then adopted by the council. The contract is for $5,719,000 and was the low

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