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MODOT Construction Week Of November 30th

MODOT Construction Week Of November 30th

Andrew County Interstate 29 – Bridge replacement project over Hopkins Creek and bridge rehabilitation project over Route T (mile marker 58-60) through 2021. A

Thankful – Congressman Sam Graves

Thankful – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, Suggesting we have much to be thankful for this year might sound a bit disingenuous. After all, 2020 has been a year

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 11/25

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 11/25

Current ACTIVE COVID-19 Cases – 11/25

Current ACTIVE COVID-19 Cases – 11/25

Current ACTIVE COVID-19 Cases Nodaway 286 **96 hospitalizations, 11 currently** Andrew 636 Atchison 65  Gentry 74 Worth 32 Holt 63 Taylor 178 Page 106

Execution Rescheduled For Only Woman On Federal Death Row

Execution Rescheduled For Only Woman On Federal Death Row

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has made plans to execute the first female inmate in almost six decades.  Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery said

Clarinda Teen Found With Gun, Drugs & Tobacco In Car At High School

Clarinda Teen Found With Gun, Drugs & Tobacco In Car At High School

Tuesday morning around 11:30 Clarinda Police were called to Clarinda High School to assist school officials with the search of a vehicle.  Items found

Triumph Foods Donates 40K Pounds Of Pork To Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Triumph Foods Donates 40K Pounds Of Pork To Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Last week Triumph Foods of St Joseph donated over 40,000 pounds of premium pork products to Second Harvest Community Food Bank of northwest Missouri

Page County Sheriff’s Office To Begin Taking Requests For “Operation Blessing”

Page County Sheriff’s Office To Begin Taking Requests For “Operation Blessing”

Beginning Friday through December 19th, the Page County Sheriff’s Office is taking gift requests for Operation Blessing.  The Page County Sheriff’s Office program will

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Two Short Cuts Vegetable Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Two Short Cuts Vegetable Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 24, 2020) — Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee Short

Holiday Tree Spreading Cheer To Campus; Donations Sought For Food Pantry

Holiday Tree Spreading Cheer To Campus; Donations Sought For Food Pantry

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University’s holiday tree is standing at the Memorial Bell Tower again this year to provide hope and a bright

Recycling Center Altering Hours During Holidays

Recycling Center Altering Hours During Holidays

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University’s Recycling Center will operate with limited hours during the University’s Thanksgiving and winter breaks. The Recycling Center, located

Governor Parson Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Missourians

Governor Parson Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Missourians

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson today announced the

City Of Maryville Issues 7th COVID Emergency Order (Link)

City Of Maryville Issues 7th COVID Emergency Order (Link)

The City of Maryville Issued the 7th COVID Emergency Order Tuesday.  See link below: https://www.maryville.org/newsview.aspx?nid=11205&s=09 (Toggle through 5 page document at bottom of page)

Maryville City Council Notes

Maryville City Council Notes

–Approved an Ordinance to Execute a Contract with KS State Bank Baystone Government Finance for the lease/purchase of a Takeuchi TB280FR Mini Excavator.  FY21

Maryville Middle School Asst Principal Named Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year

Maryville Middle School Asst Principal Named Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year

Maryville Middle School Assistant Principal Kate Lydon was named Monday as the Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year.  The award was given by the

Community Launches Caregiver Card Shower For Maryville Hospital

Community Launches Caregiver Card Shower For Maryville Hospital

(MARYVILLE, MO.) – Showing thanks for a job well done is an easy gift to give this holiday season, and one Maryville resident is

VIDEO: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Completes 99 County Tour 

VIDEO: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Completes 99 County Tour 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds recently completed this year’s 99 County Tour, taking the opportunity to visit and connect directly with Iowans in

Trucks Keep Striking Missouri Overpass, Over & Over

Trucks Keep Striking Missouri Overpass, Over & Over

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Despite the warning signs and flashing lights, trucks just can’t seem to stop hitting a Kansas City overpass.  The

