Two area teens charged with car theft, attempted burglary
Charges have been filed against two local teenagers accused of the alleged theft of a vehicle in Nelson and the attempted burglary of the Hardeman Country Store in rural Saline County. Charles Albert Ricklin, 17, of Nelson, and Joshua Lee Underwood, 18, of Marshall, each were charged with class C felony stealing a motor vehicle, class D felony second-degree attempted burglary and class D felony possession of burglary tools, according to court documents...
Marshall man arrested for DWI crashes into St. Charles County home
A Marshall man with repeated traffic offenses has been arrested in St. Charles County and faces two felony charges, one for aggravated driving while intoxicated and for driving with a revoked/suspended license. Rickey Ardell Branch, 44, was arrested Sunday, June 9, after crashing his vehicle into a residence while driving under the influence in the city of Portage Des Sioux, St. Charles County, about 30 miles north of St. Louis...
Missouri Showdown raises money for National Blood Clot Alliance
Goats, pigs and sheep were the main attraction at the Missouri Showdown livestock event Sunday, June 16, at the Saline County Fairgrounds. Behind the scenes, however, the star of the show was Jade Jenkins, a 22-year-old Marshall resident who not long ago was strapped to a hospital bed fighting rare blood clots...
SFCC GED and ESL Classes to be held in Marshall
State Fair Community College GED and ESL programs will be enrolling July 15-19. GED class hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Session one will run from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Session two will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ESL classes will be Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m...
Miami R-1 will hold registration
Miami R-1 will hold registration from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, and Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the school, for the 2013-2014 school year.
Raptors on the Rise
Raptors on the Rise will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Campground site No. 23. Join the Raptor Rehabilitation Project from the University of Missouri-Columbia as they show how to recognize a raptor, or predatory bird, and their characteristics. S'mores will be served afterwards...
Council praises railroad crossings repair work
Marshall City Administrator Connie Latimer said most railroad crossings in town are smooth and looking good after crews from the Kansas City Southern railroad company worked on them the past few weeks. "They did a pretty good job, but we went back over it and are redoing the one on Miami Street because we've had some complaints," Latimer said during a brief meeting of the Marshall City Council Monday, June 17. ...
Marshall street department notes projects under way
Marshall Municipal Services officials announced several projects for motorists to be aware of. On North Miami Avenue, crews have milled places at the railroad tracks. "This is in preparation to add asphalt to that area to make the crossing even more smooth," said Mo Fowler. "We have 'bump' and 15 mph signs warning of this situation. Weather permitting, we will have the crossing finished this week."...
MMB: 2nd concert features new marches
Marshall Municipal Band held its second concert of the season in breezy conditions Thursday, June 13. Musicians were prepared, using clips to keep their music from escaping, but the American flag flying from the percussion section was knocked to the ground at one point by a gust of wind...
Marshall Public Library: Local historian to present story of Glasgow slave's achievements
Gary Fuenfhausen, president of Missouri's Little Dixie Heritage Foundation, will present a program at the Marshall Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Fuenfhausen will discuss the story of Spotswood Rice, an important slave owned by Benjamin Lewis, according to a news release from the library...
Relay for Life held at MHS due to rain
"Welcome to the 2013 Saline County Relay for Life," co-chair of the event Betty Wilder said as the event began. "This is an amazing day and I just want to remind you that everyone is here for a reason, to put cancer to an end and to put people out of jobs."
Flag Day Fish Fry successful
Louise Blumhorst, chaplain, and Deanie Koon, president, both of the Ladies Auxiliary, serve catfish, hush puppies and salads to patrons of the American Legion Flag Day Fish Fry on Friday, June 14. Koon said they served around 200 people that evening. (Kelsey Alumbaugh/Democrat-News)...
Newscope: Maintenance work to restrict traffic on Highway 20
MoDOT officials announced that milling and asphalt paving work on Highway 20 west of Marshall would restrict traffic from Monday, June 17, to Wednesday, July 17. The area affected will be from U.S. Highway 65 west to Route EE. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. No work will be done on weekends, MoDOT officials said...
