This Week's News

Veterans honored

West Nodaway student Eli Johnson asks Chuck Fox about his decorations before a Veterans Day ceremony on November 11. Fox, an airforce veteran, is a paraprofessional at West Nodaway. He spoke about his military experience and the honor it has been bringing home the remains of veterans. He said he served his country willingly and

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Maryville council denies Elk’s Lodge permit request

During the November 14 meeting, Maryville City Council did not approve the Elk’s Lodge request to obtain a special use permit which would have allowed the Lodge to purchase the Assembly of God building on East Third. Councilmen Tim Shipley and Jerry Riggs excused themselves from the issue due to a conflict of interests as

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Two shops in Maryville’s downtown ready for customers

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Sabrina Theas’ new business, On the Spot Designs, 215 West Fifth Street, Maryville, on October 26. Matt Gaarder and Todd Roush, both of Rapid Elite, hold the ribbon while Theas cuts. On the Spot Designs features customized products and decorating accents. Business hours are

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Lettuce Dream cuts ribbon on reality

After three and a half years, Lettuce Dream became a reality at its ribbon cutting on November 3. Diane Francis, board president, cuts the ribbon as Sherri Kinsella, advisory board, and Wayne Pierson, board vice president, hold the ribbon. The wholesale greenhouses, located on Maryville’s east side, are growing lettuce hydroponically which is being sold

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EEZ board approves application

The Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) Board approved a business application during its November 3 meeting. Houston Polytank, Hopkins, applied for the EEZ tax abatement. It’s adding 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space to its current facility. Polytank will hire two additional employees with potential for hiring three more upon expansion completion. The EEZ tax abatement

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City council executes contract on conference center

The Maryville City Council held a special meeting on November 9, to approve a contract with EL Crawford Construction, Inc., St. Joseph, for the construction of the Mozingo Lake Conference Center. The ordinance was read two times in open session and then adopted by the council. The contract is for $5,719,000 and was the low

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Maryville Optimist Club installs officers

The Maryville Optimist Club held its annual officer induction ceremony at the Holiday Inn and Suites meeting room, Maryville. Club members met for pizza and ice cream followed by the induction of officers for the 2016-2017 year which began October 1. Because Samantha White, the 2015-2016 president, resigned mid-term due to moving to another state,

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Jefferson 4-Her members plant a Liberty Tree

Last March, Jefferson 4-H club requested and received a Liberty Tree, one of 30 bud-grafted tulip poplars from the original Maryland Liberty Tree. The tree was received with a plaque and authenticity papers on September 29 and club members planted it at the Conception Community Park. The tree was generously donated by Crader Distributing and

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University to commemorate Veterans Day

For the third consecutive year, Northwest Missouri State University will commemorate Veterans Day by placing wreaths at each of its military markers in tribute to the men and women who served our country. University leaders will place the wreaths at 10:55 am, Friday, November 11. Military markers on the Northwest campus consist of the Memorial

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Chamber Ag Committee honors agriculturists

The 56th annual Nodaway County Farm-City banquet was November 7 at the JW Jones Student Union Ballroom on the Northwest campus. The event, hosted by the Maryville Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture Committee, recognized many Nodaway Countians who have devoted their lives to agriculture. Over 275 people attended. The Outstanding Farm Family award was presented to

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