Christmas Calendar: December 16-23

The following events will be held this week in Nodaway County: December 16 Complimentary hot cocoa bar, 9 am to 4 pm, Oak Pointe Assisted Living, 817 South Country Club Road, Maryville. Jefferson NHS decorating American Legion, 2:30 pm, Conception Jct. Horace Mann winter break begins at 3:15 pm. Maryville Middle School winter band concert,

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County’s gravel tax helps pay off TIF debt

Starting in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, a portion of the Nodaway County half-cent gravel tax will be applied toward paying off the Maryville Town Center Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project. Because the town center was designated as a blighted area, it qualified as a TIF project for economic development. When improvements were made to the

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Hopkins church to remain open

The Wray Memorial United Methodist Church in Hopkins will remain open, Pastor Sue Noakes said this week. The church council, composed of members who attend the meetings, considered closing the church, but following a paper ballot, voted to remain open. Noakes said that she heard many people say they hated to see the church close.

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School Calendar: December 12 to 17

Monday • Maryville No School • North Nodaway Cheer Clinic • St. Gregory’s FFF Advent meeting, 7:50 am • Horace Mann Bearcat Choir, 3:15 pm • West Nodaway Homework Club, 3:15 pm • Maryville Middle basketball vs Cameron, 4:30 pm • Maryville High F/JV/V boys basketball at East Buchanan, 5 pm • Maryville High JV/V

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Northwest meets all state performance measures again

For the fourth time in the five years since Missouri implemented its performance-based funding model for the state’s public two- and four-year institutions, Northwest Missouri State University has achieved all five benchmarks and will receive 100 percent of the funding appropriated to the University within the state’s FY18 budget. “Northwest Missouri State University continues with

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Christmas Tour 2016: Christmas Tree Farms

By Jacki Wood The third stop on our Christmas Tour 2016 takes us to several tree farms within driving distance of Nodaway County. It’s not too late if you haven’t picked up a tree yet. Or if you have, these tree farms offer other fun activities, seasonal food items and unique Christmas gifts. Fulk Farms

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Boutique opens downtown

Blue Willow Boutique opened in Maryville’s downtown area at 220 North Main Street. Stephanie Campbell, originally from Kansas City, moved to Maryville in May of 2016. While shopping for a gift, she found herself wishing that Maryville had more shopping options and so decided to open a store. “I wanted to invest in my community,

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Bluejays weave baskets

Northeast Nodaway seniors Amanda Standiford and Alicia Smith weave reed baskets during Katie Jenkins’s advanced art class.  The reed baskets are round stemming from their historical use as egg gathering containers. Jenkin’s class will explore other art techniques such as fabric dying and cross stitch.

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Mustangs clean school

North Nodaway students recently organized and cleaned their school in a building-wide project. Two sixth grade students, Kelsey Barcus and Danielle Riedel, were instrumental in creating and organizing the school cleanup project. Both are student council representatives and members of the character education committee. They said they wanted to show good citizenship to their school

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