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The Maryville R-II School District started the second semester of the 2021-2022 academic school year Jan. 5 with updated quarantine protocols. Superintendent Becky Albrecht said the school district is continuing its cooperative work on COVID-19 and quarantine protocols with the Nodaway Count… Read more

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The Nodaway County Health Department has been advised by legal counsel to refrain from aiding school districts in contact tracing and quarantine orders following Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s letters Tuesday. Administrator for NCHD Tom Patterson said it has left them in a state of… Read more

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The south end of the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse was host to a familiar site Nov. 9. Mosaic - Maryville staff in neon safety vests, folding chairs, vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, and members of the community were all nestled at one end of the indoor track as they had many times… Read more

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The Nodaway County Health Department announced 12 people tested positive for COVID-19 Oct. 25, the most positives in a single day in the County since Aug. 30 when 17 individuals tested positive. Tom Patterson, the administrator for NCHD, said there is cause for concern but not “alarm.” Read more

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Seventy-three days after a full mask mandate was officially reinstated at Northwest due to a local and national rise in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant, it will change — slightly. The University announced via email Oct. 19 it would relax its existing mandate in certain aspects.  Read more

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The Ministry Center Food Pantry and Clothing Room is one of the main resources in town where Nodaway County residents in need can find assistance. Though it offers clothing and food year-round, there are some extra things done during the holidays. 

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As Thanksgiving draws near, northwest Missouri is in the midst of a COVID-19 spike not seen since the 2020 holiday season. Nodaway County has 142 active cases of the virus in the county, as of Nov. 15, and is second overall in all Missouri counties in cases per 100,000 residents, at the time…

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Linda Mattson crossed her hands and rested her elbows on her desk. On her left wrist sat a watch and an orange silicone wristband that read “Karen’s Krew.” On her right hung a rosary under a dainty blue bracelet with a small metal plate that read “Badass.”

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Mental health has been addressed more in school systems in the past few years, yet it has worsened through the pandemic. Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association declared child and adolescent …