This Week's News

State auditor releases financial reports on local government, special districts

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently issued monthly reports detailing the compliance of local governments and other political subdivisions with financial reporting laws.   The report, which includes cities, towns and villages, noted several of the towns in Nodaway County have not filed the annual financial reports for 2018. They were Clearmont, Guilford and a

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Pickering approves tax rate

At the August 5 Pickering City Council meeting and tax rate hearing, the aldermen approved the same tax rate as last year. It is $1.88 per $100 assessed valuation and is the maximum the city can place. City Clerk Milt Sovereign said personal property, real estate, utilities and railroad valuations had dropped from approximately $798,000

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Hounds to Cats: Zach Staples

By Jacki Wood This is the third in a series on former Spoofhound athletes who are now Bearcats. Frequently called townies, a number of former Maryville High School athletes decided to stay in town and continue their academic and athletic careers at Northwest Missouri State University. Zach Staples, son of Devin and Jen Staples, graduated

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Families urged to update immunizations as part of back-to-school preparations

August not only marks the beginning of school, but it is also recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month. Whether children are home-schooled or attend public or private school, they are required to be up-to-date, based on age, for certain vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Immunizations help parents protect their

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Hopkins alderman resigns

South Ward Alderman Brandon Kreps’ resignation was accepted by the Hopkins City Council during its August 5 meeting. Chief Operator Jack Baldwin will post three notices in Hopkins requesting anyone interested in filling the position submit a letter to city hall by 9 am, Wednesday, August 21. The council will meet at 7 pm, Friday,

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Food establishment inspections find biofilm mold, incorrect food temps

The Nodaway County Health Center food establishment inspection reports for June end and July were given by a department official: Pizza Ranch, 215 Che Drive, Maryville, high priority Routine inspection June 28 Priority: Sliced mushrooms held past labeled discard date, two six pound, 11 ounce hermetically sealed cans with deep dents along rim, container used

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Maryville extends period for yard waste burning

The city of Maryville has extended the summer burn period until the end of August. By ordinance, the city has identified three periods a year for burning yard waste. Those periods are between April 1 and April 14, July 17 and July 31, and October 24 and November 6 from dawn until dusk or as

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Mosaic in Maryville and Albany now have special access to Mayo Clinic

After successfully completing a rigorous evaluation process, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville (MMCM) and Mosaic Medical Center – Albany (MMCA) now have access to the tools and services offered through the Mayo Clinic Network. The two medical centers join Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph which became a member of the network seven years ago.

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Conception Abbey releases past allegations list

Concern for transparency and accountability has prompted many dioceses and religious orders to publish information about members within their groups who have had allegations of sexual abuse of minors made against them. With that goal, Conception Abbey provided the names of eight abbey priests or brothers against whom credible allegations of sexual abuse of a

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Cronk authors book on Nodaway County Jail

Author Susan Cronk has just released her 13th book, “The Human Squirrel Cage – Nodaway County’s Rotary Jail.” The book is Cronk’s fourth work of nonfiction. She is also the author of nine novels. A 14th nonfiction book, a companion to “The Human Squirrel Cage,” is due out in the summer or fall of 2019.

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