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Tigers Split Jamboree With Knox County

By David Sharp Knox County opened a six point halftime lead over Scotland County in their November 19, 2022 boys basketball Jamboree scrimmage at Canton. The Eagles led by as many as nine points in the final period of their three quarter contest. Knox County came away with a 32- 24 victory. Vince Dale led…

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A Runner’s Dream: Local Teacher Runs in NYC Marathon

By Emily Bontrager Athletes from across the world dream about having the chance to participate in the TCS New York City Marathon, which is the largest marathon in the world. Along with 50,000 strong competitors from across the world, local teacher Toni Middleton, 42, had the opportunity of a lifetime to run in the marathon…

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Bridge on Route H in Scotland County to be Replaced

HANNIBAL, MO – Weather permitting, November 28th, Route H will close at North Fork North Wyaconda River, approximately 4 miles East of Route 15 in Scotland County for a bridge replacement project. Originally built in 1949, it is the sixteenth bridge to be replaced under the FARM (Fixing Access to Rural Missouri) Bridge Program. “When…

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Roy Blunt Reservoir Announcement to be Made After Thanksgiving Weekend

Submitted by Brad Scott, NCMRWC MILAN, MO – On Monday, November 28th at 11:00 at the Milan Community Center, 205 N. Market Street, the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission (NCMRWC) will host USDA Rural Development (USDA RD) who will be on-hand to make a major announcement regarding a funding application that was made by…

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Nearly 1,000 Deer Harvested in Sullivan County

By Joe Jerek, Courtesy of MDC JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 93,355 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. Of the 93,355 deer harvested, 55,267 were antlered bucks, 7,250 were button bucks,…

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Ten Rural Missouri Hospitals Closed Since 2012. Scotland County Hopes To Avoid That Fate

Rural Hospitals Across The Country Are Facing Difficult Choices As They Struggle For Financial Solvency By Rudi Keller Missouri Independent MEMPHIS, Missouri – In March, Scotland County Hospital’s auditors delivered a stark warning. After five consecutive years of losses, only federal COVID-19 payments received over the previous year had kept the 25- bed hospital’s bank…

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School Board Sets Candidate Filing Dates

The Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. President Jamie Triplett called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with five members present. Christy Aylward and Trinity Davis were absent. II. Consent Agenda The board voted 5-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda: A. Minutes from…

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NEMO Sunshine Training Held in Edina

Editorial by Echo Menges Edina, MO – Thursday, November 3, 2022 – The Missouri Sunshine Coalition, Missouri Attorney General’s Office and NEMOnews Media Group joined forces last week to bring needed education about the Missouri Sunshine Law to Northeast Missouri. The free event was open to the public and held at the Knox County Community…

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