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Saturday, Dec. 20, 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.
MVC Holiday Show (11/26/14)
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)

News

Salt Fork YMCA maintains popular programs, introduces new ones for 2015 winter/spring guide (12/19/14)
Salt Fork YMCA has released its 2015 winter/spring program guide for the coming months and according to Courtney Fry, aquatics director, they have kept the popular programs while trying to create new programs for their members and potential members to discover...
Emma man reports theft (12/19/14)
According to a Saline County Sheriff's Department report, an Emma resident contacted the sheriff's department in reference to property damage to his vehicles sometime in the last few days. He also stated that on June 1, he filed a police report with Emma Police Department in regards to his home being broken into and all four tires on a 1998 GMC having been tampered with. ...
E911 board discusses texting challenges (12/19/14)
The E911 board met Thursday, Dec. 18, where several needs for co-operating equipment were discussed. Leading off with the director's report, Stacie Smith explained the Missouri Valley clinical observations will begin using E911's facilities as a part of their curriculum in January...
Marshall High School presents holiday concert Thursday (12/19/14)
Members of Marshall High School's freshman chorus were greeted with applause as they walked on stage
Bueker Middle School hosts symphonic concert (12/19/14)
The students of Bueker Middle School put on a musical display of harmony Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, at the middle school's auditorium. According to Kevin Lines, orchestra director, the concert included the band, choir and orchestra students with approximately 200 students performing at the event. Lines said they have been working on the material since early October. Performances were broken into ages and groups...
Slater school board approves to self-maintain MSBA policies through website (12/18/14)
Superintendent Terry Lorenz asked the Slater School District's Board of Education about how to approach a MSBA policy change at the board meeting Thursday, Dec. 18. He reported that it was the time of year to approve and choose MSBA for school policies, but a discrepancy about an increase in cost caused the administration pause...
Sweet Springs' school board opts to save money with LED lighting, buys new bus (12/18/14)
The Sweet Springs' Board of Education met with a representative from Brightergy to discuss saving money for the district by using LED (light-emitting diode) lighting for its buildings, except for the high school gymnasium at the board meeting Wednesday, Dec. 17...
Commission announces 2015 plat books coming in time for the holidays (12/18/14)
County Clerk Debbie Russell announced 20 plat books for 2015 have been federal expressed and will come in on Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Saline County Commission meeting. "The rest of them will be shipped out probably tomorrow to reach your office sometime early next week, so that process is underway nicely," Russell said. ...
The Arrow Rock Chapter of the NSDAR met Nov. 18 (12/18/14)
The Arrow Rock Chapter of the NSDAR met Nov. 18 for a luncheon meeting at Arrow Rock Station in Arrow Rock. The program was presented by Chris Nelson on the book, "Following Hemp Along the Santa Fe Trail," giving the economic importance in Little Dixie for the products it produced in the 1800s...
Bueker Middle School hosts symphonic concert (12/18/14)
The students of Bueker Middle School put on a musical display of harmony Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, at the middle school's auditorium. According to Kevin Lines, orchestra director the concert included the band, choir and orchestra students with approximately 200 students performing at the event. Lines said they have been working on the material for the event since early October and broke down the layout of the concert in regards to the ages and groups performing at the event...
Christmas decorations contest (12/17/14)
The home at 404 E. Highlander St. won second place in the Marshall Chamber of Commerce Christmas decorating contest in the "residential" category.
MPS' interim superintendent offered 3-year contract, mother airs grievances over 'homeless' policy (12/17/14)
In closed session, the Marshall Public Schools' Board of Education approved offering the current interim superintendent, Carol Maher, to a three-year contract as superintendent of schools effective July 1, 2015. Earlier during the regular meeting, Deanna Sporleder, a local mother of five students in the district, addressed the board about homeless students as it relates to one of her teenagers, which was discussed in closed session and which could result in the district handing her over to state grievance procedures. ...
Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting Nov. 17 (12/17/14)
Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Clubhouse in Marshall. The meeting was called to order by Lion President Maureen Burks. She also led the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Andy Roehrs gave the prayer and opened the meeting...
Saline County law enforcement incorporates body cams (12/17/14)
There are few Americans who wouldn't be able to speak about Ferguson, Mo., and the resulting fallout overwhelming its residents in recent months. The death of Michael Brown has sparked a backdraft of racial, educational and economic questions that have struck a nationwide chord with regard to law enforcement and the populous...
