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Brashear and Scotland County Split Courtwarming

By: Corey Stott MEMPHIS, Mo.- 1/27/23- Courtwarming 2023 brought a mixed bag of results for the Scotland County varsity basketball squads. Both of the Tiger squads in orange gave Scotland County all they could handle. By the time the dance had started, the Scotland County ladies had picked up a W while the men had…

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Rosemary Ellen Wellman

Rosemary Ellen Wellman, age 90, of Marceline, passed away January 26, 2023 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Rosemary was born on March 25, 1932 in Hardin County, Iowa to James Faris and Edith Seward Faris. She married Robert Wellman on May 20, 1961. Rosemary was a graduate of the Iowa State University where she…

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Larry “Paul” Briggs

Larry “Paul” Briggs, 63, of Memphis, MO passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 22, 2023. The son of Harold Max and Ruth Elena (Webb) Briggs, Paul was born on October 18, 1959, in Kirksville, MO. He attended Scotland County R-1 Schools in Memphis, MO. Paul was united in marriage to Debra Louise Peterson…

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Train Collides with Tractor-Trailer in Gorin, More Crash Details Released

By Echo Menges Gorin, MO – Thursday, January 26, 2023 – The tiny town of Gorin, population 62, was overrun by emergency crews after a BNSF freight train collided with a tractor-trailer in the middle of the rural community. Emergency responders were dispatched to the crash site at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, January 25.…

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NEMO Regional Planning Office Expansion Near Completion

By Echo Menges The Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission office, which is located in Memphis, has outgrown its building. Efforts to add-on to the current building began in 2022, and the expansion and remodeling project is expected to be complete around the first of February. This project will allow the staff to grow as well,…

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Lady Tigers Take Consolation at North Shelby Tourney

By: Corey Stott SHELBYVILLE, Mo.- 1/16-1/20/23- Coach Cory Shultz and his Lady Tigers basketball team took on a very tough field of high school women’s basketball teams this past week at the 34th annual North Shelby tournament. The Lady Tigers entered the week as the five-seed. The first challenge for the Lady Tigers was a…

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Dr. Neisen Joins Medical Staff at Scotland Co. Hospital

By Alisa Kigar, SCH Communications Specialist Dr. Aaron Neisen is joining the medical staff of Scotland County Hospital and Clinics in Memphis. He is accepting patients of all ages at Memphis Medical Services. He is board certified in Family Medicine and a native of Lewistown, MO. He recently moved back to that community with his…

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Tommy “Tom” Joe Deberry

Tommy “Tom” Joe Deberry, 78, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Landmark Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Tom was born on March 21, 1944 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of William Frances and Cleo Irene Laquay Deberry. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, Missouri. He later moved to Memphis,…

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Kenneth Arlow (Kenny) Hustead

Kenneth Arlow (Kenny) Hustead, age 87, of Baring, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023, in the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born July 15, 1935, in Rutledge, Missouri, the son of Fred Arlow and Ethel Mae Edwards Hustead. Kenneth was united in marriage on February 17, 1963, to Virginia Sue…

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