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Parts of Illinois & Missouri are being Renamed

Two places in Illinois and four in Missouri are being renamed as part of a Federal Policy that was put into place. Here are the places being renamed, and why they are being renamed. I saw this article from, and it is about two places in Illinois that have...
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North Nodaway celebrates homecoming in a big way

The entire North Nodaway school turned out to celebrate the Platte Valley Homecoming, September 16. All students, teachers and staff gathered in front of the high school in Hopkins for a large group photo. This was a redo of a photo taken in the early 80s. After the photo, the...

Geography with Goudge: High School Football Participation, 2022

(KMAland) -- Dr. Ted Goudge, a Shenandoah native and Associate Professor of Geography at Northwest Missouri State University, has released his latest geography map. There are nearly one million high school football players and over 15,000 programs spread throughout the United States. This makes for the average squad size to be close to 66 players. This ranges from a high of 114 in Texas to a low of 15 in DC. Missouri averages 54 players per squad while Iowa has nearly 50 per squad. When mapped by state the Midwest and South have the highest number of participants per population. This pattern is most likely impacted by population density and settlement patterns.

Nurses save a life on a plane

Vel Westbrook didn’t give it much thought when the older woman asked if she would sit next to her on the flight from Houston to Kansas City. Westbrook, a nursing skills lab supervisor at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, had planned to get a spot closer to her two colleagues, who were seated at the back of the plane. Instead, she stayed with the woman and her husband.

Community breakfast is in Ravenwood

The Ravenwood Community Breakfast will be from 8 am to noon, Sunday, September 25 at the Ravenwood Community Center. The menu will include eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes. Adults are $10 and children are $5. Proceeds go toward the Northeast Nodaway Band and Color Guard.

Spoofhounds force mercy rule against Savannah

The Maryville Spoofhound Soccer Team routed Savannah 8-0 at Bearcat Pitch September 19. The Spoofhounds have dominated past times against Savannah in boys soccer, and that trend continued on Monday as Maryville took care of business, forcing a mercy rule just four minutes into the second half. It was the perfect start for Maryville, as freshman forward Tuan Jacobson scored just five minutes into the match. A few minutes later senior forward Truett Haer would get in on the action. The best goal of the game came when junior midfielder Kason Teale lifted a pass into the box, finding the foot of Jacobson perfectly for him to smash home the volley to make it 3-0.

Spoofhound defense shines as Maryville football shuts out Cameron

Maryville football’s defense prevailed as the Spoofhounds shut out Cameron 49-0 to earn their second Midland Empire Conference win. The Dragons started out hot, as they intercepted a pass from junior quarterback Derek Quinlin, but just 37 seconds later the ’Hounds forced and recovered a fumble. Coach Matt...

⚽ Tiger women pick up shutout win in Maryville

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Fort Hays State women's soccer team posted its fifth 1-0 win of the season on Friday, knocking off Northwest Missouri State. The Tigers moved to 6-0-3 overall and 1-0-1 in the MIAA, with all of their wins by shutout this season. The Bearcats slipped to 4-3-2 overall and 0-2 in the MIAA.

Skidmore ends museum committee

After discussion on September 8, the Skidmore City Council dissolved the Skidmore Depot Museum committee. Cheryl Huston, an ex-committee member, stated she and Cindy Kenny and Fran Harbin had wanted to volunteer at the museum to preserve Skidmore history. They had not wanted to be a committee, which the city started.

‘Bearcats Got Game’ for Homecoming Oct. 16-22

Northwest Missouri State University’s annual Homecoming celebration returns as “Bearcats Got Game,” with activities and events planned Oct. 16-22 for students, employees, alumni and friends of the University. The celebration begins Sunday, Oct. 16, with the hanging of the banners at the J.W. Jones Student Union and...

First-year, transfer students to present annual theatre showcase with focus on nostalgia, storytelling

First-year students at Northwest Missouri State University will present a portrayal of the time-honored tradition of storytelling in America in the late 19th century when the University stages its 32nd annual Freshman/Transfer Showcase Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. This year’s production features first-year students presenting John Olive’s “The Voice of...

Farm food nourishes, from funerals to football practice

HELENA, Mo. — Judy Jackson developed her cooking skills while she was growing up, helping prepare food for her siblings. “I was the oldest child in my family, so I just got the responsibility of doing a lot of the cooking,” she says. In addition to learning from...

Blotters for the week of 9/22

Northwest Missouri State University Police Department. There is a closed investigation for an alcohol violation in Franken Hall. There is a closed investigation for a fire alarm in Perrin Hall. Sept. 15. There is a closed investigation for a fire alarm in South Complex. Sept. 14. There is a closed...

Hopkins passes ordinance to increase water, sewage, trash

At the Hopkins City Council meeting, September 12, Ordinance #476, concerning rates, reconnection charges and deposits for water, sewage services and trash pick-up, was read three times and passed unanimously. Water rates for residential users are a minimum charge of $46.30 per month which for the first 1,000 gallons. Over...

CHS soccer team surprises Savannah

The Cameron High School Soccer Team picked up its first goal on a score by forward Yasser Montoya while pressing Savannah early last Wednesday. The Dragons fell 4-1, but held the Savages to just one goal in the first half. “They definitely see the progress. It’s not the progress they...