Salute to Old Glory

An American Legion color guard from Savannah leads the second annual Old Glory Parade through downtown Graham on Sunday July 4, 2004. The parade traveled a total of 9 miles during processions held in Graham, Maitland and Skidmore.


25 years ago

  • Ravenwood broke a scoreless game open with six runs in the fourth inning and went on to post a 9-4 victory in the semifinals of the 14-17-year-old Girls Fast-pitch Tournament Friday at College East Field in Maryville.
    Ravenwood put together six hits in the inning, including a big two-out, three-run triple by Angela Stiens.
    Maryville scored two runs in the fifth and single runs in the sixth and seventh. Michelle Moyer had a double in the sixth for Maryville’s only extra base hit.
    Lesley Hill pitched 3 2/3 innings before giving way to relievers Jaclyn McElroy and Karri Jacoby.
    Barnard stopped North Andrew, 6-3, in the other semifinal and went on to best Ravenwood, 7-1, for the tournament championship.
  • The Nodaway County Firefighters Association in conjunction with the Nodaway County Fair will present a firefighters muster, water fight and bucket brigade at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 24, on the east side of the square in Maryville.
    Teams will consist of three members for the water fight and six members for the bucket brigade.
    Teams will be limited to two per event per department. Full protective clothing is required for the water fight. Trophies will be awarded.

 15 Years ago

  • The new private room wing of St. Francis Hospital was officially opened Wednesday, June 23. Patients in the hospital were transferred to the new wing with renovation of the old rooms to begin after July 5.
    At the end of construction, there will be 38 private rooms, including a “Circle of Life” room, a pediatric room and a two-bed intensive care unit. The whole renovation project is scheduled to be completed in December.
    Twenty-six private rooms were created with the construction of the wing.

5 years ago

  • The J.W. Jones Student Union was filled with eager – and slightly anxious – faces Wednesday as the newest class of Northwest Missouri State University freshmen checked out the campus on the last day of SOAR — Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration.
    Eight one-day SOAR events have been hosted by the university over the past couple of weeks. Essentially the program is designed to give incoming freshmen, and their parents, a good look at life on campus before classes begin this fall.
  • One of Maryville’s most popular nightspots has officially sold, and the new owner of The Palms has major plans in store for the bar sometimes affectionately referred to as the “Buchanan Street Library.”
    The Palms Bar & Grill, located at 422 N Buchanan St., sold Tuesday to Erik Schreiber, a former Chicago police officer who sees a bright future for the Maryville tavern that he still cherishes from his college days.
    “This is a fantastic spot,” Schreiber said. “This is a landmark spot. Actually, just yesterday I found an old picture of it from before it was the bar when it was a bottling company.”

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