This Week's News

Clearmont hears from residents about late water payments

The Clearmont City Council had several residents requesting the waiving of their late water bill payments for a variety of reasons during the March 19 meeting. Kristi Snodderley, water-sewer statement accountant for the town, explained the timing of getting the statements out had been hindered this month due to the winter weather so they were

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Skidmore council reviews winter damage to streets

The Skidmore City Council reviewed winter damage to the city streets and tried to determine a plan of action for repair during the March 14 meeting. One of the first steps will be to line up a company to chip and seal the streets when the weather improves. The council believes the cost of replacing

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‘American Pickers’ comes back to Missouri

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Missouri. They plan to film television episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the area from May 27 through June 9. “American Pickers” is a documentary series which explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History channel. The hit show

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Transition ceremony marks new ownership of hospital

“For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.” – Dag Hammarskjold SSM Health St. Francis Hospital-Maryville will officially become Mosaic Life Care on April 1; however, the Sisters of St. Francis traveled from St. Louis to be a part of the transition ceremony on March 19. After a Mass at St.

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AG Schmitt renews warnings of scams, price gouging in wake of flooding

Following Governor Parson’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the flooding in certain parts of Missouri, Attorney General Schmitt renewed his warning to Missourians regarding price gouging and scams. Earlier this week, AG Schmitt warned citizens about construction fraud, charity fraud, and price gouging. During times of emergency and natural disasters, scammers and unscrupulous

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Governor Parson declares State of Emergency in Missouri in response to flooding

Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency in Missouri on March 21 in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snow melt and excessive rainfall. Parson also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions,

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Maryville residents lend a helping hand in Craig

 Maryville residents Eric and Kara Couts, Tim Auffert and Ryan Hackett were among several volunteers filling sand bags on March 19 to stave off the rising Missouri River waters from the city of Craig. Northwest Missouri State University and Nodaway County Commissioners sent several pallets to aid the effort. On the morning of March 20,

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Northwest Regents approve 2019-20 tuition increase

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents approved a 4.8 percent increase of the university’s tuition for the 2019-20 academic year during its regular meeting March 14. Tuition will increase by an estimated average net price of $368 for undergraduate in-state residents and $553 for undergraduate out-of-state residents based on enrollment in 28 credit hours

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MDC closes conservation areas in northwest region due to flooding

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed several conservation areas in the state’s northwest region due to Missouri River flooding. Some areas are under water and others are inaccessible or will remain closed due to public safety issues until further notice. MDC staff on March 19 continued to work with local farmers and the

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