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Creston man arrested on Ringgold County charges

(Mt. Ayr, Iowa) – The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office reports a man from Union County was arrested Friday night, on charges that include Disorderly Conduct, and Harassment of a Public Official. Authorities say 21-year-old Jaxson Andrew Welcher, of Creston, was arrested at around 8:15-p.m. and booked into the Ringgold County Jail. His bond was set at $300.
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New adult programming is coming to library

The Maryville Public Library is hosting some new adult programs starting Wednesday, August 24. “Living a Healthy Life” is a free six-week course aimed at individuals with chronic conditions. It is designed to help folks gain self-confidence in their ability to control disease symptoms. This program will help participants build skills to manage and cope with a chronic condition.
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Accident in Mount Ayr Results in Arrest of Driver

MOUNT AYR, IA – Ringgold County authorities arrested a Mount Ayr resident on Sunday after an accident inside the city limits. The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Department reports 62-year old Tim Wambold of Mount Ayr was northbound on Polk Street around 6:40 pm when he was rear-ended by another northbound vehicle as they approached an intersection. The other vehicle fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.

2022-23 KMA Sports Hall of Fame: 1992 Bedford Football

(KMAland) -- The KMA Sports Hall of Fame turns its attention to honoring some of the great teams of the past. Today, the 2022 KMA Sports Hall of Fame class welcomes the 1992 state football champions from Bedford. The Bulldogs overcame an early-season loss to Treynor to run through the rest of Class A on their way to the school’s only state football title.

NW Iowa man arrested in Taylor County, Sunday

(Bedford, Iowa) – A man from northwest Iowa was arrested Sunday in Taylor County, following an investigation into a report a man was at the back door of a residence, covered in blood. Deputies responding to the 200 block of Orchard Street, in Bedford, spoke with subject, who was identified as 66-year-old Tony Bernal, of LeMars. Bernal told Deputies that his vehicle was stolen.

Absentee voting set for special Clarinda school election

(Clarinda) -- Clarinda School District residents have an opportunity to cast absentee votes in an upcoming special election. Voters go to the polls September 13 on the renewal of a revenue purpose statement, allowing for the expenditure of dollars from the district's Secure an Advanced Vision for Education, or SAVE revenues. Page County Auditor Melissa Wellhausen tells KMA News the window for absentee voting either at her office or by mail opens Monday.

Nodaway County Habitat for Humanity hosting information meeting

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County will host an information meeting at 5:30 pm, Thursday, August 25, at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Maryville as it prepares to work with its next partner family. Families interested in partnering with Habitat must attend the informational meeting to be...

Page County Attorney's report

(Clarinda) -- The Page County Attorney's Office released its latest summary of recent court activities. At KMA, we attempt to be accurate in our reporting. If you see a typo or mistake in a story, please contact us by emailing

NEN PAT group to be at Thomson Splash ‘n Play

Northeast Nodaway Parents as Teachers group will have a group connection from 6 to 7 pm, Friday, August 19 at the Thomson Splash ‘n Play, 1812 South Munn Avenue, Maryville. All NEN families with children from birth to kindergarten are invited. There will be appearance of Josh the Otter and water safety tips for parents. There is no charge.

Northwest opening day enrollment again shows record headcounts, retention

Northwest Missouri State University began its 2022-23 academic year Wednesday with a 5.4-percent rise in its total enrollment from a year ago, marking a fifth consecutive year of growth while projecting its highest-ever retention rate. Northwest began its fall semester with a total headcount of 7,715, compared to 7,319 students...

August 11, 2022

Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker called the meeting of the Nodaway County Commission to order at the commissioner’s office. In attendance: Walker, Chris Burns and Scott Walk, associate commissioners and Melinda Patton, county clerk. Burns made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion passed. Walk made a...

Search Warrant Nets Felony Drug Arrests in Clarinda

(Clarinda) Two people were arrested on felony drug charges in Clarinda. The Clarinda Police Department says shortly before 6:00 a.m. today (August 15), Clarinda police officers and Page County sheriff deputies served a search warrant at 418 Main Street in Shambaugh. Approximately 30 grams of a controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine, cash and two motor vehicles were seized.

Montgomery County wreck leads to OWI charges

(Red Oak) -- A Carbon man faces charges following an accident in Montgomery County late Sunday evening. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says 61-year-old Joseph Anthony Gebbie of Carbon was arrested for OWI 1st offense following an investigation into a one-vehicle accident in the 1800 block of Vine Avenue at around 8:30 p.m.

Entrepreneur Applications Being Accepted For Maryville’s Main Street Marketplace

Downtown Maryville is currently accepting applications from interested entrepreneurs in partnership with the Nodaway County Economic Development and Northwest Missouri State University in a program called Main Street Marketplace. Main Street Marketplace is an extension of the “pop-up” shop program begun in 2021 by Nodaway County Economic Development Director Josh McKim. Utilizing space donated by the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce, the program has hosted over 60 local businesses.

Le Mars man arrested on multiple charges

(Bedford) -- A Le Mars man was arrested on multiple charges in Bedford Sunday. The Taylor County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the 200 block of Orchard Street in Bedford for an unknown man who was covered in blood at a resident's back door. Upon arrival, the Sheriff's Office says deputies spoke with the individual, later identified as 66-year-old Tony Bernal, who gave a report that his car was stolen. After an investigation, authorities say Bernal was arrested and charged with second degree burglary, false reports to a public entity, and public intoxication. During the investigation, the Sheriff's Office says Bernal also spit in a drink in a deputy's vehicle. Authorities say additional charges are still pending.

Weather Blog: It's a big weather change

Here are some specific rainfall totals as of 11 a.m.:. These are the biggest and most widespread amounts since June 24th. Maryville..............5.99" KCI........................1.14" Lee's Summit.......1.40" St. Joseph.............0.92" Olathe..................1.52" Downtown KC.....0.80" Lawrence, KS......0.74" Topeka, KS..........0.49" Columbia, MO....1.64" Harrisonville......1.26" Scattered showers and drizzle will gradually decrease and end between now and 7...

Long Branch Bridge East Of Maryville Opened Following Bridge Rehabilitation

The Long Branch Bridge east of Maryville on U.S. Route 136 is now open to all traffic. A project to replace the bridge in stages was originally planned beginning in early May with an intent of with one lane of U.S. Route 136 remaining open, but structural issues were discovered early during construction, prompting a full closure of the bridge on May 11th. Contractors working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, were able to reopen the bridge Tuesday to all traffic, ahead of schedule.

Over 4 inches of rain reported in northwest Missouri

A northwest Missouri farmer says his crops have finally received the moisture they’ve needed. Nodaway County farmer Garrett Wood tells Brownfield, “They got a pretty good boost last night of a 4.5-inch rain across everything,” he said. “Prior to that, we had only had a rain on July 4th, and then we had one-tenth about 37 days ago.”

Page County board approves opioid abatement fund

(Clarinda) -- Page County officials have designated a new fund for dollars associated with opioid settlements with several drug distributors. Meeting in regular session Tuesday morning, the Page County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution designating the "local government opioid abatement fund." The allocation comes after several states reached a nearly $26 billion settlement with Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen -- three major pharmaceutical distributors -- and Johnson & Johnson. The designation of a separate fund was at the guidance of the Iowa State Association of Counties. Supervisors Chair Alan Armstrong says it allows the county to better track the funds.