Mid-Missouri Energy makes use of rail track in December's export plan (12/17/14)
The ethanol plant on the outskirts of Malta Bend, owned by Mid-Missouri Energy, will be making use of its rail system to ship products in addition to shipping through their primary truck market. General Manager and CEO Chris Wilson was able to shed some light on the purpose of incorporating the rail system in this month's business plans. He explained how their shipping strategy typically works for exporting their product...
The G.F.W.C. Coterie Club met Nov. 18 (12/17/14)
The G.F.W.C. Coterie Club met Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the home of Claudia Hutcherson. Serving with her was Jo Eichelberger and LaJune Southard. President Alice Roselius opened the business meeting, led the Pledge of Allegiance and thanked the hostesses. The devotional was given by Southard, and included Ecclesiastics 3:11 and a poem entitled, "In Gratitude."...
The Optimist Club of Marshall met Nov. 22 (12/17/14)
The Optimist Club of Marshall met at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Bloomfields in Marshall. The meeting was called to order by President Wayne McReynolds. Paul Collier gave the invocation and Kenny Clause led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ann Collier reported the club had received an award from the Saline County Extension Office for their partner in education...
November 2014 Marshall Duplicate Bridge Results (12/17/14)
Nov. 4 -- 1st: C. Diehm and D. Diehm; 2nd: S. C. Peterson and H. Fenner; 3rdS. Repp and G. DeMoss. Nov. 7 -- No Game Nov. 11 -- 1st: H. Satterwhite and C. Peterson; 2nd: B. Cleary and A. Boedeker; 3rd: P. Marshall and S. Repp. Nov. 14 -- 1st: C. Peterson and J. Hartley; 2nd: A. Fenner and C. Diehm; 3rd: B. Cleary and A. Tobin...
Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting Dec. 8 (12/17/14)
The Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the Clubhouse in Marshall. The meeting was called to order by Lion Club President Maureen Burks. Lion Sharon Hall led the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Royal Peterson gave the prayer and opened the meeting...
Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting Nov. 24 (12/17/14)
The Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the Clubhouse in Marshall. Lion President Maureen Burks called the meeting to order. Lion Pete Hollabaugh led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion Shirley Mach gave the prayer and opened the meeting. There were 15 members in attendance and two guests. Jeffrey Hollabaugh was guest of Pete Hollabaugh and Julie Schwetz was guest of Lion Lesa Banks...
Interim Superintendent Maher talks about dire budget projections (12/16/14)
Interim Superintendent Carol Maher projected some grim estimates for next year's budget at the Marshall Public Schools' Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16, after a look at possible future revenue streams and this year's expenses in the upkeep of district buildings...
County clerk talks election business at county commission meeting (12/16/14)
County Clerk Debbie Russell shared three bits of information concerning elections at the Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16, including the upcoming general municipal election, which will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015. "Today was the first day of candidate filing for the general municipal election to be held in April," Russell said...
Williams recognized as MHS teacher of the month (12/16/14)
Marshall High School Principal Royal Peterson recognized Cherri Williams as Marshall High School teacher of the month at Marshall Lion's Club meeting Monday, Dec. 15. Lion President Maureen Burks presented Williams with a certificate and a check. Williams teaches health, senior and contemporary living development, and family living. She works with the Bird Cage for all spirit events and coaches the dance force...
City Counselor Stouffer resigns, Councilman Moten said he won't be running in April election (12/16/14)
The Marshall City Council met Monday, Dec. 15, at city hall to approve the minutes from the last meeting, including the reconvened open session later Monday evening, Dec. 1, in which the council approved City Counselor Don Stouffer's resignation. According to City Administrator Connie Latimer's notes, Stouffer's resignation will take effect Wednesday, Dec. ...
Sweet Springs man charged with domestic assault (12/16/14)
According to charges filed Dec. 9, James A. Markley, 41, of Sweet Springs, has been charged with one count of domestic assault in the second degree, which is a class C felony. According to a probable cause statement from Sweet Springs Police Department, law enforcement officials were dispatched to a residence on West Street to investigate a report of domestic assault by the woman's live-in boyfriend. ...