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Saturday, June 25, 2016
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2016 Marshall Prom (05/02/16)
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News

MDC to host frog gigging clinic (06/24/16)
Children can learn and explore the basics of frog gigging at a Missouri Department of Conservation clinic scheduled Friday, July 29. According to Conservation Agent Chase Wright, participants will learn about the habitat of frogs, the history of gigging and regulations. A classroom portion of the clinic will also teach frog gigging safety, equipment, identification and more...
Accolades and activities fill Saline County 4-H summer (06/24/16)
Summer officially started June 20, but 4-H members in Saline County have been on the go since early June. According to a press release from Brad Anderson, State 4-H Youth Specialist, the accomplishments started June 1-3, when teens from all parts of Missouri gathered in Columbia for the 71st annual State 4-H Congress...
MPL to begin bilingual storytime on July 2 (06/24/16)
The Marshall Public Library will be starting Bilingual Storytime Saturday, July 2, according to a press release from MPL. Storytime will begin at 10:30 a.m. and recomended ages for this event is prekindergarten through first grade, but all children and adults are invited to attend...
Club News (06/24/16)
Marshall Circle No. 535 Daughters of Isabella met at 7 p.m.. Wednesday, June 8, at the Knights of Columbus hall. Maureen Burks opened the meeting, Virginia Sprigg led the opening prayer and the Pledge to the Flag was given. A roll call of officers showed 11 present and one excused...
A matter of trust (06/24/16)
One of the questions that is becoming more a mater of concern all the time is this one -- who can I trust? We live in a strange world. Did you know that you can now buy trust in a bottle? All of you aspiring politicians listen up ... all you who want to win over a member of the "fairer sex"... ...
MHS Class of 1960 reunites (06/24/16)
contributed photo by Laura Thomas Members of the Marshall High School graduating class of 1960 met for a reunion dinner Saturday, June 18, at Stone Hedge Golf Club. There were 30 members of the MHS class of 1960 among the 47 people in attendance. Pictured are: (front row, from left) Joyce (Morton) Kief, Leonda (Gann) Raines, Doris (Ahrens) Williams, Nellie (Rader) Estill, Donna Moore; (second row) Lee (Halsey) Hamilton, Carolyn (Carter) Rapp, Gale (Hare) Bradshaw, Sandra (Thomas) Allen, Shirley (Fizer) Barron, Carolyn (Peterson) Piper, Richie (Ahrens) Carson, Edwin Eaheart, Clarence "Eddie" Gibson, Bill Bybee; (third row) George Kessinger, Dale Bear, Johnny Downs, Charles Pointer, Steve Graves, Robert Andrew, Bob Van Dyke, Robert Reid, Joyce (Miller) Doty, Buddy Weaver, Nettie (Mustain) Masters; (back row) Dave Raines, Gary Dowell and George Hamilton.. ...
Raines named to SBU Trustees's List (06/24/16)
Southwest Baptist University released its Spring 2016 honor roll lists for undergraduate students. Emily Raines, of Marshall, was honored on SBU's Trustees' List. To be listed on the Trustees' List, students must carry at least 12 hours of college work at Southwest Baptist University and earn no grade below C and have a grade point average of 3.85-4.00...
Jones graduates from SMU (06/24/16)
Kristin Jones, of Sweet Springs, is among Southeast Missouri State University's spring 2016 graduates. Jones graduated with a Master of Arts in higher education administration.
MU's Spring 2016 Dean's List (06/24/16)
The University of Missouri released its Spring 2016 Dean's List. The students from Saline County who received the honor include: from Marshall -- Shane Ross Bishop, Mary Anne Kadren Boston, Kendra Anne Castle, Shelby Lynn Dawson, Molly Kay Evans, Kimberly Vanessa Garcia, Jake Allen Hartley, Drew Mackenzie Hemeyer, Abigail Nicole Henke, Mikaela Ann Henke, Karson Suzanne Heying, Samantha Renee Huston, Alex Michael Jones, Ryan Isaac Layton, Abrea Quinn Mizer, Zachariah Ray Petzoldt, Mason Lane Sandidge and Doran Camille Arni Vaillancout. ...
CMA chapter encourages Great Circle youth (06/24/16)
The members of Cornerstone Chapter No.733 of the Christian Motorcyclists Association hosted an event at Great Circle -- Tom Butterfield Campus. They provided pizza, soda and homemade cookies for Butterfield youth and staff. The CMA members took turns speaking to the assembly, explaining how they became part of the association, their purpose and the projects in which they support and participate. ...
Malta Bend alumnus author returning home for book signings (06/23/16)
Published for the first time at the end of 2015, Malta Bend alumnus BeeJaye Green will return to Saline County next month, and fans will have multiple opportunities to meet the author. Green will be signing copies of his two novels, "Climbing Summerland" and "Chance", the latter releasing in July. Copies of both books will be available for purchase at the events. Green will be appearing at the following locations during his trip...
