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Community Progress Feature Stories
Each year in late winter, The Marshall Democrat-News publishes a series of special sections that include stories featuring local businesses, organizations and projects that represent the community's progress over the preceding year or so.
Saline County BBQ (06/09/14)
BMS Class of 2014 (05/19/14)
MHS Class of 2014 (05/19/14)
MPO Chamber Recital (03/13/14)
DIGS House (10/21/13)
Corn Husking 2013 (10/18/13)
MDN Outtakes (09/03/13)
Noah's afternoon (06/23/13)

News

Updated: Slater school board approves refunding bonds and sets tax levy (08/22/14)
Slater School District's Board of Education convened Thursday, Aug. 21, to approve an agreement with L.J. Hart & Company, a public financing company that assists with financing needs, to refund two of the district's current bonds and combine them into one...
Sweet Springs Gusher Days entertains people of all ages with activities (08/22/14)
The annual Sweet Springs Gusher Days pig dressing competition was a hit, as always. Bleachers were packed -- with standing room only -- as 10 teams competed to dress a pig the fastest with undergarments and a t-shirt. First place went to the ladies of Last Chance Saloon in Sweet Springs. Keshia Hall, Andrea Shaller and Mel Bishop finished dressing the pig in 33.15 seconds...
Marshall Soccer League signups taking place until Aug. 31 (08/22/14)
Marshall Soccer League is accepting registration forms for the fall and spring seasons Aug. 1-31. Children must be between the ages of 4.5 to 12 years of age. Cost is $50 per child which includes shirt, shorts, socks and a soccer clinic at Missouri Valley College. A $5 discount is available for each additional sibling...
Gusher Days festival brings out Sweet Springs best (08/22/14)
Nine young ladies bedazzled the crowd at the annual Sweet Springs Gusher Days queen contest Wednesday, Aug. 20. The candidates in attendance were Megan Evans, Miranda Tyler, Kennedy March, Hayden Dodds, Brianne Looney, Kortnee Vaught, Anne Clara Eckhoff, Bailey Coyer and Olivia Loges. ...
The Marshall Writers Guild met Aug. 21 (08/22/14)
The Marshall Writers Guild met at 1 p.m. Aug. 21, at Marshall Public Library. The business meeting was conducted by Authorene Phillips. Jan Backus, daughter of the late Ruth Weislocher, brought Weislochers collection of books on writing to share with guild members. Weislocher was one of the co-founders of the Marshall Writers Guild. Next month the writing prompt will be based on a quote from a book on writing...
Pettis County teen arrested in Marshall (08/22/14)
According to a press release from Marshall Police Department, Pettis County deputies were involved in a pursuit early this morning, which led them to Marshall at approximately 3:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22. The suspect, who is an 18-year-old male from Sedalia, led Pettis County deputies down Vest Street west of Stedem Road. ...
MPD releases statement about new dangerous teen trend (08/22/14)
Teenagers are putting their health at risk with a dangerous new trend that involves a lip balm from Burt's Bees. According to a press release from Marshall Police Department, doctors are warning parents and others about the new way teens have found to get buzzed and they are listing the risks involved. The issue was initially reported by Dr. Brett Cauthen explaining that teens have been putting the lip balm on their eyelids...
The Lyceum's season continues with 'Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash' (08/21/14)
The legendary songs from the "Man in Black" takes the stage Aug. 23 through Sept. 4. Five performances are already sold out! "Ring of Fire" is a musical mosaic of the life and career of Johnny Cash--a dark, driving and exuberant ride along his nostalgic track of family, music, humor, tragedy, colorful characters, sins and redemption. ...
UCM announces summer 2014 dean's list (08/21/14)
The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg has announced its Summer 2014 Dean's List. Those named to the 4.0 dean's list are: Stephanie A. Stark of Marshall and Ardith Jeane Sampson of Sweet Springs.
Salmeron graduates basic combat training (08/21/14)
Army Pvt. Silvia L. Salmeron graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Salmeron studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.. ...
Univ. of Missouri holds Spring 2014 commencement exercises (08/21/14)
The University of Missouri has announced its Spring 2014 graduation list. The following were recipients participated in commencement exercises: Whitney Elizabeth Kelly, Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences; Jimmy Alejandro Olmedo, Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and an undergraduate certificate in multicultural studies; Pedro Ruiz Fabian, Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, cum laude and honors scholar; and Connor Seth Thomas, Bachelor of Science degree in agribusiness management, all of Marshall. ...
Circus is coming to Sweet Springs Sept. 3 (08/21/14)
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming to Sweet Springs Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the parking lot of Ditzfield Transfer located at 107 Johnson Dr. in Sweet Springs. There will be two shows, one at 5 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from various chamber members...
Arrow Rock to host ice cream freeze off Aug. 30 (08/21/14)
The Arrow Rock ice cream freeze off will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, on the lawn of J. Huston Tavern. Tickets are $3, which will include tasting and voting for the winners. For more information contact Shellee Smith at 660-837-3200 or shellee.smith@dnr.mo.gov...
