2016 Relay for Life on the Marshall Square
Members of the community gathered on the Marshall square Friday, June 10, for the annual Relay for Life of Saline County fundraising event. Festivities included face painting, caricature drawings, a lip sync competition, zumba exercises and more, in...
2016 Saline County Fair princesses, queens
The Saline County Fair junior and senior queens, in addition to princesses, were chosen during a competition held Saturday evening, June 4, at the Saline County Barbecue in downtown Marshall.
Sportsfishing Derby joins list of Saline County Fair events
Anglers at the sixth annual Sportsfishing Derby Thursday, June 9, for the first time will see their achievements at the event reflected in their point totals for the Saline County Fair. The event takes place a month before the regular fair dates in...
Night at the Museum
Exhibits come to life at the Arrow Rock Visitor Center Saturday, June 4, at "A Night at the Museum." Just like in the Ben Stiller film, those in attendance had the opportunity to meet and talk with a series of living exhibits, including titans of...
Memorial Day observed in Marshall
Organized by the Saline County Composite Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, a Memorial Day ceremony was held on the Saline County Courthouse lawn Monday, May 30.
2016 Run for the Wall
Spectators gather as a horde of patriots and motorcycle enthusiasts passes through Saline County on Interstate 70 Monday afternoon, May 23, en route to Washington, DC, during the 28th annual Run for the Wall. During the event, large groups of...
MHS Class of 2016 Graduation
The Marshall High School Class of 2016 took center stage Sunday, May 15, at the annual commencement ceremony. More than 180 students received their diplomas.
Malta Bend students aid in landscaping of grounds
The progress and success of Malta Bend R-V's area beautification project from May 3-12.
MVC 2016 commencement
Graduates are celebrating the completion of their degree programs this week after they were honored at Missouri Valley College's commencement ceremony Saturday, May 7.
Arrow Rock Spring Garden Show and Vintage Market
Venders from across the region flocked to Arrow Rock Saturday, May 7, for the Spring Garden Show and Vintage Market. For those with interests beyond the garden, the annual spring event also presents the opportunity to peruse baked goods, honeys,...
Bowl with a Cop 2016
Officers of the Marshall Police Department and members of the special needs community at Common Good, Natural Living share a few rounds of bowling Wednesday, May 4.
2016 MS Walk
An estimated 90 people trekked through Marshall Saturday morning, April 30, to show their support for loved ones and raise awareness of multiple sclerosis.
2016 Marshall Prom
Marshall High School juniors and seniors receive valet entrances during the walk-in at the 2016 prom Saturday, April 30. The theme for the evening was Arabian Nights.
Young Malta Bend students visit Van Meter State Park
First- and second-grade students from Malta Bend learned about creeping ivy and other plants found in a forest during part of their field trip to Van Meter State Park Friday, April 29.
Milkweed pollinator plot
A biology lesson had St. Peter Catholic School fourth graders getting their hands dirty Tuesday, April 26, when they helped plant a milkweed plot at Monsanto.
Giddy-up for Meals
Students of St. Peter Catholic School, in Marshall, march the Marshall Square Tuesday, April 19, to show support for the Marshall Senior Center.
Canine shenanigans raise funds for Marshall Animal Shelter
A pack of pooches and their two-legged companions invaded Indian Foothills Park Saturday, April 16. The canines participated in a walk up and down the hill from the Lion's Club shelter before participating in a costume contest and a best trick...
Democrat meet-and-greet candidates
Tables began to fill with patrons at the Martin Community Center Friday evening, April 8, who wanted to hear from Democratic candidates for several county and state positions.
The "meet and greet" -- hosted by the Saline County Democratic Club and...
Red Carpet rolls out for 10th annual Spring Fling
More than 400 guests were anticipated at the 10th annual Spring Fling, hosted by Fitzgibbon Hospital at the Martin Community Center Friday evening, March 18. Along with dinner and dancing, guests were able to participate in both a silent and a live...
County Government Day 2016
High school juniors from Marshall, Slater, Sweet Springs, Malta Bend, and Santa Fe toured the Saline County Courthouse and Jail as a part of County Government Day Friday, Feb. 26, hosted by the American Legion. County officials took turns speaking...
Relay for Life kicks off 2016 campaign with Chili Cook Off
Six participants raised a combined total of $256 Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Saline County Relay for Life Kickoff event at the Marshall Senior Center. For the first year, Relay for Life kicked off its fundraising schedule with a Chili Cook Off. Each...
State and County Republican candidates assemble for Lincoln Day Dinner
Republican candidates for Missouri and Saline County positions in the upcoming November elections gathered Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Marshall, for a Lincoln Day dinner.
Competition ramps up at senior center game tables
Community members play cards and Bingo at Marshall Senior Center Thursday, Jan. 14.
Malta Bend Elementary's Christmas program
Malta Bend Elementary presented its 2015 Christmas program Wednesday, Dec. 16. Prior to the show, student art work was displayed in the school library.
Gingerbread Night at Northwest Elementary
Northwest Elementary School held Kindergarten Gingerbread Parent Night on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Benton Elementary Christmas
Benton Elementary School, in Marshall, held three Christmas programs this year -- the first on Monday, Dec. 7, and the latter two Thursday, Dec. 10. The following is a gallery of the students who performed Thursday at 7 p.m.
Lab School students celebrate Christmas
Young students who attend the Early Childhood Lab School at Missouri Valley College presented a Christmas program for friends and family Thursday, Dec. 10.
The Bizy Beavers 4-H Club prepares for the 2015 Community Christmas Parade
The Bizy Beavers 4-H Club spends three nights working on getting their float ready for the annual Community Christmas Parade, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.
Orchestra, chorus present 'A Christmas Concert'
Sunday was the first musical performance of the Christmas season in Marshall with "A Christmas Concert," presented by the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and Marshall Community Chorus, who performed a 10-piece selection.
Nov. 19 art gallery reception
The Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art hosted an artist reception this past Thursday featuring the work of artist Matthew Robinson.
Autumn trees at Indian Foothills Park
The progression of leaves changing color at an Indian Foothills Park hillside, in Marshall, was photographed from Oct. 8 through Nov. 16.
2015 Chamber of Commerce Newcomer's Banquet
Chamber of Commerce members "stirrup" a good time at the 2015 Newcomers Banquet Tuesday, Nov. 10.
2015 Century Farm Families
Families gathered to be honored on Thursday, Nov. 12 for the Century Farms recognition and celebration.
Quail Forever Corner Covey Pollinator Project
Sweet Springs fourth-grade students participate in the second annual pollinator project held at Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area Nov. 6.
Trick-or-Treat on the Square 2015
Trick-or-treaters flooded Marshall's downtown square Thursday evening, Oct. 29, where businesses passed out candy and offered games.
MVC Homecoming Parade 2015
Missouri Valley College held a homecoming parade Saturday morning, Oct. 24. The parade began on Marshall's downtown square, and participants paraded south on Odell Avenue to the college.
Pooches join in Pink Week festivities
Friends of the furry and four-legged variety braved the cold to join the fight against cancer Saturday morning, Oct. 17. The canines and their two-legged companions participated in the Canines Against Cancer fundraising event as a part of Pink Week....
Color Run/Walk for 'Pink Out'
The Color Run/Walk, as a "Pink Out" activity," was held at Indian Foothills Park Sunday, Oct. 11.
Views from the Square - Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
Downtown Marshall becomes festive in support of the Fall season, Halloween, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and even the Major League Baseball Playoffs Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Corn Husking competition and cookie contest
The 2015 Corn Husking competition began Saturday morning, Sept. 26. Other events took place simultaneously, such as the Homemade Cookie Contest, the Huskers Backyard BBQ Showdown and Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast, among other activities.
2015 Corn Husking parade
The 2015 Corn Husking parade was held Friday, Sept. 25, in Marshall.
Late comeback powers Chiefs past 'Hounds at Sweet Springs Homecoming
The Sweet Springs Greyhounds hosted the Santa Fe Chiefs for their annual Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 25. Four first half touchdowns from Sweet Springs seniors Mario Persell and Justin Mitchell and sophomore quarterback Zack Giffen gave the 'Hounds...
Foothills Fest 2015
The 2015 Foothills Fest was held at the Saline County Fairgrounds on Sept. 18-19.
Southeast Land of Smiles
Delta Dental of Missouri presented an informational seminar at Southeast in Marshall Wednesday, Sept 23 about oral hygiene.
MVC Rope Cutting Ceremony
A rope cutting ceremony took place on Monday, Sept. 21 for MVC's DJ Rodeo Arena.
Purple Heart community recognition
Saline County and the cities of Marshall, Slater and Sweet Springs were declared a Purple Heart County and cities during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 19.
Annual Sip and Stroll fills the streets of Arrow Rock
The 12th annual Sip and Stroll fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 19 brought more than 125 participants to Arrow Rock. Participants spent the evening strolling the streets at their own pace as they went from door to door, making stops at five different...
Youth fire off at second annual shooting event
Youth between the ages of four and 18 were able to take part in various shooting activities at the second annual Quail Forever Corner Covey "No Child Left Indoors" youth event Saturday, Sept. 19 at Sweet Springs City Park. Different stations set up...
Babies, Little Miss and Misters take the stage at Slater Fall Festival
While forced inside due to inclement weather, the rain drops failed the dampen the spirits of competitors at the Slater Fall Festival Baby Contest and Little Miss and Little Mister Pageants.
Entrants ran, strutted, bounced and danced across the...
Friday night at the 2015 Slater Fall Festival Carnival
The midway at the Slater Fall Festival was able to open for a few hours between storms Friday, Sept. 18. The rainy weather did little to dampen the spirits of carnival goers though several booths closed up early to beat the oncoming storm home.
Santa Fe Trail Days craft fair, parade
The two-day Santa Fe Trail Days event included a craft fair on Marshall's downtown square and a parade Saturday morning, Sept. 12.
MHS 2015 Homecoming Parade
Owl Pride reigned on the Marshall square during the annual MHS Football Homecoming Parade Friday, Sept. 11. The visiting Kirksville Tigers mascot was flattened by houses and otherwise tormented in various floats.
September at Hab Center Lake
Dragonflies are a common sight this September, especially near water sources such as the Marshall Habilitation Center Lake. According to reporting in Smithsonian magazine, dragonflies in their larval stage -- which can last up to two years -- are...
A little mess goes a long way at Parents as Teachers Messy Night
Gooey, sticky and filthy fun was had by mess makers at the annual Parents as Teachers Messy Night at Indian Foothills Park Thursday, Aug. 27. Children covered themselves in chocolate pudding, flour, noodles, oatmeal and corn starch before being...
Gusher Days carnival and baby contest
Winners of the Gusher Days Baby Contest were announced Wednesday evening, Aug. 26 -- the first official day of the four-day festival in Sweet Springs. In addition to the baby contest, patrons attended a carnival as well as the annual queen contest...
The 2015 Missouri State Fair 4-H and FFA Swine Show
Photos were taken on Aug. 21 during the Hampshire and Duroc breed shows at the Missouri State Fair.
The 2015 Missouri State Fair 4-H and FFA Steer Show
Saline and Lafayette county 4-H and FFA youth exhibited their steers on Aug. 18 at the Missouri State Fair.
Sweet Springs Optimist Club Car Show 2015
Approximately 70 vehicles were entered into the Sweet Springs Optimist Club Car Show on Sunday, Aug. 23, and several owners from Marshall and Sweet Springs earned top placements in their classes.
High School Football Week One - Santa Fe at Slater
Slater High School opened the 2015 Football Season at home against Santa Fe Friday night, Aug. 21. Three first quarter touchdowns helped propel Santa Fe to a 52-8 victory.
2015 Santa Fe High School Football Preseason Jamboree
Santa Fe hosts Sweet Springs, Concordia and Saint Paul in the annual preseason High School Football Jamboree Friday evening, Aug. 14. The teams squared off in round robin format with each team running 12 plays of offense before switching over to...
4H Western Heritage project
The Saline County Regulators participate in the 4H Western Heritage Project.
Views from the square
Views from around the Marshall town square Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 4. (Arron Hustead/Democrat News)
Marshall Municipal Band Celebrates 94th Anniversary
The Marshall Municipal Band celebrated their 94th anniversary with a concert and ice cream social, Thursday evening, July 30 at the First United Methodist Church. There are just six municipal bands in the state of Missouri, of which Marshall's is...
Saline County Fair Cattle Show
The steer, heifer and bucket calf show took place on Friday, July 17, during the Saline County Fair.
Saline County Fair Swine Show
The Swine Show took place on Thursday evening, July 16, as part of the Saline County Fair.
Saline County Fair Goat Show
The Goat Show took place on July 15. It was the first livestock show to take place during the 2015 Saline County Fair.
Saline County Fair Poultry Show
The Poultry Show took place on Thursday, July 16, during the Saline County Fair.
Saline County Fair- Frog Jumping and Turtle Racing
The frogs were jumping and the turtles were racing on Saturday, July 18, during the Saline County Fair.
Saline County Fair Pedal Tractor Pull
Pedal tractor pull took place during the Saline County Fair on Saturday, July 18.
Saline County Fair Horse Show
Due to bad weather, the horse show was cut short on Saturday, July 18. Horsemanship classes were completed before the show was cancelled.
2015 Saline County Fair Ham Silent Auction and Junior Livestock Auction
Exhibitors reap the benefits of their hard work with their projects at the Ham Silent Auction and Junior Livestock Sale Friday night, July 17, at the Saline County Fairgrounds.
Sheep Show, Pee Wee Lamb Show
Participants vied for the top placings in the sheep show, pee wee lamb show and even a llama show Thursday, July 16, at Saline County Fair.
Rabbit Show: 2015 Saline County Fair
4-H/FFA members competed in the Saline County Fair Rabbit Show Thursday, July 16. The event took place at Saline County Fairground.
Saline County Fair Fashion Show
The ladies showed-off their outfits during the 4-H Fashion show on July 11.
2015 Show Me Music Showcase
Eight contestants took the stage for the KMMO Show Me Music Showcase at the Saline County Fairgrounds, Wednesday night, July 15.
Saline County Fair: 4-H Demostrations
The students of 4-H have worked hard all year and were able to demonstrate their projects on Saturday July 11 in the multipurpose building. The 4-H members had projects ranging from homemade sports drinks to instructions on the daily care of a show...
Saline County Fair 4-H Dog Show 2015
Dogs of all shapes and sizes paraded around the ring in the multipurpose building on July 13, for the 4-H Dog Show.
