A Right Jab

Our recent elections should tell us much By Larry W. Anderson The dust is settling from recent gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey where there were some pleasant surprises for those of us on the right and some unhappiness for those on the left now laboring to spin their way to a new degree

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Be our Guest

Are we returning to normal? By Gordon Hill When I began writing this, the House was preparing to vote on the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure bill which many pundits predicted would fail due to opposition by some Democrats. Supporting its passage, I was not hopeful. To my delight, the six Democrats who voted against it

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Ashcroft outlines candidate filing date changes for April election

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft wants Missourians to be aware of changes to opening and closing dates for candidate filing for the April 5, 2022, General Municipal Election. Candidate filing for the General Municipal Election, which includes school boards, municipalities, fire districts and other political subdivisions, has been shortened by two weeks following the passage

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November 9, 2021

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. Burns 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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Maryville water, sewer rates to increase

Maryville residents will see an increase in their water and sewer bills in 2022 after the city council approved an ordinance to change the rates during its November 8 meeting. The proposed increase establishes new rates for metered water usage beginning January 1 and is expected to generate a 13 percent increase in water revenue

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Country music show is in Sheridan

The Sheridan Country Western Music Show is from 6 to 9 pm every Tuesday evening at the community building in Sheridan. November dates are November 16, 23 and 30. It is a freewill offering. Walk-on musicians are welcomed. For more information, call Brandon Allee at 531.224.0181.

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Geography with Goudge

The per capita production of the most recent world rankings of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, by hometown, is a pretty good representation of ‘Cowboy Country’.  There were 655 total riders.  629 were from the U.S., 26 from Canada (Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan).  Texas leads the U.S. with 141 riders, followed by Montana (45),

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Museum opens toy exhibit on World Children’s Day

The Nodaway County Historical Society Museum is celebrating World Children’s Day from 2 to 4 pm, Saturday, November 20 with the opening of a new interactive toy exhibit room. The museum’s previous collections coordinator, the late Cathy Palmer, had discussed an idea to create an interactive kids vintage toy room at the museum. Volunteer Joni

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Leadership Maryville begins 35th year

By Jacki Wood The Leadership Maryville program provides participants with learning opportunities designed to nurture and engage the leadership skills of potential and current leaders. Now in its 35th year, the seven-month program includes community immersion, leadership training and educating individuals on how things work in Maryville and Nodaway County. “Leadership Maryville helped me to

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NRCS Mississippi River Basin Initiative involves Mozingo Creek Watershed landowners

Four Missouri watersheds are among those selected in 13 states along the Mississippi River as part of continuing Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) efforts. Mozingo Creek in Nodaway County was one of those selected watersheds.  Spread over the period of four years, the Mozingo Creek Watershed will have $1,000,000 available for conservation practices that

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