Category Archives: COMMUNITY

Descendants of Original Pioneers Pay Visits to Scotland, Schuyler Counties

Written on August 21, 2017 at 10:51 am, by

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 […]

SCR-I School District Closes 2016-17 Fiscal Year With $332,761.98 Surplus

Written on August 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met on August 10th. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. with five members present.  Trinity Davis and Gary Miller were absent. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported the school district closed out the 2016-17 fiscal year in solid shape. “We closed the 2016-2017 fiscal year with revenue […]

Happy Red Hatters Meet in Memphis

Written on August 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm, by

The Happy Red Hatters of Downing, MO had lunch at the Scotland County Nutrition Center in Memphis on August 10, 2017.  The hostess was Carolyn Schmitter, Those present were Bette Herbert, Marilyn Blessing, Betty Anderson, Arlene Stice, Carolyn Schmitter, Margaret Mobley, Louise Newland, Rosalie Kinney, and Maudie Oliver.  The September 7, 2017 meeting will be […]

Local Students Graduate With Honors From MU

Written on August 15, 2017 at 6:54 pm, by

Kathryn Mary Howard of Memphis was among the 2017 spring graduates at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Howard graduated with Cum Laude honors with a Bachelor of Health Science degree. Jeremy Wiggins of Kahoka graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, BSBA with an emphasis in management as well as an undergraduate […]

Avery Shultz Selected to Perform with National FFA Band at 2017 National Convention & Expo

Written on August 15, 2017 at 6:26 pm, by

Avery Shultz, a member of the Memphis FFA chapter in Memphis, Missouri will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 25-28 during the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Shultz, a sophomore and the daughter of Trent and Amy Shultz, has been selected to play flute in the National FFA Band. Shultz […]

VFW Auxiliary Holds August Meeting

Written on August 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm, by

Antique Days is coming up so break out those white pants. Those members marching in the parade will meet at the post at 9:30 on August 26th. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the meeting in September will be moved to the 11th. Join us then at 6:30 at the post. There will be no […]

SC Genealogy Hosts International Visitors

Written on August 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm, by

The Scotland County Genealogy Society met for their monthly meeting on Monday, August 14, 2017.  Ten members were present. The treasurer’s report was given and under old business it was reported that bar codes were sent in and the money received. Discussion was held about interest in a program to be given on Confederate soldiers […]

Local Boy Scouts  Attend National Jamboree in West Virginia

Written on August 15, 2017 at 10:48 am, by

Two local Boy Scouts, Caleb Hammond and Reilly Shoemaker, joined a contingent of 38 other scouts from the Mississippi River Valley Council in the Quincy/Burlington area to attend the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The 10-day event occurs once every four years since 1935, and is attended by […]

Cossel Cousins Reunion Held July 29th

Written on August 8, 2017 at 6:20 pm, by

The Cossel Cousins’ reunion was held July 29, 2017 at the home of Jim and Janet Fishback of Downing, Mo. Fried chicken and brown sugar ham was served with all cousins providing a carry-in meal. We were amazed we had no duplicate dishes or desserts. The afternoon was spent visiting, copying pictures and researching family […]

Colvins to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Written on August 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm, by

Edward and Becky Colvin of Wyaconda will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, August 19, at the Clark County Nutrition Site in Kahoka. The celebration is being hosted by their family and will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Colvin were married on August 19, […]