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Volume 104 • Number 51 • Monday, March 17, 2014 • PO Box 188 • 111 E. Jenkins • Maryville, MO
County officials defend sales tax flier procedures By TONY BROWN News editor
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Residence, workshop destroyed by fire
The home, garage and workshop of Dale Byler, located on Route AB 12 miles northwest of Maryville, were destroyed by fire Saturday night. Units from the West Nodaway and Clearmont fire protection districts responded to the blaze as did firefighters from Maryville. Crews were on the scene into the early hours on Sunday. There were no injuries. A neighbor said Byler and his family were traveling out of state over the weekend but had been notified about the fire and were on the way back to Nodaway County from Montana. Byler owns and operates Byler’s Woodworking, a business that manufactures custom-made cabinets and furniture. Nodaway County authorities said the cause of the blaze was still under investigation.
Members of the Nodaway County Commission last week defended the production and distribution of a couple of versions of a black-and-white, plain paper brochure urging citizens either to “vote” or “vote yes” in the April 8 municipal election on a proposed half-cent sales tax designed to generate about $1 million annually for the purchase of road gravel. To most folks, such a flier might sound like an innocuous bit of campaigning. The trouble is that government entities are banned under state law from spending tax money on any form of advertising that seeks to influence how voters mark their ballots. According to Section 115.646 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, “No contribution or expenditure of public funds shall be made directly by any officer, employee or agent of any political subdivision to advocate, support, or oppose any ballot measure or candidate for public office.” All three commissioners said last week they were cognizant of the law when the brochure was produced and distributed over the past couple of weeks. But they maintain the action was proper because, with one exception, the flier was created using privately owned home computers and printers — machines that belong to the commissioners themselves. See COMMISSIONERS, Page 5
Refurbished Pub opens in downtown Maryville By STEVE HARTMAN Staff writer
The wait is over! After nearly two and a half years of reconstruction and renovation following a dramatic building collapse, a landmark downtown bar, The Pub, is once again open for business. The iconic bar’s south wall collapsed on the morning of Sept. 1, 2011. But once building owner Jeff Zeller made the decision to rebuild rather than walk away, the project took longer than anticipated to complete. “Once you start a reconstruction of this
magnitude you keep coming across things that you can either fix or rebuild now, or skip over them knowing you will have to deal with them in the future,” Zeller said. “We decided to go ahead and fix problems as we came across them so we wouldn’t have to deal with them at a later date.” The reconstruction following the collapse was a major undertaking, and most of the south wall, where the collapse took place, had to be rebuilt from the footings up. Also replaced were the roof joists, ceiling and floor. “As we got into the project, we kept seeSee PUB, Page 5
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Locks of Love
Girl Scout Tillie Stanton, Skidmore, displays a lock of hair Saturday while getting styled by beautician Kathy Armentrout of Guys & Dolls Hair Studio in Maryville. Over the past four years Stanton has donated nearly 50 inches of hair to Locks of Love, an effort that is being credited toward her Girl Scouting Silver Badge.
Scouts sacrifice curls By TONY BROWN News editor
Back in business
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Jeff Zeller, owner of The Pub, opens a cold one for a customer. Long a popular downtown gathering spot, the bar recently reopened after a lengthy remodeling process following the collapse of an exterior wall in 2011.
Girl Scouts from across the three-county Service Unit 805 area gathered at the Guys & Dolls Hair Studio at 921 S. Main St. in Maryville Saturday and literally gave something of themselves to children battling illness and adversity. Hair swept from the floor of a styling salon generally
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gets tossed in the trash. But the haircuts administered Saturday by Guys & Dolls stylists left behind strands worth their weight in gold – not to mention self-esteem. These trims represented far more than just the need for a new ‘do. That’s because the hair clipped from the Scouts’ young heads will be carefully preserved, bagged and donated to Locks of Love, a
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non-profit charity that provides vacuum fitted hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Most youngsters helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a condition called alioecia areata, which has no known cure. Others have undergone radiation therapy for cancer or suffered severe burns. See LOCKS, Page 6
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BETTE DOBEY McNEILL
1926-2014 Bette Dobey McNeill, daughter of Harron and Jeane Dobey, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on December 30, 1926, and died, peacefully on March 10, 2014, at the Village Care Center in Maryville, Mo. Bette spent most of her childhood in Park Ridge, Illinois, and after high school, attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she met and married Joseph Edward McNeill on June 22, 1946. Bette and Joe moved to Mount Ayr, Iowa, in 1949, where she was active in the United Methodist Church
EARL WAYNE SHARP
1930-2014 Earl Wayne “Red” Sharp, 83, Skidmore, Missouri passed away March 13, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. Red was born in Quitman, Missouri August 27, 1930, to Henry and Marion Lininger Sharp. A 1949 graduate of Skidmore High
and after graduating from Drake University in 1962, began a long and distinguished elementary teaching career, which continued until her retirement in 1992. In 1992, Bette and Joe retired and moved to Maryville, Missouri, where she continued her involvement in the United Methodist Church and continued as a substitute teacher for many years. Bette was very proud of the accomplishments of her four children, Mike McNeill of Grand Junction, Colorado, Nancy (Tim) Hurst of Maryville, Missouri, David McNeill of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Judi Swalwell of Houston, Texas, all of whom survive her. She is also survived by a sister, Nancy Gerard of Orlando, Florida, a brother, Jack Dobey of Park Ridge, Illinois, eight grandchildren; Noah (Sarah) Hurst of Champaign, Illinois, Dylan Hurst of Maryville, Missouri, Justin McNeill of Denver, Colorado, Ben Mc-
Neill of West Des Moines, Iowa, Maggie McNeill of New York, New York, Andy Swalwell of Houston, Texas, Sam (Ashley and granddaughter Amira) Swalwell of Huxley, Iowa, William (Tracy ) Swalwell of Des Moines, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeane and Harron Dobey, sister Bonnie Campbell of Orlando, Florida and her husband, Joe McNeill. A memorial service will be held this summer in Park Ridge, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Backpack Buddies, c/o the Ministry Center, 971 South Main Street, Maryville, MO 64468; Village Care Center, 810 East Edwards, St., Maryville, Mo. 64468, or SSM Hospice of NW Missouri, 1912 South Main, Maryville, Mo. 64468. Services are under the direction of the BramDanfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO For online condolences and guest book, visit www. bramfuneralhome.com
School, he then served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Red and Mary Turpin were married August 20, 1953 in Maryville. He retired after 38 years as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and was member of the Skidmore United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge #511. Preceding in death were his parents and grandson Logan Wesley Kenny (2013). Surviving are his wife, Mary, of the home; daughter Marylou (Kurby) Kenny, Skidmore; three sons: Dennis (Lynn) Sharp, Riverton, Utah; David (Sherry) Sharp, Rosendale, Missouri; Doug Sharp, Skidmore; 10 grandchil-
dren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be no formal visitation. Friends may call at Price Funeral Home, Maryville anytime after 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday March 17, at the Skidmore United Methodist Church. At the conclusion of the funeral a Masonic Service will be held by Skidmore Masonic Lodge #511. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Skidmore, with Military Services provided by James Edward Gray American Legion Post #100. Memorial contributions may be made to the Skidmore United Methodist Church.
