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The holidays bring the season of giving and with the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, giving is made simple. When you spot the red bucket and a familiar smile behind the toll of a bell, you know where to throw your spare change as 85% of all funds collected stay right here in Webster County. more
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. more
Seymour resident MaKoy Gehrke will appear in Dallas County Court for an appearance with Judge Hackett presiding on Dec. 11. more
Do you have free time on Thanksgiving morning and want to help a good cause? Consider participating in the 13th Annual Gobble Wobble hosted by the Webster County Health Unit on Nov. 23, asking that participants this year ‘Walk With Us To Help Them Walk Away.’ more
As the weather gets colder, it will not be long before frost settles in and snow starts falling. With that in mind, preparing for the upcoming weather is something that's never too early to start. One of the best ways is to see what is in store for the day. more
Last Tuesday, Nov. 7, a special election was held in Webster County. The ballot only had one question for citizens to answer. more
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
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