Northwest Technical School’s restored truck makes magazine cover

Northwest Technical School collision repair students restored a 1966 F100 Ford truck that was showcased on the cover of LMC 1957-1972 Ford Parts summer/fall catalog. The Ford truck is owned by Wayne Johnson, motor-coach driver for NASCAR racer Carl Edwards. Johnson heard about the tech school’s program through friends and brought his truck, which was

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Northwest Alumni Association to honor seven for success, service

Seven people will be honored for dedicating time, talent and service to Northwest Missouri State University during the alumni awards banquet this fall. The annual event, sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association, begins at 6 pm, September 16 with a social in the JW Jones Student Union Ballroom, followed by dinner at 6:45 pm and

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Local author pens first book

Nodaway News Leader columnist, Beverly Clinkingbeard, has published her first book, “Chore Boy,” under the childhood and pen name Jeannie Edwards. “Chore Boy” is about a 10-year-old in the 1930s who works on a neighboring farm. Although it is a fictional story, Clinkingbeard based it on stories from farmers who worked as chore boys. The

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Jefferson students feed school with hydroponic crops

Jefferson C-123 ag students are raising fish and lettuce through their studies of hydroponics this year. Jackie Carlson, Jefferson ag teacher, used a $1,500 grant from Monsanto to purchase a hydroponic system. The hydroponic process begins with a 400-gallon water tank holding the fish. The water, filled with nutrients from fish waste, runs though a

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MPR partners with Maryville Soccer Association

The Maryville Park and Recreation board approved a partnership with the Maryville Soccer Association during its regular meeting on September 1. MSA representatives Joe Suchan and Chris Riley discussed the partnership prior to board approval. Riley said the organization was formed in June from several existing organizations and adopted bylaws, elected a board of directors

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KCP&L warns customers 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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Platte Valley softball places 1st at Cameron Tournament

The Platte Valley Eagles came away from the Cameron Tournament on September 3 with a first place finish in the silver bracket after they defeated Richmond 10-3, lost to Savannah 2-7, defeated DeKalb 5-3, and defeated Lawson 3-1. The team includes: front, Katelyn Kramer, Ashley Riley, Elizabeth Turpin, Mikayla Mattson, Stephanie Chor, Kaylin LaMaster, Josie

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Lady Spoofhound golf scores improve

Because the Maryville High School golf team has been focusing on putting and chipping, it saw better scores at the Central Invitational Moila Country Club tournament. Team members shown are Emily Long, who tied for 23rd place with a score of 99, Jessica Sheil, who tied for 25th place with a score of 100, Anna

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