This Week's News

Grant City author pens second book

The Nodaway News Leader has for sale the newest book written by Kandi Hughes, Grant City. The book, “The Flame Impersonator,” is a continuation of her first book, “The Flame Manipulator.” She has self-published both books and has another in the making. Hughes, who has been featured in the Nodaway News Leader before, is a bookkeeper at Worth County

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Health Board approves election results, reorganizes board

The Nodaway County Health Center Board of Trustees approved the certification of election results, Bridget Kenny and Debra Hull took the oath of office, and elected officers at the April 21 meeting. Returning to their positions are Chairman Marlin Kinman, Vice-Chair Debi Derr and Secretary Charlotte Knorr. Accepting the position of treasurer was Kenny. Discussion

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Geography with Goudge

“When mapped, the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll, is dominated by the Midwest. The Bearcat Volleyball team (ranked #15) finished second in the MIAA Conference Tournament in Topeka, KS. They defeated Washburn, (ranked #14) 3-2 in the quarterfinal match and Central Missouri, 3-0 in the semi-finals.  The Bearcats fell to Nebraska-Kearney, (ranked #11) by a

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NWReCOG, Northwest hosts Crisis Communication Workshop online

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments and Northwest Missouri State University are teaming up to offer a Crisis Communication Workshop designed to help local entities that have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop is being held virtually, via ZOOM and is scheduled at 4:30 pm, Tuesday, April 27. There is no

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Eugene Field librarian shares recycling concepts

Ree Sullivan, librarian at Eugene Field, has participated in the reading series “What Do You Know About Recycling?” As part of that series, students have been creating items made from recyclable materials.  The students only get about 25 minutes to complete their projects with whatever supplies are available that day that the teacher puts out for

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State rural water leader speaks to commissioners, NCED, Maryville Chamber

By Kay Wilson Local leaders met April 20 with water source experts to discuss the soil and water conservation possibilities in the Mozingo Lake 13,000 acre watershed. Nodaway County Commissioners hosted a demonstration of soil conservation practices by Missouri Rural Water Association Source Water Specialist Eric Fuchs, along with two NRCS representatives, who also spoke

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Heflin donates wood carving to Pickering

Dean Heflin, Pickering, donated one of his wood carvings, Bucking Bronco, to the Pickering Community Building, April 18. Heflin picked the piece he thought would fit because “Pickering is a horse show town.” The story of the carving started in 1900 when Heflin’s grandfather cut walnut trees on his property. He had the walnut cut

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Maryville extends yard waste burning time

The City of Maryville, by ordinance, has identified three periods a year for burning yard waste. Those periods are between April 1 and April 14, July 17 and July 31, October 24 and November 6 from dawn until dusk or as modified or extended by city council based primarily on weather conditions. The spring time

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Humane Society cuts ribbon for animal shelter ‘catio’

The New Nodaway Humane Society cut the ribbon, April 17, to open a new patio for cats or a “catio” at the animal shelter. The long wished-for catio was the Eagle Scout project of Maryville High School sophomore Maven Vette of Troop 6, St. Joseph. Holding the ribbon are staff members, Audrey Wooden, Aurora Blake,

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