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News

St. Peter Catholic School joins Marshall Chamber of Commerce (08/26/16)
St. Peter Catholic School students, staff and members of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce celebrated with a ribbon cutting Wednesday, Aug 24, as the school officially joined the chamber. "It brings more of your educational system into the community," Chamber of Commerce Director Jeanette Klinge said. " ... and it puts more people in contact with the Chamber with our newsletter and website."...
Sweet Springs BOE discusses beginning of school year (08/26/16)
The Sweet Springs Board of Education met Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the first board meeting after the official start of classes. Among the ongoing projects discussed was the new track the board made the decision to move forward with several months back. It was noted during Superintendent Donna Wright's report that Robert Rollins Architecture is projecting the plans for the new track to be drawn up by October, after which time the school will begin receiving bids for constriction work...
1st Anniversary: Celebrating Butterfield Campus in Marshall (08/26/16)
On Aug. 1, 2015, the merger of Butterfield Youth Services and Great Circle became official. A year later, the Marshall campus is growing its impact throughout west central and northwest Missouri. Great Circle is a statewide nonprofit and the largest provider of behavioral health services for children and families in Missouri. ...
Inter-Agency Council members offer service updates (08/26/16)
Representatives from several organizations updated the Inter-Agency Council on current events during an Inter-Agency meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23. Some of the items the groups are working on include trivia nights, Habitat for Humanity applications, the United Way fundraiser, Christmas support for eligible families, events for children, and family services that are still available...
EPA reaches settlement with Marshall agriculture facility over alleged Clean Water Act violations (08/26/16)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced Thursday, Aug. 24, that a proposed settlement had been reached with Central Missouri AGRIService, LLC, after alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Under the proposed settlement, Central Missouri AGRIService would pay a civil penalty of 166,914. ...
Walmart Foundation to open state giving program applications (08/26/16)
Starting Monday, Aug. 29, the Walmart Foundation will open its weeklong application period for nonprofits to receive grants ranging from $25,000-200,000 under the program's State Giving Program funding cycle. Nonprofits in the state of Missouri that focus on hunger relief, career opportunities, education programs, health care access and other human services programs designed to meet the needs of the underserved, low-income populations are encouraged to apply for funding, according to a press release from the foundation. ...
People First of Marshall attend annual conference (08/26/16)
Members of People First of Marshall, a self-advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities, attended the Real Voices-Real Choices Conference Aug. 21-23 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. According to the group, the conference is "an exciting gathering of individuals who are consumers, family members, friends, self-advocates and persons in recovery who come together to learn about programs, service issues, opportunities and self-advocacy."...
Minor injuries reported after GMC collides with big rig (08/26/16)
A Marshall truck driver involved in a two-vehicle crash came out uninjured Wednesday morning, Aug. 24. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 1994 GMC Sierra -- driven by Christoper D. Pegelow, 30, of Moberly -- slowed down before skidding and colliding with a 1999 Kenworth T900 that was attempting to turn left. The crash occurred at approximately 8:25 a.m. on U.S. Highway 24 near Route 41 in Ray County, the report stated...
The Missouri River Bird Observatory gets boost from Stifel Financial (08/26/16)
The Missouri River Bird Observatory earlier announced a statewide photo contest that would be the focus of their major fundraising event this year. As a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation, raising awareness of the impact that each of us has on our surroundings is vital...
Club News (08/26/16)
Marshall Circle 535 Daughters of Isabella met on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Vice Regent Judy Mark called the meeting to order. Virginia Sprigg read the opening prayer. Pledge to the flag was recited. Marge Elsea read the minutes of the June meeting and they were approved. The treasurer's report was given by Mildred Gilliam. Elsea reported that the scribe notes were incompletely published in the local paper. There was discussion on this matter...
Faces Never Forgotten (08/26/16)
The Faces Never Forgotten project, which is seeking photos of the veterans whose names are engraved on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, has received pictures of four out of six Saline County veterans they were searching for. The project is still in need of photos of Estill L. Childers and Harold D. Waller. The project will be part of a potential Education Center at The Wall, in Washington, D.C...
Saline County residents fare well at MIssouri State Fair (08/25/16)
The following list highlights those individuals from Saline County who placed in the top 5 of their respective categories at the Missouri State Fair, held from Aug.11-21, in Sedalia. BOER GOATS 16 and Under 20 Months Danielle Funk Houstonia 5th place...