Hospital Bed, ICU Capacity Becoming More Limited In Missouri

Hospital Bed, ICU Capacity Becoming More Limited In Missouri

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Hospital beds across Missouri are nearly four-fifths full, and capacity is even more limited in intensive care units as the

Iowa Twins Born 2 Years Ago at 22 Weeks Marking Birthday

Iowa Twins Born 2 Years Ago at 22 Weeks Marking Birthday

DYSART, Iowa (AP) — Twin Iowa girls who faced long odds when they were born around the 22nd week of pregnancy are celebrating a

Leadership Maryville 34 Donates $665 To Nodaway Humane Society

Leadership Maryville 34 Donates $665 To Nodaway Humane Society

Christmas Trees To Arrive at Missouri Governor’s Mansion November 30

Christmas Trees To Arrive at Missouri Governor’s Mansion November 30

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – The 2020 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Monday, November 30, 2020, between 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. A portion

Getting Ready For The Next Session – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Getting Ready For The Next Session – State Senator Dan Hegeman

As we continue to work through another extraordinary session, lawmakers are already preparing for the start of next year’s legislative session in Jefferson City.

Hy-Vee Reinstates Its Reserved Shopping Hour for Those Considered High Risk

Hy-Vee Reinstates Its Reserved Shopping Hour for Those Considered High Risk

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 23, 2020) — Starting today, Hy-Vee is reinstating its reserved shopping hour for customers considered “high risk” in response

Ravenwood Teen Seriously Injured In Weekend Crash

Ravenwood Teen Seriously Injured In Weekend Crash

A 16 year old male from Ravenwood was seriously injured Saturday night following a head on crash in Nodaway County.  The teen was southbound

Study:  Missouri Highways Rank #2 As Best Nationally

Study: Missouri Highways Rank #2 As Best Nationally

In the overall rankings of state highway performance and cost-effectiveness, Reason Foundation’s 25th Annual Highway Report finds North Dakota, Missouri, and Kansas have the nation’s best state-owned

Sidney, Iowa Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Sidney, Iowa Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

32 year old Kenneth Howard Crum, Jr of Sidney was arrested Friday by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.  Crum has been charged with 11

Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Of Transgender Teen

Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Of Transgender Teen

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man has been ordered to spend life in prison without parole for killing a transgender teen whose burned remains

University Of Missouri Fraternity Closes Indefinitely

University Of Missouri Fraternity Closes Indefinitely

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Another University of Missouri fraternity chapter has been closed indefinitely. Delta Sigma Phi Foundation executive director Phillip Rodriguez said in

2 Kansas City Fire Department Employees Die From COVID-19

2 Kansas City Fire Department Employees Die From COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two members of the Kansas City Fire Department died this weekend after battling the coronavirus. A communications specialist and

Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.6%, Among Lowest In US

Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.6%, Among Lowest In US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in October, continuing a steady decline since it soared last spring because of

MODOT Construction Week Of November 23rd

MODOT Construction Week Of November 23rd

Nodaway County Route 46 – Pothole patching from the Atchison County line to Route 113, Nov. 23 Route D – Pothole patching, Nov. 24

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary

Georgia Runoffs Could Impact Missouri Farmers By Eric Bohl Election Day has come and gone for Missourians but its final impact is still uncertain.

