Category Archives: GOVERNMENT

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 21, 2017 at 12:12 pm, by

Thursday, November 9, 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; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

Memphis City Council Approves Demolition Plan at November Meeting

Written on November 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Andrea Brassfield, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]

April Ballot Measure Will Ask Voters to Transition Elected City Marshal Post to Hired Police Chief Position

Written on November 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm, by

In April, voters in Memphis will be asked to consider a change in the city ordinances to allow a shift in how the head of the police department is determined. Currently, voters elect a City Marshal for a four year term. A ballot proposal will ask for voter approval of the elimination of that position, […]

Downing City Board Votes Raise Water, Sewer Rates

Written on November 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on November 6, 2017. With Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, Hannah Poe, and Bill Anderson, City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator Larry Smith. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the previous meeting, water/waste water report, deposits […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 14, 2017 at 11:36 am, by

Thursday, November 2, 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; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

Secretary of State Ashcroft to Visit Scotland County  

Written on November 7, 2017 at 3:54 pm, by

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft will continue his travels across the state promoting local libraries, talking with government and community leaders and discussing Missouri’s photo voter ID law. Ashcroft will visit the Sever-Clark County Library for a tour and children’s storytime. He will visit Memphis to speak with local officials. In Lancaster he will […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 7, 2017 at 11:05 am, by

Wednesday, October 18, 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; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

Northeast Missouri Farmer Announces Bid to Replace Term-Limited Redmon

Written on November 3, 2017 at 8:40 am, by

Gregory “Greg” Sharpe, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for House District 4 to replace term-limited Rep. Craig Redmon.  The district encompasses Knox, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark and Lewis Counties and part of Adair. Sharpe, a resident of Lewis County, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture from what is now Truman State University. […]

We Need a Solution for our Counties

Written on October 31, 2017 at 11:27 am, by

by Rep. Craig Redmon Over the past several months, a headline has made it into newspapers large and small, making an impression on the constituents and law enforcement officers who have brought it to my attention. The Missouri Department of Corrections has a backlog of payments on county jail reimbursements, money that should be going […]

Tax Reform Should Put Missouri’s Working Families First

Written on October 31, 2017 at 11:26 am, by

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill I’ve done a lot of town halls around Missouri—nearly 50 of them just this year—many in rural areas that remind me of where I grew up, in Houston, and Lebanon, Missouri. These are communities of working families, some of whom are living paycheck-to-paycheck, trying to earn enough money to pay […]