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Soccer League sign-ups (07/27/16)
The Marshall Soccer League is now registering for its fall season for children 4-12 years old. Groups will be determined by child's age as physical calendar year not school grade. Pre-registration is available through Aug. 6 with reduced fees. Late-registration will continue Aug. 7-14. Game play begins Aug. 21. Registration forms are available at Marshall Parks at Recreation or visit www.facebook/TheMarshallSoccerLeague...
County approves mandatory raise for prosecutor (07/27/16)
The Saline County Commission approved a pay raise for the county's prosecuting attorney after it reconvened Tuesday, July 26. According to County Clerk Debbie Russell, the raise was based on state law. Russell referenced Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 56 Section 56.265.1, which details compensation of full-time prosecuting attorneys and salary formulas. She noted the retroactive pay increase, which became effective July 1, was due to statutory formulas and not a request...
Marshall Public Schools acquires services in preparation for new school year (07/26/16)
The Marshall Public Schools Board of Education geared up for the start of school with the approval of multiple contracts and contractor bids Tuesday, July 26. Among the district's contracted services for the 2016-2017 school year will be: $30 per hour to Kathy Monning for supervision of licensed practical nurses, $75 per hour for physical therapist services and $55 per hour for physical therapist assistant services from Fitzgibbon Hospital, $85 per hour to Perkins Freedom Mobility for vision services, $65 per hour to Research to Practice, LLC for supervision of speech-language pathology assistants, and $85 per hour to Crossroads Behavioral Consultants for on-campus staff training in working with students with behavior challenges and $65 per hour for the same services off-campus.. ...
Marshall woman charged with two felonies (07/26/16)
A Marshall woman faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana and first degree endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs, following an incident where a witness claimed to have been handed a box containing drugs by the woman's child...
Sheriff's department seeking information in attempted child abduction (07/26/16)
The Saline County Sheriff's Department continues to seek information in the ongoing investigation of an attempted child abduction in the Miami area Wednesday evening, July 20. According to a July 21 press release from the department, deputies are attempting to identify a vehicle involved, described as a white 1990s model full-size Chevrolet van with black running boards. Witnesses reported having seen the vehicle in the area on occasions prior to the incident...
County clerk estimates higher-than-average voter turnout, $144K utility project completed at jail (07/26/16)
Absentee ballots for the August primary election are already coming in, and Saline County Clerk Debbie Russell estimated 200 absentee ballots have been submitted so far. During a Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday, July 26, Russell indicated her office has been diligent in assisting those who have signed up for assistance in the voting process...
Community stands behind its officers, protectors (07/26/16)
In response to the turbulent current events across the nation, members of the Marshall citizenry are reaching out in support of the community's police, as well as its firefighters and EMTs. The Marshall Police Department reports being touched by an outpouring of support that has included flowers, courtesy passes for free entry to the movies and free refreshments, and hand-crafted cards from the children of the community. ...
Coke charged in forged prescriptions case (07/25/16)
A Marshall woman was charged with more than 100 felony counts Wednesday, July 20, as the result of a months-long investigation. Anne Thompson-Coke, 35, faces 134 counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance, a class D felony. According to the probable cause statement in the case, Coke forged fraudulent prescriptions from the dental office where she was employed, which were then filled by herself and 12 other reported individuals, including her husband and juvenile daughter...
Renfrow sentenced to 14 years, eligible for probation (07/25/16)
A Marshall man received two consecutive seven year sentences for second degree rape and second degree sodomy Monday, July 25. Russell A. Renfrow, Sr. pleaded guilty to both counts Monday, June 13, admitting before the Division IV Circuit Court that he perpetrated both acts against his juvenile daughter on or about Sept. ...
MVCAA family resource center moves (07/25/16)
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA) Family Resource Center, in Marshall, has moved this month to ...
Heimsoth announced NWCS employee of the month for June (07/25/16)
According to a press released by Northwest Community Services, Michelle Heimsoth, DAI/CMA, always has a positive and upbeat attitude. She works as a permanent staff in one of the homes in the Higginsville area but she is always willing to work in other locations when coverage is needed...
Local retailer prepares for its School Rocks: Backpack Giveaway (07/25/16)
Sarah Reed/Democrat-News Boxes of backpacks are set up at The Cellular Connection -- Marshall's local Verizon retailer -- Friday, July 22, as staff members prepare for the company's School Rocks: Backpack Giveaway. The giveaway is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. According to TCC, no purchase is necessary and one free backpack with some school supplies will be given to each child...
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. ...
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. ...
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...