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March 11 Judge Glen Dietrich Jacob R. Cogswell, Kansas City, Mo., Possession of up to 35 grams marijuana, Suspended imposition of sentence, two years probation; Operate a motor vehicle without properly equipped bumpers, $300 fine Seth A. Crabs, Maryville, Domestic assault, third degree, Six days county jail with credit for time served Elliott L. Foster, Maryville, Possession of up to 35 grams marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, Suspended imposition of sentence, new two year
term of probation Richard D. Green, Maryville, Driving while intoxicated, alcohol, Two days in county jail with credit for time served Norbert J. Henry, Stanberry, Driving while intoxicated, alcohol, Suspended imposition of sentence, two years probation, two days shock incarceration; Operate a motor vehicle without properly equipped bumpers, $300 fine Russell L. Troutwine, Sheridan, Driving while intoxicated, aggravated offender, Seven years Department of Corrections, suspended execution of sentence, five years supervised probabtion
Tabitha Leeann Auffert, Winfield, Theft/stealing (Value of property or services is less than $500), Failure to appear, warrant for arrest issued Rikki L. Foster, St. Joseph, Trespassing, second degree; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, Failure to appear, warrant for arrest issued Xavier B. Mildward, Maryville, Theft/stealing (Value of property or services is less than $500), Failure to appear, warrant for arrest issued Samuel G. Pitts, Maryville, Driving while revoked/suspended, first offense, Failure to appear, warrant for arrest issued
Community Events –MONDAY –
Drive for Your School, West Nodaway School fundraiser sponsored by TriState Ford, Burlington Jct., March 17, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Widowed Persons Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Applebees, March 31 Life Beyond Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. 2nd Monday, Hospitality Room, St. Francis Hospital Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th, 6 p.m. Over Eaters Anonymous meets 5:30 p.m. weekly, Franciscan Rm., St. Francis Hospital SAFE: Stop Abuse for Everyone (men’s support), meets upon request noon1:30 p.m. & 5:15-6:45 p.m. weekly, Children & Family Center, 1220 E. 2nd St., Maryville; 562-2320 if you plan to attend Maryville Pride Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Mondays at Hy-Vee. Manna Kitchen 5 p.m.-6 p.m., St. Gregory’s Catholic Church 333 S. Davis St, a free community meal open to all. AA at Wesley Center at Noon AA at Methodist Church Room 203 at 6:00 p.m. Al-Anon at Methodist Church Room 205 at 6:00 p.m.
– TUESDAY –
Nodaway County Senior Center Tai Chi 5 to 6 p.m..; Line dancing, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 18 Story Hour, 6:15 p.m., Maryville Public Library, Mar. 18. Maryville Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, March 25. Maryville Garden Club Mtg., 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, “Plant on the Wild Side”April 1. Eagles Bingo, 7 p.m. weekly, Hwy. 71 South, Maryville Today’s Civic Women meets 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday, Maryville Public Library basement, 562-9833, 582-4294 Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 6 p.m. WINGS (women’s support-domestic violence & sexual assault), meets noon1:30 p.m. & 5:15-6:45 p.m.
weekly, Children & Family Center, 1220 E. 2nd St., Maryville TOPS meets weekly 5:30 p.m. for weigh-ins, 6 p.m. meeting, First Christian Church, Maryville Maryville Public Library Board of Trustees mtg., 2nd Tuesday, noon, conference room Alzheimer’s Support meets, 6 p.m. 3rd Tuesday, Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville.
Nodaway County Senior Center, Tai Chi 5 to 6 p.m.; Bingo sponsored by Golden Living, 12:30 p.m., March 19 Dementia, Alzheimers support group, 3rd Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Presbyterian Church, Maryville. Jessica Loch, 816-261-2440. Tina Baker, Nodaway Nursing Home 660-562-2876. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., 6 p.m. Community Meals First United Methodist, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., 1st/Main. St. Francis Retirees will meet, 1st Wednesday, 9 a.m., Nodaway County Senior Center. Breast Cancer Support Group, noon, 2nd Wednesday, First Christian Church, Rm 106, Maryville AA meeting at 6 p.m. weekly , Davison Square. AL-Anon meeting at 6 p.m. weekly, Davison Square. Eagles Closed
– THURSDAY –
Nodaway County Senior Center Hand & Foot 9 a.m.; Line dancing, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nook Book Club, 4 p.m., Maryville Public Library, Mar. 13. Film & Lit. Club, 3:30 p.m., Maryville Public Library, Mar. 20. Diabetic Support Group second Thursday, South Hills Medical Building, Front Lobby. Nodaway County Assoc. of School Employees meeting, 1st Thursday, MarchJune, Sept.-Dec., 9 a.m., Nodaway County Senior Center. Optimist Club, Maryville meeting, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn Express meeting room Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 6 p.m.
Nodaway County Federated Republican Women meet 11:30 a.m. 1st Thursday of the month at Carson’s, Maryville Maryville Business & Professional Women’s Organization meets 6 p.m. 4th Thursday, First Christian Church, Maryville, 660582-4959 or 582-4898 Shepherd’s Kitchen offers a free supper from 5 to 6 p.m. weekly, First Presbyterian Church, Maryville
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Nodaway County Senior Center Pinochle tournament, 12:30 p.m., Mar. 21 Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 8 a.m. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th., 8 p.m. Open Mic Nights every week; music, comedy, poetry drama, The Rose Theater, Maryville; sign in 6:30 p.m., begin 7 p.m. ADHD Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. 3rd Friday in Hospitality Rm., St. Francis Hospital, info 660-2544369 AA meeting, 8 p.m. weekly, Conception Abbey
– SATURDAY –
Pump the Color 5K Run sponsored by North Nodaway Student Council, 9 a.m., March 29, 778-3315. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., noon. Fish Fry 5-7 p.m. 2nd Saturday of month, Elmo Comm. Bldg. MS Support Group meets 10:30 a.m. 2nd Saturday, Lietner Rm., Gregory’s Church (except July & August) Over Eaters Anonymous meets 9 a.m. weekly, St. Francis Hospitality Room, 2016 S. Main St.
– SUNDAY –
Mires Family Reunion, 12:30 p.m., Nodaway Senior Center, March 23 Home & Better Living Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maryville Community Center, Mar. 30 Fish Fry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pickering Community Building, March 30. “History of Surveying Nodaway County” 2 p.m., Nodaway County Historical Society, Mar. 30. Pulled pork dinner Red Cross fundraiser, Hopkins Community Building, 11 am to 1 pm, April 6
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Monday, March 17, 2014
LOCAL NEWS Motorcycle driver injured
A Maryville man suffered moderate injuries last week in a motorcycle accident on the north edge of the city limits. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kyle J. Miller, 24, was northbound on Icon Road on a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle when he lost control of the bike after rapidly accelerating. The bike careened off the east side of the pavement and into a ditch where it overturned, throwing the driver. Miller, who was wearing a helmet, was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital & Health Services in Maryville. The motorcycle was totaled and towed from the scene. Assisting patrol Sgt. T.B. Ziegler in working the accident were personnel from the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office and Maryville Public Safety.
CAPITOL NEWS Missouri tobacco funds cut
JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri had expected to receive about $130 million this April under an annual settlement payment from tobacco companies. But it looks like Missouri will get less than half that amount because of an arbitrator’s ruling that state officials failed to diligently enforce the settlement a decade ago. House and Senate committees heard testimony last week on legislation that the attorney general’s office and major tobacco companies both say is necessary if the state wants to negotiate a smaller loss of tobacco funds. The bill would, in essence, force a price hike on some cheaper cigarettes that compete with the brands made by big tobacco companies. House Budget Committee Chairman Rick Stream says the bill faces opposition and definitely won’t pass in time to reverse this year’s reduced tobacco payment.
