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Maryville Host Lions member Mahlon Fairchild took up one challenge and issued another following a club meeting in 2014. Assisted by fellow Lions Bob Westfall and Rod Auxier, the 83-year-old Fairchild endured the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which had been sweeping the nation. “I’m too old to do a lot of things, but I can do this,” Fairchild said, “and I challenge members of every other service group in town to step forward and do the same.”

25 years ago

  • Employees at LMP Steel & Wire were back to work this morning after a fire extensively damaged the factory early Saturday.
    Maryville Public Safety Director Keith Wood said preliminary findings show a fire in a dust collector may have been responsible for the blaze.
    “We believe it was from an earlier incident in which there was a fire in the dust collector,” he said. “The employees had taken care of it, or they thought they had taken care of it, and left to go home. Later it created a pretty good blaze and melted an aluminum coupler on a gas line.”
    From then, it was just a continuous flow of natural gas feeding the fire.”
  • Officials with Conception Seminary College have announced the college has had its accreditation renewed.
    According to a press release issued by the college, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools renewed Conception’s accreditation in early August.
    At the conclusion of their report, the team of visitors from NCA, which performed an on-site evaluation of the college, listed the school’s strengths. Topping the list was, “the spirit, enthusiasm and sincerity of the students and their solid and mature spirituality as discovered through the formation program.”

15 Years ago

  • The Maryville Flying Club is hosting its 29th annual fly-in Sunday at the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport.
    The Maryville Pride Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and luncheon in conjunction with the event. There will also be airplane rides and displays by LifeNet and the National Guard.
    Live music will be provided by Marv and Lil Longfellow from Bedford, Iowa, and Ben Rogers from Albany.
  • It was one of those games where you hate to see either team lose.
    The Maryville High School football team played well enough to beat its MEC rival Chillicothe on Sept. 10, but at the same time they made just enough mistakes to lose.
    Those mistakes were costly as the Spoofhounds lost at home by one point, 7-6, in a packed Hound Pound Friday.
    Although the Hornets get credit for the win, it was more like Maryville gave the game away with untimely miscues.
    “It’s just beyond belief,” said senior defensive/offensive lineman Ryan Schleusner. “We shot ourselves in the leg — it’s completely unacceptable.”

5 years ago

  • Northwest Missouri State University celebrated the opening of its new Support Services Building on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours.
    The building, which houses the University Police and Purchasing departments, is located at the northwest corner of campus and replaces an aging structure on West Ninth Street.
    Built by E.L. Crawford Construction, the corrugated metal structure comprises 7,300 square feet and cost $1.6 million. It replaces a “temporary” structure northeast of the Administration Building that was erected  decades ago to house various university operations.

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