Another derelict Marshall building erased
A building that has seen several generations come and go in Marshall took little more than an hour to be brought down Saturday, Feb. 25. Known as the Scott Building, located near the corner of Marion Street and Salt Pond Avenue, it had been abandoned for some time and fallen into disrepair. It joins the former building at 262 W. Arrow Street and a handful of condemned houses as those the city has demolished in the current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, 2016...
Robin Hood attempts to elude Dark Monk in upcoming MHS play
The Marshall High School Theater Department will present "Robin Hood," by Don Nigro, on March 1-3 at 7 p.m. each night in the MHS Little Theater. According to a press release, the play consists of two acts and lasts approximately 120 minutes. In the play, Prince John wants to cut down Sherwood Forest during a time when the rich are richer and the poor are starving. Robin Hood tries to avoid murder and eludes the Dark Monk of the Woods...
Sedalia woman charged with two drug-related felonies
A Sedalia woman faces two felony charges and three misdemeanors after an alleged incident on U.S. Highway 65 Wednesday evening, Feb. 22. According to the probable cause statement in the case, Jewel C. Rowland, 36, was the driver of a vehicle observed at the fireworks outlet in Saline County and allegedly involved in a meeting believed to be criminal in nature. ...
Marshall man charged with failure to register as sex offender, violating offender restrictions
Two felony accounts pertaining to regulations for sex offenders were filed by the Saline County Prosecutor's Office against a Marshall man Thursday, Feb. 23. Brett D. Lechner, 25, of Marshall, was charged with a class D felony of failure to register as a sex offender and a class E felony of sex offender present / loitering within 500 feet of a park with a playground or swimming pool - first offense. ...
Children's author shares stories, experiences with community
For Author Claudia Mills, Wednesday, Feb. 22, was full of book readings and workshops as part of Missouri Valley College's Spring 2017 Visiting Writers Series. Mills was the first writer for this spring's writers series, and had much to offer by sharing her experiences on the road to becoming a published writer...
Southeast School on lockdown after male subject removed this morning (Updated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23)
This morning, Friday, Feb. 24, the Marshall Police Department responded to Southeast Elementary where there were reports of a "white older male" inside the school. Emergency radio traffic indicated several officers arrived on scene at approximately 7:50 a.m. where the man reportedly stated he believed someone was after him, although that has not been confirmed...
First Presbyterian 'Rock' Church to host pancake and sausage supper
The First Presbyterian "Rock" Church will host a pancake and sausage supper Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4-7 p.m., at 202 E. North St. in Marshall. Tickets are available at the church office or from church members for a nominal fee. Carry-outs are available. For more information call 660-886-5112...
MVC Fine Arts Division to present 'Schoolhouse Rock Live
The Missouri Valley College Fine Arts Division will present "Schoolhouse Rock Live!," at 7:30 p.m. nightly, March 16-18, and a Sunday matinee on March 19 at 2 p.m., in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre on the MVC campus. A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs...
School Menus Feb. 27-March 3
Marshall Elementary Schools Monday -- B: French toast sticks; Breakfast pizza; Cereal or Oatmeal bar with yogurt; orange smiles, fruit juice. L: BBQ pork on a bun; Sloppy joes, salad, steamed broccoli, fresh fruit, cinnamon apple slices; Italian chef salad, steamed broccoli, fresh fruit, cinnamon apple slices, italian bread...
Middle schoolers vow to show kindness
Almost every student's hand found its way in the air after the students were asked the question, "How many girls in this room have been negatively affected by something another female has said or done to you?" What was more shocking was the amount of hands still in the air after being asked, who has "ever said or done something to negatively affect another female?"...
Collision temporarily blocks eastbound College St. traffic (Updated Feb. 23 at 3:15 p.m.)
A collision involving two pick-up trucks temporarily blocks one lane of traffic on College Street at the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 Thursday morning, Feb. 23. The incident occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. with the Marshall Police and Fire Departments and Saline County Ambulance District responding. ...
