- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri college town will prohibit people younger than 21 from entering bars and taverns effective July 1.

Maryville is home to Northwest Missouri State University. The Maryville Daily Forum reports (https://bit.ly/1eeeKDb ) the City Council voted Monday to raise the minimum age for entering bars from 19 to 21, which is Missouri’s legal drinking age.

The city adopted the age-19 minimum in 1996 to keep high school students out of bars.

Some students at Northwest Missouri State argued that raising the minimum age would lead to more drinking at house parties and other venues. But several Maryville bar owners favored the change, saying it takes a lot of work and a lot of staff to make sure minors aren’t being served alcohol, especially on football weekends.


Information from: Maryville Daily Forum, https://www.maryvilledailyforum.com

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