1 injured in traffic accident on U.S. 65 Sunday
A Gravois Mills woman suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon, June 17, in a one-vehicle traffic accident in Saline County, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Heather Johnson, 24, declined treatment at the scene, troopers said. She was a passenger in a 2002 Ford F-350 driven by Christopher Closterman, 32, also of Gravois Mills...
2 hurt in I-70 crash early Monday
Two Iowa residents were injured shortly after midnight Monday, June 17, in a one-vehicle traffic accident on Interstate 70 in Saline County, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. The driver, Nathaniel J. Yelle, 19, of Leon, Iowa, suffered moderate injuries and was transported by Sweet Springs Ambulance to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall for treatment...
MVC program helps international students feel at home in Marshall
Bulgarian native Ralitsa Gospodinova, communications and marketing graduate assistant at Missouri Valley College, said many international students at MVC would rather leave Marshall than finish their college careers here. "I have a lot of friends that I've made here, but they come, they want to learn the language, play a sport, and then just leave," Gospodinova said. "What happens is when you get here, you spend a year in a dorm room and you don't really get to learn anything about America."...
Like Woodstock, Foothills Fest weathers storm | Heavy rains force music, art festival indoors halfway through
A half an hour before the start of the show, Jimmy Rector, of Marshall, was busy coordinating the final touches of the first annual Foothill Fest, an art and music show bringing together the young talent of the area. Rector looked up in the sky, as clouds darkened the Skate Park at Indian Foothills, where the event was held...
Enbridge announces contractors for pipeline construction
Enbridge Energy Company Inc., through its affiliate, Enbridge Pipelines L.L.C., has selected two companies to construct the Flanagan South Pipeline, which will extend across Missouri, including the northwest corner of Saline County. According to a news release from Enbridge, the contract for the first two sections of the new pipeline was awarded to Michels Pipeline Construction of Brownsville, Wisc...
Nelson woman injured in collision on Highway H Friday morning (Updated 6:23 p.m. June 14)
A Nelson woman suffered moderate injuries Friday morning, June 14, in a traffic accident on Highway H in Saline County between Longview and Mahogany avenues, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.
Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary announces first raffle of the month
On Thursday evening, June 13, the Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary announced the June raffle at a rally in one of the hospital classrooms.
Relay for Life: Community continues cancer fight with event Saturday
The 2013 Relay for Life walk will take place at the Marshall Square from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 15. This year is the 100th birthday for Relay for Life.
July 10 deadline to bring up reassessment concerns before county commission
Saline County Clerk Debbie Russell announced that anyone who has a discrepancy on their recent property value assessment should try to resolve the issue with the county assessor's office first. "But if they are unable to, it's our responsibility to provide them with board of equalization appointments so that they can come before the commission to give information as to why they feel their evaluation needs to be lower or whatever their case may be," Russell said during the Saline County Commission's Wednesday, June 12, meeting.. ...
McCaskill Staff to Hold 'Kitchen Table Talk' in Marshall
Senator Claire McCaskill's staff will host a "Kitchen Table Talk" at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Marshall Public Library. The series of talks will take McCaskill's staff statewide in order to hear directly from constituents, address their questions and concerns and provide Missourians with the resources necessary to receive assistance from federal agencies. Staff will report all feedback they receive directly to McCaskill...
MVCAA Head Start to hold open application day
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency Head Start is now accepting applications for fall 2013 classes for families living in the Marshall area with children 3 to 5 years old. There will be an open application day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27,at the Family Resource Center located at 153 S. Odell...
Marshall is music / Marshall is art: New music, art festival to launch Saturday at park
A new Marshall festival will be born Saturday, June 15, at Indian Foothills Park. The event will provide 10 hours of music, but the purpose is not only to give area residents a big concert but to provide a venue for local artists to show their work -- and to form a new community...