Accident Thursday Morning In Nodaway County Injures Two

Accident Thursday Morning In Nodaway County Injures Two

Two teens were seriously injured in a single vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Nodaway County. 18 year old Kodenn B Koester of Du

Judge Halts Federal Execution Of Woman In Skidmore Murder After Lawyers Contract Virus

Judge Halts Federal Execution Of Woman In Skidmore Murder After Lawyers Contract Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is temporarily blocking the federal government’s plan to execute the first female death row inmate in almost six

State Of Emergency Extended As Virus Hits Missouri Hospitals

State Of Emergency Extended As Virus Hits Missouri Hospitals

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson says Missouri’s hospitals are struggling to cope with rising coronavirus cases. The Republican governor said Thursday that

Police Say Man Shot To Death Inside Kansas City Apartment

Police Say Man Shot To Death Inside Kansas City Apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City say a man has been shot to death inside an apartment at the southern end

Reynolds Gives $14M To Iowa Care Homes For COVID Relief

Reynolds Gives $14M To Iowa Care Homes For COVID Relief

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will provide $14 million in federal funds to Iowa’s long-term care centers to help

Iowa Ed Board Limits Use Of Seclusion Rooms For Students

Iowa Ed Board Limits Use Of Seclusion Rooms For Students

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Board of Education has adopted new rules that limit district on how and when seclusion rooms

Bankers Survey Projects Drop In Holiday Retail Sales

Bankers Survey Projects Drop In Holiday Retail Sales

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than half of bankers surveyed in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states are projecting a drop in

14-Year-Old Drove 125 MPH During NE Interstate Chase

14-Year-Old Drove 125 MPH During NE Interstate Chase

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Highway Patrol says a 14-year-old drove 125 mph while trying to evade a trooper on Interstate 80 in

Do Your Part To Slow The Spread Of COVID-19 – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Do Your Part To Slow The Spread Of COVID-19 – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Friends, Over the past few weeks, COVID-19 case counts in Iowa have grown at a staggering rate. The number of Iowans hospitalized for this

Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome & Governor’s Mansion Lighted Purple In Recognition of National Adoption Month

Governor Parson Orders Capitol Dome & Governor’s Mansion Lighted Purple In Recognition of National Adoption Month

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Governor’s Mansion to shine purple beginning Friday, November

Maryville School Board Approves Extending Hybrid Through End Of Semester

Maryville School Board Approves Extending Hybrid Through End Of Semester

During Wednesday’s monthly Maryville School Board meeting: Hybrid was approved to be extended through the end of the fall semester at high school….will reevaluate

Downtown Christmas Parade Canceled For 2020

Downtown Christmas Parade Canceled For 2020

The Downtown Maryville Improvement Organization announced Tuesday evening this year’s Christmas Parade has been canceled. Downtown Maryville took over the event from the Maryville

Missouri Unemployment Ticks Lower For October

Missouri Unemployment Ticks Lower For October

The Missouri labor market showed mixed results in October 2020. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 6,400 jobs over the month, but over-the-year job losses

Kansas City Couple Wins $4 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Kansas City Couple Wins $4 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a Kansas City man who died in a 2016 shooting have been awarded $4 million in

3 Ex-Detectives Sue Kansas City Police For Discrimination

3 Ex-Detectives Sue Kansas City Police For Discrimination

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three Black female former detectives have accused the Kansas City Police Department of discriminating against them because of their

Holding FEMA Accountable

Holding FEMA Accountable

Dear Friend, This week, the House passed my bill, the bipartisan Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act, to hold the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accountable

Leader McConnell Highlights Senator Chuck Grassley’s Voting Record & Service to Iowans

Leader McConnell Highlights Senator Chuck Grassley’s Voting Record & Service to Iowans

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley missed his first Senate vote in 27 years due to contracting COVID.  His last missed vote was in 1993 during

Iowa Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff In Honor of Former U.S. Senator & Iowa Lt. Governor Roger Jepsen

Iowa Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff In Honor of Former U.S. Senator & Iowa Lt. Governor Roger Jepsen

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 19,

Explosive Device Blows Up In Hand Of St Joe Man

Explosive Device Blows Up In Hand Of St Joe Man

St Joseph Police responded to an accident Tuesday evening after a 24 year old man seriously injured his hands after an explosive device blew

Police Say 2 Shot In Northeast Kansas City; Woman Dies

Police Say 2 Shot In Northeast Kansas City; Woman Dies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman is dead after she and a man were shot in a northeastern Kansas City neighborhood.

