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A raucous sitcom starring four elderly friends first hit the air in 1985. “The Golden Girls” was known for its raunchy plotlines, one-liners and a cast well into their AARP memberships that acted as though they were just out of college. Four women with a passion for Northwest didn’t set out … Read more

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Sitting at a corner table in Board Game Cafe as the large rectangular windows displayed rows of small businesses at his back, Dannen Merrill spoke of the importance of supporting them. For Merrill, the desire to serve and his experience in finances and accounting pushed him to run for a City… Read more

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Whitnee Ice’s life has been defined by goals since she was in adolescence. At just 22 years old, Ice, a senior at Northwest, said she’s already accomplished a lot. This month she’ll be graduating with two degrees: communication rhetoric and interpersonal communication. Ice wasn’t even sure s… Read more

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Kirayle Jones stood before the distanced roundtables in an Oregon sweatshirt, black shorts and a mask. He was talking not only to the senators loosely clustered around the tables but to a laptop sitting on a chair that was the vessel to the online patrons of the meeting. It wasn’t the presid… Read more

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Darren White tends to tell stories as he explains his campaign platforms and thoughts on policing. In fact, he tends to tell stories when he explains just about anything, outlining his views on things as pertinent as the duties of a sheriff’s office or as unconnected as the rising cost of hi… Read more

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A transistor radio on the bed of his childhood room. That’s what John Coffey estimates as the beginning of his love for sports broadcasting. That love became a career as the “voice of the Bearcats,” and now Coffey’s love vaulted him into a general manager position and a corner office. It all… Read more

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It’s been almost six full months since COVID-19 first arrived in Missouri. Gov. Mike Parson held a press conference March 7 to announce the first patient to “test presumptive positive” for the virus, back when cases were still rare across the state and the country, still a full week before t… Read more

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Most people haven’t seen the small scar that sits beneath Joel Osborn’s left clavicle, the one he’s worn beneath his collarbone for almost a decade now. When they look at his narrow face and overtired green eyes, they don’t see the blemish that occupies the space a catheter once did. They do… Read more

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He had taken a liking to the nearly-indestructible eyeglasses brand he had been sporting for years, but Matt Johnson grew annoyed by the need to replace them so frequently. Every six months or so, the black paint would wear off certain parts of his frames, leaving him a victim of “planned ob… Read more

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The two men stood at the center of Bearcat Arena Feb. 8 in front of a crowd of close to 2,000 people, clad in dark green ceremonial gowns. They were perhaps overdressed for the pair of basketball games the arena hosted that day, but their outfits were appropriate for the commencement in between. Read more

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Ever since Arnold Roebkes, known to his friends as Arnie or Mr. Bicycle Guy, placed some roses on the door of a local bar, he quickly became living proof that there is something more than just a small town keeping Maryville feeling like a family. Read more

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The Northwest Steppers aren’t just a group of dancers. They are a family within a family that always manages to proves what it can do, and is ready to prove it again when the steppers leave this week for its third consecutive trip to nationals. Read more

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The echoes of disappointed parents everywhere fall on deaf ears in 2017, a year where career opportunities are nearly endless. These echoes spout disapproval of making a career out of video games, with the evidence to back up nothing more than labeling video games as toys. Read more

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Whitnee Ice’s life has been defined by goals since she was in adolescence. At just 22 years old, Ice, a senior at Northwest, said she’s already accomplished a lot. This month she’ll be graduating with two degrees: communication rhetoric and interpersonal communication. Ice wasn’t even sure s…

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Kirayle Jones stood before the distanced roundtables in an Oregon sweatshirt, black shorts and a mask. He was talking not only to the senators loosely clustered around the tables but to a laptop sitting on a chair that was the vessel to the online patrons of the meeting. It wasn’t the presid…

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Darren White tends to tell stories as he explains his campaign platforms and thoughts on policing. In fact, he tends to tell stories when he explains just about anything, outlining his views on things as pertinent as the duties of a sheriff’s office or as unconnected as the rising cost of hi…

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A transistor radio on the bed of his childhood room. That’s what John Coffey estimates as the beginning of his love for sports broadcasting. That love became a career as the “voice of the Bearcats,” and now Coffey’s love vaulted him into a general manager position and a corner office. It all…

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It’s been almost six full months since COVID-19 first arrived in Missouri. Gov. Mike Parson held a press conference March 7 to announce the first patient to “test presumptive positive” for the virus, back when cases were still rare across the state and the country, still a full week before t…

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A rare Democrat living in a Hopkins, Missouri, Jess Piper's passion for politics has changed since 2016. And now she's fighting to make change in rural Nodaway County. 

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Most people haven’t seen the small scar that sits beneath Joel Osborn’s left clavicle, the one he’s worn beneath his collarbone for almost a decade now. When they look at his narrow face and overtired green eyes, they don’t see the blemish that occupies the space a catheter once did. They do…

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He had taken a liking to the nearly-indestructible eyeglasses brand he had been sporting for years, but Matt Johnson grew annoyed by the need to replace them so frequently. Every six months or so, the black paint would wear off certain parts of his frames, leaving him a victim of “planned ob…