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Donco 3 pours path to success
In a world full of running water, reliable electricity, and paved streets most people are not uneducated that modern day amenities are possible because of people who have studied the trade. Most …
Webster Electric Round Up Grants: 3rd Quarter
Webster Electric Round Up grants were submitted and awarded for the third quarter. This quarter the Round up program allowed Webster Electric to give out $24,401.41 to local nonprofits. The Webster …
Old dog, new tags
There is a new name joining the ranks of Marshfield’s law enforcement., but make no mistake, this new name brings years of experience under the badge. His name is Rick Hamilton, who was sworn …
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So this one time I participated in a German Card Tournament

Today’s entertainment piece is a bit different. Instead of me giving you a review, list, or history lesson, I wanted to talk about a recent experience I had. This experience is something I have …

Lessons from Romania

A couple of months ago the Marshfield Mail had the opportunity to sit down with Lillyanne Vestal; a newly graduated senior who was planning to take an eight week trip to Romania. Fast forward to last …

Dan Banasik: Highway Patrolman reflects on career

"I really enjoyed the fact I was in a position that I could try to right a wrong," reflected Lieutenant Dan Banasik. Banasik recently retired after serving almost 29 years on the Missouri Highway …

Now Arriving: Marshfield

No matter where you go, there is always an opportunity to learn. That is especially true as Marshfield High prepares to welcome three new students from overseas. These three students will be joining …

Local cattle breeder receives international visit

Heading northeast out of Marshfield, commuters may notice signs advertising different cattle for sale and a name, Bruce Bradley, the proud owner of Bradley Cattle. With over 46 years in the business, …

Go Explore

Last Tuesday in the middle of the chaos of getting the paper out, my friend LP who lives in Vegas shot me a message. The message was three photos of a resort in Puerto Vallarta and a sentence that …

Life well lived: Dr. Thomas Macdonnell

Finding the right words, or even enough words to describe someone’s life can be a challenge. How does one even begin to tell the story of a man who changed the lives of everyone around  …
Local Sports
100 Goals to end the Soccer Season
The Lady Soccer Jays wrapped up a successful season this past week with an exciting accomplishment by Sophmore Calli Watson. At the game against Fair Grove on May 10, Watson scored her 100th goal of …
Jays ruffle feathers at Big 8 
Van Halen’s “Jump” echoed throughout Mt. Vernon stadium during the final moments of the Big 8 Conference Championship on May 3. The ’80’s classic also made for a …
Blue Jays represent at Special Olympics
The clanking of hard earned medals rang throughout the Marshfield High School (MHS) hallways on the morning of April 28. Just the day before, eight MHS athletes traveled to Clever, MO to represent at …
Blue Jays raising the standard 
In one weeks time, the Marshfield High School (MHS) Track and Field team competed in three meets all across the Ozarks, proving their dedication and commitment to the sport.  The teams soared …
Lady Jays Dominate at Marshfield Invitational
Marshfield Lady Soccer Jays brought the competition to its home turf at the Marshfield Invitational. Four teams attended the tournament; Stover, Cassville, Fair Grove and Marshfield. Marshfield took …
Blue Jays finish third at Marshfield Invitational
The Blue Jay golf team got to swing on its home course Tuesday, April 8 at the Marshfield Invitational. With large gusts of wind and soggy conditions, the team trudged through, placing …
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Opinion
When is the last time you took a break from life?  I’m not talking about a two hour pedicure or a trip to the movie theatre.  I’m talking about a, no cell phone service, …
I had a moment of clarity a week or so ago. Or more like a slap in the face of realization.  So often we say to ourselves “the universe has a plan for us” or “God’s …
Ever since announcing my return to The Marshfield Mail as a staff writer, the response from my friends and “fans” in the community has been overwhelming. For those who don’t follow …
I’ve endured some of my most life-quaking moments in the last year and it’s taken a toll on my mental health. While most would never suspect riffs in my personal life, it’s …
Spring is a time for growth… Growth for the fields, for the Marshfield Mail and for me personally. My life’s greatest joy for the past few years have been this paper, so I would like our …
Schools
Webster County children are back to school this week and social media has been flooded with photos documenting the start of the semester. Kindergartener Laiken Gardner had a special send-off from a …
Local parents share a glimpse into the first day of school for districts across Webster County. From the very first day of Kindergarten to celebrating the final start of the school year for the 2022 Senior Class – enjoy this collection and share if you see a familiar face!
Compared to Missouri itself, Marshfield’s girls basketball program is quite young. Its inaugural season was just 1975. It cannot be omitted, though, when talking about the Show-Me State and …
A starting pay increase was among the subjects of interest from the most recent Logan-Rogersville Board of Education meeting held June 30. The move was made to add $1,200 to base pay for teachers …
When problems arise in Fordland, Mo, most residents would call City Hall or the Police Department… however, on Wednesday, June 9 they were calling on a citizen for help. When a large Prairie King …
Business
Deanna Moore has been selected as the new publisher of the Phillips Media weekly group in southwest Missouri. Moore will be in charge of the daily newspaper operations for the Marshfield Mail, …
They have hosted several community outreach events over the years, but every Friday they meet at the Common Grounds Coffee and Cafe in Strafford. It's all part of what Kat Williams calls "Farming …
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