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Rutledge Residents Meet with Congressional Offices for Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Rutledge Residents Meet with Congressional Offices for Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Rutledge residents Sharon Bagatell and Tony Sirna traveled to Washington D.C. last week to meet with the Missouri Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill.  As part of a group called Citizens’ Climate Lobby, they spoke with the offices of all of the Representatives and Senators from Missouri regarding legislation to address the changing climate using market-based, […]

Funeral Window Notices Trace Roots Back to World War II

Funeral Window Notices Trace Roots Back to World War II

“How are you doing?” “Well, my name is not in the window today, so I must be doing okay.” If you didn’t grow up in Memphis, you may not understand the saying, as the mention of “the window” is reference to the obituary notices that are posted for public viewing by the local funeral homes, […]

Severe Weather Takes Toll on Scotland County Roads

Severe Weather Takes Toll on Scotland County Roads

Put ’em up. Take ’em down. Put ’em up, take ’em down. That broken record has been playing all week for the Missouri Department of Transportation, Scotland County and emergency service personnel that have been on the yo-yo held by Mother Nature as revolving episodes of severe weather has led to flash flooding, forcing road […]

Flooding Prevents Big BAM Bikers from Reaching Rutledge

Flooding Prevents Big BAM Bikers from Reaching Rutledge

Months of planning and preparation down the drain, well they would be if Mother Nature would allow anything else to fit in the drain. Flooding across northeast Missouri forced the cancelation of Day 5 of the Big BAM Bicycle Across Missouri tour that was supposed to bring more than 1,000 visitors to Scotland County on […]

Rodeo Action to Kickoff 2015 Scotland County Fair Grandstand Events

Rodeo Action to Kickoff 2015 Scotland County Fair Grandstand Events

Bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing will return to the Scotland County Fair on Tuesday night as the T&C Pro Rodeo Company will take center stage at the Scotland County Fairgrounds on July 7th. With more than 15 years of experience in the business, the Lamoni, Iowa based company of promoter Talton Toney will […]

Dodge, Eggleston-Wood, Ward to Compete for 2015 Scotland County Fair Queen Title

Dodge, Eggleston-Wood, Ward to Compete for 2015 Scotland County Fair Queen Title

Alexis Dodge, Tasha Eggleston-Wood and Tori Ward will be competing for this year’s queen title to be held Monday evening, July 6th at the Scotland County Fair.  The competition will be held in the Art Hall. Girls from Scotland County ages 17-22 were eligible to compete in the contest that then forwards the winner to […]

As Pope Releases Climate Message, Rutledge Volunteers Head to DC to Lobby For Solution

As Pope Releases Climate Message, Rutledge Volunteers Head to DC to Lobby For Solution

Following the release of Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical dealing with climate change, two volunteerw from the Rutledge chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet in Washington with their representatives and senators to press for legislation that places a fee on carbon and returns revenue to households. The Rutledge CCL members, who are traveling to the […]

Local Motorist Rescued From Vehicle Stranded by Flash Flooding

Local Motorist Rescued From Vehicle Stranded by Flash Flooding

An off-road package, with a six-inch lift kit and towering 35-inch tires were still no match for a recent flash flooding incident in Scotland County as a local teenager learned the hard way. Landyn Swearingen of Memphis was left stranded on Sunday evening when he attempted to cross high waters on a rural road off […]

Fireworks Sales Open for Independence Day Holiday

Fireworks Sales Open for Independence Day Holiday

Independence Day is still more than a week away, but the snap, crackle and boom that coincides with the 4th of July has already begun. Fireworks sales within the Memphis City Limits legally opened for 2015 on June 20th. “Seasonal firework stands, such as ours, opened Saturday,” said Michelle Drummond of Special Occasions fireworks on […]

Tri-County Cooperative Sends Local Student on Missouri Electric Youth Tour of Nation’s Capitol

Tri-County Cooperative Sends Local Student on Missouri Electric Youth Tour of Nation’s Capitol

Ninety-seven high school students participated in Missouri’s 52nd annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 12-18. Local delegate was Cole Davenport of Coatsville. He was sponsored by Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Lancaster. The seven-day tour provides an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to […]

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