This Week's News

MoDOT provides I-29 flooding closure update

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Flooding along the Missouri River has devastated parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. Travel in Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa continues to be affected by flooding, debris and damage left behind. Interstate 29 remains closed north of St. Joseph at the 57 mile marker as officials with the Iowa Department

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Elmo man charged with arson

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office released the following press release on April 10: “On Monday, April 8, 2019, at about 4:24 pm, the Nodaway County 911 Center received a call of a house fire at 101 Hickory in Elmo, MO.  In the subsequent investigation, Deputy McDonald, Deputy Logan and Detective Cochenour became suspicious of the

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Lions receive $10,000 grant to help with flood relief

Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded a $10,000 emergency grant to Lions District 26-M4 for flood relief activities in Holt and Atchison counties. The emergency grant funds may only be used to provide basic necessities such as food, clothing, blankets, bottled water, medical supplies and cleaning supplies to people affected by the flooding. The

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum exhibit visits Northwest

Northwest Missouri State University is the home of “Times, Teams and Talent,” a traveling exhibit of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, now through Saturday, May 4. A grand opening reception at 5 pm, Tuesday, April 9 will celebrate the exhibit on the first floor of the Administration Building. The event, which is free and open

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Easter egg hunts, spring activities scheduled around county

Easter egg hunts, photo opportunities and other spring-related activities abound throughout Nodaway County. The following have been submitted the the Nodaway News Leader: • An Easter egg hunt hosted by the Skidmore Christian Church, 104 South Orchard, will begin at 10 am, Saturday, April 13. Egg hunters are encouraged to bring their own baskets. Other

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Maryville city council votes on annexation, rezoning properties

Before the April 8 open session of the Maryville City Council, there were four public hearings involving annexation, zoning and amending code. The annexation of property owned by Kailey and Jonathan Black, located north of West 16th Street, the zoning confirmation of 950 South Depot, property owned by Brad Hilsabeck, and the rezoning of property

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Retiree Association launched to support former University employees

With 22 chapters throughout the world comprising Northwest Missouri State University’s Alumni Association – including chapters for former members of the Bearcat Marching Band and Bearcat football team – a new affiliate group has formed to support retired employees of the University. The Northwest Retiree Association gathered for an inaugural meeting in December at the

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Maryville man charged with 8 counts of child molestation, child porn possession

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office released the following press release on April 5: “Following a lengthy investigation involving several victims, the forensic review of digital media and the appointment of a special prosecutor, the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant today for an apartment in Maryville for additional digital media. “The special prosecutor

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Health board gives director pay raise

At the March 20 Nodaway County Health Center Board of Directors meeting, Administrator Tom Patterson was evaluated and then given a pay raise during closed session. Patterson’s salary was raised from $56,827 to $60,000 annually. When his salary was compared to an administrator statewide average of $69,291, and regionally of $60,205, the board decided to

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Windmill farms give donations to Nodaway County

Both the Tenaska and Trade Winds companies with proposed windmill developments in Nodaway County have agreed to give monies to the county’s coffers as a “community donation.” Tenaska, who is proposing 114 windmills north of Maryville, has committed to $15,000 a year for 20 years to be given to the county funds, the commissioners recently

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