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News

District candidates for state office debate Missouri issues (09/27/16)
Five candidates for the state legislature took center stage Tuesday, Sept. 27, as the Mar-Saline branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted a forum for the candidates from Saline County districts. Current State Representative Denny Hoskins (R) was opposed by ElGene Ver Dught (D) for the position of State Senator in the 21st District. ...
County government discusses proposed courthouse sidewalk project, potential state election requirement changes (09/27/16)
A proposed $113,000 project would replace the sidewalks on the grounds of the Saline County Courhouse, as well as the exterior steps leading to the county commission office and the street curbing around the courthouse. Marshall-Saline Development Corporation Executive Director Stan Moore presented the need for the project Tuesday, Sept. ...
Holiday project donation needs lead Sept. Inter-Agency Council discussion (09/27/16)
The annual Holiday Project for the Saline County Inter-Agency Council, now less than three months away, featured heavily in the dissuasions at the council's monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27. Council Vice President Jacci Grossenburg lead a discussion concerning the project and the items of needed from donations...
Quilts draw hundreds to annual two-day show (09/27/16)
A skill that serves the purpose of providing warmth and comfort is now seen by some as a form of art. And that talent -- held by a number of area residents -- was draped before the public at Country Patchwork Quilt Guild's annual show. The two-day show, held at Martin Community Center Sept. 24-25, showcased dozens of quilts -- many hanging from wooden frames and others cloaked across tables. Each had its own sense of movement, color and meaning...
Owens pleads not guilty at arraignment (09/27/16)
Donald Bruce Owens was arraigned Monday, Sept. 26, on charges of two counts of first degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of first degree burglary. Owens waived his right to a formal reading of information before entering a plea of not guilty. ...
Vote Viking: Missouri Valley College to celebrate Homecoming 2016 (09/27/16)
MARSHALL --The Missouri Valley College community will celebrate Homecoming festivities Sept. 30-Oct. 2 on the MVC campus. The 2016 Homecoming theme is Vote Viking. Activities include the 47th annual torch run, homecoming bonfire, alumni banquet, homecoming parade, pre-game tailgate, MVC Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, 50-Plus Club breakfast, Saturday night mixer and a schedule of Viking athletic events...
Cornhuskers strengthen ag roots through state competition (09/26/16)
In a field of corn, where children tossed ears and cutters sliced through rows of crops, teamsters lead their horse-drawn wagons into place. Each assigned a lane, the teams traveled through the field with huskers, who shucked corn by hand and tossed it into the wagons...
Forum planned for state candidates (09/26/16)
Another candidate forum will give the public an opportunity to meet candidates, this time featuring those running for seats in the State Legislator. According to a press release from the Mar-Saline Branch of the NAACP, the forum will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Martin Community Center, in Marshall...
Music to flood Fayette: CMU Band Day on Oct. 8 (09/26/16)
Several area high school bands will compete in this year's CMU Band Day on Oct. 8 at the Central Methodist University campus, in Fayette. According to a press release from the university, this year's event could be bigger than any before. Organizers anticipate that 54 schools will participate...
Sedalia vehicle rolled after striking semi (09/26/16)
A Sedalia driver rolled his vehicle into the median on Interstate 70 in Saline County during the early morning hours Sunday, Sept. 25. Walker J. Davis, 36, was traveling westbound at approximately 3 a.m. when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2013 Freightliner driven by Ivan V. Pavliy, 26, of Portland, Ore., at mile marker 81.4, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Davis' vehicle rolled over and came to a stop in the median...
ConAgra lays off 25 from Marshall Plant (09/26/16)
Citing decreased volume at its Marshall plant, ConAgra Foods laid off 25 employees last week. The move affected both hourly and salaried employees. "We've been experiencing decreased volume within the plant, so we're adjusting to that," ConAgra's Manager of Communications Kristine Mulford said...
Concerned guardian says punished student was not fed at school (09/26/16)
The guardian of a Sweet Springs High School student expressed concern last week after she says the student was neglected by the school and not fed lunch as a result of being punished for goofing off in class. Debra Mullins, grandmother and guardian of a 16-year-old student who she describes as having disabilities and likely not being able to care for himself in the future, said her grandson was sent to the principal's office prior to the lunch period Monday, Sept. ...