2 felonies, 4 misdemeanors charged to KC woman in Saline County
A total of six charges were brought against a Kansas City woman Tuesday, Feb. 21, by the Saline County Prosecutor's Office for an alleged incident on Dec. 26, 2016. Jeri M. Harvey, 31, was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident --either resulting in injury or property damage or being a second offense. ...
Marshall adopts county hazard mitigation plan, consents to sale of solid waste transfer station
Just two items of business were on the agenda when the Marshall City Council convened for a special session Thursday, Feb. 23. First up, the council voted 7-0, with one absence, in favor of a resolution to approve and adopt the Saline County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan as approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ...
Marshall man charged with unlawful firearm use
The Saline County Prosecutor's Office has filed a felony firearm-related charged against a Marshall man for an alleged incident on Sunday, Feb. 19. Timothy W. Cornine Jr., 34, was charged with a class E felony of unlawful use of a weapon - subsection 4 - exhibiting. According to the probable cause statement in the case, Saline County Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported domestic disturbance at Cornine's residence at approximately 1:05 a.m...
County commissioners sign hazard mitigation resolution
County commissioners signed their commission resolution for the all-hazard mitigation plan during their regular meeting Thursday morning, Feb. 23. "We have to have this in by the third of March so that we would be eligible for grants through the state and federal government if we have a disaster," Presiding Commissioner Kile Guthrey said...
MFD assists Malta Bend firefighters Wednesday
Marshall firefighters provided mutual aid for the Malta Bend Fire Department Wednesday evening, Feb. 22, after a natural cover fire threatened a machine shed. According to a Marshall Fire Department report, crews worked fire around two sheds, and nobody was injured...
Weiker sworn to Slater City Council
Jason Weiker was sworn in to the Slater City Council during the council's regular meeting on Tuesday evening, Feb. 21. "We're lucky to have Jason Weiker join us," Mayor Stephen Allegri said. Weiker was appointed to the council after Councilman Wayne Heiman resigned from his position in January after moving out of the area...
Group requesting use of Marshall airport for drag races
One Marshall group has a plan for a special one-day use of the Marshall Memorial Municipal Airport. Members of the Marshall Drag Team brought their plan before the city council Tuesday night, Feb. 21, which would involve closing down the airport for a full day while the runways were used for a drag racing event. The proposed tentative date for the event to take place would be Saturday, April 8. No vote on the request was taken by the council at the time...
Marshall School Board reviews calendar, technology
In addition to approving a consent agenda -- filled with district items such as the February bills, a monthly finance report, and MSBA policies on the use of district vehicles -- the Marshall Board of Education heard reports from several teachers and staff members Tuesday, Feb. 21...
School bus involved in motor vehicle collision (Updated Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.)
Update According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred as the pick-up driven by Carolyn S. Lacy, 66, of Sweet Springs crossed the center lane into the path of the bus, driven by Gary R. Pennock, 66, of Marshall, resulting in a head-on collision. The crash reportedly proved fatal for Lacy while Pennock and two juveniles on the bus sustained minor or moderate injuries...
Six Vikings qualify for nationals
Valley finishes fourth in NAIA Central qualifier
Marshall Schools amends budget, anticipates additional tax revenue
Amending the budget of the 2016-2017 school year for Marshall Public Schools meant looking at revenue changes for the Marshall Board of Education Tuesday, Feb. 21. When reviewing the proposed amendments with the board, Superintendent Carol Maher said one notable revenue change is the railroad and utilities tax from the pipeline, in which the district reportedly received $31,000 less this year than last due to falling prices. She also talked about another revenue loss for this year...
Purchases of police body armor, MMU electric meters approved
The Marshall City Council approved two contracts and two board appointments Tuesday, Feb. 21. The council first approved the previously budgeted purchase of body armor, 31 new vests, for the Marshall Police Department. Police Chief Mike Donnell noted the purchase of replacement equipment was required every five years...
Emergency Management Director announces burn advisory, Red Cross progress
Emergency Management Director Tony Day announced a burn advisory will be in effect from now until Tuesday, Feb. 28. During the county commission meeting Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, Day said, "We did have a little bit of rain ... we are gonna go ahead and lift the burn ban. We are going to have a fire advisory because the weather for the next two, three days is still going to be windy and dry."...