Western Heritage Shoot
The western heritage shoot took place on July 11, in Marshall, as part of the Saline County Fair activities.
Fireworks at Indian Foothills Park
A firework display was held at Indian Foothills Park, in Marshall, Saturday, July 4.
NAACP annual banquet and awards
On Saturday, June 27, the Mar-Saline Branch of the NAACP hosted its Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet at Martin Community Center, in Marshall.
A Night With the Stars
Sparkling dresses, bow ties and laughter created an atmosphere of fun and friendship Martin Community Center Monday evening, June 29, as the staff and consumers of Common Good, Natural Living boogied down throughout the evening.
Flash Flood June 2015
A flash flood occurred in Marshall and the surrounding area Thursday, June 25.
Living Center car show
The Living Center, a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified skilled nursing facility in Marshall, hosts its fourth annual car show Saturday, June 20.
Saline County BBQ Queen Contest
The Saline County BBQ Queen and Princess Contest took place on Saturday, June 6, at Marshall High School.
MVCAA turns 50
With community members and members of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce there to support them, staff of Missouri Valley Community Action Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary Wednesday, June 3.
Shriner Parade and Marshall Market on the Square
Local businesses displayed their products Saturday, May 16,with a Shriner Parade held that afternoon. Events also included Jim the Wonder Dog Day, Bike Rodeo and Rotary Club Shootout.
Malta Bend High School 2015 Commencement
Immediately following a baccalaureate service, 12 seniors were honored at the Malta Bend High School commencement ceremony Sunday, May 10.
Slater Prom 2015
The students and their dates of Slater High School celebrated Saturday, May 2 with their 2015 senior prom.
Fourth grade students perform multi-cultural concert at Bueker Middle School
Marshall Public Schools fourth-grade students put on a musicale spectacle complete with dancing, singing and instrumental performances Tuesday evening, April 28, at the Bueker Middle School auditorium.
The event featured a multicultural mix of folk...
Marshall High School Prom 2015
Marshall High School held its prom on a rainy evening, Saturday, April 25, with "The Great Gatsby" theme.
Walk for MS
Residents turned out Saturday, April 25, for the 11th annual Walk for MS. The purpose: to support those with multiple sclerosis, as well as those who have family or friends who suffer from the disease.
St. Peter Catholic School Giddy-Up for Meals walk
The students of St. Peter Catholic School helped raise money in their "Giddy-Up for Meals" fund raiser on Tuesday, April 14.
Tracy Crumbaugh, teacher and faculty coordinator for the event, explained how the day went and highlighted some of the...
The Living Center Easter egg hunt
The Living Center hosted an Easter egg hunt Friday, April 3, where local children came out to see the Easter Bunny and search the grounds for candy filled eggs. Several age groups were present and residents at the center were also in attendance to...
Easter Egg hunt at the park
A Good number of youngsters turned out despite the chilly weather to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 28, at Indian Foothills Park.
The kids scurried about the playground looking for candy filled eggs and parents watched...
Civil Air Patrol honors Erica Williams
The Civil Air Patrol MO-117 Composite Squadron held a special recognition ceremony at Marshall Municipal Airport Saturday, March 14, to honor outgoing Missouri Wing Commander Col. Erica Williams.
Benefit concert to support WWII exhibit
Penny Gilley and her band perform at Saturday evening's auction and concert at Martin Community Center, in Marshall. The benefit helped raise funds for a potential World War 2 exhibit, to be displayed in the Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum.
Women in Agriculture 2015
The 12th annual Women in Agriculture regional conference took place at the Martin Community Center, in Marshall, on Friday, March 13. More to follow...
Delta Dental visits Malta Bend students
On Thursday, March 12, preschool and elementary students at Malta Bend Public Schools learned some good dental practices from the Tooth Wizard and Tooth Fairy, of Delta Dental of Missouri.
Dairy Queen benefit for Katy DePaoli
A line of customers at Dairy Queen, in Marshall, extended from the lobby to the parking lot where vehicles also lined the street waiting to place an order. DQ's Wednesday evening benefit raised funds to support former employee Katy DePaoli, 20, who...
Bubbles and Bling
YMCA fundraiser "Bubbles and Bling" was held Feb. 28 at the Martin Community Center. Ladies enjoyed an evening of fine dining and auction items donated by community businesses.
Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art presents Ada Koch "Thoughts on War"
"Thoughts on War" by Ada Koch will display until April 26 in the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art. Koch, a Kansas City based artist, was honored Thursday, Feb. 19, with an "Artist Talk" and reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at Missouri Valley College.
Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Bueker Middle School
The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra performed at Bueker Middle School Monday, Feb. 16. The event featured Ron Montgomery, of Missouri Valley College, playing the trumpet during a number of selections.
Geese on Hab Center Lake
Temperatures dipped into the low teens as geese gathered on Hab Center Lake. Photos taken Feb. 18, 2015.
February snow challenges, fun
Sleet and snow that fell Sunday, Feb. 15, and overnight left the region with approximately two inches of accumulation.
Fairy Prom Mothers shop
Fairy Prom Mothers is located at First Presbyterian Church, in Marshall, and provides dresses for high school girls who otherwise cannot afford them. Girls may contact the church to make an appointment.
MVC Jazz Festival
A jazz festival was hosted at Missouri Valley College Saturday, Jan. 17, which featured jazz ensembles from area junior high and high schools.
Auction 4 Ayden
A benefit auction at Jones Brothers Livestock Auction, in Marshall, was held Saturday, Jan. 17. Proceeds will go toward Ayden Wright's medical expenses.
MHS 2nd Quarter Awards Assembly
The students, faculty and parents of Marshall High School attended the second quarter awards assembly Thursday, Jan. 8.
Tree of Life Ceremony - 2014
The Fitzgibbon Mary Montgomery Hospice hosted its annual Tree of Life ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the atrium of Fitzgibbon Hospital.
MPO, MCC Christmas Concert
The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Lines, and Marshall Community Chorus, with director James Woodland and pianist Julie Lewis, host "A Christmas Concert" on Sunday, Nov. 30. More photos to follow ...
Arrow Rock's Hanging of the Greens 2014
Arrow Rock hosted its annual Hanging of the Greens Saturday, Nov. 22. Visitors came out to honor the tradition, plus meet Santa Claus over fresh cookies and hot cocoa.
Vietnam veterans recognized by DAR
Veterans -- particularly those of the Vietnam War -- were honored at the Daughters of the American Revolution ceremony Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1.
It marked the beginning of the Marshall chapter's nine-year program recognizing those who fought in...
Marshall square Halloween parade
The 2014 Halloween parade on the Marshall square brought out the ghouls and goblins Thursday evening, Oct. 23.
2014 Democrat-News Car Show
The Marshall Democrat-News held its annual car show Saturday, Oct. 4, on the downtown square. Around 65 vehicles were entered and the streets were filled with spectators.
2014 Corn Husking Competition
The Missouri State Corn Husking held its annual competition Saturday, Sept. 27, with a great weather, opposed to last year's cold, wet temperatures.
2014 Corn Husking Parade
The 2014 Corn Husking parade was held Friday, Sept. 26, around the Marshall square.
MHS Homecoming Parade
Marshall High School's 2014 homecoming parade travels through the downtown area Friday afternoon, Oct. 3.
Santa Fe Trail Day 2014
The Marshall Cultural Council hosted Santa Fe Trail Day Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Marshall square. Craft booths and activities were around the Saline County Courthouse all day, bringing in roughly 500 to 700 people, according...
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Several schools, businesses and individuals around Saline County were challenged and have accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This gallery shows those who have submitted photos.
2014 Sweet Springs Optimist Car Show
The 14th Annual Sweet Springs Optimist Car Show was held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Sweet Springs City Park.
2014 Missouri State Fair winners
4-H, FFA and residents of Saline and Lafayette counties represent the area at the Missouri State Fair. Many were named champions of livestock shows, barbecue contests, recipes contests and more. Congratulations all for a job well done!
2014 Saline County Fair Swine Show
2014 Saline County Fair's Swine Show was held Thursday evening, July 17, at Saline County Fairground.
2014 Saline County Fair 4-H Technology Day
2014 Saline County Fair 4-H Technology Day Saturday, July 19.
2014 Saline County Fair Junior Livestock Sale
2014 Saline County Fair Junior Livestock Sale Friday, July 18
2014 Saline County Fair Sheep Show
2014 Saline County Fair Sheep Show Thursday, July 17.
2014 Saline County Fair Goat Show
2014 Saline County Fair Goat Show Wednesday, July 16.
Saline County Fashion Revue 2014
Saline Countians showed off their bought or handmade outfits on the Fashion Show runway Saturday, July 12, in the multipurpose building at the fairground. Following this year's theme "Look What's Trending," contestants showed what kind of clothing...
2014 Saline County Fair Shooting Games
2014 Saline County Fair Shooting Games at the Dysart Memorial Shooting Complex
2014 Saline County Fair Dog Show
2014 Saline County Fair Dog Show Monday, July 14.
Saline County BBQ
Saline County BBQ was held Saturday, June 7, at the Saline County Fairground. Kayla Elson was crowned as the Senior Fair Queen, Molly Angelhow is the Junior Fair Queen and Lauren Case, Abigail Wandell, Ellis Hemeyer and Lillie Parton are Saline...
2014 Shriner's Parade
The Shriner's Parade drives down Arrow Street and waves to the bystanders Saturday, May 17.
Slater High School Graduation
Slater High School held its commencement ceremony Sunday, May 18, in the school's gymnasium graduating the 2014 senior class.
Tornado causes damage May 10
Saline County saw some heavy storms roll through Saturday night, May 10, 2014, with a confirmed EF-1 tornado accompanying it.
Marshall High School "Postcard from Paris" Prom
Marshall High School presents "Postcard from Paris" Prom Saturday night, April 26.
Marshall Chamber of Commerce's Chocolate Festival
Marshall Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Chocolate Fest Friday night, April 11, at Martin Community Center. According to Jill Murray, executive director, there were 72 entries, 100 auction items and 20 vendors for approximately 400 chocolate...
Marshall Parks and Recreation's Easter Egg Hunt
With the weather cooperating this year to make a beautiful spring day, Marshall Parks and Recreation's Easter Egg Hunt saw parents bring their children out in record numbers, Lori Godsey, aquatics and recreation supervisor, said. A total of 15,000...
MHS Players present 'Hollywood Hotel'
Three teenage girls hit Hollywood, each full of dreams about being discovered - one, a screenwriter; the second, a director; and the third, an actress. But their limited funds land them in a grungy bungalow replete with assorted Hollywood...
MPO Chamber Recital
Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra presented its Chamber Recital featuring MPO members Saturday night, March 8, 2014, at First United Methodist Church.
Snow, snow and more snow
Marshall is seeing lots of snow, so far, this February. Marshall received 6.5 inches of snow out of a winter storm Tuesday, Feb. 4, with more snow reportedly on the way.
MVC Jazz Concert Jan. 16, 2014
Missouri Valley College hosted its first jazz concert of the Spring 2014 semester Thursday night, Jan. 16.
Winter scenes around Marshall (January 2014)
Marshall received 3 inches of snow with a winter storm that rolled through the area Sunday, Jan. 5. The bright-white snow enhanced nature and decorative pieces around Marshall.
Scenes of winter in Marshall 2013
A winter storm hit the area over the Dec. 21-22 weekend, leaving Marshall with a dusting of snow and an array of icicles.
2013 St. Peter Catholic School Christmas Program
On Monday, Dec. 16, kindergarten through eighth-grade students at St. Peter Catholic School performed in a Christmas Program. Kindergarten through fourth-grade students sang songs and the fifth- through eighth-grade students performed a musical....
Marshall Community Chorus presents "Wonders of the Season"
Marshall Community Chorus presents "Wonders of the Season," its second concert in the 26th Concert Series for 2013-2014. Marshall Community Chorus, along with Marshall High School Singers and Choraliers directed by Ann Lewis, performed both Saturday...
Orearville School Christmas Concert
On Thursday evening, Dec. 5, Orearville School students performed a Christmas program.
Preschool and kindergarten students performed "Santa's Workshop." They sang "This is the Way We Make the Toys," and the songs "I am Dancing," "I am Chugging,"...
Hardeman School Christmas Program
On Monday, Dec. 2, Hardeman School students performed their Christmas concert, "It All Happened in the Country." The musical was directed by Margaret McCampbell and told the story of some city kids stuck in the country on Christmas Eve. The country...
Benton Christmas Concerts 2013
The first-grade classes of Benton Elementary perform their Christmas concert titled "The Colors of Christmas."
Bueker Middle School Christmas Concert
Bueker Middle School held its Christmas Concert Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Harold L. Lickey Auditorium. The concert was directed by Kate Farris, Cheryl Lines and Kevin Lines.
MVC Division of Fine Arts holds Celebration of Christmas Music Show
The Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts performed the opening night of the Celebration of Christmas Music Show Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre.
MHS 'Little Shop of Horrors' Nov. 2013
Marshall High School students performing in "Little Shop of Horrors" received a standing ovation at the conclusion of the musical on Thursday, Nov. 14.
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St. Peter School Trick-or-Treat
Typically known as Trunk-or-Treat, the St. Peter Catholic School held its annual Halloween festivities Thursday, Oct. 31, but this time inside in the dry. Students donned their costumes and went from table to table to receive treats such as candy,...
Trick or Treat on the Square 2013
The Marshall Chamber of Commerce again held the Trick or Treat on the Square event this year. On Thursday, Oct. 24, children and their parents came to the Marshall Square to go to 40 businesses for treats.
More information at...
Fallen Soldier Display
The display held at Marshall High School show pictures of Missouri's fallen soldiers and notes that family, friends, loved ones and even strangers left behind.
2013 MVC homecoming parade
Photos from the 2013 Missouri Valley College homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Interior and exterior shots of the DIGS house, located at 580 S. Lyon. More information about DIGS is available at www.marshallnews.com/story/2015774.html.
Corn Husking 2013
The rain did dampen the Missouri State Corn Husking Championships held Saturday, Sept. 28, but it didn't stop the spirit in the pickers as they trudged on battling muddy fields and wet cornstalks. The competition also includes a pie contest,...
Scenes of fall in Marshall 2013
Fall has finally arrived in Marshall as temperatures cool and leaves begin to change. Halloween decorations are in place, as well as displays of pumpkins, gourds and more to celebrate fall.
