Category Archives: NEWS

Governor Parson Leads Statewide Infrastructure Effort to ‘Focus on Bridges’

Written on February 19, 2019 at 5:05 pm, by

This week, Governor Mike Parson plans to visit 5 of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement if his administration’s proposed funding program is passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year. The Governor first outlined the statewide bridge infrastructure program in the State of the State address on January 16. In that […]

Terry Rush Authors New Book ‘Let the Winning Begin’

Written on February 19, 2019 at 4:45 pm, by

With some big additions in the off season, Cardinals super fan Terry Rush cannot help but be excited about the start of spring training and the rapidly approaching Major League Baseball season. But when Terry talks about “Let the Winning Begin” it has nothing to do with opening day for the Cardinals. Instead he is […]

MARY LOU RECOR SHELTON (10/7/1948- 2/17/2019)

Written on February 19, 2019 at 11:54 am, by

Mary Lou Recor Shelton, 70 of Keokuk, IA died Sunday, February 17, 2019 at River Hills Village in Keokuk. She was born October 7, 1948 in Bristol, PA the daughter of Joseph and Mary Louise Francis Wiley.  She was first united in marriage to William Recor, Sr. in Bristol, PA in 1970.  They divorced. Mary […]

Stott Bookkeeping and Tax Service Opens in Memphis

Written on February 15, 2019 at 11:54 am, by

Corey Stott was looking to get back to his roots. The Scotland County R-I graduate recently launched a new business in Memphis, Stott Bookkeeping and Tax Services. With a degree in agri-business and local family ties, the move made sense on more than one front. “I had been considering launching my own business and this […]

Scotland County Livestock ‘Weighing-In’ on Community’s Future With Major Renovation

Written on February 15, 2019 at 11:52 am, by

Most building renovations involve revamping floor space,  updating fixtures and a covering it all up with a few coats of paint. That wasn’t the case at Scotland County Livestock, where the Blomme family literally took the roof off for a complete remodel of the livestock sale arena. “Fortunately we had some really good weather to […]

Memphis Man Arrested on Felony Domestic Violence Charge

Written on February 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm, by

A Memphis man is behind bars and facing a felony domestic assault charge following his arrest by the Memphis Police Department on February 3rd. Nicholas J. Hays, 25, of Memphis, was taken into custody following a domestic disturbance at his residence when he allegedly choked a female victim. Hays has been charged with the class […]

Memphis Man Hurt in Crash on Highway 15

Written on February 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm, by

A Memphis man sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 15 south of Memphis. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Travis B. Martin, 31, of Memphis, was southbound in a 2006 Mazda 3 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle […]

Rutledge Area Man Arrested on Felony Rape Charges Involving Child

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm, by

A Rutledge area man is behind bars on a $100,000 bond following his arrest on Friday, February 1st on six felony sexual abuse charges related to a victim under the age of 12. Anthony R. Barrett, 40, was taken into custody by the Scotland County Sheriff’s office following a joint investigation with the State Technical […]

VFW Post 4958 to Recognize Area Veterans

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:37 pm, by

Memphis VFW Post 4958 will be honoring 18 veteran members who are 85 – 90 years old. This recognition ceremony will be at the VFW Post on Thursday, February 21st at 6 p.m. Veterans to be recognized are: Charles Adams, Keith Chance, the late James Clair, Dwight De Rosear, Harlo Donelson, James Garnett, James Hall, […]

Queen City Man Arrested for Tractor Theft

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:29 pm, by

A Queen City man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a tractor in Scotland County. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Kyle D. Randol, 23, of Queen City. According to court documents, Randol allegedly  removed a 2011 Case 125 Maxxum tractor from property owned by Donnie Gibson on County Road […]