North Nodaway

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed session on February 15. The governance and administration report was approved. This report, compiled by Superintendent James Simmelink, outlined the strengths, concerns and recommendations for the NN School District. The one concern expressed in the report was the downward trend in enrollment over

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Health inspector finds mold in food establishments

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham found mold during routine inspections of various food establishments throughout the month of February. St. Gregory’s Barbarigo School, 315 South Davis, high priority Routine inspection February 1. Critical: None observed. Non-critical: Ceiling fan in kitchen area with dusty blades. Gray’s Restaurant, 22479 Highway 71, medium priority

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Spoofhounds defeat Lawson, advance to quarterfinals

The Maryville Spoofhounds beat Lawson 65-63 during the Class 3 Sectional game March 1 at Excelsior Springs High School. The Hounds advanced to the quarterfinals where they will face Hogan Prep on March 4.   For more photos, scores and stats, see the March 2, 2017 Nodaway News Leader.

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Habitat dedicates Mullins’ home

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County dedicated its ninth house built in Nodaway County on February 26. Joshua and Alea Mullins and their four children, Elijah, Micah, Isaiah and Calia, are the proud owners of the home at 1315 East Jenkins Street, Maryville. The family took possession of the home after its closing in January.

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Watson 9 earns Golden Milkbone award

The Maryville Middle School Community Recognition Action Team awarded the Golden Milkbone award to the Mozingo Lake Recreation Park Watson 9 Golf Course on February 24. The Watson 9 was honored for its exceptional benefit to the community. Team members said the junior golf program teaches the fundamentals of golf while instilling moral values and

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Ferluknat Farm welcomes shoppers to be creative

By Christina Rice Holly Cronk opened her new store, Ferluknat Farm, on February 9. The store’s name is in memory of her pet pig, Arnie. Arnie was a runt that Cronk rescued as a piglet. The farmer brought the pig to school and she kept him in the counselor’s office and the boiler room for

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Surviving mold: What things can you keep after mold contamination?

By Christina Rice Editor’s note: The writer is telling her personal story with black mold poisoning and her healing process, sharing information that she has learned through the articles in this series. She does not have a medial degree, but consults her physician in the writing of these articles. For those of you just joining

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Jefferson girls advance while boys end season

MSHSAA Class 1 Basketball Sectionals: Jefferson girls advance with 46-32 win; boys end season with 50-55 loss Both Jefferson boys and girls basketball teams advanced to the Missouri State High School Athletic Association Class One sectionals. Both teams played on February 28 at St. Joseph Civic Arena. The boys went up against North Andrew and

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WN presents dinner theater

“The Groom said No” is the West Nodaway dinner theater play which will begin seating at 6 pm, Friday, March 10 at the school. A chicken and beef taco dinner will be served at 6:15 pm. The play will follow at 7 pm. Admission is $12.50.

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Memory Cafe provides social outing

Memory Cafe will be held from 10 to 11 am, Thursday, March 9 at the First United Methodist Church Gathering Space, 102 North Main Street, Maryville. The cafe is open to people with memory loss and their care partners to enjoy a social outing. Reservations are welcome, but are not required. To register or for

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