If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
10 Years Ago
MoDOT has sold the Myers-Dowdall Roadside Park off of Route 15 just south of Memphis and the Coon Creek Roadside Park on Route 15 south of Edina to abutting property owners. “For the last few years, we have been trying to reduce any excess land we own to help us reduce maintenance costs, so this conveyance made sense,” explained MoDOT Right of Way Manager Nathan Briggs.
15 Years Ago
The Pepsi Scotland County Speedway finally got its 2006 season started after mother nature rained out hte first five nights of racing. Take home feature wins on the evening were Tommy Elston (Keith’s Foods Late Models), Tony Fraise (Bentz GM Country USRA Modifieds), Zack VanderBeek (USRA Stock Cars), Tony Dunker (Toni Dunker Farm Marketing USRA B-Modifieds), Nathan Wood (USRA 9:1 Hobby Stocks) and Brent Hartley (Hornet).
25 Years Ago
Brandi Linn Green, daughter of Richard and Ann Green of Memphis received the Cereal Grain Production Placement Award at the 68th Annual Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia, April 18.
35 Years Ago
After 33 years with the United States Government, 30 of those years being with the United States Postal System, Vic Orf will be hanging up his mail sack. On May 2, Vic will retire!
45 Years Ago
Scotland County R-1 High School’s Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America held its annual spring social on Sunday, April 25. Six of the organization’s eleven members were entertained for lunch at the home of Mrs. Suzann Roberts, FBLA sponsor, in Lancaster, MO.
Members attending the social included Marilyn Lancaster, Beverly Harvey, Debbie Hopkins, Trent Eggleston, Rita Dial, and Julie Orton.
55 Years Ago
At the meeting of Shareholders of the C & E Manufacturing Company held Wednesday, Harold L. Prather was elected president of the board; Vice-President W. W. Woodsmall; Secretary/Treasurer, Mrs. Lesta Phillips. Phil Payne and Chas. Harris were elected the board of directors. Clarence J. Phillips has been hired by the board to manage the factory.
60 Years Ago
Civil Defense Director David Forsythe has announced that Scotland County will take part in the Civil Defense exercise, a Operation Alert, scheduled for Friday at 3 pm.
Lloyd Marsh, Jr., has returned from the Davis County Hospital, a victim of rheumatic fever. He had been hospitalized six weeks.
Miss Luzonne Marie Darr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Darr has accepted a position in Crystal City, MO, public schools for the year, 1961-1962. She will teach girls high school physical education.
65 Years Ago
The widely advertised fire sale of the Payne furniture store brought a large crowd of people to Memphis Friday and Saturday. People came from many miles away from Memphis to take advantage of the sale which had been advertised widely in order to quickly move the merchandise in order that remodeling the store building might be accomplished quickly.
70 Years Ago
E. H. Plenge will open his new ice cream drive-in on highway No. 136 at the junction of highway No. 15, Tuesday, May 1.
In trucks donated by the Harris Motor Company, the McQuoid Motor Company, George W. Moore and the Memphis Bottling Company the local Boy Scout troop collected between three and four tons of waste paper in Memphis last week. Several bids have been made on the paper but it was not sold until all bids were in.
75 Years Ago
The teachers and pupils of Friendship went on a picnic and weiner roast Friday. Friday evening more than 50 friends and patrons honored the teacher, Emery Tuck, with an abundant basket supper at the school house. Music was furnished by George Haley, guitar, and Mrs. Usa Bissel at the piano.
80 Years Ago
Mrs. Bert Boles of Quincy, driving a 1941 Chevrolet sedan, had a narrow escape at the dangerous underpass near the cemetery Monday morning. Mrs. Boles’ car struck the middle pier of the underpass and rebounded against the other side of the railing, as both sides of the car were damaged. There have been hundred of accidents at this place which is known to everyone as one of the most dangerous in the state.
Miss Mildred Lane, eldest daughter of Mrs. Bertha Lane of Rutledge, and Kenneth Cunningham, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Cunningham of Memphis, were married Thursday April 17 at 6 pm.
Mrs. J.J. Wiegner and Mrs. B.O. Reeves honored Mrs. J. Frederick Gerth, Jr., a recent bride at a delightful dinner-bridge
90 Years Ago
The Memphis Cubs baseball team defeated the Kirksville team by a score of 18 to 0.
Miss Bilma Wilder who was retiring from the office of County Superintendant of Schools, expected to attend the University of Missouri.
Teachers elected for the Memphis high and elementary schools included the following: J.M. Davidson, superintendent; W. T. Ware, principal; Lee Lillard, Miss Elizabeth Ralston, Miss Dorothy McCord, Miss Chelsea Brown, Miss Nan Jackson, Mrs. Helen Davis, and Mrs. Lytha Scott, Miss Helen Kirkpatric, Miss Opal Shriver, Miss Mary Lou Morgan, Miss Mary Nell Woodsmall, Miss Marie Williams, and E.C. Israel. Walter Enness and John Hayes were employed as janitors for the two buildings. The seventh and eighth graders were to be seperated from the high school and seperate teachers hired to teach those two grades.
100 Years Ago
Joseph Rees, former Memphis citizen died at St. Louis Sunday morning, April 24 at 8:45. He was in the lumber business here with his brother Wess Rees and they sold out to W. W. Eckman. Later they started a handle factor. He left one son, George Rees, of St. Louis.