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News

Renovated Marshall airport terminal reopens (07/22/16)
After months of extensive renovations, the terminal building of the Marshall Memorial Municipal Airport officially reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, July 22. The modernized terminal now features a new roof, a new heating and cooling system, a new electrical system and new plumbing. ...
Missouri State Fair offering new opportunities and experiences (07/22/16)
New events, new experiences, and new competitions are what's cropping up, at the Missouri State Fair from Aug 11-21. When enjoying this year's state fair, there are a few things to be on the look-out for and some new opportunities to partake in. "One of the things that we are going to do this year, we decided to buy a Go-Pro camera," Fair Director Mark Wolf stated, "and we bought all the little kits so we can mount them on your head. ...
MVC announces Bartholomew to serve as vice president of Academic Affairs (07/22/16)
Missouri Valley College has appointed Dr. Diane Bartholomew as vice president of academic affairs, effective July 2016. Bartholomew has been serving as the assistant vice president of academic affairs at MVC since July 2015. As the chief academic officer, Bartholomew will provide guidance for the academic programs, support and oversight to the faculty and serve as part of the institutional leadership team...
Cumberland Ice Cream Supper and Music Fest (07/22/16)
Marshall's singing trio -- the Morton Sisters -- will be among the featured guests at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Ice Cream and Music Fest on Sunday, July 31. The Morton Sisters -- Rebecca, Jessica and Leesa -- have performed extensively in the area and several states. Among their recent accomplishments is an invitation to perform in the pre-game festivities at Kauffman Stadium before the Royals game on Monday, July 25. The evening is following a "Christmas in July" theme...
When good is not good enough (07/22/16)
We have all heard this phrase and perhaps we have even said it ourselves. When asked, "Will you go to heaven when you die," the answer is often, "I hope I have been good enough." But when is good just not enough? The Bible makes it very clear that there is no one righteous, not even one person except Jesus Christ. It also says that all have sinned and fallen short of God's standard. So in light of this truth as found in God's word, can you be good enough to go to heaven?...
Quilting gifts of love, peace, hope and joy (07/22/16)
Ladies from the Trinity Lutheran Missionary League, in Clinton, came for a tour of Great Circle-Tom Butterfield campus in June. They gave a generous donation of beautiful handmade quilts for the children! Giving quilts to the children has been a Butterfield tradition for many years. Individuals, quilting guilds and clubs are encouraged to partner with Great Circle to help continue this therapeutic tradition...
People First chapter celebrates 25 years in Marshall (07/22/16)
The Marshall chapter of a self-advocacy organization will soon be celebrating 25 years, and some members say they hope to share what they've done for themselves with others. People First of Marshall began July 23, 1991, according to chapter Vice President John Burriss, after a Center for Human Services employee was asked to be an advisor. Although it is not a nonprofit like the state-affiliated organization, its goals are the same...
Family grabs Lunch with MFD from Fitzgibbon Fling fundraiser (07/21/16)
County Commission discusses bridgework, Blackburn Spillway (07/21/16)
The Saline County Commission met Thursday, July 21, where they discussed a few ongoing county projects and affairs. Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner said after visiting the bridge project located on county road 250 that preliminary dirt work is underway and the bridge will most likely be closed in the next few days...
Wall of Faces seeks photos of remaining six Saline County fallen (07/21/16)
More than 58,000 names cover the wall at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund continues to attempt to put a face with each of those names in an ongoing project titled "Faces Never Forgotten." The VVMF has created a Virtual Wall of Faces that can be explored online by visiting the organization's website. ...
Marshall man injured in Sedalia crash (07/21/16)
Alex D. Love, 18, of Marshall, sustained minor injury as a result of a crash in Pettis County Wednesday night, July 20, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Love was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 65 at approximately 10:30 p.m. when his vehicle traveled into the path of a southbound vehicle at the Intersection of U.S. 765. Brittney M. Seidel, 17, of Sedalia, was driving the other vehicle and sustained no reported injuries...
Formerly abandoned lodge returns from the brink (07/20/16)
What a difference a year makes. At a time when the public has been critical of the handling of derelict properties within the city of Marshall, the spotlight shone on at least one privately rejuvenated facility Wednesday, July 20. One year ago, what was then the Northside Lodge, and before that Gene's Motel, sat abandoned and in extreme disrepair. On the verge of reopening, the property now known as Tower Extended Stay Suites opened four completed rooms for public viewing Wednesday...
