American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) contributions

The Commissioners, along with Marilyn Jenkins, Collector-Treasurer and Melinda Patton, County Clerk, present a check to the Maryville Host Lions (Rob Sparks and Brian Schieber) for $10,000 through the ARPA funds to assist with lost fundraising revenues.

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ARPA funds were used to assist with library cards for Nodaway County residents.  Pictured:  Burns, Stephanie Patterson, Director, Elizabeth Argo, Children's Coordinator, Walker, Jenkins and Walk.

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A demonstration was given by the Nodaway County Ambulance District on the LUCAS  automated compression device.  There will be five of these purchased and located throughout Nodaway County.

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Money from the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds were given to the St. Francis Foundation and North Star Advocacy Center.

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Pictured (l to r): Logan Stiens,Lead Inpatient RN, Psychiatric Unit; Nate Blackford, Director, Mozaic Medical Center; Megan Jennings, Director at St. Francis Foundation; Katy Gumm, President of St. Francis Foundation, Bill Walker, Presiding Commissioner; Chris Burns, North District Commissioner; Marilyn Jenkins, Collector/Treasurer; Scott Walk, South District Commissioner; Misty Million, Mental Health Outpatient Practice Manager.

Pictured  (l to r);  Walk, Meghann Kosman, Court/Victim Advocate and Volunteer Coordinator, Linda Mattson, Executive Director, North Star Advocacy Center, Walker, Jenkins and Burns.

Tenaska Donation

Each year, Tenaska, Inc. donates to Nodaway County, $15,000.  2022 is the second year the county has received the donation and has distributed it back out to the community.  This year, the donation was given to Northwest Foundation for the Agriculture Learning Center and the Nodaway County Historical Society.

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Appointment of 4th District Circuit Court Presiding Judge

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Judge Corey Herron was sworn in as the Fourth District Circuit Court Presiding Judge on February 17, 2022.

Celebrate Agriculture:  Thank a Farmer Week

Our changing economy illustrates how agriculture impacts our lives now more than ever.  Thanks to Missouri farmers, consumers have food and goods choices that are locally sourced.  Consumers around the world enjoy what our farmers and ranchers produce.  Missouri Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau's across the state are joining forces to celebrate the importance of agriculture, February 28-March 6, during Celebrate Agriculture: Thank a Farmer Week!

According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, the number of farms in Missouri dropped from 99,171 on 28,5 million acres of land in 2012 to 95,320 on 27.8 million acres.  Despite the drop in farm numbers and acreage, Missouri continues to rank among the top 10 states in production of major commodities and provides an $88.4 billion economic impact.  

America's farms and farmers continue to be the most productive in the world.  Each farm annually produces enough food and fiber for 172 people, 106 in the U.S. and 66 abroad.  American consumers benefit from this bounty, yet spend less than 9 percent of their disposable income on food.  By 2050 the global population is expected to increase by 9.1 billion people.  Farmers will have to grow about 49 percent more food than is now produced.  

With all that they produce, it is remarkable that farm and ranch families account for less then 2 percent of the U.S. population.  Across the United States, there are 2 million farms with 3.4 million farm operators.  This number includes owners, their families, hired workers, tenants and renters or sharecroppers.  Many farms today find multiple generations working together to produce food and fiber.

So, join Farm Bureau as we Celebrate agriculture and Thank a Farmer

"Agriculture is important to our daily lives and our community.  Because 98 percent of the population doesn't farm, it is easy to take for granted the importance of our farmers," stated Bob Stiens, President or the Nodaway County Farm Bureau.  "Celebrate Agriculture:  Thank a Farmer Week is a great time to recognize the important contribution made by farmers!"

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Prepping for the Holidays

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Enel Wind Project donation

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The Commission presented Monroe, Polk, White Cloud, Green and Hughes Township representatives with a check from the Enel Wind Project donation given to Nodaway County.  



Nodaway County, Missouri previously adopted a use tax, which is currently in effect. A use tax is the equivalent of a sales tax on purchases made from out-of-state vendors by in-state buyers and on certain taxable business transactions. The use tax rate for Nodaway County is currently on (1) percent which is equal to the total local sales tax rate. Certain purchases from out-of-state vendors will become subject to an expansion of the use tax effective on January 1, 2023, as provided by state law.

If any local sales tax is repealed or the rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be deemed to be repealed, reduced, or raised by the same action.

I, Melinda Patton, County Clerk for Nodaway County, Missouri, do hereby certify that the foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, correct. Dated this 13th day of October, 2021.

Congratulations to Alex Rice

Commissioners Congratulate, Life Scout Alex Rice, son of Robert and Sarah Rice, Maryville, for his completion of cleaning the memorials at the Nodaway County Courthouse.  Alex has been working on his Eagle Scout project this summer.  


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U.S. Marshals Swearing In Ceremony

Click Nodaway County Sheriff_USMS press release to read the press release. 

Nodaway County Sheriff's Deputies are sworn in as Special Deputy U.S. Marshall.  From left to right:  Sheriff Randy Strong, Deputy Dalton Murphy, Sergeant Travis Cochenour and Captain Austin Hann, all of Nodaway County and U.S. Marshal Mark James.

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Happy Independence Day

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Life Saver Award - Sheriff's Department


Presentation of Donations


Brent Cline, representative of Tenaska, presented a $15,000 donation to the County Commission.

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The Commission presented a $2,500 check to Pastor Kim Mitchell and Merlin Atkins, representatives of The Ministry Center.  A $12,500 donation check was presented to Rod Barr, Mitzi Marchant and Dr. John Jasinski, representatives of the Northwest Ag Center.

Life Saver Award - Sheriff's Department

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Life Saver Awards were presented to Deputy Jesse Bolin, Detective Travis Cochenour, Jailer Madison Morgan and Jailer Ty Sturgeon for their part in assisting in clearing inmates from the county jail the evening of January 14, 2021 jail fire.  Awards were presented by Sheriff Randy Strong.

2021 Office Holders Swearing-in Ceremony

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2021 Office Holders sworn in.  Front row:  Dee O'Riley, Public Administrator and Marilyn Jenkins, Collector/Treasurer.  Back row:  Judge Robert Rice, who conducted the swearing in ceremony, Rex Wallace, Assessor; Scott Walk, South District Commissioner; Chris Burns, North District Commissioner and Randy Strong, Sheriff.

Welcome to Nodaway County, Missouri

Nodaway County was Incorporated in 1845 with the county seat located in Maryville, MO. Our current classification is -- Third Class County Township Government. Our 2010 Census population is 23,370 with an assessed valuation of $313,975,586 (2013). With 14 elected Officials our county consists of Agricultural and Industrial Businesses.

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Nodaway County, Missouri Facts

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The area which became Nodaway County was once a part of Indian lands covered with tall waving prairie grasses on the uplifts or "narrows".  Imagine the vast prairies heavy with game and uncluttered by trees, except along the three north-to-south rivers and the small creeks!

Missouri territory became a state in 1821, but the Indians still held the triangle to the northwest, which contained very fertile and desirable land.




Bridge Replacement Grants funded. Read about it here.

Great news!  The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved the Nodaway County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.  The Plan will be in effect for five years and will expire September 12, 2023. 

Click here to read the plan.