This Week's News

Maryville council chooses Riedel’s replacement

During a city council workshop prior to the December 27 Maryville City Council meeting, the council reviewed four letters of interest for the open council seat to be vacated by Renee Riedel, who is moving out of town. Tye Parsons, 637 West Grant, was selected to replace Riedel, whose term will expire in 2019. He

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MHP urges drives to make smart choices this New Year’s

Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. Last year over the 2018 New Year’s holiday counting period, nine people died and 291 people were injured in 845 traffic crashes. This New Year’s holiday counting period begins at 6

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Tourism committee approves museum’s brochure

The Tourism Committee for the City of Maryville met on December 12 to examine the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum’s brochure which the committee will help fund. The brochure includes acknowledgement of the committee’s funding on the back. It was approved. Maryville Parks and Rec Director Jeff Stubblefield brought a copy of SportsEvents magazine which

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Ministry Center announces MHS Alumni fundraiser winner

The Ministry Center teamed up with Maryville High School alumni for the Spoofhound Alumni Food Pantry Challenge fundraiser. For the second year in a row, the class of 1975 received the title of Most Generous Spoofhound Class by donating $775. In second place was the 1977 class with $300 and in third place was the

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Prosecutor produces child-friendly court book

Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice announced the completion of “Going to Court in Nodaway County, a Guide and Activity Book for Children” on December 26. Rice acknowledged the assistance he has received from original concept idea to reality in the nearly three-year process. Rice’s priority as prosecuting attorney is to put crime victims’ rights

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Children and Family Center offers tax credits

An opportunity for a local monetary gift and tax credit can be found with the Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri, Maryville. By making a minimum $100 donation, a 50 percent tax credit is available. The center still has $20,000 in tax credits available until June 30, 2019. However, to have a tax credit

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Skidmore chooses new city attorney

The Skidmore City Council chose Jean Maneke, Kansas City, as the new Skidmore city attorney in closed session on December 13. To establish a quorum, two aldermen participated by speaker phone. The city had been without an attorney since October. In open session, the council accepted the treasurer’s report with corrections. The corrections were labeling

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MPR board approves 25% average increase to program, facility rental rates

In a special meeting on December 12, the Maryville Parks and Recreation Board approved raising program rates and facility rental rates with an average increase of 25 percent. The special meeting was held to discuss the minimum wage issue that was approved by Missouri voters in November. Director Jeff Stubblefield and Recreation Supervisor Shelly Hersh

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Heading To Grandmother’s House?

MoDOT’s Traveler Information Tools Can Help Guide Your Sleigh Although a white Christmas doesn’t appear to be in the forecast for us here in Missouri, drivers can still use MoDOT’s informational tools to plan their holiday travels. Knowing road conditions is the first step in making sure you arrive at grandmother’s house safely. That’s why

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Be a holiday hero; give the gift of life

Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors so make an appointment now to give, and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries. He needed 11 units of blood during

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