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2015 SC Antique Fair Car Show Winner

2015 SC Antique Fair Car Show Winner

CLOUDS DIDN’T KEEP 120 VEHICLES FROM SHINING ON THE MEMPHIS SQUARE – The annual Scotland County Antique Fair Car Show was held Saturday, August 29, 2015. Vehicles from across the United States showed their stuff under the overcast skies. The honor of People’s Choice went to John and Shirley Schippers from Ottumwa, Iowa with their […]

Jerry Watson Honored on Retirement

Jerry Watson Honored on Retirement

Jerry Watson, Manager of Farmers Elevator and Produce, was honored at a retirement open house Friday, August 28th after 30 years as manager of the exchange in Memphis. His last day as manager was Monday, August 30 when the exchange officially becomes Prairieland FS. Presenting Watson with the plaque were board members Steve Morris, Doug […]

Local 4-H Youth Participates In 2015 Missouri State Fair

Local 4-H Youth Participates In 2015 Missouri State Fair

Sedalia – On August 22, 2015, Elsie Kigar, of Scotland County, demonstrated “How to Make Cake Mix Cookies.”  She was one of 300 youth selected to give a demonstration in the 4-H Building at the Missouri State Fair this year. These demonstrations are a popular and free attraction at the fair.  Simply put, a demonstration […]

Thomas, Poe Turn in Top Times in Antique Fair 5K Run

Thomas, Poe Turn in Top Times in Antique Fair 5K Run

With slow moving tractors and antique cars set to take the square Saturday, several area speedsters got the day off to a fast start Saturday morning with the annual Scotland County Hospital 5K/1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk. More than 160 participants gathered on the east side of the Memphis City Square at 8 a.m. to take […]

Winn Hill Bed & Breakfast Hosts Drake University Volleyball Team

Winn Hill Bed & Breakfast Hosts Drake University Volleyball Team

by Andrea Brassfield Winn Hill Bed & Breakfast, located in rural Scotland County, hosted the Drake University Volleyball Team for lunch on Thursday, August 27th.  The team was traveling from Des Moines, Iowa to Western Illinois in Macomb for their season opener at the Hampton Inn Leatherneck Invitational. Drake University is a NCAA Division I […]

Christian Church Planning 100th Anniversary Homecoming

The Memphis First Christian Church will be hosting a Church Homecoming to celebrate the completion of the current church building (located on the corner of Jones and Main Streets) which was completed in 1916.  The celebration is tentatively set for the first weekend in October, 2016. The Planning Committee for the Church Homecoming celebration will […]

Fulk, Olakowski to Wed September 6th

Fulk, Olakowski to Wed September 6th

Mr. and Mrs. John Olakowski of Hinsdale, IL announce the engagement of their daughter Christina Olakowski to Jordan Fulk, son of Joe and Lori Fulk of Memphis, MO. The future bride graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently completing a master’s program at Missouri Baptist University. She is […]

SCR-I Closes Fiscal Year in Better Financial Condition Than Expected

SCR-I Closes Fiscal Year in Better Financial Condition Than Expected

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education received better financial news than expected at the August 13th school board meeting. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented the final financial report for the completed 2014-2015 school year. The district completed the fiscal year with deficit spending, but finished nearly $100,000 better than projected in the budget. “The projected […]

Linda Mallett Inducted into Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

Linda Mallett Inducted into Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Linda Mallett of Baring, Missouri was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, August 15 at State Fair Community College. For more than 25 years, Linda Mallett has served the Scotland County 4-H program, leading both her children and her grandchildren through the program. She […]

Jean Aldridge to Celebrate 85th Birthday

Jean Aldridge to Celebrate 85th Birthday

Jean Aldridge of Tuscola, Illinois will mark her 85th birthday on September 2nd.  As co-owner of the former Aldridge Jewelry Store in Tuscola with her husband, the late Florin “Buck” Aldridge (born in rural Queen City), Jean made many friends and acquaintances through the decades that the couple operated their store.  She also has many […]

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