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Memphis Swim Team Crosses River for Quincy Meet

Memphis Swim Team Crosses River for Quincy Meet

The Memphis Swim Team recently traveled to Sheridan Swim Club in Quincy, Illinois for a tri-meet versus Sheridan and Quincy Country Club. Swimmers placing in their events are listed below: Mixed 11-12 Freestyle relay, 1st–Alaynna Whitaker, Aiden Frederick, Clara Davis, Bethany Barrett Mixed 15-18 Freestyle relay, 2nd–Sadie Davis, Jena Frederick, Rachel Barrett, Mark Barrett Boys […]

Funeral Window Notices Trace Roots Back to World War II

Funeral Window Notices Trace Roots Back to World War II

“How are you doing?” “Well, my name is not in the window today, so I must be doing okay.” If you didn’t grow up in Memphis, you may not understand the saying, as the mention of “the window” is reference to the obituary notices that are posted for public viewing by the local funeral homes, […]

Erickson Cousins Host Family Reunion

Descendants of Franklin, Everett, Marion and Esther Erickson met for their annual reunion June 28, 2015 at Keith’s Café in Memphis for lunch and visiting. Those enjoying lunch and reminiscing were the following: Descendants of Franklin and Ora Erickson were: Vera Monroe and Bobby Smith; Roy and Dora Monroe; Melinda Briggs and Anna, Jake and […]

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO Ivy Hauk, a high school junior at Scotland County R-I High School has earned a position on the Missouri high school rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyoming from July 18th – 24th to compete at the 62nd Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the […]

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU Thursday, July 2 – Catfish Nuggets, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Strawberry Shortcake Friday, July 3 – Center Closed, No Meal, Celebrate Freedom Monday, July 6 – Tenderloin/Bun, Onion Slice, Pasta Veggie Salad, Green Beans, Apple Crisp Tuesday, July 7 – Chicken Strips, Scalloped Cabbage, Buttered Corn, Bread, Watermelon and Cantaloupe Wednesday, July 8 […]

Forget April — May Had All the Showers

Forget April — May Had All the Showers

by Debbie Johnson, University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA – No surprise, Missouri had a lot of rain in May. “May was very wet for all of Missouri, especially in western parts of the state where many locations saw more than 10 inches of rain,” said Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture […]

School Board Approves Home Sale, Hires New Coach at Special Meeting

School Board Approves Home Sale, Hires New Coach at Special Meeting

The Scotland County Board of Education met in special session on Monday, June 22, 2015.  President Sam Berkowitz called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. with five members present, Christy Aylward, Sam Berkowitz, George Koontz, Gary Miller, and Jamie Triplett. Trinity Davis and Cole Tippett were absent. The board received a letter of resignation […]

CHARLES DEAN CARLSON (11/30/1928 – 6/26/2015)

CHARLES DEAN CARLSON (11/30/1928 – 6/26/2015)

Charles Dean Carlson, 86, East Moline, formerly of Hampton, Illinois, died June 26, 2015 at home after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Charles was born on November 30, 1928 in Cantril, Iowa, the only son of Hilmer and Florence Black Carlson. Charles spent his early years around Memphis, Missouri, where he worked on his […]

Severe Weather Takes Toll on Scotland County Roads

Severe Weather Takes Toll on Scotland County Roads

Put ’em up. Take ’em down. Put ’em up, take ’em down. That broken record has been playing all week for the Missouri Department of Transportation, Scotland County and emergency service personnel that have been on the yo-yo held by Mother Nature as revolving episodes of severe weather has led to flash flooding, forcing road […]

Radiologist Kevin Bradley Receives Integrity Award

Radiologist Kevin Bradley Receives Integrity Award

The Spirit of Mercy award recognizes the outstanding efforts of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and its subsidiaries staff members whose professional and personal standards exemplify Mercy’s Mission, Vision and Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. Kevin Bradley from Mercy in Centerville received the award for Integrity and was chosen as one […]

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