Saline County Commission discusses tax property sale (08/25/16)
The Saline County Commission met Thursday, Aug. 25, where County Collector Cindi Sims explained the results of a recent tax sale on properties throughout the county. According to Sims the sale was held Monday, August 22, where 9 properties were sold...
People First of Marshall attend annual conference (08/25/16)
Members of People First of Marshall, a self-advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities, attended the Real Voices-Real Choices Conference Aug. 21-23 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. According to the group, the conference is "an exciting gathering of individuals who are consumers, family members, friends, self-advocates and persons in recovery who come together to learn about programs, service issues, opportunities and self-advocacy."...
Multiple juveniles and adults connected to five Marshall burglaries (08/25/16)
Five area burglary cases in the month of August have been cleared by the Marshall Police Department in connection with the Saline County Juvenile Office, as of Thursday, Aug. 25. According to a MPD press release, two more cases remain under investigation involving burglaries at the Marshall Aquatic Center and Plaza Subway. ...
Jim the Wonder Dog ready to reach statewide audience (08/25/16)
School Menus (08/25/16)
Marshall Elementary Schools Monday -- B: Pancakes; Sausage biscuit; Cereal with yogurt; or Oatmeal with yogurt, apple and fruit juice. L: Chicken alfredo with italian bread; Ham and cheese sandwich, fresh garden salad, cheesy cauliflower popcorn, peaches, fresh fruit; or Mandarin orange chicken salad, cheesy cauliflower popcorn, peaches, fresh fruit, italian bread...
Club News (08/25/16)
The Grads of 1950 will have its luncheon meeting Thursday, Sept. 1 from 1:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Picosita Grill located at 259 E. Morrow St., in Marshall. For more information contact Joy Little at 660-886-5135 or jlittle@zitomedia.net.
Minor injuries reported after GMC collides with big rig (08/25/16)
A Marshall truck driver involved in a two-vehicle crash came out uninjured Wednesday morning, Aug. 24. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 1994 GMC Sierra -- driven by Christoper D. Pegelow, 30, of Moberly -- slowed down before skidding and colliding with a 1999 Kenworth T900 that was attempting to turn left. The crash occurred at approximately 8:25 a.m. on U.S. Highway 24 near Route 41 in Ray County, the report stated...
Green Party qualifies for Missouri ballots (08/25/16)
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Tuesday, Aug. 23, that the Green Party had more than 23,00 signatures verified by local election authorities. Under state law, a political party can be placed on the statewide ballot if it obtains at least 10,000 signatures from registered Missouri voters...
Center for Biological Diversity seeks Missouri ban on commercial trapping of wild turtles (08/24/16)
The Center for Biological Diversity and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, the former a nonprofit organization and the later a nonprofit environmental law firm, are attempting to end commercial turtle trapping in the state of Missouri. The organizations announced Wednesday, Aug. ...
E-911 reviews director's report, approves equipment purchase (08/24/16)
The Saline County E-911 board met Thursday, Aug. 18, to discuss past business since its meeting in June. The board did take action on one item that day as Director Stacie Smith explained more about the need for an emergency purchase. The need for a new recorder at the E-911 facility was brought before the board, Smith stating the current one needs to be replaced...
Marshall Superintendent says district will forgo maximum allowed tax levy, stick with voter approved rate (08/23/16)
The Marshall Board of Education set its tax rate for the 2016-2017 year at $3.12 per $100 of assessed valuation Tuesday night, Aug. 23. That was the rate the city asked Marshall residents to approve during the municipal elections in April, passing by a 220 vote margin. Superintendent Carol Maher reported the raised levy generated an additional $612,182 in revenue. Maher also said the maximum levy for 2016-2017 that the state would have allowed for Marshall was $3.1271...
Statewide emergency response simulation plans for New Madrid fault quake (08/23/16)
Emergency personnel from Saline County were among those to participate in a statewide emergency response simulation this week at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. The three-day simulation involved the set-up and execution of an emergency respite site as it would be designed in the event of an earthquake rating 6.6 or higher on the Richter Scale in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, located in southeast Missouri as well as parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois...
Town hall focused on suicide prevention is topic of Inter-Agency meeting (08/23/16)
A concern about the welfare for persons contemplating suicide spurred the development of a committee in Marshall earlier this year. During a Saline County Inter-Agency Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23, Richard DeFord -- Fitzgibbon Hospital's public relations and marketing coordinator -- spoke about a town hall meeting scheduled for next month...