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Shen council backs voluntary annexations

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah city officials have given the go-ahead on incorporating a pair of future and current business properties into city limits. During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Shenandoah City Council held a public hearing and approved a resolution for the voluntary annexations of 700 South Fremont Street and 602 South Fremont Street. The discussion arose after Community First Credit Union at 700 South Fremont Street approached the city about a voluntary annex. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Wednesday morning, Shenandoah Mayor Roger McQueen says the annexation would have created a situation at 602 South Fremont Street, which was also an unincorporated portion of Fremont County.
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Clarinda board receives update on ESSER funds, expenditures

(Clarinda) -- Clarinda school officials received an update on where the district currently sits with its COVID-19 relief funds. Meeting in regular session Wednesday evening, School Finance Director and Board Secretary Nancy McKinnon updated the Clarinda School Board on the remaining balances and expenditures of federal relief funds allocated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include funds from Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, or ESSER, and the Governor's Emergency Education Relief, or GEER. Regarding ESSER funds, McKinnon says they have allocated all of ESSER I and II -- nearly $700,000 -- and a portion of ESSER III funds. Of the just over $1 million in ESSER III funds distributed to the district, she says roughly $788,000 remains. But, a portion of that will need to be set aside for retention bonuses that will be included in the December payroll.

Graves-Chapple Extension set to host annual field day

(Fairfax) -- Local agriculture producers have a chance to catch up on the latest trends and questions in the industry in Atchison County later this month. The University of Missouri Graves-Chapple Extension and Education Center is hosting its 33rd annual Crop Farmers Field Day event on August 23 in Fairfax. The event -- which kicks off with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. -- will host a variety of experts in fields ranging from agronomy and agriculture economics to plant science and land leases. Jim Crawford is the field specialist in agricultural engineering with the extension. Crawford tells KMA News that one presenter will showcase drone technologies utilized to spray fields this year. He adds technology is taking a firmer hold on the agriculture industry.

Iowa Felon Caught By Missouri Deputies After Underestimating Corn

What do the sun, corn, and dogs all have in common; well in Hopkins Missouri, they are part of the trifecta used to stop an Iowa felon. Guardo Gutierrez had a warrant out for his arrest in Iowa that alleged the was a felon that possessed and also displayed a firearm during an assault. The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office says Gutierrez was also suspected of being armed while he was in hiding in Hopkins, Missouri.

NWMSU Announces Presidential Search Input Sessions

MARYVILLE, MO – Community members, Northwest Missouri State alumni and students will have an opportunity to provide input for the presidential search process. John Moore, the chair of Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents and the University’s Presidential Search Committee announced that the 15-member search committee will conduct a series of 50-minute sessions later this month.

Liljedahl among 2022 'Iowan of the Day' recipients

(Shenandoah) -- One southwest Iowa resident holds the coveted "Iowan of the Day" title for the 2022 Iowa State Fair. Jeannine Liljedahl, president of the Shenandoah Food Pantry, was one of 10 nominees to receive recognition for this year's fair and will be recognized on August 20 at noon on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage. Founded in 1997, the Iowan of the Day award allows the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation to recognize the state's outstanding individuals. Liljedahl says she is thankful to the individual who nominated her and is honored to receive the recognition.

Maryville woman airlifted to hospital after crash

WORTH COUNTY—Two people were injured in an accident just before 3p.m. Sunday in Worth County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 1998 Ford pickup driven by Bertsel A. Tate, 52, Maryville, was westbound on MO 246 one mile east of Sheridan. The pickup's towed unit began to fishtail...

Hopper testifies to benefits of exercise, diet in diabetes fight

Sharon Hopper, 71, Maryville, has overcome diabetes type 2 with a regiment of diet and exercise. Hopper, like many people, only go to the doctors when they feel like they had to. When she had the symptoms of blurry vision and uncontrollable sweating she went in to see Dr. Pat Dawson. After doing bloodwork, Dawson returned with a shot of insulin because her blood sugar had tested at almost 500.

Fairfax Man was Arrested in Atchison County Sunday Morning

(FAIRFAX, MO) – A 34-year-old Fairfax man was arrested in Atchison County Sunday morning. At 10:40 A.M. the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested McKale S. Burke, who is accused of resisting/interfering arrest stop or obstructing an investigation, failure to register motor vehicle/trailer, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.

Two injured in crash on Highway 246, one life-flighted to hospital in St. Joseph

Two Maryville residents were injured Sunday afternoon in a rollover crash one mile east of Sheridan in Worth County. Injuries were listed as serious for a passenger in a pickup, 49-year-old Stephanie Tate, who was flown by medical helicopter (Life Flight) to Mosiac Medical Center in St. Joseph. The driver of the pickup, 52-year-old Bertsel Tate, received moderate injuries and was taken by an ambulance to the Mosiac hospital in Maryville.

Woman flown to hospital after Sunday crash

A 49-year-old woman was flown to the hospital for injuries after a rollover crash Sunday on Missouri Highway 246 near Sheridan, Missouri. Stephanie S. Tate, of Maryville, Missouri, was flown to Mosaic Life Care of St. Joseph for serious injuries after the crash at 2:55 p.m. a mile east of Sheridan, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

2 Maryville residents injured in Worth County wreck

(Sheridan) -- Two Maryville residents were hurt in a wreck Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says troopers responded to a one-vehicle crash just before 3 p.m. on Highway 246 just east of Sheridan. The patrol says 52-year-old Bertsel A. Tate was driving a 1998 Ford pickup westbound when a trailer it was pulling began to fishtail. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, returned to the road, crossed the centerline and began to rotate before going off the right side of the road again, causing the trailer to detach.

Johnson plays in All-State Showcase

Tate Johnson of Fairfax, Missouri, was recently nominated to play in the MO-KAN USSSA All-State Showcase. The one day tournament was held on July 30, 2022. Tate set his own record of three over-the-fence hits in one day. He also hit a double, and played first base, center field, right field, and pitched. Tate is pictured below with some of his teammates.

2022-23 KMA Sports Hall of Fame: Denny Howard

(KMAland) -- The latest KMA Sports Hall of Fame announcement heads to Shenandoah and honors one of the most prolific scorers in school history. A two-time All-State choice in the mid-1960s, Denny Howard was the school’s all-time leading scorer for over 50 years. “My parents started me out at...