This Week's News

Burlington Jct. addresses vandalism

Burlington Jct. City Council members discussed multiple accounts of vandalism during their September 14 meeting. The city park’s cook shack door was kicked in, but there didn’t appear to be anything missing. The city’s water plant was broken into and a tool box and drill were stolen. Mayor Justin Plymell reminded citizens to keep valuables

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United Way begins fall campaign

The 2016-2017 United Way campaign started September 1 with a goal of $85,000 to help support the following agencies: 4-H, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County, Boy Scouts of America, Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Community Services, Inc., Girl Scouts of Northeastern Kansas and Northwest Missouri, Health Emergency Lifeline,

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Nodaway-Holt opens food cupboard

Nodaway-Holt school district has opened a food cupboard for students. The school district has seen an increase in students who need basic necessities. A few days after the staff began to brainstorm how to solve the problem, Savannah’s school called Nodaway-Holt. Savannah had received a large donation of canned goods, more than they needed, and

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Tooth Fairy visits county schools

The tooth fairy and tooth wizard visited Jefferson and North Nodaway schools on September 20 and 21 as part of Delta Dental’s Land of Smiles program. The duo performed an interactive skit about tooth care for elementary students. Each child was given a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. The free program prompts children to adopt good

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Firefighters gather for water fight

Firefighter squads from Maryville, Barnard, Parnell and Worth County came together September 19 for their annual grill-out and waterfight on the east side of Maryville’s square. Maryville’s junior firefighter scouts Hunter Johnson, Ashton Coulter, Cole Daniel, Tobin Cordell battled against Wyatt Walker, Kaitlin Hulette and Sam Ferguson. The team who pushed the barrel to the

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Sunday afternoon vehicle accident results in teen death

A 16-year-old Maryville young man died during a two-vehicule accident September 18 on Missouri Highway 46 at the intersection of Missouri Highway 246, two miles east of Sheridan. Ronald E. Smith, son of Scott and Glenda Smith, Maryville, was a passenger in a 1997 Ford driven by Matthew D. Petersen, 17, Sheridan. Petersen was traveling

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Hopkins park receives grants

Hopkins Community Betterment (HCB) recently received grants for city park improvements. Jim Cline and HCB president Donna Spalding accept the $7,000 Gary G. Taylor Charitable Trust grant from Rex Brod, US Bank market president. HCB also received $1,500 from the Dugdale Charitable Trust Fund and $3,500 from the Harry and Helena Messick Charitable Trust. The

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Unruliness ends Pickering council meeting

Mayor Charles Smith ended the Pickering City Council meeting September 19, when the discussion on the farm animal ordinance escalated into foul language and name calling. This was a continuation of a complaint about a pig at the Parker residence inside the city limits which was brought before the council at the August 1 meeting.

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