Slip-slidin’ away

Eight-year-old Aubrey Kimberley, Maryville, speeds down the “Super Slide” during the July 2004 Hopkins Picnic.

25 years ago

  • Supporters of the Maryville R-II School District bond issue will hold a rally Sunday.
    The rally will be held in the Northwest Missouri State University parking lot, east of the site for a proposed new middle school on Country Club Drive.
    During the rally Bill and Virginia Bateman, co-chairs of the election steering committee, will address the crowd and take questions about the $6.5 million bond issue.
    Voters go to the polls Aug. 2 to decide the proposal, which would fund construction of a new middle school that will replace Washington Middle School.
  • The Maryville City Council is expected to discuss a number of matters ranging from banking and investment services to a report about the city-owned landfill during tonight’s council session.
    In addition to opening and considering bids for financial services, the council will also hear reports detailing the city’s current financial status.
    Other items slated for tonight’s council session include a billing report for engineering services.
    The council is also expected to discuss issues related to a sewer line on 16th Street.

15 Years ago

  • There’s a new face in Maryville, ready to make the acquaintance of students, parents and all patrons of the Maryville R-II School District.
    Superintendent of Schools Vicky Miller is moving into her new home in Maryville on Friday, coming from Center where she has recently completed her seventh year as superintendent for the Ralls County R-II School District.
    Miller grew up in Savannah, received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, and later earned her master’s and specialist degrees from Northwest Missouri State University.
    Miller taught music in the Savannah and South Holt school districts, after which she was assistant superintendent in the Kearney and Savannah school districts. She also served as superintendent in the Wellington-Napoleon School District for three years.

5 years ago

  • Lowell Mason, who bills himself as the world’s smallest gospel singer, will perform at the Clearmont Christian Church at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. The concert is open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted.
    Mason, recognized by the Guinness World Book of Records as the “world’s smallest gospel singer,” stands only 46 inches high and is noted for his rich, powerful voice.
    He began his singing career at age 9 when he joined the “Children’s Bible Hour” radio broadcast, originating from Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Ben Blackford, assistant professor of management at Northwest Missouri State University, is the recipient of the 2014 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs International Teaching Excellence Award.
    Blackford became eligible to receive the award after he was named the winner of the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award for the Midwestern Council for Business Schools and Programs in ACBSP’s Region 5.
    ACBSP recognizes individuals annually from each of its 10 regions who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. Each of the regional winners were honored at the conference, where they were presented with a medallion and a $100 check.

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