Slater City Council discusses upcoming events, ordinance (07/20/16)
The Slater City Council met in regular session Tuesday, July 19, where it reviewed the upcoming events in store for the city, and approved one ordinance. The Splish Splash Bash at the Slater pool will be held Wednesday, July 27, and feature a number of games and activities for the youths and patrons to partake in...
Saline County Commission discusses bridgework (07/20/16)
The Saline County Commission met in a brief session Tuesday, morning, July 19, where current bridgework was discussed. Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner informed the commission that work continues on bridge 49, which crosses Salt Fork Creek on 205th road. The bridge is expected to be completed within 70 working days...
MHS junions to attend Missouri Girls State (07/20/16)
The American Legion Auxiliary No. 191, of Marshall, sent Marshall High School juniors Vivian Buie and Casey Claros to attend Missouri Girls State held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg UCM welcomed more than 750 young women from across Missouri to its campus June 26-July 2, to experience democracy in action as citizens of the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State...
One injured in gas explosion at Marshall Power Plant (07/19/16)
A gas explosion at the Marshall Power Plant resulted injury for one unnamed Marshall Municipal Utilities employee Tuesday, July 19. No update to the employees condition could be provided, though he reportedly was able to walk from the facility under his own power. ...
Saline County Fair Horse Show Results (07/19/16)
Three Saline County exhibitors earned high point honors in their respective divisions at the Horse Show at the Saline County Fair, held Saturday, July 16. In the beginner category, Josey Bartlett placed first. Dezera Perkins took the honors in the intermediate division and Katie Wansing outpaced the competition in the advanced division...
Saline County Fair livestock sale totals nearly $100,000 (07/19/16)
Livestock exhibitors at the Saline County Fair netted a combined total of $95,255 from the sale of premiums on their exhibits Friday night, July 15. A total of 115 exhibitors paraded their exhibits in front of potential buyers, who did not receive the animal as a result of the sale, instead providing financial encouragement for the youth to remain active in the 4-H and FFA programs...
Saline County Fair Silent Ham Auction Results (07/19/16)
Ham exhibitors at the Saline County Fair picked up a combined $3,400 for the sale of their meats during a silent auction Friday, July 15. The hams sold for the following amounts $275 - Haley Bernard, smoked ham to Shelter Insurance - Kelly Zimmerschied...
Saline County Fair Special Exhibitor Awards (07/19/16)
The following special recognitions were awarded to participants at the Saline County Fair, held July 9-17, and were based on their total efforts for the week. Watch Award - Overall High Point in the Multipurpose Building - Girl - Cortney Leimkuehler...
Youths put effort into fun at fair's pedal pull (07/19/16)
It's hard work having fun, at least if you're a youth competing in a pedal tractor pull. On Saturday, July 16, the Saline County Fair once again offered the popular children's contest, which isn't as mainstream as the showmanship and livestock shows. For a pedal pull, children drive small pedal tractors and attempt to pull a sled the farthest...
City Council addresses cleaning up Marshall (07/18/16)
Eight months after the city of Marshall passed a half-cent sales tax increase, the use of that money to clean up the city remains a concern for residents. The city council responded to those concerns Monday, July 18. While the tax passed in November with one of the purposes for that money to go toward tearing down old buildings, that tax didn't begin to be charged until April. The city had received $73,626 from the collection of that tax as of June...
Youth tackle barnyard contests at county fair (07/15/16)
The Summer Olympiad might not be until next month, but youth got an early start with the Junior Barnyard Olympics at the Saline County Fair Friday, July 15. From unbreakable eggs to flying hubcaps, the event was a sight to behold. Youth of all ages took part in a series of competitions including: the hubcap toss, egg toss, beach ball herding and the calf chug. ...
Archers shoot into Marshall for weekend jamboree (07/15/16)
Archers from all over the country have descended upon Indian Foothills Park to participate in the Missouri Self Bow Jamboree, known as MoJam. A large number of the enthusiasts who attend are members of a group called Primitive Archers. They spend time teaching and learning the arts of bow building, arrow making, fire starting, flint knapping and more. All of those techniques are on display and will finish up Saturday, July 16...
Beat the heat at the Saline County Fair (07/15/16)
The Saline County Fair is going strong and the summer heat is not relenting. If you find yourself wilting under the hot sun, there is a way to not only beat the heat, but also give support and recognition to the hard work and determination that embodies all participants in this years' fair...