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Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
Marshall bridge to close for maintenance Tuesday

Motorists will not be able to travel over the Eastwood Street bridges, in Marshall, on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Marshall Municipal Services Director Bill Anderson stated they will be blocked off for most of the day due to routine maintenance. Maintenance is not expected to last more than one day, weather permitting.
Slater School Board hears bond, levy presentation (02/17/17)
The Slater School Board heard from Dr. Roger Adamson, with L.J. Hart & Company in St. Louis, about bond issues and levy...
Young Eastwood students tour Marshall post office (02/17/17)
Charges filed against Sweet Springs couple from alleged May 2016 cemetery incident (02/17/17)
The Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed class D felony charges of resisting / interfering with arrest for a felony...
Northwest parents and students let off STEAM (02/17/17)
Benton Elementary students 'go' for health fair (02/16/17)
County commissioners announce road closures, auditor office renovation (02/16/17)
Saline County Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner announced several road closures during the county commission regular...
Lyon Bowl renovations underway (02/16/17)
Board of Public Works backs MoPEP waiver, approves pending sale of pelletizing equipment (02/16/17)
At the request of the Missouri Public Energy Pool, of which Marshall Municipal Utilities is a member, the Board of...

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I believe I am right to write this,

commentators on this Speak Out enjoy complaining bout issues--but not truly discussing them.

Lets throw out random *** links to blogs and unworthy websites and call them fact. Instead of identifying the root cause to assign the responsibility, we blame and call the perpetrator a jerk who shouldn't have been re-elected for so many years.

If my fellow readers want to really find an issue--here it is.

The signs in the crosswalk in front of the elementary schools are not STOP signs. These are "Stop for Pedestrians" aka KIDS! Marshall Schools needed to put these up because Marshall residents didn't know to stop at the stripped lines on the road for people crossing! Drivers, STOP Stopping at these. Only STOP if there is a child wanting to cross the road

Thanks for reading,

-- Posted by Abovethelaw on Fri, Feb 17, 2017, at 8:53 AM

SD, I do believe they are doing some reconfiguring down in the Lyon Bowl. I can't remember exactly what it is but I'm think it will be more shared outfield then back to back dugout type stuff. I remember hearing a plan where the seats will be more to the south now too, like just down from the parking lot rather than where it use to be on the east side.

It is much needed and I think will look great when it's all done. The park board has really done a lot of behind the scenes stuff on this making sure it's the best before they did anything so I'm excited to see my kids down there this summer.

-- Posted by oldschool17 on Fri, Feb 17, 2017, at 8:02 AM

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