This Week's News

Emerson to become Nodaway-Holt principal

Shawn Emerson was hired as Nodaway-Holt’s High School principal for the 2017-2018 school year following Ethan Sickle’s resignation. Emerson, originally from Lawson, attended Northwest Missouri State University earning a dual major in elementary education and physical education in 2001. He earned his master’s in educational leadership from William Woods University, Fulton, in 2013. “Mr. Emerson

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Visiting Writers Series to host award-winning authors

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature and Writing will host authors Jacques J. Rancourt and Robert Long Foreman during its next installment of the Visiting Writers Series at 7 pm, Tuesday, February 21 in the JW Jones Student Union Living Room. The event is free and open to the public. Kawasaki, Green Tower

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Nino Coniglio is Nodaway Co. spelling bee champ

The annual Nodaway County Spelling Bee was held on February 13 at Maryville Middle School. The winners were as follows: Bea Olasz, St. Gregory’s fifth grade, second alternate; AJ Adwell, Northeast Nodaway sixth grade, second place; Nino Coniglio, Horace Mann sixth grade, winner; and Malia Collins, Jefferson eighth grade, first alternate. The spelling bee went

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Vibrant Small Towns comes to Maryville

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri held its annual event, Vibrant Small Towns, February 8-10 in Maryville, featuring Ron Drake, author and preservationist from Siloam Springs, AR. Attending the final breakfast in the Nothwest Missouri State Student Union Ballroom were over 250 people from 18 counties including a group of Maryville city staff and elected

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Skidmore prepares to upgrade sewer system

The Skidmore City Council listened to sewer upgrade proposals presented by Paul C. Owings, Snyder and Associates, Maryville, at the February 9 meeting. Three different proposals were outlined ranging in costs from $825,000 to $3.6 million. The most attention was given to the lower-cost proposal which involves rehabilitating the current sewer plant and upgrading the

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Burlington Jct. to have two ballot questions

During its regular meeting February 13, the Burlington Jct. City Council approved two ballot questions to be placed before voters in April.   The first question will ask citizens to approve a tax levy of 50¢ per $100 of assessed valuation for the purpose of creating a fund to demolish dangerous structures within the city

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Maryville City Council discusses street improvements

The Maryville City Council discussed the 2017 asphalt mill and overlay project during its regular meeting on February 13. The city council has $300,000 budgeted for resurfacing. City Manager Greg McDanel presented a list of recommended streets to the council which included Galaxy Drive, 400 to 600 blocks of North Main, 100 to 400 blocks

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Sorensen makes his mark with Freedom Rock®

By Kathryn Rice Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, Greenfield, IA, is combining his love of art and history to make a living and provide for his young family. Along the way, he thanks those who have served, whether in the military or as a first responder, one painting at a time. As founder of the Freedom Rock®,

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Maryville Public Safety gets ballistic protection

The Maryville Public Safety Department recently ordered new ballistic helmets and high-velocity ballistic plates from Southern Uniform and Equipment, Carthage, for $18,580. Sergeant Ryan Glidden applied for the Gladys Rickard Charitable Trust fund. His application was approved which allowed for the purchase of 20 plate and helmet sets, one for each officer. The helmets are

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