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Police Investigating Break-In at Gerth & Baskett Furniture

Construction workers doing renovations at the Gerth & Baskett Furniture Store on the west side of the Memphis square found something else that will need fixed when they arrived at the worksite Thursday morning and discovered a window in one of the store’s rear doors had been broken out. The Memphis Police Department was summoned […]

Patching Work Planned for Routes in Scotland County

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT will be doing pavement patching work in Scotland County next week. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on Scotland County Route A on July 22nd and 23rd as MoDOT crews will be working on patching the road between Route U to Route M. The work will be completed between […]

Scotland County Farmer Fighting Cancer as Part of International Clinical Trial

Kermit Small was shooting pool at the Memphis Recreation Center when he got the call from his doctor that something was wrong. What he believed was some form of stomach ailment has led the retired Scotland County farmer to seek a physician’s opinion. He wasn’t prepared for the news he received. “I got the phone […]

City Council Approves $3,135,000 Bid For Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Jobe Justice, and Jenny Aldridge; Alderman Chris Feeney was absent.  Others in attendance were:  City Administrator Allen […]

MDC Provides Cost Share for Gorin Fire Department Equipment Purchase

The Gorin Fire Department recently received  nearly $3,000 in federal and state cost share funds to help fund the purchase of new firefighting equipment for the local volunteer department. During July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division staff. A total […]

John and Maxine Cook Celebrate 60 Years in Business at Cook’s Mens Store

Monday marked 60 years in business for John and Maxine Cook. The owners of Cook’s Mens Store, on the east side of the Memphis square commemorated the big day the same way they have most every Monday for the past six decades, by going to work. “Yes we are still at it six days a […]

Rutledge Family Celebrates 30 Years in Business at Mel’s Garage

Mel’s Garage in Rutledge recently celebrated 30 years in business with a customer appreciation celebration held on July 6th. Guests gathered at the facility, located at the intersection of Highway M and Maple Street and enjoyed lunch courtesy of the business owners, Sanford and Christine Martin. The couple has owned the business since 2005. They […]

May 2019 Makes History as Third Wettest Period in State History

Most folks won’t need to read the newspaper to learn that this past month of May was pretty wet. However, University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan recently announced that statewide, May 2019 was the third wettest month on record in the Show-Me State, and the wettest May in the 125-year record keeping by the […]

Conservation Department Combining Scotland, Schuyler County Agent Position

After years of stability in the local ranks of conservation law enforcement, Scotland County has went through a transition period with a number of new faces over the past several years serving as the local Conservation Agent. The Missouri Department of Conservation recently announced it had once again filled the vacancy. “The Missouri Department of […]

Royalty Contest Will Cap Off Busy Monday at 2019 SC Fair

The Scotland County fairgrounds will be filled with hustle and bustle on Monday, July 8th as well as with a few bangs and pops. The Scotland County Shooting Sports teams will be action starting at 8 a.m.  competing in .22 rifle action, archery, trap shooting, and hunting and outdoors skills. The action will shift to […]