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News

Four Marshall DECA students place in top 20 at international conference, two to be honored at State Capitol (05/03/16)
Two teams of Saline County Career Center students placed highly at the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, April 23-26. In a press release Tuesday, May 3, DECA announced the team of Margaret Miles and Emily Tobin had been selected as a top 10 finalist in the Community Service category for their project on the SAFE Program. ...
County Commission discusses operation of courthouse fountains, holiday closing (05/03/16)
While two fountains on the courthouse lawn were renovated, reinstalled and rededicated in the fall of 2015, they've had to await a change of the seasons before they could return to operation. Tuesday, May 3, Presiding Commissioner Kile Guthrey said the fountains would be turned on next week...
Lighting switch powering savings for MMU (05/03/16)
Within the past six months, approximately 15 percent of the street and area lighting in Marshall has taken on a new shine. As of November 2015, whenever one of the high-pressure sodium fixtures in those lights goes out, Marshall Municipal Utilities replaces it with a new light-emitting diode, or LED, fixture. By the end of April, approximately 300 new LED street and area lights had already been installed...
Weekend jazz festival promises to reach new peak (05/03/16)
The sixth annual Bob James Jazz Festival will feature multiple Kansas City based acts that will be gracing the stage at the festival for the first time. Bueker Middle School will host the concert and clinic Saturday, May 7, at Harold L. Lickey Auditorium. This year's performers will include the Wild Women of KC, the J Love Band, and organist Everette DeVan...
City Council discusses website makeover (Updated at 9:45 a.m. May 3) (05/02/16)
Two weeks after making a successful motion to move the regular meeting time of the Marshall City Council to 6 p.m., recently-elected Councilman Kirk Arends set his sights on another goal. Monday, May 2, Arends invited discussion from the council about potentially altering the city's website to increase functionality and visual appeal...
Annual maintenance takes place at Marshall Fire Department (05/02/16)
Every year the staff at the Marshall Fire Department performs maintenance and safety checks on the equipment and vehicles stationed there. On Monday, May 2, firefighters used a new method to ensure the pumping system on their trucks performs adequately. ...
Marshall Animal Shelter raises over $4K in second annual 'Fill-The-Truck' event (05/02/16)
Students from the Missouri Valley College public relations classes joined with the Marshall Animal Shelter on April 23 and raised more than $4,000 in donations, mainly supplies for the shelter animals, with the second annual "Fill-The-Truck" event. It was scheduled after the same fundraiser -- held at Marshall Walmart -- proved successful, bringing in roughly $1,000 last year...
Marshall FFA brings the farm to Northwest Elementary School (05/02/16)
Members of the Marshall FFA Chapter and their farm animals descended upon Northwest Elementary School Friday, April 29, as part of the Marshall FFA Food for America program. It was an educational morning for Northwest students, as they were given the opportunity to learn about and pet some animals that are a major part of the region's agricultural community. The children were given the chance to learn about animals, commodities and machinery, as well...
Bestselling author visits Marshall library (05/02/16)
It was very important to George Hodgman to write about the little towns of Missouri, such as the ones where he grew up or calls home -- Madison and Paris. Hodgman shared his thoughts on writing and stories from his life, in addition to reading from his bestselling book, "Bettyville: A Novel," Friday, April 29, at the Marshall Public Library. He wrote "Bettyville" about his experience moving back home to rural Northeast Missouri from New York City to live with his 90-year-old mother...
Walkers trek through Marshall to support MS Society (05/02/16)
An estimated 90 people trekked through Marshall Saturday morning, April 30, to show their support for loved ones and raise awareness of a central nervous system disease. The MS--Walk in Marshall led them from North Point Shelter House at Indian Foothills Park to Marshall's downtown square and back. Those with multiple sclerosis, family, friends and even some dogs gathered for the annual event...
Woman, child injured in I-70 crash (05/02/16)
A woman and child were injured in a Saturday afternoon crash, April 30, on Interstate 70 near the junction. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire -- driven by Bridgette L. Love, 56, of Knob Noster -- struck the towed unit of a 2009 Kenworth near the 78.4-mile marker as they were both traveling west...
A child's love for Mother's Day (04/29/16)
I am a mother of two children, a 6-year-old boy, and a 4-year-old girl. They are the light of my life and the pain in my rear. But I could not imagine my life without them, or my husband of 15 years. My husband and I wanted children early in our marriage, but it was not my time to be a mother. ...
