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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
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)

News

Cramer in ceremonial First Pitch (10/31/14)
James Cramer, second from right, a World War II veteran originally from Marshall, was honored by participating in the First Pitch ceremony during Game 7 of the World Series...
Mid-Day Optimists conduct annual coat drive (10/31/14)
Christy Varner, of the Mid-Day Optimist Club, accepts a coat from Caleb Weaver, son of Donna and Tobey Weaver, who donated the item to support children in need Oct. 28.
MMU faces pressure to meet rising water standards (10/31/14)
The Marshall Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works met Thursday, Oct. 30, to discuss the numerous items needing board approval. Leading off and taking a note from previous meetings, Ginney Ismay, MMU's Environmental Services director, turned the floor over to Everett Baker of the Department of Natural Resources...
Park installs new picnic tables (10/30/14)
Out with the old, and in with the new. Marshall Parks and Recreation is nearly finished installing new picnic tables throughout Indian Foothills Park. According to Parks Director Jeff Stubblefield, the budget at the end of the last fiscal year allowed for the upgrades...
Salt Fork YMCA's D.R.E.A.M. T.E.A.M donates funds to the Wright family (10/30/14)
Salt Fork YMCA's D.R.E.A.M. T.E.A.M. program raised funds by selling wristbands and donated all proceedings to the Wright family, for their son, Ayden, who is fighting liver and pancreatic cancer.
The Slater DAC Chapter met May 5 (10/30/14)
The Slater DAC Chapter meeting was called to order at 1:45 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the home of Elaine Olson. A quorum was established. The opening ritual was recited. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer reported a balance of $1,154.03. The report was filed or audit. The treasurer presented the 2014-2015 budget which will be voted on at the next meeting...
Voting machines put to test Thursday (10/30/14)
Voting machines were tested Thursday morning in the Saline County Clerk's office, where both the Democrat and Republican parties had representatives present.
Saline County bridge No. 47 re-opens, commissioners hold ribbon-cutting ceremony (10/30/14)
An hour after the Saline County Commission meeting at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, the commissioners traveled to bridge No. 47 on Magnolia Avenue to participate in a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the bridge's re-opening. Presiding Commissioner Tom Stallings, Northern Commissioner Charlie Guthrie and Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner celebrated the event along with project engineer Rich Rhodes of Rhodes Engineering Company, project coordinator Dave Luther of Missouri Department of Transportation and Mike Bellamy of A-Team Construction, the project contractor company.. ...
Marshall Circle No. 535 Daughters of Isabella met Sept. 10 (10/30/14)
Marshall Circle No. 535 Daughters of Isabella met at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Knights of Columbus Hall in Marshall. Regent Maureen Burks opened the meeting. Virginia Sprigg led the opening prayer. Pledge to the Flag was given and the opening ode was sung. Nine officers attended the meeting, two were excused and one was absent...
Area school lunch menu 11/3-11/7 (10/30/14)
Marshall Elementary Schools and Bueker Middle Schools Monday -- Breakfast: French toast sticks, banana, chilled pears; breakfast pizza, banana, chilled pears; cereal, yogurt, banana, chilled pears; or cinnamon apple oatmeal, yogurt, banana, chilled pears; variety milk. Lunch: Cheeseburger or barbecue chicken on bun, sweet potato fries, green beans, watermelon, mandarin oranges; or turkey chef salad, peas, watermelon, mandarin orange, blueberry fruit muffin; variety milk...
Marshall man charged with attempted burglary (10/30/14)
According to charges filed Oct. 22, Andrew James Cooper, 23, of Marshall has been charged with attempted burglary in the second degree, which is a class C felony. According to a probable cause statement from Marshall Police Department, Cooper was found behind a Marshall business where he was attempting to enter unlawfully. ...
Slater woman charged with theft (10/30/14)
A Slater woman has been charged with two felonies according to charges filed Oct. 22 in Saline County Circuit Court. Toni Lynn Brumit, 23, has been charged with a class C felony stealing a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property, which is also a class C felony...
