Hopkins passes ordinance to increase water, sewage, trash

At the Hopkins City Council meeting, September 12, Ordinance #476, concerning rates, reconnection charges and deposits for water, sewage services and trash pick-up, was read three times and passed unanimously. Water rates for residential users are a minimum charge of $46.30 per month which for the first 1,000 gallons. Over that amount, each 1,000 gallons

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Skidmore ends museum committee

After discussion on September 8, the Skidmore City Council dissolved the Skidmore Depot Museum committee. Cheryl Huston, an ex-committee member, stated she and Cindy Kenny and Fran Harbin had wanted to volunteer at the museum to preserve Skidmore history. They had not wanted to be a committee, which the city started. Concerns were voiced about

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Schools encourage free, reduced price lunches to families

After two school years of students receiving free lunches provided by USDA, the lunch program in area schools has gone back to pre-pandemic status. With lunches costing between $2 to $3, families need to look into the revised free and reduced price policy for school children who might qualify for the program and not pay

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Pickering gains identifier number, additional ARPA funds

Pickering City Clerk Milt Sovereign announced at the September 7 city council meeting, that Pickering had received the unique entity identifier number and has received additional ARPA funds in the amount of $14,326.78 and $138.05. He gave an accounting of ARPA funds spent to date: $1,850 for the siren repair, $8,000 on street repairs, $1,800

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September 13, 2022

Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker called the meeting of the Nodaway County Commission to order at the commissioner’s office. In attendance: Walker, Chris Burns and Scott Walk, associate commissioners and Melinda Patton, county clerk. Walk made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion passed. Burns made a motion to approve prior commission minutes

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Nodaway County donates ARPA funds to The Ministry Center

On September 13, The Ministry Center received $66,768 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from the Nodaway County Commissioners. Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker presented the check to The Ministry Center Director Merlin Atkins. Standing around the electric pallet jack purchased with $5,000 are, front: Ministry Center volunteer, Alice Keller, Chair of the Board Kim Mitchell;

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Burlington Jct. receives update on lagoon project

John Shellhorn, a representative of  Lamp Rynearson, Omaha, NE, called into the September 12 Burlington Jct. City Council meeting to provide further information on the lagoon project. A new north entrance gate will need to be added. The 100-amp breaker will need to be upgraded to a 200-amp breaker. The city will be able to use

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Maryville continues budget talks

At the September 12 Maryville City Council meeting, City Manager Greg McDanel went over more of the proposed FY 23 budget. The following numbers are some of the highlights from the budget funds presented. Water Sewer Fund Total expenses, $7,547,635. • $504,336, PeopleService, Inc, contract. • $100,000, Water testing and sampling. • $190,000, Lead Service

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Geography with Goudge

NFL Player Origins Per Capita, 2022. The much anticipated NFL season is now underway for 2022.  Which region of the country produces the highest quality football players? The ‘Southern Slant’ is very evident in this week’s professional football players map.  This per capita map is based on where the current active roster players went to

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