Carson & Barnes Circus
Carson & Barnes Circus comes to Marshall Sept. 18 at the Saline County Fairground. There were elephants, clowns, acrobats, aerialists, dancing horses, jugglers, jumping dogs and much more.
Battle of Marshall/Sante Fe Trail Days Parade
A parade took place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of a kick-off of the Battle of Marshall celebration.
Civil War Reenactment of the 1863 confrontation at The Courthouse
Following the parade on Saturday, Sept. 14, a skirmish at the Marshall Square took place.
MMB 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Marshall concert
The Marshall Municipal Band performed at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in a special performance for the Battle of Marshall celebration.
Fall Lamp Post Decorating Contest
The Marshall Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its second lamp post decorating contest -- the first in the spring. The decorated lamps brings the warm colors of fall to the Marshall square for spectators to view while visiting one of many events...
The Marshall Democrat-News staff's outtakes from our "Labor Day Thank You" ad that ran in the daily paper.
2013 Saline County Fair Sheep and Llama Show
The 2013 Saline County Fair Sheep and Llama Show was held Thursday, July 18 at the Saline County Fairground.
2013 Saline County Fair Dog Show
The Saline County Fair Dog Show was held Monday, July 15.
Tenth Annual Bear Creek Blue's Festival
The 10th Annual Bear Creek Blue's Festival took place Saturday, June 28, on the Slater football field. The concert began 3:30 p.m. with Driving Wheel from Columbia, followed by The Joe Lewis Band of Columbia, Mojo Roots of Columbia and The Jeremiah...
Reception for Editor Eric Crump
On Friday, June 28, a reception was held to say farewell to Marshall Democrat-News editor Eric Crump. Crump was presented with a gift from the paper and a proclamation from Rep. Dean Dohrman.
Torrential rains hit Saline County Sunday afternoon, June 23. Most of the rain fell between 2 and 3 p.m. as a slow-moving storm system went through the area, though rain continued throughout the afternoon.
Scenes from the 92nd Annual Marshall Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
Scenes from the 92nd Annual Marshall Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
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Marshall welcomes soldier
Hundreds of Marshall residents lined up along Odell Avenue Thursday morning, May 23, to welcome the body of Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Kansas City, who recently died while on duty in Afghanistan.
An entourage of officers from the Kansas...
Festivities on the Square: Market on the Square and 2013 Spring Fling
On Saturday, May 18, the Marshall Square was swarmed with people attending the 2013 Spring Fling and checking out the Market on the Square.
2013 Prom at the Y
Salt Fork YMCA held a senior prom on Friday, May 17, for members to attend. Many members who participate in the water aerobics classes attended the event. This was the first prom several participants had ever attended.
Punch glasses had been made,...
Bob James Jazz Festival: Full day of jazz in Marshall
Saturday, May 18, was day full of jazz, art and fun for Marshall residents during the second day of the third annual Bob James Jazz Festival.
The day started with Marshall-native Bob James teaching of a master class where he talked to attendees...
Bob James Jazz Festival: Mike Henderson performs in Marshall
Mike Henderson and his band performed Friday, May 17, at the Eckilson-Mabee Theater of Missouri Valley College as part of the two-day Bob James Jazz Festival.
The Kansas City blues band The Rain Dogs opened for Henderson.
Henderson, who was...
Class of 2013 Santa Fe Graduation
On Sunday, May 12, 28 seniors graduated from Santa Fe High School. Callie Gieselman was named the salutatorian and Jessica Catlett was named the valedictorian and both addressed the senior class.
2013 Shriners's Parade
On Saturday, May 11, the Shriners had a parade through Marshall.
St. Peter Catholic School Trike-a-thon
Over the past five years, the preschoolers at St. Peter Catholic School have raised over $10,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year, the preschoolers raised $1,520 with the Trike-a-Thon.
St. Peter School's Famous Missourians Living Museum
Fourth grade students from St. Peter Catholic School performed in the annual Famous Missourians Living Museum Tuesday, May 7, in the gym of the school.
A total of 18 students each dressed up and read a prepared presentation on their famous...
Fitzgibbon Health Fair and YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Four workshops, some testing options and screenings were available at the Fitzgibbon Hospital 2013 Health Fair on Saturday, April 27. The workshops included "SUGAR," "Health Benefits of Chocolate," "Healthy Ingredient Substitutions" and "Staying...
MVC Jazz Ensemble final season concert
The Missouri Valley College Jazz Ensemble performed its final concert of the 2012-2013 season Thursday, April 28. Jacques Toney was awarded the Charles Ferguson Award for the semester.
PAT Parade Around the Square 2013
Parents as Teachers organized a parade around the Marshall square on Wednesday, April 24. The theme was "early childhood education is a dream" and children were allowed to dress in pajamas or fantasy costumes, such as fairies or super heroes.
Marshall leaders meet with KC Mayor Sly James
Several Marshall public officials and business leaders met with Kansas City Mayor Sly James in a luncheon sponsored by the Marshall-Saline Development Corporation and Zimmer Real Estate Services Friday, April 19, at Papa Lew's Soul Food Restaurant...
Shootout on the Square 2013
The first Shootout on the Square three on three tournament held Saturday, April 20, sponsored by the Rotary Club started with 17 teams. The event lasted from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., but organizer Tanner Fennewald said he hopes the event will grow in...
MHS prom 2013
Temperatures hovered in the mid-50s during the walk-in for the annual Marshall High School prom Saturday, April 20, but students dressed in their finest finery didn't seem troubled by the weather.
Pigs and Yams Society holds atlatl event April 2013
The Pigs and Yams Society: Missouri Valley Anthropology sponsored an atlatl event on Saturday, April 13, at Reed Kepner Field behind the football stadium. Competitors and amateurs were invite to try their hand at the ancient spear thrower used by...
Field Hospital Re-enactment
Camped in the field surrounding the Old Fitzgibbon Hospital, the Missouri Brigade Medical Services, a unit that focuses in the post-battle medical a re-enactment aspect of the Civil War, recreated what an impromptu hospital would have looked like...
Take Pride in Marshall Litter Pick-up 2013
The Take Pride in Marshall Litter Pick-up took place on Saturday, April 13. Volunteers met in front of the city office building to get bags, gloves and their assigned locations before heading out to clean up Marshall.
The annual event had around...
KC Symphony Performs in Marshall
The Kansas City Symphony performed Wednesday, April 10, in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium at Bueker Middle School in Marshall. The concert was a tribute to the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra's 50th Anniversary.
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MCC Craft Fair 2013
The Marshall Cultural Council held its third annual craft fair at the Marshall High School on Saturday, March 23. Kathy Green, vice-president of MCC, was very pleased with the turnout. Vendors put on demonstrations and showcased their work...
MHS Art Show March 2013
The Marshall High School held an art show on Monday, March 18, to display the varied talents of the students.
Read more about the art show: http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1951075.html
Dawn to Dusk victorian-era fashion show
Volunteers modeled the creations of Marshall resident Connie Grisier, an expert in 19th-century fashion, Saturday, March 9, during the Dawn-to-Dusk Fashion Show at the Windmill Gallery in Marshall. The event was part of The Battle of Marshall 150th...
Snow storm damage and cleanup
The second snow storm to hit Saline County in Feb. 2013 was a wet, heavy snow that caused more damage than the first storm less than a week earlier. Power lines and trees were weighed down and residents were urged to stay indoors. The storm started...
With the sun out, temperatures moderate and a still-thick blanket of snow left over from Thursday's storm, Saturday, Feb. 23, was a great day for sledding at Eastwood School in Marshall.
Saline County snowstorm February 21-22, 2013
With the Saline County area expecting to receive 10 to 16 inches of snow, the streets are quiet as schools, courthouses and city buildings closed.
Photos are a compilation from Democrat-News staff members and readers.
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Zimmer/MSDC economic development plan presentation
The Zimmer Group and the Marshall-Saline Development Corporation presented their economic development plan Wednesday, Feb. 20, during a convention-style event at the Martin Community Center.
Zimmer/MSDC economic development plan...
DECA "Dangerous" Fashion Show
DECA students participate in the "Dangerous" fashion show at Marshall High School's Little Theater Friday, Feb. 1. The event was held to raise awareness of teen-dating violence.
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Reception for Publisher Shelly Arth
Friends and past coworkers came to visit Shelly Arth at the Marshall Democrat-News on Monday, Jan. 26, during a reception held in her honor. Arth has been at MDN for just over 35 years.
Catholic Schools Week kick off chili supper and carnival
The St. Peter Catholic School held a carnival, chili supper and book fair on Saturday, Jan. 26, to kick off Catholic Schools Week 2013.
Future of Jazz: MVC's annual festival 2013
Kansas City jazz musicians Bobby Watson and Clarence Smith served as judges Saturday, Jan. 19, for the sixth annual Missouri Valley College Jazz Festival. Musicians from six area middle and high school jazz bands performed for them and received...
Conversations & Confrontations by Jenny Dowd
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art at Missouri Valley College opened a new exhibit by artist Jenny Dowd. The exhibit will be open until March 1.
Retirement Party for Norvelle "Brownie" Brown and Sam Jones
A party for retiring Northern Commissioner Norvelle "Brownie" Brown and retiring Treasurer Sam Jones was held in the commission office on Thursday, Dec. 27. Cake and snack food were served and both Brown and Jones said a few farewell words.
2012 Orscheln Farm & Home Santa for Pets
Orscheln Farm & Home in Marshall hosted its annual Santa for pets session.
2012 Slater Junior & Senior High Christmas Concert
Slater junior and senior high schools held their annual Christmas Concert Friday, Dec. 14, in the auditorium at Alexander School. Performances included the High School and Junior High Band, the High School and Junior High Chorus and solos by Brandon...
2012 Bueker Middle School Winter Concert
Bueker Middle School's Winter Concert, directed by Kate Farris, Cheryl Lines, Kevin Lines and student teacher Caitlin Bird, with accompanist Jane Huff, was held Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in the Harold Lickey Memorial Auditorium.
2012 Sweet Springs Junior and Senior High Winter Concert
Sweet Springs junior and senior high school held their Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 13. The groups performing including the Beginning Band, Junior High Choir, Junior High Band, High School Choir, High School Band and High School Jazz Band. All...
2012 Malta Bend Christmas Concert
On Thursday, Dec. 13, Malta Bend held their Christmas program in the gymnasium. The groups performed a capella, with the exception of "The Chipmunk Song" sang by the preschoolers at the end.
2012 Sweet Springs Elementary Christmas Concert
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Sweet Springs Elementary School presented its Christmas concert, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Christmas Eve Sleepover).
2012 Cupcake War at Bueker Middle School
"Celebrate the Season" was the theme of the cupcake war held at Bueker Middle School on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Fourth and fifth grade Gifted and Talented Education students hosted the event.
Related story: http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1922065.html
2012 St. Peter Catholic School Christmas program
St. Peter Catholic School students held their annual Christmas pageant on Dec. 11, 2013 in front of a packed gymnasium at the school. The students, K-8, performed many traditional Christmas songs, as well as a few new numbers. The 6th, 7th and 8th...
2012 Benton School Christmas proogram
Benton Elementary kicked off their Classic Christmas program on Monday, Dec. 10 in the school gymnasium. The first performance featured students from Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Bledsoe and Miss Henks classes. The students sang and acted out nine songs ranging...
2012 Hardeman School Christmas program
Hardeman R-10 School students rehearsed for their Christmas program Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6, in preparation for the evening public show.
2012 Marshall Marshall Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade and Festival
The 2012 Marshall Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade and Festival took place on Friday, Dec. 7.
2012 Miami R-1 Students Christmas Concert
On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Miami R-1 School hosted the 2012 "Christmas at the Movies" concert conducted by Sarah Love.
Fairy Prom Mothers Fashion Show
A fashion show organized by Marshall High School DECA students promoted the Fairy Prom Mothers organization. Supporters came out Saturday, Dec. 1, to MHS in order to see some of their favorite models don the attire.
2012 MVC Celebration of Christmas Holiday Show
Scenes from the 2012 Celebration of Christmas Holiday Show on Thursday, Nov. 29. The show was performed Nov. 28, 29 and 30, at Eckilson-Mabee Theatre.
2012 Arrow Rock Hanging of the Greens
The annual hanging of the greens, complete with Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus, Saturday, Nov. 17.
2012 Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Bazaar
After generating interest since summer with the new Raffle-a-Month program, Fitzgibbon Auxiliary got what organizers said was an excellent turnout at the event Friday, Nov. 16, at First United Methodist Church New Life Center in Marshall.
Veterans Day ceremony 2012
Although the official Veterans Day holiday had come and gone, community members crowded the lawn of Saline County Courthouse Monday, Nov. 12, to honor those who've served.
The ceremony, hosted by Malta Bend American Legion Post No. 558,...
Battle of Marshall commemoration kickoff
A year-long commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Marshall was launched Saturday, Nov. 10, with remarks by local dignitaries, a hands-on demonstration of cannon-firing procedures by Missouri State Museum representative...
2012 Saline County Century Farm Recognition and Celebration
Seven more Century Farms were added to the long list of Saline County farms which have stayed in the same family for 100 years or more. The annual recognition ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the courthouse. Several other honors were also...
Houston E. Mull Memorial FFA ScholarshipTrail Ride 2012
The Houston E. Mull Memorial FFA Scholarship Trail Ride was held on Nov. 3, 2012. Once again on the Bill and Mary Lou Paxton farm in the Blackwater Hills, about 100 riders enjoyed a warm, fall day.
Malta Bend Costume Parade 2012
Students paraded around Malta Bend on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 31, in costume. Ranging from preschool to high school students they lined up behind a fire trunk and made their way through town collecting candy as they went.
2012 Fall Parties-Marshall Elementary Schools
The Marshall elementary schools hosted their fall classroom parties on Friday, Oct. 26. Students decorated pumpkins, mummified each other, played games and did various other activities.
Bueker Middle School Visits Arrow Rock
The students of Bueker Middle School spent the morning of Thursday, Oct. 25, at Arrow Rock learning about what life was like during the time of Louis and Clark.
The students went through seven stations: a museum scavenger hunt, beading, fire...
Marshall Cultural Council Dinner and a Show 2012
The Marshall Cultural Council held it's third annual Dinner and a Show at the Marshall High School on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Valley Quartet preformed and local artists had work on display.
Blackwater Fall Festival 2012
The Blackwater Fall Festival, a two-day event, included arts and crafts vendors, blacksmithing demonstrations, Old West shootouts and American Indian dancing, among other activities.
