Category Archives: NEWS

NEMR Telecom Making Million Dollar Fiber Optics Upgrades in Scotland County

Written on June 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm, by

High speed broadband and internet services will be more readily available in Scotland County in the near future. NEMR Telecom is undertaking a multi-million dollar upgrade of old copper cables with new fiber optics to serve rural Scotland County. “Copper cables have a limited capacity to carry high speed broadband and internet services,” said James […]

Scotland County Observes Flag Day

Written on June 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm, by

Flags adorned the Scotland County Courthouse lawn on Tuesday, June 14th in observance of Flag Day.  It is believed, in 1885, BJ Cigrand, a school teacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as […]

Mario Manzini, Illusionist, to Perform at Scotland County Fair

Written on June 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm, by

The Scotland County Fair has organized a week of entertainment for this year’s event, including a Queen Contest, Illusionist, Rodeo, Musical Entertainment including Rhonda Vincent, a Truck and Tractor Pull, Car Races, Baby Show, Mud Boggs and the ever-popular, Demolition Derby! Mario Manzini, Illusionist, Mentalist and Escapologist, is scheduled Monday evening, July 11th, immediately following […]

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage to Perform at Scotland County Fair

Written on June 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm, by

Later this summer music fans will get a special opportunity during the Scotland County Fair, helping bluegrass music star Rhonda Vincent celebrate her birthday. On Wednesday, July 13th, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage will be in concert at the fair. Becky Reeves will open the night before the birthday girl takes the stage. Vincent, who […]

Mark Twain Chorale International to Host Local Concert in preparation for 10th International Tour

Written on June 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm, by

The Mark Twain Chorale International is preparing for its tenth international tour to Italy’s South and will be performing Sunday, June 26, at 3:00 p.m. at the historic St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina.   The concert is free and open to the public, and all music lovers are encouraged to attend. The Chorale is made […]

Scotland County Fire Department Receives $2,500 Grant From Monsanto

Written on June 21, 2016 at 11:52 am, by

The Scotland County Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer David Wiggins. The donation will help the organization replace air packs used by the volunteer fire department to safely enter smoke-filled structures. For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has […]

Fox Valley Two-Cylinder Club to Host 11th Annual Tractor Ride

Written on June 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm, by

The Fox Valley Two-Cylinder Club, 11th Annual Tractor Ride is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2016. They will leave at 9:00 a.m. from Main St., Luray. The route is approximately 45 miles.  The cost is $5.00 entry fee for Members and $15 for Non-Members (which includes insurance) and six months membership in the club. Participants  […]

Benefit Fish Fry, Auction for Ralph Andresen

Written on June 13, 2016 at 10:47 pm, by

Friends and neighbors of Ralph Andresen, A.K.A. “Uncle Ralph, the computer man” are hosting a benefit fish fry and auction with proceeds going to help pay for final expenses and medical bills. Ralph passed away on March 13, 2016 from many health problems that progressively got worse over the last year.  Unfortunately, during this time, […]

Wyaconda Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Written on June 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm, by

A Wyaconda man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Clark County on Saturday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Randy E. Yates died when the motorcycle he was driving crested a hill and ran into the rear of a tractor. The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. on Route A, four miles north […]

Kristy Eggleston Wood is the New Scotland County 4-H Youth Educational Program Assistant

Written on June 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm, by

Earlier this year, in January, Pat Wiggins retired from 25 years of service as Scotland County’s Youth Program Assistant.  At that point, the Scotland County Extension Office began the search to fill the shoes of a true servant to our county’s children. Fortunately, that search was made easy with the addition of another local resident […]