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Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015
Community Progress Feature Stories
Each year in late winter, The Marshall Democrat-News publishes a series of special sections that include stories featuring local businesses, organizations and projects that represent the community's progress over the preceding year or so.
Bubbles and Bling (03/02/15)
MVC Jazz Festival (01/23/15)
Auction 4 Ayden (01/19/15)
MVC Holiday Show (11/26/14)
Saline County BBQ (06/09/14)
BMS Class of 2014 (05/19/14)
MHS Class of 2014 (05/19/14)
MPO Chamber Recital (03/13/14)

News

County Commission discusses mileage reimbursement for county employees (04/01/15)
Commissioners measured up a mileage reimbursement policy during a regular meeting Tuesday morning, March 31. Saline County Northern Commissioner Charlie Guthrie stated they are just clarifying what is already on the books for elected officials. He said any office holder who attends a meeting, training session or job necessity where travel is required, must provide a lodging receipt, meal receipts, meeting or work session agenda and documentation of traveled miles. ...
Jessica Ivie to introduce new typeface in art show (04/01/15)
MARSHALL ― Missouri Valley College will exhibit the work of Jessica Ivie from April 6-10, in the Vern Nester Gallery, located on the top floor of Baity Hall, on the MVC campus. The show, titled "Ethereal-ji: A Typeface," features brilliant colors and textures, showcasing a script typeface created by Ivie. The theme of the work is whimsical and delicate, with an ebb and flow of the principles of design. Combining Ivie's love of music, the typeface will be displayed as musical lyrics...
Co-founder of baseball museum speaks of historic team's Marshall connection (04/01/15)
Most people have heard of Jackie Robinson, some have heard of Satchel Paige, many have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs but few know how connected they were to Marshall, says author Phil S. Dixon. "In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Monarchs' first world's championship in 1924, I am returning to 90 cities where they played games to present this team's unique history, and I do so with a local twist -- I talk about games the Monarchs played in your city against local competition, as well as discuss the history of African-American ball players from your community who participated in the Negro Leagues.". ...
Sweet Springs man booked for assault (04/01/15)
According to charges filed March 27, David L. Healey, 36, of Sweet Springs, has been charged with one count of domestic assault in the second degree, which is a class C felony. According to a probable cause statement from Sweet Springs Police Department, two officers were dispatched to a residence on Elm Street in Sweet Springs. ...
Student from Marshall awarded UCM's Red and Black Scholarship (04/01/15)
Dedication to academic success in high school has earned Lauren Hare, a senior at Marshall High School, a Red and Black Scholarship in the amount of $500 per year to attend the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. This scholarship is awarded to incoming UCM freshman based upon their high school cumulative GPA and ACT composite score. The scholarship is renewable and may be received for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study...
'Month of the Young Child' proclaimed in Marshall (04/01/15)
Mayor Mark Gooden along with several Parents as Teachers representatives celebrated the signing of the Month of the Young Child proclamation at the Marshall City Office building Wednesday, April 1. According to the proclamation, PAT is celebrating this declaration in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children...
Walmart Truck Drive to support local animal shelter in need (04/01/15)
MARSHALL -- Missouri Valley College students will host an Animal Truck Drive on Saturday, April 11 at the Marshall Walmart benefiting the local animal shelter. Starting at 11 a.m. and going until 5 p.m., students will be located in front of Walmart asking the residents of Marshall to donate any goods that the animal shelter may need...
Grothaus discusses financial recovery for The Lighthouse Shelter (04/01/15)
In the wake of former director Deborah Wallace's sentencing, The Lighthouse Shelter is planning its financial future. Since the judgment passed March 18, the organization was awarded $115, 219 in restitution. At present, the Lighthouse still awaits the distribution of these funds...
Miami student's art honored at Lions Club district convention (04/01/15)
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest...
2nd annual chocolate festival (04/01/15)
Do you have a delicious chocolate recipe that you want to share with the community? The second annual Chocolate Festival, hosted by Marshall Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Martin Community Center. There will be six categories in the chocolate baking contest, a chocolate king and queen contest, a pie eating contest, taste testing, face painting and silent auction...
DECA showcase dinner (04/01/15)
DECA students from Marshall High School are hosting a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the MHS commons. All donations will help those students who qualified to attend international competition. Competitors will present their projects during dinner. ...
