This Week's News

County health leader explains vaccine importance

By Tom Patterson, Nodaway County Health Department administrator Getting vaccinated for COVID-19, declining case numbers and hospitalizations, and relaxing of restrictions go hand and hand. The last one follows the others. And this reminds me of an idea I had early in the pandemic that it was pretty rough walking up this thing, that it

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City employees home-deliver meals for senior center

Maryville city employees stepped up, March 24, to home-deliver meals to seniors for the Nodaway County Senior Center. City Manager Greg McDanel heads out to deliver warm, nutritious meals to the individuals on city route three. Seven city employees and City Council Member Ben Lipiec delivered to 55 individuals on the four city routes. The

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Pride Lions attend district convention

Maryville Pride Lions Bethney Pedersen, District Governor Elect James Pedersen, Chris Pedersen, Kathy Rice, Ed Montgomery, Jeanine Montgomery, Lori Murphy and District Governor Harold Spire attended the District 26 M4 Lions convention, March 20 in Chillicothe. At the convention, the Pride Lions learned District 26 M4 had screened for KidSight 24 percent of all children

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NOCOMO looks to hire certified employees

At the March 23 NOCOMO Industries Board of Directors meeting, Workshop Manager Nicki Samson said she was doing the preparation work to hire more certified employees. Some will be returning employees and at least three are under age 25. Samson will have to coordinate with the state’s Voc Rehab on the under 25. With the

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MHS presents musical

Maryville High School is presenting Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 pm, Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, and at 2 pm, Sunday, March 28 located in the Lee and Nina Schneider Performing Arts Center at the high school. Cast members work to remember their lines during dress rehearsals leading up to opening

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Northwest MBB Punches Championship Ticket After Win Against Flagler

In the NCAA Division II Elite Eight national semifinals, the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats punched their ticket to the national championship thanks to a 77-46 victory against No. 3-seed Flagler (Fla.). The second-seeded Bearcats win their 42nd-straight game on neutral court and now make it back to the finals for the third time in four

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Maryville’s sales, use tax rate to change April 1

The City of Maryville has an existing 1/8 cent city storm water/local parks sales and use tax rate that expires on March 31. The 1/8th of a cent expiring is from the Debt Retirement Fund and associated directly with the debt for community center construction and refunding. The FY’21 budget includes $246,000 from this revenue

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Skidmore sewer project doubles in cost

At the March 11 Skidmore City Council meeting, Emily Wicoff, PE, from Snyder and Associates, Inc., St. Joseph, informed the council the cost of the sewer project had doubled to over $2 million. The city passed a bond levy in 2017 to finance the project. The project is planned for operation June 1, 2023, and

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Tourism Committee looks at employing someone

The Maryville Tourism Committee discussed hiring a staff person at the March 10 meeting. Committee President Josh McKim said the two things tourism committees need to do is have more wayfinding signage in its town and to hire an employee. He felt it is time to start looking at the options available. McKim estimated there

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Mosaic leader notes county’s vaccination rate is high

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president On Monday of this week, the State of Missouri’s expanded list of those eligible to receive the COVID vaccine went into effect. The newly expanded group, referred to “Phase 1B – Tier 3” by the state, includes the following occupations and industries: K-12 education, communications infrastructure,

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