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Pioneers at Shook
Shook’s fourth grade students celebrated the 31st annual “Pioneer Days” at Shook Elementary on Friday. On May 13, over 200 students dressed as pioneers or Native Americans and …
Governor Parson Approves Missouri's Congressional District Boundaries 
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, after receiving the legislation from the General Assembly, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 2909 into law, approving the proposed boundaries for Missouri's …
Webster County Health Unit campaigns for safe drug disposal
Webster County Health Unit campaigns for safe drug disposal By Alyssa Andrews alyssaa@marshfieldmail.com   As of 2020, the #1 leading cause of deaths for ages 18-44 in Missouri is …
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National Drug Court Month - Marshfield woman “Brake”s the chains of addiction

May welcomes the 30th anniversary of National Drug Court Month; a month-long celebration recognizing the lifesaving work, education and success found throughout the program. More than 150,000 …

Round Up - Refrigerator for Kings

In 2008, Gayle Savage had a vision of meeting a need for the residents and seniors in Seymour. “We provide food for the southern half of Webster County; Rogersville, Fordland, Seymour.” …

Financial Excellence for City of Marshfield

It takes a lot of people performing different jobs day in and day out for a city to work seamlessly. Most of the time city employees do their jobs without much acknowledgment or spotlight because as …

Swinging for Funds

Golf tournaments are a great way for organizations to raise funds and that is no exception for the Conway Schools Foundation. On Friday, June 10 the organization will be holding its 10th annual golf …

Today is the tomorrow we dreamed about Yesterday

“You don’t have to be what society tells you to be…you are exactly who you need to be right now…” were just a few of the words shared by Grace Clark as she closed her …

Ten Graduates for Niangua

On Friday May 20, a couple hundred people gathered in the “new gym” at Niangua High School to watch the Niangua class of 2022 graduate. “Here we are, a whole whopping ten of …

Marshfield predator turns himself in for slew of crimes

A Marshfield man has been charged with promoting child pornography in the first degree, a Class B felony punishable by up to 15 years in jail. The discovery was made during an extensive background …
Local Sports
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 …
Logan-Rogersville silences Blue Jay bats
With the wind blowing a swirling gale in the general direction of left-center field, last Tuesday's baseball game between the host Blue Jays of Marshfield and the visiting Wildcats from …
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Opinion
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 …
My husband and I were entrusted with the family farm this past weekend, managing over 600 acres and close to 150 beef cows. I thought it sounded like a daunting chore due to the fact that it takes …
Just got back from a meeting at the school about instituting the four-day week. I estimate perhaps 30 adults were present. Such a radical move brings all kinds of questions to mind. Why would a …
Christmas is right around the corner and this is always when I start to find myself being excited for the wrong reasons. I get excited to open the presents under the tree and to give gifts to my …
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!
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 …
Students signed up for the Marshfield summer school triathlon program are staying cool at the pool twice a week while they practice for their big event. The class will take part in a triathlon on …
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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