2012 Fall in Marshall
Check out fall colors and decorations popping up around town! A few more photos have recently been added.
2012 MDN Car & Motorcycle Show
More photos to come.
Arrow Rock Children's Craft Fest
A children's craft festival in Arrow Rock Thursday, Sept. 27, brought students out in droves from schools throughout the mid-Missouri region. According to Kathy Borgman, of Friends of Arrow Rock, this marks the 15th year for the event, which takes...
Benton school parade
Benton Elementary School students march around the Marshall square Friday morning, Sept. 21, alternately shouting anti-drug abuse slogans and homecoming cheers.
Corn Husking Education Day 2012
Students from schools throughout the county filed off their buses and onto Saline County Fairground Thursday morning for Corn Husking Education Day. Stations were set up to present a variety of agricultural and household tools that people once used...
2012 Arrow Rock Ice Cream Freeze-Off
The remains of Hurrican Isaac soaked the area Friday and Saturday, but the rain stopped in time for the annual Ice Cream Freeze-Off and Folk Jam in Arrow Rock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 1.
Parents as Teachers Messy Night 2012
On Thursday, Aug. 23, Marshall Public Schools Parents as Teachers hosted messy night at Indian Foothills Parks. Children were allowed to pounce in pools of messy goo, including oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, noodles, flour and even slide down a...
2012 Saline County Fair PeeWee Hog Show
The Saline County Fair PeeWee Hog Show featured three classes of exhibitors, ranging in age from 2 to 8 years old.
2012 Saline County Fair Hog Show
The 2012 Saline County Fair Hog Show was held on Thursday, July 19. Of all the livestock shows, the hog show was the largest and most heavily attended.
The PeeWee Hog Show has a separate photo gallery this year.
2012 Saline County Fair Awards Ceremony
The 2012 Saline County Fair wrapped up on Sunday, July 22, with the annual Awards Ceremony.
2012 Saline County Fair Bucket Calf Show
Young participants were able to show off their work during the 2012 Bucket Calf Show held on Friday, July 20.
2012 Saline County Fair Cattle Show
A large number of exhibitors took part in the Saline County Fair Cattle Show held on Saturday, July 21.
2012 Saline County Fair: Barnyard Olympics
Youth participants of the 2012 Barnyard Olympics on Thursday, July 19, wouldn't let the 100 degree temperatures hinder their fun. About 30 children ages 5-13 enjoyed games such as a calf bottle chug, sack race, beach ball race, egg toss and hubcap...
2012 Saline County Fair: Sheep Show
Exhibitors, animals and spectators gathered for the 2012 Saline County Fair Sheep Show on Thursday, July 19, at the Saline County Fairground.
The Supreme Grand Champion Ewe was exhibited by Jade Jenkins, with the Reserve Grand Champion Ewe shown by...
2012 Central District FFA Fair, Day 2: Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Goats
On the second day of the Central District FFA Fair, students from as far away as Pleasant Hill showed beef cattle, dairy cattle and goats at the Saline County Fairground.
2012 Central District Fair, Day 1: Sheep, Poultry, Hogs and More...
The Saline County Fairground was crowded with activities on the first day of the 2012 Central District Fair.
Pictures include scenes from the check-in of FFA projects, the sheep show, hog show and poultry show. A separate gallery is online for the...
2012 Saline County Fair: Public Speaking
Audience members at the Saline County Fair public speaking competition on Saturday, July 14, learned about a variety of practical and entertaining subjects.
Approximately 25 youth contestants showed their public speaking skills in the Multipurpose...
Thornhill Neighborhood Parade 2012
It's a "slice of Americana" every year in the Thornhill neighborhood every Fourth of July as kids and adults, walking or on bikes or riding in various recreational vehicles, circle the neighborhood waving American flags and generally getting into...
Arrow Rock Fourth of July parade
"Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "You're a Grand Old Flag" tooted throughout Arrow Rock's Main Street on Wednesday, July 4,
Friends of Arrow Rock's Kathy Borgman and Arrow Rock Postmaster Tempe McGlaughlin led a small group of kazoo players in a brief...
2012 Bear Creek Blues Festival
The 2012 Bear Creek Blues was the first all-diva show in the event's nine-year history, and the women belted out the blues all afternoon and all night in spite of 100-degree heat. Attendance did not seem to be seriously affected by the sizzling...
Miami Pre-Independence Celebration 2012
Miami hosted its annual Pre-Independence Celebration on Saturday, June 30. A small crowd of spectators watched as approximately 20 floats toured through High Street. Following the parade, guests enjoyed a community dinner, cake walk and fireworks.
A new weaving studio in Blackburn provides ample space for two weavers, Jeff Reynolds and Bryan Rankin, who plan to host future weaving classes in the space.
2012 Junior Fair Queen Contest
Morgan Sloan was crowned Junior Fair Queen at the 55th annual Saline County BBQ Saturday, June 2. First runner-up was Bailey Griffith. Second runner-up was Nichole Gann. They competed in a field of 10 candidates.
2012 Saline County Princess contest
It was the 55th annual Saline County BBQ Saturday, June 2, but the second annual Saline County Princess Contest. The event, introduced in 2011, attracted more than 20 cute candidates in four categories. Winners included Pixie Princess Aubrey Wise,...
Slater High School graduation 2012
Slater High School's class of 2012 was honored at commencement exercises Sunday, May 13. Twenty-three students received their diplomas.
Run for the Wall
Bikers participating in this year's Run for the Wall event passed through Saline County shortly after 3 p.m. Monday, May 21. Travelers ride from southern California to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., in an effort to promote...
Malta Bend commencement 2012
The Malta Bend class of 2012 participated in commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12.
BMS fifth grade trip to Solomon farm
Since 1995, fifth graders from Bueker Middle School have traveled to the Pete and Lorene Solomon farm north of Marshall. For many of the students it is their first time to fish, hunt for tadpoles or just play on a farm.
MHS commencement 2012
Marshall High School held commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Cecil Naylor Field.
Spring Fling 2012
Flowers dotted the Saline County Courthouse lawn like a fine pointillism painting Saturday, May 12. Patrons meandered the sidewalks with spring fever, looking for new landscaping items and outdoor décor during the 11th annual Spring Fling.
Play days at the Y
Nearly 200 kindergarten students packed Salt Fork YMCA Friday, May 11, for Marshall Public Schools Play Days. Children flopped around in a bounce house, played in the yard with foam bats and tumbled across the gymnastics floor. Play Days will...
Slater FFA Barnyard Day
Slater elementary students had the opportunity to learn more about barn animals during Barnyard Day, hosted by the FFA Wednesday, May 9. Children saw poultry, horses, sheep and swine, and got some farm equipment safety tips.
Saline County People to People Tour
For nearly a half century People to People International has offered travel opportunities to students, educators and professionals. The program conducts visits throughout all seven continents, and for the past several months, MSDC's Bill Riggins has...
BMS Spring Concert
Directed by Kevin and Cheryl Lines, Bueker Middle School orchestras and choirs performed a spring concert Thursday, May 3. During the concert, patrons were welcome to tour a visual arts gallery, which showcased a variety of student artwork.
Small gardens welcome visitors and offer relaxing views for neighbors in the Redman Avenue duplexes. Some residents have also begun working on a community garden, which will soon be dedicated as "The Arndt Park."
MHS prom 2012
Prom decorations were candy-color bright to match the theme, "A Sweet Escape," for the 2012 Marshall High School prom. As always, MHS students came to prom in their best finery -- sparkly, poofy, flourescent -- and promenaded before a crowd of...
Steve McQueen Day 2012
Slater Mayor Stephen Allegri said the 2012 Steve McQueen car show was possibly the largest Slater had ever seen, noting that on Saturday, April 28, Slater's Main Street was a "multimillion dollar street."
Slater School Fine Arts Night
Slater Schools' Fine Arts department hosted its first annual "Fine Arts Night" Wednesday, April 25. The event served as a department fundraiser to draw support for new instruments, uniforms and scholarships. This is the first school year for the...
Head Start carnival
Head Start Family Night, held Thursday, April 19, brought families to Indian Foothills Park for an end-of-year celebration.
Spring toys product test
MDN reporters Maggie Menderski and Sarah Reed tested several items that would draw nearly any child outside to play. Items included bubbles, kites and sidewalk chalk. Follow the series "Spring for local toys" to learn about the products they tested.
MPS Multicultural Fair 2012
A small crowd gathered at Marshall High School on Saturday, April 14, to sample foreign foods, play unusual games and witness cultural performances.
Harmony & Tranquility
The art show in the Morrison Art Gallery at Missouri Valley College until May 13, 2012, is "Harmony & Tranquility," the pottery work of Yukari Kashihara. In this gallery are photos from the reception held Tuesday, April 10.
Parents as Teachers has several activities planned for April, Month of the Young Child, including the Water Babies event at Salt Fork YMCA. PAT officials encouraged water safety and swim training during the event, which was held Tuesday, April 10.
Graffiti: Art and vandalism
These are some images of graffiti throughout Marshall, some used to tag property and other images used to communicate ideas. I'll try to add more images as I come across them.
2012 Indian Foothills Park Easter Egg Hunt
The Marshall Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31.
2012 MCC Craft & Art Show
The 2012 Craft & Art Show sponsored by Marshall Cultural Council was held Saturday, March 24, at Marshall High School. Proceeds from the event support the Bob James Jazz Festival.
Hardeman School spring musical
Students at Hardeman School helped family and friends celebrate the beginning of spring with "The Granny Awards," a spoof on the Grammy Awards starring famous fairy tale characters.
BYS ranch house renovation
Renovations of Butterfield Youth Services 1977 South Ranch house began in October, and five months later, each girl now has her own room.
2012 MHS Art Festival
Marshall High School art teachers Kaela Lockard and Kaitlyn Puskarich organized a week-long art show March 12-15 featuring an art festival Tuesday, March 13. MHS performing arts students helped bring attention to the work of visual artists.
2012 Marshall FFA Alumni Judging Day
The second Marshall FFA Alumni Judging Day took place March 14, 2012 at several locations across Marshall including Missouri Valley College, the Saline County Fairground and Saline County Career Center. More than 1,400 students from 50 schools came...
Spring 2012 in Saline County
Spring arrived early in Saline County this year. There wasn't really much of a winter, to speak of. Shoots and buds were beginning to appear by the first of March and by the second week of the month, blossoms were appearing.
Marshall High School Academic Excellence Banquet and Recognition 2012
The Chamber of Commerce Academic Excellence Banquet and Recognition was held at Marshall High School on Tuesday, March 6. Following a pork loin dinner, students were honored for maintaining a 3.33 grade point average. MHS principal Jeff Kramer told...
MVC Concert Band Feb. 2012
The Missouri Valley College Concert Band performed its second concert of the season Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Bueker Middle School. The concert was dedicated to founding director Garry Anders, who is currently on leave for health reasons. Chuck Appleton...
Marshall disc golfers score for food pantry
Marshall Food Pantry has an additional $100 after disc golfers held their second Ice Bowl Saturday, Feb. 25.
Slater After Prom Donkey Basketball
Local volunteers mounted up Thursday, Feb. 23, risking bumps and bruises in the rough and tumble game of donkey basketball -- all for a good cause. The event at Slater High School gym brought in money for the After Prom event. Teams sponsored by...
Stay Close Tour
Fireflight, a Grammy nominated group, headlined The Stay Close Tour. But before they took the stage, Rapture Ruckus, Devin Williams and Cory Lamb surpassed choir hymns and chants often associated with praise. The four groups made a joyful noise in...
Signs of Winter
It finally looked like winter Monday morning, Feb. 13. Here are some snow scenes around Marshall.
MVC dance clinic
Youth-area dancers performed with Missouri Valley College's Repertory Dance Ensemble during the half-time show at the Vikings v. Ravens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 5. The group of nine youths and nine dancers had two hours to prepare a routine...
MVC Jazz Band Festival 2012
The 2012 Missouri Valley College Jazz Band Festival included bands from five area middle and high schools, plus a performance by the MVC Jazz Band. Bands from Grandview, Sedalia, Martin City, Park Hill and Warrensburg were given critiques on their...
Van Meter Bird Workshop
Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke of the Missouri River Bird Observatory, based in Marshall, put on a winter bird identification workshop Saturday, Jan. 7, at Van Meter State Park. The event started with a slide show on how to distinguish between species...
BMS Christmas concert 2011
Bueker Middle School held its annual Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, featuring performances by 6th Grade Orchestra, 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra, 7th & 8th Grade Band, BMS Singers and Special Chorus. The concert was directed by Cheryl and...
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2011 Christmas Homes Tour
On Sunday, Dec. 11, it seemed many Marshall residents were in the mood for Christmas, or perhaps the lure of seeing some of the area's historic homes drew them out.
Santa Train in Slater 2011
The Kansas City Southern Santa Train makes 25 stops each season. This year, the elaborately decorated locomotive rolled into the City of Festivals on Dec. 11.
Hardeman R-10 Christmas show
The students at Hardeman R-10 school performed "Lo! A Star" and "A Christmas Carol" for a full house on Dec. 8.
A chorus of angels sang the story of the birth of Christ as students acted out the characters from the Christmas story.
Slater Elementary Christmas Program 2011
Slater's first through third grade classes celebrated the holidays with a Christmas program designed for the stage.
They presented "The Littlest Reindeer," one reindeer's story of fulfilling his dreams of flying with Santa while other reindeer...
Miami Schools Christmas program 2011
Miami R-1 students presented one of the first school Christmas programs of 2011 Monday evening with "A Traditional Family Christmas."
First snow 2011-2012
The first measurable snow arrived in Saline County Tuesday, Dec. 6. Not much more than a dusting, the white stuff still managed to wreak a certain amount of havoc with motorists, keeping emergency responders busy throughout the morning hours.
2011 Christmas Parade
Music, dance, hot cocoa and a myriad of lights enticed a crowd to pack around the Marshall Square for the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.
Veterans Day on the square 2011
A crowd gathered on a crisp, breezy Veterans' Day 2011 to hear children sing and World War II veteran Floyd Case speak in honor of area veterans.
2011 Century Farm Recognition and Celebration
Saline County has once again kept the distinction of having the most Century Farms in the state of Missouri. On Thursday, Nov. 10, ten more area farms were honored at the annual Welcome and Recognition and Celebration at the courthouse. Along with...
