Scotland County Team Finishes Third at Missouri 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest

The 2019 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Saturday, September 7th at the University of Missouri Trowbridge Livestock Center in Columbia, Missouri. This contest brought together 145 4-H youth from across the state to apply their evaluation and communication skills.  Youth involved with the livestock judging program develop key […]

Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak in Northeast Missouri Deer Worst Since 2012

While November’s firearms deer season is typically the busiest time of year for Schuyler and Scotland County Conservation Agent Shannon Smith, the Missouri Conservation representative has got this year off to an early start thanks to some pesky bugs. Northeast Missouri is being hit hard by the Hemorrhagic disease, caused in white-tail deer by biting […]

County Clerk Reminds Residents September is Voter Registration Month

September is National Voter Registration Month, and September 24th is National Voter Registration Day.  Scotland County Clerk Batina Dodge is encouraging Scotland County residents to be sure and register to vote in several key 2020 elections. Any citizen of the United States who is a resident of the State of Missouri and seventeen years and […]

County Continuing to Upgrade Aged Bridge Inventory

Is the glass half full or half empty? The recent 2019 Scotland County Bridge summary in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Transportation offered some numbers for local constituents that may quench their thirst or waiting for a refill. With seven structures over 50 years in age the county has some work to be done. […]

McPherson/Hunolt Property Honored as Missouri Century Farm

Robert and Dorothy Hunolt and John and Kathie McPherson, of Rutledge, were recently awarded recognition of their Missouri Century Farm.   Their farm was originally purchased in 1907. Robert Hunolt applied for the Century Farm program through the University of Missouri Extension in April 2019.  The sign was presented to him by Lisa Doster, County Engagement […]

Scotland County Named Top Spot in State for Small Businesses According to Recent Study

Mention Missouri and commerce in the same sentence and thoughts will likely drift to St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and other large metropolitan areas. A recent study released by Smart Asset, a financial technology company featured in Forbes, US News, CNN, Fortune Magazine and the New York Times, paints a different picture however when it […]

USDA Designates Scotland County as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

WASHINGTON – On August 14th Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 53 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rainfall and flooding that has occurred since March 9, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The Missouri counties with the […]

Scotland County to Receive FEMA Disaster Aid

On July 29th Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to the state’s request to provide federal assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 68 counties recovering from flooding and severe storms between April 29 and July 5. The approval of Missouri’s July 16 request means FEMA will assist […]

Country View Store Offers ‘Head Start’ to Learning Where Food Comes From

Ask a child where his glass of milk came from and the likely answer will be the refrigerator. A little more in depth response possibly could be the grocery store. Last week the students of the Memphis Head Start program took that question one step further as part of a tour of the Burkholder Dairy […]

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 […]