23-year-old man arrested for armed robbery
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Marshall Police Department, working closely with the Saline County Sheriff's Office, was able to obtain information in regard to the armed robbery suspect who allegedly robbed the Marshall Cinema at gunpoint Monday, Oct. 24...
Preliminary hearing set in alleged prescription fraud case
The date for preliminary hearing in the case of Anne Marie Coke was set in the Division VI Courtroom of the Saline County Courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 26. Coke faces charges for 134 counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance, a class D felony. The preliminary hearing in the case, during which the state would have to provide probable cause for the case to continue, was set for Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m...
CHS/CWI to close recycling operation, seven employees to be offered other opportunities
Citing a drastic decline in cardboard pricing, the Center for Human Services and Cooperative Workshops, Inc. in Marshall announced Wednesday, Oct. 26, that they would shutting down their recycling operation by the end of 2016. CHS CEO Ann Graff stated in a press release announcing the decision that all seven individuals currently employed at the Marshall facility would be "offered a choice of other employment opportunities available to assist them in becoming employed in their community."...
Woman injured in one-vehicle accident
A woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 26. The crash occurred on South Atchison Avenue in Marshall, near the Saline County Health Department. The Marshall Fire Department, Saline County Ambulance District and Marshall Police Department responded. More information will be provided at a later time...
Documentary, author Q&A to be featured at Concerned Women for America meeting
Trevor Loudon, New Zealand author, speaker and political activist, will be the Concerned Women for America of Missouri - Saline County Prayer Chapter's November speaker on Saturday, Nov. 5. The event will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Wood & Huston Bank Community Room, located at 27 E. North St. in Marshall...
Marshall City Council speaks to full house
A Marshall town hall meeting was held at the Martin Community Center Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, with a large community attendance. The "Moving Marshall Forward" group sponsored the event as a way to allow for open communication between the Marshall community and the city government...
Daughters of Isabella hold October meeting
Marshall Daughters of Isabella met on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Regent Maureen Burks opened the meeting. Chancellor Virginia Sprigg read the opening prayer. The pledge to the flag was recited. Marge Elsea read the minutes of the September meeting, and they were approved. A treasurer's report was given by Mildred Gilliam. Elsea reported that scribe notes were well-published in the newspaper...
New beam among 65/Fairground intersection upgrades
The intersection at U.S. Highway 65 and Fairground Road receives a new traffic light support beam Wednesday morning, Oct. 26.
Missouri Valley College's Fine Arts Division to present 'On the Verge'
The Missouri Valley College Fine Arts Division will present a comedy, "On the Verge," nightly from Nov. 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre, located on the MVC campus. "On the Verge" tells the story of three Victorian women -- Alex, Fanny and Mary -- facing challenges as they explore an unknown land they surmise is Terra Incognita. ...
Newscope: Saline County 4-H to hold recognition banquet
The Saline County 4-H recognition banquet and dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Saline County Fairground, in Marshall. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., the ceremony at 7 p.m., followed by the 4-H dance. The ceremony will honor members, volunteers and clubs for their achievements and service to Saline County 4-H...
County clerk shares voter tips for upcoming election
With the election quickly approaching, County Clerk Debbie Russell shared her thoughts on voter tips and ways to prepare before voting in November. Her biggest tip is to be informed. "In considering candidates, amendments and propositions, really examine each of those and take it upon yourself to become educated as to who they are, what they are, and what that candidate stands for," Russell said...
Marshall School Board approves budget amendments, discusses potential lease purchase for facility upgrades
Adjustments to the 2016-2017 budget for Marshall Public Schools were approved Tuesday, Oct. 25, by the Board of Education. The adjustments reflected differences in the projected revenues and expenditures, stemming on the revenue side from the Classroom Trust Fund, a $600,000 increase from the increased tax levy voters approved in April, and an increase in the Public Placement Fund. ...
Inter-Agency Council reviews Holiday Project operations
After outlining the donation needs for the Holiday Project during the September meeting of the Saline County Inter-Agency Council, the council turned its focus toward implementation Tuesday, Oct. 25. Council Vice President Jacci Grossenburg announced a corner drive to accept donations for the project would be held Saturday, Nov. ...
County talks election preparation, rural road work
Several upcoming voting dates were presented during the Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Oct. 25. County Clerk Debbie Russell reminded the commission that her office will be open this Saturday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting to accommodate those who will be unable to vote during normal office hours...
MDC to consider turtle trapping limits
In response to a petition filed Aug. 24 by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Great Rivers Environmental Law Center to place limits on the trapping of wild turtles in Missouri, the two nonprofits announced a positive response from the Department of Conservation Monday, Oct. 24...
MPD search for alleged armed robbery suspect
Marshall police are searching for the suspect of an alleged armed robbery, after responding to an emergency call at Marshall Cinema on Monday, Oct. 24. According to an MPD press release, Saline County 911 dispatch received a call at approximately 7:30 p.m. ...
Hunter Education class to be held in Marshall Thursday, Oct. 27
The last of three Hunter Education classes to be held in Saline County is scheduled for this week in Marshall. According to a news release, the course, which requires participants to pass knowledge and skills sessions, as well as an exam, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Charles L. Bacon Room on the second floor of the Malcolm Center for Student Life on the Missouri Valley College campus...
Mo. Secretary of State warns of fraudulent business mailer
Missouri business owners were warned of a deceptive business mailer claiming to be a "notice of potential compliance violation," from a group claiming to be the "Compliance Division," Friday, Oct. 21. The warning, issued by Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, states the postcards are not affiliated with any state or federal agency, including the Corporations Division of his office...
Sweet Springs Optimists to sponsor costume contest, Trunk or Treat
The Sweet Springs Optimist Club will sponsor its 19th annual Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Festival Gardens Stage area in downtown Sweet Springs. The contest will be broken up by age groups with cash prizes for the first-, second-, and third-place winners. All first-place winners will then compete for the Grand Prize Costume, which also has a cash prize. All participants will receive a candy bar...
Daughters of Isabella hosts its annual rummage sale
The second Wednesday of every May and October is the Daughters of Isabella "drop off day." It begins at 9 a.m. with community members dragging bags and carrying boxes into the Knights of Columbus Hall where eager Daughters sort, label and prepare items for their twice-annual rummage sales. ...
Nelson woman sustains injury in Sedalia crash
A 70-year-old Nelson woman was among the injured parties in a three-vehicle crash in Sedalia Saturday, Oct. 22. Janice M. Falke was an occupant in one of the vehicles involved, driven by Dale F. Younger, 65, also of Nelson. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Younger's vehicle was traveling southbound on U.S. ...
Newscope: Miami R-1 PTO fall fundraiser
Miami R-1 PTO will host a fall fundraiser and chili supper Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4-8 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Activities will include games, bingo and a silent auction. A dinner will be served for a nominal fee, including chili, vegetable soup, potato soup, hot dog, dessert and drinks. For more information visit www.facebook.com/miamimor1pto...
The Marshall Philharmonic preps for 54th season opener
The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its 54th concert season Sunday, Oct. 30, under the baton of Conductor Kevin Lines. The concert will be held in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School, in Marshall, and will begin at 2:30 p.m. ...
Xi Eta Epsilon to host annual Purse-A-Palooza fundraiser
The Xi Eta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its annual Purse-A-Palooza Purse Auction Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Sweet Springs American Legion Hall, located at 903 N. Miller St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for social time, snacks and purse previews. A live auction will begin at 7 p.m., with Saline County's Southern District Commissioner Monte Fenner serving as auctioneer...