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Fire damages building on the square in Grant City

The Worth County Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire on the Grant City Square on August 17th. The district reports firefighters were able to contain the fire to the initial building. Adjacent buildings had smoke damage, but they did not have fire damage and no injuries were reported.
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Schools see new staff members

South Nodaway’s new staff members are Taylar Freemyer, junior high, high school math; Peggy Christian, maintenance; Waverley Brown, first grade; Annie Morris, kitchen; and Brooke Hoeppner, sixth grade. Coverage of all the new Nodaway County schools’ staff can be found on Page 3 of the August 18 edition of...

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...

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.

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.

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....

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.

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.

Football teams get ready for jamborees

The Platte Valley, Nodaway Valley and Maryville football teams will play in jamborees on August 19 in preparation for the regular season. Platte Valley will travel to North Andrew to play them, as well as Pattonsburg and Dekalb at 6 pm. Platte Valley opens the season at home against Mound City starting at 7 pm, August 26.

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.

Absentee voting set for special Clarinda school election

(Clarinda) -- Clarinda School District residents have an opportunity to cast absentee votes in an upcoming special election. Voters go to the polls September 13 on the renewal of a revenue purpose statement, allowing for the expenditure of dollars from the district's Secure an Advanced Vision for Education, or SAVE revenues. Page County Auditor Melissa Wellhausen tells KMA News the window for absentee voting either at her office or by mail opens Monday.

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...

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.

NWMSU volleyball picked to win MIAA

(Maryville) -- The Northwest Missouri State volleyball program was picked to finish first in the MIAA Coaches Poll. The Bearcats received 90 total points and three first-place votes. Nebraska-Kearney, Washburn and Central Missouri tied for second. UNK and Washburn each had three first-place nods while Central Missouri had two. View...

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.”

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...

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.