The town of Marceline was about 4 months old when a handful of Baptists held a meeting and effected the organization of the First Baptist Church. The first meeting was held in a rented hall on Sunday, May 19, 1888. The Rev. J. M. P. Martin of Linneus preached and at the conclusion of the … > More >
The Marceline Recreation Board was formed under the auspices of the City Council and appointed by the Mayor to provide recreational facilities and activities for the people of Marceline.
The Recreation Board was first formed in March of 1962 and the Mayor appointed Bob Murray, Paul Johnson, John Klumb, Eugene Crippin and Sondra Lake to … > More >
The Chamber of Commerce was organized In 1888 by the City of Marceline. On September 6,1888, the Mayor appointed Drs. Perrin, Cater, Smith, N. Long, and J.E. Waller as a Board of Health for Marceline. J. Y. Turner was marshal at a salary of $30. W.M. Hindman received $17.75 for seventy-five paupers’ meals.
In 1900 … > More >
Rotary Club No. 6285 of Marceline is the local unit of Rotary International, an organization of over 11,000 similar clubs, with 510,000 members in the United States and 123 countries of the world.
The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago, Ill., on February 23, 1905, by Paul P. Harris, a young lawyer, who … > More >
In reply to an inquiry about the above subject, Mrs. Mary Miller offered this bit of information: Camp Fire Girls were active in this town in the 1930’s. Katherine Jane Mason worked with the girls during this time.
Girl Scouts began in the USA on March 12, 1912, and when we read back in the … > More >
In 1888 when Marceline, Missouri was incorporated, the first marshals were Joseph Turner and I.A. Runyon. Others who served as officers were Mike Burns, Wesley Ellis, George Ellis, Bill Conklin, Sam Parker, R.C. Freeman, Calvin Wilson. At this time the Police Department consisted of only two officers. Chief of Police and a night Police.
The … > More >
Note: The following article containing a history of the first 50 years of Marceline was reproduced from the 1938 Golden Jubilee edition of the Marceline News. Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary of the State Historical Society of Missouri, has written the following interesting and complete history of Marceline. Mr. Shoemaker is a Linn County product, having … > More >
Emma Darlene Stoner, age 56 of Brookfield, died Tuesday January 27, 2015 at Mclarney Manor. Emma Darlene, daughter of Raymond and Mabel Willis Stoner was born Thursday, June 12, 1958 at Marshall, Missouri. There will be a celebration of life service at 3:00 pm Thursday February 5, 2015 at the Brookfield Eagle’s Lodge with Jerry Stone officiating. Memorial donations have … > More >
Donald Lowther, age 91, of Brookfield, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at Cameron Regional Hospital in Cameron.
A funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the … > More >
Corene Almond, age 93, of Brookfield, died Monday, February 2, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
A funeral service will be Friday, February 6, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with Pastor Kelly Bodwell officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Brookfield. Visitation will begin Thursday at 1:00 … > More >