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On Friday, Nov. 10, Niangua school held its Veterans Day Assembly. The assembly included programming to honor veterans and educate the public about the ultimate sacrifice service men and women make. However, students, teachers, and community members in the crowd were in for an extra special surprise. more
Deer season is on full blast as the opening firearms portion was last weekend, Nov. 11 and 12. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), preliminary data shows deer hunters statewide harvested 99,913 deer, with Webster County gathering 1098 of them. more
The Elkland Lions Club was first established in the early 1960s. Elkland Lions Club, like many others, serves its communities in several ways. For Elkland, it is through the park, arena, and clubhouse. more
On the evening of Nov. 9, the Marshfield Board of Aldermen gathered, ready to take on their agenda. more
All the leaves are turning brown, red, orange, and yellow as autumn has arrived in Webster County, and the need to clean up those same leaves also arrives as now they are all over the yard. While that seems straightforward, the issue emerges when figuring out what to do with all the grass and leaves. But, for Marshfield residents, there is a solution. more
With Veteran’s Day falling on a Saturday, many schools and businesses honored and celebrated their service early. Such was the case at Webster County Nursing Home District, also known as Webco, with the collaboration of Good Shepard and Three Rivers Hospice, which held a ceremony honoring the residents who answered the call to serve. more
Even though Veterans Day fell on a Saturday this year, that did not stop local schools from honoring those alive and passed. Conway schools held an assembly on Nov. 9, with all students k-12 attending. Other schools around Webster County, including Marshfield, Logan-Rogersville, Strafford, Niangua, and Fordland, held assemblies on Nov. 10. Many drew large crowds as guests and vets attended. The assemblies included speeches, music, and meals, with each school honoring those who answered the call to serve. more
The community is rallying around a local family as they grieve the loss of three children to a house fire early Monday, Nov. 13. Firefighters on scene reported that the adults at the house made it out to safety as crews tried to get into the burning home in the 1600 block of Conklin Road, but the flames were too strong and the house was reported as a complete loss.  more
The last surviving witness to Germany’s surrender in World War II, Mr. Luciano “Louis” Charles Graziano, has visited Webster County to share his story with those in attendance of the Annual Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield. He has participated in the festival numerous times and has witnessed one of the most pivotal moments in our nation’s history. A moment he has spent the latter part of his life sharing with others as he tours the country for events. more
Picture it: Halloween, 1968. At the tender age of 17, with the stroke of a pen, Larry Perkins, a rural Missouri farm kid, enlists in the United States Army. After training at Fort Leonard Wood, Perkins is sent to Germany to build bridges, and it doesn't take his commanding officers long to notice the passion for serving our country that lies deep within this young man's heart. So in a short amount of time, Private Perkins is quickly promoted through the ranks and makes Spec. 4. more
The Korean War, which ended with an armistice on July 27, 1953, is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" or a "police action" because it was overshadowed by World War II several years earlier, and Congress never declared war on North Korea. Despite being “forgotten,” nearly 7 million American men and women served from June 1950 to January 1955. Just after he turned 21 in June of 1953, Robert McDonald, of Strafford, was drafted to serve our country.  more
As the holiday season nears, many are searching for ways to spread Christmas cheer and give back to their community. Saturday, Nov. 11, Zuzu’s House in Marshfield will offer a chance for folks to do both.  more
Carmelita Tieskotter is now a published author of the book titled “Webster County Missouri’s Military Heroes”, which was inspired by her granduncle and all of the names on the military monument at the Marshfield Square.  more
Scott Beiermann's interest in the service came from an exciting place… college. more
As we recognize Veterans this weekend, we want to honor those in Webster County who answered the call to serve. more
On Friday, Nov. 3, The students of Webster Elementary gathered for their first quarter, Soaring Bluejays Assembly.  more
When you enter the Webster County University of Missouri Extension Center at 800 S. Marshall St in Marshfield, chances are you'll be greeted by Erin Snow, the extension's Administrative Assistant. more
Blake Beckelman, a Battlefield resident, pled guilty after appearing in court on Oct. 30. He is scheduled to appear for his sentencing on Jan. 31 next year, with Judge Myers presiding. more
Seniors at Marshfield High School received a pleasant surprise during their lunch period on Oct. 24. more
Is Fido starting to look a bit dirty, but you don’t have time to clean them up? What if there was a way to get your dog clean while also helping a good cause? Consider registering for the Doggy Bath Fundraiser hosted by the Marshfield High School Kim Ecology 2 Class. more
St. Louis resident Andrea Young is expected to appear in court for a hearing with Judge Evans presiding on Nov. 14 following an arrest in Webster County. more
On Nov. 2, Webster Electric Co-Op wrapped up the 2023 year with its fourth quarter round-up grant distribution meeting. Closing out this quarter, Webster Electric gave $67,642.50 to local non-profits to aid in their various projects. more
The sun was shining at the Bass Pro Shops headquarters in Springfield Monday as a line formed over an hour ahead of the store opening. Fans arrived as early as 6:30 a.m. for a chance to see country superstar Garth Brooks. The surprise appearance marked the early release of his new studio album “Time Traveler,” which is exclusively sold at Bass Pro Shops as a part of a CD box set. more
OCC Shoeboxes is a project of Samaritan's Purse that started back in the 1990s that delivers shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to children around the world. The project provides churches and ministries with evangelism and discipleship opportunities to reach children with the Gospel.  more
Veteran’s Day this year falls on a weekend, but that will not stop the local school districts from honoring those living and past who answered the call to serve our country. Here is what to expect leading up to Veteran’s Day. more
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