Fire started in bedroom at Northwest Community Services
A bedroom fire at Northwest Community Services -- previously known as the Marshall Habilitation Center -- Saturday, June 25, could have resulted in more damage than was done. According to the Marshall Fire Department, firefighters arrived to a call at NCS shortly before 6 p.m., seeing light smoke. The incident occurred in unit 221, and the unit's sprinkler system had activated by the time MFD arrived...
Hot rods flock to Slater for annual car show
Steve McQueen, or the "king of cool" is a name still highly recognizable even today. For many, be they car enthusiasts, moviegoers or just general fans, the name brings back memories of that edgy dare devil people grew to love. A good crowd turned out in Slater Saturday, June 25, for the annual Steve McQueen car show to remember the icon and enjoy the spectacle of cars of which McQueen also had a special love for...
Missouri man gets more than 500 year prison sentence for child sexual abuse
A sentence of 527 years in prison was handed down Friday, June 24, in Audrain County. The jury in the trial of Darran Wade Boston, 31, of Mexico, returned a guilty verdict of 28 total felonies on April 14. The charges for which Boston was found guilty included several counts of statutory rape and sodomy in both the first and second degrees, child molestation in the first degree, abuse or neglect of a child less than 14 years of age and sexual abuse / exploitation, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and use of a child in sexual performance.. ...
Police chase results from Super 8 theft
Marshall police pursued a subject through the city streets Friday morning, June 24. Officers responded to the Super 8 Hotel, located on College Avenue, after receiving two 911 hangup calls from the location shortly before 8:30 a.m. Upon arrival, an MPD report states the desk clerk informed of the subject, later identified as Andrew Grass, 22, of Independence, stealing money out of the hotel's change drawer and fleeing the scene through the front door, heading southeast...
MDC to host frog gigging clinic
Children can learn and explore the basics of frog gigging at a Missouri Department of Conservation clinic scheduled Friday, July 29. According to Conservation Agent Chase Wright, participants will learn about the habitat of frogs, the history of gigging and regulations. A classroom portion of the clinic will also teach frog gigging safety, equipment, identification and more...
Accolades and activities fill Saline County 4-H summer
Summer officially started June 20, but 4-H members in Saline County have been on the go since early June. According to a press release from Brad Anderson, State 4-H Youth Specialist, the accomplishments started June 1-3, when teens from all parts of Missouri gathered in Columbia for the 71st annual State 4-H Congress...
MPL to begin bilingual storytime on July 2
The Marshall Public Library will be starting Bilingual Storytime Saturday, July 2, according to a press release from MPL. Storytime will begin at 10:30 a.m. and recomended ages for this event is prekindergarten through first grade, but all children and adults are invited to attend...
Marshall Circle No. 535 Daughters of Isabella met at 7 p.m.. Wednesday, June 8, at the Knights of Columbus hall. Maureen Burks opened the meeting, Virginia Sprigg led the opening prayer and the Pledge to the Flag was given. A roll call of officers showed 11 present and one excused...
A matter of trust
One of the questions that is becoming more a mater of concern all the time is this one -- who can I trust? We live in a strange world. Did you know that you can now buy trust in a bottle? All of you aspiring politicians listen up ... all you who want to win over a member of the "fairer sex"... ...
MHS Class of 1960 reunites
contributed photo by Laura Thomas Members of the Marshall High School graduating class of 1960 met for a reunion dinner Saturday, June 18, at Stone Hedge Golf Club. There were 30 members of the MHS class of 1960 among the 47 people in attendance. Pictured are: (front row, from left) Joyce (Morton) Kief, Leonda (Gann) Raines, Doris (Ahrens) Williams, Nellie (Rader) Estill, Donna Moore; (second row) Lee (Halsey) Hamilton, Carolyn (Carter) Rapp, Gale (Hare) Bradshaw, Sandra (Thomas) Allen, Shirley (Fizer) Barron, Carolyn (Peterson) Piper, Richie (Ahrens) Carson, Edwin Eaheart, Clarence "Eddie" Gibson, Bill Bybee; (third row) George Kessinger, Dale Bear, Johnny Downs, Charles Pointer, Steve Graves, Robert Andrew, Bob Van Dyke, Robert Reid, Joyce (Miller) Doty, Buddy Weaver, Nettie (Mustain) Masters; (back row) Dave Raines, Gary Dowell and George Hamilton.. ...
Raines named to SBU Trustees's List
Southwest Baptist University released its Spring 2016 honor roll lists for undergraduate students. Emily Raines, of Marshall, was honored on SBU's Trustees' List. To be listed on the Trustees' List, students must carry at least 12 hours of college work at Southwest Baptist University and earn no grade below C and have a grade point average of 3.85-4.00...
Jones graduates from SMU
Kristin Jones, of Sweet Springs, is among Southeast Missouri State University's spring 2016 graduates. Jones graduated with a Master of Arts in higher education administration.
