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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!
You Can Help Create a Future with Better Lyme Disease Diagnosis
(BPT) - With summer in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions easing up, many people are heading outdoors after over a year of being confined to their homes. Along with warmer weather comes tick …
Bite-borne illnesses see uptick in Webster County
There are hundreds of illnesses that can stem from a tick bite. Here in Webster County, healthcare providers are seeing an increase of cases this summer – some leading to …
Local News

New teachers at MHS

Smiles all around from participants of the Marshfield New Teacher Academy. The training and school year prep-day was led by Director of Data Assessment and Accountability Al Richardson, who’s …

Homesteading event planned in Marshfield to focus on self-reliance

As droves of people are moving to the Ozarks to find their little piece of heaven, there comes with it a need for education about living on a farm.  The Ozarks Homesteading Expo, to be held …

Webster County Health Unit to make operational changes

In an effort to better serve the residents of Webster County and better facilitate its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Webster County Health Unit is making some operational changes …

New murals shed light on Marshfield community

A new painting near Hubble Elementary is lifting spirits as the new school year kicks off – reminding us that even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. The mural was painted by …

New church brings new life to Marshfield

Pictured is Marcus Blackstock being baptized by his sister, Morgan Freeman (Blackstock). The first-ever round of baptisms was performed by The Well Church Marshfield on Sunday, Aug. 22. Freeman …

Armed suspect arrested at Marshfield Walmart

“I see this man setting things outside of his vehicle and then I realized they were guns because one was partially unzipped and showing,” a witness said. “At that point, I froze… I ducked down in my vehicle and I could see when he would get back in to get more guns. I didn’t want to drive off because I was afraid that he would shoot me… I just knew he was going to shoot me. I didn’t know what to do.”

New student info system for Niangua schools

The Niangua School Board met Friday, Aug. 13 ahead of the school year to approve the technology bid, set its district tax levy and discuss a few changes in the district. One of the largest changes is …
Local Sports
Blue Jays fall in opener, 31-28
CUT 1: Running back Dusty Stevens looks to escape several Seneca players’ tackle attempts in Marshfield’s season opener Friday night.CUT 2: Blue Jays senior Kyle Jones reels in a catch …
Young Indians have room to grow
With as good of a mix of youth and returners as it has in a few years, Strafford could be looking at its first winning season in three years. Nearly half the roster is comprised of freshmen, with …
MHS speech and debate thrives at nationals
The Blue Jays speech and debate team added some late acclaim to the past academic year by posting one of the program’s strongest showings to date at the 2021 National Speech & Debate …
Marshfield sophomore Edgeman shows advances at Whispering Oaks
Members at Whispering Oaks Golf Course will be able to point to the talent of Marshfield sophomore Marlee Edgeman before her varsity opponents this fall. The Lady Jay posted a 142 at the …
Lady Jays golf aims for multiple state qualifiers again
A year after sending three of its shooters to state, Marshfield girls golf hopes for similar qualification to the final stages in 2021. The Lady Jays had a trio who played at the Class 2 tourney …
Wildcats return QB, line following leap year
Results in 2020 and a strong finish to last Friday’s jamboree in Springfield point to another winning year for Logan-Rogersville.
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Opinion
It’s hard to believe that my stay here at the Marshfield Mail has come to an end with school starting back up soon. I enjoyed working here… I was able to share moments and places in amazing …
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 …
Pit Bulls are declared presumptively dangerous in Marshfield and I am somewhat to blame. I recall the city made this declaration due to the information available at the time (2017).  Law officers …
When Governor Parson spoke last week on the square in Marshfield, we had an opportunity to hear about the history of our state, as well as the history of Marshfield from Mayor Natalie McNish. While …
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 6,932 times. Nothing in life lasts forever. I mean, there are likely a few exceptions. And that’s because I generally don’t believe in …
Schools
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 …
Each year, Marshfield starts the school school year by introducing the state nominee books to all of the students at MJHS. Students then have the option to work toward rewards while reading a lot …
The Marshfield Board of Education met on Monday, May 24, approving a new salary schedule and bond documents.For the salary schedule, each hourly employee of the district will receive a .30 cent …
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 …
Jeff and Sue Stokes, Jamie Stokes, Ryan and Danyelle Stokes, Kayle and Jason Poznick and Morgan Young gave a walk-in shower to Doyle and Betty Stokes for Christmas. It took a few days to get it …
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