Marshall Democrat-News News News headlines from the Marshall Democrat-News newspaper in Marshall, Missouri en-us English students place 1st in video essay contest Three Sweet Springs students — Zoie Lea, Madison Williams and Rachel Vogelsmeier — in Tracy Crumbaugh's English I class participated for the first time in a video essay contest sponsored by The... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:41:13 -0500 Memorial Day ceremony to be hosted in Malta Bend Malta Bend American Legion Post No. 558 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at the Malta Bend Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:52:58 -0500 Memorial Day to be observed on Marshall town square A Memorial Day observation will be hosted by the Saline County Composite Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol on the Marshall square Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m., according to a... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:52:34 -0500 New entrance, friendships cultivated at former Hab Center campus At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Principal Susan Angelhow and Monica Boyer’s class of the Therapeutic Learning Center in Marshall’s Spainhower School approached the Community... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:50:07 -0500 Summer reading on the horizon at Marshall library The summer reading program at Marshall Public Library will kick off Monday, June 5, at 5 p.m. Events will include the Optimist food truck, bubbles and sidewalk chalk. Children can sign up for summer... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:49:48 -0500 Kansas City man, Excelsior Springs woman charged in four thefts from Marshall Walmart The Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed charges including two felony and two misdemeanor counts of stealing against both Brian Michael Parisi, 25, of Kansas City, and Christina Marie Lawson, 33,... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:13:45 -0500 Exchange Bank awards AAA scholarship Exchange Bank of Missouri recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Grace Haug, a Marshall High School Senior who plans to attend William Jewell College this fall, majoring in elementary education. Haug... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:11:34 -0500 Run for the Wall riders receive support across I-70 Supporters of Run for the Wall display a large American flag from the Walkenhorst Road overpass before riders arrive to refuel in Concordia Monday, May 22. The flag, provided by Saline County... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:07:50 -0500 Two Saline County natives graduate from Park University A total of 618 students participated in Park University’s Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 13, at the Community of Christ auditorium in Independence. Of those students, two... Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:52 -0500 Inter-Agency Council confirms new officers After hearing from its officer nomination committee in April, the Saline County Inter-Agency Council confirmed the committee's recommendations for 2017-18 officers Tuesday, May 23. Current Vice... Tue, 23 May 2017 17:02:35 -0500 Malta Bend man charged with felony marijuana possession The Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed a class D felony charge of possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid against Lucas Allen Miller, 22,... Tue, 23 May 2017 15:06:05 -0500 School board appoints new member The Marshall Board of Education filled its vacancy Thursday, May 18, selecting Susie Thompson from a field of seven candidates. Thompson will fill the remaining one year of the term of former Board... Tue, 23 May 2017 14:25:12 -0500 Head of prescription fraud ploy receives 30 year sentence, chance for probation <font color = blue>(Updated May 23 at 12 p.m.)</font> On a total of 36 felony counts, Anne Marie Coke, 36, of Marshall, received a 30-year prison sentence Monday, May 22, after reaching a plea agreement with the Saline County Prosecutor's Office. Coke... Tue, 23 May 2017 12:16:44 -0500 Illinois woman charged with cocaine, marijuana possession after I-70 stop An Illinois woman has been charged with a class D felony of possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid in Saline County. Charges were formally... Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:35 -0500 Sedalia man charged with possession of methamphetamine Barrie A. Wittrock, 53, of Sedalia, is facing a class D felony charge of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid in Saline County after... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:41:32 -0500 County clean-up efforts continue A couple of updates were provided during the Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, May 23, for two projects on which the county has been working. Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner stated... Tue, 23 May 2017 10:07:12 -0500 Two charged with felony marijuana possession from January traffic stop A pair of Florida men were each charged with class D felonies for possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid in Saline County Thursday, May 18.... Tue, 23 May 2017 09:28:01 -0500 Marshall man charged with statutory sodomy The Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed an unclassified felony charge of statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy - deviate sexual intercourse - person less than 12 years of age Friday, May... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:53:16 -0500 Owens returns to court facing homicide charges Donald Bruce Owens, 58, of Marshall, appeared in court on first degree murder charges Monday, May 22, for the first time after the court ordered a mental evaluation be conducted back in January.... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:32:59 -0500 Multiple spring activities befall on Marshall Square Children laughed as they left their places on Arrow Street to reach down and pet a stuffed dog, being walked by a Shriners’ “hobo clown.” He was the first character of the All-Shrine Parade to emerge... