Tag Archives: Granger

Filing Closes for April Election With Just Two Races for Public Office

Filing closed for the local April 2019 elections without any last minute rush of candidates. As a matter of fact, January 15th came and went without a single new candidate filing, leaving just two races, both in the City of Memphis. The villages of Arbela and Granger didn’t have a single candidate file to serve […]

Local WWII Veteran Makes Return Visit to USS Intrepid

Retired farmer Eugene Howard of Granger has many stories of his service on the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during WWII, from time spent on liberty in San Francisco to a terrifying impact by a kamikaze plane which killed 69 sailors.  Ever since his daughter Denise learned in the mid 1990s that the Intrepid was converted […]

Voters to Decide Tax Issues, Local Boards at April 5th Election

A pair of tax levy issues with big price tags will highlight the April 5th general municipal election ballot in Scotland County. Voters in the city of Memphis will decide the fate of a proposed $7.9 million waterworks and sewer system revenue bond issue to help fund proposed improvements to the city’s water and sewer […]

Voters Approve County, City Use Taxes, Gorin R-III Annexation

Nearly one out of every four registered voters in Scotland County went to the polls on Tuesday to help decide a number of local issues. The Scotland County R-I School Board election topped the ballot, with a race between four candidates for three open seats. Newcomer Jamie Triplett was the leading vote getter, earning 498 […]

Icy Road Conditions Cause Chain-Reaction Crashes That Shutdown Highway 136

Emergency response vehicles attending to a stranded semi on Highway 136 on Friday became victims of a chain-reaction crash that ultimately involved no fewer than six vehicles and resulted in Highway 136 being closed down for several hours. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accidents occurred around noon on Valentine’s Day on Highway […]