Forum Flashbacks: May 30-31

Shown is a 2014 computer-assisted drawing of the archway that now stands at the corner of West Fourth and Buchanan streets in Maryville. The arch was one of a number of elements included in the construction of the West Fourth Street pedestrian corridor, a joint project undertaken by the city of Maryville and Northwest Missouri State University. Other features included a paved walking trail, public art, decorative pavement and vintage-style streetlights.


25 years ago

  • The Tri-C Community Development organization is making final preparations readying themselves to embark upon the first of a series of community betterment projects.
    On June 4, the organization will have a community cleanup.
    June 4 falls on a Saturday and the landfill closes early on Saturdays, so trash must be ready to be picked up by 8 a.m. Saturday morning.
  • Mrs. Jean Cain was hostess to the Knabb Country Club at Cardinal Inn May 12 with 12 members in attendance.
    Roll call was answered with something about their mothers.
    Mildred Sawyers, president, gave the Thought for the Day—“A lie can travel halfway round the world while truth is putting on his shoes.”
    Opal Eckert conducted a candlelight ceremony to induct the 1994-95 officers. They are: President Dorothy Willhoyte; Vice President Harriet Cain; Secretary Mrs. Verlin Vulgamott; and Treasurer Margaret Fisher.
    Each were given job outlines. Sawyers and Jessie Hughes, incoming and outgoing officers, were given symbolic work emblems for inspiration.
    Each member was given a ceramic bunny and a souvenir map of Nodaway County schools.

 15 Years ago

  • Under an American flag flying at half mast, more than 200 people gathered Monday on the lawn of the Nodaway County Courthouse in Maryville to honor soldiers both living and dead.
    The Memorial Day program featured guests that included more than 50 World War II veterans who were honored for their service and dedication.
    In addition, the names of almost 30 more veterans were read as tribute to those who could not attend the ceremony.
    Master of Ceremonies Richard Flanagan praised the more than 1,879 people from Nodaway County who left to “fight a war that crossed oceans.” 
  • If you’re fleet of foot or long on stamina, then the Maryville marathon, officially called the Chamber Country Classic, is the place for you!
    If you’re neither, there are still a couple of reasons to come out for this weekend event on June 11-12 as numerous changes have been made.
    In this, the second installment of the yearly race, the runners are not the only ones being catered to as music enthusiasts can enjoy the Blues Festival that has been added as well as some barbecue.
    According to co-race director Matt Gaarder, those involved with planning the marathon came up with a venue that would attract a great deal of people.

5 years ago

  • The Maryville City Council this week voted unanimously to approve a $2.1 million contract with Orr Wyatt Streetscapes of Kansas City for “Phase 1” construction of an overhaul of a six-block area along the West Fourth Street corridor between the courthouse square and Northwest Missouri State University.
    Originally budgeted at $1.4 million, the city has pulled together additional financing from a number of sources and will receive $156,000 from Northwest Missouri State University. The Northwest funds will be used to pay for signage and architectural features such as Bearcat paws engraved into the pavement and a metal archway displaying the university’s name and logo.
  • A crew from Seaman and Schuske Metal Works of St. Joseph began work this week to replace the steeply hipped roof of the 132-year-old Nodaway County Courthouse.
    The project calls for removal of slate shingles and underlying felt that have covered parts of the roof since it was originally constructed in 1881-’82.
    The County Commission has budgeted just under $189,000 for the project, including $55,000 in materials purchased last year. Most of the roof is flat and consists of a waterproof membrane that was last replaced about 15 years ago, though a number of patches and repairs have occurred more recently.

Follow us onTwitter@TheDailyForum

Staff writer Anthony Brown can be reached at or by calling the newspaper at 660.562.2424.