Northwest to celebrate launch of professional schools with ribbon cutting

Northwest Missouri State University will commemorate the opening of five professional schools this fall with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open houses on Thursday, September 15. The program begins at 3:30 pm at the Memorial Bell Tower with remarks by Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski, Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet and Board of Regent Chair Dr.

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Dirty equipment blades found in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham inspected 22 food establishments in August. La Bonita Mexican Restaurant, 2717 South Main, high priority Routine inspection August 3. Critical: Ice machine baffle soiled, cracked and chipped plates, onion slicer stored with soiled blades, soda machine nozzles soiled, can opener cutting point soiled, employee beverage uncovered

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Northwest Technical School’s restored truck makes magazine cover

Northwest Technical School collision repair students restored a 1966 F100 Ford truck that was showcased on the cover of LMC 1957-1972 Ford Parts summer/fall catalog. The Ford truck is owned by Wayne Johnson, motor-coach driver for NASCAR racer Carl Edwards. Johnson heard about the tech school’s program through friends and brought his truck, which was

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Northwest Alumni Association to honor seven for success, service

Seven people will be honored for dedicating time, talent and service to Northwest Missouri State University during the alumni awards banquet this fall. The annual event, sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association, begins at 6 pm, September 16 with a social in the JW Jones Student Union Ballroom, followed by dinner at 6:45 pm and

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Local author pens first book

Nodaway News Leader columnist, Beverly Clinkingbeard, has published her first book, “Chore Boy,” under the childhood and pen name Jeannie Edwards. “Chore Boy” is about a 10-year-old in the 1930s who works on a neighboring farm. Although it is a fictional story, Clinkingbeard based it on stories from farmers who worked as chore boys. The

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Jefferson students feed school with hydroponic crops

Jefferson C-123 ag students are raising fish and lettuce through their studies of hydroponics this year. Jackie Carlson, Jefferson ag teacher, used a $1,500 grant from Monsanto to purchase a hydroponic system. The hydroponic process begins with a 400-gallon water tank holding the fish. The water, filled with nutrients from fish waste, runs though a

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MPR partners with Maryville Soccer Association

The Maryville Park and Recreation board approved a partnership with the Maryville Soccer Association during its regular meeting on September 1. MSA representatives Joe Suchan and Chris Riley discussed the partnership prior to board approval. Riley said the organization was formed in June from several existing organizations and adopted bylaws, elected a board of directors

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KCP&L warns customers of small business scam

KCP&L wants to warn all customers of a phone scam in the St. Joseph area. Most of those targeted are restaurants and small businesses, but all customers should be aware of this important notice. There have been reports of a live person posing as a KCP&L employee who notifies the customer of a past due

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