This Week's News

Skidmore observes 4th annual Community Day

Cooler temperatures the morning of June 16 brought Skidmore residents to the fourth annual Community Day. The day, which is held the third Saturday in June, saw two new events, a quilt show and pet show. Joann Peter, Maryville, and Christina Charles, Skidmore, stand by their entries in the quilt show. Peter embroidered hexagon quilt

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Preliminary talks begin on revising CAFO ordinance

Nodaway County Commissioners met with Nodaway County Health Department Administrator Tom Patterson on June 18 to discuss the county’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) ordinance. The current county ordinance places stricter regulations on large agricultural operations in the county than the state of Missouri requires. The topic has been an area of contention for many

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Skidmore puts audit on hold

At the June 14 Skidmore City Council meeting, the council approved putting the audit conducted by Arthur White and Associates on hold. Mayor Tracy Shewey said the matter pertaining to past City Clerk Jennifer Poland had been referred to Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice. He contacted the Missouri State Auditor’s office. The city is now

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Annual tractor cruise sets route

The Heart of America Tractor Club is hosting its 13th annual tractor cruise, Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. The event will begin on Friday afternoon with registration opening at 3 pm at the Stanberry Community Center. The Gentry County Cattlemen’s Association will grill hamburgers for the evening meal, beginning at 5:30 pm. Saturday

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Flag Day celebration at Lions Freedom Rock Plaza

The second annual Lions Freedom Rock Plaza Flag Day celebration was held at Franklin Park, Maryville, June 14. American Legion Post 100 played Taps and conducted the flag ceremony and a 21-gun salute. Here, they respectfully lower the American flag and prepare to raise the replacement flag. Maryville High School Vocal Music Instructor Vanessa Parsons

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County fair parade registration opens

The Maryville Chamber Ambassador Nodaway County Fair Parade, sponsored by the ambassadors, will begin at 9:30 am, Saturday, July 21. As in past years, the parade route will follow Fourth Street east from Northwest Missouri State University then turn south on Buchanan and end at Second Street. The theme for this year is “Back to

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Beware of scams as new Medicare cards arrive

New Medicare cards are on their way to everyone enrolled in the program. The new cards will contain a new unique Medicare number that is randomly generated. The new numbers will replace social security numbers on the card. The change is being made to protect people from identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits.

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NOCOMO celebrates 45th anniversary

Community members and dignitaries flocked to the NOCOMO Industries open house June 7. Certified employees, staff and board members greeted attendees. They took pride in showing off the workshop’s accomplishments in providing dignified employment. Currently there are 42 certified employees. NOCOMO employee members of the 30+ Years Club include, front: Ronda Henry, 32 years; Joy

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Red Cross campaign asks new blood donors to fill missing types

As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign to recruit new blood donors and those who have not given recently to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O, the main blood groups, will disappear from participating

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Burlington Jct. City Council braves storm to conduct meeting

The Burlington Jct. City Council held its regular meeting June 11 despite pending stormy weather. During the meeting, council members heard a presentation from Linda Laderoute, Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments. Local governmental agencies are required to review and update their Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years. The last time the county’s plan was

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