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Livingston County Inmates Transferred Out of DDRJ

CHILLICOTHE, MO – Livingston County detainees previously housed at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg have been transferred to other jails. Sheriff Steve Cox released a statement saying all inmates are now in the Caldwell, Harrison and Randolph County jails. Those who would like to have updates on the location of an inmate can find more information at
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Calling for Maryville ‘pop-up’ shops

Downtown Maryville, in partnership with Nodaway County Economic Development and Northwest Missouri State University, has announced the launch of Main Street Marketplace, a permanent “pop-up shop” location for local entrepreneurs. The marketplace, which is expected to open mid-October, will offer booths for rent in a commercial, downtown building...
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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.

August 16, 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, Melinda Patton, county clerk. Burns made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion passed. Burns made a motion...

Northwest Announces 5th Straight Year Of Higher Enrollment

Northwest Missouri State University reported a 5th consecutive year of higher enrollment. The unofficial count on Wednesday at 7,715 students. That is a 5.4 percent increase in total enrollment from last year and the fifth consecutive year of growth. Northwest also reported a record 80 percent of its 2021 class turned to Northwest for a second year.

Woman charged with stalking son

Bethany, MO: A Bethany woman was charged last week with trespassing and burglary after she allegedly installed video cameras on the property of her son at Blythedale. Deputy Sheriff Jacob Denum said in a probable cause affidavit that the property owner, Andrew Lane, said he found a game camera mounted in a garage facing the road. He later found a second camera tied to a barn pole. Another search disclosed that a third camera had been attached to a pole across from his residence.

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.

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.

Presidential search input sessions next week, online survey available

In conjunction with public sessions at Northwest Missouri State University for institutional stakeholders to provide input regarding its presidential search process, the University also has opened a survey for stakeholders who are unable to attend sessions. The survey is available at The survey will remain open through Tuesday, Aug....

Albany Council Approves Mayoral Appointments

Albany’s Board of Aldermen approved the tax levy and the mayoral appointment for the city during a meeting held Tuesday night. The tax levy was approved following a public hearing. The tax levy will be $1.78 per hundred dollars of assessed valuation. The levy breakdown will be 68 cents into the General Fund, 61 cents for the Library, 30 cents for Parks, and 19 cents for Public Health.

Board looks at indoor pool costs

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Maryville Parks and Recreation board members on Monday discussed the possibility of an indoor pool facility after renewed interest in the idea, but those who spoke indicated that MPR’s efforts would best be utilized on upgrades and improvements already promised to voters after a tax increase was approved in April.

Mosaic Medical Center in Albany seeks artists to contribute to “The Art Experience”

Mosaic in Albany is calling for artists who will take center stage by entering artwork for consideration in “The Art Experience” at Mosaic Medical Center in Albany. Artists of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to create and submit artwork. The theme is “Artist’s Choice.” Most media will be considered, however, due to limitations of the venue, video and performance art cannot be accommodated.

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.

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...

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...

Garnering Insight: On the right track

I had the great privilege of attending the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Conference last month in Lexington, Kentucky. Besides getting to commiserate with fellow newspaper junkies, I was proud to attend and accept a highly coveted Golden Quill Award on behalf of our own Geoffrey Woehlk. Geoffrey not only...

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.”

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports six arrests over the weekend of August 12, 2022

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a resident of Overland Park, Kansas in Harrison County after he allegedly drove past the barriers of an active construction zone. Fifty-six-year-old Gregory Kramer is accused of driving while intoxicated, having no valid driver’s license, and driving on a bridge in an active construction zone where barriers were up. Kramer, who was arrested Saturday night was to have been on a 12-hour hold at the Harrison County Law Enforcement Center.

MIAA Preview: Northwest preps to attack always-challenging MIAA

Northwest Missouri State has won seven of the last eight MIAA championships. The conference has the Bearcats as the top-ranked team in the league again this season in both the coaches and media preseason polls, but for Coach Rich Wright’s squad they know that the road to another title won’t be easy and it starts next Thursday with Fort Hays State coming to Maryville.