Annual maintenance takes place at Marshall Fire Department
Every year the staff at the Marshall Fire Department performs maintenance and safety checks on the equipment and vehicles stationed there. On Monday, May 2, firefighters used a new method to ensure the pumping system on their trucks performs adequately. ...
Marshall Animal Shelter raises over $4K in second annual 'Fill-The-Truck' event
Students from the Missouri Valley College public relations classes joined with the Marshall Animal Shelter on April 23 and raised more than $4,000 in donations, mainly supplies for the shelter animals, with the second annual "Fill-The-Truck" event. It was scheduled after the same fundraiser -- held at Marshall Walmart -- proved successful, bringing in roughly $1,000 last year...
Marshall FFA brings the farm to Northwest Elementary School
Members of the Marshall FFA Chapter and their farm animals descended upon Northwest Elementary School Friday, April 29, as part of the Marshall FFA Food for America program. It was an educational morning for Northwest students, as they were given the opportunity to learn about and pet some animals that are a major part of the region's agricultural community. The children were given the chance to learn about animals, commodities and machinery, as well...
Bestselling author visits Marshall library
It was very important to George Hodgman to write about the little towns of Missouri, such as the ones where he grew up or calls home -- Madison and Paris. Hodgman shared his thoughts on writing and stories from his life, in addition to reading from his bestselling book, "Bettyville: A Novel," Friday, April 29, at the Marshall Public Library. He wrote "Bettyville" about his experience moving back home to rural Northeast Missouri from New York City to live with his 90-year-old mother...
Walkers trek through Marshall to support MS Society
An estimated 90 people trekked through Marshall Saturday morning, April 30, to show their support for loved ones and raise awareness of a central nervous system disease. The MS--Walk in Marshall led them from North Point Shelter House at Indian Foothills Park to Marshall's downtown square and back. Those with multiple sclerosis, family, friends and even some dogs gathered for the annual event...
Woman, child injured in I-70 crash
A woman and child were injured in a Saturday afternoon crash, April 30, on Interstate 70 near the junction. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire -- driven by Bridgette L. Love, 56, of Knob Noster -- struck the towed unit of a 2009 Kenworth near the 78.4-mile marker as they were both traveling west...
A child's love for Mother's Day
I am a mother of two children, a 6-year-old boy, and a 4-year-old girl. They are the light of my life and the pain in my rear. But I could not imagine my life without them, or my husband of 15 years. My husband and I wanted children early in our marriage, but it was not my time to be a mother. ...
Rotary Club awards $1K scholarship
The sky is the limit for a student from Marshall High School who will be attending the Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla. Sarah Bentley, of Marshall, was one of eight contestants who wrote an essay, which won her a $1,000 scholarship from the Marshall Rotary Club Thursday, April 28. ...
Spring Fling coming to the Marshall Square
The Marshall Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 14th annual Spring Fling Saturday, May 14, downtown on the Marshall Square from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors displaying their wares for your pleasure. Activities will include the Bike Rodeo, Shootout on the Square, Shrine Parade, Jim the Wonder Dog Day, as well as the Farmer's Market on the Square which will run until noon...
Board of Public Works welcomes new member
Ten days after he was appointed by the city council to the Marshall Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works, Steve Mills was welcomed to the board at its regular meeting Thursday, April 28. The first action item of Mills' tenure involved a change order to post a bid for engineering work and inspection of improvements for the North English lift station...
County Commission addresses announcements and administrative tasks
The Saline County Commission addressed a number of administrative tasks and heard several announcements at its regular meeting Thursday, April 28. The commission also addressed several items in regard to the Saline County Jail, beginning with the second quarter transfer of funds, followed by a few words from Sheriff Cindi Mullins...
Board of Public Works approves more than $170,000 in MMU employee raises
Employees of Marshall Municipal Utilities will benefit during the current pay period from a combined 3.6 percent increase to the company's payroll. Thursday, April 28, the Board of Public Works approved an estimated total of $170,874 increase to its employee's annual wages, effective retroactively to April 17. ...
New MMU electric rates to increase fees, lower energy cost per kilowatt hour
Marshall Municipal Utilities will alter its electric rates starting June 1. The Board of Public Works approved the new rates Thursday, April 28. Adminisitrative Services Director Ken Gieringer said the changes would place MMU in a more secure position when or if regulations for net metering changed...
