Tag Archives: Missouri

Court Ruling Raises Voter Registration Concerns

A recent federal court decision regarding Missouri voter registration has made headlines and may be creating unnecessary concerns for Scotland County voters. A federal judge found that the Missouri Department of Revenue violated the National Voter Registration Act, commonly called the “Motor Voter” law, by not providing all Missourians who changed their mailing address on […]

Missouri Sales Tax Holiday August 3rd-5th Will Benefit Back-to-School Shoppers

With the start of school approaching, summer vacations are coming to a close. However that doesn’t mean all breaks have passed. Missouri and many of its communities will once again be celebrating a sales tax holiday Friday August 3 through Sunday August 5th. According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, certain back-to-school purchases, such as […]

MDC Partners With City Of Memphis to Develop New Archery Range

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has entered an agreement with the City of Memphis to help fund the development of a new archery range at the Memphis Reservoir. MDC currently manages rifle and shotgun shooting ranges, as well as the fishery at Lake Show-Me, just west of Memphis. The new agreement allows the city […]

Severe Weather Awareness Week, Statewide Tornado Drill Help Missourians Prepare for Deadly Severe Weather Threats

In 2017, Missourians were reminded once again of the deadly, unforgiving force of severe weather. The state suffered its first tornado death in five years; with nine flooding fatalities, Missouri also experienced its second deadliest year for flooding in almost a decade. Beginning April 28, 2017, Missouri was hit by up to 12 inches of […]

Lewis & Clark Conference Well Represented in Latest State Basketball Rankings

Scotland County definitely has a solid strength of schedule for the 2017-18 basketball season as the boys program has faced a trio of state ranked squads, culminating in Friday night’s loss at Fayette. The Falcons are ranked #6 in the latest Missouri High School Basketball Coaches Association poll. Fellow Lewis & Clark Conference opponent Harrisburg, […]

Decades-Long Battle Over State-Line Mailing Addresses Finally Resolved

For decades, a small number of Scotland County residents in the northern most part of the state have been battling with the United States Postal Service regarding their state of residency. Despite the fact their property was legally located south of the state line, the USPS insisted on maintaining Iowa mailing addresses for the Missouri […]

Missouri Farm Cash Rent Rates Drop in Latest USDA Report

Cash rent rates dropped overall in many Missouri counties, according to a September 8 report from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rates for cropland and pastureland dropped overall from the previous year, said University of Missouri Extension agriculture business specialist Joe Koenen. Koenen leads sessions on Missouri farm leases to educate landowners and tenants on how […]

New Aviation Collection to Highlight Pheasant Airplane Display During 2017 Antique Fair

A new collection of aviation materials is now on display at the Wiggins Family Museum as part of the Pheasant Airplane display. Jack White’s Corner will officially be announced as part of the exhibit during the 2017 Antique Fair festivities next week. New to the Pheasant Airplane exhibit this year is an extensive aviation collection […]

Local Students Receive State FFA Degrees

Four members of the Memphis FFA Chapter, Calesse Bair, McKaela Bradley, Sadie Davis, and Lane Mohr, received their State FFA Degree, the highest degree members can receive at the state level. The Memphis FFA members were 4 of 761 degree recipients who received the honor during the State FFA Degree Ceremony at the 89th Missouri […]

SCR-I Band Earns 1 Rating at State Music Festival

The Scotland County Concert Band and the Scotland County Choir, under the direction of Nathaniel Orr, traveled to Hannibal on Friday, March 24 to participate in State Music Festival, held at the performing arts center at Hannibal-LaGrange University (instrumental groups) and Hannibal High School (vocal groups). The statewide music contest is held at various locations […]