School events for the week of October 1 to 7

Sunday • Jefferson NHS meeting, 5:30 pm Monday • Eugene Field Fundraising University Kickoff • North Nodaway JH/HS picture retakes • Jefferson 8th DARE, 3rd hour • MHS Pep Assembly, 2:45 pm • Horace Mann Bearcat Choir, 3:15 pm • MHS F VB at Falls City, 3:30 pm • MHS V SB vs North Platte,

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Geography with Goudge

Once again, the Bearcat football team is ranked #1 and looking forward to their Arrowhead showdown with Central Missouri. There is a similar pattern regarding state emphasis. The Midwest tends to dominate. The index of emphasis for each state is derived by dividing the number of Division II teams a state has by its population.

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Maryville leaders approve $34.4 M budget

The Maryville City Council approved the balanced 2018 budget which begins Sunday, October 1, during its regular city council meeting September 25. The revenue equals the expenses for a total budget of $34,422,986. The budget includes a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment for employee wages. However, there will be no merit increases. One of

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Work set to begin on intersection improvements

The intersection of US Route 71 and Main Street on the southern edge of Maryville will soon see improvements. On Monday, October 2, Chester Bross Construction Company and MoDOT plan to begin the intersection improvement project. As part of the intersection improvements, northbound and southbound traffic will be divided around the intersection. Signals for southbound

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Regents approve drinking on campus, relaunch nursing programs

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents during its regular meeting September 22 approved a policy concerning alcohol consumption on campus. The Regents accepted the findings of a pilot program from Aramark at the Bearcat football opening game on September 7. The tailgating venue provided by Aramark at the Ray Courter Pavilion allows for beer

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Maryville City Council sees packed house for meeting

The Maryville City Council saw a full room of city employees, with standing room only, September 25, where the council changed the employee insurance companies, adopted the FY18 budget and disregarded the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendations. See adjacent stories for information on the city insurance and budget. The council did not follow the recommendation

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Easter wins regional award

Mozingo Lake Recreational Park Head Golf Pro Kyle Easter won the Midwest Section of the PGA Youth Player Development Award this fall. There were 10 others nominated throughout the region which includes Missouri and Kansas, with Easter winning the prestigious award. This is only the second time that anyone north of Kansas City has ever

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Maryville employees to get new health insurance

Maryville city employees turned out in large numbers, attending the employee health insurance discussion meeting held before the regular city council meeting September 25, in hopes to give their opinions to the city council when they were choosing insurance providers. The city’s current insurance with United Health Care was set to see an approximate increase

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Skidmore decides on sewer funding route

The Skidmore City Council decided on the funding route the city is going to take on the upcoming sewer renewal project during the September 21 meeting. Paul Owings, Snyder and Associates, presented information on the two funding options open to the city. The city is eligible for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through

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Children’s coats are being collected

New and gently used children’s coats are being collected now through Friday, October 13, as part of the expanded coat drive being undertaken by Today’s Civic Women, the Knights of Columbus, local law enforcement and the Nodaway County commissioners. Drop off locations include: Nodaway County Administration Center, Nodaway County Courthouse, Maryville Public Safety, Nodaway County

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