Sunshine Law may change
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Running afoul of Missouri’s open government laws could carry a smaller financial penalty but no longer require proof the law knowingly was broken under legislation before a Senate committee. Officials or agencies now can be required to pay up to $5,000 for a purposeful violation and up to $1,000 for a “knowing” violation. The Senate legislation would reduce the amount of the lesser penalty to $100 and allow it to be applied when the government did not knowingly break Missouri’s requirements for open meetings and public records. The larger penalty would remain for purposeful violations. Supporters say the legislation would make enforcement of the Sunshine Law similar to that of other statutes. “If you get a traffic ticket, there is a penalty that you pay,” said Jean Maneke, an attorney for the Missouri Press Association. “It’s a small penalty compared to what the law is today, but it’s enough to get your attention and cause you to start paying attention to these kinds of laws.”
STATE AND NATIONAL Band teacher charged with child molestation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An assistant band teacher at a Kansas City private school has been charged with molesting an 11-year-old student who says he inappropriately groped her on several occasions. Jackson County prosecutors say 53-year-old Tod Barnard of Independence was charged Friday with two counts of second-degree child molestation and two counts of thirddegree assault. An 11-year-old band student at St. Thomas More School in south Kansas City says Barnard touched her inappropriately by pretending to lose his balance and falling into her. She says similar acts happened about once a week, starting in December. Barnard told a detective that he had fallen into the girl once, but denied intentionally doing so. The Jackson County prosecutor’s office says it’s unclear whether Barnard has an attorney.
Bearcats at the Capitol
State Sen. Brad Lager and state Rep. Mike Thomson, whose districts include Nodaway County, were recently visited at the Capitol in Jefferson City by a group of student leaders from Northwest Missouri State University. The students made the trip to learn about the legislative process and observe various facets of state government in operation. “These are some very bright students, and their interest in the public policy process is refreshing,” Lager said. In the photo above, Thomson is pictured in the front row at left, and Lager is pictured in the front row at right.
Tri-C to host youth celebration The Tri-C Partners4Progress in Conception, Conception Junction and Clyde have made plans to join forces with the Jefferson C-123 students to host an event to celebrate the area youth. The event, themed “Rooted in the Past, Bearing for the Future,” will be held this Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Jefferson School gymnasium. The inaugural event will showcase the various youth organizations that “build leadership and generate interest in motivating all ages to build for the future through various school and community programs.” The list of organizations includes 4H, Catholic Youth Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Kindness Club, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Teen Beat, Tri-Learnathon and Boy Scouts. Mary Meyer, Tri-C Partners4Progress committee member, has been key in making this event happen. “Because the Tri-C Partners4Progress vision statement includes working to keep the community viable
Rooted in the Past …
The Tri-C Partners4Progress is hosting a youth celebration, Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at Jefferson C-123 School. This event, “Rooted in the Past, Bearing for the Future,” will showcase youth organizations that shape the community’s youth. by encouraging youth to participate in community activities,” Meyer said, “we feel we need to honor and celebrate the youth, be-
cause they are our greatest resource.” Kristina Bliley, senior and event organizer, is thankful the community
Book planned on rape case
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Jon Krakauer is asking a judge to order the release of records in the 2012 rape case against University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson for a new book the “Into the Wild” author is writing. Krakauer’s book deals in part with how the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education handled a decision in a student complaint of sexual assault against Johnson. A jury acquitted Johnson last year in state court of raping a female acquaintance. Testimony in that trial confirmed the university held its own misconduct proceedings against Johnson before the state trial, through a university court that handles complaints of student conduct violations. Krakauer’s petition says the university court found Johnson guilty of rape and ordered him expelled. Former UM athletic director Jim O’Day previously confirmed the expulsion order to the Missoulian newspaper. But Johnson was not expelled. He was suspended from the football team after the charge was filed, then reinstated. He led the team to a 10-3 record last year.
Ailing man lived in home with dead wife
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities say a 71-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia had lived with his dead wife’s body for at least two days before officials entered the home this week. Police in Johnston say the man’s 67-year-old wife died a few days ago, and he wasn’t aware that she had passed. Authorities say there were no signs of foul play.
Top March students
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Maryville High School seniors Austin Barmann and Selina Talmadge have been honored as Students of the Month by the Maryville Rotary Club. Barmann, son of Nick and Cherlyn Barmann, and Talmadge, daughter of Gerald and Sheila Talmadge, were honored by the civic club during its regular weekly meeting Wednesday. Maryville R-II Superintendent Larry Linthacum was the guest speaker at Rotary, outlining plans for the proposed expansions to district facilities.
takes an interest in the students’ successes. “It’s going to help encourage the younger kids to get involved and join our organizations,” Bliley said. “And it will be a good opportunity for the community to get together and learn about it all.” The event will begin an Olympic-style entry of the students where they will carry their banners around the gym. Each organization will have a booth around the perimeter of the gym to discuss their purpose with community attendees. A mock tree will sit in the center of the gym, and a representative of each organization will put their logo on the tree, to symbolize the event’s theme, “Rooted in the Past, Bearing for the Future.” A panel of Jefferson’s active students and alumni will discuss how these organizations have impacted their lives, careers and choices. Refreshments and socializing will follow. Students, alumni and community members are invited to attend the youth celebration. To learn more about the event, follow Tri-C Partners4Progress, https://www. facebook.com/TricPartners4Progress.
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Oh, to be Irish on St. Pat’s Day
“What is it to be Irish? “On 364 days of the year being Irish isn’t viably different from being Scotch, French, Italian, Jewish, Serbian, Dutch, or — yes — even English. “The Irishman pays his bills, complains against his taxes, does his work, and listens to his wife like the men of any other race. “But on this one day of the year — holy St. Patrick’s Day — the Irishman becomes an Irishman. “And on this day, you have to be Irish to know what it is to be Irish. “The outer signs, of course, can be seen by all. The Irishman overnight grows a foot taller and stalks the Earth a giant. All traffic lights turn green before him, and if they don’t, he sees red. “But this air of majesty is only token evidence of interior change. The men of other races who envy the Irishman his bearing on St. Patrick’s Day would envy him far more if they could look inside the Irishman’s soul. “What is it to be Irish? “How can you put the wonder of it into words? If a psychiatrist stretched himself out on his own warm couch after his last customer had gone home, and he dreamed of the man he would most like to be — well — he might be perfect, but he’d still be only half an Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day. “What is it to be Irish? “It is to have an angel in your mouth, turning your prose to poetry. “It is to have the gift of tongues, to know the language of all living things. Does an Irishman pause and turn an ear to a tree? It is because on this day he wants to hear what one sleepy bud
says to another as it opens its pale green hands to the warm sun of spring. “What is it to be Irish? “Oh, on this day, it is music. Not just the cornet in the parading high school band, but the deep music of living, the low, sad rhythms of eternity. The Irishman hears the high song of the turning spheres, the dim lullaby of the worm in its cocoon. All the world is in tune, and he is in step with the tune, the tune that only he can hear. “What is it to be Irish? “It is top live the hole history of his race between a dawn and a dawn — the long wrong, the bird-swift joys, the endless hurt of his ancestors since the morning of time in a forgotten forest, the knock-at-his-heart that is part of his religion. “What is it to be Irish? “It isn’t only the realization that he is descended from kings. It is the realization that he is a king himself, and empire on two feet, striding in power, a strolling continent of awe. “What is it to be Irish? “Why, on St. Patrick’s Day, to be Irish is to know more glory, adventure, magic, victory, exultation, gratitude and gladness than any other man can experience in a lifetime. “What is it to be Irish? “It is to walk in complete mystic understanding with god for 24 wonderful hours.” — Editor’s Note: This St. Patrick’s Day tribute to Irishmen everywhere is intended for the O’Rileys and the Flanagans, the Tobins, Twaddles, and all others of Irish descent in Maryville and Nodaway County, It was originally written for the Associated Press by columnist Hal Boyle, an Irishman himself, and published on March 17, 1953.
