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Filing Open for Five Seats on Scotland County Extension Council

The names of at least five candidates will be on the February ballot for election of Scotland County University of Missouri Extension Council members. Council Chairman Bruce Childress said five county residents will be elected by districts to fill this year’s vacancies. The new council begins its duties March 1, according to state law. Citizens […]

Sports Memorabilia Auction to Benefit SCR-I Track Project

While fans at the January 28th Scotland County versus Marion County varsity basketball games will obviously be Tigers and Mustang fans, the SCR-I school district is hoping there will be plenty of Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals fans on hand as well. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson recently announced that the high school will host […]

Memphis Man Killed When Car Plunges Into Des Moines River

A one-vehicle accident Friday evening in Keosauqua, IA, claimed the life of a Memphis man. According to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, Gavin Hannah, age 22, died when the vehicle he was a passenger in, apparently missed a turn on a street and entered a boat ramp area that allowed the vehicle to travel […]

Fromm, Woods, Kliethermes Earn All-State Football Honors

A trio of Scotland County football players were honored for their outstanding 2018 football season by the Missouri Football Coaches Association with selection to the MFCA All State teams. Quarterback Will Fromm was named to the all state second team. The senior completed 104 of 217 passes on the year for 1,871 yards and 23 […]

Local Legal System to Feature New Faces in 2019

With the official swearing in of newly elected county officials taking place on December 28th, the local legal system took on a new look, with a number of new faces taking office heading into 2019. While Kimberly J. Nicoli is a veteran of the system, she will be ascending to a new post. After nearly […]

Added Volume Has City Seeking Another Expansion for Recycling Program

With a significant increase in aluminum and plastic bottle volume, the City of Memphis Recycling Center is once again pursuing grant funding to expand the operation. At the December 6th meeting of the Memphis City Council, the Board of Aldermen authorized a grant application to the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District. The local recycling […]

New Online Fashion Business ‘Memphis Grand’ Traces Roots to Scotland County

While it is operated out of Texas, a new online fashion retail business has local ties that go well beyond the name, Memphis Grand. Kyle and Sharon Magruder recently launched the internet company that they hope will bring a quality online style experience to men and women alike, focusing on craftsmanship and quality produced by […]

School Board Forms Committee to Consider Security Upgrades

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. President Christy Aylward called the regular meeting to order at 5:30 p.m., with seven members present.  Consent Agenda  The board voted 7-0 to approve the Consent Agenda to include the following: Approve Minutes from November 8, 2018 Approve personal […]

Hospital to Transition Management, Operations Back to Ambulance District

The Scotland County Memorial Hospital (dba Scotland County Hospital) Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, November 29, 2018.   Board members present: Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Bob Neese-treasurer and Members Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk.  Vice Chairman Doubet called the meeting to order at 5:38 pm.  Heather Ayer Heather Ayer, RN, Quality Improvement & Safety, […]

Memphis Theatre Raises the Curtain on New Movie Screen

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but a package delivery last week on the Memphis square definitely had passersby pondering how Santa was going to be able to get that down a chimney. Nearly a dozen workers combined with several local volunteers and the forklift from Memphis Lumber unloaded the huge crate from the […]