2011 MHS Veterans Day Ceremony
At Marshall High School Thursday morning, Nov. 10, more than twenty veterans were thanked for their service, which ranged from World War II to the Iraq War. This was the second annual Veterans Day ceremony hosted by Marshall FFA, MHS and Saline...
2011 Houston E. Mull FFA Memorial Scholarship Steak Dinner and Auction
After the trail ride, more than 450 people took part in a steak dinner and auction at the Saline County Fairground. Between the auction, ride and a breakfast held earlier, early totals indicate over $10,000 was raised. All the proceeds go toward the...
2011 Houston E. Mull FFA Memorial Scholarship Trail Ride
More than 100 horse riders and a few wagon riders, took part in the 7th Houston E. Mull FFA Memorial Scholarship Trail Ride on Saturday, Nov. 5. The ride was held near Marshall Junction on the Bill and Mary Lou Paxton farm.
Mid-Missouri's Got Talent 2011
Mid-Missouri's Got Talent, a talent show and fundraiser for the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, was held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the SoCo Club in Columbia. Twelve acts competed for top vote-getting and talent honors. Marshall was represented by Mason...
MVC dance workshop
Janie Morgan Assistant Professor of Dance and several her students gathered with area children at the Morris Dance Studio on Nov. 5. The group had just a morning to learn a routine that would be preformed during halftime at the Viking's game against...
Saturday morning, 69 runners sped through Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall for the YMCA's annual Boo Run.
The event included both 5K and 10K courses, and though some runners where challenged by their Halloween costumes, several still beat their...
Trick or Treat Around the Square 2011
The Marshall Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treat Around the Square jammed the sidewalks of downtown Marshall with all manner of crazy creatures and their parents.
MVC Hall of Fame luncheon
Though alumni may have noticed changes underfoot on the Missouri Valley College campus, they came together as a body Saturday morning, Oct. 22, to pay homage to some of MVC's most notable athletes.
Dinner and a Show
Nearly 90 patrons attended Dinner and a Show Saturday evening, Oct. 22, which acted as both a fundraiser for the 2012 Bob James Jazz Festival as well as an evening of art and music.
Marshall Community Chorus concert Oct. 23
The fall Marshall Municipal Chorus concert, "Remember the Fallen," Sunday, Oct. 23, was a program designed to encourage reflection on tragedy and loss from the Civil War through September 11. The second half of the program turned towards healing and...
MVC Homecoming Parade 2011
Missouri Valley College Homecoming activities continued Saturday morning, Oct. 22, with the annual parade from the Marshall square, south on Odell Avenue and east on College Street to campus.
MVC Jazz Band Oct. 20 concert
The Missouri Valley College Jazz Band performed its first concert of the season Thursday, Oct. 20, in Eckilson-Mabee Theatre. The band is directed by Garry Anders, Charles Ferguson and Chuck Appleton. Anders conducted, while Ferguson played trombone...
MHS 1st Quarter Awards
Marshall High School held an awards assembly Thursday, Oct. 20, to recognize students for their academic, extra-curricular and attendance excellence. These are just a few of those students recognized.
Pedal Tractor Pull
Building on their tractor pull skills, children between the ages of three and 10 gathered in front of the Multipurpose Building where a pedal tractor enticed them to challenge their talents.
Corn Husking Corn Pile Money Hunt
Competitors search for gold Saturday at Saline County Fairground in the Corn Pile Money Hunt. Approximately $150 worth of gold coins and Indian head coins was mixed into the pile of kernels, where kids dug, swept and tossed around in search of their...
Mo. State Corn Husking Competition 2011
The Missouri State Corn Husking Competition was held Friday, Oct. 14, at the Saline County Fairground.
Corn Husking Education Day 2011
Students from Hardeman, Sweet Springs, Slater, Butterfield Youth Services, Marshall, St. Peter School as well as Knob Noster home-schooled students gathered at Saline County Fairground for the annual Corn Husking Education Day. The witnessed the art...
Cargill Emergency Simulation
Cargill looked more like a sci-fi movie set than a meat packaging plant on Wednesday morning, as employees and officials donned brightly colored decontamination suits during a chemical disaster drill.
Roughly two dozen people from Cargill, Saline...
Best of the MidWest Skateboard Competition
Parkside Skateboard Shop hosted the Best of the Midwest Skateboard Competition on Saturday, Oct. 8. Skateboarders gathered to compete in a variety of events at the Indian Foothills Skate Park.
MDN Car Show 2011
The Marshall Democrat-News hosted its first Car Show Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. More than 60 cars and pickup trucks were on display and 47 competed for honors in more than a dozen categories. The event helped raise money for the Marshall Food Pantry....
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September: a ride of shock a surprise
Benton Elementary Homecoming Parade
New pictures were added Monday, Sept. 19.
Carson and Barnes Circus 2011
Carson and Barnes Circus made a stop at Saline County Fairground in Marshall Wednesday, Sept. 14, for two shows. The circus shows were sponsored by Saline County Fair Association and Missouri State Corn Husking Association.
2011 Missouri State 4-H Western Heritage Shooting Competition
Marshall hosted the first state 4-H Western Heritage Shooting Competition Sunday, Sept. 11, at the shooting range on North U.S. Highway 65. Eighteen competitors from six counties participated in the event, which is designed not only to test shooting...
Real Encounter Outreach
Real Encounter Outreach visited Marshall on Friday to perform bike tricks and share the message of Jesus Christ. First the group went to Bueker Middle School and spoke about bullying and acceptance to a crowd of eager students. Friday evening, they...
2011 Doggie Plunge
A number of dogs and their people enjoyed a brilliant but cool afternoon for the annual Doggie Plunge at Marshall Aquatic Center. Each year, after the human swimming season ends but before the pool is drained, Marshall Parks and Recreation Officials...
Weekly seniors' dance
The seniors' dance is held each Thursday evening in the Multipurpose Building at Saline County Fairground. All ages are welcome to come enjoy a live band. The entry fee is $5.
Pet Therapy at Westport Estates
Patty Rebuck volunteers her time and resources to bring her two miniature ponies and seven Dachshunds to retirement centers such as Westport Estates. The Westport Estates residents visited with the ponies on Aug. 22 and the dachshund on Aug. 23....
Marshall Public Library's new look
After two weeks of repainting, re-shelving, re-carpeting and reorganizing the Marshall Public Library has reopened.
Saline Countians' compete at Missouri State Fair
Missouri State Fair provides photos of local residents who earn honors in competitions.
Since J. Huston Tavern reopened this past spring, tourists and locals alike have wandered through the doors to experience the historic location.
Marshall library remodel
Marshall Public Library will host a Grand Re-Opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15. The public is welcome to attend. Check back soon for updates to the gallery!
MMB Aug. 4 concert
Heat, threat of rain, and scheduling conflicts conspired to keep the Marshall Municipal Band off the square and out of its usual indoor venues. Instead, it played for the first time at Martin Community Center.
Animal Land comes to YMCA Day Camp
YMCA Day Camp children stuffed, dressed and placed a wishing star inside their brand new Animal Land stuffed animals on Aug. 5. Bryan Jenkins from Sedalia brought his giant red fluffing machine to the Salt Fork YMCA to help each camper make their...
Slater Antique Tractor-Pull
Crowds gathered at the Slater Industrial Park on July 30 to watch antique tractors participate in a tractor-pull. A variety of different models were present at the pull.
Mid-season at Market on the Square
Saturday, July 30, was about the midway mark in the Marshall farmers market's expanded season. A welcome rain storm about mid-morning kept the heat at bay but also contributed to a smaller crowd than usual. Still, there was music, food and fun, as...
Slater Purple Ribbon Livestock Show 2011
The Slater Purple Ribbon Livestock Show was held Saturday morning, July 23 outside the livestock building near Slater's city park. A large number of exhibitors were on hand with their hogs, goats, sheep and cattle. All exhibitors are given a large...
2011 Cookin' in the Park
The first "Cookin' in the Park" family event was held Friday, July 15, at Marshall Aquatic Center. The event included food, activities for kids and live music. The activities included a chance for kids to learn from park Day Camp youngster howto...
St. Luke's picnic & concert
For the 78th year, Marshall Municipal Band performed a special concert at St. Luke's United Church of Christ annual picnic in Grand Pass.
The 14th annual Ozark Selfbow Jamboree took place July 14-17 at Indian Foothills Park.
2011 Country Showdown
Chanda Smith-Jones won the judges hearts with her stories of an Ozarks childhood and original songs rooted deeply in her country upbringing.
Smith-Jones took first place Wednesday, July 13, in the Texaco Country Showdown at the Saline County...
2011 Saline County Fair Rodeo
The annual rodeo at the Saline County Fair again wrapped up the entertainment shows with the excitement of cowboys and cowgirls testing their skills in roping and riding.
Aerial flood photos from Saline and Carroll counties
These pictures were taken on the evening of Tuesday, July 19 over Saline and Carroll counties. I am not able to identify the exact area where some of the photos are taken. If anyone recognizes the farms or area, please contact me at...
2011 Saline County Fair Horse Show
Three classes of riders in nearly 20 categories competed Saturday morning, July 16, in the Saline County Fair Horse Show at the fairgrounds.
2011 county fair Livestock Sale
Auctioneers prattled through names and numbers like a riddle Friday evening, and the crowd came out to play.
Fun in the sun at the fair!
With the weather heating up on Friday, July 15 at the 2011 Saline County Fair, several youth found a way to keep cool. A makeshift waterslide was set up on a hill behind the livestock buildings.
2011 Saline County Fair Cattle Show
The Saline County Fair Cattle Show included not only the Beef Heifer and Steer Show, but also the Dairy Heifer Show. In between the shows, exhibitors ages 4-9 showed in the Bottle Calf Show. The show was held on Friday, July 15 in the Duncan Building
2011 Saline County Fair Swine Show
The largest livestock show at the 2011 Saline County Fair was once again the Swine Show with over 100 hogs being exhibited. The PeeWee Swine Show was also large, with three different age classes. A large crowd was on hand to watch the show, which...
2011 Saline County Fair Llama Show
The Inaugural Saline County Fair Llama Showdown was held on Thursday, July 14, following the Sheep Show. Three llamas were exhibited while Llama Superintendent Brent Niemeyer fascinated the crowd with llama facts.
2011 Saline County Fair Sheep Show
The Saline County Fair Sheep Show was held on Thursday, July 14. The weather cooled off and a large number of sheep were shown in both the 4-H and FFA show, as well as the PeeWee Show which followed.
2011 Saline County Fair Goat Show
The Saline County Fair Goat Show had a new time in 2011. Instead of Thursday morning, the show actually kicked off livestock events this year, with a 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 show. A large number of Dairy and Meat goats were exhibited by 4-H and...
2011 Saline County Fair Awards Ceremony
2011 Saline County Fair Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, July 17, in the multi-purpose building. A large number of awards were handed out and long-time fair volunteer Kaye Wright was honored with a standing ovation.
2011 Saline County Fair: Barnyard Olympics
Saline County kids gathered at the fairground on Thursday afternoon to compete in the Barnyard Olympics. The games included egg toss, bottle chugging, hubcap throwing, sack racing and noodle hockey. The winners will be announced on Sunday.
2011 Saline County Fair: Rabbit Show
More than a dozen Saline County kids gathered at the Saline County Fairground on Thursday morning to show their rabbits. "We've got a good bunch of kids here," said Judge Dave Rugen. "The biggest group that I've seen at a show like this."
Private levee overtops in Malta Bend bottoms
Late on Friday July 8, a private levee in the Missouri River bottoms below Malta Bend began over topping. Volunteers had spent more than a week, working 24 hours a day to save it. Over 10,000 sandbags were put down to try to hold the water back, but...
2011 Saline County Fair: Dog Show
Dogs, children and parents gathered at the Saline County Fairground on Wednesday morning to compete in showmanship, obedience, size and puppy fashion.
2011 Central District FFA Fair
The Central District FFA Fair was held July 11-12 at the Saline County Fairground. Students, animals and exhibits representing almost 60 schools participated in the two-day event.
The Regulators at Blackwater
The Regulators performed old west gunfights and skits for Blackwater visitors Saturday, July 9.
2011 Saline County Fair: Public Speaking
More than two dozen contestants gathered at the Saline County Fairground multipurpose building on Saturday to compete in a variety of different categories with an array of different topics such as, scrap-booking, gun safety, rabbit showmanship,...
2011 County Fair Shooting Sports
4-H Shooting Sports competition took place Sunday, July 10, at the upgraded range on North U.S. Highway 65. The event also included, for the first time, a Western Heritage Shooting event. More photos to come.
Sandbagging at the river - July 2011
On July 5 and July 6, farmers in the Saline County river bottoms continue to hope for the best, while preparing for the worst. Large groups of volunteers in the Grand Pass and Malta Bend bottoms filled almost 13,000 sandbags using the Army Corps of...
Akeman-McBurney Medical Clinic grand opening
After 30 years the dream has become a reality, Mayor Stephen Allegri said of the Akeman-McBurney Medical Clinic in Slater.
The community gathered Saturday morning, July 2, for the grand opening, and dedication ceremonies.
2011 Thornhill Neighborhood Parade
The annual Fourth of July Thornhill Neighborhood Parade.
River fight 2011
An area heat advisory didn't stop Malta Bend farmers and other volunteers as they filled sandbags in the riverbottoms on Friday, July 1. With the water rising higher than the Corps of Engineers' predictions, crews sandbagged the low spots on a...
Cleaver visits Saline County
United States Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II was in Saline County on Wednesday, June 29 to tour area farms and businesses. Bill Riggins, interim director of the Marshall-Saline Development Corporation set up the tour to help introduce him to the...
Miami River bottoms, June 24, 2011
As the Army Corps of Engineers continues to release record flows from Gavins Point Dam, the Missouri River has been above flood stage in Saline County for over a month. Even if the river does not top local levees, the seep water it creates has...
Waverly Civil War re-enactments
Saturday morning, visitors congregated in Waverly to witness the marriage of one of the area's most prominent Civil War officers, Gen. Joseph Shelby, who was married in 1858. Prior to the ceremony, organizers held the opening ceremony and...
2011 Bear Creek Blues Festival
The weather was generally good for the 2011 Bear Creek Blues Festival in Slater -- not too hot, not too cold, not too wet. And not too dry. A brief but moderately intense rain shower during the Lionel Young Band set sent some members of the audience...
2011 Relay for Life
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Rape Aggression Defense Class
This weekend the girls and women in the Rape Aggression Defense class learned the same set of basic survival skills. R.A.D. Instructor Sarah Fuehring and her partner, Detective Ken Landes, taught their students when to fight, how to fight and ways...
