This Week's News

Maryville Young Players to perform ‘Honk! Jr.’ this weekend

Nodaway County youth will be taking the stage this weekend for the Maryville Young Players (MYP) performances. Performances will be at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts on the Northwest Missouri State University campus. They will be at 2 and 7 pm, Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. MYP is an opportunity

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36th annual Country Showdown schedules preliminaries

Anticipation and excitement is higher than ever as aspiring country music artists prepare to compete for the 36th annual Country Showdown. Local radio Pick-up Country, KNIM, will again hold the Country Showdown preliminaries at 7 pm, Saturday, June 10 on the square in Maryville. This year’s local contestants are Shelby Bever, Guilford; Tammy Dredge Hickman,

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Hopkins decides against procedure for dangerous, substandard building

At the June 5 meeting of the Hopkins City Council, it was decided not to pursue a procedure to remove a dangerous, substandard building. To pursue building removal, City Attorney Taryn Henry had compiled a guide and necessary forms. Upon review, the council decided it would be cost prohibitive. The information Henry gathered will be

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Concert series kicks off successfully

On June 3, country band Big Time Grain Co. made a big-time splash as the first act of the June concert series held at the Donaldson Amphitheater, Maryville. The band presented a $250 donation to Maryville Young Players as their way of supporting local art. Accepting the check from the band were Briley Henggeler, Annika

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Pickering works to repair street tubes

At the June 5 meeting of the Pickering City Council, discussion was held on three blocked tubes on Sixth and Railroad Streets which are causing problems for traffic. The streets lie on the outskirts of town. Mayor Charles Smith thought that one of the tubes was on a township road, so it was decided that

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Work continues on Freedom Rock

On June 3, concrete was poured around the Nodaway County Freedom Rock located in Maryville’s Franklin Park. Smoothing the concrete are Jerry Allen, American Legion Post 100, and Lion Jonathan Scott; standing are Lions Ken Barnes, WR O’Riley and Harold Spire. Andy Spire Construction provided the forms, knowledgeable layout and help while Brad Florea of

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NNL stocks Father’s Day gifts

If your father or grandfather has enough ties this Father’s Day, the Nodaway News Leader has a selection of books by local authors that will suit almost every taste. Books about Maryville and Nodaway County include “Nodaway County Missouri: A Pictorial History 1910-1994,” edited by Opal E. Eckert; “Images of America: Maryville” and “Images of

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Burlington Jct. City Council discusses maintenance contract

Members of the Burlington Jct. City Council discussed contracting the maintenance department staff instead of hiring their own personnel during their regular meeting May 30. Bart Downing, division manager with Alliance Water Resources, Columbia, and Chris Gutschow, director of business development, People Services, Omaha, NE, presented their companies’ service plans to the council. Mayor Justin

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Expired medicines for sale found in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found expired medicines and baby formula for sale during routine inspections of various food establishments and schools throughout the month of May. North Nodaway R-VI Middle/High School, 705 East Barnard Street, Hopkins, high priority Routine inspection May 1. Critical: None observed. Non-critical: Observed paint in disrepair

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Maryville City Council approves summer parades

The Maryville City Council approved three parade requests during its regular meeting May 24. The Flag Day bike parade celebration was approved for 4:30 to 7 pm, Wednesday, June 14. The parade will begin at 6:15 pm and will travel along Franklin Place then move to the sidewalks along East Seventh Street and North Main

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