Tag Archives: SCOTLAND COUNTY

County Still Has Holes to Fill Despite Rising Road Rock Expenditures

Inevitably, a wet spring following a difficult winter, is going to generate some trouble spots in a rural county’s gravel roads system. Scotland County is not immune to such issues, even though local government is expending nearly $400,000 annually on road rock. “Pretty much every year about this time we start hearing complaints, with some […]

Scotland County Youths Attend State 4-H Teen Conference

Leadership and independence were the name of the game for five Scotland County youth who attended Missouri’s 4-H Teen Conference at MU last weekend.  They joined 255 youth ages 11-13 from 68 Missouri counties for workshops led by older State 4-H Council teens.  “It’s a time to experience the thrill of independence in a safe […]

Concert, Barbecue, Auction Will Benefit Gospel Express Ministries

While Gospel Express Ministries has its roots on the East Coast, the national evangelistic ministry for prisoners continues to draw support from across the nation. Scotland County will once again show its support for the ministry with the annual barbecue fundraiser and benefit auction, scheduled for Friday, March 29th. The chicken barbecue will start at […]

Rep. Sharpe Assures Constituents Proposed HJR 55 to Merge Counties Will Not Happen

Will Knox County and Schuyler County really disappear and be swallowed up into Scotland County? Not going to happen according to Fourth District State Representative Greg Sharpe, who serves the region. News of House Joint Resolution 55 spread across northeast Missouri last week. The proposed amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of Missouri, called […]

Governor Parson Leads Statewide Infrastructure Effort to ‘Focus on Bridges’

This week, Governor Mike Parson plans to visit 5 of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement if his administration’s proposed funding program is passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year. The Governor first outlined the statewide bridge infrastructure program in the State of the State address on January 16. In that […]

Rutledge Area Man Arrested on Felony Rape Charges Involving Child

A Rutledge area man is behind bars on a $100,000 bond following his arrest on Friday, February 1st on six felony sexual abuse charges related to a victim under the age of 12. Anthony R. Barrett, 40, was taken into custody by the Scotland County Sheriff’s office following a joint investigation with the State Technical […]

Thank a Farmer Week Celebrates Agriculture

Farmers around the world provide consumers with food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter and so much more! Missouri’s 99,171 farms on 28.5 million acres of land produce a wide variety of crops and livestock. Farmers are dedicated to stewardship of the land and animals that provide for all of us. Missouri Farm Bureau and county Farm […]

New Proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map Reflects Changes to Local Flood Risk

The update to the Flood Insurance Rate Map for Scotland County is nearing completion. The new map will provide communities in Scotland County with up-to-date flood risk information and tools that can be used to enhance local mitigation plans, and help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood […]

THIN MINTS TO THE RESCUE – Girl Scout Cookies Sales Are Underway

The beginning of January marks the start of every cookie connoisseur’s dream, the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri launched the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season on Saturday, January 5, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of […]

Ebeling Wins Lone Local Race on November 6th Ballot

Perhaps it was only one local contested race, but less than 55% of the registered voters in Scotland County took time to cast their ballots in the November 6th general election. A total of 1,616 votes were cast among the 3,045 registered voters in Scotland County The only contested local race was for Scotland County […]