This Week's News

Challenges are necessary

By Judy Frueh I truly believe everything happens for a reason. I also believe every action can have a ripple effect. This last year has left me challenged in ways I never thought possible. I have been in situations that still seem surreal to me. I have been shunned by people that I thought loved

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Health center board sets 2020 budget

The Nodaway County Health Center Board of Trustees met on December 19 to amend the 2019 budget and to approve the 2020 budget. The health center will spend more this year than it takes in. Administrator Tom Patterson credited the deficit on the partial improvement to the concrete parking lot and the payment of the

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Franks steps up to senior center board president

With the recent resignation of Nodaway County Senior Citizens Senate board president Bob Cooper, board member Carolyn Franks stepped into the presidential position for the Nodaway County Senior Center at the December 18 meeting. The board discussed finding an individual to fill the empty position. Board member Teresa Hayes offered to work on the senior

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Roach retires after 32 years at middle school

Cindy Roach, Maryville Middle School secretary, had expected it to be quiet on her last day, December 20, as she retired after 32 years of service to the Maryville R-II School District. Instead, she was busy with people dropping by, flowers, balloons, cake, punch and a plaque commemorating her journey at MMS. Happy smiles are

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Evergy Warns Customers of Recent Utility Scam Calls 

With a recent surge of reported scams calls, Evergy is warning customers to be wary of the tactics scammers use to attack consumers. Evergy offers these utility scam safety tips for customers: Customers have reported being contacted by Evergy demanding payments. We will never ask for your credit or debit card information over the phone. Verify the

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Missouri State Highway Patrol commissions 31 new troopers

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 31 troopers graduated December 20 from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. The 108th recruit class reported to the academy July 1 for 25 weeks of training to become a trooper. The new troopers will report to duty in their assigned troops on

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Maryville council says ‘Yes” to over $550,000 for 911

The Maryville City Council held their regularly scheduled December 23 meeting to address the purchases of equipment and installation for the city-county consolidation of the 911 emergency dispatch services during 2020. Bids were garnered earlier this fall through the guidance of SCG Consulting Services and the prices were guaranteed through December 31. All products will

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Accolades to the county, city for working cooperatively

It’s been a long time coming, but commonsense did come to our leadership. Call it a Christmas miracle. I hope it is the beginning of a trend. The combining of the county and city’s 911 emergency dispatch centers has long been studied and proposed as a way to save lives and money. The quirks of

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Christmas cooking with love

Planning a holiday brunch? By Barry Beacom December holidays are upon us. Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are closing out the 2019 year. This time of year usually brings families together for one or more of these events. That means extra mouths to feed joyfully because it’s “family time” and there’s nothing better. It’s also

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BJ council closes meeting to speak to real estate deal

About 15 minutes into the December 16 meeting of the Burlington Jct. City Council, Mayor Justin Plymell called for the meeting to go into closed session to discuss real estate transactions as Councilman Matt Rohlmeier cited the Sunshine Law. Five unelected citizens were allowed to stay at the closed meeting. Other business that was attended

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