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Bible Grove Native Wins Heart of Texas Championship Title

Written on January 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield Philip Padget, Bible Grove, MO native and 1997 Scotland County R-1 graduate, recently won a championship title at the annual Heart of Texas Championships held in Waco, Texas January 6-8, 2017. This United States Team Roping Championship (USTRC) is set up in different divisions from open to number eight.  Upon entering, each […]

Two Area Men Seriously Hurt in Early-Morning Crash

Written on January 18, 2017 at 12:51 pm, by

Two area men suffered serious injuries in an early-morning accident in Scotland County on Friday, January 13th at 6:25 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Noel K. Meier, 58 of Kahoka, was westbound on Highway 136, one mile west of Highway A, in a 2001 Dodge Dakota when the vehicle impacted the tow […]

At Halfway Mark, SCR-I Expenditures at $2.79 Million

Written on January 18, 2017 at 11:27 am, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  President Trinity Davis called the meeting to order with six members present. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented a financial report for the district, which recently reached the halfway mark of the fiscal year. Year-to-date revenues are $2,331,017.41 […]

NEMR Telecom Accepting Applications for 2017 Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

Written on January 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm, by

All local high school juniors whose parents or guardians have local service with NEMR telecom can apply for the all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. Northeast Missouri Rural Telecom is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Tour to Washington D.C., which will take place June 3  through June 7. The application process is open […]

27th Annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament Being Held January 21st

Written on January 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm, by

The 27th Annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament is being held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Scotland County R-1 Elementary School.  Ten area schools will be involved in the tournament this year. This tournament features two divisions of play with 12 teams in each division this year.  Division 1 consists of 5th/6th grade teams and […]

Community Sew-In Event to Benefit Project Linus

Written on January 17, 2017 at 1:04 pm, by

The 18th Annual National Project Linus “Make A Blanket Day” event will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Moose Lodge in Kirksville. The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts […]

Four Board Members to Be Elected to Extension Council in February

Written on January 16, 2017 at 3:10 pm, by

Four county residents have completed terms of office on the Scotland County University of Missouri Extension Council and will be succeeded by new members after a February 15 through February 17, 2017 election. Outgoing members are Nancy McClamroch, Jefferson; Karen Kraus, Combined; Joanie Baker, Combined; and Laurie Jack, Jefferson. Council members whose terms continue are: […]

Iowa Teen Seriously Hurt in Scotland County Crash

Written on January 16, 2017 at 3:01 pm, by

An Iowa teenager was seriously injured when she was ejected from the vehicle she was a passenger in during a one-vehicle accident in Scotland County at 9:57 on Friday, January 13th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Mekenzie L. Steeples, 18, of Memphis was southbound on Highway 15, seven miles south of Memphis, when […]

City Seeking Partners to Help Fund  Park Shelter Upgrades

Written on January 12, 2017 at 3:32 pm, by

In a continuing effort to revitalize the municipal parks system, the City of Memphis on Thursday night authorized a pair of projects to upgrade shelters at Johnson and Legion parks. The city council unanimously approved a project to replace the roof of the Legion Park shelter. A new ceiling will be installed to protect the […]

Bald Eagles No Longer Endangered, But Still Protected

Written on January 10, 2017 at 9:10 am, by

by Andrea Brassfield It is said when a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter and only the Eagle will avoid the storm by flying above it. I don’t know if that’s true, but I love the analogy. Storms and adversity come upon all of us throughout our lives. There is a lot to […]