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Marshfield district holds public hearing regarding a four-day school week
The Marshfield R-I school board held an open discussion on Jan. 10 and 14 about the possibility of a 4-day school week. The topic has been discussed at previous school board meetings and was …
Over a hundred hams cured at country cured ham workshops
The Webster County University of Missouri Extension hosted country cured ham workshops Jan. 15 and 18 for youth and adults. Prior to refrigeration, many Missourians cured hams and pork bellies as a …
Same face, same race?


For eight years, Stacy Atkison was the elected recorder of deeds for Webster County. During his two-term tenure from 2002 to 2010, Atkison led the charge to upgrade the county’s software and …
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Missouri Route 125 Intersection Improvement Project In Strafford

Missouri Route 125 Intersection Improvement Project In Strafford Focus of Virtual (Online) Public Meeting January 18-31  Strafford,  – MoDOT is seeking public input on …

Strafford Aldermen plan for future

The City of Strafford’s board of aldermen and city officials gathered on the evening of Jan. 3.  Although the meeting was succinct, the municipal court entertained much discussion on the …

Fordland vs Rogersville Safe Haven “Souper” bowl

With February just around the corner, many plan on attending a Super Bowl party to cheer America’s best football teams, however, Safe Haven Now of both Fordland and Rogersville will be cheering …

Niangua’s field of dreams

The famous line, “if you build it, he will come,” from the 1989 film ”Field of Dreams” appears to correlate with Clint Gazette's most recent efforts and dream for the Niangua …

Phillips Media names Moore as new publisher

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, …

Fordland Clinic offers youth vaccine

Fordland R-III schools entered their Christmas break a little earlier than expected this year due to a number of illnesses circulating through the school. The flu, a stomach virus, and COVID-19 …

Christmas at the Senior Center

Guests and residents of the Marshfield Senior Center had a few holiday surprises ahead of the Christmas season this year. From gift baskets to meal kits to visits from Santa…. Each resident of …
Local Sports
County's own crowned Pink & White Champions
The 2021 Pink & White tournament ended with Webster County’s very own Strafford Lady Indians taking home the first place hardware. The tournament spans over a total of four days and is …
Pink & White tournament returns to the Springfield area
The Pink and White Lady Basketball has made its way back to the schedule this holiday season. Starting on Monday, Dec. 27 three Webster County teams, Strafford, Rogersville and Marshfield, will …
Local schools prepare for Blue & Gold
Tis’ the season for the annual Greenwood Blue & Gold basketball tournament where three Webster County teams are preparing to take the court in competition. For full a full tournament …
Jays take to the mat to pin cancer
On Thursday, Dec. 16 the Marshfield boys and girls wrestling teams hosted the “Pin Cancer” night. The teams collected money for the Heros For Hudson while the fans were encouraged to …
Marshfield swim consistently generating results
Varsity swim coach Ann Leonard, for Marshfield and Seymour, has begun the season with results consistently being generated as the season progresses.  On Dec. 14, the swimmers traveled to the …
Bears beat Tigers in homecourt battle
Claws came out during Monday night’s girls basketball game between the Seymour Tigers and Conway Bears. The Bears started conference play off right with a dominative win over the reputable …
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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 …
With shipping delays and product shortages on the horizon, shopping this holiday season may feel a little different. My advice to you when searching for a gift for your family, friend, neighbor, …
To travel or not to travel. That is the question for couples like my husband and I. We love to travel, however, COVID-19 put a damper on that like many things.  Turquoise waters, white sand …
I haven’t penned an opinion piece in a while and to be quite frank – it’s because I’m not sure what to say.  Everybody has heard the saying – Everyone you meet …
Just like any profession, there are days where I find myself questioning how on earth I found myself on this career path. I wanted to be a doctor. *Cue laughs* Actually, I didn’t take a …
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
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 …
The Phillips Media Group, the company that publishes The Marshfield Mail, has announced the launch of a small business marketing grant program to help local businesses continue advertising during …
High Prairie Cattle of Marshfield is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization, headquartered in Saint Joseph. The American Angus …
Shane Freeman of Paradise, Texas, is the winner of an Orscheln Outdoors TM 44-Gun Safe.The giveaway was part of a Grow Rewards promotion that ran during the 2019 holiday season. Customers were …
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