MU announces Fall semester 2014 dean's list (08/21/14)
The University of Missouri has announced its fall semester 2014 dean's list. The following area students were named to this list: Carter Anthony Austin, Allyson Leanne Cain, Brenda Cortes, Payton Carol Ehrhardt, Haley Jordan Evans, Robert Gorrell, Samantha Renee Huston, Whitney Elizabeth Kelly, Denver Robert Long, Charles Alexander Maupin, Abrea Quinn Mizer, Pedro Ruiz Fabian, Austin Gale Thiel, Kali Rae Thomas and Doran Camille Arni Vaillancourt, all of Marshall; Dawn Nicole Gorrell of Malta Bend; Janessa P. ...
Plenty to do in Marshall for Saturday's 'Day in the Park' event (08/21/14)
Marshall Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Santa Fe Trail Days will host "Day in the Park" this Saturday, Aug. 23, at Indian Foothills Park focusing around the Marshall Aquatic Center. The temperature is expected to reach the high 90s. "Before I came on board, they used to do it and it used to be a fairly big deal," Lori Godsey, aquatics and recreation supervisor, said about the event that's been missing for a little over a decade. ...
Maupin receives 2014 Marshall Lions Club Scholarship (08/20/14)
Lion President Maureen Burks and Lion David Diehm presents the 2014 Marshall Lions Club College Scholarship to Brett Maupin, who will be attending Northwest Missouri State University in Marryville.
MFD responds to Rose Acres for alarm (08/20/14)
According to the police scanner, Marshall Fire Department responded around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, to a report of an ammonia leak inside the Rose Acres building, located at 123 N. Miami Ave. Everyone was evacuated from the building. Upon arrival at the scene, it was reported to MFD that a pop-off valve outside the building was leaking and had already been shut off...
Civil Air Patrol hosts disaster response drill in Marshall over weekend (08/20/14)
Members of the Civil Air Patrol MO-117 composite squadron hosted a disaster relief exercise, which began Thursday, Aug. 14, and lasted through Sunday, Aug. 17. The training conducted had several goals: to provide a snapshot of the area for before and after reference should a disaster strike, function as the beta testing ground for new imagery equipment for FEMA, as well as provide a scenario in which applicable skills such as radio communications and reconnaissance could be applied by CAP and emergency responders.. ...
Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting Aug. 11 (08/20/14)
Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Clubhouse in Marshall. The meeting was called to order by Lion President Maureen Burks. Lion Andy Roehrs led the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Hugh Harvey gave the prayer and opened the meeting...
Sweet Springs school board sets tax rate ceiling and levy for the upcoming year (08/20/14)
The Sweet Springs' Board of Education convened Monday evening, Aug. 18, to set the school district's tax rate ceiling for the 2014 tax year and the levy for the 2014-2015 school year. The board approved to set the state auditor-approved tax rate ceiling at $3.6107, which will have no voluntary reduction for the fiscal year and approved to set the levy for the upcoming school year at a total of $4.13, with the amount of $3.49 going into incidental and $0.64 into debt service...
Area school lunch menu 8/25-8/29 (08/20/14)
Marshall Elementary Schools and Bueker Middle Schools Monday -- Breakfast: French toast sticks, chilled fruit; bagel with egg and cheese, chilled fruit; cereal, yogurt, chilled fruit; or cinnamon apple oatmeal, yogurt, chilled fruit; variety milk. Lunch: Cheeseburger or grilled chicken parmesan sandwich, oven fries, tomato mozzarella salad, fresh melon, applesauce; or turkey chef salad, tomato mozzarella salad, fresh melon, applesauce, blueberry fruit muffin; variety milk...
Updated: Saline County Commission receives notice to proceed with Bridge No. 50 (08/19/14)
Presiding Commissioner Tom Stallings announced they have received a notice in the mail from MoDOT to proceed with Bridge No. 50 at the Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Aug. 19. "(Bridge No. 50) is on Afton Avenue in the western part of the county over Salt Fork and this is a letter from MoDOT... saying that we can proceed with consulted work on that bridge," Stallings said. "They're telling us funds have been obligated for that bridge now."...
Quick Run convenience store robbed at gunpoint (08/19/14)
Quick Run convenience store located on South Odell Street in Marshall was robbed at gunpoint according to a police report from Marshall Police Department. At approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, a clerk from the convenience store reported to MPD that a white male had entered the store and produced a handgun instructing him to open the cash drawer. The clerk told police that he had did as he was told and the man took the cash and then left the business...
Marshall City Council postpones public hearing to Aug. 21 (08/19/14)
The Marshall City Council met Monday, Aug. 18, to find it didn't have a quorum to continue with a scheduled public hearing or a meeting. After discussion, it was suggested by Councilman Dan Brandt to reschedule the public hearing and meeting for 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21...
Woman allegedly held against her will (08/19/14)
A Blackburn woman was allegedly held against her will for approximately three weeks according to a Saline County Sheriff's report. A deputy was dispatched to a home in Blackburn Saturday, Aug. 9, where he made contact with a female that reported being beaten and held against her will over a three week period. ...