This Week's News

American Rescue Plan allocates $4.2M to county

Nodaway County is set to receive $4,284,607 from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The cities in the county will also receive funds based on the modified CBDG allocation formula. The amounts for each county town: Arkoe, $11,788.01; Barnard, $36,469.16; Burlington Jct., $88,594.26; Clearmont, $28,549.09; Clyde, $14,550.83; Conception Jct., $33,522.15; Elmo, $27,628.15; Graham, $28,549.09;

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Masks controversy hits Maryville school board

During a March 31 meeting, with five of the seven members present, the Maryville School Board voted to rescind the mask mandate that the school had implemented at the beginning of the school year. Superintendent Dr. Becky Albrecht opened the discussion with the staff survey noting 70 percent of the elementary staff is ready to

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WN presents ‘Spy School’

The West Nodaway Drama Club will present “Spy School” written by Don Zolodis at 7 pm, Saturday, April 10 in the high school gym. It’s 1961, and ordinary teenager Jane Doe is drafted by the CIA to become a super-secret secret agent. Her mission? Infiltrate an American high school to locate a Russian spy about

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North Nodaway students recognized for reading

Four second graders from North Nodaway win reading awards. They are Braxton Dougherty, Kyle Davison, Kamden Reynolds and Montana Morrow. The students received a positive office referral called, “Caught Being Awesome!” Their teacher noticed that they were working together during reading class in an exemplary way and providing good leadership and modeling to their classmates.

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NEN celebrates Missouri Read-In Day

On March 12, the entire Northeast Nodaway school celebrated Missouri Read-In Day. Approved through legislation and recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven and Missouri State Teachers Association, Read-In Day is the second Friday in March. PTO supplied students preschool through sixth grade with new hardcover books

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Ambulance district board hears from rescue member

Bryan Sobotka, Ravenwood Rescue Squad member, addressed several issues with the Nodaway County Ambulance District leaders during the March 10 meeting. Sobotka requested recognition of volunteers throughout the county who have made emergency calls through the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted the district have purchased appreciation items for each of the responders as well as hosting

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Clearmont council conducts monthly business

The Clearmont City Council met March 16 at the fire station with three council members, mayor, clerk and three individuals in the gallery. The Peoples Service representative Kenneth Laythan provided a wastewater operation and maintenance report. Peoples Service collected routine bacteria samples and all samples came back coliform absent. A night time irrigation plan was

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Geography with Goudge

“The 2021 NCAA Div. I Women’s Basketball March Madness has played their first round games. This proportional symbol map displays the teams that have amassed the highest AP Top 25 Poll finishes over the past five years. The largest symbols include Connecticut, Baylor, South Carolina, Louisville and Stanford. All teams that are still alive going

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Mask mandates, vaccine rates, phase 2, 3 to open, county cases

With the Maryville City Council voting, March 22, to rescind the mask mandate, Northwest Missouri State University and Maryville R-II Superintendent Becky Albrecht quickly issued statements that the mask mandates at each institution are still in affect. Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the state will activate Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, Monday,

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