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35th Annual Mule Festival Is Here!

The Clark Co. Mule Festival has finally achieved its 35th anniversary.  It will be held on September 16, 17, and 18, 2021.   This event is held at the Clark Co. Fairgrounds outside of Kahoka, Missouri, located in the northeast corner of the state.  On this week every year, this community event will entertain us…

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Free Monument Cleaning Workshop

Lea Ann Robertson and Kathleen Wilham will present a free Shelby Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery. This cemetery is northeast of Bethel, off Highway E. The church and cemetery are on County Road 159. Whether you just want to learn how to safely clean…

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Scotland County Deputy Interrupts Burglary, Two Kahoka Men Arrested

By Echo Menges Two suspects were caught burglarizing a shed and vacant house in rural Granger, MO, on Saturday morning, August 28, 2021, by Scotland County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Moss. Shawn Michael Sturm, 34, of Kahoka, and Andy Ray McVeigh, 45, of Kahoka were allegedly caught pillaging a vacant house and storage building located on…

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Editorial: The Killing of Bill Steffen

By Echo Menges I’ve been biding my time on our coverage of the alleged murder of Bill Steffen, 81, at his home three miles north of LaBelle in Lewis County nearly two months ago. We have been patiently waiting for the family to reach a level of acceptance and to look to the question askers,…

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Local Residents Chosen As Missouri Farm Family For Scotland County

Memphis, Mo-Dr. Jeff & Trinity Davis of Memphis were among the families honored during the 62nd annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 16 at the Missouri State Fair. The Davis family was selected as the Scotland County Missouri Farm Family by University of Missouri Extension in Scotland County and the local Farm Bureau. The family…

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Back to School Area School Enrollment Numbers

Enrollment for the five area schools for 2021-2022 is 1127, down from the enrollment figure of 1244 in 2020-2021. Following is a breakdown for each school. Milan C-2 reports an enrollment of 634, up 25 since last year. Kindergarten through 6th grade had 329, 7th through 12th 305. Individual class breakdown is as follows: 2021…

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