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News

Relay for Life teams present fruits of yearlong campaign (09/29/16)
Relay for Life of Saline County celebrated surpassing its goal of $45,000 raised during its 2015-2016 campaign Thursday, Sept. 29, at its event leadership team meeting. A total of $47,786.64 for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life were raised during the yearlong campaign from Sept. ...
Public Works Board approves faster Internet speeds for MMU customers (09/29/16)
Faster speeds are once again on the way for Marshall Municipal Utilities Internet customers. The Board of Public Works voted Thursday, Sept. 29, to approve an increase in download speeds for customers in all three tiers of its Internet service at no extra cost. ...
Crash temporarily redirects traffic on College Street (09/29/16)
MMU sets budget, board approves spending for new equipment (09/29/16)
With its 2016-2017 budget approved, with total estimated normal expenses of $23.94 million, the Marshall Board of Public Works designated $130,000 of that spending for equipment replacements and an electric distribution system study Thursday, Sept. 29...
Sheriff's deputies investigating convenience store burglary (09/28/16)
The Saline County Sheriff's office announced Tuesday, Sept. 27, its deputies are investigating a burglary at the Quick Run convenience store located on North 65 Highway, northwest of Marshall. The burglary occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 26, when a person or persons gained entry through a window at the front side of the building. The total amount of loss has yet to be determined, according to a statement from the sheriff's office...
Marshall Monday Club holds September meeting (09/28/16)
The Marshall Monday Club met at First Christian Church on Monday, Sept. 12. President Anne Rea welcomed members and 10 guests. Rea then introduced Program Chairman Mary Jo Berry, who introduced the program for the meeting: Fall Fashion Show From Sisters and Company, Sally Lockett and Linda Carroll Sedalia...
New barn quilt decorates another historic Saline County barn (09/28/16)
David Morrow, with DC Tree Service, puts up a barn quilt at 1509 E. Highway WW on Friday, Sept. 23. The barn is owned by Kurtis and Kella Gregory.
Archeology program to be presented at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Oct. 1 (09/28/16)
The public is invited to learn about Missouri archaeology and prehistoric Native American cultures at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Jack Ray, research archaeologist for the Center for Archaeological Research at Missouri State University, will present "Stratified Lithic Workshops at the Sugar Potato Site in Van Meter State Park" at 2 p.m., Oct. 1, at the site visitor center. This program will conclude a series of programs sponsored throughout the state by the Missouri Archaeological Society...
MHS preps for homecoming parade (09/28/16)
Marshall High School's homecoming parade will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Participants will begin lining up on Miami Avenue, in front of MHS, at 1 p.m. The parade will go north on Miami, east on Arrow Street to the downtown square, and end south of the square...
District candidates for state office debate Missouri issues (Updated at 1 p.m., Sept. 28) (09/27/16)
Five candidates for the state legislature took center stage Tuesday, Sept. 27, as the Mar-Saline branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted a forum for the candidates from Saline County districts. Current State Representative Denny Hoskins (R) was opposed by ElGene Ver Dught (D) for the position of State Senator in the 21st District. ...
County government discusses proposed courthouse sidewalk project, potential state election requirement changes (09/27/16)
A proposed $113,000 project would replace the sidewalks on the grounds of the Saline County Courhouse, as well as the exterior steps leading to the county commission office and the street curbing around the courthouse. Marshall-Saline Development Corporation Executive Director Stan Moore presented the need for the project Tuesday, Sept. ...
Holiday project donation needs lead Sept. Inter-Agency Council discussion (09/27/16)
The annual Holiday Project for the Saline County Inter-Agency Council, now less than three months away, featured heavily in the dissuasions at the council's monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27. Council Vice President Jacci Grossenburg lead a discussion concerning the project and the items of needed from donations...
Quilts draw hundreds to annual two-day show (09/27/16)
A skill that serves the purpose of providing warmth and comfort is now seen by some as a form of art. And that talent -- held by a number of area residents -- was draped before the public at Country Patchwork Quilt Guild's annual show. The two-day show, held at Martin Community Center Sept. 24-25, showcased dozens of quilts -- many hanging from wooden frames and others cloaked across tables. Each had its own sense of movement, color and meaning...
