Nodaway County,

North Nodaway BOE approves A/C bid

HOPKINS, Mo. — The North Nodaway Board of Education approved an air conditioning bid from Geist Heating and Air Conditioning during its July 21 meeting. The school district received three air conditioning bids. At its meeting in June, the board discussed the wide range of the bids. Each original bid exceeded $50,000.
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6-year-old Kansas girl dies after weekend crash

SABETHA, Kan. (KAKE) - A 6-year-old girl has died two days after the car she was riding in was rear-ended by a semi in northeast Kansas. The accident happened at around 7 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 75 and 260th Road in Brown County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 1973 Volkswagen was stopped and waiting to turn left when is was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer.
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Hiawatha swimmers break records, earn awards

The Hiawatha Swim Team finished its season Saturday with the Sunflower League meet - held at the Hiawatha Aquatic Pool. Jack Rosa' broke back stroke and butterfly records in the 15-18 boys division. The Hiawatha swimmers also earned several end-of-season awards. High Point Awards. 8 & Under: Madeline Aller 60;...
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Brown County,

Kickapoo Tribe requiring face coverings

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas is now requiring anyone entering a tribal facility wear a cloth face covering. Tribal officials state this is for the safety of the Kickapoo community and employees. this includes the Kickapoo Tribal Administration Building, the Kickapoo Health clinic, Kickapoo Nation School, Kickapoo Head Start and any other tribally-operated department or building.
Brown County, KSWIBW

Brown Co. Sheriff concerned about marijuana in the county

BROWN CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Brown County Sheriff John Merchant has expressed his concern about marijuana in his county. Brown County Sheriff John Merchant says over the past few years, there has been growing concern over marijuana-related arrests in Kansas when border states have legalized the drug. He said he would like the public to see the issue from a law enforcement standpoint.
Nodaway County,

County youth show their livestock during the fair

Several animals were exhibited by 4-H and FFA youth during the Nodaway County Livestock Show July 13 – 15 at the Nodaway County Community Building. After the shows were completed, the annual premium sale, along with the sale dinner, took place in the Nodaway County Administration Center. FFA members also hosted a petting area with several species represented for fair attendees to enjoy.

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 Intersection Improvements Complete

St. Joseph, Mo. – Intersection improvements on Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 are now complete. The improvements began in the summer of 2020 as part of the expansion to the Northwest Missouri State University’s Wright Farm facility. Crews hired by the university, working through a permit issued by the Missouri Department of Transportation, were able to complete the project today, removing temporary traffic signals and restoring access to Icon Road.

Northwest University recommends masks indoors for all faculty and students

(MARYVILLE, Mo.) Northwest University updated its mask policy Wednesday and now recommends all faculty and students to wear masks indoors ahead of the upcoming fall semester. According to the new policy, face coverings will be recommended indoors on the Northwest campus, regardless of vaccination status. If a student or staff member is unvaccinated, the University requires the individual to wear a face covering.

6 die in crashes on Kansas roadways over the weekend

BROWN COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Highway Patrol said six people died in crashes on highways over the weekend. A 6-year-old girl died Tuesday at Children’s Mercy Hospital following a Sunday evening crash in Brown County. Taya Mooney of Sabetha was a passenger in a 1973 Volkswagen that was...
Andrew County,

Bolckow Man Charged With Six Felonies in Andrew County

A Bolckow man faces six felony charges in Andrew County. Court documents say Bradford Wayne Wermelskirchen faces two felony charges of first-degree kidnapping, two felony charges of second-degree assault, felony armed criminal action, and felony unlawful use of a weapon. All six charges come from July 17. Wermelskirchen is due...
Andrew County,

Rea Man Facing Five Charges in Andrew County Court

A Rea man faces five charges in Andrew County. Court documents say Brendin Charles Saltkill faces two felony charges of second-degree kidnapping and two felony charges of fourth-degree domestic assault. Saltkill also faces a misdemeanor for a violation of an order of protection for an adult. All five charges come...
Andrew County,

Andrew County Sheriff’s Office Notes

Bradford Wermelskirchen of Bolckow has been charged with 2 counts of Felony Kidnapping, 2 counts of Felony Assault, Felony Armed Criminal Action, and Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Wermelskirchen is being held in the Andrew County Jail on no bond. Brendin Saltkill of Rea has been charged with 2...

After record-setting golf tournament, Hounds begin flag program

MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Spoofhound Football Backers Golf Tournament continued to grow in the eighth year of the event. This year, the event at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park set records for both participants and sponsors. The support the program, which is coming off a state runner-up finish last season, is...

Community Happenings

Toddler storytime with Traci at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Morrill Public Library; the Knitting Club will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the Morrill Public Library. The 26th National Night Out, sponsored by the Hiawatha Police Department. Local emergency agencies will be set up at the Fisher Center — inside and out — for the annual event from 6-8 p.m., which includes free refreshments and a free pool party at the same time at the Aquatic Center.

Nodaway-Holt school board notes

GRAHAM, Mo. — During the Nodaway-Holt R-VII Board of Education meeting on July 21, the board approved the following:. The board approved the tuition rate for the 2021-2022 school year at $6,000. The board set the tax rate hearing for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18 with the regular meeting...
Rock Port,

Three county farms inducted into Missouri Century Farm Club

Family members representing the H.A. & Betty Lou Sly Memorial Missouri Century Farm, from left to right, are: front row – Veda Sly, Markie Gaines, and Nola Sly; and back row – Tiffanie Gaines, Hudson Sly, Stevie Gaines, Ian Hudland, Marisa Hedlund, Devon Sons (presenter), and Collin Hedlund. Miranda, Michelle,...
Atchison County,

Omaha man hurt in Atchison County wreck

(Fairfax) — An Omaha man was taken to the hospital following a crash in Atchison County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says troopers responded to a wreck around 11:15 a.m. Thursday on Missouri 46, approximately nine miles east of Fairfax. The patrol says 63-year-old Dennis L. Anderson was driving a 2021 Peterbuilt 337 eastbound on Highway 46 when he traveled off the south side of the road, overcorrected and skidded off the north side of the road. The semi struck an embankment, overturned and came to rest on its side.
Brown County,

COVID cases on the rise in Brown County

The Brown County Health Department has updated COVID-19 cases in the county. According to figures posted by the Health Department Wednesday, there have been 32 new cases so far in July and the county has seen a total of six variants - 2 alpha and 4 delta. Delta spreads more than twice as easily from one person to another, compared to earlier strains.