North Nodaway students study Native Americans

Students in Becky Ferris’ North Nodaway fourth grade classroom pose inside their classroom teepee. The students have been learning about Native American tribes including the Pueblo, Creek, Lakota and Iroquois. They studied how the tribes lived, their different types of housing, the types of food they ate, special customs and other parts of their cultures.

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Bluejays create superhero helmets

Northeast Nodaway fourth grade students in Denise Henggeler’s class created superhero helmets on September 22. The activity was part of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lesson. STEM encourages hands-on, collaborative activities, designed to encourage higher-level thinking, while connecting multiple subject areas. STEM activities help students develop investigative, reasoning, teamwork and creative skills. For

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School Calendar: Events for the week of October 17 to 22

Monday • Leet Center Pumpkin Patch field trip • St. Gregory’s 7/8 play in KC, 7:45 am • Northeast Nodaway JH Pep Rally, 11:30 am • West Nodaway Homework Club, 3:15 pm • Maryville High, Nodaway-Holt, West Nodaway V volleyball – districts begin • Maryville High F football at Lafayette, 5 pm • Maryville High

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Faith Families transforms school

By Christina Rice St. Gregory’s has seen a positive impact in the school’s atmosphere since implementing the Falcon Faith Family program, a program designed to build relationships among students in different grades. Administrators and staff wanted to foster healthy student relationships, build community and give students a sense of belonging. Thus began faith families. Each

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Squaw Creek refuge sets fall events

From Saturday, October 15 to Sunday, December 4, the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge visitor contact station/refuge headquarters office will be open seven days a week. Hours on Monday through Friday are  7:30 am to 4 pm. Saturday and Sunday the office will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. The fall migration weekends

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DESE announces MAP results

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the 2015-16 Missouri Assessment Program results for school districts across the state including those in Nodaway County. The MAP tests are among the measures DESE uses to gauge student progress in Missouri public schools. The 2016 MAP grade-level exams in English language arts and math

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Strike up the Band! Jefferson concentrates on concert band

By Kathryn Rice The Jefferson C-123 concert band has grown over the last four years under the direction of vocal and instrumental teacher Cecily Lanier. There were five band members when Lanier began directing. This year, there are 24. All 14 of Jefferson’s junior high students are participating. Because the band alternates with chorus classes,

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Museum hosts paranormal program

Local author Jason Offutt will present a paranormal events program starting at 7 pm, Friday, October 21 at the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum, Maryville. Offutt will talk about local haunts, UFO sightings, time travel, and Bigfoot. Offutt will also bring a selection of his books, for those who would like to purchase an autographed

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Humane Society hosts annual fall supper

The New Nodaway Humane Scoiety will host the annual fall supper from 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, October 20, at the First United Methodist Church, 102 North Main Street, Maryville. Proceeds will benefit the shelter animals.

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Mobile Pantry to be in Sheridan

The Second Harvest Community Food Bank’s mobile pantry will be in Sheridan from 1 to 3 pm, Tuesday, October 18. The mobile pantry will be in the parking lot of the Christian Church, 309 West Jefferson, Sheridan, and is open to the general public while supplies last. For information, contact Second Harvest at 816.364.3663 or

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