The wheel thing

Pictured is the 2004 bathtub race that has long been a traditional part of the Ravenwood Fall Festival. Teams of pushers and drivers worked in tandem to weave the wheeled, water-filled tub of water, shown above, through a course marked by orange warning cones.

25 years ago

  • In a county where many of the school buildings have stood for more than seven decades, several communities are pursuing bonds in support of new ones.
    Northeast Nodaway may soon join the list, as school officials take initial steps toward gaining voter approval.
    “We have talked for a couple of years now about doing something like this,” Northeast Nodaway Superintendent Tim Gutzmer said. “We are starting the process of getting something drawn up to take to the public and see if we can get it passed.” 
  • After two weeks of precautions, the notice to boil water has been lifted from the City of Barnard.
    Public Water System 1010046 saw the order lifted Friday after test results from samples showed the water is again safe to drink.
    The tower was disinfected and filled, and water samples were found to be satisfactory.

15 Years ago

  • Although practice is just a week old for new Spoofhound head coach Paul Miller, the sky’s the limit as far as the possibilities.
    Although some may have anticipated a rough go of it after a somewhat tumultuous offseason for the MHS athletics programs, Miller credits his assistants for making everything run like clockwork.
    “It’s going pretty well,” he said. “We have fantastic coaches, and those guys have been an absolute God-send. I feel very, very fortunate to have the staff we have here. So the transition has been very smooth and for the kids as well.”

5 years ago

  • More than 400 youngsters in kindergarten through fourth grade arrived at Eugene Field Elementary Thursday morning for the first day of the Maryville R-II School District’s 2014 -2015 school year.
    R-II Superintendent Larry Linthacum served as a crossing guard, guiding students and parents over the Second Street crosswalk.
    As usual, Daren the D.A.R.E. Lion and Sgt. Rick Smail of Maryville Public Safety were on hand to greet students with high-fives and hugs.
  • The start of the fall high school sports season may be several days off, but there will still be plenty of competitive action in Maryville this weekend as the 20th annual Ed Phillips Rodeo gallops into Ed Phillips Memorial Arena at 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
    One of this year’s competitors will again be John Phillips, the son of the late Energizer battery plant manager and horseman for whom the event is named.
    “It’s great to see every year we get great crowds and everything,” Phillips said.

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