Marshall Sonic employee reports end of shift mugging
Marshall police are investigating a reported assault and robbery of an employee at Sonic Drive-in Tuesday evening, Dec. 6. The alleged incident occurred as the employee was leaving work for the night just before midnight and transporting garbage to the dumpster behind the drive-in. ...
Man injured in I-70 crash
A Gladstone man was seriously injured Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, after the vehicle he was driving traveled off of the interstate. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred at 8 p.m. at the 68.2-mile marker on I-70. The 2006 Chevrolet, driven by Jean Junior G. ...
Mason wins state FFA Fall Speaking Competition at Tan-Tar-a
Sydnee Mason of the Marshall FFA Chapter competed at Tan-Tar-a Sunday, Dec. 4, with her fall speech in the Teach Ag division.
MPD investigating reported vehicle theft
A reported vehicle theft Friday, Dec. 2, remains under investigation by Marshall police. The vehicle, a copper 2003 Chevrolet Impala, reportedly went missing after being last seen where the owner left it Wednesday, Nov. 30, on the 600 block of West Porter Street. ...
Tuesday, Nov. 1: 1st -- R.A. Heinzler/H. Satterwhite; 2nd -- Tie: G.A. DeMoss and A. Wilson; 3rd -- Tie: C. Peterson and S. Repp. Friday, Nov. 4: 1st -- S. Repp/C. Peterson; 2nd -- H. Satterwhite/R. Dimond; 3rd -- S. Meuschke/ A. Tobin; 4th -- Tie: L. Plummer and M. South; 5th -- Tie: H. Fenner and M. Fenner...
Annual Fitzgibbon Tree of Life ceremony honors patients lost to illness
Patients, families and staff members honored those lost to illness during Fitzgibbon Hospital's annual Tree of Life ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 6. "The Tree of Life ceremony is a very special meaning, and it's why we use it in this ceremony," Dr. Darin Haug, president and CEO of Fitzgibbon, said. "There's a spiritual meaning for many and a mystical meaning as well."...
Four Slater council seats open in next election, council talks about utilities, sewer pipe repairs
Mayor Stephen Allegri announced during a regular Slater City Council meeting that four city council seats will be open for the April 2017 municipal election. The positions of Brenda Smith, Terry Jordan, Matt Campbell and Crystal Wiseman will be open. Candidates must file for the positions by Thursday, Jan. 19...
Registered Marshall sex offender charged with four felonies
Four felony charges were filed against Claudie Y. Dertinger, 32, of Marshall, Friday, Dec. 2, for allegedly failing to meet Missouri Sex Offender Registration requirements. According to the probable cause statement in the case, dated July 27, Dertinger violated registered sex offender requirements by living within 1,000 feet of three public schools, not filing a change of address, and managing four Facebook accounts, some under her children's names or aliases -- none of which were reported in her sex offender registration. ...
Oregon man allegedly caught transporting more than 20 pounds of marijuana
A Portland, Oregon, man was charged by the Saline County Prosecutor's office with a class B felony of distribution, delivery, manufacture or production or possession with the intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance Saturday, Dec. 3...
Marshall man charged in storage unit burglary
The Saline County Prosecutor's office filed one count of second degree burglary and two misdemeanor charges of theft/stealing less than $500 and second degree property damage against a Marshall man Friday, Dec. 2. William R. Sanders, 24, of Marshall, was charged with those offenses following a reported break-in at a storage unit on the 1700 block of West Arrow Street that occurred prior to Nov. ...
Gilliam man charged with felony property damage, four misdemeanors after domestic disturbance
Jeremy K. Smith, 25, of Gilliam, faces one felony and four misdemeanor charges after an incidence that occurred at his residence the evening of Friday, Dec. 2. The charges filed against Smith on Saturday, Dec. 3, include property damage first degree, a class D felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of domestic assault third degree, resisting / interfering with arrest, and two counts of assault or attempted assault (against law enforcement, corrections officer, emergency personnel, highway worker in a construction zone, utility worker or parole and probation officer) in the third degree.. ...
County Clerk's office begins preparation for April 2017 election
The Saline County Clerk's office is already preparing for the next election, County Clerk Debbie Russell announced during the county commission's regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6. The next municipal election is set for April 4, 2017. "Candidate filing for those positions such as board members on the school board and any entities that have any of their board members that are up; that's what this election is for," Russell said...
City of Marshall appoints administrator to MSDC board, contract decisions left pending
The next representative of the city of Marshall to the Marshall-Saline Development Corporation's board will come from within the city government. The city council voted Monday, Dec. 5, to approve the appointment of City Administrator David Haugland to fill a one-year term on the board. The city's annual $25,000 payment to MSDC allows it to choose one representative to serve on the board...
More than 300 nativities displayed at MMA's Nativity Festival
Nativities of all shapes and sizes lined tables at Covenant Presbyterian Church for the return of the Nativity Festival, hosted by the Marshall Ministerial Alliance, on Sunday, Dec. 4. More than 300 nativities were showcased during the festival. "It is amazing and it is a community effort," Rev. Melanie Dees Campbell of Ark Ministries said. "It's the people in town bringing in their nativity sets to share. Some people have more than one collection, and a lot of times it's family history."...
Orchestra, chorus present Christmas concert for Marshall community
In front of an audience seated in the Bueker Middle School auditorium Sunday, Dec. 4, Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Kevin Lines extoled the Marshall community for its support of music and instrumentalists. "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know if you really realize how fortunate Marshall is," he said. ...
KCPL substation fire causes outage in Blackburn
A KCP&L substation in Blackburn ignited Monday morning, Dec. 5, and a company spokesperson said they are currently working to restore power.
Slater School Board hears estimated $4.6 million energy-efficiency upgrade proposal
Members of the Slater School Board of Education gathered for a special meeting to hear a presentation by 360 Energy Engineers on Friday, Dec. 2. 360 Energy Engineers is a mechanical engineering firm with offices in Kansas and Colorado, that typically works with existing structures, new and old, to provide an energy-efficient system projected to last 20 to 25 years...
Newscope: American Legion 478 hosts Breakfast with Santa
American Legion Post No. 478, in Blackburn, is hosting a Breakfast With Santa event from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. There is no charge; however, the post is accepting free-will donations to help cover breakfast expenses. There will be biscuits, gravy, sausage and fresh scrambled eggs, in addition to drinks and cookies. ...
Thanksgiving Food Drive
During an annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, the staff of Fitzgibbon Hospital, in Marshall, collected more than a half-ton, or 1,139 pounds, of food which has been delivered for distribution via the Saline County Holiday Project. The annual drive originated several years ago as part of a national focus on Rural Health Day, which is celebrated nationally to recognize the unique challenges of healthcare in rural settings...
Columbia Vet Center to host outreach event in Marshall
Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Columbia Vet Center will host an outreach event from 9am to 1 p.m. at the Walmart in Marshall. It is open to combat veterans and their families, as well as the general public. This event is designed to discuss Veteran's benefits, meet Vet Center staff members, learn more about Vet Centers and obtain information on services provided to Veterans and their families...
Marshall Elementary Schools Monday -- Breakfast: Pancake with fruit topping; Sausage biscuit; Cereal or Oatmeal bar with yogurt; apple, fruit juice. Lunch: Chicken nuggets; Hot Dog mac and cheese, italian bread, salad, corn, pineapple, fresh fruit; or Italian chef salad, corn, pineapple, fresh fruit, italian bread...