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Sadie Davis Earns Second Runner Up Finish in 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen Contest

Miss Scotland County, Sadie Davis, was named 2nd Runner Up in the 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen Contest during a ceremony held Thursday, August 8th. Davis received third among the 45 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. She will receive a $500 scholarship. Davis earned first […]

Vehicle Rear Ended on Highway 136 Sending Two to Hospital

Two area residents were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident on Highway 136, eight miles east of Memphis at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, August 9th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Richard W. Fischer, 61, of Memphis was westbound on Highway 136 in a 2007 Chevy Uplander and was slowed to make a right hand […]

Koch Secures 2nd NRA Grant To Upgrade Lake ShowMe Shooting Range

Dave Koch, on behalf of the Scotland County 4-H Shooting Sports, and in conjunction with the City of Memphis, the managing partner for Lake ShowMe, applied for a grant from the Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and received a grant for $26,600. The project was pursued by the local shooting instructor due to […]

5th Annual Helping Hands Benefit Will Support Clinic for Special Children

While the Clinic for Special Children is physically located halfway across the nation in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, it has found a home away from home in Scotland County where the community will come together once again to help support the facility’s mission to serve children and adults who suffer from genetic and other complex medical disorders. […]

New Restaurant Set to Open on the Memphis Square

“My heart is in it!” Tanya Hassell made the comment about her passion for cooking, but the statement holds even more true regarding her plans to open a new restaurant on the west side of the Memphis city square. Tanya and her partner Bobby Bair plan to open Grill Me, the community’s newest eatery, in […]

Ryan Morgan Part of Inventor Team Credited With Cryogenic Breakthrough

A Scotland County R-I graduate has played a part in a recent scientific breakthrough that will greatly benefit research being performed in low-temperature environments. Ryan Morgan is a member of the Advanced Research Systems, Inc., which has licensed a technology designed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to automatically refill liquid helium used in laboratory equipment […]

Downing Fire Department Coverage Area Expanding for Potential New Members

Property owners in the Memphis and Greentop areas likely recently received correspondence from the Downing Fire Department regarding changes in the boundaries for the fire protection coverage offered by the volunteer department. According to the Downing Fire Department Board of Directors, the boundary lines changed late in 2018. The organization filed the necessary paperwork with […]

Northeast Corner Widows Sons Biker Club to Host Events on Square

The Northeast Corner Widows Sons Chapter motorcycle club will be hosting an old-fashioned Saturday night on the Memphis City Square on August 3rd. The group encourages everyone to bring out their motorcycle, car, truck or hotrod for the 1st Annual Bike & Car Night on the square. The event will feature music and refreshments to […]

Volunteers Continue to Restore Historic Rutledge School Building

If you have followed the conversation over the past several years, you are aware there is a group of volunteers who call themselves the Rutledge School Restoration Society.  This is not a get-together group who sits around the table and visits or makes plans for a trip here or there, it is a hard-working organized […]

Secretary of State Ashcroft Discusses Election Cost Savings With Local Officials

As the county and state officials dedicated to administering elections, one might have been surprised to hear discussions between Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Scotland County Clerk Batina Dodge as they discussed the state’s presidential primary during Ashcroft’s recent stop in Memphis. The Secretary of State met with Scotland County Commissioners Duane Ebeling […]