Category Archives: NEWS

Scotland County Sheriff / Memphis Police Department Blotter

Written on February 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm, by

The following law enforcement related activities were logged from January 26th – February 1st by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office dispatch service. February 2 traffic stop resulting in a verbal warning for speed investigation of threats made to hospital staff checked on the welfare of a child investigated suspicious activity at a home where owners […]

SCR-I School District to Make  Lease Certificates Available to Local Investors

Written on February 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm, by

The Board of Education of the Scotland County R-I School District, Missouri has instructed its Underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri, to make the $1,145,000 Lease Certificates of Participation financing available to local individual and institutional investors.  The proceeds from these Certificates will be used for the construction of a building addition […]

New Owners Looking to Take Fancy Kitty Fiber Processing Tools to New Heights

Written on February 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm, by

Fred and Yvonne Brown are hoping to finally let the cat out of the bag about a local textile manufacturing business. The new owners of Fancy Kitty, the manufacturer of hand-crafted fiber tumblers, carders and pickers, are excited about the opportunity to expand and grow the Downing business. The couple recently purchased Fancy Kitty Products […]

City, Rural Board Partnering to Upgrade Firemen’s Safety Gear

Written on February 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm, by

With current equipment reaching or in some cases already exceeding recommend life-expectancy dates, the Scotland County Rural Fire Corporation and the City of Memphis have agreed in principal to fund replacements. At a February 8th meeting of the Memphis City Council, rural fire corporation board members Freddie Henderson and Mike Johnson were present to discuss […]

Extension Council to Host Election February 20th – 22nd

Written on February 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm, by

Eligible voters in Scotland County will have the opportunity to participate in the election of University of Missouri Extension council members for Scotland County on February 20 through February 22. The Extension council, consisting of elected and appointed members, is the official body within the county to cooperate with the University in carrying out the […]

Scotland County Sheriff / Memphis Police Department Blotter

Written on February 6, 2018 at 6:50 pm, by

The following law enforcement related activities were logged from January 26th – February 1st by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office dispatch service. January 26 Report of a house fire Report of a bush that had caught fire Traffic stop that resulted in a verbal warning for speed Investigation of an unlocked business after hours Report […]

Burglar Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

Written on February 1, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

A string of burglaries in Memphis during the summer of 2017 have resulted in a seven-year prison sentence for a Memphis man. Brandon J. Albertson, 30, was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in December to the class D felony of burglary in the second degree. He was […]

Relay for Life Team Hosting Valentine’s Fundraiser

Written on February 1, 2018 at 9:29 am, by

The Scotland County Relay for Life Team Green Acres is hosting a Valentine’s Day fundraiser called Sweets for Your Sweet. Stop by the  Daisy Patch from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, February 12th through Valentine’s Day and pick up custom cakes, cookies or cupcakes for your sweetheart or your little Valentine’s class. Three […]

Discoverer Hoping to Preserve Class of 1940 Reunion Papers

Written on January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm, by

Records from the Memphis High School Class of 1940’s 50 year class reunion were recently recovered during an estate clean-up and the founder is hoping the history can be preserved for the classmates and their families. Tim Current recently unearthed the find, a 20-page booklet, when doing some cleaning at the former Phillips Conveyer building, […]

Wittstock Returning to MMA Action February 10th at Iowa Challenge 129 in Burlington

Written on January 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm, by

Local mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Carl Wittstock will be back in action on Saturday, February 10th as he will take part in a lightweight battle at Iowa Challenge 129 in Burlington, IA. Wittstock will be part of the 17th Annual event at Memorial Auditorium as the Arbela native looks to halt a two-fight skid […]