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:42:40 -0500 MPD offers tips to deter thefts from vehicles The Marshall Police Department has received multiple calls recently regarding personal property being stolen from vehicles. In light of this, the department released recommendations for vehicle... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:37:18 -0500 Slater student receives DAR Youth Citizenship Award Mon, 22 May 2017 11:02:56 -0500 St Peter Catholic School wraps up year with fun St. Peter Catholic School, in Marshall, is winding down as its school year comes to an end. They took a day from learning and teaching to enjoy each other’s company. The teachers created games and... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:01:42 -0500 Design made in Marshall to be painted on NASCAR Xfinity series car When NASCAR's Xfinity series takes to the track in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, May 27, the work of a Marshall designer will be taking the turns at a high rate of speed. Mark Clemons, of Clem's Signs,... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:38:45 -0500 MFA Oil grant to fund new freezers and refrigerator for food pantry Fri, 19 May 2017 14:07:48 -0500 2 teens injured in Randolph Co. crash Two teens were injured in a one-vehicle crash shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred on County Road 2560, one mile east of... Fri, 19 May 2017 12:21:39 -0500 Marshall proclaims Memorial weekend Poppy Days Fri, 19 May 2017 11:04:28 -0500 Retiring bus drivers honored at Slater Schools Two long-time bus drivers were put front and center Monday evening, May 15, when they were honored during an athletic banquet at Slater High School. Clyde and Martha Leimkuehler, who have a combined... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:57:54 -0500 Little Vikings receive diplomas Fri, 19 May 2017 10:50:28 -0500 Sun-gazing done right: <i>Speaker focuses on techniques to view and photograph total solar eclipse</i> Val Germann's goal is for the recorded images of the total solar eclipse of August 2017 to last 100 years. Thursday, May 18, Germann spoke to a crowd at the Charles L. Bacon Conference Center, on the... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:50:17 -0500 Marshall business reaches national audience Those watching late night television Tuesday, May 16, may have been surprised to see a Marshall business appearing on their TV sets during a national broadcast. Walter Cadwell, of Cadwell's Towing... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:49:38 -0500 NWCS announces employee of the month Kelley Mills, storekeeper I, was announced employee of the month for April 2017 at Northwest Community Services. According to a press release, Mills has been a dedicated worker to NWCS for several... Fri, 19 May 2017 09:53:58 -0500 Annual fish fry to be held June 2 A 19th annual fish fry benefit will be held Friday, June 2, from 5-8 p.m., at the American Legion Hall in Blackburn. Proceeds are to assist Carol Dial and Glenda Cross with medical expenses. The menu... Fri, 19 May 2017 09:53:04 -0500 Wolfe awarded in CMU Division of Health Professions Central Methodist University student Monika Wolfe, of Marshall, was recently awarded by CMU's Division of Health Professions. At the end of each academic year, the division recognizes students for... Fri, 19 May 2017 09:46:57 -0500 School Menus May 22-26 Marshall Elementary Schools Monday — Breakfast: French toast sticks; Breakfast pizza; Cereal or Oatmeal bar with yogurt; orange smiles, fruit juice. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with italian bread;... Fri, 19 May 2017 09:46:10 -0500 Six school grants awarded by the Mental Health Association of Saline County The Mental Health Association of Saline County awarded six $300 grants at its annual meeting Tuesday evening, May 16. After announcing board members for the current term and members of the nominating... Thu, 18 May 2017 14:31:08 -0500 3 MHS students to participate in summer leadership program JEFFERSON CITY — There’s no better way to develop leadership skills than to practice, practice, practice. That is exactly what Drew Arends, Greta Barr and Marissa Vestal, sophomores at Marshall High... Thu, 18 May 2017 14:16:00 -0500 Two charged with felonies in February traffic stop A Virginia man and a North Carolina man are each facing felony charges in Saline County after the Missouri State Highway Patrol allegedly found unspecified amounts of marijuana and shatter inside a... Thu, 18 May 2017 13:42:16 -0500 County commission talks vacation hours, gravel roads | Commissioner Clemens back to business Saline County Northern Commissioner Richard Clemens returned to the commission chambers this week after an extended absence for medical reasons. During a regular meeting Thursday morning, May 18, he... Thu, 18 May 2017 11:28:33 -0500 Marshall man facing felony charge from April incident The Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed a class D felony charge of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid against Jacob E. King, 23, of... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:58:41 -0500 City of Slater looks forward to bike tour, possible new restaurant Slater residents and visitors could have a new restaurant to patronize next month, should everything move forward as planned. According to Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith, the city has... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:01:57 -0500 Free bike inspections, riding course part of Saturday's bike rodeo The eighth annual Bike Safety Rodeo will take place from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, on the north side of the Marshall town square. Children are encouraged to bring their bikes. During the event,... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:45:40 -0500 Marshall Senior Center presents benefits program Care Connection for Aging Services will emphasize the benefits available to help seniors stretch their household budgets during a short program at 11 a.m. on June 1 at the Marshall Senior Center.... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:30:40 -0500