Category Archives: NEWS

Arrest Made in Drug Overdose Death

Written on August 30, 2016 at 11:23 am, by

An Excelsior Springs man is facing a pair of felony drug arrests in Scotland County for his alleged involvement in the criminal investigation of an apparent drug overdose death last week. According to court documents, Christopher F. Wold,  33, is facing a class B felony charge of distribution of a controlled substance and a class […]

Two Hurt in Crash West of Memphis

Written on August 30, 2016 at 11:21 am, by

Two local men were injured in a one-vehicle accident just after midnight on August 26th in Scotland County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol David D. Couch, 20, of Baring was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when the car went off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. The crash occurred […]

Original County Courthouse Rededicated as Part of 2016 Antique Fair Festivities

Written on August 30, 2016 at 11:19 am, by

A crowd that easily could have filled the old log cabin 25 times over gathered on Friday afternoon at the Wiggins Family Museum on Highway 136 in Memphis to commemorate the dedication of the restored structure which once had served as Scotland County’s first courthouse. “Today, as we dedicate this historic courthouse, we can also […]

Excelsior Springs Woman Dies From Drug Overdose

Written on August 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm, by

An Excelsior Springs woman has died while visiting Scotland County and medical examiners have ruled the cause of death as a drug overdose. According to Scotland County Coroner Dr. Jeff Davis, Stephanie L. Howard, age 30, was pronounced deceased at 8:01 p.m. on Sunday, August 21st at a rural Scotland County farm. An emergency 911 […]

Antique Fair to Offer ‘Memories of the Past’ August 24th-28th

Written on August 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield “Memories of the Past” is the theme for the 2016 Scotland County Antique Fair which is being held August 24th thru August 28th on the Memphis Square and at the Scotland County Fairgrounds and Airport on Sunday, August 28th. The Fair is offering a multitude of games, activities and entertainment including a […]

Antique Fair Marks Start of Fall Festivals Across Region in September

Written on August 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield Fall is in the air and while the Scotland County Antique Fair will wrap up local festivities this weekend, other surrounding communities are working to host area fall festivals close by. Labor Day weekend is the Nauvoo Grape Festival (September 2-4) and Festival on Wheels Car Show (September 3-4).  One of the […]

Discovering Pinta and The Nina

Written on August 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm, by

“In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue…”.  Departing from Spain on August 3, 1492, after receiving financing from the King and Queen of Spain, Columbus commanded three ships, the Pinta, The Nina, and the Santa Maria. Today, well over 500 years later, the Columbus Foundation, whose purpose is to educate the public on the type […]

Dr. Larry Wiggins Inducted into Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

Written on August 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm, by

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H Club members, Dr. Larry Wiggins of Memphis was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 13 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. He was among 54 inductees from 40 counties establishing a legacy totaling 1,594 years of service to 4-H. More than […]

Gene’s Surplus Welcomes U-Haul Truck Sharing

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:27 pm, by

U-Haul Company of Missouri is pleased to announce that Gene’s Surplus has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Memphis community. Gene’s Surplus at 620 W. Grand Ave. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes. Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8 a.m.-5:30 […]

MoDOT to Replace Culverts on Several Scotland County Routes

Written on August 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm, by

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will temporarily close several routes in Scotland County for culvert replacements. Route H will be closed August 18 from MO 15 to Route Z for culvert replacement between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Route H will be closed August 22 from Route N to the bridge reconstruction project for […]