2011 Saline County BBQ Talent Show
Just the first batch. Many more to come!
The Little Rock Express
Union Pacific's steam locomotive No. 844 left Cheyenne, Wyo., Friday, May 27, and chugged into Saline County Tuesday morning.
2011 Memorial Day in Marshall
The Memorial Day Ceremony in Marshall took place under sunny skies at the Veterans' Memorial on the southeast corner of the Saline County Courthouse lawn. Melvin Smith was the featured speaker.
2011 MHS graduation
This is just the first batch. More photos to come.
Bob James Jazz Fest
Once the lights went down, Eckilson-Mabee Theatre transformed into something Marshall has lacked since the 1970's -- a center for jazz.
Marshall High School Project Graduation 2011
The Marshall High School Class of 2011 celebrated all night at Project Graduation on May 22. The drug and alcohol free celebration held at the Burns Athletic Complex at Missouri Valley College was attended by approximately 165 seniors and 65 guests....
Bueker Middle School Completion Ceremony
Bueker Middle School eighth graders are now graduates after their class was honored during the Completion Ceremony Friday, May 20.
Mixed Martial Arts
Marshall's first MMA event was held Friday evening, May 13, at Martin Community Center. Promoters said another event is planned for July.
Slater High School graduation
Slater seniors were honored Sunday, May 15, during a commencement ceremony.
2011 Sweet Springs High School Graduation
Sweet High School seniors accepted scholarships and walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during graduation ceremonies Friday, May 13, 2011.
2011 Marshall FFA banquet
The Marshall FFA chapter held their annual awards banquet in the commons area of the high school on Friday, May 6. A large group of students were presented awards for their work during the year.
Steve McQueen Day car show
Car aficionados had already packed Slater's Main Street Saturday morning, April 30. The city's annual Steve McQueen Day was kicked off by a dinner Friday evening. Saturday offered a welcomed reprieve from the rainouts Steve McQueen Day has been...
2011 MHS prom
Scenes from the Marshall High School Prom Dance, Saturday, April 30, 2011.
MVC Jazz Band spring 2011 concert
The Missouri Valley College Jazz Band topped its fall concert performance, if audience response is any measure.
At its final concert of the school year, the band received two standing ovations and performed one encore number.
Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra/Bueker Middle School art show
Photos of artwork displayed Sunday, April 10, at the annual Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra Pops concert. The concert featured Harmonium Brass and artwork by BMS students.
Take Pride in Marshall 2011
Under sunny skies Saturday, April 8, more than 100 volunteers, most from Missouri Valley College, fanned out over Marshall to rid the streets of litter. The project was organized by David Kemm, who has been running Take Pride in Marshall for 30...
2010 Marshall High School graduation
Marshall High School graduation ceremonies had to seek cover in the gymnasium in 2010 due to drenching rain. The event ran without a hitch otherwise, though a number of people had to watch on video screens in the Little Theatre and the commons.
April Wind Storm
A series of strong storm cells raced through mid-Missouri Sunday night, April 3, churned up by a cold front that dropped the temperature 40 degrees in just a few hours (from 84 to 44). Winds at the leading edge of the front were reported to be...
Found Object Art
Slater Public Library has more than books on its shelves. John Haynie's Found Object Art can be viewed indefinitely as he and wife, Donna, have a collection in the lobby. Haynie refurbishes old tools, such as hinges, spark plugs, shovels and...
Wings of Love Inc
Yvonne Patterson of Wings of Love Inc visited students at Southeast Elementary School in recognition of Missouri's Bird Appreciation Day.
Slater students got an opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of tarantulas when Chris Audsley, founder of Little Fangs, presented some of his collection Wednesday, March 16. Students learned about behavioral and biological aspects...
Annual Luck of the Irish held on Saturday, March 19, 2011
With a prime rib dinner, servers from the class of 2011 and a $10,000 grand prize, the annual Luck of the Irish was fun-filled evening for the approximately 400 people who attended.
Emcee Shannon Johnson read each of the 300 ticket holders, until...
Akeman-McBurney Medical Clinic progression
The Slater-based clinic opened for business Monday, March 14, and is now seeing patients. The gallery features images from the groundbreaking ceremony, held in September of 2010, to completion in March of 2011.
Marshall FFA Alumni Contest Day
On March 16, 2011 the Marshall FFA Alumni Contest Day and Test Skills Assessment was held in Saline County. Over 800 students from across the state, representing 23 schools came to Marshall to take TSA tests, as well as participate in a CDE (Career...
2011 Women in Agriculture
A record breaking attendance, learning how to "bounce," good food and laughter were just some of the highlights of the 8th annual Women in Agriculture Regional Conference held at the Martin Community Center in Marshall on Friday, March 11.
The dregs of winter
As the last of February's snows melted this week, the warm air and trickling water sculpted odd shapes in the gritty dregs of snow.
MHS spring play: 'Harvey'
The Marshall High School Drama Department will present Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, "Harvey," as the spring play this year. The play will show at 7 p.m. March 2, 3 and 4 in the Little Theatre at MHS. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for...
Winter wonderland -- again
It wasn't predicted to be much, but a storm moving through the area Thursday, Feb. 24, turned out to be a bit nasty -- though not as bad as the Feb. 1 blizzard -- dropping rain, sleet and wet snow on the area before freezing overnight, creating...
MVC students take it to the hill
Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 2, kids took advantage of the amount of snow on the ground, including some MVC students who were some of the first to use a well-known sledding hill at Indian Foothills Park.
A blizzard in the making
With wind gusts sometimes reaching 40 mph and snow accumulation expected to be between 8-12 inches Tuesday, Feb. 1, the blizzard warning remains in effect until noon Wednesday. The dangerous conditions limited visibility to 1/4 of a mile or less,...
Glimpses of the 2011 Global Ag Symposium
Over 110 people from across the state attended the Global Ag Symposium on Jan. 25, 2011. The Santa Fe Agri-Leaders organized the even, which was titled "Equipping today's producer for tomorrows demand."
The re-emergence of the sun, which melted rooftop snow, along with continued sub-freezing temperatures created fertile conditions for icicle formation in recent days. Melting snow on numerous roofs have become frozen waterfalls. At this home, an...
Winter Wonderland - Jan. 19 snow storm
Wednesday night, Jan. 19, and into the morning of Thursday, Jan. 20, the area was hit with the second significant snow storm of the new year. Marshall received more than 7.5 inches of snow after getting 6 inches the week before.
Light snow moved into the area overnight on Christmas Eve, blanketing Saline County with enough of the stuff to qualify 2010 as a white Christmas, the second in a row.
Indian Foothills Park Christmas lights
Marshall Parks and Recreation illuminates the holidays with light displays throughout Indian Foothills Park.
Slater High School Christmas Program
Slater High School's Vocal Music Christmas Concert combined both traditional and uncommon songs Thursday, Dec. 16.
Hardeman Schools Christmas Program 2010
Hardeman students welcomed visitors to their Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 14. From preschool to eighth grade, students came together in song to celebrate the season.
The program was directed by Margaret McCampbell, scenery design by Mrs. Dickey,...
Malta Bend School Christmas Program
Malta Bend School students from preschool through sixth grade presented their Christmas program Monday, Dec. 13.
Miami Schools Christmas Program
Students entertained the crowd during Miami Schools Christmas Program held Monday, Dec. 13.
Slater Elementary Christmas Program
House lights dimmed and the curtain opened to reveal a Christmas tree lot and a chorus of children. Elves worked hard to decorate the trees before Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived.
First through third grade students in Slater held their Christmas...
2010 BMS Christmas Concert & Art Show
Bueker Middle School musicians and artists showed their work Monday, Dec. 6, during the annual Christmas concert and art show. In addition to art displayed, there were performances by the Sixth Grade Orchestra, the Seventh and Eighth Grade...
Marshall HS Theatre Department - "Something's Afoot"
Cast members attempt to solve the mysterious murders during a dress rehearsal Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. "Something's Afoot" runs Nov. 17-19.
MVC Jazz Band fall concert
The growing Missouri Valley College Jazz Band performed its fall concert Sunday, Nov. 14, to a good-sized crowd at Eckilson-Mabee Auditorium.
2010 MHS Orchestra Fall Concert
The Marshall High School Orchestra performed its fall concert Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Little Theatre at MHS. More information about the program: http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1680048.html
2010 Houston E. Mull FFA Memorial "Cattleless" Cattle Drive
The 6th Houston E. Mull FFA Memorial Cattle Drive was held on Saturday Nov. 6 at the Bill and Mary Lou Paxton Farm near Marshall Junction. About 100 horseback riders enjoyed a ride on trails located among the Blackwater River Hills on the 500 acre...
Trick-or-Treat on the Marshall square
Goblins ruled downtown Marshall Friday, Oct. 29, when hundreds of children turned out for Trick-or-Treat on the Square. Area businesses and organizations opened their doors or set up tables along the perimeter to pass out candy and balloons and to...
YMCA Halloween Party
Pictures from the YMCA Halloween Party 2010.
PAT Down on the Farm
Parents as Teachers hosted Down on the Farm at the Saline County Fairgrounds Saturday, Oct. 30.
Firefighter Randall Davenport's funeral
The Marshall community said farewell Thursday, Oct. 28, to firefighter Randall Davenport, who was found dead Sunday, Oct. 24. His funeral filled Martin Community Center with a standing-room-only crowd of mourners and was conducted with full...
MVC Homecoming Parade
People crowded the curbs Saturday, Oct. 23, to catch a glimpse of this year's floats during Missouri Valley College's 2010 Homecoming Parade. The winning floats were V-Club with 1st place, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon in second place and...
The R. Wilson Brown Room at Missouri Valley College began to fill as more and more women walked through its doors. Thursday, Oct. 7, the Lighthouse Shelter hosted Helping Handbags, a silent auction to benefit the shelter and the women it supports.
Art Under the Stars
This fall marked the first year for Art Under the Stars. Marshall Senior Center hosted the fundraising event Thursday, Sept. 29, to benefit the center as well as local artists.
Arrow Rock Heritage Craft Fest/Blackwater Fall Fest
Under warm, sunny conditions, Arrow Rock held its 42nd annual Heritage Craft Festival and just down the road, Blackwater held its Fall Fest Saturday, Oct. 9. Festivities will continue Sunday, Oct. 10.
McDaniel Memorial Bridge -- Miami
The Miami bridge reopened at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4. MoDOT hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and Friends of Miami welcomed visitors to join in a reception following the event.
Union Pacific's "Challenger"
The largest operating steam locomotive had a layover beneath the Eastwood Bridge Monday, Oct. 4. The American Locomotive Company built the engine in 1943 and it is the only Challenger still running out of the 105 made.
23rd Annual Quilt Show
The Country Patchwork Quilt Guild hosted its 23rd show Sept. 25-26 at Salt Fork YMCA. The show included eight vendors as well as themes such as Crazy Quilts, Quilts of Valor, Home Tweet Home, the God Bless America Touring Quilts and guest artist...
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2010 Corn Husking Parade
The 2010 Corn Husking Parade kicked off the Corn Husking Competition and Festival, held in Saline County Saturday, Sept. 25. The Friday afternoon parade included floats, the high school marching band, horse-drawn wagons and plenty of candy.
Van Meter State Park Field Trip
Eighth graders from Bueker Middle School, in Marshall, learned about nomadic and frontier life in early American history. Teachers organized a field trip to Van Meter State Park Tuesday, Sept. 21, where students transferred between stations such as...
A Day at the Park: Kids Activities
Activities were lined along the aquatic center and included a shaving cream table, face painting and climbing into large trucks. Kids who attended Santa Fe Trail Days jumped from station to station as well as learned something during the...
2010 Messy Night
Messy Night couldn't have come at a better time this year. Tuesday, Aug. 3, the temperature was 97, it was humid, and a tub of cool spaghetti to flop in or a tarp covered in pudding to slither around on was just the thing!
Bikes, Trikes and Hikes: Closer by the Mile
Marshall Public Library hosted its first Bikes, Trikes and Hikes event Tuesday, July 27. Participants raised funds for the library's new floor fund. This year marks the organization's 20th anniversary.
Scenes around the Saline County Fair
Campers finding a "cool" way to cool off, future 4-H and FFA members getting to know each other and a little brother helping to "groom" his brother's bottle calf are just some of the random scenes captured at the 2010 Saline County Fair.
Saline County Fair Rabbit and Poultry shows
The Saline County Fair Rabbit and Poultry shows were held on Thursday, July 15 at the fairground. Stories and more detailed information can be found at http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1650101.html and http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1649968.html
Saline County Fair Cattle Show
The Saline County Fair Cattle Show was held on Friday, July 16 at the fairground, with a number of young and new exhibitors. A story on the cattle show can be found at , while detailed results are available at...
Saline County Fair Goat Show
The Saline County Fair Goat Show was held on Thursday, July 15 at the fairground. Goat Show results can be found at http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1650121.html and http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1649871.html
Saline County Fair Swine Show
Over 100 pigs were shown during the Saline County Fair Hog Show held Thursday evening, July 15 at the fairground. A story about the event can be found at http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1650848.html and full results can be found at...
Saline County Fair Sheep Show
The Saline County Fair Sheep Show was held the morning of Thursday, July 15. At the conclusion of the main show, the PeeWee Lamb show was held, giving younger exhibitors a chance to shine.
Central District Fair Day 2
The Central District Fair, held July 12-13 at the Saline County Fairground, featured FFA members and/or exhibits from almost 60 schools. Although the busiest day was Monday, July 13, the cattle shows, both dairy and beef took place on Tuesday, July...
Central District FFA Fair Day 1
The Central District FFA Fair held July 12 and 13 at the Saline County Fairgrounds had almost 2,300 entries, making it the largest fair in at least the past 10 years. Exhibits ranged from tomatoes to trailers and from geese to goats.
Outlaw Rodeo Productions at Saline County Fair
Heat seemed to come out of the earth, yet spectators set up chairs, tossed out blankets for children to sprawl out on and sang "The Star Spangled Banner" as Mary Gillum circled the arena with the flag. The action began quickly and didn't stop for...
Showmanship and ability were highlighted at the 4-H and FFA Horse Show Saturday, July 17. Check back soon for more updates.
Saline County 4-H Dog Show
4-H members competed Friday, July 16 in categories including dog obedience, showmanship and best dressed. Check back for updates to the gallery.