Marshall Monday Club holds September meeting (09/26/16)
The Marshall Monday Club met at First Christian Church on Monday, Sept. 12. President Anne Rea welcomed members and 10 guests. Rea then introduced Program Chairman Mary Jo Berry, who introduced the program for the meeting: Fall Fashion Show From Sisters and Company, Sally Lockett and Linda Carroll Sedalia...
Mother charged in death of child (09/26/16)
A Marshall woman was arrested Friday, Sept. 23, under suspicion of abuse or neglect of a child, which resulted in the child's death. The arrest of Lara Lynn Browder comes five days after the death of her 8-month-old child. A $500,000 cash-only bond was set for her release. Friday, the Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed a charge of abuse of a child resulting in death, a class A felony...
Fletcher takes Santa Fe Homecoming crown (09/23/16)
Pair of Marshall residents injured in rollover crash (09/23/16)
Hubert L. Bradley, 26, and his passenger Heather R. Bradley, 32, both of Marshall, each sustained injuries as the result of a rollover crash on 250th Road, located Northwest of Marshall, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22. The Bradleys were traveling eastbound when their vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and travelled through a ditch, coming to a rest on its roof, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. ...
Marshall Schools reports impetigo screenings violated district policy (09/23/16)
During recent screening for impetigo at the Marshall High School, some students were asked to remove articles of clothing, an action Marshall Public Schools says violated its Board of Education policy. Impetigo, a communicable skin infection common among children, usually produces blisters or sores, commonly on the face, hands, neck or diaper area. ...
Saline County farmer reports harvest of giant sweet potatoes (09/22/16)
Dannie Griffitt uncovered a lot more than he was expecting when he harvested this year's sweet potato crop. Griffitt, who planted the sweet potatoes on his farm just north of Marshall for only the second year, harvested multiple potatoes of significantly larger than average size Thursday morning, Sept. 22. The largest of the haul he said weighs in at more than 10 pounds and was found growing among a cluster of eight to 10 other potatoes. Another weighed more than six pounds...
Marshall schools sells Bueker tennis courts, changes to Fair Labor Standards Act to impact district (09/21/16)
One action item for the Marshall Board of Education saw the district bid farewell to the tennis courts at Bueker Middle School. Having previously advertised the courts for sale, the board voted Tuesday, Sept. 20, to accept a bid of $3,500 for the courts from Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. It was decided the money would be used to aid in funding repairs for the tennis courts at the high school...
Viking Stampede Rodeo to run Thursday through Saturday (09/21/16)
MARSHALL (September 21, 2016) -- The Missouri Valley College rodeo programs are set to host the annual Viking Stampede Rodeo this week at Saline County Fairground in Marshall. The rodeo is the only home event of the year for the Viking rodeo teams and marks the beginning of the 2016-2017 rodeo competition season...
Owens waives right to preliminary hearing, arraignment set (09/21/16)
In the case of Donald Bruce Owens, who the state charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of first degree burglary on June 13, the defendant waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Sept. 21...
Slater City Council hears citizen concerns, talks maintenance (09/21/16)
In keeping with the effort to be a clean and junk-free town, a citizen of Slater spoke up at the most recent city council meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 20. Kathy Grumsick told the council about her neighbor's property. "I invite any of you all to come by and drive by (his) house," Griumsick said. ...
County candidates discuss issues at NAACP forum (Updated Sept. 21 at 10:20 a.m.) (09/20/16)
Candidates for three contested Saline County offices in the November general election addressed the community Tuesday, Sept. 20, at a forum hosted by the Mar-Saline branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at the Martin Community Center. ...
Florida residents injured in I-70 crash (09/20/16)
Two Florida residents were injured while driving west on Interstate 70 early Tuesday morning, one of them a 9-year-old boy. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a 2000 Ford -- driven by Marvin R. Diaz, 36, of Deland, Fla. -- traveled off the right side of the road and overturned after Diaz fell asleep. ...
Marshall License Office receives 'good' rating (09/20/16)
The Marshall License Office, located at 120 N. Lafayette Ave., received an overall rating of "good" after state Auditor Nicole Galloway's office conducted an audit. The office was one of eight license offices recently audited, two received "fair" performance ratings and one an "excellent" rating. A "poor" rating would be the lowest reflection of performance...