This Week's News

St. Francis Hospital Foundation contributes over $690,000 to hospital upgrades

The St. Francis Hospital Foundation Board of Directors recently presented a $690,000 check to SSM Health St. Francis Hospital for technology purchases and equipment upgrades. Seven hospital departments benefited from the foundation’s funding. The imaging department received $90,000 for equipment upgrades including the new 3D mammography unit. The advanced mammography technology is 40 percent better

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Lettuce Dream harvests first crop

By Christina Rice The Lettuce Dream foundation harvested its first crop of approximately 200 lettuce plants on October 19. The growing process takes six weeks and each week new seeds are sown ensuring a consistent supply of plants. In addition to lettuce, the foundation grows basil, butterhead lettuce and mini romaine. The plants are grown

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Local law enforcement officers help build Habitat house

By Christina Rice Local law enforcement officers volunteered their labor on October 21 for the Habitat for Humanity house. The house, located at 1315 East Jenkins in Maryville, is the ninth house built by Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County and is projected to be finished by Christmas. This year’s recipient family is Josh and

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SN breaks ground on Guilford Sports Complex

Ground was officially broken for the Guilford Sports Complex on October 19. Standing on the site of the future home plate are front: Wyatt Miller, Justin Miller, Landon Wiederholt, Kylin Wiederholt and Teagan Moutray, and back: Gary Pulley, David Klamm, Chris LaMaster, Rick Holtman, Janet Hilsabeck, Macia Kemper, Debbie Bennett, Josh Moutray, Ronnie Pederson, Danyell

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Maryville cancels contract with conference center architect

The Maryville City Council voted to cancel its contract with Wertzberger Architects, the company designing the conference center at Mozingo Lake Recreational Park, during the October 24 meeting. City Manager Greg McDanel said communication challenges have delayed the project including the bidding which was scheduled to open in June and didn’t open until October. Since

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Lee & Nina Schneider PAC officially opens

Surrounded by members of Spectrum, Terri Schneider-Modin, daughter of Lee and Nina Schneider, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the Lee and Nina Schneider Center for the Performing Arts at Maryville High School on October 21. Spectrum members are Jessi Madden, Vanessa Klotz, Chase Graves, Ben Hargrave, Colin Arnold, Ellie Goecken, Amberlea Auffert

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Docudrama shows dangers of drunk driving to students

The 2016 docudrama was held at the Maryville High School bus barn. Each year, first responders stage a car accident to educate area sophomores on the dangers of drunk driving. The scene showed a collision and students watched it unfold as emergency personnel attend to the victims. “The kids do such a good job that

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Mystery Dinner Theatre tickets go on sale

Laura Street Baptist Church has opened ticket sales for its 17th annual mystery dinner theatre. This year’s play, “Tick Tock Trouble,” is set in 1939. The plot follows the escapades of a few hobos as they make their way to the World Fair where they are accused of theft. The play, written by Becky McKim,

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Burlington Jct. prepares for health clinic

The Burlington Jct. City Council discussed health clinic project updates during its meeting on October 12. Currently, water lines and handicap signs are being installed and concrete is being poured. Community Hospital-Fairfax hopes to have the clinic operational by mid-November. The clinic will be open three to five days a week. Lot owner of the

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Cub Scouts hold chili supper

Cub Scout Pack 75 members, Trevan Lager, son of Victoria and Kent Lager, Westley Snead, son of Lori and James Snead, Wyatt Garner, son of Kenneth and Tracy Garner, and Ian Stephenson, son of Brian and Keri Stephenson, invite you to their Cub Scout chili supper, from 5 to 8 pm, Friday, December 9 in

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