This Week's News

Committee to launch tourism website

Maryville City Manager announced at the December 9 Tourism Committee meeting that the city would be launching the tourism website. The city has hired a Northwest Missouri State University student intern to help work on the website. There will be a press release with detailed instructions on how to use the “list my business” button

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Cards to light up nursing home residents’ Christmas

An opportunity is available to spread Christmas cheer to nursing home residents by sending Christmas cards to the residents. With families and friends unable to visit, Christmas cards or well wishes would lighten the loneliness for the individuals spending their Christmas in a nursing home or extended care facility. Address the cards to “resident” and

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Northwest basketball postpones games this week

The Northwest Missouri State University women’s and men’s basketball teams will not compete this week in scheduled doubleheaders at Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State as a result of COVID-19 protocols. Northwest and Pittsburg State will make up the postponed doubleheader January 2, 2021, in Pittsburg, KS. The start time is set for 1:30 pm and

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Time to enjoy Christmas lights in Maryville, Ravenwood

With only a week before Christmas, it’s time for families to drive throughout Maryville and Ravenwood to enjoy the many lighted Christmas displays. The first time ever Tour of Lights Maryville has 94 homes and two businesses signed up for the tour plus many other decorated homes. The inspiration of Holly Kay Cronk, owner of

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Geography with Goudge

“This week’s Covid-19 map, based on the Johns Hopkins (CSSE) data displays the number of cases in each state divided by the population (cases per capita). The latest surge of new Covid-19 cases shows no signs of letting up. The Midwest and Mountain states continue to carry the burden of most Covid-19 cases per capita.

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Pickering to seek new city attorney

At the December 7 Pickering City Council meeting, it was announced City Attorney David Baird was resigning his position as of December 31. His law firm, Strong and Strong, had made the decision to drop municipal law at the end of 2019. Baird had remained as Pickering’s attorney since the city had several court cases

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BJ council studies sewer lagoon issues

The Burlington Jct. City Council talked about possible options to improve the tests taken at the town’s sewer lagoon during the December 8 meeting. Schulte Engineering & Consulting, Platte City, representatives Roy Adams and Ron Hochreiter gave the council information about a product they have to provide better test results for DNR. The product called

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This year in history provided by the Nodaway County Historical Society

50 Years Ago: 1970 The Martha Washington 4-H Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with 30 members and 32 parents, leaders and guests. Current and past members attending were Nancy Hart, Debbie Eitel, Tracey Howell, Jeannie Protzman, Toby Schneider, Donna Protzman, Kirby Parker, Regina Barmann, Ellen Young, Nancy Young, Barbara Hart, Dixie Eitel and Janice Young.

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Health inspector goes to food establishments

The Nodaway County Health Department’s Environmental Health Specialist Jack Hunsucker visited the following food establishments recently. Pagliai’s Pizza, 611 South Main Street, Maryville, medium priority Routine inspection on October 22. Critical: Dirty can openers, corrected on site. Non-Critical: No handwashing signage at handsink by ice machine, downstairs soda box shelving some not sealed or painted and

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COVID-19 vaccination plan rolls out in county

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reported December 4 the state will be receiving 339,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine which will be distributed to hospitals in the state that have the ability to maintain the correct temperature of the vaccine. According to Nodaway County Health Department Tom Patterson, “Providers who plan

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