Jr. Barnyard Olympics
Participants competed in this year's Junior Barnyard Olympics at the fairgrounds, Thursday, July 15. Four games included an egg toss, hubcap throwing, beach ball-baseball and bottle drinking. Winners will be announced Sunday, July 18.
2010 Nicholas-Beazley Aviation Museum Pancake Fly-in
The annual Nicholas-Beazley Aviation Museum Pancake Breakfast Fly-in/Drive-in drew crowds Sunday, July 11, as people enjoyed the pancake breakfast, toured the museum and looked at the planes of those who flew to the event.
2010 Thornhill Neighborhood Independence Day Parade
For two decades now, residents of the South Lafayette/Thornhill Drive neighborhood and friends from around the area have conducted an informal Independence Day parade. And although the Sunday morning, July 4, crowd was a little smaller than in years...
2010 Bear Creek Blues Festival
The 2010 Bear Creek Blues Festival attracted a good crowd, great weather and "awesome" music, according to organizer Jill Murray. The opening act was a local group, Riverbend Band, and the headliner was Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks. Between...
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
Relay for Life took place Friday, June 11, at Marshall High School. Coordinator's estimate nearly 300 participates were at the event.
2010 Saline County Fair Queen Contest
Four candidates competed for the title of Saline County Senior Fair Queen and 15 vied for the junior queen crown Saturday, June 5, at the Saline County BBQ. Kaleigh Summers was named senior fair queen and Taylor Loges was named junior fair queen.
2010 Hardeman School 8th grade graduation ceremony
Seven 8th grade students graduated from Hardeman School during a ceremony held on Tuesday May 11, 2010 in the school gymnasium.
2010 Slater Graduation
The Slater High School class of 2010 received their diplomas on Saturday May 8 in the high school gymnasium. More photos will be added to this gallery.
2010 MVC graduation
Missouri Valley College held its graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 8.
2010 Steve McQueen Days
The fourth annual Steve McQueen Days got off to a good start, with car show and motorcycle show and rodeo going strong -- but then a little after 1 p.m. the rain arrived and put a damper on things. The veterans brick presentation and appreciation...
2010 Run for the Shelter
At least 45 runners and walkers turned out on a cool, dry spring day Sunday, April 18, for the third annual Run for the Shelter, a fundraiser for the Lighthouse Shelter in Marshall.
2010 Marshall schools/YMCA Wellness run
The day was perfect -- sunny and cool -- for the third annual Wellness Run sponsored by the Marshall Public School District Wellness Committee and the Salt Fork YMCA. Runners and walkers of various ages participated Saturday, April 17:...
MHS performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)"
Scenes from the dress rehearsal for MHS students' performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" Monday, March 1.
The Marshall Board of Education intends to place a building bond issue on the April ballot. In order to inform the public about the condition of existing elementary schools, the district is hosting a series of question and answer meetings at each...
Saline County "enjoyed" the experience of a cold snap followed by a snowstorm followed by a cold snap as 2009 became 2010. These photos were taken Thursday, Jan. 7, after the snow had stopped falling but hadn't stopped moving as bitter winds...
Return of the geese 2009
Every year, flocks of Canada geese take up residence at the Marshall Habilitation Center Lake, providing a great (if noisy) experience for local bird watchers.
White Christmas 2009
Saline Countians don't often see much snow in December, but they were treated to a white Christmas this year as rain finally turned to snow in the early morning hours, giving the area a blowing and shifting blanket of white stuff over a veneer of...
2009 Community Christmas Dinner
Operating on the theory that everyone in the community deserves to enjoy a wonderful Christmas feast, volunteers have, for the past four years, organized the Community Christmas Dinner, open to all.
2009 Christmas Tea at Blosser Home
She was dressed to the nines Sunday, Dec. 20. "She" was the Georgia Brown Blosser Home, 1210 E. Eastwood Dr. in Marshall. The beautiful 1920s-era home was more beautiful than ever all decked out in Christmas finery as guests and residents mingled...
Miami bridge demolition
Anita Wright took good advantage of a spot on the Missouri River shore during the Nov. 3 and Nov. 11, 2009, implosions of the old bridge at Miami. She generously shared prints of her photos with us.
Miami R-1 2009 Winter Musical
Kindergarten through 8th grade students at Miami R-1 school presented their 2009 winter musical, "Christmas Around the World" on Monday, Dec. 14 at the school. Director of the program is Margaret McCampbell.
Santa Train 2009
The Kansas City Souther Railroad Holiday Express, known as the "Santa Train," made a stop in Slater on a very cold Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 15.
2009 BMS Beginners Concert
Bueker Middle School held its concert for fifth- and sixth-grade choirs, band and orchestra Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.
Hardeman School Christmas Program
Friends and family filled the gym at Hardeman School Tuesday, Dec. 1, to enjoy the Christmas program performed by students.
St. Peter Gingerbread House Decorating Day 2009
St. Peter Catholic School gymnasium was full of fun Saturday, Nov. 21, as about 60 children and their families gathered to decorate gingerbread houses. The program, which began last year, has raised enough in two years to purchase an automated...
Photos from a dress rehearsal for the Marshall High School production of the musical comedy "Lucky Stiff."
Marshall High School Homecoming 2009
Photos from the MHS Homecoming pep rally Friday morning, Oct. 16.
Lewis and Clark Adventure Day
On Friday, Oct. 9, eighth-grade students at Bueker Middle School braved the unusually chilly fall weather and explored Van Meter Park at the annual Lewis and Clark Adventure Day.
2009 Missouri State Corn Husking Competition
Saline County Fairground hosts the Missouri State Corn Husking Competition and festival. These photos are from the day-long competitive event, where huskers of all ages attempt to qualify for the national competition in October.
St. Peter Catholic School 125th Anniversary Celebration
After a week of anniversary-related activities, celebrations at St. Peter Catholic School culminated Friday, Aug. 28, with a birthday cake and time capsule assembly. Just before school let out, students released balloons bearing prayer cards into...
First day of school 2009-2010
After a wet weekend and with wet week predicted, Marshall students, parents and school staff got a break Monday, Aug. 17, as the sun peeked out long enough for school to get under way. Below are photos taken just before classes began at Marshall...
Up the Missouri River with U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton
On Wednesday, Aug. 12, U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Ike Skelton rode the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cheyenne from Napoleon upriver to Sibley and back to get a glimpse at the guard's work along the Missouri River.
Missouri River 340 checkpoint at Miami
The fourth annual Missouri River 340, billed as "the world's longest non-stop river race" used the landing at Miami as a checkpoint Tuesday, Aug. 4. The city council and numerous volunteers served food while spectators and support teams awaited the...
2009 Mega Messy Night
Photos from Mega Messy Night held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Indian Foothills Park in Marshall. The annual Parents as Teachers event was co-sponsored this year by the Marshall Public School District After School Program, and for the first time older...
Circus comes to town (56 photos)
The Saline County Fair Association and the Missouri State Corn Husking Assocation brought Carson & Barnes Circus to town Tuesday, July 21, for two shows. Here are scenes from circus set-up and from the afternoon show.
2009 County Fair Junior Livestock Sale (UPDATED: 5:45 p.m. Friday; 171 photos)
In addition to giving area youth a chance to show the community the results of their hard work and skill, the county fair helps them earn money, and the Junior Livestock Sale is one of the main opportunities to do so. About 170 exhibits were sold...
2009 Saline County Fair Scenes
The Saline County Fair offered a myriad of photo opportunities.
2009 Saline County Fair Cattle Show
The Saline County Fair Cattle Show was held on Friday, July 17 at the fairgrounds. A bottle calf show was held in between the heifer and steer show.
2009 Saline County Fair Hog Show
The Saline County Fair Hog show was held on Thursday, July 16 at the Saline County Fairgrounds. Before the show began, there were three PeeWee classes of exhibitors ranging from 2 to 7 years old.
Messy Art Night
"Messy Art Night" Monday, July 20, on the lawn beside the Marshall Public Library brought together more than 20 kids who, using foil pans, paint, paper and marbles, created wild works of abstract art. The event was part of the library's summer...
2009 District Fair Day 2
The Central District FFA Fair was held at the Saline County Fairgrounds on Monday and Tuesday, July 13-14. The district represents 64 schools, many of which had entries in the fair.
FFA District Fair, Day 1
The Central District FFA fair has been held at the Saline County Fairgrounds for many years. On Monday, July 13 thousands of exhibits ranging from tomatoes to livestock trailers were on display. The goat, sheep, lamb, hog, rabbit and poultry shows...
2009 County Fair Sheep and Goat shows
The Sheep Show and Goat Show were held Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the Saline County Fairground.
McClure House - 750 E. Eastwood St.
These photos from the city Code Enforcement Board show the deterioration of the house, which was demolished Thursday, July 16. Built in 1882, the house was one of the oldest in the city.
2009 County Fair Shooting Sports
4-H shooting sports competition took place Sunday, July 12, at the target range north of Marshall. A thunderstorm rolled in about mid-morning, cutting the event slightly short, but shooters were able to get in nearly all their rounds.
2009 Saline County Fair Fashion Revue
On Sunday, July 12, Saline County 4-H girls participated in the fashion revue at the fair, modeling made and purchased clothes and knitted and crocheted garments. A special, just-for-fun category was "I'm Walking In Sunshine."
Guthrey Play Area reopens
Guthrey Play Area in Indian Foothills Park reopened Friday, July 3, after being closed for several months as workers -- slowed by a rainy spring -- installed new playground equipment. This gallery shows area youngsters putting the new equipment...
Independence Day 2009
A selection of photos from area Independence Day festivities.
2009 Saline County Relay for Life
Scenes from Saline County Relay for Life, held at Marshall High School from Friday, June 26, at 6 p.m. to Saturday, June 27, at 6 a.m.
Benton Elementary School Circus
On the final day of summer school, Benton Elementary students presented a circus performance for parents and friends.
The Sound of Music
Photos from a dress rehearsal for a Marshall summer school student production of "The Sound of Music," a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein that tells the story of the Von Trapp family in World War II-era Austria.
The students are...
2009 MHS Pop Assembly
Marshall High School held its annual pop assembly May 14, a musical event "by students, of students, for students (and friends and family)" according to Principal Carol Smith. The student-choreographed event included popular songs from "Jessie's...
Marshall Aquatic Center season opening
The Marshall Aquatic Center opened May 23. A few sprinkles mid-afternoon reduced the number of swimmers, but quite a few continued to enjoy the water until closing time.
Market on the Square season opening
Market on the Square, Marshall's farmers market, started its second season under sunny skies -- or rather, shaded from sunny skies under the canopy on the former Silverthorn building at the northeast corner of the square. The market will take place...
St. Peter School Famous Missourians Living Museum
As part of a unit on Missouri history, students in Tracy Crumbaugh's fourth-grade class at St. Peter School chose famous Missourians to research and portray in their living museum Wednesday, May 13.
Graduation 2009: Sweet Springs Eighth Grade Promotion
On Monday, May 11, 2009, 32 eighth-graders from Sweet Springs took part in a promotion ceremony to mark their advancement to high school.
Marshall Band Concert, Spring 2009
On May 7, Marshall sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands, along with the high school band, presented their final concert of the year. Seniors Kim Van and Britney Jones performed the solos they played at State Music Festival as well.
Wonder Dog Day 2009
Shots from the first-ever Wonder Dog Day, held Saturday, May 2, in front of the Jim the Wonder Dog park in Marshall
MS Walk 2009
On Saturday, April 25, about 100 people walked in Marshall's annual MS Walk, which raises funds to fight multiple sclerosis.
2009 MHS Prom
Marshall High School held its Prom Saturday, April 25, giving students a chance to shine in their finest finery and to enjoy the traditions of the annual dance. More photos will be added to this gallery later Sunday, April 26, and Monday, April 27.
DAR Essay Contest Winners
Every year the Arrow Rock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors an essay contest on a topic in American history for fifth- through eighth-grade students at Blackwater, Hardeman, Orearville, Slater and Gilliam schools. On...
Photos from a rehearsal of St. Peter School's production of the musical Li'l Abner. The play will be presented April 23-24 at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Children in Bloom
Children, many dressed as flowers, paraded around the square in Marshall Wednesday morning, April 8, after Mayor Connie Latimer read a proclamation declaring April 2009 "The Month of the Young Child."
Students receive awards at 2009 Academic Excellence Banquet and Recognition
Marshall High School students were awarded for holding a grade point average of 3.33 or higher in the MHS gym Tuesday evening, March 24.
National Guard troops return from Kosovo
On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, members of mid-Missouri communities converged on Marshall to welcome home citizen-soldiers who had been deployed to Kosovo for a year-long peace-keeping mission. Hundreds of family members, veterans, community members and...
Scenes from a snowy Saturday
After a nearly snowless winter, the area finally received enough snow to send cars skidding, kids sledding and to create a beautiful wintery landscape.
Student art at 2009 Philharmonic "Pops" Concert
Every year at the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra's "Pops" Concert, audiences not hear the sounds of the orchestra's program but have a chance to see Bueker Middle School student artwork created to complement the final selection.
This year, the...
Winter hike at Van Meter
How I spent my New Year's Day. I went for a hike at Van Meter State Park with good friend Dennis Hopkins of Blackwater. Most folks don't think of winter as prime hiking season, perhaps, but the park shows a different side with decaying foliage...
2008 Sweet Springs High School Holiday Concert
Shots of bands and choirs in Sweet Springs from grades 5 through 12, Wednesday, Dec. 17.
2008 Holiday Express in Marshall
Shots from the visit of the Holiday Express, aka the Santa Train, to Marshall, Friday, Dec. 12.
2008 Sweet Springs' "Santa Saturday"
Shots from "Santa Saturday," Dec. 6, part of Sweet Springs' "Winter Weekend."
2008 Christmas Countdown Kids
Helping us count down the days until Christmas are 19 local youngsters, whose smiles amply demonstrate the special feeling of the season.
2008 Malta Bend Christmas Program
Photos from the kindergarten through third grade production of "Twas the NIght Before Christmas" and the fourth through eighth performance of "An Early American Christmas."
2008 Slater Santa Train
Photos from the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express (aka Santa Train) visit to Slater on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
2008 Gilliam school Christmas program
Gilliam C-4 students held their Christmas program Monday, Dec. 15. With program Director Jo Ann Banks accompanying on piano, students performed "We are Lights!" by John Jacobson. In addition to the play, the program included a number of songs: "We...
