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Picture it: Halloween, 1968. At the tender age of 17, with the stroke of a pen, Larry Perkins, a rural Missouri farm kid, enlists in the United States Army. After training at Fort Leonard Wood, Perkins is sent to Germany to build bridges, and it doesn't take his commanding officers long to notice the passion for serving our country that lies deep within this young man's heart. So in a short amount of time, Private Perkins is quickly promoted through the ranks and makes Spec. 4. more
The Korean War, which ended with an armistice on July 27, 1953, is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" or a "police action" because it was overshadowed by World War II several years earlier, and Congress never declared war on North Korea. Despite being “forgotten,” nearly 7 million American men and women served from June 1950 to January 1955. Just after he turned 21 in June of 1953, Robert McDonald, of Strafford, was drafted to serve our country.  more
As the holiday season nears, many are searching for ways to spread Christmas cheer and give back to their community. Saturday, Nov. 11, Zuzu’s House in Marshfield will offer a chance for folks to do both.  more
Carmelita Tieskotter is now a published author of the book titled “Webster County Missouri’s Military Heroes”, which was inspired by her granduncle and all of the names on the military monument at the Marshfield Square.  more
Scott Beiermann's interest in the service came from an exciting place… college. more
As we recognize Veterans this weekend, we want to honor those in Webster County who answered the call to serve. more
On Friday, Nov. 3, The students of Webster Elementary gathered for their first quarter, Soaring Bluejays Assembly.  more
When you enter the Webster County University of Missouri Extension Center at 800 S. Marshall St in Marshfield, chances are you'll be greeted by Erin Snow, the extension's Administrative Assistant. more
Blake Beckelman, a Battlefield resident, pled guilty after appearing in court on Oct. 30. He is scheduled to appear for his sentencing on Jan. 31 next year, with Judge Myers presiding. more
Seniors at Marshfield High School received a pleasant surprise during their lunch period on Oct. 24. more
Is Fido starting to look a bit dirty, but you don’t have time to clean them up? What if there was a way to get your dog clean while also helping a good cause? Consider registering for the Doggy Bath Fundraiser hosted by the Marshfield High School Kim Ecology 2 Class. more
St. Louis resident Andrea Young is expected to appear in court for a hearing with Judge Evans presiding on Nov. 14 following an arrest in Webster County. more
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