This Week's News

Phillips receives awards, accolades for volunteer service

Michael Phillips, Maryville, was recognized by Missouri Lt. Governor Michael L. Parson for his dedication and volunteerism with the Nodaway Chorale on April 24. Nominated by Brian and Cecily Lanier, Phillips traveled to Jefferson City to receive one of 60 Lt. Governor’s Senior Service Awards. He also received a resolution from Missouri House of Representatives

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Moldy caulking, leaking cans present in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found moldy caulking and leaking cans during routine inspections of various food establishments and schools throughout the month of April. Sonic Drive-In, 721 South Main Street, high priority Routine inspection April 12. Critical: Soft-serve ice cream nozzles soiled with food debris, prep table with sandwich condiments

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County FFA members bring home awards from state convention

For more photos see the May 4, 2017, printed Nodaway News Leader. Jefferson’s Caden Farnan is named State Star in agribusiness The Missouri FFA Association recognized Caden Farnan, Jefferson FFA chapter, as the State Star in agribusiness at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Jeff and Joan Farnan, Stanberry. His advisor is Jackie

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Pickering waives sewer bill for church

At the May 1 meeting of the Pickering City Council, discussion was held on the $6,000 water bill of the Pickering Christian Church parsonage. The council waived the sewer fee on the almost 400,000 gallons of water. Public Water Supply District No. 1 waived $3,700 of the $6,000 bill. City Clerk Milt Sovereign said he

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Nodaway County grand jury returns 11 indictments

Nodaway County law enforcement officers have been busy conducting arrest warrant service after a grand jury handed down 11 indictments against persons alleged to have distributed drugs during a multi-agency investigation that started in the fall of 2016. The sales allegedly involved marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and prescription drugs. The investigation involved an undercover operative who

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Hopkins officially hires Henry

A letter of understanding was signed by new City Attorney Taryn Henry and the City of Hopkins at the May 1 council meeting. Henry attended the meeting and several ongoing legal matters were discussed. City Clerk Dee O’Riley is going to email Henry a copy of the city ordinances. One of the first matters Henry

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ARB brings festivities to downtown square

The second annual Art, Rhythm and Brews (ARB) will be from 7 to 11 pm, Friday, May 19 on the Maryville Downtown Square. Sponsored by the Maryville Public Arts Committee (MPAC), the festivities include three stages of live music with at least six performers and bands. Attendees will be able to sample food from local

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Northwest closing St. Joseph facility, moving programs to Maryville, Kansas City campuses

Northwest Missouri State University will close its Northwest-St. Joseph location later this year, citing the movement of programming to other locations and students’ desires for access to the experience and services provided on the university’s Maryville campus. Additionally, the university is focused on creating efficiencies amid a shifting financial landscape that is straining resources at

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Citizens step up to serve on city councils

The Nodaway News Leader has compiled a list of those individuals elected to serve in their towns and villages in Nodaway County. Arkoe Mayor/Road Commissioner: Darrell Cronk Commissioner: Joe Partridge Clerk: Megan Partridge Treasurer: Joyce Cronk Barnard Mayor: Mike Murphy Council Members: Zeb Coleman, Glenn Miller, Ned Waterman City Clerk: Teresa Coleman Burlington Jct. Mayor:

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May activities abound in Nodaway County

The following are some of the scheduled events: • May 3 – Boulders Inn and Suites community open house and tours, Boulders Inn and Suites, 2 Fall Drive, Mozingo Lake Recreation Park, 11 am to 3 pm. For more information, contact Sharlet Dumke at 660.224.2222. • May 4 – MPAC installation of new art pieces,

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