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Historical Figures to Great Guests at Evening at the Museum

Written on October 11, 2019 at 11:57 am, by

Ready to take an evening stroll? The Downing House Museum is hosting an “Evening at the Museum – A Candlelit Tour of the Past”. This walking tour showcases 11 local historic costumed characters who will tell their stories by lantern and candlelight at the Downing House Museum Complex at 311 South Main Street, Memphis, Missouri […]

Downing Man Arrested on Murder Charge Following Shooting

Written on October 11, 2019 at 10:51 am, by

An alleged series of confrontational conversations via social media turned fatal Friday afternoon in Downing where a 26-year-old man was murdered and his girlfriend injured during a shooting. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kolton W. Baker, 26, of Downing died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained in a shooting incident at […]

City Enters Four-Year Contract With Visu-Sewer for Camera Work, Cleaning of System

Written on October 11, 2019 at 10:47 am, by

Lights, camera, action. It might not be a high-budget film per Hollywood standards, but the City of Memphis is set to  spend more than $180,000 over the next four years for video work related to the municipal sewer system. On October 3rd, the City Council unanimously approved a contract with Visu-Sewer of St. Louis to […]

MoDOT Schedules Road Closures for Culvert Replacements

Written on October 8, 2019 at 11:22 am, by

Weather permitting, MoDOT will be doing culvert work on the following routes in Scotland County starting later this week. On Friday, October 11th, Scotland County Route U will be closed from Scotland County Route RA to Clark County Route A for a culvert replacement. The work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. […]

Keystone Honors Hawkins Insurance Group as Missouri State Partner of the Year

Written on October 8, 2019 at 11:12 am, by

Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) awarded Hawkins Insurance Group of Edina, Missouri (Hawkins) as State Partner of the Year on September 17 at Keystone’s national conference in Reston, Virginia.  The award recognizes the agency within each of its states that best exemplifies Keystone’s mission: “Independence works better together.” Criteria includes demonstrating a commitment to growth through […]

Memphis Cemetery Hosts Tribute to Civil War Union Colonel Edward A. Kutzner

Written on October 7, 2019 at 8:54 am, by

A ceremony at the Memphis Cemetery was held Monday, September 23, 2019 to pay tribute to Civil War Union Colonel Edward A. Kutzner. He was a charter member and Chaplain of the Grand Army of the Republic’s (GAR) Post in Memphis. GAR’s membership reached its peak in 1890, when over 400,000 members were reported. Five […]

Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak in Northeast Missouri Deer Worst Since 2012

Written on October 7, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

While November’s firearms deer season is typically the busiest time of year for Schuyler and Scotland County Conservation Agent Shannon Smith, the Missouri Conservation representative has got this year off to an early start thanks to some pesky bugs. Northeast Missouri is being hit hard by the Hemorrhagic disease, caused in white-tail deer by biting […]

Downing Man Seriously Hurt in Single Car Crash

Written on October 7, 2019 at 8:44 am, by

A Downing man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident in Schuyler County on September 23rd. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Colton T. Hurley, 28, was flown from the scene by Air Evac helicopter. The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m. on Highway 136, five miles east of Lancaster. Hurley was eastbound in a […]

Fitness Center, Chamber to Host Fall Contests

Written on October 7, 2019 at 8:37 am, by

The Scotland County Fitness Center is teaming up with the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce to offer some fall opportunities for area residents. The fitness center is planning the Monster Dash, a twilight 5K fun run fundraiser for Saturday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the Scotland County R-I schools. Participants must be in costumer […]

Servant Auction, Benefit Will Support Local Missionaries in Africa

Written on October 4, 2019 at 12:25 pm, by

By Love Serve One Another – Galatians 5:13 That Bible verse is at the center of many mission fields and thus will be coming home full circle in a local benefit effort to support future work in Africa. A special Benefit Supper and Servant Auction will be held Friday, October 11th at the Lakeside Mennonite […]