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The end of December, for most, means celebrating the holidays and bringing in the new year. For one store in Maryville, it also included their closure announcement. Following Sears Hometown Stores Inc. declaration of bankruptcy in December 2022, the Maryville location is the final store of i… Read moreChain businesses shut down rural locations, impact local economies

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Low teacher compensation is not a new issue in the United States, but within the last couple of years, it is becoming more urgent. It not only affects the current teachers trying to make a living, but also future generations by making it difficult to live off of a teaching career. Read moreNorthwest teaching programs still advancing despite low Missouri teacher salaries

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Agriculture is one of the leading industries in the United States with more than 43,000 different jobs. Within this industry, there has been an incline of suicide rates in rural areas, especially in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Agriculture has created a new hotline called AgriStress … Read moreAgriStress is planting seeds of mental health awareness in rural communities

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The Maryville Public Library is hosting the first Dinovember, an event happening all throughout November which allows children in pre-K through sixth grade to participate in various activities, such as a scavenger hunt and voting on their favorite dinosaur. This event is not only for the stu… Read moreMaryville Public Library hosts first Dinovember

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Many parts of the United States can expect a cold and stormy winter, according to the Farmers’ Almanac. Harsh winters can put a damper on all sorts of construction projects, but if things don't get too severe, the construction of South Main Street will go along according to plan. Read moreSouth Main Phase I nears completion as winter approaches

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Missouri publicized a sum of grant money to be available for local Emergency Medical Services agencies, local law enforcement and fire services. There is $10 million total grant money for each department with $30 million in total grant money available. Each local emergency response service i… Read moreEmergency Medical Services allowed $20,000 in grant money each

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Maryville City Council held a packed meeting Nov. 14. There were many members of the Maryville community who were in attendance. There were many items discussed, but some of the important matters were an ordinance and resolution regarding Mozingo Lake Recreation Park. Read moreCity Council approves grant for new playground at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park

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As absentee ballots are sent in and days count down toward election night Nov. 8, people are finalizing their votes not only for local representatives, but also for the U.S. State Senator, State Auditor and a seat in the House of Representatives for the Sixth Congressional District.  Read moreA look at candidates for statewide representative seats

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Just over 16 miles down U.S. Highway 136, sits a farm in Conception Junction, Missouri, where Jeff Farnan and his wife, Joanne, have raised their family. As the polls open across the state, Farnan hopes to snag the spot in the Missouri House of Representatives for District 1. Read moreJeff Farnan looks to build a better future through seat in House of Representatives

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Nodaway County Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker, Republican, is running for his third term. A Nodaway County native, Walker raised his family of two daughters, alongside his wife, Stephanie. Before becoming Presiding Commissioner, Walker built an auto repair shop that ran for 38 years.  Read moreNodaway County native Bill Walker runs for third term as commissioner

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Skidmore, a small town 14 miles west of Maryville, is suffering a huge loss of water. It was announced at the Oct. 18 City Council meeting that Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Nodaway County billed Skidmore for over 700,000 gallons of water. Skidmore residents were billed with the typi… Read moreSkidmore maintenance operator discusses water losses

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Thousands of men, women and children are working in terrible conditions, being treated like animals and forced to sell their bodies every year. Many trafficking victims lose hope after not being treated like a human, possibly for years.

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Low teacher compensation is not a new issue in the United States, but within the last couple of years, it is becoming more urgent. It not only affects the current teachers trying to make a living, but also future generations by making it difficult to live off of a teaching career.

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Animal shelters in the area are facing overcrowding after the holiday season. New Nodaway Humane Society Manager Wendy Combs said in a couple of months there will probably be several animals returned to the shelter.