Rotary Club awards $1K scholarship (04/29/16)
The sky is the limit for a student from Marshall High School who will be attending the Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla. Sarah Bentley, of Marshall, was one of eight contestants who wrote an essay, which won her a $1,000 scholarship from the Marshall Rotary Club Thursday, April 28. ...
Spring Fling coming to the Marshall Square (04/29/16)
The Marshall Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 14th annual Spring Fling Saturday, May 14, downtown on the Marshall Square from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors displaying their wares for your pleasure. Activities will include the Bike Rodeo, Shootout on the Square, Shrine Parade, Jim the Wonder Dog Day, as well as the Farmer's Market on the Square which will run until noon...
Board of Public Works welcomes new member (04/28/16)
Ten days after he was appointed by the city council to the Marshall Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works, Steve Mills was welcomed to the board at its regular meeting Thursday, April 28. The first action item of Mills' tenure involved a change order to post a bid for engineering work and inspection of improvements for the North English lift station...
County Commission addresses announcements and administrative tasks (04/28/16)
The Saline County Commission addressed a number of administrative tasks and heard several announcements at its regular meeting Thursday, April 28. The commission also addressed several items in regard to the Saline County Jail, beginning with the second quarter transfer of funds, followed by a few words from Sheriff Cindi Mullins...
Board of Public Works approves more than $170,000 in MMU employee raises (04/28/16)
Employees of Marshall Municipal Utilities will benefit during the current pay period from a combined 3.6 percent increase to the company's payroll. Thursday, April 28, the Board of Public Works approved an estimated total of $170,874 increase to its employee's annual wages, effective retroactively to April 17. ...
New MMU electric rates to increase fees, lower energy cost per kilowatt hour (04/28/16)
Marshall Municipal Utilities will alter its electric rates starting June 1. The Board of Public Works approved the new rates Thursday, April 28. Adminisitrative Services Director Ken Gieringer said the changes would place MMU in a more secure position when or if regulations for net metering changed...
Malta Bend FFA holds awards banquet (04/28/16)
A banquet and awards ceremony was conducted at the Malta Bend High School Tuesday, April 26. The meeting kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with a preview of the evening's events and benediction. The evening left the heart full, with plenty of laughter, food, and a sense of companionship. Along with the superb turnout from Malta Bend, Sweet Springs FFA member Austin Boland, state vice president, was present for all ceremonies...
CMU tunes up for summer music camp (04/28/16)
FAYETTE -- The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University, in Fayette, has announced plans for an expanded Summer Music Camp, and is now accepting registrations for the July 5-7 event. A vocal music track has been added to the traditional instrumental music option at the CMU camp, according to Dori Waggoner, Ph.D., chairwoman of the Fine and Performing Arts division. Campers can take private lessons, and/or play or sing in small or large ensembles, Waggoner said...
MPD to dispose of prescription medication (04/28/16)
Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Detective Sergeant Bill McMellen, of the Marshall Police Department, will be at the Marshall Municipal Courthouse excepting prescription medication from citizens who wish to dispose of them safely. The courthouse is located at 5 East Eastwood Street in Marshall. For more information contact the Detective Sergeant McMellen at 660-886-7411...
Cheer Camp at Shapes Dance and Acro Studio (04/28/16)
Shapes Dance and Acro Studio in Marshall will host a free cheer camp Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp will take place at SDAS located at the Marshall Square for youth ages 4 and older who can complete a forward roll. Youth are asked to wear fitted clothing for the event. Participants will have the option to try our for our team if interested. For more information call 660-542-0057 ext 2...
Hoffelmeyer receives award from UCM (04/28/16)
Lynn Alkire, (right) associate dean of the College of Health, Science and Technology at the University of Central Missouri, presented Maggie Hoffelmeyer with her with the Outstanding Service Award for the Fashion Business Association during the University of Central Missouri's School of Technology awards reception...
Marshall Spring Fling (04/28/16)
The Marshall Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 14th annual Spring Fling Saturday, May 14, 2016, downtown on the Marshall Square 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors displaying their wares for your pleasure. Activities will include the Bike Rodeo, Shootout on the Square, Shrine Parade, Jim the Wonder Dog Day as well as the Farmer's Market on the Square which will run until noon...
Arrow Rock to host two events for garden preparation (04/28/16)
Saturday, May 7, from 10a.m. to 4 p.m., Arrow Rock will host two free events for nature lovers, gardeners and vintage collectable fans. The Friends of Arrow Rock's First Saturday Lecture Series continues with a presentation by Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke, directors of the Missouri River Bird Observatory. ...