Soldiers home after 2 years

Seeing his daughter for only the third time, Jay Parker (center) embraced his wife Jennifer and their one-year-old girl Tuesday. Parker was one of more than 120 fellow members of the National Guard’s 129th Field Artillery Battalion who returned to Albany. Formal welcome ceremonies will be held at the Albany Guard Armory on Friday.

25 years ago

  • Those both favoring and opposing minors in the city’s bars agreed on one thing during Monday night’s public hearing on the issue — they were against underage drinking, especially by high school students.
    And the lone high school student to address the Maryville City Council during the hearing said both sides need to realize alcohol use is a problem among high school students.
    “The role models at Maryville High School are drinking,” Craig Powell, MHS student body president told the council. “On any given Friday or Saturday night in Maryville, you (would be) very lucky to find a majority of the cars driving up and down the street which do not have alcohol in them.”
  • Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, the U.S. representative of Pope John Paul II, celebrated Mass Tuesday in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Conception. The mass was in honor of the founder of the Benedictine Order. The visit was the first time in 12 years a representative of the Pope has visited the community.

15 years ago

  • Well-prepared employees and a quick response lessened the impact of a chemical spill at a Maryville factory last week.
    At approximately 6:51 p.m. on Thursday, the Region H HazMat Team was contacted by Kawasaki Motors in Maryville concerning a chemical spill on their property. Twenty gallons of muriatic acid was spilled.
    Air monitoring testing meters were used by HazMat to determine the level of oxygen in the area. Soda ash was immediately put on the spill, which was contained in one room of the plant. The ash was then swept up and put in containment barrels to be disposed of later.
    “Kawasaki personnel was very well prepared to deal with this type of spill,” said Brian Carter of HazMat. “They did a great job of getting the people in the area evacuated and containing this spill.”

5 years ago

  • The Maryville R-II Board of Education has hired Brian Lynn to serve as principal at Eugene Field Elementary School. Lynn has served as Eugene Field assistant principal the past nine years.
    Lynn, who takes over for Holly Brady and has worked as an assistant under both Brady and predecessor Steve Klotz, feels the school is in a “good place.”
    “One of the big challenges we have facing us currently is that we need to hire several new people to fill openings,” Lynn said. “It’s very important to get the right people in the right places. We are fortunate here at Eugene Field that every time we have an opening, we have several outstanding applicants.”
  • Ethan Sickles is going back home.
    Sickels served as the Nodaway-Holt R-VII elementary school principal from 2008-11 before stepping away from education for a few years and working for Community Services Inc., in Maryville.
    He got back into education this year as the high school principal at South Nodaway R-IV, and accepted the same position at Nodaway-Holt for the 2015-16 school year.
    Sickels, who will succeed Terry Petersen as secondary principal at Nodaway-Holt, is no stranger to the Nodaway-Holt R-VII district.

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