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Scotland County Speedway to Host Memphis Fall Nationals this Weekend

Written on October 20, 2016 at 11:03 am, by

Racing action will return to the Scotland County Speedway this weekend for the annual Memphis Fall Nationals. The local track will host a two-day show October 21st and 22nd featuring modifieds, stock cars, sportmods, hobby stocks, sport compacts and late models. “With temps expected be in the high 60’s as highs and around 50 for […]

Haunted House/Safe Stops Coming Soon!

Written on October 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield With Halloween less than two weeks away, local organizations are preparing activities for area trick-or-treaters.  On Thursday, October 27th, the Scotland County Care Center is hosting their first annual Haunted House.  The event will be open from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and admission is a free will donation.  The Haunted House will be located […]

Recycling Program Expansion Hits Snag With Closing of Sheltered Workshop Program

Written on October 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm, by

In the midst of a second proposed expansion of the City of Memphis recycling program, this week the venture was sent scrambling for a new outsource for many of the materials following the news that Industrial Opportunities of Kahoka would no longer be an option. On October 7th the Kahoka sheltered workshop group announced it […]

Memphis Woman Hurt When Truck Overturns While Trying to Avoid Deer

Written on October 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm, by

A Memphis woman suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash Sunday evening when her pickup truck overturned after she ran off the roadway trying to avoid a deer. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Heather M. Jones, 33, was northbound on Route B, one mile north of the Highway 136 junction, when the 2000 […]

Local Business Professionals Attend Meeting

Written on October 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm, by

Shirley Bair and Denise Probst of Hawkins Harrison Insurance recently completed insurance training and received continuing education credits awarded by the Missouri Department of Insurance The annual regional meeting, hosted by Barton Mutual Insurance, brought together independent agents for instruction in sales, product offerings, and industry endeavors. Barton Mutual is a property and casualty insurer […]

Hoffman Mansion Throws ‘Doors Open’ for Public

Written on October 18, 2016 at 10:07 am, by

Hoffman Mansion, located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, will be hosting “Doors Open” tours on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours will run every 15 minutes.  Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Keokuk Area Tourism located at 428 Main St., Keokuk, Iowa.  […]

AR-15 Recovered From 2012 Edina Burglary

Written on October 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm, by

Knox County Sheriff Allen Gudehus reports the recovery of a firearm from a 2012 burglary near Edina. The Sheriff received information regarding a stolen AR-15, that was in the possession of a Memphis man, after he purchased it from a Cody Mathias.  Cody Mathias was charged with 2nd degree burglary after the theft of items […]

Memphis Man Facing Felony Charges After Allegedly Punching Police Officer

Written on October 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm, by

A Memphis man is facing felony charges after his arrest last week for allegedly striking a Memphis Police Officer. According to court documents, Jeffrey L. Cline, 39, has been charged with the class B felony of assault of a law enforcement officer and one count of class D felony resisting arrest following an incident on […]

Fitness Center Open House Will Showcase New Equipment

Written on October 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm, by

Come and see the new items at the Scotland County Fitness Center (SCFC).  The generosity of the individuals and families who have remembered the SCFC has provided the opportunity for these improvements. When memorial gifts are given to the fitness center, the SCFC board feels the responsibility to be good stewards of these gifts. While […]

Benefit Planned for Tornado Victims

Written on October 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm, by

A benefit auction and supper for Sherri Davis and her children, Shaylee and Cynch, is being held Saturday, October 22 at the V.F.W. in Memphis.  Sherri and her children lost their home in a small tornado that went through the outskirts of Bible Grove on July 24, 2016. The free will supper will begin at […]