University of Missouri Receives $5 Million Estate Gift

University of Missouri Receives $5 Million Estate Gift

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $5 million estate gift, which will be divided between the school’s journalism school

Missouri Teachers Union Latest To Urge Coronavirus Action

Missouri Teachers Union Latest To Urge Coronavirus Action

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The union representing St. Louis teachers is calling for a statewide mask mandate, a proposal that also has the backing

Iowa Senator Grassley Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Iowa Senator Grassley Tests Positive For Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, Iowa’s Chuck Grassley, says he has tested positive for

New Business In Burlington Junction “Has Beans”

New Business In Burlington Junction “Has Beans”

Pictured above:  Co-owners Eliana Roshel & Collette Parry with Keli Morris of the Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation during a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday November

Graves Bill To Stop FEMA Clawbacks of Assistance Passes House

Graves Bill To Stop FEMA Clawbacks of Assistance Passes House

Bill Introduced in Response to Constituent Issues During 2019 Floods   WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Sam Graves’ (MO-06)

St Joseph City Council Extends Mask Mandate 90 Days

St Joseph City Council Extends Mask Mandate 90 Days

Monday night St Joseph City Council extended the mask mandate 90 days.  The new order will run until February 14th, Valentine’s Day.  One side

Liberty Woman Arrested For Excessive Speeding, Drug Charges In Holt County

Liberty Woman Arrested For Excessive Speeding, Drug Charges In Holt County

40 year old Dixie L Cleveland-Blackketter of Liberty was arrested by Missouri State Patrol Monday afternoon in Holt County on multiple charges.  Blackketter was

Missouri Lawmakers Test Positive For Virus, Delay Work

Missouri Lawmakers Test Positive For Virus, Delay Work

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are postponing work on coronavirus aid funding after numerous legislators have been sickened by the virus. Republican Senate

Missouri High Court Reviews New Public Union Restrictions

Missouri High Court Reviews New Public Union Restrictions

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether new restrictions on public unions can be enacted. Judges on Tuesday heard arguments

Kansas City-Area Officials Announce New Restrictions

Kansas City-Area Officials Announce New Restrictions

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of the Kansas City area have announced new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, days after

No Injuries When Wind Gust Blows Small Plane Off Runway

No Injuries When Wind Gust Blows Small Plane Off Runway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured Monday when strong wind gusts blew a small plane off the runway at

Iowa Governor Enacts Limited Mask Mandate

Iowa Governor Enacts Limited Mask Mandate

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With Iowa hospitals filling up and schools closing classrooms, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds dropped her longtime opposition to a

Giving Thanks – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Giving Thanks – State Senator Dan Hegeman

In just a few days, families and friends throughout Missouri and the United States will join together in celebration of Thanksgiving — a day

Burlington Junction Man Airlifted To Hospital Friday Following Nodaway County Crash

Burlington Junction Man Airlifted To Hospital Friday Following Nodaway County Crash

A Burlington Junction man was airlifted to a hospital and two others were seriously injured following a two vehicle crash Friday morning in Nodaway

Savannah Schools Mask Mandate Begins Monday

Savannah Schools Mask Mandate Begins Monday

Starting today (Monday) the Savannah R3 School District is requiring masks at all campuses.  The exceptions are for eating and for extracurricular activities or

Survey:  Missouri 10th, Iowa 11th Most Overweight & Obese States In America

Survey: Missouri 10th, Iowa 11th Most Overweight & Obese States In America

Missouri checked in 10th and Iowa 11th in WalletHub’s 2020 survey for Most Overweight and Obese States in America.  The top five Overweight and

Police: 9-Year-Old Girl Hurt In Missouri Rolling Gun Battle

Police: 9-Year-Old Girl Hurt In Missouri Rolling Gun Battle

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old girl was shot and wounded during a rolling gun battle between two vehicles in Independence, Missouri.