Contact Your Lawmakers STATE SEN. BRAD LAGER: R-Maryville, Room 429, State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Ph.: (573) 751-1415; brad.lager@senate. mo.gov. STATE REP. MIKE THOMSON: R-Maryville, Room 406A, State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Ph.: (573) 751-9465; mike.thomson@ house.mo.gov. U.S. SEN. ROY BLUNT: R-Missouri; B40C, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C.; Ph.: (202) 224-5721. Kansas City Office: 911 Main St., Suite 2224 Kansas City, MO 64105; Ph.: (816) 471-7141 U.S. SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL: D-Missouri; Hart Senate Office Building, Suite. 506, Washington, D.C. 20510; Ph.: (202) 224-6154 Kansas City Office: 4141 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite. 101, Kansas City, MO 64111; Ph.: (816) 421-1639 U.S. REP. SAM GRAVES: R-Missouri 6th District Washington Office, 1415 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; Ph.: (202) 2257041 Kansas City Office: 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 900, Kansas City, MO 64153; Ph.: (816) 792-3976 St. Joseph District Office: 411 Jules St., Room 111, St. Joseph, MO 64501; Ph.: 816-749-0800 GOV. JAY NIXON: D, P.O. Box 720, State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO 65102; Ph.: (573) 751-3222.
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Tolerance of any lesser sort is intolerance by another name
Let’s all understand something this election year: The notion that liberals are paragons of tolerance has been promulgated by Lefties for purely political purposes. There. Simple, but significant. Everyone needs to be aware there is a colossal disparity between a true good-intentioned liberal of the heart and a Leftist ideologue. It’s important to know the difference because it is the ideologues who have this country in a political, economic, and social knot. The ideologues are led by Obama, Reid, Pelosi, the Clintons, and a host of others who are supportive but of lesser importance nationally. It is the ideologues’ intent to fundamentally change America, and they are getting it done through a progressive strategy that steadily chips away at laws, traditions, and values. Part of the plan is to constantly preach tolerance to the point we will tolerate anything, including a culture of lies and the steady unraveling of our social and economic fabric. What the Left really wants is their views to be embraced without analysis. You may even hear a Leftie utter, “The debate is over” as if that is actually true. The whole notion that liberals are tolerant is profoundly false. Our current liberal leadership is more intolerant than any I’ve seen. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made this point clear when he stated the following recently during a WCNY interview with Susan Arbetter. Their discussion was about conservative differences. “Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assaultweapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that is who they are and if they are extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that is not who New Yorkers are,” said Cuomo. You can tell the arrogance that
typifies an ideologue like Cuomo. By informing a large part of his constituency “they have no place in the state of New York,” the governor demonstrated the true extent of liberal tolerance. His pronouncement is in itself extreme. Now, let’s examine the totality of the remarks. According to Cuomo, extreme conservatives are right-tolife. In other words, if you prefer a baby be born instead of destroyed
Larry Anderson within the womb, you are the extremist, not those who advocate fetuscide as a conscienceless end to innocent life. If you are pro-Second Amendment and pro-Constitution, then you surely have an assault weapon in your home. Of course, conservatives are haters who despise gay people. I object to the stereotyping and the dismissive nature of Cuomo’s remarks. It is clear the governor doesn‘t care to represent the total population of his state. Perhaps he envisions a philosophical utopia where no opposing views exist. Cuomo verbalized the Leftist perspective. His remark is divisive, a declaration of political strategy, a
laying down of intent. If you want to live in the New America, you can only think and act according to Leftist prescription. It reflects an attitude that America belongs to the Left; the rest of us just live here. Oprah Winfrey further underscored the lie of liberal tolerance when she said the following in a mid-November interview while discussing Obama, whom she supports, on BBC: “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs … in some cases and maybe even many cases because he is African-American …. There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.” Well, Winfrey surely knows Barack Obama could never have been elected by the black vote alone. When more than 90 percent of blacks voted for Obama, did that mean they are racist because they didn’t vote for the white candidates? The generations “marinated … in … prejudice and racism” can only refer to the rapidly disappearing Greatest Generation and/or the Boomers of which I am a part. I object to this indictment of two generations who brought great advancement to this nation, socially and economically. I understand racism exists and always will, but Winfrey’s description is inaccurate, divisive, and political. Evoking death as a solution to racism is not going to change anyone’s attitude. It may, however, reinforce one that didn’t previously exist. Note to Oprah: It isn’t about Obama’s race. It is about his Leftist policies, his lies, and his disregard for an economic system that has encouraged Americans to rise to greatness beyond the imposed limitations of race and class. Much like yourself. Larry W. Anderson was a Sheridan Bearcat.
What about accountability, and maybe failure, in school testing?
Recently I described the upcoming Common Core the problems generally lie, and leaving the rest of us testing to someone outside the field of teaching as “The alone? Obamacare of Education.” And how about the people in education taking a The remark essentially meant that the Common Core breath, relaxing and not buying into every wave of State Standards and the testing that will accompany this change that rolls along? new method of assessing the progress of King City, Stanberry and Union Star school children carries with it a great deal get excellent marks on their APR and of uncertainty. AYP (the state and federal systems used Basically, it’s going to have to be in to measure school performance) every service for a while before any of us can year — what precisely is the Common know what it will be, or how it will affect Core expected to fix in districts that our schools, their students and the teacharen’t broken? ers trying to corral the surge of media That being said, the standards put fornegativity toward the educational direcward by the Smarter Balance Consortive. tium — the educational think tank that As a person who has been a public is developing this Midwestern brand of school teacher for more than a decade, I Common Core — are solid. Kids need to find it ironic that people believe the only be good readers, good writers, skilled in way to improve our public schools is to arithmetic, and ready to think and probgive a different test than we have been. lem-solve. I like those things. Isn’t it also strange that tests like the Spending millions of tax dollars to creMatt Pearl SAT and the ACT have changed relaate a test that seems (in its preview stagtively little in the past four decades? Two es, anyway) designed to make schools companies who make their living by testing high school and teachers look like failures: that I can live without. students for college readiness believe the qualities that I have wondered, as have several others with me, if made a student successful 40 years ago should still ap- sometimes standardized testing in general has been used ply today. to lay the blame of a poorly funded educational system Yet educators nationwide feel the continual need to at the feet of its underpaid educators. But that would be scramble, working endlessly to find the next test, and a dirty trick wouldn’t it? the next methodology that will finally make public Yes. That’s why I smell politicians all over it. schools as competent as they ought to be. So as a teacher, I’ll teach the Common Core. I’ll get How about a firm dose of what worked 40 years ago? kids ready for the test by instructing them in the content What about accountability as an expectation, and that will be assessed. failure as a possible option? What about recognizing a But clip out this column and put it in the album, folks; school district’s responsibility to hire the best possible in a decade when the state is selling you the next stanteachers it can, then letting these college-educated in- dardized testing lemon, we can remind them of this mostructors do their job without constant, incessant state ment. interference? Matt Pearl is the owner and publisher of the TriWhat about fixing Kansas City and St. Louis, where County News in King City.
