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SCR-I Loses Funding Option for Early Childhood Center

The Scotland County R-I School District likely will have to go back to the drawing board once again in the effort to create an early childhood learning center. Last week the SCR-I Board of Education rescinded an action to place a $0.10 cent levy increase on the August ballot. Just a day after unanimously approving […]

Huge Crowd Celebrates 100th Annual Wyaconda Alumni Banquet

Approximately 207 people filled the Clark County Middle School Gym on Sat., May 9, to celebrate the 100th annual Wyaconda Alumni Banquet. The alumni enjoyed a delicious meal featuring roast beef and turkey catered by The Longhorn Grill. The alumni spent time visiting to catch up with classmates and share memories of their time at […]

Tribute To Coach Johnny Jeffries

Presented by the Class of 1962, at the 1962 Gorin Alumni Banquet Submitted by:  Linda Jo Childress Kapfer When I think back about my high school days, I am thankful for all the teachers who taught me what I needed to know to succeed in life.  So thanks to the Jones teachers, (Ruby and Nelda), […]

The Senior Stars Band ‘Remaining Tuned Up’

The Senior Stars Band ‘Remaining Tuned Up’

The Senior Stars Band originated in the mid 1980’s as the band began playing in area nursing homes and festivals in Northeast Missouri.  Throughout the years as band members moved away or died, replacement members were recruited. Currently the band plays classic old time music in nursing homes in Knox, Scotland and Lewis counties.  Each […]

Scholarships, Honors Presented at  2015 SCR-I Academic Awards Night

Scholarships, Honors Presented at  2015 SCR-I Academic Awards Night

Scotland County R-I High School hosted the 2015 academic awards night on May 11th in the SCR-I High School gym. Departmental awards were presented to top students as well as extra-curricular standouts. The 2014-15 Campus Bowl team members were recognized by coaches Carol McCabe and Billie Lanham. Varsity campus bowl members recognized included Leah Terrill, […]

Ruby Red Hats Meet at Keith’s Cafe

The Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge held their monthly meeting on May 18th at Keith’s Café with twelve members and two guests attending.  The program consisted of JoAnn reciting of “Old Words and Phrases” and “Important Facts as You Grow Older”.  Marilyn presented each lady with a Red Hat gift. We celebrated Betty’s birthday of […]

Happy Red Hatters Travel to Bloomfield

The Happy Red Hatters of Downing met Thursday May 14, 2015 at Southfork in Bloomfield, IA for lunch. Barbara Blessing and Carol Scurlock were hostesses. Those present were Carol Scurlock, Carolyn Schmitter, Betty Anderson, Barbara Blessing, Marilyn Blessing, Louise Newland, Virginia Mullinix, Darlene Gunnel, Maudie Oliver, Margaret Mobley, Liz Reel, Arlene Stice and Doris Newton, […]

Stephanie Yarbrough Graduates from Creighton University

OMAHA, NE – Stephanie Yarbrough of Memphis graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts during Creighton University’s Commencement ceremonies on May 16 at Omaha. More than 1,700 degrees were conferred during the morning and afternoon ceremonies. Creighton University in Omaha, NE, enrolls 4,000 undergraduates and 4,100 graduate and professional […]

Sears Honored During C-SC 2015 Commencement Ceremony

CANTON – Culver-Stockton College proudly presented diplomas to graduates Saturday, May 16, during the 159th Annual Commencement exercises. Hundreds of family, friends, faculty and staff attended the ceremony, which was held on the campus of Culver-Stockton College in the Charles Field House. Sabe Sears of Arbela earned a Bachelor of Science in biology. Sears is […]

A Tribute to a 1932 Gorin Graduate

A Tribute to a 1932 Gorin Graduate

Gertrude Bertram Deegan graduated from Gorin High School in 1932. Upon completing college, Gertrude received an Elementary School Teacher’s Certificate. She then taught 5th and 6th grades in rural schools in Northeast Missouri. One student, Harold Tibbs (class of 1943), still stays in touch. He told interesting stories of when she was his teacher at […]

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