This Week's News

Dirty equipment blades found in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham inspected 22 food establishments in August. La Bonita Mexican Restaurant, 2717 South Main, high priority Routine inspection August 3. Critical: Ice machine baffle soiled, cracked and chipped plates, onion slicer stored with soiled blades, soda machine nozzles soiled, can opener cutting point soiled, employee beverage uncovered

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Northwest Alumni Association to honor seven for success, service

Seven people will be honored for dedicating time, talent and service to Northwest Missouri State University during the alumni awards banquet this fall. The annual event, sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association, begins at 6 pm, September 16 with a social in the JW Jones Student Union Ballroom, followed by dinner at 6:45 pm and

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Jefferson students feed school with hydroponic crops

Jefferson C-123 ag students are raising fish and lettuce through their studies of hydroponics this year. Jackie Carlson, Jefferson ag teacher, used a $1,500 grant from Monsanto to purchase a hydroponic system. The hydroponic process begins with a 400-gallon water tank holding the fish. The water, filled with nutrients from fish waste, runs though a

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KCP&L warns customers of small business scam

KCP&L wants to warn all customers of a phone scam in the St. Joseph area. Most of those targeted are restaurants and small businesses, but all customers should be aware of this important notice. There have been reports of a live person posing as a KCP&L employee who notifies the customer of a past due

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Maryville Public Safety gets trauma go-bags

Several local businesses donated funds and supplies to Maryville Public Safety allowing it to purchase and equip a trauma go-bag for each officer on the squad. A trauma go-bag is a first-aid bag filled with medical supplies. Because officers are usually the first person on the scene of an accident, their ability to provide prompt

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Northwest to host Extension council meeting

Steve Devlin, MU Extension program director and assistant dean for industrial relations and entrepreneurship, will meet with local business leaders and organizations at Northwest to discuss creating research-based, high-technology businesses. Interested individuals are invited to the meeting at 1 pm, Monday, September 12 at the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, located at

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Northwest student arrested after armed robbery hoax

Northwest Missouri State University Police arrested a student today for filing a false police report of armed robbery. Teoz Mauney was arrested and confessed that he falsely reported the armed robbery after evidence was collected and he was interviewed. Mauney reported the robbery on September 3 alleging three suspects demanded money and a gun was

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Commissioners set 2016 tax rate

The Nodaway County commissioners set the property tax for the coming year during a public hearing on August 31. The commissioners approved a total tax rate of 22¢ per $100 assessed value with 5¢ for the Senior Citizen Fund, 5¢ for the Senate Bill 40 fund and 12¢ for the county tax. County Clerk Karen

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Montgomery takes on Leader Dog puppy training

Jeanine Montgomery, Maryville, is training a puppy for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Leader Dogs for the Blind, Rochester Hills, MI, raises and trains dogs for blind and visually impaired individuals. The business raises 500 puppies a year and places 250 of them with clients annually. Montgomery, a member of the Maryville Pride Lions Club,

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