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Conservationists take up fight against water weed SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Conservation officials say an invasive water weed that has been discovered in southwest Missouri needs to be contained before it spreads to other areas. Hydrilla is sometimes called the “Godzilla of invasive plants” because of how it takes over bodies of water and devastates fish habitat by lowering oxygen levels in the water and eliminating fish food sources, said Kara Tvedt, fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. “It’s the perfect weed because it can grow in deeper water than most plants and out-compete native plants,” she told the Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1fZkfb7). “Once it
reaches the surface it starts branching out and shading everything out below.” Left uncontrolled, hydrilla plants can form mats so thick that some states in the South have to use special harvesting machines to cut paths through hydrilla beds so boats can pass. Hydrilla mats also can clog water intakes and render swimming areas unusable if not controlled. The state Conservation Department has been working with property owners on ways to keep it from spreading to other waterways since it was discovered in Greene County ponds in late 2012, and later in ponds in Dallas and Warren counties. Tvedt said it’s not known how the plant got into the Greene County ponds.
Hy-Vee day in Jefferson City
Store managers from the Hy-Vee supermarket chain recently gathered at the Capitol in Jefferson City for a meeting with state Sen. Brad Lager, 12th District, and other legislators. The group included Chris Wiltfong from the Maryville store, pictured second from right. Lager is shown third from right. Also shown is Rep. Casey Guernsey, fourth from left, who represents the 2nd House District (Harrison County).
The Pub reopens after almost two and a half years Continued from Page 1 ing more things that needed to be done,” Zeller said. “For instance, while we
were renovating, we decided to put in a unisex handicap-accessible bathroom. It wasn’t that much more work, and it seemed like the
thing to do.” Despite the long renovation, Zeller is glad he chose not to walk away from the decades-old building. His
said his initial motivation for rebuilding was to preserve some of Maryville’s architectural history, since The Pub ‘s trademark facade
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First class atmosphere
Patrons at The Pub, long a downtown Maryville landmark, socialize in a furnished lounge area near the stage. After two and a half years of reconstruction and renovation, the popular watering hole is once again open for business.
was left virtually intact. “While we’ve been working on the building, we’ve had lots of people share stories with us,” Zeller said. “They talk about meeting each other at the Pub, or their parents may have met here. When you hear all of those positive stories, it makes me feel good about the decision to rebuild.” Zeller’s role in the Pub’s day-to-day operation has changed as well. Instead of just being the landlord he now plans to run the establishment himself. “I originally bought the building with a partner,” Zeller said. “I later bought his share of the building, but he continued to run the bar. He had moved away, and I was planning on coming in and doing some remodeling anyway. Then the collapse occurred.” Zeller, a native of Grain Valley and a 2008 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, wants to offer something different to patrons. One new feature visitors will notice is a stage area. “We want to feature live
music,” Zeller said. “We’re looking to book local bands and the occasional regional act. I can see us transitioning from happy hour to live music, especially on weekend nights.” Zeller has also expanded bar offerings with several varieties of beer on tap as well as a large selection of imports. “We want the Pub to be a comfortable and relaxing place to visit,” Zeller said. “We want to offer something that appeals to everyone.” Zeller also wants to take active role in the community, and has some ideas on how to do so. “We want to become more involved in the community,” Zeller said. “We have a great social platform to do so, and we want to take advantage of that. We would like to sponsor recreational league athletic teams, host appropriate community events, and participate in fundraising and charity events when we can. “We don’t want to be known as just a bar but as part of the community.”
Commissioners defend promotion of sales tax flier, both from the commission itself and from a source who claimed it was produced and distributed illegally. The newspaper submitted the “vote yes” flier to an attorney who confirmed that the piece would constitute a violation, or “irregularity,” if it was produced using county funds, resources or personnel. So what would happen if the brochure is indeed improper? The answer isn’t clear cut, but if a court were to declare that public money or resources were used to produce the piece it could mean that the sales tax vote, however it comes out, would be invalidated, and that a second election would have to be held. But maybe not. In a similar case that found its way into the courts, Gerrard v. Board of Election Commissioners, a judge declared that when such “irregularities” occur they must be found to have affected the outcome of the
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vote. “Not every irregularity warrants a new election,” the court stated. Whether the commissioners violated the statute is also likely something a judge would have to decide. But in any event, the controversy might well have been avoided by the common practice of setting up a volunteer committee to produce and distribute the brochure without the direct involvement of anyone working inside the County Administration Center. The Maryville R-II School District did just that in publishing its own brochure aimed at convincing
voters to support a capital improvements bond issue, which is also set to go before voters on April 8. But though such a committee would have put the commission in the clear, the fact that the commissioners printed and passed out the brochure themselves is not necessarily a violation. The same attorney who reviewed the brochure for the Forum said the actions the commissioners claim to have engaged in — producing the piece privately and distributing it around the county — are legal.
Just as the statute prohibits using public money for such publications, so it allows political figures to engage in the distribution of press releases and similar materials in support of ballot proposals, as long as they do it on their own time and with their own money, or funds from private contributors. All three members of the governing board maintain that is what happened. “Anything that wasn’t right, it was unintentional” Stiens said. “We just wanted people to vote.”
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The exception involved South District Commissioner Robert Stiens, who told the Daily Forum that he and Road and Bridge Supervisor Larry Dougan ran off as many as 150 brochures, two to a sheet, on a copying machine at the county’s maintenance garage on East Halsey Street. Steins said, however, that the fliers were duplicated using privately purchased toner and paper. North District Commissioner Robert Westfall said he designed both versions of the brochure and shared them with his colleagues, Stiens and Presiding Commissioner Robert Schieber. Westfall and Schieber both said they printed out copies at their residences, and that all three men distributed them both to businesses and individuals throughout the county. Various township officials also had access to the brochure and may have distributed them as well, the commis-
sioners said. Soon after the fliers began popping up, the phone started ringing in the office of County Clerk Beth Walker, who on March 12 emailed a warning to the commission stating that the brochure might constitute a violation. On request, Walker, the county’s designated election official, supplied a copy of the email to the Daily Forum. “I received several phone calls regarding this statute (Section 115.646) and whether or not using county supplies, equipment and employees to make and distribute material regarding the county sales tax fell under this statute,” Walker wrote. “I’m afraid it does and I’m not telling you what to do, but you should consider the ramifications if this goes any further. The state has been contacted by unknown parties.” In addition to Walker’s message, the Daily Forum acquired copies of a couple of different versions of the
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Locks of Love a success Continued from Page 1 Anyone reading this, at whatever age, knows that physical appearances matter to young people. Right or wrong, looking good and fitting in is especially important when you’re 10 or 15 or 20. And Locks of Love is dedicated to taking some of the emotional hurt out of life for folks who have plenty of trouble on their plate already. Area Girl Scouts started growing their hair nine months ago with the goal of giving it up last weekend for other young people who need it. The amount of hair donated was up to the individual Scout, but the locks had to be at least ten inches long. Some girls gave a single lock, others had their over-the-shoulder tresses trimmed at the neck. In addition to donating hair, many of the Scouts also brought in bottles of hair-care products that will be donated to the Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri, a Maryville shelter for victims of domestic abuse. This was the first time
that local Girl Scouts have been involved with Locks of Love, but Guys & Dolls has taken part in the program for the past several years, and one 13-year-old Scout, Tillie Stanton of Skidmore, has been a regular hair donor. Stanton was one of the first girls in the stylist chair on Saturday and proudly displayed a handful of honey-brown hair that will soon grace the head of a child in need. Over the past four years Stanton has donated approximately 50 inches of hair to Locks of Love, an effort that is being credited toward her Girl Scouting Silver Badge. Though Saturday’s clip fest was primarily a Scouting event, anyone with enough hair on their head to participate was welcome to do so, including Miranda Spurgin, who has been growing her hair since her mother, Guys & Dolls stylist Tina Spurgin, died of cancer three years ago at age 52. While some of the girls and women getting their locks clipped appeared a little reluctant, Spurgin, a business management major at Northwest Missouri State University, was all smiles.