Malta Bend FFA holds awards banquet
A banquet and awards ceremony was conducted at the Malta Bend High School Tuesday, April 26. The meeting kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with a preview of the evening's events and benediction. The evening left the heart full, with plenty of laughter, food, and a sense of companionship. Along with the superb turnout from Malta Bend, Sweet Springs FFA member Austin Boland, state vice president, was present for all ceremonies...
CMU tunes up for summer music camp
FAYETTE -- The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University, in Fayette, has announced plans for an expanded Summer Music Camp, and is now accepting registrations for the July 5-7 event. A vocal music track has been added to the traditional instrumental music option at the CMU camp, according to Dori Waggoner, Ph.D., chairwoman of the Fine and Performing Arts division. Campers can take private lessons, and/or play or sing in small or large ensembles, Waggoner said...
MPD to dispose of prescription medication
Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Detective Sergeant Bill McMellen, of the Marshall Police Department, will be at the Marshall Municipal Courthouse excepting prescription medication from citizens who wish to dispose of them safely. The courthouse is located at 5 East Eastwood Street in Marshall. For more information contact the Detective Sergeant McMellen at 660-886-7411...
Cheer Camp at Shapes Dance and Acro Studio
Shapes Dance and Acro Studio in Marshall will host a free cheer camp Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp will take place at SDAS located at the Marshall Square for youth ages 4 and older who can complete a forward roll. Youth are asked to wear fitted clothing for the event. Participants will have the option to try our for our team if interested. For more information call 660-542-0057 ext 2...
Hoffelmeyer receives award from UCM
Lynn Alkire, (right) associate dean of the College of Health, Science and Technology at the University of Central Missouri, presented Maggie Hoffelmeyer with her with the Outstanding Service Award for the Fashion Business Association during the University of Central Missouri's School of Technology awards reception...
Marshall Spring Fling
The Marshall Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 14th annual Spring Fling Saturday, May 14, 2016, downtown on the Marshall Square 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors displaying their wares for your pleasure. Activities will include the Bike Rodeo, Shootout on the Square, Shrine Parade, Jim the Wonder Dog Day as well as the Farmer's Market on the Square which will run until noon...
Arrow Rock to host two events for garden preparation
Saturday, May 7, from 10a.m. to 4 p.m., Arrow Rock will host two free events for nature lovers, gardeners and vintage collectable fans. The Friends of Arrow Rock's First Saturday Lecture Series continues with a presentation by Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke, directors of the Missouri River Bird Observatory. ...
Truth of Love
Celebrating Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread; keeps me in awe of the Lord, meditating on his feast days, the fullness in Messiah Yeshua, Jesus the Christ and the Ruach HaKodesh, Holy Spirit. Rejoicing in deliverance, from eternal death, walking in the joy of an attitude of gratitude, knowing there is no graduation point, we can keep growing spiritually...
Marshall native named principal with Edward Jones
Marshall native J.R. Lawless has been named a principal with the national financial services firm Edward Jones. He is one of only 51 individuals selected from 43,000 employees
Lawless is currently an Edward Jones financial advisor in Columbia.
Marshall Elementary Schools and Bueker Middle School Monday -- Breakfast: Pancakes with fruit topping, apple, fruit juice; Sausage biscuit, apple, fruit juice; Cereal yogurt, apple, fruit juice; or Oatmeal bar, yogurt, apple, fruit juice. Lunch: Cheeseburger; Turkey club wrap, fresh garden salad, corn, fresh fruit, mandarin oranges; or Italian chef salad, corn, mandarin oranges, italian bread...
St. Peter students, Monsanto bring butterfly migration down to earth
A biology lesson had St. Peter Catholic School fourth graders getting their hands dirty Tuesday, April 26. Monsanto's Joshua Braddock, with the help of other staff members, began a habitat plot for monarch butterflies at the company's North Miami Avenue site. The students arrived to help and to learn more about the insect's importance and frailty...
Lighthouse Shelter to close doors Thursday
The services of a 21-year-old organization geared toward supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence in Saline County will soon come to an end. According to organization officials, at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, the Lighthouse Shelter will close its doors...