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Police in Kan. arrest Iowa man on Nodaway Co. warrant

ATCHISON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating an Iowa man on allegations after an arrest in Kansas. On Wednesday, police arrested 34-year-old Samuel G. Pitts, 34, Iowa City, Iowa, on a Nodaway County, Missouri warrant for failure to appear on a charge of non-support, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson.
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Senior Center sees progress on freezer addition

The addition of a walk-in freezer at the Nodaway County Senior Center is taking shape as the ground has been broken west of the south door and being prepared for concrete. The Nodaway County Senior Citizens Senate also went over some additional factors in the acquisition of the freezer at the September 21 meeting. An account has been set up with US Bank for the Lions Clubs International Hunger grant which is paying for the appliance. Maryville Host Lions member Joe Baumli has been named the construction manager as part of the LCI’s grant requirements. Baumli is also the vice president of the Senior Citizens board.
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10 students competing for Homecoming royalty; voting Oct. 10-19

Ryan Shurvington and Annie Punt react after being crowned Northwest's 2021 Homecoming king and queen during last year's Homecoming Variety Show. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University) The Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming Committee has announced royalty candidates for the University’s 2022 Homecoming celebration. Students may begin voting...

Skidmore holds citizen town hall

The Skidmore City Council held a town hall meeting which included some council work, September 20. Discussion was held on electrical repairs needed at the sewer plant to run the floats and pump that activate the trickle wheel. Sean Slocum, S and S Electrical, estimated the cost to be between $1,800 and $2,100. The council approved hiring the firm for the float and pump repairs at $1,800 and the business was to communicate additional costs if the repairs are not done without going over the $1,800.

Meet the Candidates: Jeff Farnan

(Maryville) -- KMA News continues its "Meet the Candidates" series, featuring the candidates running in key races in the November general elections. Today, we turn our attention to the race for the Missouri House's 1st district seat--a position currently held by Allen Andrews, who is stepping away from the legislature due to term limits. Our first report is with Republican candidate Jeff Farnan.

Wellness Services, My SSP providing additional mental health resources

In addition to the counseling services it offers on the Northwest campus, Wellness Services is now partnering with My Student Support Program (My SSP) to increase access to mental health resources for students. Northwest Missouri State University’s Wellness Services is now partnering with My Student Support Program (My SSP) to...

Maryville officers talk domestic disturbance calls

When the police receive a domestic disturbance call, a lot can go wrong. Whenever police show up to a heated domestic situation, whether it be an abusive call or a heated argument, things can go wrong. Domestic disturbance calls happen often in any jurisdiction, and according to Police Chief Ron Christian, Maryville’s jurisdiction is no different.

September 29, 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. Walk made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion passed. Burns made a...

United Way of Nodaway County annual campaign seeks $70,000

The 2022-2023 United Way of Nodaway County annual campaign officially began September 1 with a monetary goal of $70,000. The funds will be used to help benefit the following 11 Nodaway County partner agencies: The Ministry Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County, Nodaway County Community Building, Nodaway County School Nurses, Nodaway County 4-H Council, Nodaway County Senior Center, Health Emergency Lifeline Program, Lettuce Dream, Education and Recreation for Adults with Disabilities, Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County and Community Services, Inc.

Activities abound in Nodaway County this fall

• September 29 – October 21 – Today’s Civic Women is collecting children’s hats and gloves to be distributed in Eugene Field Elementary School classrooms. Items can be dropped at the Nodaway News Leader. • October 1 – Junk for Jesus at the First United Methodist...

Parker receives scholarship honoring Hopkins native

Northwest Missouri State University student Olivia Parker is the recipient of the Luther C. (Luke) Skelton Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. Parker, a freshman studio art major with a drawing emphasis from Pickering, Missouri, is the daughter of Matthew and Amber Parker. To be considered for the scholarship, students...

Annual Glitz & Glam set for October 6

Back for its sixth year, Downtown Maryville’s Glitz & Glam event will be held at 6 pm, Thursday, October 6 at Rose Hill Acres Event Center, First and Main Streets. The annual fundraiser will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and an auction. Glitz & Glam was first hosted in 2016 as a Piccadilly-style auction, where guests armed with quarters bid on items during a live auction. A purse auction was created in 2021 and guests are now able to purchase raffle tickets for their chance to win designer handbags. Besides the raffle, guests can also participate in games throughout the evening.

NW MO Moon Festival features fun, music for the family

Make It Maryville is urging everyone to come out for a day of music and fun activities at the Northwest Missouri Moon Festival Saturday, October 8 at The Hangar and the Fields Paintball Backyard. Gates will open at 10 am, with the musical acts to begin at 11 am. The...

Top-ranked North Andrew faces stiff road test at No. 3 Albany

(Rosendale) -- Two of the top three teams in Missouri 8-Player get together in Albany on Friday evening. Top-ranked North Andrew (6-0) puts their perfect mark on the line against another undefeated standout in No. 3 ranked Albany (6-0). “When you see them defeat Worth County and Platte Valley, it...

Maryville recognizes JoAnn Townsend’s property

JoAnn Townsend, owner of the property located at 218 South Munn Avenue, who is shown with her granddaughter Kelby Townsend, was honored by Maryville Mayor Tye Parson as the September winner of the Beautification Award Program. Townsend spends a lot of her free time maintaining her beautiful flowers. Every month from April to October, Maryville awards a property owner for the continued beautification or improvements made to their home or business. The nominations are voted on by the city’s code enforcement officers based on a certain set of criteria.

Maryville’s South Main Improvement Project continues with Phase 1

Maryville’s City Manager Greg McDanel gave an update on the South Main Improvement Project process recently. South Avenue will remain closed through October 28th. The closure was originally estimated to be six weeks, and began on August 8. Several challenges with installation and testing of the new waterline delayed work on the subgrade and installation of storm sewer in this location.

The tale of two halves

Jarrett Hunter scored a defensive touchdown when he caught a bad snap off the helmet of King City’s quarterback. (Ken Miller photos) Corbyn Jakub stops a Wildkat. King City/Union Star Wildkats, who are ranked number 10 in the state, came to town on Friday night to take on the Blue Jays.