This Week's News

Skidmore revises ordinances, policies

The Skidmore City Council met on June 7 and 11 to study current policies and ordinances plus other city business. The June 7 meeting concerned the review, revision and adoption of policies and ordinances. Adopted were the Wildcat Memorial Park Policy, Newton Hall Policy and Brush Pile Policy. Ordinances approved were #2020 Disturbing the Peace

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Clearmont mops up pump business

The Clearmont City Council discussed the sewer pump issue again at the June 16 meeting. The company, Alliance Pump, Kansas City, has delivered a pump for the sewer lagoon, which the council questioned the specifications. The old pump that has lasted 15-plus years is one-horsepower and the new pump is a three-horsepower one. This horsepower

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MPR leaders happy to see people return

The Maryville Parks and Recreation board reorganized at the June 15 meeting with welcoming Shannon Pruitt to the board and officers being selected: President Jeff Ferguson, Vice President Zachary Wray and Secretary Rachelle Wilmes. Reports from staff noted the public is returning to the parks, aquatic center, classes and other activities. • Little league ball

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Mosaic president urges caution with traveling

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president Vacation season is here. And as states and communities ease restrictions, many people will take the opportunity to travel. I’m reminded of the old Southwest Airlines commercial that said, “You are now free to move about the country.” That freedom means responsibility and a healthy amount

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Tractor Cruise to raise funds for children’s charities

The 15th annual Heart of America Tractor Cruise sponsored by the Heart of America Tractor Club will be underway Saturday, June 27 with some adjustments to the schedule. The 54-mile cruise will begin and end at the community building at Northwest Missouri Regional Airport, 25775 Hawk Road, Maryville. Participants may leave their tractors Friday night

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70th annual Fourth of July celebration is in Elmo

Elmo’s 70th annual Fourth of July Celebration is happening on Saturday, June 27. It is sponsored by Elmo Betterment Club and features: • 5K run/walk start at 7 am, registration at 6:45 am. • Freewill donation pancake breakfast at Elmo Park Shelter, 7 to 9 am. • Concession stand opens, 10 am. • Princess Tea

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June 18, 2020

Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker called the meeting of the Nodaway County Commission to order at the commissioner’s office. In attendance: Bob Stiens, Chris Burns, associate commissioners, Walker and Melinda Patton, county clerk. Stiens made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion passed. Burns made a motion to approve prior commission minutes dated

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Nodaway County students participate in Boys State

The 81st annual Missouri Boys State has been reorganized and rescheduled for November. The hybrid format will kick off with a series of virtual sessions on Saturday, November 14. Then on Thursday, November 19 the Boys State citizens will meet in Warrensburg for a live session which will continue until Sunday, November 22. The students

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COVID-19 reaches 20 cases in Nodaway County

Nodaway County Health Department Administrator, Tom Patterson, announces a twentieth Nodaway County, Missouri resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Sixteen of the twenty cases are no longer in isolation. The affected individual is a male between 20-29 years of age, and a resident of Nodaway County. The individual is isolated in a

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MHS football team undertakes courthouse lawn cleanup

The Maryville High School Spoofhound Football team worked June 13 to weed and mulch the Nodaway County Courthouse lawn. COVID-19 restrictions prevented the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat football players from doing their annual task in April. The athletes are, front: Caden Stoecklein, Brady Farnan, Caleb Kreizinger, Connor Weiss; second row: Joey Patterson, Don Allen,

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