Log in
Showroom fills for Chamber networking event
The Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s first networking event of 2023 Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Marshfield Chevrolet showroom. Dozens gathered for the “Alive After Five” evening of conversation, dinner catered by Las Cazuelas, and the welcoming of The Growth Coach to the Chamber.
Missouri Propane President, Marshfield graduate elected to LP-Gas Hall of Fame
Steve Ahrens, President/CEO of the Missouri Propane Gas Association, has been elected to the LP Gas Hall of Fame. The announcement came from LP Gas magazine which founded the Hall in 2012.
Niangua's Seniors shine through two wins
Friday, Feb. 3, was a big night for Niangua; not only was it a doubleheader as both boys and girls basketball teams were playing against the Fair Play Hornets, but it was also Senior Night. The games began with the gym full, and after a rockin' national anthem, the crowd's excitement was on a high.
Local News

Missing Webster County woman found deceased

One woman is still missing after a vehicle was swept off the road at the Finley River Crossing on State Route Z near Olga in Webster County Thursday night. The vehicle was carrying three passengers …

Lions Club District Convention to host International Director

International Director Deb Weaverling will be a guest at the upcoming Lions Club District Conference. District M6 Convention “Forged in Service” will be held March 31-April 1 at the DoubleTree by Hilton (2431 N. Glenstone) in Springfield.

Daffodils donated to nature park just in time for spring

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is celebrating 50 years. As part of the celebration, the Marshfield Area Community Foundation received 1,500 daffodil bulbs.  Hidden Waters Nature Park graciously allowed the foundation to donate them to the park and planted them there, just in time for the first day of spring. To see the bulbs in person, visit Hidden Waters Nature Park, located at 716 W Hubble, in Marshfield.

Seymour shooting suspect remains in jail after first court appearance

Arthur Medley, of Seymour, is being held in the Webster County Jail without bond after his arrest Friday for first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the shooting on Cardwell Chapel Road in Seymour. 

Preventing Alzheimer’s in Webster County

A mysterious problem that has affected countless lives all across the globe, Alzheimer’s is a condition which is worth looking into. Is it simply an unavoidable facet of elderly life, at least for some? Or, are there methods by which we can decrease our chances of getting it, and instead, further maintain and preserve the quality of life we so desire? Seeking answers, we reached out to Jacob Simburger, the Communications Director of the Alzheimer’s Association for the Greater Missouri area, which includes Webster County.

Pasture weeds and livestock fly control workshop coming to Marshfield

The University of Missouri Extension is hosting a pasture weeds and livestock fly control workshop on Wednesday, March 29 at the Webster County Extension Center in Marshfield. Registration will begin at 2 p.m. with cobbler and ice cream presentations to follow.

Strafford senior signings

The following athletes from Strafford High School have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college.
Local Sports
Fordland Senior signings!
As the 22-23 school year ends, the following Fordland athletes have signed their letters of intent and will continue their athletic careers in the fall.
Basketball season ends in Conway
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.
District Champions!
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.
Leaving everything on the mat
Let us get ready to RUMBLE! This past weekend the Marshfield and Logan-Rogersville wrestling teams competed in the State Wrestling Championships. All of the players went out to the mats giving everything they got. As a result, there are the following results:
Season ends for Niangua
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.
A night of honor
Friday night, Feb. 17, the evening opened at the Marshfield Highschool, honoring the ladyjays seniors involved in basketball, cheer, and swimming. After the applause, the evening unfolded with the Ladyjays going against Mansfield. Junior Lauren Luebbert punched her ticket during that game and joined the 1000-points club. A true highlight of the evening as Marshfield would close out by winning with the final score being 57-36. The Marshfield Ladyjays is now 21-4 and will travel to face Ozark (13-12) this Thursday, Feb. 23.
Like Us on Facebook
In the wake of the recent bank failures, it’s easy to get sucked into the fear. Uncertainty will always be a thing. It will always be there, present, whether we like it or not. I heard a Paul Harvey quote recently, “In times like these, it’s good to remember that there have always been times like these.” Stuff has been going down for millennia. Peaceful times may ensue for a few years at a time, but change will always be right around the corner, whether globally, nationally, or personally, or any combination thereof.
I am so very glad to be back for more ramblings. This week we are going to ramble about our dear Mary Lou and her struggle to maintain her faith to keep going under very trying conditions.
I’ll admit I’m not a Buffalo native.
Dear Marshfield Community Businesses and Members,
This past weekend almost everyone in the U.S. did the tradition of setting our clocks forward one hour. What I need help understanding is why we are still doing this. From what people who are way smarter than I have found, there is no benefit from everyone moving their clocks back and forth an hour. Before anyone sends me an email or finds me and says it for the farmers, I encourage you to ask a farmer and see if it benefits them. Please look into the concept of daylight savings, you will be surprised as to what the original intent was for, and farmers were not it.
On Feb. 23 through 25, the Marshfield High School presented the play "The Boys Next Door." The play was first put on in the spring of 2000 when a young drama teacher named Greg Holtschneider came to teach in Marshfield. I had the opportunity to attend a performance and was very impressed. Before I start, I do want to mention there will be some spoilers about the play.
Coming to The Carl & Glessie Young Auditorium and presented by Marshfield High School comes the play "The Boys Next Door." A story that is very close and dear to the Director and Speech & Debate teacher, Greg Holtschneider, Who recently announced he would be retiring this year. Before the show opens, he shares his thoughts about the upcoming play.
Friday, Feb 10, was a day of excitement for the fifth-grade students of Shook elementary school as it was their graduation day from Drug Abuse Resistance Education, otherwise known as D.A.R.E.
In an effort to uplift and support staff at Conway High School, Principal Tyler Vestal came up with a unique idea: The Conway “Bear Hug” traveling trophy.
This week's edition of Webster County Basketball Rundown is coming down the court.
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.
Special Sections