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An officer-involved shooting on Myrtle Street in Niangua left one dead just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.

One dead in officer-involved shooting

An officer-involved shooting at 299 Myrtle Street in Niangua occurred around 9 p.m. March 13. Immediate reports from the scene alleged a four-wheeler and foot pursuit led to law enforcement …
City of Marshfield Administrator Sam Rost has been named one of the Springfield Business Journal's Men of the Year. 


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Sam Rost named one of 2024's Men of the Year by SBJ

Springfield Business Journal’s Man of the Year honorees were announced last week and the list includes Marshfield’s Sam Rost.

Fly Together Fund helps local schools book educational field trips

The Springfield Cardinals have announced the first 16 area schools that have been awarded grants through the newly-launched Fly Together Fund to help bring students to an Educational Day Field Trip game this year. 
Pictured are the volunteer members of the Heartbeat of the Ozarks 4-H Club, who sponsored and constructed the blessing box. 


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"Take what you need, Give what you can."

"Take what you need, Give what you can."
Sports
Basketball
Conway's basketball season has ended shorter than anyone would have wanted. On Feb. 20, the boys' team entered their district tournament and went up against Dixon. That game would see Conway Bears give it their best shot, but Dixon would come out on top. The final score was Conway 45, Dixon 59, thus ending the Conway boys basketball season 6-21.
Mar. 3 was a big night for the Logan-Rogersville Wildcats Boys Basketball as they prepared to take on the Hollister Tigers. Both teams going into the game had an impressive season with over 20 wins, but one of these felines would be district champions and move on to State. After four intense quarters, Logan-Rogersville would be crowned Champions with a final score of 53-40 against Hollister.
Districts and State championships are in full swing. On Friday, Feb. 24, the Niangua Boys Basketball Team competed in the final round of districts against Chadwick. The Cardinals would get off to a slow start in the first quarter and gain momentum. That momentum, though, was not enough, and they would lose to Chadwick with the final score of 40-43.

Lady Jays to make first final four appearance in a decade

Marshfield punched their ticket to Mizzou Arena and the Final Four on Friday night in front of a packed gym at Marshfield High School.


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The Marshfield Lady Jays are going to the Final Four!
The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats celebrate the win over Father Tolton Regional Catholic on their home court, sending them to their 7th final four appearance in program history.


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Wildcats continue postseason win streak

The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats (27-3) clawed their way to the final four following two wins in tournament play last week. On Tuesday, March 5, the ‘Cats defeated Seneca in the first round with a score of 64-51. This set them up to play Father Tolton Regional Catholic in Rogersville on Saturday, March 9, where they came out on top, 60-53.
Marshfield Lady Jays Coach Katie Pritchard addresses the huddle. 


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Lady Jays look to finish strong at districts

Eight teams from Southwest Missouri will be competing for the chance to advance into the Missouri State High School Activities Association Show Me Showdown Tournament that concludes with the State Championship Game at Mizzou Arena on March 14th. The Marshfield Lady Jays are the Number 1 seed going into District play with a record of 22-4. Marshfield is currently ranked number 6 in the latest Missouri Basketball Coaches Association poll. The number 2 seed is West Plains. The Lady Zizzers are state ranked #10 and have a record of 19-7.
Marshfield Lady Jays celebrated senior night ahead of the Big 8 Championship game Monday night. Pictured left to right with their parents are: Halle Minzies, Abigail McBride, Lillie Findley, Lauren Luebbert. 


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Back-to-Back Big 8 Champs

The Marshfield Lady Jays basketball program celebrated its four seniors and a Big 8 Conference Championship win Monday night following a win over McDonald County.
Pictured is the Marshfield girls wrestling team following their weekend win at Districts. 


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Marshfield girls wrestling wins districts

The Marshfield Lady Jay wrestlers placed first out of 34 teams in the Class 1 District 3 Tournament held Friday and Saturday at Nevada High School. 
Opinion
Last night around 11 p.m., we heard a familiar noise from the darkened hallway outside our bedroom door. It was part moan, part growl and part muffled meow. Tom and I glanced at each other because we knew what that sound meant. Percy had another mouse.
Continued from the Feb. 28 edition of the Marshfield Mail:
Hello to all my wonderful friends and rambling reader family. I will admit it has been a tough week for me because I have had a mental war going on between my ears.
One hundred and thirty years ago, John Bollinger, who owned and operated the water mill in the vicinity of Pitts and Burford, had a dog that went mad. According to the Chronicle, before it could be killed it bit several head of cattle, numerous hogs and a flock of ducks;
The Missouri Ozarks are chock full of both caves and legends about them. Gaudily colored advertising of outlaws and wayward conquistadors, cry forth from tourist brochures, billboards and painted barn tops, often alluding to buried hordes of plunder. Caves with more credible tales get more dignified advertising and historic markers. These “cave tales” whether true or not have one big difference with Marshfield’s subterranean wonderland; those caves actually exist. It is easy to build a cave legend around some wild tale. In Marshfield we seem to have legends “of” a cave, rather than those “about” one. Where did they come from? Three answers, wagons, newspapers and land speculation.
Schools
As the new year starts, so does the second half of the school year. It will be the final semester for high school seniors before they venture out into the real world; some will join the workforce, and others will go on to college.
It is a new year, and the Marshfield High School Speech and Debate Team members have been seeing success. Since starting competitions in October, the students have been bringing home trophies, some being 1st place.
The gears are turning for the Strafford Robotics team.
The Marshfield High School Choral program has been earning honors and breaking records for the past few months.
Students at Strafford Elementary sailed the seas and learned some important lessons as Author Isaiah "Izzy B" Basye visited the school on Nov. 8. He and illustrator Ben Askew were there talking about their latest book, "The Mighty McKraken." This fun story introduces kids to concepts such as please and thank you, sharing, and treating others with respect.
Business
The colder it gets outside this winter season, the more people will turn up the heater. We often forget that besides the refrigerator, our heater/AC, aka HVAC is one of the most crucial machines in our homes we need to keep our lives going comfortably. Until the heater stops working… heaven forbid that were to happen, but if so, who should you turn to?
A new weekly segment coming to the Marshfield Mail will feature and Athlete or Scholar of the week from around the County.
Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?
On December 16 the Webster County Sheriff’s Department notified the public of a missing woman, Prem Kuar Prasad, a 65 year old Indian woman.
If you have a senior family member or an adult family member with a disability, it will come as no surprise that there is a house shortage for that population. Wait lists can be up to two years long for some housing centers. For Marshfield, that crisis will soon be less extensive.
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