Category Archives: STATE

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 […]

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 […]

Walker Launches Run For 18th District Senatorial Seat

Written on October 24, 2017 at 6:35 pm, by

On October 18th, State Representative Nate Walker announced he will run for the Missouri State Senate in the 18th district, which serves Scotland County. A realtor and farmer, Walker currently represents the City of Kirksville, the western part of Adair County, Sullivan, Putnam, and Mercer Counties in the Missouri House of Representatives, District 3. He […]

New Law Providing Adoptees Access to Original Birth Certificates

Written on October 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm, by

Per the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act, adoptees born in 1941 or later will be able to request a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate beginning January 1, 2018. To expedite processing, the Bureau of Vital Records (BVR) is now accepting applications for adoptees to request a copy of their original birth certificate. In accordance […]

Missouri House Policy Development Caucus to Seek Public Input on Missouri’s Transportation Funding Issues 

Written on July 24, 2017 at 10:52 pm, by

JEFFERSON CITY – The members of the Missouri House Policy Development Caucus will spend the next several weeks touring the state to seek public input on the funding problems plaguing the state’s transportation system. State Rep. Jeff Messenger, who serves as chairman of the group, said the goal is to talk to Missourians from all […]

Task Force Set to Look for Solutions to Improve Missouri’s Aging Transportation Infrastructure

Written on July 6, 2017 at 9:36 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an effort to address Missouri’s crumbling roads and bridges, a group of lawmakers and civilians will work together to develop recommendations to repair the state’s aging transportation infrastructure. House Speaker Todd Richardson today announced his appointments to the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force, which was created by HCR […]

More Than $988 Million in Unclaimed Property Waiting to be Returned  Statewide

Written on June 20, 2017 at 9:33 pm, by

JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt on June 15th announced the start of an annual effort to return Unclaimed Property to Missourians by publishing the names of owners in Missouri newspapers. Starting June 16, the names of more than 145,000 individuals, families, small businesses, and non-profits with Unclaimed Property will be printed in more […]

Regularly Scheduled Audit of Scotland County Underway

Written on May 23, 2017 at 11:43 am, by

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (May 19, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has started work on audits of Scotland and Mercer counties, located in northern Missouri.  Audit staff is on-site in both locations, and Auditor Galloway encouraged citizens to submit concerns or information through the dedicated hotline. “The public deserves a government […]

Judge DeMarce Attends MAPACJ Conference

Written on April 11, 2017 at 4:44 pm, by

Scotland County Associate Circuit Judge Karl DeMarce attended the 102nd  annual meeting and conference of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges that took place recently at Osage Beach, Mo. The MAPACJ provides continuing legal education for its members at the three-day conference. Membership is open to all state judges and commissioners in […]