This Week's News

Todd Stagner awards Christmas parade winners

First Baptist Church, Maryville, represented by Janie Burch, won first place in the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, December 2, with the Maryville Daily Forum, represented by Twyla Martin, taking second place. Chamber member Todd Stagner, Shelter Insurance, selected the winners and awarded $100 and $50, respectively. First Baptist Church will donate its

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Maryville offers Christmas tree disposal locations

The City of Maryville is providing two Christmas tree disposal locations this year. The first location is the City of Maryville’s Street Garage located at the corner of Second Street and North Newton Street. The second is the lower parking lot behind City Hall, 415 North Market Street. Real Christmas trees will be accepted at

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Pride Lions donate to BWM

The Maryville Pride Lions Club recently donated $135 to the Business Women of Missouri, Maryville, to adopt a family this Christmas season. Pride Lions Treasurer Lester Keith and President James Pedersen present Kay Dew, Elaine Wilson and Tara Myers with the money, with Lions Linda Primm and Lewis Rice. The BWM have adopted seven families

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Students show kindness to others

These past few weeks, area schools have been full of lessons about caring. Here are three schools’ compassionate December projects. Maryville Maryville Middle School held a food drive in early December. Classes competed to gather the most food and Brenda Ricks’ seventh grade TA class won the competition. Through its collective effort, the school gathered

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Second annual Compassion Drive helps up to 200 people

Megan Dennis and Samantha Raasch organized the second annual Compassion Drive which cumulated in the distribution of 150 personal care item packages on December 19. There were 50 bags each for men, women and children and other items passed out to those in need this holiday season. The duo estimated the drive helped 200 people.

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Smail begins new adventure

By Christina Rice Maryville Public Safety Sergeant Rick Smail will begin a new career adventure in February 2017. Smail is retiring from Maryville Public Safety (MPS) after 28 years and is joining the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department. Smail joined MPS on December 26, 1988, after serving as a reserve officer for three months. His brother

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Nodaway-Holt hires new superintendent

Jeff Blackford has been named Nodaway-Holt’s new superintendent. He will take over the position on July 1, 2017, following the resignation of the current superintendent, Karma Coleman. Blackford, originally from Hopkins, earned his specialist in education from Northwest Missouri State University in 2010 and earned his doctoral in education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City

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Rich Wright named Bearcat football head coach

On December 19, at a press conference in the Northwest Student Union’s board room, Northwest Athletic Director Mel Tjeerdsma introduced Rich Wright as the next Bearcat football head coach by saying, “he was here when this thing started.” Rich Wright, who has served as the football team’s defensive coordinator for the last six years, began

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NW Regents hear audit results, approve curriculum revisions

Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents heard the annual financial audit results and approved a series of geography and agriculture curriculum revisions during its regular meeting December 15. RubinBrown, LLP, Kansas City, completed the financial audit of Northwest’s financial statements for the 2016 fiscal year, which resulted in an unmodified opinion with no deficiencies

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Rock arrives for Lions project

The Lions of Nodaway County are one step closer to completing their centennial project with the arrival of the future Freedom Rock® at Franklin Park, Seventh and Main Streets, Maryville, on December 1. Lions Club International is celebrating the centennial of the organization in 2017 and to commemorate this milestone, clubs around the world have

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