Category Archives: Business

Back to the Grind In Bible Grove

Written on September 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm, by

There is no need to reinvent the wheel, but due to changes made more than 6,000 miles away, a local manufacturer was forced to go back to the drawing board to redesign a product that has helped put Bible Grove back on the map. After unveiling a unique manual coffee grinder in 2010, the husband […]

Bushel Basket Open House Highlights Local Orchard’s Tasty Products

Written on September 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield Richard Zimmerman and his family hosted an Open House for their business, The Bushel Basket, on Saturday, September 17th.  They also own Evergreen Sharpening and are located south of Memphis (take HWY 15 to the first gravel, then 1.5 miles west). At the Bushel Basket, the Zimmermans are busy producing honey and […]

Hopkins Lumber Announces Ownership Transition

Written on August 31, 2016 at 9:46 am, by

A change in ownership for a local lumberyard isn’t going to end a local family’s more than 40 years in business. Hopkins Lumber owners, Aaron and Becca Dannenhauer, recently announced a change at the company. The brother and sister ownership team will be transitioning to a sole proprietorship, as  Aaron will be selling his portion […]

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 […]

Shopko, Salvation Army Support Local Students and Teachers With Annual ‘Tools For School’ Campaign 

Written on July 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm, by

July 11, 2016 – Last year, more than 90 percent of teachers across the country used their own money to pay for school supplies to assist their students. To ensure local students and teachers have the supplies they need this school year, Shopko and the Salvation Army are partnering once again on the “Tools for […]

Evan Hite Travels to Washington D.C. for NEMR Telecom Youth Tour

Written on June 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

A pair of local students were among the 110 high school representatives who participated in the 22nd Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour. Each summer the FRS Youth Tour brings together high school students from across rural North America to visit the nation’s capital and learn about rural telecommunications. The tour provides a forum for […]

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 […]

Precision Outdoors Aiming to Meet Needs of Area Archers

Written on June 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm, by

A local couple is hoping they have hit a bulls eye with the community’s latest business venture. In May Kendon and Aggie Horst opened Precision Outdoors, a full-service archery shop, located at 518 W. Missouri Avenue. “I love to shoot bows and I got tired of having to run to Quincy or other faraway locations, […]

Chabert Returns Home to Open Electrical Evolution Contracting Service

Written on May 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm, by

Customers of Scotland County’s newest electrical contractor may be shocked to learn they may have known the owner growing up. Electrical Evolution, LLC is open for business in Scotland County after owner Chris Chabert, returned home to northeast Missouri. Chris and his wife Randi relocated to rural Memphis in April and the couple is excited […]

PSC Approves Liberty Utilities Request to Adjust Infrastructure Surcharge

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm, by

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities (Liberty) to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its natural gas customers. The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in November 2008. The ISRS adjustment reflects infrastructure replacement investments made […]