MPD warns citizens of potential false officer (06/23/16)
An investigation continues Thursday, June 23, after a Marshall citizen was pulled over by someone police believe to have been impersonating an officer Tuesday evening. According to a release from the Marshall Police Department, a concerned citizen reported his wife being pulled over at approximately 9 p.m. ...
County Commission approves liquor licenses, rejects bids (06/23/16)
The Saline County Commission approved a number of liquor licenses at its regular meeting Thursday, June 23 and also discussed the received bids for food services at the county jail. Among the list of approved licenses were Angie's Bar and Grill, Mazzios, Pizza Hut and Aldi's, all of which are Marshall businesses. The commission also approved a letter of destruction for obsolete computer equipment at the county jail, and one for a bottled water cooler at the courthouse...
Marshall woman suffers minor injuries from Highway 65 crash (06/23/16)
A Marshall woman sustained minor injuries after her vehicle hit a tree Wednesday, June 22. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a 2008 Chevrolet HHR -- driven by Amber L. Reyes, 36, of Marshall -- was heading north on U.S. Highway 65 in Pettis County when it went off the left side of the road. Reyes returned the vehicle to the road before it drove off the right side where it impacted a tree and overturned, the report stated...
Council addresses Monday decisions at special session (Updated at 9:00 a.m. June 23) (06/22/16)
Two days after voting to terminate City Administrator Connie Latimer, the Marshall City Council addressed the public at a special council session Wednesday, June 22, concerning that decision as well as another made the same night. "I just wanted to voice out loud, in front of the public, that when we voted for a city administrator, we do not anybody already planned," Councilman Kirk Arends said. ...
Slater City Council hears water meter, street project updates (06/22/16)
The Slater City Council has a number of projects in the works and at its meeting Tuesday, June 21, Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith elaborated on their progress. The water plant telemetry project has been ongoing for some time now and Griffith explained the new computer system has now been installed. ...
Ground broken on historic building preservation project (06/22/16)
A project to preserve four historic buildings in the village of Arrow Rock began Wednesday, June 22, with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall. In addition to work on the Odd Fellows Hall, the preservation project will also include work on the Masonic Lodge Hall, the John P. ...
Fireworks (06/22/16)
An Independence Day fireworks display will be Monday, July 4, at 9 p.m. at Indian Foothills Park in Marshall. Weather permitting.
St. Luke UCC to host church picnic (06/22/16)
St. Luke United Church of Christ, in Grand Pass, will hold its annual church picnic on Wednesday, July 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Entertainment will include games, face painting, raffle quilt drawing and musical selections preformed by the Marshall Municipal Band. Food, ice cream and homemade cakes and pies will be available for a nominal fee. St. Luke United Church of Christ is located at 2007 Baskin St. in Grand Pass...
Sweet Springs FBLA receives check from W-K Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac (06/22/16)
The Sweet Springs R-VII High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America was presented a check by W-K Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac owner Kelsey Weymuth in the amount of $7,160 on Friday, May 13. This amount represents 358 test drives that were taken by members of the community during the Buick Drive for Your Students event. The Buick Drive for Your Students event was sponsored by W-K and coordinated by Kristina Marquess, business development at W-K, and Tracy Crumbaugh, FBLA Adviser...
Fund transfers, amended agreement on Spainhower lease approved by MPS board (06/21/16)
In the final meeting of the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the Marshall Public Schools Board of Education actualized its budget and transferred a total of more than $2.2 million from Fund 4 to Funds 1 and 2. A total of $2,088,660 were transferred to Fund 4, $997,200 of which will go toward the board's energy savings contract with conEdison. ...
County Commission reviews bids for jail services (06/21/16)
The Saline County Commission reviewed several bids for services needed at the county jail during its meeting Tuesday, June 21. Among the services discussed, the commission began by reviewing a bid from Consolidated Correctional Food Service out of Des Moines Iowa. The package was described as an all-inclusive program that will be run by CCFS in conjunction with the sheriff...
Latimer relieved of duties (06/21/16)
The six-year tenure of Connie Latimer as Marshall City Administrator came to an end Monday night, June 20. According to a statement from Latimer, the council chose to relieve her of her duties during a closed session following the council's regular meeting...
House fire sparks from kitchen stove (06/21/16)
A house fire at 521 N. English Ave., in Marshall, resulted in a property loss of approximately $30,000, according to a report from the Marshall Fire Department. MFD responded to the blaze shortly before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. Smoke and flames were showing from the rear of the structure, though the fire was located in the kitchen area at the time of the call...
Marshall amends budget, approves tax collection agreement (06/20/16)
The Marshall City Council endeavored to balance the city's budget Monday, June 20. The council approved an amendment to ordinance 8252, concerning its 2015-2016 budget. City Administrator Connie Latimer said the amendments were made throughout the year to adjust expenditures and revenue with the goal of those figures matching at the end of the fiscal year. ...