This Week's News

Clearmont council wrestles with alley closure

The Clearmont City Council had a roomful of residents for a couple of topics the council did address during the October 15 meeting. Faye Smith and son, Mike Smith, addressed a past issue with low water pressure that was corrected in 2016. The Smiths were asking the council to review their procedure and costs of

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Maryville council approves 11 sets of minutes

The Maryville City Council approved minutes of meetings dating back to August 12 mostly dealing with budget work, strategic planning and executive sessions during the October 14 regular meeting. The short agenda had two contracts approved for the coming year: Nodaway County Economic Development, $65,500, which will address retail development and Northwest Missouri Regional Council

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WN receives grant for STEM

On October 9, West Nodaway School District announced the receipt of a $10,000 Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant. The grant will be used to fund Project Lead the Way STEM curriculum for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. At the presentation were teachers Jennifer McGinness and Shayli Larabee, Bayer representative Craig Stiens,

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St. Francis Hospital Foundation receives $13,500

The organization, Ten Squared Men on a Mission, gave their quarterly gift to St. Francis Hospital Foundation. Those present for the check-passing photo were Larry Mannasmith, Debbie Hoffman, Megan Jennings, John Teale, Doug Sutton and Nate Blackford, who are representatives of the organization, the foundation and Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville. The monies are expected

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Northwest enrollment breaks 7,000 mark, up 3.6%

Northwest Missouri State University has a total enrollment of 7,104 this fall, an increase of 3.6 percent from a year ago, according to results of the university’s fall census. The total headcount represents the third-highest enrollment in the institution’s history and its fourth above 7,000. Additionally, the university maintains a high retention rate with 76

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O’Riley returns to work at Hopkins City Hall

Hopkins City Clerk Dee O’Riley has returned to work and attended the October 7 city council meeting. She reported she is trying to catch the city up on paperwork. O’Riley is not able to work every day. She plans to write a letter to one of two nuisance ordinance complaints from the September meeting. One

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BJ council talk of financial concerns

The Burlington Jct. City Council opened the October 8 meeting with a financial report given by Angie Lightner, city secretary. Lightner reported $46,000 had been paid for street improvements and there is an upcoming $55,000 water plant payment due this month. Mayor Justin Plymell requested Lightner arrange for Joey McLiney, who is the town’s bonding

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County prosecutor to collect children’s coats

Bob Rice, Nodaway County prosecuting attorney, announced October 8 his office will be collecting gently-used and new coats for all ages in collaboration with the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Maryville Public Safety and several community stakeholders now through November 8. At the kickoff were Corporal Brad Maudlin with the Missouri State

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Toys for Tots begins collection

Today’s Civic Women (TCW) announced the beginning of the 35th Annual Toys for Tots of Nodaway County campaign. Toys For Tots of Nodaway County is one of TCW’s main service projects. The goal of the program is to ensure that children ages newborn to 12 years old have something under the Christmas tree.  In 2018, TCW provided

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Pickering approves LED lights on highway sign

At the October 7 Pickering City Council meeting, the council approved the replacement of the light bulbs on the highway sign with LEDs. The city is paying approximately $75 to $80 a month to light the sign. City Clerk Milt Sovereign requested the four floodlights be replaced with LED lights. He’s hoping this will cut

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