Community invited to discuss upcoming MoDOT project

Plans are underway to replace the bridge on US Route 136 over the East Fork of the Little Tarkio Creek near the Nodaway County line. The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold two community briefings on Tuesday, January 17. The first will be from 4 to 5 pm at the Tarkio R-1 School. The second

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Students learn sign language

St. Gregory’s students begin learning sign language in kindergarten. Third grade teacher Jamie Casteel took sign language courses in college and keeps her skills up to date as an adjunct professor at Northwest teaching introductory sign language classes. Eleven years ago, when Casteel was teaching second grade, the kindergarten teacher approached her with a partnership

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Chad Chubick

Chad Chubick Chad Andrew Chubick, 33, Maryville, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Memorial services will be at 2 pm, Saturday, January 7 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville. No formal visitation is planned. Pastor Paul McKim will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family to help with

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School Calendar: January 9 to 14

Events for the week of January 9 to 14 Monday • Horace Mann Classes resume • Jefferson, South Nodaway V basketball – Stanberry Tourney begins • Nodaway-Holt, North Nodaway, West Nodaway V basketball – Fairfax Tourney begins • Northeast Nodaway V basketball – South Harrison Tourney begins • West Nodaway Elementary Small Mall Assembly, 9

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Deluxe contributes to local non-profits

Deluxe Corporation Foundation, Maryville, recently made its annual contributions to area non-profit programs. Deluxe committee members Charla Wiederholt, Nichole Lance, Curtis Martin, Shirley Heideman and Deb DeMott present a $5,000 check to Lynette Harbin, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County director. Deluxe also contributed $7,500 to Junior Achievement of Middle America Inc., St. Joseph.

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Benedictine sisters turn destruction into design

They were once small shards of shattered glass, fragile remnants of a raging hail storm. Today, they are beautiful pieces of art gently handcrafted by a Benedictine Sister of Perpetual Adoration. When a hail storm converged on Northwest Missouri in August 2011, it left behind a wake of destruction, including the shattering of dozens of

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Health inspector finds food stored in chemical closets

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found food stored in chemical closets, refrigeration condensation dripping on uncovered vegetables and gasoline stored in food establishments during routine inspections in December. Junction T, 19534 US Highway 71, Burlington Jct., low priority Routine inspection December 2. Critical: Slice of pizza in display case being held

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: We need to know

There have been several school boards that have been pushing the envelope on the boundaries of the Sunshine Law. It’s time I call them out. Last fall, one of our Nodaway County school’s administrative personnel started sending out weekly emails updating the board of education about recent happenings. Those of you who know me will

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Lily debuts as 1st baby of 2017

Lily Mae Siemer was the first baby born in 2017 at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, staging her arrival at 8:22 am, Monday, January 2. Her proud parents are Justin and Audra Siemer, Maryville. Lily is held by her big sister, Stella, age three.

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