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Public Service Commission Sets Hearing Schedule for Liberty Utilities Proposed Rate Increase

Written on December 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm, by

Seeking to increase revenues by $7 million while also consolidating its three delivery districts into one, Liberty Utilities will be appearing before the Missouri Public Service Commission in a series of hearings beginning in May. Formal evidentiary hearings are scheduled for May 21-25, 2018 and May 30-June 1, 2018 in the natural gas rate case […]

Winners Drawn for Rose Hardware Inc Shopping Spree

Written on December 5, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by

Two Local Winners Take Home $500 Each The Christmas season just got a little more golden for TWO Rose Hardware Inc. customers. On November 15th, the names of Anna Mae Good and Amy Carleton were drawn as winners of the Rose Hardware Inc. $500 Shopping Giveaway. Anna Mae and Amy were selected at random from […]

Memphis to 36th Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday

Written on November 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm, by

The 36th Annual Christmas Bazaar sponsored by Epsilon Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at Memphis, MO will be held Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, at the Scotland County High School from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Admission is FREE! A food stand will be open all day. Doughnuts and coffee will be available in the […]

Decades-Long Battle Over State-Line Mailing Addresses Finally Resolved

Written on November 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm, by

For decades, a small number of Scotland County residents in the northern most part of the state have been battling with the United States Postal Service regarding their state of residency. Despite the fact their property was legally located south of the state line, the USPS insisted on maintaining Iowa mailing addresses for the Missouri […]

Highway 15 Coalition Targeting MoDOT 50% Cost-Share Program to Improve Route

Written on November 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm, by

Faced with a gloomy financial outlook for the state transportation department that makes improvements to Highway 15 in Scotland County highly unlikely, local advocates for upgrading one of the main transportation routes in the county are considering taking the matter into their own hands. The recently formed Highway 15 Coalition has already discussed forming a […]

Ministerial Alliance Continuing Coat Drive, Food Collection Efforts

Written on November 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm, by

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance met on November 8th at the St. Paul Church in Memphis. Those present were:  Mark Appold, Dan Hite, Diana Koontz, and Jack Sumption. The coat drive is still ongoing.  So far there have been 10 children’s coats, and 20 adult coats donated.  The group indicated a continuing need for more […]

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 […]

Area Scholarship Pageants Seeking Participants for 2018 Events

Written on November 14, 2017 at 3:07 pm, by

The Miss Clark County Scholarship Pageant board is looking for girls interested in competing in The Miss Clark County, Miss Northeast Missouri, and Miss Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants.  The scholarship competition will take place on February 17, 2018, in the Edna L. Seyb Auditorium in the Clark County Middle School. Miss Clark County will be […]