Category Archives: Business

Natural Gas Rates to Change for Liberty Utilities Customers

Written on December 2, 2019 at 9:09 am, by

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities customers will see natural gas rates change under a filing that takes effect on December 4, 2019. The ACA factor is a […]

Shayla Watson Named New Memphis Post Master

Written on November 5, 2019 at 12:43 pm, by

The Memphis Post Office recently received a special delivery. Shayla Watson has arrived as the new post master for the facility. Watson took over the post in August of this year, taking over for Monica March who filled a similar vacancy at the Kirksville Post Office. Watson, a graduate of Schuyler County High School, has […]

Chamber to Add Cookie Crawl to 2019 Holiday Open House Event

Written on November 5, 2019 at 11:33 am, by

The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is adding a new twist to a time-honored tradition. The annual holiday open house event will feature a cookie crawl in 2019. “The event will allow people to gather some holiday cookies, shop and socialize and even win some prizes,” said MACC officer Debbie Kigar. A number of Chamber […]

Fitness Center, Chamber Crown Winners at Monster Dash

Written on November 1, 2019 at 2:46 pm, by

With Halloween approaching the Scotland County Fitness Center turned the tables on the traditional scary movie plot line of people running away from monsters. On Saturday night it was the creatures doing the exercise. The Scotland County Fitness Center Monster Dash drew a number of costumed athletes to the track at Scotland County R-I school […]

Northeast Missouri Greenhouse Raises 2,800 Mums Each Year

Written on October 22, 2019 at 9:40 am, by

by Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension EDINA, Mo. – “Mum’s the word,” but fall color shouts at Dutch Garden Nursery of Edina, a Knox County community of about 1,200 people. James Burkholder of Dutch Garden Nursery raises 2,800 mums each year. Most go to C&R Markets’ 11 stores in northeastern and central Missouri. He […]

Keystone Honors Hawkins Insurance Group as Missouri State Partner of the Year

Written on October 8, 2019 at 11:12 am, by

Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) awarded Hawkins Insurance Group of Edina, Missouri (Hawkins) as State Partner of the Year on September 17 at Keystone’s national conference in Reston, Virginia.  The award recognizes the agency within each of its states that best exemplifies Keystone’s mission: “Independence works better together.” Criteria includes demonstrating a commitment to growth through […]

Natural Gas Rates Set to Decrease

Written on September 24, 2019 at 3:17 pm, by

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved tariffs filed by Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities which change the natural gas rates of Liberty Utilities customers effective October 1st. The rate changes reflect the Weather Normalization Adjustment Rider (WNAR) which authorizes rate adjustments based on weather variations. The WNAR projects anticipated gas […]

Citizens Attend Council Meeting To Discuss Right of Way Fees

Written on September 13, 2019 at 10:33 am, by

Just days after a letter mailed by NEMR Telecommunications to its Memphis customers created quite a stir on social media, just three residents turned out for the Memphis City Council meeting to ask questions about the recent city code adjustment that established right of way (ROW) fees for the area phone, internet and cable service […]

Passion for Taxidermy and Family Leads Local Couple to Launch Show-Me Wildlife Taxidermy Studio

Written on September 10, 2019 at 10:57 am, by

A lifelong passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing, combined with a newer enthusiasm to spend more time with a young family has led a local Arbela man to launch a new enterprise in Scotland County. Show-Me Wildlife Taxidermy Studio, LLC is the effort of Gary Cochenour and his wife Cathy. The studio is located […]

Scotland County Named Top Spot in State for Small Businesses According to Recent Study

Written on September 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm, by

Mention Missouri and commerce in the same sentence and thoughts will likely drift to St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and other large metropolitan areas. A recent study released by Smart Asset, a financial technology company featured in Forbes, US News, CNN, Fortune Magazine and the New York Times, paints a different picture however when it […]