FIVE YEARS AGO

Bethany Rader and Curtis Manchester were crowned the 2014 Scotland County Prom King and Queen last Saturday night. 

The Scotland County 6th grade boys’ basketball team received 3rd place in the Schuyler and the Knox County Tournaments.  Those on the team were Lathe Bair, Branton Andriesen, Brock Aylward, Parker Triplett, Jacob Buford, Spencer Kerkmann, and Garth Allen Small.

TEN YEARS AGO

If moving into an entirely new storefront weren’t stressful enough, the owners of the Village Market in Memphis witnessed the urgency of their transition into their new facility on the west edge of town appear right in front or their faces as a fire leveled their former building on March 18th.

The blaze expedited a move that had been planned for later in July.  But Leon and Janet Fox will host their grand opening of the new Village Market on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd at the former site of The Fabius Restaurant.

20 YEARS AGO

The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Faith Ann Woods of Memphis, had been named a United States National Award Winner in Agriculture.

The Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

Faith Ann, who attends Scotland County R-1, was nominated for this national award by Bill Cottrell, Ag teacher at SCR-1.

Faith Ann will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

She is the daughter of Kevin and Debbie Woods of Memphis.

30 YEARS AGO

The S.O.A.P. (Stamp Out Abuse Please) Council showed their appreciation to Helen Shoemaker, during National Volunteer Week, by honoring her with a plaque for her many hours of volunteer service.

Shoemaker volunteers six hours of her day, five days a week to manage the Scotland County Clothes Closet located in the basement of the court house.  She works very hard to make the Clothes Closet a pleasant place to visit.  Shoemaker has painted the interior in cheery colors and keeps the clothes neatly displayed. 

Shoemaker said she enjoys volunteering her time to help those in need.

40 YEARS AGO

The Mode O’ Day Shop, owned and operated by Janet Hamilton, will hold its Grand Opening Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

The new women’s dress shop is located on the south side of the square in Memphis, in the site formerly occupied by Louise’s Style Shop. It has been completely remodeled and redecorated.

To celebrate the Grand Opening, Mode O’ Day will be giving away free shopping tote bags and free orchids.  Registration will be held for a drawing for the winner of a free $100 wardrobe. 

50 YEARS AGO

Would you believe frost and freezing temperatures in this area on Monday night?  Such was the case with much cooler weather and a scattered frost with reported freezing in parts of this region.

Actually it has been somewhat cool since the latter part of last week.  Thursday, it was clear, pleasant, and cool, with a warming trend producing quite a lot of rain Saturday afternoon and evening.  Sunday, then, was again cooler.

Predictions are for a warming trend for the mid-part of the week, which are expected to produce further rain.

60 YEARS AGO

The Rural Rough Riders will start their summer’s activities on May 3rd with a wiener roast and trail ride to be held at Snake Lake, east of Brock.

Anyone wishing to join our club is urged to come and take part in our wiener roast at noon and trail ride in the afternoon.

Anyone wishing to pay 50 cents, the yearly dues, and become honorary members are also welcome.  We have a summer full of activities planned, such as horse shows, parades, trail rides, and picnics. 

70 YEARS AGO

The Up and Ready 4-H Club met at the Prairie View school, April 11, with 16 members and 20 visitors present.

Miss Betty Smith, Donald Bundy, David Newland, and Robert Moffett joined the club.

Mr. Bundy was chosen hand craft leader.

Miss Bernice McVeigh made an interesting talk on how to give a demonstration properly.  She also discussed future projects and County Achievement Day which will be at the fair this year.

Donald Robinson gave a demonstration on telling the age of sheep.

Games were played and sandwiches and pop served.

90 YEARS AGO

The attractiveness of the state highway depends much upon the detailed treatment of adjoining properties as well as the general scenic view.

Such is the case when mail boxes are improperly erected on crooked, broken, decayed, or leaning posts.  The dilapidated appearance of a roadside utility detracts from otherwise good impression made by the general scenery along the road.  The State Highway Department has had under consideration the proper erection and care of mail boxes along the state highways.

Instructions are now being issued to all the division engineers of the department to paint with guard-rail white paint, all mail boxes, racks, standards, or posts, wherever they have been installed on state highways in accordance with regulations.

A decided forward step will have been taken in the highway beautification program when all mail boxes are thus properly erected and painted white.