Town and Country Days

Hundreds of Burlington Junction residents gathered Friday night for the start of Town and Country Days, which featured a queen contest and a Little Mr. and Miss contest. ABOVE, Briann Carroll was named Little Miss and Parker Ogle was Little Mister.

25 years ago

  • Open up the cedar chests or climb up to the attic to find those family fashion heirlooms you have been preserving.
    The Nodaway County Sesquicentennial Fashions Ago Contest has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Sept. 10, on the Main Stage at the celebration grounds location, the Maryville Municipal Airport. …
    Prizes will be awarded for first place in each of the five categories.
    The Fashions Ago Contest categories are: 1) Pioneer Family; 2) The Roaring ‘20s; 3) World War II; 4) Indian Dress; and 5) Southern Belle.
  • The second meeting of the newly-formed group, Downtown Together, jumped the hurdle of alleged conflict with the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night.
    The group was formed for merchants in the downtown area who are dissatisfied with the mechanisms already in place for promotion of their businesses.
    Because the group is operating independently of the Chamber, and some frustrations were expressed during their first meeting, many people on both sides were concerned with the appearance of conflict.
    The executive director of the Chamber, Joss Walter, wrote a column that appeared in last Sunday’s Maryville Daily Forum that expressed his concern with criticism of the Chamber.
    “ … criticism of the Maryville Chamber of Commerce as ‘political’ and ‘partisan’ even ‘non retail-oriented’ seems to indicate that it is our policy not to promote a more favorable business climate in Maryville, especially the downtown district. This is just not so!” the column read.

15 years ago

  • Two years after Maryville voters rejected a proposal to add a three-percent tourism tax on hotel rooms, the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce is asking the City Council to put the tax back on the ballot. But this time, the chamber hopes the council consider a higher rate.
    At Monday’s council meeting, Larry Loghry, the chamber’s treasurer, proposed the ballot measure to the council. He said the chamber recommended a five percent tax, but that the city could place a lower amount on the ballot.
    The tax funds would be used to promote tourism in Maryville and Nodaway County including advertising in several different forms of media.
    “We do feel that we need (a tax) to help promote Nodaway County,” Loghry told the council, “so we can help the local businesses increase their business.”

5 years ago

  • Boulders Inn and Suites and the City of Maryville announced Friday that the Denison, Iowa-based hotel chain plans to build a 40- room lodge at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park.
    According to City Manager Greg McDanel, the hotel is to be located adjacent to the Sechrest 18 and as-yet unopened Watson 9 golf courses near the existing clubhouse.
    McDanel said the hotel has a projected construction cost of $3.2 million dollars, which is being fronted by a group of “local and regional” investors doing business as Boulders Inn Maryville LLC.
  • Headed toward possible closure late next summer, Maryville’s municipal solid waste transfer station received a breath of new life at this week’s City Council meeting, during which a group of independent garbage haulers proposed forming a cooperative, which would lease the station from the city and operate it as a joint enterprise.
    Mike Klosek Jr. of Klosek’s LLC, which provides garbage hauling services to customers in Maryville, Tarkio and Mound City, said that at least four of the garbage companies operating within the city had expressed interest in joining the co-op and would respond as a single entity to a request-for-proposals that City Manager Greg McDanel said would be issued Sept 1.
    Prior to Klosek’s offer, the council appeared to be leaning toward closing the station, which is supposed to be self-supporting but has been losing money since a competing private-enterprise facility was opened in 2012 by Porter Trash LLC.
    Klosek said the joint effort proposed by the haulers, each of whom operate in direct competition with the others, is something that has never been tried before. But he added that the mostly family-operated businesses have little choice in the face of what he described as a potential Porter Trash monopoly and the likelihood of higher transfer station tipping fees

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