25 years ago
- Missouri residents can expect a major information campaign in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 8 vote on the Hancock II Amendment.
Speaking after Thursday’s Dedication Day luncheon at Northwest Missouri State University, Gov. Mel Carnahan vowed to fight the initiative.
If approved, the measure would place additional regulations on state and local government’s ability to increase taxes without a public vote.
Officials with an array of agencies say the proposal would be a financial blow.
- Organizers did not care if attendance was poor at Monday’s Labor Day Parade in Elmo.
In fact, they said, low numbers, made the event more enjoyable.
At 12:30 p.m., a 1950 Chevrolet fire truck driven by Emery Spangler cruised past Einar Olson and Ruth Peterson, marking the beginning and end of the parade.
“We actually didn’t go a half a block,” said Spangler, who is co-owner of the fire truck.
Miniscule parades are apparently becoming popular in Nodaway County.
Maryville hosts what is billed as “The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” which has received national media coverage.
That was not the case in Elmo.
“We wanted to have the shortest parade with the least attendance,” Spangler said.
15 years ago
- Daylight ahead
The Spoofhound volleyball team came away with the Fairfax Tournament championship trophy on Saturday.
Maryville went undefeated in the two-day tournament and beat each team in straight games. The competition included Mound City, Lafayette, Essex and host Fairfax.
Senior Mallary Herring notched 24 kills in the three matches while fellow middle hitter Kim Wolfer put down 18 kills.
Maryville is now a perfect 7-0 on the young season.
5 years ago
- St. Gregory’s School in Maryville will host its annual Family Fun Fest Sunday.
The event is a major fundraiser for the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization and will include games, inflatables, face painting, food, prizes, raffles and a silent auction.
As in past years, athletes from Northwest Missouri State University will serve as volunteers.
PTO contributions to the school have included new computers and Chromebooks, reading and math materials, digital whiteboards and playground equipment.
- Award-winning vintages from eight Missouri wineries will be featured at the Great Northwest Wine Fest in Mound City.
This will be the fifth year for the Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation fundraiser, which has evolved into one of the more popular end-of-summer social events in the region.
According to Wine Fest coordinator Marilyn Alldredge, the gathering will see an increase in the number of wines available along with a larger number of vendors exhibiting their wares.