After all, it’s only hair. And that was the whole point, according to Service Unit 805 program director Lesley Schulte, who said Locks of Love offered important lessons for girls living in a culture that sometimes seems obsessed with physical appearances. “We wanted to create an opportunity to talk to girls about a community service project that was a sacrifice to themselves,” Schulte said. “We wanted to show them that the length of their hair didn’t define them as a person, that hair grows back, and that this was a chance to help children with an illness. The Locks of Love project is just one of several service initiatives undertaken by area Girl Scouts. Others include sending donated Girl Scout Cookies to soldiers overseas, refurbishing and managing Maryville’s Winter Wonderland Christmas display, building a handicapped accessible playground at the Rock Port city park, and conducting an annual food drive in conjunction with October’s Haunted Campground at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park.
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Miranda Spurgin gets her hair cut by stylist Mindy Hunziger at Guys & Dolls Hair Studio in Maryville as Miss Royal Missouri Bailey Schmidt, Maryville, looks on.
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Drumming up support
Percussionists from the Maryville High School instrumental music program perform Saturday night at Maryville Middle School. Admission to the performance was a freewill donation with proceeds going toward the purchase of new percussion equipment.
MHS percussion fundraiser held at middle school By STEVE HARTMAN Staff writer
Percussionists from the Maryville High School
band performed Friday and Saturday nights at Maryville Middle School. The purpose of the event was to raise funds through free-will do-
nations that the group will use to purchase equipment. The shows featured performances of solos and ensemble pieces the per-
cussionists will play at the upcoming district contest. Highlights included a drum set trio, the fall drum line show and a “bucket piece.” “Friday night went very well,” MHS instrumental music director Burke Shouse said. “And based on the size of the crowd tonight (Saturday), it looks like we
will be well supported once again.” Shouse said new drum gear is a priority for the MHS percussion program. “I will leave a lot of the decisions up to Nate (MHS assistant instrumental music director Nathaniel Wehmeyer),” Shouse said, “but we need new frames for several
of our instruments. We also need proper carrying cases for several instruments that we take with us when we travel. “First and foremost, we want to take care of what we have. Once we purchase those items, then we will use any left over funds to buy some new pieces.”
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Hoist the trophy
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Above: Stanberry junior Isaac Heddinger and seniors Nathan Luke and Ryan Jensen celebrate after receiving the Class 1 State Third Place trophy on Friday. Stanberry rebounded from Thursday’s loss to Scott County Central to beat Macks Creek 55-54 in the third place game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Right: Jensen flushes a two-handed dunk against Macks Creek in Friday’s Class 1 Third Place win. Jensen finished the game with 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. Heddinger hit the free throw that sealed the win and finished with seven points and four rebounds while Luke scored 10 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists.
STANBERRY CLAIMS THIRD PLACE AT STATE Bulldogs rebound to beat Macks Creek, earn second straight trophy By KEVIN BIRDSELL Staff writer
The Stanberry Bulldogs boys’ basketball team held off a furious fourth quarter rally from Macks Creek to sneak by the Pirates and claim the Class 1 State Third Place trophy on Friday at Mizzou Arena. Stanberry stood strong and withstood the run to win the game 55-54. After matching up on Thursday with Scott County Central, a smaller fast team, Stanberry had to completely change its game plan to matchup with the Pirates, who nearly matched the Bulldogs in size. “It was very, very difficult to game plan,” Stanberry coach Nick Groomer said. “We had three or four days to prepare for Scott County and we had less than 24 hours to prepare for Macks Creek. … It was a hard night to prepare. We just had a quick walkthrough this morning. … It was really different. It was a difficult game to get ready for.” The game opened up with Stanberry jumping out early and grabbing a 10-4 lead before Macks Creek took a timeout to keep the
momentum from swinging too far in Stanberry’s favor. After the timeout, Macks Creek pulled back to within three, but Stanberry still led 13-10 after the first quarter. The two teams traded baskets for much of the second quarter as Macks Creek got the score back to even at 24 with under a minute to play until halftime. With 35 seconds left to play in the first half, Macks Creek freshman Cameron Charlton broke every coaches golden rule “don’t foul a jump shooter,” fouling Stanberry sophomore Alex McQuinn as he launched a three-pointer, which went in. McQuinn made the ensuing free throw to complete the rare four-point-play. “That was pretty big,” Groomer said. “I talked to him. If he misses one early, he kind of gets trigger shy. I told him that if he gets open that you’ve got to take some shots, and he hit a big one and makes the free throw. … It was big and gave us a little cushion there. It was the cushion we needed going into halftime.” That rare play put Stanberry up four points going into halftime, 28-24.
The Bulldogs took that extra momentum into halftime and brought it back out with them to outscore the Pirates 13-9 in the third quarter. Stanberry led 41-33 going into the final quarter, and that’s when the Pirates made their move. “Through the third quarter, we just added two here, added one there and just built it up to 10,” Groomer said. “We never felt comfortable. Just a basket here and a free throw there and it’s not as close.” Macks Creek chipped away at the Stanberry lead all throughout the fourth quarter, getting the difference down to three points inside one minute to play. Like the sectional matchup with Wellington-Napoleon, Stanberry junior Isaac Heddinger stepped to the free throw line with eight seconds to play and a chance to put the game out of reach. Heddinger hit one of the two free throws, which sealed the victory. A three-pointer at the buzzer by Macks Creek cut the lead down to one point, but it didn’t matter. Stanberry came away with the 5554 victory. “We played just good enough to
win today,” Groomer said. The win was Stanberry’s 27th win of the season, which is a new school record. “It’s been three pretty good years in a row for us,” Groomer said. “It seems that every year we do some kind of new milestone. They keep finding ways to make us look good, whether we get win record or win streak or anything. They keep finding new things to break.” Sophomore Daniel Hailey, who scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, led Stanberry. On the weekend, Hailey scored a total of 48 points and hauled in 17 rebounds. Hailey said it’s the motivation of playing in the state tournament and everyone that comes out to watch him that drove him to play at the top of his game. Seniors Nathan Luke and Ryan Jensen and McQuinn all added 10 points for the Bulldogs. Jensen also recorded nine rebounds and five blocks. “We were used to that all year,” Groomer said. “Any given night, someone could lead us in scoring. When they concentrate on our bigs and leave guys open, it helps when
they make shots. A lot of times, Isaac (Heddinger) is just the floor general, but he took some shots today that helped us. A lot of times Nathan’s just a defensive specialist, but he always finds a way to luck a three-pointer in. We know what our two bigs are going to do and Alex (McQuinn) from the outside. It was a good team effort today.” The Bulldogs will only lose two seniors, Luke and Jensen. With the core of their team coming back, they have a chance to continue the success they’ve had the last two seasons. “It’s a great feeling,” Luke said. “You can’t beat going out with a win. We would have liked to get first, but getting the third place trophy and coming away with the ‘W’ is a great feeling. … All good things must come to an end, or whatever. But, it’s been fun and it’s good to just go away and come away with a victory.” Stanberry closes its season with a 27-2 record and had the rare opportunity to close the season with a win. “I’ve never ended with a win in my life,” Groomer said. “Doing that is spectacular.”
