This Week's News

Skidmore sewer project doubles in cost

At the March 11 Skidmore City Council meeting, Emily Wicoff, PE, from Snyder and Associates, Inc., St. Joseph, informed the council the cost of the sewer project had doubled to over $2 million. The city passed a bond levy in 2017 to finance the project. The project is planned for operation June 1, 2023, and

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Tourism Committee looks at employing someone

The Maryville Tourism Committee discussed hiring a staff person at the March 10 meeting. Committee President Josh McKim said the two things tourism committees need to do is have more wayfinding signage in its town and to hire an employee. He felt it is time to start looking at the options available. McKim estimated there

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Mosaic leader notes county’s vaccination rate is high

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president On Monday of this week, the State of Missouri’s expanded list of those eligible to receive the COVID vaccine went into effect. The newly expanded group, referred to “Phase 1B – Tier 3” by the state, includes the following occupations and industries: K-12 education, communications infrastructure,

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CCA hosts annual event

Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association held their Annual Roundup March 13 at TriMeadows, Conception. At that time, scholarships were awarded to students from Nodaway County schools. The banquet is also the time when money is raised through silent and live auctions. This money is used to finance scholarships and many other activities that the NCCA sponsors

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Maryville wrestlers compete at State Championships

The Class 2 Missouri State Wrestling Championship were March 11 at the Cable Dahmer Arena, Independence. Keiren Watkins and Drew Spire qualified and represented Maryville High School in the competition. Watkins, 195 pound class, wrestled five including, Trey Ward, St. Charles, who was named state champion later. Other opponents that Watkins faced were last year’s

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Platte Valley girls bring home State Championship

The undefeated Platte Valley girls basketball team faced two menacing foes during the Show Me Championship March 12 – 13 at Springfield. The team drew two-consecutive state champions, Walnut Grove, during the opening of the 2021 event. Platte Valley won with a decisive 49-44 victory and moved on to the championship match against Leeton. The

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Sudanese refugee to discuss experience of fleeing to America

 John Bul Dau, one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” will discuss the experiences chronicled in his book and the documentary “God Grew Tired of Us” when he visits Northwest Missouri State University. The lecture, sponsored by Northwest’s Student Activities Council, begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Mary Linn Auditorium at the

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Geography with Goudge

“March Madness is upon us. This proportional symbol map displays the NCAA Div. I Basketball teams that have amassed the highest AP Top 25 Rankings over the past five years. The largest symbols include Gonzaga, Kansas, Villanova, Duke & Virginia.  These programs (with the exception of Gonzaga) tend to lie within the basketball heartland or

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Hopkins hires Titus as assistant city clerk

In closed session at the March 8 Hopkins City Council meeting, the council approved unanimously to hire Angie Titus as an assistant city clerk at $12.50 per hour, not to exceed 20 hours per week. Discussion was held on the need of additional help to run the water plant to relieve Chief Operator Chris Bird

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Visiting Writers Series to feature female poet during Women’s History Month

Northwest Missouri State University’s Visiting Writers Series continues this month when the Department of Language, Literature and Writing hosts Kathryn Nuernberger at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, via Zoom. Nuernberger’s presentation is part of Northwest’s Women’s History Month celebration. She will share her poems about the history of science and ideas, renegade women and plant medicines, weaving together intimate

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