Vonda Marie Landis
(Obituary ~ 05/09/18)
It is with great sadness that the family of Vonda Marie Landis announces her passing after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, on Sunday, May 6, at the age of 77 years. Vonda was born May 22, 1940, in Van Buren, Mo. She worked as an L.P.N. her entire career, until her retirement in 2009. Vonda and her son moved from Kansas City to Nevada in 1976 where she worked for many years at the Nevada State Hospital, ultimately relocating back to Kansas City in 1991...
Laura Sue Nichols
(Obituary ~ 05/09/18)
Laura Sue Nichols, 51, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, May 6, at her home in Nevada. Laura was born Jan. 13, 1967, in Ft. Knox, Ky., to Robert Lee and Sandra Sue (Baker) Thomas. She attended school and graduated from high school in Broken Arrow, Okla. Laura has resided in Nevada for many years...
Cottey harpsichord in tune and in use
(Local News ~ 05/09/18)
About two weeks ago, for the first time in a while, the double manual Flemish harpsichord owned by Cottey College was tuned and used in performance. It was used by adjunct piano instructor, Peggy Graves in a repertoire class. On Tuesday afternoon, pulling it out of its storage area, next to the concert grand piano, Dr. Dyke Kiel, emeritus professor of music — he retired in 1983 — pushed it onto the stage of the 490-seat Missouri Recital Hall in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts...
Nevada Speedway opens 55th season with a bang, father-son duo fly the checkers
(Community Sports ~ 05/09/18)
Local race fans were delighted to witness an action-packed night of racing Saturday, as Historic Nevada Speedway kicked off its 55th season with a bang. A grand total of 60 racers across seven divisions showcased their skills under the bright lights, with the ultimate goal of flying the checkers...
Tigers blast Guardians 16-4, Purple Dragons on tap
(High School Sports ~ 05/09/18)
INDEPENDENCE — The Nevada Tigers routed the St. Michael’s Catholic School Guardians, 16-4 in five innings, here Monday evening. The contest marked Nevada High School’s final game in the West Central Conference, as Nevada R-5 athletics begins its affiliation with the Big 8 Conference next season...
Comets, Illinois Central set to collide in NJCAA district playoffs
(College Sports ~ 05/09/18)
The wait is over. After remaining patient for a full week, the Cottey Comets’ opponent for Thursday’s NJCAA Division II district softball playoff series has been revealed, as the Comets are set to collide with the Illinois Central College Cougars. Located in East Peoria, Illinois, the Cougars enter 33-9 overall, having dispatched Danville Area Community College and Lincoln Land C.C. en route to the Region 24 crown...