This Week's News

DESE releases 2018 APR for Nodaway County schools

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced statewide results for district Annual Performance Reports (APR) for the 2017-18 school year with all Nodaway County schools receiving the Accredited level. This year’s APR data reflected a slightly heavier focus on non-academic factors such as  college and career readiness, attendance and graduation rates. Nodaway

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Northwest to host musical celebration, dinner for Black History Month

Northwest Missouri State University will host a musical celebration and its annual Soul Food Dinner with Dr. Latrese Adkins Weathersby to commemorate Black History Month. Black History Month’s 2019 nationwide theme, “The Migrations,” focuses on the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and social realities, primarily during the 20th century through today.

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County schools schedule makeup days

Editor’s note: several county schools canceled classes on February 7 due to weather which is not reflected in these days. The Nodaway County school calendars have been adjusted to add the weather-related snow days so far this year. The following is a list of the schools and the dates which will be added to the

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Pickering proceeds with temporary fix at sewer plant

The Pickering City Council decided to proceed with a temporary fix at the sewer plant during its regular meeting on February 4. The vinyl liner at the sand filter trap has tears which need to be fixed. The council is going to put wooden boards around the top edge of the liner to keep it

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Absentee ballots to be available February 19

Melinda Patton, Nodaway County clerk, wishes to inform all registered voters who need to vote an absentee ballot for the April 2 Municipal Election that those ballots will be available in the county clerk’s office beginning on February 19. Methods of obtaining an absentee ballot include: • Mail, fax or email a ballot request to

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Former Bearcat’s football journey leads to Super Bowl 53

By Trent Spinner, NWMSU Media Relations/Communications Student Assistant To the Northwest Missouri State University football program, former defensive lineman Matt Longacre was a legend in the making. The moment he stepped on campus, coaches and opponents took quick notice of his skill set and championship demeanor. Every time an opposing player lined up against Longacre, the crowd knew

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Burlington Jct. man charged with murder

A Burlington Jct. man has been charged with the murder of his elderly father. Lawrence Wayne Davison, 64, faces a Class A Felony Murder in the 2nd Degree charge following an incident that occurred on January 23 in the home where they resided together in Burlington Jct. According to court documents filed by the Nodaway

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Northwest Regents hear about new association with AASCU

The Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents listened to the university’s new connection to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) from Allison Hoffman, director of student academic success and retention, during its regular session on January 28. AASCU is a Washington, DC, based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities

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Maryville council hears housing study results, approves sculptures

Amy A. Haase, principal of RDG Planning and Design, Omaha, presented the results of an updated housing study for Maryville at the January 28 city council meeting. Haase’s firm surveyed 1,186 individuals and held stakeholder meetings with contractors, realtors, landlords and others to research the present condition of Maryville’s variety of housing options. She also

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Annual appreciation week recognizes school boards

Nodaway-Holt The Nodaway-Holt Board of Education members and their years of service are front: Vice President Kenny Shewey, four; Joni Everhart, one; Jane Hanson, five; Nick Madden, two; back: Jim Fuhrman, five; President Mike Rosenbohm, 21; Joe Day, 12; and Board Secretary Beverly Shifflett. Maryville The Maryville School District board members and their years of

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