This Week's News

Operation Christmas Child calls for gift collection

From November 16 through 23, there will be curbside drop-off sites open for Operation Christmas Child gifts. More than 4,000 locations will now offer a curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, November 16 ­through 23. In Maryville, the Calvary

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WN Cross Country team places 4th, Tyler places 1st in Class 1 State

In the State Class 1 Cross Country meet November 7 at Columbia, the West Nodaway Cross County team earned a fourth place finish with the State Champion being Tyler Blay with a time of 16:30.3. The team members are Riley Blay, Preston Bateman, Tyler Blay, Duke Ingraham, Grant Adkins, Keevin Maupin, Brayden Mires, Head Coach

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MHS XC earns 1st team trophy in school history

The Maryville High School Cross Country team came home with the State third-place trophy, a first for the school, November 5. The team begins the race during the Class 3 State Meet at Gans Creek Recreation Area, Columbia. Individual results for the team are: Garrett Dumke, eighth, 16:26.4, All-State; Jag Galapin, 14th, 16:57.9, All-State; Cale

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Geography with Goudge

Percent Positive Tests Map, November 13, 2020 “This week’s Covid-19 map, based on the Johns Hopkins (CSSE) data, displays the percent of positive tests in each state. World Health Organization (WHO) advised governments that before reopening, rates of positivity in testing should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days. The blue shaded states

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Hospital president recognizes resilence

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president The first case of COVID-19 in Nodaway County was identified on April 2, 2020. Since then, we have administered over 9,000 COVID tests and identified just over 1,200 additional positive cases as part of our efforts at Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville. During this time, we

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Thankfully Gobbled provides fresh turkey for Thanksgiving

By Kathryn Rice The Baker sisters of Thankfully Gobbled have worked to provide fresh turkeys for area dinner tables this Thanksgiving. Josie, 12, and Lily, 7, are the daughters of Matthew and Jackie Baker, Barnard. Thankfully Gobbled was started in 2019 when Josie decided she wanted a way of raising funds. She became involved in

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Spire donates to Toys 4 Tots

Pat Spire donated toys to Toys for Tots of Nodaway County when she renewed her subscription to the Nodaway News Leader. NNL offers $5 off of a subscription if a toy is donated during the visit. The Toys for Tots program is a project of Today’s Civic Women. The NNL also will accept monetary donations for the

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Northwest postponing winter commencement ceremonies

Northwest Missouri State University is postponing its winter commencement ceremonies out of an abundance of caution for its community and others during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Northwest’s winter commencement ceremonies were scheduled for Nov. 20-22 at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Graduating students will receive additional information, via their Northwest email, and

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AL Post 100 performs Veterans Day ceremonies

The American Legion Post 100 held the annual Veterans Day observance, November 11, with adjustments made for COVID-19. Ronnie VanFosson, Terry Chesnut, Jerry Coffelt and Amos Clampit proudly posted the colors at the observance.

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