This Week's News

Volunteers needed for annual emergency response field training

Northwest Missouri State University will host its seventh annual Missouri Hope emergency response field training exercise October 4 through 6 and invites students and community members to work in volunteer roles during the exercise. Missouri Hope is an intensive three-day training exercise which is required for students studying majors or minors in emergency disaster management

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Burlington Jct. leaders hear about poor water quality

With the annual fall festival coming at the end of the week, the Burlington Jct. City Council met on September 11 and heard from Dana and Julie Livengood, citizens, who were concerned about the water quality at their residence. They are at the end of a water line, which is potentially the reason for the

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Northwest, NTS leaders cut ceremonial ribbon at new farmhouse

Northwest Missouri State and Northwest Technical School officials celebrated the completion of the RT Wright Farm’s farmhouse as a collaborative support of ag programming at a ribbon cutting on September 4. Northwest constructed the 1,300-square-foot home during the last year in partnership with the NTS and its building trades program. Jim Husz, Northwest’s full-time farm

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Nodaway News Leader welcomes Michaela Bowyer to the team

Michaela Bowyer, a Northwest Missouri State University student, will be handling the news from sporting events and other articles for the Nodaway News Leader. Bowyer is from Meadville, where she graduated from Meadville High School. There she worked on the yearbook staff for three years, taking the title of editor. She is wrapping up her

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Hollingsworth Peonies expands with legacy nursery

Juergen Steininger, owner and operator of the famous Hollingsworth peony collection, hosted a press conference on September 5 with several renowned breeders in attendance from the midwest as he announced the acquisition of the peony seedling program and a cross section of the commercial program from Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery, Avalon, WI. This

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Hopkins council discusses nuisance properties

With Mayor Kelly Morrison unable to attend the September 9 Hopkins City Council meeting, new alderman and board president Jeff Everhart officiated. Discussion was held on resident complaints about two different properties. The complaints were on derelict vehicles and trash on the properties. A letter and a copy of the nuisance ordinance will be sent

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Health inspector visits eight establishments

Larry Wickersham, Nodaway County Health Department food inspector, saw the following establishments during August. Chris Cakes/Ally Enterprises, 29242 Jade Road, Maryville, low priority Routine Inspection August 1 Priority Violation: None. Core Violation: Reach-in freezer interior soiled with frost, not smooth and easily cleanable. Gray Oil and Gasoline Co., 22979 US Highway 71, Maryville, medium priority

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Northwest to host state public defender for Constitution Day program

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and its Pre-Law Society are sponsoring a Constitution Day program on Monday, September 16 featuring Michael Barrett, the director of the Missouri State Public Defender System. Through a conversation with Barrett, the program will address the Sixth Amendment and legal representation in Missouri. The event,

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Maryville council approves financial maneuver

The Maryville City Council met briefly on September 9 to speak to refinancing of bonds. The bonds for the debt of the waterworks and sewer system were able to be refinanced by issuing $11,535,000 revenue bonds at a new rate of interest. Matthew Courtney, vice president of Piper Jaffrey & Co., Leawood, KS, reported to

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