Athletes of the Week Daniel Hailey
Hailey recorded 48 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots in Stanberry’s two Final Four games at Mizzou Arena, helping the Bulldogs beat Macks Creek for third place.
Cooper scored 54 points in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, including 25 points and the game-sealing layup over Minnesota StateMankato Sunday night.
McKnight earned AllAmerica honors in the shot put at Saturday’s NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in WinstonSalem, N.C. by finishing in seventh place.
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Northwest will play for regional title on Tuesday night By CHRIS SCHOONOVER Special to the Daily Forum
Following its first playoff win since 2008 against Winona State, Northwest will advance to the Central Region championship after a hot-shooting start propelled the Bearcats to a 71-66 victory over the Central Region’s No. 1 seed — Minnesota State-Mankato. Northwest (24-8) went to its bread and butter early with the inside-outside game of senior guard DeShaun Cooper and senior forward Dillon Starzl, leading to threes for Northwest — in particular freshman forward Zach Schneider. The MIAA Freshman of the Year came off the bench and provided the first half scoring spark Northwest needed as it got late into its offensive sets. Knotted at 6-6 five minutes into the contest, Schneider finished a four-point play to give the Bearcats a 10-6 edge, then hit another three to put Northwest up 17-9 with 11:59 to go. Schneider accompanied his deep shooting on the boards, grabbing three offensive boards — including one he took to the corner for his fourth three of the game. “It was a just one of those zones that I felt like anything I was put-
ting up was going in,” Schneider said. “When I got to the corner off that offensive rebound and got that roll, I knew I was feeling it.” Schneider scored all 13 points of his points in the first half to go along with four total boards. Buckets from Cooper and Starzl gave Northwest a 20-point lead with 4:38 to go in the half, but Mankato guard Zach Monaghan, the Region Player of the Year, put a 6-0 run together to narrow the gap. With the Mavericks mounting a short run, Cooper hit a 15-footer with a minute to go in the half, and Northwest went into halftime leading 39-26. The Bearcats attempted to lean on the combo of Starzl and Cooper in the second half with the Maverick defenders glued to the shooters on the outside, but the senior duo struggled to knock down shots. With the lead down to six after a Mankato forward Tanner Adler hit an uncontested three from the top of the key, Cooper got his offense rolling with an three-point play after making a layup with 8:30 remaining. Leading by 10 with 3:15 left in the contest, Mankato managed
a 9-0 run after turnovers from sophomore guard Conner Crooker and junior guard Matt Wallace led to easy layups.
“(We had to) just stick to the game plan,” Cooper said. “We knew they were going to make a run. They are hosts of the region and they had the home crowd around them. We just had to keep doing what we were doing.” Trailing by one, the Mavericks sent Bryston Williams for a pair of free throws and the senior guard
sank both for the three-point lead. “I really wasn’t nervous,” Williams said. “I just had to knock ’em down. Just step up like I do everyday at practice and shoot around. That’s what I did and they just happened to fall.” After a missed three from Mankato guard Gage Wooten, Cooper busted free on an inbound play and laid in the game-clinching layup. The layup was two of Cooper’s game-high 25 points on 9-of-20 shooting and 7-for-8 from the free throw line. “I just kept doing what I was doing,” Cooper said. “I knew that when (Schneider) had the half that he was having, I knew they were going to stay home so I just had to wait for that post to leave so I could drive.” The Bearcats’ dominant first half against Mankato reflected what they did against Winona State in the opening round of the Central Region playoffs. Starzl hit the first two baskets of the contest against Winona State, freeing up Crooker, Cooper, Schneider and Williams to let it fly from deep. A Schneider three-pointer with 6:20 to go in the half put North-
west up 20 as the Bearcats cruised to a 98-77 win. “They started doubling me early, then I found shooters and they hit shots,” Starzl said following the victory Saturday. “Then that just opened up things for me down low. I could go one-on-one down low and got my groove going and could score. “One of our keys was to bring physicality to them, and I thought we did a pretty good job. We just wanted to hit them first and box out.” The Bearcats will tipoff their rubber match against Central Missouri at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Mankato, Minn. for a chance to advance to the Elite Eight in Evansville, Ind. Northwest beat Central Missouri 80-68 on Jan. 18 at home, but lost in the final game of the regular season 76-64 in Warrensburg to share the MIAA crown with the Mules. Central defeated MIAA foe Missouri Southern for the third time this season Sunday night to advance to the regional finale. “The game plan didn’t work the last time we played them,” McCollum said. “I think we better come up with a new one. It’s familiar, but this is tourney time so everything is a little different.”
Cats split pair of MIAA series BOLIVAR, Mo. — The Northwest Missouri State softball team swept Southwest Baptist Friday in a double header, taking game one 2-0 and game two 3-2. Abbie Vitosh was in the circle for Northwest in game one and silenced the SBU bats from the beginning. Baylee Scarbrough ended the 0-0 tie in the top of the fourth inning with her second homerun of the season, a solo shot that put Northwest up 1-0. Northwest added an insurance run in the sixth as Chantel Adams scored on an error. The two runs were more than enough for Vitosh, who went the distance for the complete game victory. The junior gave up four hits and three walks, while striking out six on her way to her second win of the season. Northwest took the lead in the third inning of game two off the bat of Steph Mark, who hit a two-run homerun. SBU answered back with a run of its own in the bottom half of the third inning, and tied the game at 2-2 with a run in the fifth. The game headed into extra innings and in the top of the ninth, Maddie Jones gave
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Northwest freshman Marianne Hull returns a shot against Fort Hays State last Friday in the women’s first home match of the season. The Bearcats won the match 5-1.
Tennis teams see more success
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s tennis team claimed its first home victory of the season Friday, taking down Fort Hays, 5-1. The Bearcats swept Fort Hays in doubles competition and took two out of three in singles play to claim the 5-1 victory. The women followed it up by splitting their Saturday matches in St. Louis, beating Missouri-St. Louis 5-2, but falling to Lewis University 5-1. The Bearcats (5-5) dropped one match in both singles play and doubles competition to claim the 5-2 victory against Missouri-
St. Louis. The doubles pair of Stephanie Mannix and Aniek Kolen claimed Northwest’s lone win against Lewis. The men’s team ran its record to 6-1 on the season by sweeping Missouri-St. Louis 6-0 and Lewis University 5-0, which pushed the Bearcats’ winning streak to three matches. The women’s team is back in action Tuesday, hosting Missouri Western at 3 p.m. The men are off until next weekend, and will travel to Tulsa, Okla. to face off against East Central Oklahoma and BYUHawaii.
