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David Cochran

David Cochran 08/02/1950-09/07/2022 David Cochran, a decorated Army veteran and longtime resident of Memphis, MO, passed away on September 17, 2022, surrounded by his family. Dave, as he was known by many, was born on August 2, 1950, to John and Edna (Wolfe) Cochran. He grew up in the Mount Sterling area and attended Van…

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Kina Billings Signs with Hannibal-LaGrange University

Kina Billings signed her letter of intent to play softball for the Hannibal-LaGrange University Trojans on Wednesday. She intends to graduate early and play spring ball for HLG. Kina is flanked by her parents Michael and Tammy Billings. Standing behind her (L-R) are HLG head coach Dan Hurst and Scotland County head coach Riley Lucas

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12 Years Later: Passing the Missouri State Fair Queen Crown

By Emily Bontrager Talk about keeping it in the family. Two local first cousins competed for the coveted Missouri State Fair Queen title 12 years apart and they both came home with the crown. Elsie Kigar, 17, was crowned this year’s 2022 Missouri State Fair Queen and in 2010, her first cousin Megan (Westhoff) Hamilton,…

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Local Dentist Retiring after 60 Years of Dedicated Service

By Emily Bontrager The hustle and bustle of a big city can be alluring to many people, but there is just something about a small town that brings a community together. Local dentist Harlo ‘Doc’ Donelson, age 90, is one of those people who loves small town communities. This is one of the reasons why…

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NEMOnews Media Group Earns 11 Awards

NEMOnews Media Group brought home eleven awards from the 2022 Missouri Press Association Convention, held September 15-17 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. The Memphis Democrat earned a third place award for Best Feature Story for Echo Menges’ “WWII Sailor Laid To Rest” story. The Media in Kahoka won a first place…

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USDA Building has New Solar Panel

By Heather Harper The Memphis USDA building’s front knoll has recently been graced by a large solar panel in the past month. The new solar panel was installed by the owners of the building. Tom Myers, one of the owners of the building and M & O Concrete, said the panel was installed to reduce…

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Memphis FFA Trap Teams Compete at Schuyler, Memphis & Paris

The Memphis FFA Chapter Trap Teams participated in two trap shooting meets on September 10th. The teams were first on the line at a foggy Bosco’s Gun Club near Lancaster, MO, Saturday morning, September 10th for the Schuyler County FFA annual trap shoot. Schuyler County hosted 60 squads from 21 schools. The Memphis Boys B…

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