This Week's News

Incoming governor Mike Parson brings less drama to Jefferson City

By Noah Higgins-Dunn, Columbia Missourian Missouri’s next governor, Mike Parson, has few similarities to Gov. Eric Greitens, but he might serve as a greater ally for Republicans in Jefferson City. Come June 1 at 5 pm, Parson will become Missouri’s 57th governor after Greitens announced he would resign May 29 evening amid criminal charges and

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Nodaway County Senior Center opens board positions

Nominations for three spots on the Nodaway County Senior Center Board of Directors with be accepted now through 4 pm, Monday, June 4 at 1210 East First Street, Maryville. The director terms are for three years. The election date is Tuesday, June 19. Any person may stop in or call 660.562.3999 with their nomination.

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St. Francis hosts annual golf classic

The 2018 St. Francis Hospital Foundation’s golf classic “Our Roots Run Deep” began May 12 with the second annual adult/youth alternate-shot golf event at the Mozingo Watson 9. Left: On May 17, a 19th hole social was held at the Mozingo Conference Center saw Foundation Executive Director Megan Jennings recognize Nodaway Valley Bank CEO and

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Mozingo Advisory Board discusses policies

The Mozingo Advisory Board recently discussed possible improvements and policy changes to be implemented after peak season ends. Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland suggested implementing a survey to all current campers as well as emailing a survey to past campers asking about park improvements and what they think staff could do to make Mozingo better.

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Cattlemen host annual beef cookoff at Mozingo

The annual Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association beef cookoff was held at the Mozingo Lake equestrian campground on May 19. Ten teams competed in three categories: beans, brisket and sirloin tip roast. The meat was provided by the association. The public had the opportunity to sample the delicious offerings after judging was complete. Debbie and Kenny

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New GO Art sculptures are installed

Northwest Technical School Welding Instructor Nick Sherlock adds the finishing weld to “Generations” on May 15. The sculpture is a bronze by Ben Hammond, and has been set up in downtown Maryville. The juniors in the NTS welding class helped with the morning installation of three sculptures. Sherlock said his afternoon class was made up

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Burlington Jct. looks at preliminary budget

Burlington Jct. City Mayor Justin Plymell presented the city council with a preliminary budget during the regular meeting May 14. Plymell estimated the total income for next year at approximately $370,000, with $250,000 coming from water sales, $24,000 from KCP&L Franchise, $21,000 from gasoline tax and $75,000 from taxes. The total estimated expenses were listed

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Skidmore city clerk resigns

City Clerk Jennifer Poland resigned on April 13. At the May 10 meeting of the Skidmore City Council, the closed session minutes from the April 12 meeting were released. Mayor Tracy Shewey had taken over city clerk responsibilities after Poland was in an accident. Shewey found discrepancies including unsanitary conditions in city hall, filing not

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Maryville council speaks to annexation properties

Cleaning up annexation issues including public hearings, ordinances and resolutions was on the May 14 agenda of the Maryville City Council. Three properties were the subject matter of a public hearing held at the onset of the open portion of the meeting. They addressed South Depot, South Country Club Drive and property owned by the

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