Owens pleads not guilty at arraignment (09/27/16)
Donald Bruce Owens was arraigned Monday, Sept. 26, on charges of two counts of first degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of first degree burglary. Owens waived his right to a formal reading of information before entering a plea of not guilty. ...
Vote Viking: Missouri Valley College to celebrate Homecoming 2016 (09/27/16)
MARSHALL --The Missouri Valley College community will celebrate Homecoming festivities Sept. 30-Oct. 2 on the MVC campus. The 2016 Homecoming theme is Vote Viking. Activities include the 47th annual torch run, homecoming bonfire, alumni banquet, homecoming parade, pre-game tailgate, MVC Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, 50-Plus Club breakfast, Saturday night mixer and a schedule of Viking athletic events...
Cornhuskers strengthen ag roots through state competition (09/26/16)
In a field of corn, where children tossed ears and cutters sliced through rows of crops, teamsters lead their horse-drawn wagons into place. Each assigned a lane, the teams traveled through the field with huskers, who shucked corn by hand and tossed it into the wagons...
Forum planned for state candidates (09/26/16)
Another candidate forum will give the public an opportunity to meet candidates, this time featuring those running for seats in the State Legislator. According to a press release from the Mar-Saline Branch of the NAACP, the forum will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Martin Community Center, in Marshall...
Music to flood Fayette: CMU Band Day on Oct. 8 (09/26/16)
Several area high school bands will compete in this year's CMU Band Day on Oct. 8 at the Central Methodist University campus, in Fayette. According to a press release from the university, this year's event could be bigger than any before. Organizers anticipate that 54 schools will participate...
Sedalia vehicle rolled after striking semi (09/26/16)
A Sedalia driver rolled his vehicle into the median on Interstate 70 in Saline County during the early morning hours Sunday, Sept. 25. Walker J. Davis, 36, was traveling westbound at approximately 3 a.m. when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2013 Freightliner driven by Ivan V. Pavliy, 26, of Portland, Ore., at mile marker 81.4, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Davis' vehicle rolled over and came to a stop in the median...
ConAgra lays off 25 from Marshall Plant (09/26/16)
Citing decreased volume at its Marshall plant, ConAgra Foods laid off 25 employees last week. The move affected both hourly and salaried employees. "We've been experiencing decreased volume within the plant, so we're adjusting to that," ConAgra's Manager of Communications Kristine Mulford said...
Concerned guardian says punished student was not fed at school (09/26/16)
The guardian of a Sweet Springs High School student expressed concern last week after she says the student was neglected by the school and not fed lunch as a result of being punished for goofing off in class. Debra Mullins, grandmother and guardian of a 16-year-old student who she describes as having disabilities and likely not being able to care for himself in the future, said her grandson was sent to the principal's office prior to the lunch period Monday, Sept. ...
Marshall Monday Club holds September meeting (09/26/16)
The Marshall Monday Club met at First Christian Church on Monday, Sept. 12. President Anne Rea welcomed members and 10 guests. Rea then introduced Program Chairman Mary Jo Berry, who introduced the program for the meeting: Fall Fashion Show From Sisters and Company, Sally Lockett and Linda Carroll Sedalia...
Mother charged in death of child (09/26/16)
A Marshall woman was arrested Friday, Sept. 23, under suspicion of abuse or neglect of a child, which resulted in the child's death. The arrest of Lara Lynn Browder comes five days after the death of her 8-month-old child. A $500,000 cash-only bond was set for her release. Friday, the Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed a charge of abuse of a child resulting in death, a class A felony...
Fletcher takes Santa Fe Homecoming crown (09/23/16)
Pair of Marshall residents injured in rollover crash (09/23/16)
Hubert L. Bradley, 26, and his passenger Heather R. Bradley, 32, both of Marshall, each sustained injuries as the result of a rollover crash on 250th Road, located Northwest of Marshall, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22. The Bradleys were traveling eastbound when their vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and travelled through a ditch, coming to a rest on its roof, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. ...