The Regional Professional Development Center at Northwest Missouri State University announced two area teachers as its Regional Teachers of the Year. Barbara Spencer, an art teacher at Spring Garden Middle School in the St. Joseph and Stacy Walker, a science teacher at North Andrew R-VI School District were named as Regional Teachers.

Sisson-Eek Park Ribbon cutting

The Nodaway County Services and Maryville Parks & Recreation will host a ribbon cutting for the new accessible playground equipment at Sisson-Eek Park on Lincoln Street. The ribbon cutting will be at 4 p.m. and will have treats available. The first 100 guest will receive a t-shirt and there will be free Kool Kats and…

Fireworks display in St. Joe

The City of St. Joseph will host its Independence Day celebrations on July 4 near the YMCA. Fireworks will begin 15 minutes after dark and prime view locations include the YMCA, Green Acres, Regal Hollywood Theater and Kohls. There will be no food truck or drink vendors so it is recommended viewer bring their own.

New Market 4th of July events

New Market, Iowa will be hosting two days of evens for its 4th of July celebration starting today. Events will start Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with a pitch and cribbage tournament and will features activities such as a volleyball tournament, draft horse pull and a street dance. On Thursday, celebrations kick off with a breakfast…

Maryville Optimist Club awards scholarship

The Maryville Optimist Club recently presented Julia Poynter with a scholarship to help continue her education. Poynter is a graduate of Maryville High School and plans on attending the University of Kansas to become a pediatric speech language pathologist, according to the release. Poynter was involved in student council, National Honor Society, FCCLA and more while…

Upcoming 4th is July Events

Independence Day is this week and celebrations will be happening around Northwest Missouri and Southern Iowa. Grant City will have fireworks on July 4 at dusk on the golf course. Allendale’s are in the 3rd at dusk at the rodeo arena. Lake of Three Fire in Bedford will be on the 3rd and New Market…