Marshall High School student to be honored as future medical leader in Washington, D.C. (10/30/14)
Aliah Clair, a 17-year-old junior at Marshall High School, has already suffered so many setbacks and injuries throughout her young life. However, she is taking that experience to help her forge a path in her future chosen profession. In no better fashion than she could have imagined, Clair has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., from Friday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 16...
How will you vote Nov. 4? A summary of ballot measures and area candidates (10/29/14)
Along with candidates for various offices within the county as part of the midterm elections, several ballot measures will be voted on by Missouri residents. These measures, if enacted, will affect the entire state. They are constitutional amendments 2, 3, 6 and 10...
Students take on robotics challenge (10/29/14)
Bueker Middle School student Martin Hynick placed a robotic vehicle on the floor of the classroom, held out a remote and let it fly. The robot was designed by members of Marshall Public School's G.A.T.E. program ― also known as the Gifted and Talented Expand program ― when they competed in the Show-Me BEST Robotics Competition at State Fair Community College, in Sedalia. ...
Marshall High School hosts awards assembly (10/29/14)
The Marshall High School staff and faculty hosted their first quarter awards assembly Thursday, Oct. 23. Several hundred students were present for the event, and numerous awards were presented to the students for their hard work. The first award was presented for perfect attendance and to qualify, students were not allowed to miss any class periods in the quarter. Perfect attendance awards went to 195 students...
Christian-rock tour brings free concert to Marshall (10/29/14)
This is the second part of a two-part series about the With Every Act of Love tour. The opening acts for a tour don't always garner as much attention as the headliner, but the openers for Jason Gray's "With Every Act of Love" tour, which comes to Bueker Middle School auditorium Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. may be the exception to the rule...
Marshall vet to take the mound in Game 7 (10/29/14)
James Cramer, originally of Marshall, will be taking the mound alongside Bret Saberhagen, 1985 World Series Most Valuable Player and winner of the Cy Young Award, in Game 7 of the World Series tonight at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Cramer, now living in a skilled nursing home in Lee's Summit, was submitted for the honor of participating in the First Pitch ceremony as a part of the Royals "Hero's Program."...
Lions Club raffle winner announced (10/29/14)
Inter-Agency council announce upcoming events happening in Saline County (10/29/14)
The Saline County Inter-Agency Council members convened Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, to report back to each other about upcoming events happening in the month of November at the University of Missouri - Extension building. Marshall Ministerial Alliance: David Van Horn reported Salvation Army bell ringing begins Wednesday, Nov. ...
The Marshall Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 3 (10/29/14)
The Marshall Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Friday, Oct. 3, at the Georgia Brown Blosser Home for Women. Regent Raylene Cornine welcomed all in attendance and led the chapter in the opening ritual. Refreshments were provided by hostess Anita Wright and her committee and the Blosser Home staff...
Dierkings ask use of courthouse grounds for Relay For Life in spring 2015 (10/28/14)
Allen and Melody Dierking attended the Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, to request use of courthouse grounds for Relay For Life in the spring season. The Dierkings requested the courthouse grounds running from Friday evening, May 29, to early Saturday morning, May 30. The time for the event hasn't been set yet...
Slater schools superintendent addresses student attendance rates at board meeting (10/27/14)
Slater Public Schools Superintendent Terry Lorenz addressed the problem of student attendance rates at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, Oct. 23. The high school's enrollment is at 120 students, with the attendance running at 94.49 percent. However, 23 high school students are below the 90 percent attendance rate. It was also reported the elementary school currently has 15 students who has less than a 90 percent attendance rate...
Halloween of years past: Curious old photo beckons community response (10/27/14)
A picture found in a collection of old family photographs showcases old Halloween costumes as children observed the holiday near Benton Elementary School, in Marshall.
Eagle Scout project supports fire department (10/27/14)
A new Eagle Scout service project is nearly ready to lift off, but will require some community assistance before it can begin. Fifteen-year-old Brant Sims, a sophomore at Marshall High School, chose to support emergency personnel as he works toward earning the Eagle Scout rank by the spring of 2015. His project: building a storage shed for Marshall Fire Department...