Judge Rules Former Kansas teacher Will Face Stalking Charge

Judge Rules Former Kansas teacher Will Face Stalking Charge

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a stalking charge will stand against a former Olathe fourth-grade teacher accused of surreptitiously photographing

Former Iowa U.S. Senator Roger Jepsen Has Died

Former Iowa U.S. Senator Roger Jepsen Has Died

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Roger Jepsen who represented Iowa in Washington D.C. in the early 1980s has died. The 91-year-old Republican

MODOT Construction Week Of November 16th

MODOT Construction Week Of November 16th

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 – Inside lanes north and southbound CLOSED for median expansion removal at Route A, Nov. 16 – 20, 8

Northwest Missouri State Postponing Winter Commencement Ceremonies

Northwest Missouri State Postponing Winter Commencement Ceremonies

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University is postponing its winter commencement ceremonies out of an abundance of caution for its community and others during

Northwest Missouri State Dedicates New Military Space, Continues Legacy Of Supporting Veterans

Northwest Missouri State Dedicates New Military Space, Continues Legacy Of Supporting Veterans

MARYVILLE, Mo. – State leaders joined Northwest Missouri State University Wednesday as it paid tribute to service men and women on Veterans Day and cut

Andrew County Man Arrested For DUI Following Crash

Andrew County Man Arrested For DUI Following Crash

53 year old Troy D Davison of Fillmore was arrested in Buchanan County by Missouri State Patrol Thursday evening for driving while intoxicated, careless

Clarinda City Council Notes – Wednesday

Clarinda City Council Notes – Wednesday

–Approved a USDA Resolution Loan for Issuance of $9.5 million in Revenue Bonds for the Clarinda Regional Health Center Expansion Project –Approved pay request #9

Shenandoah Man Arrested In Fremont County For DUI, Other Charges

Shenandoah Man Arrested In Fremont County For DUI, Other Charges

29 year old Walter Ragsdale of Shenandoah was arrested by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop.  Ragsdale was pulled

GOP Congresswoman-Elect From Iowa Says She Has COVID-19

GOP Congresswoman-Elect From Iowa Says She Has COVID-19

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Republican congresswoman-elect who flipped an Iowa seat in last week’s election says she has tested positive for the

Democrat To Seek Full Recount In Tight US House Race In Iowa

Democrat To Seek Full Recount In Tight US House Race In Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democrat trailing by 47 votes in the nation’s tightest congressional race says her campaign will request a full

Mutual of Omaha Replaces Indian Chief Logo With African Lion

Mutual of Omaha Replaces Indian Chief Logo With African Lion

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Months after announcing it would abandon its longtime Indian chief head corporate logo, Mutual of Omaha has unveiled a new

Stanberry Native Named Navy’s Engineer Of The Year

Stanberry Native Named Navy’s Engineer Of The Year

Stanberry native Lieutenant Alexis Kingery has been named the Navy’s Military Engineer of the Year.  Kingery oversees the procurement, replacement and maintenance of nearly

Governor Parson Expands Call To Special Session, Proposes New Legislation Regarding COVID-19 Liability

Governor Parson Expands Call To Special Session, Proposes New Legislation Regarding COVID-19 Liability

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson expanded his call to special session to include a new bill regarding COVID-19 liability. The proposed

Governor Parson Announces Changes In State’s K-12 School Quarantine Guidance

Governor Parson Announces Changes In State’s K-12 School Quarantine Guidance

Proper Mask Usage May Prevent Close Contacts from Quarantining (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS),

Governor Mike Parson Visits Northwest For Veteran’s Day Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Governor Mike Parson Visits Northwest For Veteran’s Day Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday Governor Mike Parson stopped at Northwest Missouri State University to participate in a commemorative ceremony on Veteran’s Day for the Veterans Commons on

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