Tradewind Energy gets ok for $300M wind farm

Tradewind Energy, Lenexa, KS, received the green light for building a wind farm in Nodaway County this past week. Development Manager Reed Bartels approached the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) Board during its meeting June 15. The board approved the company’s application for a tax incentive on the White Cloud Wind Project LLC for Nodaway County.

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Fire Explorers to expand countywide

By Christina Rice Maryville youth have been quenching their thirst for emergency crisis involvement with basic firefighting training through the youth program Fire Explorers, which is expanding this year. The program has seen a lot of interest in its first year of operation, with nine youth regularly attending the bi-monthly Monday meetings. Program coordinators, Matt

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Spoofhounds serve it up during camp

Members of the girls and boys Maryville High School tennis team practiced a variety of skills during tennis camp. Mitchell Meyers volleys the ball across the net to score a point. For more photos, see the June 22, 2017, Nodaway News Leader.

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Groundbreaking takes place on Northwest campus

On June 15, the official ground breaking for the Hughes Family Center multipurpose building on the Northwest campus saw Northwest leaders, Crawford Construction Co. general contractor, Northwest alumni, benefactors, Regents, City of Maryville representatives and State Representative Allen Andrews turning over those first shovels of dirt. Northwest President John Jasinski noted Northwest is the “university

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Geography with Goudge

The University of Washington won the recently-completed NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship. The per-capita production of Division I women rowers is greatest in the Northeast with the top five states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware and Rhode Island followed by Washington, Kansas, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. There are 88 Division I women’s rowing programs resulting

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Skidmore residents relax during community day

Residents of Skidmore relaxed, played games and listened to music during Skidmore Community Day June 17. Christian Motorcyclists Association Crosswinds Forming Chapter members, organization President Nate Rice and Chaplain Marty Coston pray with Lindy Blessington as they bless her bike during the Skidmore Motorcycle Show. For more photos, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Maryville Sharks splash into summer

The Maryville Sharks swim team had 89 of the 200 participating swimmers in the Maryville Invitational June 17. Nyah Davis takes in a giant breath of water to power her breast stroke, gaining an edge on her competitors. For stats, top scoring youth and more photos see the printed Nodaway News Leader. Save Save

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Elmo celebrates 67th annual 4th of July on June 24

Elmo’s 67th annual 4th of July celebration will be on Saturday, June 24 at the Elmo Park. The event is sponsored by the Elmo Betterment Club. Activities during the day include: • 5K run/walk, 6:45 am registration, 7 am start. For more information, contact Kelli Wilmes, 660.215.2046. • Pancake breakfast, freewill donation, Elmo Park Shelter,

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Animal shelter has adoption specials

The New Nodaway Humane Society Animal Shelter is observing National Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month in June with half price adoptions on cats six months and older. Until the end of the month, the $30 adoption fee pays for the cats to be spayed/neutered, microchipped and have up-to-date vaccinations. The Animal Shelter is located at 829 South Depot,

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TCW collects children’s coats over summer

Today’s Civic Women is collecting children’s coats from size 3T to small adults. With families having garage sales over the summer, TCW is hoping to acquire some of their too small coats for school children this fall and winter. The Koats for Kids program has been an ongoing enterprise for the organization. Collection points in

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