MU's Spring 2016 Dean's List
The University of Missouri released its Spring 2016 Dean's List. The students from Saline County who received the honor include: from Marshall -- Shane Ross Bishop, Mary Anne Kadren Boston, Kendra Anne Castle, Shelby Lynn Dawson, Molly Kay Evans, Kimberly Vanessa Garcia, Jake Allen Hartley, Drew Mackenzie Hemeyer, Abigail Nicole Henke, Mikaela Ann Henke, Karson Suzanne Heying, Samantha Renee Huston, Alex Michael Jones, Ryan Isaac Layton, Abrea Quinn Mizer, Zachariah Ray Petzoldt, Mason Lane Sandidge and Doran Camille Arni Vaillancout. ...
CMA chapter encourages Great Circle youth
The members of Cornerstone Chapter No.733 of the Christian Motorcyclists Association hosted an event at Great Circle -- Tom Butterfield Campus. They provided pizza, soda and homemade cookies for Butterfield youth and staff. The CMA members took turns speaking to the assembly, explaining how they became part of the association, their purpose and the projects in which they support and participate. ...
Malta Bend alumnus author returning home for book signings
Published for the first time at the end of 2015, Malta Bend alumnus BeeJaye Green will return to Saline County next month, and fans will have multiple opportunities to meet the author. Green will be signing copies of his two novels, "Climbing Summerland" and "Chance", the latter releasing in July. Copies of both books will be available for purchase at the events. Green will be appearing at the following locations during his trip...
MPD warns citizens of potential false officer
An investigation continues Thursday, June 23, after a Marshall citizen was pulled over by someone police believe to have been impersonating an officer Tuesday evening. According to a release from the Marshall Police Department, a concerned citizen reported his wife being pulled over at approximately 9 p.m. ...
County Commission approves liquor licenses, rejects bids
The Saline County Commission approved a number of liquor licenses at its regular meeting Thursday, June 23 and also discussed the received bids for food services at the county jail. Among the list of approved licenses were Angie's Bar and Grill, Mazzios, Pizza Hut and Aldi's, all of which are Marshall businesses. The commission also approved a letter of destruction for obsolete computer equipment at the county jail, and one for a bottled water cooler at the courthouse...
Marshall woman suffers minor injuries from Highway 65 crash
A Marshall woman sustained minor injuries after her vehicle hit a tree Wednesday, June 22. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a 2008 Chevrolet HHR -- driven by Amber L. Reyes, 36, of Marshall -- was heading north on U.S. Highway 65 in Pettis County when it went off the left side of the road. Reyes returned the vehicle to the road before it drove off the right side where it impacted a tree and overturned, the report stated...
Council addresses Monday decisions at special session (Updated at 9:00 a.m. June 23)
Two days after voting to terminate City Administrator Connie Latimer, the Marshall City Council addressed the public at a special council session Wednesday, June 22, concerning that decision as well as another made the same night. "I just wanted to voice out loud, in front of the public, that when we voted for a city administrator, we do not anybody already planned," Councilman Kirk Arends said. ...
Slater City Council hears water meter, street project updates
The Slater City Council has a number of projects in the works and at its meeting Tuesday, June 21, Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith elaborated on their progress. The water plant telemetry project has been ongoing for some time now and Griffith explained the new computer system has now been installed. ...
Ground broken on historic building preservation project
A project to preserve four historic buildings in the village of Arrow Rock began Wednesday, June 22, with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall. In addition to work on the Odd Fellows Hall, the preservation project will also include work on the Masonic Lodge Hall, the John P. ...
An Independence Day fireworks display will be Monday, July 4, at 9 p.m. at Indian Foothills Park in Marshall. Weather permitting.
St. Luke UCC to host church picnic
St. Luke United Church of Christ, in Grand Pass, will hold its annual church picnic on Wednesday, July 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Entertainment will include games, face painting, raffle quilt drawing and musical selections preformed by the Marshall Municipal Band. Food, ice cream and homemade cakes and pies will be available for a nominal fee. St. Luke United Church of Christ is located at 2007 Baskin St. in Grand Pass...
Sweet Springs FBLA receives check from W-K Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac
The Sweet Springs R-VII High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America was presented a check by W-K Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac owner Kelsey Weymuth in the amount of $7,160 on Friday, May 13. This amount represents 358 test drives that were taken by members of the community during the Buick Drive for Your Students event. The Buick Drive for Your Students event was sponsored by W-K and coordinated by Kristina Marquess, business development at W-K, and Tracy Crumbaugh, FBLA Adviser...
Fund transfers, amended agreement on Spainhower lease approved by MPS board
In the final meeting of the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the Marshall Public Schools Board of Education actualized its budget and transferred a total of more than $2.2 million from Fund 4 to Funds 1 and 2. A total of $2,088,660 were transferred to Fund 4, $997,200 of which will go toward the board's energy savings contract with conEdison. ...