McKnight earns All-America honors in shot put WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Northwest Missouri State senior Lekiesha McKnight placed seventh in the shot put of the 2014 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon. McKnight set a personal record and a
Northwest a 3-2 lead with her first homerun of the season. Sarah Baldwin shut down SBU in the ninth inning to claim the 3-2 extra inning victory as she went all nine innings as she gave up five hits, two walks and struck out nine on her way to her fourth win of 2014. Saturday’s double-header at Central Missouri was a different story as the Jennies won 11-3 in game one and 7-1 in game two. Central used a pair of four-run innings to get the game one victory, scoring four in the third and six innings. Adams and Kristen Uthe provided all of the offense as Adams hit a solo homer in the second inning and Uthe hit a two-run shot, which scored Adams, in the fourth inning. A Baylee Scarbrough RBI in the second inning of game two was all the Bearcats would get as Central Missouri tied it up in the bottom of the second and scored seven unanswered runs to claim the victory. Northwest (6-13) is back in action Wednesday, taking on Rockhurst in a double-header beginning at 2 p.m. in Kansas City.
school mark with a toss of 49-3.5 on her sixth and final attempt. The MIAA had one other thrower earn All-America status as Nebraska-Kearney’s Jackie Ziemke placed third. Tiffany Okieme from Georgia Court won the event with a mark of 52-2.5.
Around the throw
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Northwest freshman outfielder Austin Wulff slides into home around the throw in the first game of Northwest’s three-game series with Southwest Baptist on Friday afternoon. Northwest lost 16-8 and was swept on Saturday, 5-4 and 11-7 to drop the series.
Northwest swept at home MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Northwest Missouri State baseball team had its sevengame winning streak snapped Friday as Southwest Baptist was able to hit its way to a 16-8 victory. Southwest Baptist also took Saturday’s double-header, 5-4 and 11-7, to sweep the series after Sunday’s contest was canceled. In game one, SBU took a 4-0 lead after the top of the second before Northwest got on the board with two runs in the second. However a homerun and an error led to three more runs for SBU in the third. Northwest again answered with two runs, but the teams traded four runs for three in the fifth inning, and northwest still trailed 11-7 before a five-run ninth inning put the game out of reach. Brandon Huske and Garrett Fort each drove in three runs for Northwest.
In the first game Saturday, Northwest took a 4-1 lead into the top of the seventh, where Southwest Baptist scored four runs on five hits to take a lead Northwest couldn’t respond to. Jon Pomatto drove in a pair of runs to lead the Northwest offense. In game two, Northwest again got an early lead, but big innings in the fourth and fifth by SBU cost the home team. Baptist led 11-2 going into the bottom of the seventh and Northwest plated five runs in the inning, but fell short in its comeback attempt. Austin Wulff went 3-for-3 with three RBI to lead Northwest. The Bearcats (11-8) will take on William Jewell in Liberty at 3 p.m. Tuesday, for the first game of a five-game road trip, which also includes a four-game series at Fort Hays State next weekend.
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Snapshots from Nodaway County’s past
Chamber was a ‘wide-awake club’ in 1907 Editor’s note: “Snapshots” is an occasional feature written by Melissa Middleswart of the Nodaway County Historical Society and based on materials preserved in the society’s archives. Located at 110 N. Walnut St. in Maryville, the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment. Call 660-582-8687 for details. By MELISSA MIDDLESWART
A 1910 history of Nodaway County describes the Maryville Commercial Club as a “wideawake club organized in 1907 which has been instrumental in inducing business men to locate in the city and to establish various industries.” Officers of this early business advocacy group included F.G. Shoemaker, D.R. Eversole and Paul Sisson. “The club has outstanding committees on finance, factories and industrial interests, railroads and transportation, agriculture, entertainment and public highways,” the history continues. “… The many different things accomplished since its organization (include) securing two new railroad stations, a creamery, an artificial ice plant, a rope tie factory, a lightning rod factory, and the organiza-
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Pictured is a Maryville Chamber of Commerce steak fry held in 1924. Harry Todd, a member of the Chamber, owned the Hanamo Telephone Co. at the time and supplied the radio — a Radiola Super-Heterodyne — shown in the center of the photo. This image was donated to Nodaway County Historical Society by Bess Rickman Mitchell, Harry Todd’s granddaughter.
tion of a boys’ corn club, all accomplished in less than three years.” In 1919, the name was changed to the Maryville
Chamber of Commerce, and in 1991, that name was changed to the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce as the organization continued work-
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Russ Schmaljohn is remembered at Empty Bowls By TONY BROWN News editor
Members of the Maryville and Northwest Missouri State University communities shared an evening of food, friendship, music and conversation Friday at the sixth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser hosted by the Northwest Clay Club as a benefit for the Nodaway County Ministry Center. Established by former Northwest art professor Laura Kukkee, the event has become a springtime tradition at the university during which diners, in exchange for a donation, receive handcrafted ceramic bowls and cups from which to eat a variety of soups and entrees provided by local restaurants. Fittingly the money goes to fill the “empty bowls” of hundreds of low-income area residents who depend on the Ministry Center for nutritional assistance. Though the communal meal at The Station is always a festive event, this year’s gathering was somewhat muted because it was the first to be held following the death last year of emeritus Professor of Art Russell Schmaljohn, who passed away in July at age 73. Schmaljohn was one of several local artists who helped make bowls and cups for the event,
sometimes creating and donating as many as 30 vessels. Since Schmaljohn’s pottery is owned by ceramics collectors all over the world, people attending Empty Bowls in the past have been known to flip over cups and bowls, which are selected by diners on a first come-first served basis, in search of his distinctive mark. The master potter’s work was conspicuously absent this year, except on a small table holding a couple of his pieces along with a few photographs and other mementoes of his life and career. Schmaljohn’s widow, Suzanne, attended Friday’s dinner and said her husband contributed to Empty Bowls because he believed in fighting hunger and also believed in the young art students who make up the Clay Club. Ken Nelsen, a now-retired faculty colleague of Schmaljohn’s, said the artist gave his time and talent to Empty Bowls with all of the down-to-business enthusiasm for which he was known. “Russ never talked about why he did something, he just did it,” Nelsen said. Nelsen’s wife, Barbara, who taught art for many years at Maryville Middle School, said Schmaljohn would spend “hours and hours” throwing flawless ves-
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Diners select handcrafted ceramic bowls and cups during Friday’s “Empty Bowls” fundraiser for the Nodaway County Ministry Center, which was held at Northwest Missouri State University. The vessels are made by Northwest students and artists from around the area. Food for the event is donated by local restaurants. sels on a potter’s wheel as Northwest students looked on, eager to soak up the artist’s advanced technique and disciplined craft. “I think he saw (Empty Bowls) as a chance to model for the students, to teach them,” Barbara Nelsen said.
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Bobby Tso, Kukkee’s replacement as head of the ceramics program at Northwest, said club members and volunteer artists created around 400 pieces for this year’s dinner, which was expected to raise more than $3,000. “Art is a hard thing to under-
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