Monthly Archives: December 2018

Chamber Names Winners in Christmas Decorating Contest

Written on December 21, 2018 at 11:46 am, by

by Rick Fischer If you are looking for something fun to do in the Memphis area this holiday season, be sure to take a drive through town and check out the outstanding holiday light displays. Out-of-town judges had a REALLY tough time choosing the three best-decorated homes from a total of NINE entries, many of […]

Eternal Gift

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:38 am, by

I read the letter to the editor in last week’s paper and it started me thinking. I hear many times of things people wish for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They want them to grow up in a world free of cancer, a world where everyone has freedom, enough to eat, a world without wars. […]

Board of Aldermen Approves Surplus Vehicle Sales at December Meeting

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:35 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Aaron Dale, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]

Governor Parson Praises Blunts Efforts in Securing $90 Million in Federal Infrastructure Grants

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:33 am, by

Five infrastructure improvement projects that increase safety, minimize congestion, support efficient freight movement, and promote economic development in Missouri are now possible as a result of more than $90 million in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grants were awarded through the department’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program, […]

Airport Hangar Rent Likely to Increase in Advanced of Proposed Upgrades

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:32 am, by

The price tag for a proposed new 12-unit T hangar complete at Briggs Smith Memorial Airport in Memphis has the City Council considering an immediate price hike for rental fees for the existing plane storage buildings. Project Manager Brian Garkie of Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Engineers and Consults, estimated the city’s match portion of a […]

Added Volume Has City Seeking Another Expansion for Recycling Program

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:30 am, by

With a significant increase in aluminum and plastic bottle volume, the City of Memphis Recycling Center is once again pursuing grant funding to expand the operation. At the December 6th meeting of the Memphis City Council, the Board of Aldermen authorized a grant application to the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District. The local recycling […]

New Online Fashion Business ‘Memphis Grand’ Traces Roots to Scotland County

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:26 am, by

While it is operated out of Texas, a new online fashion retail business has local ties that go well beyond the name, Memphis Grand. Kyle and Sharon Magruder recently launched the internet company that they hope will bring a quality online style experience to men and women alike, focusing on craftsmanship and quality produced by […]

Wilson Farms, Helena Announce $1,000 Scholarship

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:19 am, by

 Helena’s Wyaconda Branch is excited to announce the recipient of the Helena HomeGrown Scholarship. Wilson Farms is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship dedicated in their name to an eligible student currently residing in a qualified county. To view qualified counties, visit The Helena HomeGrown Scholarship will be awarded to a 2019 graduating high […]

School Board Forms Committee to Consider Security Upgrades

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:14 am, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. President Christy Aylward called the regular meeting to order at 5:30 p.m., with seven members present.  Consent Agenda  The board voted 7-0 to approve the Consent Agenda to include the following: Approve Minutes from November 8, 2018 Approve personal […]

VIRGINIA EILENE (KASSAHN) MCCABE (3/23/1927 – 12/11/2018)

Written on December 18, 2018 at 2:52 pm, by

Virginia Eilene (Kassahn) McCabe, 91, of Rutledge died Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Shewas born on March 23, 1927, at home south of Rutledge in Benton Township, in Knox County, Missouri the daughter of John and Ula Arehart Kassahn and was welcomed by sister, Winnie. Eilene married Hillis McCabe […]