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Descendants of Original Pioneers Pay Visits to Scotland, Schuyler Counties

by Barbara Blessing On August 14 and 15, 2017, descendants of pioneer settlers converged on northeast Missouri to view the origins of their predecessors. Henry Hawkins Downing I and his wife Airy Hitch Downing were joined by five of their seven children to make the 1,000 mile trek to Missouri in 1834. Included with the […]

JAMES “JACK” AARON RUTH (1/12/1940 – 8/13/2017)

A celebration of life service for Jack Ruth, 77, of Brownwood, Texas was held Thursday, August 17 at Victory Life Church under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Park. James “Jack” Aaron Ruth was born in Brownwood, on January 12, 1940, to Wesley Charles Ruth and Ruth Evelyn Ruth. Jack […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Thursday, August 10, 2017 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner: Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; Deputy County Clerk, Nancy McClamroch; Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Commissioner Ebeling. Motion […]

Carper Set to Take Helm of Tigers Football Program

After seven years with the Scotland County R-I football program Troy Carper is ascending to the head coaching job to lead the Tigers in the 2017 season. Carper, a special education instructor at SCR-I High School, has moved into the head post after serving the past two years as the team’s defensive coordinator. “I’ve worked […]

‘Small But Dedicated’ Roster Looking to Lead Tigers Football to 3rd Straight Winning Season

After riding the talented class of 2017 to back-to-back winning seasons, the Scotland County football program has big shoes, or in this case sets of cleats, to fill heading into the 2017 season. That is not to say that the Tigers don’t have their fair share of talent returning, making a third straight winning season […]

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