This Week's News

Pickering plans animal ordinance survey

The Pickering City Council held a special meeting on October 17 to discuss the farm animal ordinance. Several residents attended and voiced concerns on both sides of the issue of permitting farm animals and fowl within the city limits. The council approved a motion to send a survey on the subject to each household within

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Hollingsworth Peonies finds new home

By Kathryn Rice Hollingsworth Peonies is being relocated to an 80-acre farm at 18411 220th Street, Skidmore. The new owner, Juergen Steininger, and partner, Tim Bouffard, purchased the ground in August and broke ground on October 17. They will host an open house from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, October 22. For those attending,

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Burlington Jct. prepares for health clinic

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 clinic’s

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Pickering plans town survey

The Pickering City Council held a special meeting on October 17 to discuss the farm animal ordinance. Several residents attended and voiced concerns on both sides of the issue of permitting farm animals and fowl within the city limits. The council approved a motion to send a survey on the subject to each household within

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Chamber asking non-profits for Christmas parade Grinch nominations

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Christmas parade on December 2. The Chamber’s board is asking non-profit organizations to nominate a “Grinch” from their organization. It could be the director, an employee, board member, whomever the organization chooses. Nominations will be collected until October 31 when the Chamber will randomly

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DARE officer earns award

Maryville Public Safety Officer Ian Myers connects with kindergarten students Will Snyders, Caelum Holthaus, Grace Dinsdale and Hayden Lager during a DARE lesson at St. Gregory’s on October 6. Myers recently completed DARE training in Jefferson City to become a certified instructor. He was presented the Top Overall Student award for his performance. The course

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Tractor Cruise donates to area organizations

The Heart of America Tractor Club made donations to four organizations that benefit children in northwest Missouri. The club makes the money from its annual tractor cruise which was held on June 25. More than 120 tractors took part in the cruise. The club presented $3,000 each to Camp Encourage, Special Olympics and Muscular Dystrophy

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City of Maryville purchases $51,000 street striping machine

The Maryville City Council awarded EZ Liner Industries, Orange City, IA, a $50,873 bid for a demo AL120 paint striping machine during its October 10 meeting. The unit is mounted to the bed of a fleet pickup and will allow city staff to paint the streets rather than contracting out the work. The machine is

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Emergency personnel participate in disaster training

First responders and college students from across the United States participated in Missouri Hope, a disaster training event at Mozingo Lake Recreational Park on October 7. County ambulance teams, firefighters, military medic units, life-flight helicopter teams, disaster prevention crews, nursing students and Red Cross members worked together during the training scenario that was designed to

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Pogo Gramma visits library

By Christina Rice On September 27, author Paula Savaiano delighted children as she brought a pogo stick-riding grandma to the Maryville Public Library for story hour. Savaiano held a book signing for her new books “Gramma and Her Pogo Stick” and “My Gramma Has Ants in Her Pants.” Her main character is a spunky grandmother

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