Birkenholz named Missouri Guernsey Queen

By Kathryn Rice Leslie Birkenholz, daughter of Louis and Cheryl Birkenholz, Hopkins, was crowned the 2016 Missouri Guernsey Queen in May and competed at the National Guernsey Convention, Bloomington, MN, where she received the 2016 National Guernsey Miss Congeniality. Birkenholz is attending Graceland University, Lamoni, IA, to become a physical therapist. She plays on the

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Skidmore Community Day unites town

There were several events throughout the Skidmore Community Day on July 23 including a bike and car show, flea market and mud bog. The event promoted community fellowship during a day filled with family events. Skidmore has a history of hosting community events, dating back to the Punkin’ Show and Freedom Festival.

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Youth walks for drinking water

Nathan Yocom, son of Erika and Scott Yocom, Maryville, took part in the fourth annual Walk4Water 6k at the Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area, St. Joseph, July 9. The Horace Mann sixth grader was inspired by the book, “I Walk for Water,” by Lindsey Andrews and by his cousin, Sam Willoughby, and Sam’s friend Mattie

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Hy-Vee donates to NW Alzheimer’s

Maddie Propst and Damen White of the NW Alzheimer’s Association accepted $585 from the Maryville Hy-Vee on July 5. Present were Propst, Travis Buysse, Hy-Vee store director, Deanna Bowers, Hy-Vee registered dietitian, and White. The funds were part of the proceeds from gas pumped at the Hy-Vee Fuel Station from June 20-27. Proceeds benefit the

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Kenyan diplomat visits Maryville

Director Bishop Wilson Kigen, of Bishop Kigen Children’s Home, Eldama Ravine, Kenya, shakes hands with Pastor Paul McKim, Maryville’s Laura Street Baptist Church. He visited local pastors and spoke at local churches to raise awareness and support for the children’s home. The orphanage provides a home for 40 children. Most of the children have lost

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Nodaway County summer events roll through August

Back to school may be looming, but Nodaway County is still celebrating summer. Here are some of the events that are scheduled: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Hopkins Museum, North Third Street, Hopkins, open at no charge from 1 to 3 pm. August 4 – Cameron Veterans Assistance League Golf Tournament, Mozingo Lake

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Local educator soars at space camp

Maryville fourth grade teacher Joe Suchan attended a STEMcon space camp at the United States Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL, July 8 through 11. STEMcon stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The camp is specifically designed for educators and costs more than $900. NASA awards grants to teachers, allowing them to attend the

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Holden Guthrie

Nathan and Ashley Guthrie, Maryville, announce the birth of a son, Holden James, born Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at SSM Health – St. Francis Hospital, Maryville. He weighed seven pounds and 11 ounces and joins sister, Rowyn. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Martha Winget, Maryville. Paternal grandparents are Lanny and Kris Guthrie, Clearmont.

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Autumn Conley

Chad and Heather Conley, Maryville, announce the birth of a daughter, Autumn Grace, born Friday, July 15, 2016, at SSM Health – St. Francis Hospital, Maryville. She weighed seven pounds and joins siblings, Ashleigh Lint and Alexander Conley. Maternal grandparents are James and Teresa Lint, Corning, IA. Paternal grandparents are Judy and Mickey Smith and

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Kassidy Haer

Tim and Kally Jo Haer, Graham, announce the birth of a daughter, Kassidy Grace Lynn, born Monday, July 4, 2016, at home. She weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and joins a brother, Wyatt. Maternal grandparents are Duane and Deb Parman, Sheridan. Paternal grandparents are Ronnie and Pam Haer, Craig. Maternal great-grandparents are Jerry and

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