This Week's News

Geography with Goudge

NBA Players Map, 2019-2020 “The NBA Playoffs are underway. This choropleth map is based on where the current 480 NBA roster players attended high school.  Two areas in the eastern half of the U.S. (Mid-Atlantic urban core and rural south central states) standout as leading per capita producers of players.  Professional basketball is truly an

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Tuesday, September 8 COVID report: eight new cases

Nodaway County Health Department Administrator, Tom Patterson, announces eight individuals residing in Nodaway County, Missouri have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  649 confirmed cases  154 active cases  488 released from isolation  18 total hospitalizations  6 current hospitalizations  7 deaths  20% positive rate (Sept. 2 – Sept.

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Nucor-LMP brightens residents’ windows

By Kathryn Rice Nucor-LMP employees reached out with acts of kindness to brighten the days of area long-term care facility residents who are in isolation. “In this time of such uncertainty and isolation for many care facilities, there was a group of Nucor teammates who found a way to bring comfort in letting residents know

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Skidmore sets tax rate, approves budget

The Skidmore City Council met August 27 to hold the city tax rate hearing and approve the 2020-21 city budget. After discussion, the council approved the maximum allowed for the 2020 tax rate of $1 per $100 assessed valuation for the general fund and $1 per $100 for the street fund. These rates will be

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Pickering sets tax rate

The Pickering City Council set the tax rates at the September 1 meeting. After review, the general tax rate was set at 87.5¢ per $100 assessed valuation, the street tax rate was set at $1.03 per $100. These amounts are the same as last year and the maximum the state will allow. The New Nodaway

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Nodaway County reopens CARES Act funding for small business

The Nodaway County Commission has reopened the CARES Act monies to aid small business firms and civic organizations in the county that have not received any monies yet. Marilyn Jenkins, collector treasurer, reported the criteria to apply is the same as the earlier round of fund distribution. On June 11, the Nodaway County Commission opened

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1920-2020 – Celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage

  Maryville women fought for the vote By Dr. Elyssa Ford, Associate Professor of History, Northwest Missouri State University From the 1870s through the 1920s, women’s suffrage was a frequent topic of debate in Maryville. Various community organizations invited suffrage leaders like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to speak in town. Although there

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Phillips takes oath of office as prosecutor

Caleb Phillips is sworn in as Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney by Circuit Court Judge Roger Prokes. Phillips, an Albany native, started his duties on September 1. He was appointed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson to finish Robert Rice’s term of office. Rice was appointed as the associate circuit court judge for Nodaway County.

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Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Sept. 7 – 13

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northwest Missouri region for the week of Sept. 7 – 13. MoDOT will halt temporary lanes closures throughout the state to accommodate an increase in traffic due to the Labor Day holiday. Most temporary

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Friday, September 4 COVID-19 report: 12 new cases

Nodaway County Health Department Administrator, Tom Patterson, announces 12 individuals residing in Nodaway County, Missouri have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  615 confirmed cases  232 active cases  377 released from isolation  17 total hospitalizations  6 current hospitalizations  6 deaths The affected individuals include:  2 males between

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