Iowa residents charged with felonies (04/01/15)
The Prosecuting Attorney of Saline County has charged two Iowa residents with possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, which is a class C felony, according to charges filed March 27. According to a probable cause statement, Jonathan T. ...
Job fair an opportunity to make connections (03/31/15)
The Marshall Job Fair will take place Thursday, April 9, at the Martin Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Brown celebrates 40 years with Wood & Huston Bank (03/31/15)
Wood & Huston Bank, in Marshall, would like to congratulate Nancy Brown for 40 years of service. Brown began her employment in March 1975. She is currently employed as bookkeeper/ proof operator.
MVCAA Head Start accepting applications (03/31/15)
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency Head Start is not accepting applications for Fall 2015 classes for families living in the Marshall area with children 3 to 5 years old. Open application day will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, by contacting Marshall Family Resource Center at 660-831-0498 or the Head Start Center at 660-886-9980...
Brewer receives promotion (03/31/15)
Equity Bank announced the promotion of Jared Brewer as branch manager of its Sweet Springs office. Brewer joined Equity Bank in 2013, as customer service manager. He will now oversee branch personnel and customer service for the Sweet Springs office, and will continue to contribute to overall market strategy and business development in the surrounding area. Brewer begins his new role on April 1...
Eickhoff to Present 'Female Soldiers and Lady Bushwhackers in the Civil War" April 4 (03/31/15)
During the American Civil War, hundreds of women cut their hair, bound their breasts, donned men's clothing and reported to Union or Confederate army recruiters. Others served as scouts and spies. Historian and author Diane Eickhoff will explore this topic in a presentation entitled "Female Soldiers and Lady Bushwhackers in the Civil War." She will discuss how Missouri's Civil War allowed women to defy traditional gender expectations for proper female conduct. ...
Author Phil S. Dixon to visit MPL (03/31/15)
Most people have heard of Jackie Robinson, some have heard of Satchel Paige, many have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs but few know how connected they were to Marshall," says Author Phil S. Dixon. "In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Monarchs' first world's championship in 1924, I am returning to 90 cities where they played games to present this team's unique history, and I do so with a local twist -- I talk about games the Monarchs played in your city against local competition, as well as discuss the history of African-American ball players from your community who participated in the Negro Leagues.". ...
Lions Club annual art contest for kids (03/30/15)
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest...
Marshall Circle No. 535 Daughters of Isabella March 11 (03/30/15)
Marshall Circle No. 535 Daughters of Isabella met at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the museum at St. Peter Church following the Stations. Regent Maureen Burks opened the meeting. Chancellor Virginia Sprigg read the opening prayer. Pledge to the flag was given. ...
Sweet Springs residents injured in Lafayette County (03/30/15)
A two-car accident in Lafayette County injured six Sweet Springs residents at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 28, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. The accident occurred when a 1999 Chevrolet driven by Sarah R. Stamper, 34, was traveling north on Missouri Highway 13 and collided with a 2013 Kenworth driven by John C. ...
Malta Bend R-V students 'jump' to help AHA (03/27/15)
On Tuesday, March 24, Coach Ryan Armstrong, along with the Malta Bend R-V students, held a fundraising event for the American Heart Association. There were 10 different skill level stations to participate in. The stations progressed from "easy" hopping over pool noodles to simple jump roping to double-dutch to Chinese jump roping. Those who were not into jump roping could try hula hooping too. Students from preschool all the way to high school participated in the events...
Candidate forum a chance to discuss Marshall improvements (03/27/15)
A number of Marshall residents attended the candidate forum hosted by Salt Fork Pachyderm Club at Marshall Senior Center Thursday, March 26. Candidates running for mayor, school board and city council were present to introduce themselves with a three-minute presentation and answer citizen inquiries...
County commission announces new courthouse officer (03/27/15)
The Saline County Commission met Thursday, March 26, where they announced the courthouse will be receiving a new sheriffs deputy to secure the courthouse building. John Bartlett with the Saline County Sheriffs department will be serving as the official Saline County Courthouse Officer and will be working a total of 25 hours per week. Bartlett will remain under the supervision of the Sheriffs department and remain under the payroll of the department as well...
Emergency preparedness drill considered successful (03/26/15)
Missouri Valley College held its armed intruder drill Thursday, March 26. The drill was set in place to maneuver an armed shooter on campus. Coordinators and Marshall Police Department said they were pleased with the execution of protocol, which focused solely on prevention. Active shooter drills have been practiced in the past...