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Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014
The key to economic development: get along, bring down barriers
Posted Thursday, April 18, at 9:22 PM
Earlier this year, the Marshall-Saline County Development Corporation commissioned a study of almost 200 pages outlining a path for the area to thrive economically in the future. The "Zimmer Plan," as it is commonly referred to, focuses on four key points: embrace immigration, improve education, create hubs for entrepreneurs and compete for jobs in new industries outside of the traditional farming economy...

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The winter is more bearable in Marshall
Posted Tuesday, February 19, at 8:23 AM

The cold wind penetrated several layers of clothing until it hit my bones. My ears were certainly not attached to my head, or at least it felt like they weren't. I was walking back from the newspaper during a cold February evening, and I bet anyone who saw me could probably tell I was not born for this climate...

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Hola, Marshall. Mi Casa es Tu Casa
Posted Thursday, January 24, at 12:55 PM

Hello, dear Marshall and Saline County readers, My name is Carlos Restrepo. I recently started working as a reporter for the Marshall Democrat-News. In the few days I have lived here, I have already fallen in love with this community. From the nice and fun public servants at the county commission and Marshall City Council, to the deep-rooted history of this town. I can tell there a lot of people to meet and a lot of stories I am excited to tell...

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Mi Casa es tu Casa
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Journalist, native from Colombia, South America. I aspire to get to know the great community of this city and county and tell their stories. Understanding our neighbors -- from the locals who have lived here all their lives, to the rapidly growing migrant community -- is extremely important. Carlos Fuentes, a great Mexican novelist, once said: "Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me."