Lamkin renovation

Crews were hard at work in June 1994 on what was then one of the largest renovation projects ever undertaken at Northwest Missouri State University. The second phase of the Lamkin Activity Center renovation project created a new south entrance to Bearcat Arena that is still in use today.


25 years ago

  • With a new city manager in attendance for the first time, the Maryville City Council will discuss several matters at a meeting tonight.
    The meeting will be the first for David Angerer, who officially took over the city manager position June 1. During his first meeting, the council will consider nearly a dozen ordinances as well as discuss two items that have made recent headlines — development at Mozingo Lake and the city-owned landfill.
    The council is scheduled to discuss going to bid for equipment for the golf course and an agreement with Northwest Missouri State University regarding the Mozingo property. The council is also expected to hear proposed changes in the city’s solid waste code and a proposal for the Regional Landfill and Recycling Center to take recyclables from outside the five-county waste management district.
    Ordinances scheduled for council consideration tonight include measures which will authorize engineering services at the landfill and application for a federal grant for development at Mozingo Lake.

15 Years ago

  • Northwest Missouri is full of hoop dreams and basketball legends. One of those legends, former Jefferson C-123 head basketball coach Don Edwards, was recently elected to become a member of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Associated Hall of Fame.
    The coach won a total of 824 games while leading the Eagles in Conception Junction.
    Over a 20-year span, Edwards’ boys’ and girls’ Jefferson basketball teams won three state titles, appeared in six Final Fours, captured 18 conference championships and 16 MSHSAA district titles.
    On three different occasions Edwards was named the MBCA Coach of the Year. His 1989 girl’s State Champion Eagles finished the season undefeated.
  • A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer was injured when he was pinned between vehicles at an accident scene early Saturday morning near Tarkio.
    According to a patrol report, Cpl. Darren Sigman, 38, Maryville, received minor injuries to his left leg after his patrol vehicle rolled forward and pinned him between it and another patrol car.
    Also injured was a bystander, Brooke Ashford, 21, Rock Port, who was struck by Sigman’s vehicle when it rolled forward. She received minor injuries to her left knee. Both were transported to Community Hospital in Fairfax and later released.

5 years ago

  • Three new pieces of public art will be unveiled on the courthouse square next week during the next edition of the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Sounds summer performance series.
    The three sculptures are: “The Mystic Family” by Colorado artist Gary Monaco; “Talk, Talk, Smile” by artist Les Bruning, Omaha, Neb.; and “Grackle Mania” by artist Del Pettigrew, Hastings, Neb.
    The artists, who are traveling to Maryville to install their pieces, will be introduced during the Downtown Sounds event, which will take place on Main Street in front of the courthouse.
  • Graham Community Betterment met Tuesday, May 27. Richard Vogel presided with seven others present. Last Sunday’s Memorial Day Salad Luncheon served around 170 people.
    Graham’s 175th year as a town is being celebrated this year. Souvenirs were sold Sunday. T-shirts, caps, and koozies are currently being sold at Graham Hardware. Other items were discussed. The Street Fair August 21 to 23 is being planned special for the 175th year.
    Arbor Day was celebrated in Graham on Sunday, April 27. Due to rain it was held in the Community Building instead of the Park.

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