This Week's News

May 7, 2020

Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker called the meeting of the Nodaway County Commission to order at the commissioner’s office. In attendance: Bob Stiens, Chris Burns, associate commissioners; Walker and Melinda Patton, county clerk. Commissioner Stiens made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion passed. Stiens made a motion to approve prior commission minutes

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Trojans hold graduation in the park

Nodaway-Holt seniors graduated on May 10 with a ceremony in the ampitheatre at the Graham Park. Family members sat in camping chairs and were grouped together with painted boxes on the ground, allowing family groups to observe social distancing. Due to COVID-19, the ceremony was not held in the gym and the seniors did not

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Geography with Goudge

“This week’s map is a proportional symbol map displaying the most current NCAA Div. I Collegiate Baseball Rankings (March 15, 2020). Most teams had played from 15-20 games by the time the shutdown was announced.  Florida, UCLA, Mississippi, Louisville, and Vanderbilt led the way.  Twenty-one of the twenty-five teams are located in the Deep South. 

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Early April-planted corn slow to emerge

By Wayne Flanary Extension agronomy field specialist Corn planted in early April is slow to emerge leaving growers asking when will corn emerge? As of Monday April 27, only 120 growing degree units have accumulated from the first full week in April measured at the MU Buchanan County Extension weather station. The week of April

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Capitol Report 

House approves fiscally responsible spending plan By State Rep. Allen Andrews As lawmakers returned to the State Capitol Building to continue the 2020 legislative session, we faced the difficult task of crafting a balanced state budget during a time when revenues are declining because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenge of making significant cuts

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Hospital president encourages ‘Follow public health protocols’

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president As you know, this week marks the first phase of “reopening” our state and communities. We are all very anxious to return to a sense of normalcy. We are excited to have the opportunity to dine at our favorite restaurants and shop at our favorite retail

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County emergency manager reports PPE supply is good

Nodaway County Emergency Manager Christy Forney spoke recently about the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) supply available for first responder agencies and healthcare personnel in the county. She noted that currently the supply is good. “However, should we see a spike in cases or become a hot spot for the virus, our current supply would diminish

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MPR board to reopen community center May 16

Following the May 4 special board meeting via Zoom, the Maryville Park and Recreation Board of Directors has decided to open the Maryville Community Center (MCC) from 6 am to 5 pm, Saturday, May 16. The board also discussed the possible opening of the Maryville Aquatic Center in mid-June, but will confirm at a later

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Geography with Goudge

“This week’s Covid-19 map, based on the Johns Hopkins (CSSE) data displays the number of deaths in each state divided by the population (deaths per capita). The pattern is very similar to previous maps. The ten states in the highest category, account for 72% of the deaths.  Eight, in the Northeast, are responsible for 64%

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Hopkins officials gather in person

The Hopkins City Council met May 4 in the Hopkins Community Building. The mayor, aldermen and city employees were able to practice social distancing and hold the meeting in person with all present. Discussion was held on water tower maintenance. Chief Water Operator Jack Baldwin said the last time the inside tower lining had been

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