Monthly Archives: April 2019

Towering Over My House

Written on April 30, 2019 at 5:06 pm, by

I am writing this letter out of concern for the proposed 303-foot tower to be erected at 619 Lindell St. This proposed tower will stand the equivalent of a 30-story building. The tower will be able to be seen from all over the city limits of Memphis and surrounding areas. And at night, it’s FAA […]

Concerned Neighbors to Host Public Forum on Proposed Cell Tower

Written on April 30, 2019 at 4:05 pm, by

With the site of a 300-foot tower looming outside a window less than 200 feet away, approximately two dozen concerned neighbors along with city, county and school officials, gathered at the Brent Walker residence off Lindell Street on the west edge of Memphis on Monday evening to discuss concerns about the proposed project. Local attorney […]

Country View Store Offers ‘Head Start’ to Learning Where Food Comes From

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:55 pm, by

Ask a child where his glass of milk came from and the likely answer will be the refrigerator. A little more in depth response possibly could be the grocery store. Last week the students of the Memphis Head Start program took that question one step further as part of a tour of the Burkholder Dairy […]

Season Passes Go On Sale for 2019 Scotland County Fair

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm, by

The 2019 Scotland County Fair will be held July 7 through July 13 and season passes are now available to purchase.  Prices remain the same as last year; May 1 – May 31, $30, June 1 – June 30, $35 and July 1 – 9 will be $40.  This year’s entertainment at the fair will […]

Senate Conservatives Move to Save Taxpayers $80 Million in Interest in Latest Plan to Improve Missouri’s Aging Infrastructure

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:20 pm, by

by Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin One of Missouri’s most pressing issues is addressing the state’s aging infrastructure. Earlier this month, the State Senate passed a plan to fund improvements for the state’s roads and bridges. Most importantly, senate conservatives were able to help improve the plan to save taxpayers $80 million in interest payments and other […]

USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for Market Facilitation Program Payments

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:05 pm, by

USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall […]

Superintendent’s Corner

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:03 pm, by

The conclusion of another school year is rapidly approaching at the Scotland County R-1 School District.  The 2018-2019 school year has included many successful experiences inside and outside the classroom and our staff and students have been working hard to achieve at high levels.  As we approach the end of the school year, there are […]


Written on April 30, 2019 at 2:14 pm, by

Featuring the: Downing House Museum, Boyer House, Memphis Depot, Carriage House, Summer Kitchen, Soldier in the Field Statue, & Gorin School Bell The Museum at 311 S. Main Street is getting ready to reopen for the 2019 season on May 1. It will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through September 5 from 1:00 […]

Living Life Over

Written on April 30, 2019 at 2:04 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Bethany Rader and Curtis Manchester were crowned the 2014 Scotland County Prom King and Queen last Saturday night.  The Scotland County 6th grade boys’ basketball team received 3rd place in the Schuyler and the Knox County Tournaments.  Those on the team were Lathe Bair, Branton Andriesen, Brock Aylward, Parker Triplett, Jacob Buford, […]

VIRGINIA ANN CAPPS (8/31/1930 – 4/27/2019)

Written on April 30, 2019 at 2:03 pm, by

Virginia Ann Capps, 88 of Queen City, Missouri, formerly of rural Livonia, Missouri passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri where she had been a resident since July 2018. The daughter of Elzia Dee and Nancy Ethel (Lawson) Hurley, she was born in rural Putnam […]