This Week's News

St. Gregory’s first-graders gather items for The Source

In cooperation with Marsha Martin’s Ben’s Stockings of Hope project, the first-grade students at St. Gregory School created a Christmas service project that will benefit clients of The Source in Maryville. The students received stuffed animals and Christmas stockings from Martin, who is pictured at right with the class. The class filled the stockings with

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Extension leader offers MU assistance with the lake’s algae issue

Chris Wallace, Nodaway County Extension Council president, was the sole citizen in the gallery at the Maryville City Council December 9 meeting. Wallace offered to work as the connection point between University of Missouri scientists, city officials and PeopleService to further research the blooming algae issue at Mozingo Lake. The council appreciated his offer and

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Pizza Ranch partnering with NVB to provide holiday meals

Nodaway Valley Bank and Maryville Pizza Ranch are teaming up to provide 24 families in the Maryville R-II school district with “12 Days of Pizza.” Each family will be given coupons for one free large pizza or eight pieces of chicken for each of the 12 days over the school district’s Christmas break, which begins

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Turpin to take over as NN Superintendent for 2020-2021 school year

The North Nodaway R-VI School District announced Christopher Turpin will be the 2020-2021 school year superintendent of schools. Turpin is currently the K-12 principal of Union Star R-II School District and has been there since August 2009. His other educational job experience includes five years as elementary principal at St. Patrick School in the Kansas

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Senior Center Board updates policies

At the November 20 meeting, the board of directors for the Nodaway County Senior Citizens Senate, Inc. approved updated policies and procedures in regard to the running of the Nodaway County Senior Center. Administrator Amie Firavich presented a number of policies and procedures which were revised during the board work sessions. These are Eligibility For

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County, Maryville attorneys to iron out MOU differences

Leaders from the city of  Maryville met with the Nodaway County Commission on November 26 to further discuss and prepare for the consolidation of the 911 emergency dispatch services. The two entities have met numerous times this fall to discuss a plan for the combination of the city dispatch with the county. The plan would also

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Thompson addresses Hopkins City Council

At the December 2 Hopkins City Council meeting, Hopkins resident Steve Thompson addressed the council about a $408.79 water and sewer bill he paid on one of his rental properties located at 802 West Roseberry. The tenants, who vacated the premises in September, left owing the city for the bill, along with debts to Thompson

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Maryville council receives dollars from MIRMA

During the November 25 Maryville City Council meeting, Municipal Interlocal Risk Management Association (MIRMA) Loss Control Specialist Jeff Arp presented Maryville Public Safety with $2,925 to purchase a dash cam through a safety grant from the self-insurance pool. Other business included: • A resolution authorized a lot split located at Lot 21 at The Summit,

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Pickering council works for city improvements

At the December 2 Pickering City Council meeting, the council discussed areas in town in which they are attempting to make improvements. Mayor Charles Smith had once again talked to the resident who has a sewer line running above ground. The lady is by herself and has no children living in the area. She also

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Ticket information for quarterfinal playoff at Ferris State

The Ferris State University Bulldogs will host the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats in the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals this Saturday, Dec. 7, at FSU’s Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids. Kickoff for the Super Region Three Championship game is slated for 1 p.m. (ET)/12 p.m. (CT). Tickets for the national quarterfinal playoff game are

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