West Nodaway

The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and two closed sessions on February 8. During the second closed session, the board voted to not renew High School Principal Roger Johnson’s 10-month 2017-18 school contract. The roll call vote was Bernie Farmer, Amanda Walker, Billy Koch and Troy Brady voting to not renew;

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Geography with Goudge

The 66th NBA All-Star game is scheduled for February 19. There are 120 players representing 29 states and 15 countries have made the all-star roster during the past 17 years. This map is based on the players’ high school state. It indicates the eastern half of the country, particularly the southeast, stands out as the

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Events for the week of February 19 to 25

Sunday • Jefferson, Nodaway-Holt, Northeast Nodaway, South Nodaway, West Nodaway FFA Week begins • Jefferson FFA Breakfast, 7 to 11 am • South Nodaway FFA Community Breakfast, 7 am • West Nodaway Booster Club 3/4 Tourney, 1 pm Monday • All Schools No School • Jefferson, Nodaway-Holt, North Nodaway, Northeast Nodaway, South Nodaway, West Nodaway

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Local group sews dresses for girls in Africa

By Christina Rice Members of the Wilcox United Methodist Church created the Sewing Mission Group in April of 2016. Their pastor encouraged the congregation to find a mission project that would allow them to reach out to the community. The church had previously had a sewing group until the ladies in it were no longer

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Gene Riley

Gene Douglas Riley, 64, Maryville, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville. Services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

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James McClain

James Lee McClain, Sr., 76, Skidmore, died Monday, January 30, 2017, at Rock Port. Funeral services were Saturday, February 11 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Skidmore, with Rev. Danny Johnson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home, Fairfax/Craig.

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Mark Conn

Mark Delmer Conn, 61, Albany, formerly of Maryville, died Monday, February 13, 2017, near Cosby. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, February 16 at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville. Memorials may be made to the family to help with final expenses. Online condolences may be left at bramdanfeltfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the

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Gene Norris

Jesse Eugene “Gene” Norris, 90, Braddyville, IA, died Monday, February 13, 2017, at Westridge Care and Rehab Center, Clarinda, IA. Funeral services were Thursday, February 16 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, with Calvin Hull officiating. Burial was in the Braddyville Cemetery, Braddyville, with military rites. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #98 of

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Vibrant Small Towns comes to Maryville

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri held its annual event, Vibrant Small Towns, February 8-10 in Maryville, featuring Ron Drake, author and preservationist from Siloam Springs, AR. Attending the final breakfast in the Nothwest Missouri State Student Union Ballroom were over 250 people from 18 counties including a group of Maryville city staff and elected

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