2008 Miami School Christmas Program
Kindergarten through 8th graders at Miami School presented the annual Christmas Program on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the school. A large crowd in the school gymnasium watched as the kindergarten through 3rd graders performed first, followed by the 4th...
2008 Slater Christmas Homes Tour
In spite of windy weather, Slater's Christmas Homes Tour drew plenty of visitors Saturday, Dec. 6. The annual event benefits Slater Senior Center. This year, the tour featured Pop's Garage, along with the Cantlin, Stockman, Stephens, Messer and...
2008 Slater Christmas Program
First-, second- and third-grade students perform Christmas songs and "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol" under the direction of Nancy Thompson.
2008 Marshall Christmas Parade
Photos from the 2008 Marshall Christmas parade on Friday, Dec. 5.
Orearville Christmas program
These shots are from the Orearville Elementary School Christmas program, consisting of "Return to Cricket County" and "Lo! A Star!"
2008 Holiday Project
On Dec. 4, many students and community members volunteered to help set up for the 2008 Holiday Project. These photos were taken during that process at the Spainhower building at Marshall Habilitation Center.
2008 St. Peter Gingerbread House Decorating
Parents and children decorate gingerbread houses Saturday morning, Nov. 22, at St. Peter School in a fundraiser for the school to purchase an automated external defibrillator.
2008 MHS musical: Kiss Me Kate
Marshall High School's actors performed "Kiss Me Kate" for the schools 2008 fall musical. The show is a comedy roughly based on and incorporates bits from Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."
2008 St. Peter Preschool Thanksgiving Feast
Photos from St. Peter Preschool's Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2008.
2008 Missouri State Fair
A day at the Missouri State Fair, Thursday, August 14, 2008.
The first Market on the Square
Perhaps there once were farmers markets held on the Marshall square, but there haven't been in recent memory. But the time seemed right to several volunteers and downtown merchants to resurrect the tradition. On Saturday, Aug. 2, produce sellers set...
2008 Saline County Fair Cattle Show
The Saline County Fair Cattle Show was held Saturday morning, July 19 at the Saline County Fairgrounds. More information on the cattle show can be found in the Wednesday, July 23 edition of The Democrat-News.
2008 Saline County Fair Swine Show
The Saline County Fair Swine show was held on Wednesday evening, July 16 at the fairgrounds. A large number of 4-H and FFA members participated. More information about the show and placings can be found in the July 22, 2008 edition of The...
2008 Saline County Fair Rabbit and Poultry shows
The Saline County Fair Poultry show and the Saline County Fair Rabbit show were held on Thursday, July 21 at the Saline County fairgrounds. The results of the rabbit show can be found in the Tuesday, July 22 edition of The Democrat-News and the...
2008 Saline County Fair Goat Show
The Saline County Fair Goat show was held on Thursday, July 17. A story about the goat show can be found at http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1446427.html or in the Monday, July 21 edition of The Democrat-News.
2008 Saline County Fair Sheep show
The Saline County Fair Sheep show was held on the morning of July 17. More information on the results of the sheep show can be found on http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1445953.html or in the Friday, July 18 edition of The Democrat-News.
2008 FFA Central District Fair, Day 2
Cattle shows, both beef and dairy were the highlight of the second day of the Central District FFA Fair held at the Saline County Fairgrounds.
2008 FFA Central District Fair
Students from 51 schools participated in the FFA Central District Fair held July 14 and 15 at the Saline County Fairgrounds. These photos are from Day 1 and the Day 2 photos will be added soon.
2008 Saline County Fair: Junior Livestock Sale
This is just a start on a gallery that will eventually include most of the 4-H and FFA members who sold animals or hams in the Junior Livestock Sale Friday, July 18. More photos will appear as soon as possible. In a few cases, photos did not turn...
2008 Saline County BBQ: Talent show
The crowning of the fair queens is a culmination of a day-long celebration, but the talent show is in some ways the heart of the event. Area kids and adults sing, dance and play music all afternoon and into the evening, providing entertainment for...
2008 Saline County BBQ: Scenes
Wander around the Saline County courthouse square during the annual Saline County BBQ and this is what you're likely to see...
2008 Saline County BBQ: Past fair queens
The first fair queen -- Carolyn Rank (now Carolyn Erickson) -- was crowned during the 1959 Saline County BBQ. This year, the Saline County Fair History Committee honored her and all other past fair queens with a reception Saturday afternoon, June 7,...
Horsemen Against Cancer benefit
The Palomino Horse Association, headquartered in Nelson, sponsored a Horsemen Against Cancer event on Saturday, June 7, at Saline County Fairground to benefit The American Cancer Society and Fitzgibbon Hospital's Community Cancer Center. Many...
While waiting for wedding rehearsal Friday, May 30, I was entertained by one curious squirrel, who played games on the front steps of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma.
Journeys in Saline County, part 1
I like to go on bike rides around the area whenever time permits and the weather cooperates. On May 17 and 24 I took my camera along to capture some bicycle-eye views of Saline County scenery on my way from Marshall to Blackwater. Highlights: 1)...
2008 St. Peter 8th grade graduation
St. Peter School held its eighth-grade graduation ceremony Thursday, May 15, in the parish hall at St. Peter Catholic Church. Six students graduated with the support of friends and family at the event.
2008 MHS graduation ceremony (67 photos)
Marshall High School seniors had to hang on to their caps during their graduation ceremony Sunday, May 18, as gusty winds tried to send caps sailing. Most managed to do so until the end of the ceremony, when graduates tossed their caps in...
Santa Fe High School Class of 2008 (53 photos)
Santa Fe High School graduated 23 students Sunday, May 18, as the 40th class to graduate from the district. Twenty of the students will be attending a technical school, two-year or four-year college and three has enlisted in the military.
2008 Slater High School graduation
Slater High School graduated 34 students Saturday, May 10, in the high school gymnasium. A large crowd of family, friends and fellow classmates gathered to support graduates during the event.
2008 Valley commencement (43 photos, updated May 12)
With tassles fluttering and caps occasionally tossed by gusty winds Saturday, May 3, Missouri Valley College marked the passage through its halls of 245 graduates. The ceremony was duly solemn, but the audience brought plenty of balloons,...
Signs of spring 2008
Early spring is a photogenic time what with flowers strutting their stuff, trees budding and blooming, potholes sparkling with rainwater, etc. We'd like to share scenes and signs of spring and invite photographers in the community to send theirs,...
National Guard deployment ceremony April 5, 2008
According to Maj. Gen. King Sidwell, the consolidated deployment ceremony in Columbia March 22 was an impressive event (more than 1,000 soldiers in formation!) but more moving was the moment Saturday, April 5, when friends and families of area...
Vets for Freedom Heroes Tour 2008
In a last-minute change of schedule, the Vets for Freedom Heroes Tour decided to take a jaunt off Interstate 70 to spend a few hours Thursday, March 27, in Marshall. The bus was escored by the Saline County Sheriff's Department from Kansas City,...
Marshall Buildings Come Crumbling Down
ConAgra demolished four buildings within two city blocks, including Marshall Lumber Company, Thompson's Service Station and the building that adjoins it and Burkhart Electric.
ConAgra purchased the property to allow Marshall's facility to expand if...
County-wide Winter Wonderland
Oh... the weather outside is frightful. But the fire is delightful! And as long as you love me so! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
The staff at The Marshall Demcrat-News would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We also...
Kids Counting Down to Christmas 2007
The Marshall Democrat-News has been carrying on a tradition of picking children from the area to help countdown the days until Christmas.
2007 deer hunting season
Deer hunters fanned out across Saline County Nov. 10 to begin the 10-day fall firearm deer season. The Marshall Democrat-News invited hunters to share photos of the results.
2007 Houston Mull Scholarship Cattle Drive
About 250 riders gathered at the Robin and Brenda Mull farm on Saturday, Nov. 3, for the fourth annual Houston Mull FFA Memorial Scholarship Cattle Drive. Trent Loos, national farm activist and radio personality, led the riders and about 100...
Many events took place during the week of Halloween and here are just a few photos that illustrate the fun families had.
2007 autumn scenery
People gush about New England's fall scenery (and rightly so) but nature also makes good use of Saline County as a canvas for its annual play with color and light. As the area landscape begins to put on its fall look, we have added an "autumn...
If it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, photographer Danny Wilcox-Frazier, in Marshall for TIME Magazine Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18 and 19, wrote hundreds of thousands of words in less than 48 hours.
Democrat-News Staff Writer...
On Thursday, Sept. 20, Jean Gaddy Wilson hosted a party to bid farewell to Audrey, her 65-year-old, 40-foot-tall, half-ton blue cactus friend. Also known as "Century Plants," blue cactuses bloom only once in their lives, then die. Audrey sent a...
Day of Atonement
Hundreds of friends, family and well-wishers congregated on Main Street in Slater just in front of Veterans Park to honor more than 70 Vietnam veterans or family members representing them on Saturday, Sept. 15. The veterans were presented with...
A drag racer's life
Staff writer Rachel Harper was fortunate to ride along on a trip with the Thomases to Kansas City International Raceway's dragstrip on Saturday, Sept. 1. There were drivers of all ages and from all of the Midwest competing for champion of their...
Train derailment July 2007
One rail car carrying grain derailed and toppled Monday, July 16, 2007, in Marshall. No injuries were reported, but traffic was blocked for several hours following the mishap.
2007 Saline County Fair Outlaw Rodeo
Outlaw Rodeo Company of Columbia put on another exciting rodeo for the Saline County Fair. The sanctioned bull riding event attrached several local riders from Marshall, Sweet Springs and other Saline County cities.
2007 Saline County Fair
The 2007 Saline County Fair kicked off on Saturday, July 14, with local 4-H and FFAers showing livestock and other project exhibits. Other entertainment included a demolition derby, musical jamboree, country showdown and much more.
Blackburn's 128th Anniversary
Blackburn celebrated its 128th anniversary Hawaiian-style on Saturday, June 23.
2007 Carson and Barnes Circus
Carson and Barnes Circus came to the Saline County Fairgrounds and put on two magnificient shows involving elephants, high-wire and trapeze acts, and the ever-so-popular clowns on Monday, June 25.
2007 Marshall High School graduation
On what was characterized as an "almost perfect" day for an outside graduation, Marshall High School's class of 2007 bid farewell to one phase of education and life and launched themselves into the next.
2007 Santa Fe Graduation
Santa Fe High School graduated 25 seniors with several academic and athletic honors on Sunday, May 20.
2007 Sweet Springs Graduation
Thirty seniors graduated from Sweet Springs R-7 High School on Friday, May 11.
2007 Missouri Valley College graduation
The 118th class was the largest to graduate from Missouri Valley College. Degree candidates and their families were solemn and exuberant in turns at the Saturday, May 5, 2007, graduation ceremony. Alumnus Bruce Morgan gave the commencement address,...
In an event reminiscent of the great flood of 1993, area rivers spilled over their banks, topped levees and sent volunteers scrambling to hold back the onslaught.
Skate Park Art
Lucy Fletcher's Missouri Valley College beginner and intermediate drawing classes spent two days at Indian Foothills Skate Park decorating the surfaces with "good" graffiti on Wednesday, April 18 and Friday, April 20.
Fletcher said most of the...
2007 MHS Prom
The Prom at Marshall High School Saturday, April 21, was a sight to behold -- and more than 200 spectators showed up to behold it -- as high school students donned their finest outfits and paraded down a lighted runway into the building for the...
Vanished: The German internment BUS-eum comes to Marshall
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2007, area residents had an opportunity to learn a relatively little known story from America's history, the internment of German civilians in U.S. internment camps during World War II. BUS-eum 2, a mobile...
2006 Tornado Retrospective
On the night of March 12, 2006, one or more tornado touched down in southern and western Saline County, causing damage from one end of the county to the other. A number of rural residents lost their homes, farm buildings and equipment, but there...
2006 Santa Fe Trail Days
Scenes from Santa Fe Trail Days in Marshall Aug. 4 and 5.
2006 Saline County Bar-B-Q
Here are some scenes from the 2006 Saline County Bar-B-Q
2006 Project Graduation for Marshall High School
Here are some scenes of the 2006 Project Graduation for Marshall High School.
2006 Santa Fe High School graduation
Here are some scenes from the 2006 Santa Fe High School graduation.
2006 Marshall High School graduation
Here are some scenes from the 2006 Marshall High School graduation.
2006 Bueker Middle School 8th grade graduation
Here are some scenes from the 2006 Bueker Middle School 8th grade graduation.
2006 Malta Bend kindergarten graduation
Here are some scenes from the Malta Bend school kindergarten 2006 graduation.
2006 Sweet Springs High School graduation
Here are some scenes from the 2006 Sweet Springs High School graduation
2006 Slater High School graduation
Here are some scenes from the 2006 Slater High School graduation.
2006 Malta Bend graduation
Here are some scenes from the 2006 Malta Bend school graduation.
2006 Saline County High School graduation
Here are some scenes from the Saline County High School 2006 graduation.
MHS Prom 2006
Here are some scenes from the Marshall High School 2006 prom.
Tornado damage - March 12, 2006
On Sunday, March 12, 2006, what officials believe were three separate tornadoes ripped through Saline County causing an estimated $12 million in damage and leaving 12 families homeless.
Damage reports were expected to continue coming in through the...
Saline County Fair 2005
The 2005 Saline County Fair was filled with fun times, some traditional and some brand new. This year's schedule included livestock shows, 4-H project exhibitions, tractor pulls, a demolition derby and Colgate Country Showdown, among other events.
With class sizes ranging from less than 10 to more than 200, Saline County's schools saw another class of seniors graduate and begin their journey into adulthood.
Marshall residents turned out Thursday, April 28, to welcome home members of the Missouri National Guard Battery C, 1st Battalion 128th Field Artillery. The unit had been deployed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
MHS Prom 2005
Decorated with models of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triumph, Marshall High School was transformed into a Parisian night for the 2005 MHS prom held Saturday, April 16.
Saline County Fair 2004
The annual Saline County Fair provides something for everyone and 2004 was no exception. With everything from livestock shows to a demolition derby, the fair was a week packed with activity
May is the month for commencements and the Marshall Democrat-News readership area was home to seven events. Contained in this gallery are photos from Malta Bend, Marshall, Santa Fe, Saline County High School, Slater and Sweet Springs.
MHS Prom 2004
Marshall High School held its 2004 Prom April 24. With the theme "Red Carpet Affair," the evening drew its inspiration from the Academy Awards.