Unruliness ends Pickering council meeting

Mayor Charles Smith ended the Pickering City Council meeting September 19, when the discussion on the farm animal ordinance escalated into foul language and name calling. This was a continuation of a complaint about a pig at the Parker residence inside the city limits which was brought before the council at the August 1 meeting.

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Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Nodaway County

The John A. and Beverly Schenkel family, Maryville, were among those honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, August 15 at the Missouri State Fair. The Schenkel family was selected as the Nodaway County Missouri Farm Family by the Nodaway County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. Their children are Sidney and John G. Schenkel.

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Retired Chiefs player to visit WN Homecoming

The North-West Nodaway football game at 7 pm, Friday, September 23 is going to have a special visitor. Neil Smith, retired Kansas City Chiefs player, will attend the WN Homecoming game and participate in a fundraiser to revamp the field’s crows nest. His itinerary includes talking to the players before the game and showing them

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Author writes about Skidmore Freedom Fest wedding

by Christina Rice The book “Endless Love and Second Chances” tells the love story of Dixie Davis and her husband, Sammy Davis, a Medal of Honor recipient. After they both lost their first spouses to cancer, the couple began corresponding and decided to meet at the Skidmore Freedom Fest where Sammy was the motivational speaker.

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Hopkins celebrates with Quilt Trail Festival

The second annual Hopkins Quilt Trail Festival begins at 1 pm, Sunday, September 18 at the Hopkins City Park. Bill and Roger from the Palace will provide musical entertainment. There are 77 barn quilts to see and hayride tours will be available. The North Nodaway junior class is hosting a food stand to accompany several

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Local teachers nominated for Regional Teacher of the Year

Three Nodaway County educators were nominated for the 2016-2017 Regional Teacher of the Year award. Jamie James teaches 9-12 algebra and geometry at Maryville High School. James earned a degree in accounting from Montreat College, Montreat, NC. He went on to receive his alternative teaching certificate from Northwest Missouri State University and a master’s in

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Nodaway-Holt installs new security system

Visitors to Nodaway-Holt’s school district will have to be buzzed inside this year. The district installed a video entry system in August. The security program, installed in both school buildings, keeps the outside doors locked at all times. Visitors push a button alerting the secretary to their presence. The secretary then views a live video

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Skidmore to remodel Newton Hall

Skidmore City Council met September 13 to address the following business: •The council received several donations, totaling $450, to purchase new linoleum for Newton Hall. They are also researching prices for a new hall refrigerator. •City-wide clean up dates were set for October 3-10; backup dates are October 17-23. •The Department of Natural Resources requests

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Hopkins announces fall clean-up will be October 15

At the September 13 Hopkins City Council meeting, aldermen approved Saturday, October 15 as the fall city-wide clean-up date. Pick-up begins at 7 am and Porter Trash will supply two dumpsters. Dee O’Riley, city clerk, will contact the North Nodaway High School for student volunteers. An ordinance titled, “An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 385 by

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KCP&L warns 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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