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Police Chase Ends in Fiery Crash

By Echo Menges The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a suspect driving a stolen car last week, after pursuing the suspect through western Scotland County. According to information provided by Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney, the SCSO received a report of a stolen Chevrolet Impala in the Downing area at approximately 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, November…

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The Scotland County High School Band is Hawaii Bound

By Echo Menges Thirty Scotland County High School Band members will be traveling the distance to Hawaii this Friday to perform at the 80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Commemoration Concert Series being held next week, on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 2021, at Honolulu, Hawaii. The Scotland County Association of Music Parents (SCAMP) and community supporters…

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Xavier Lucas Signs with Moberly Area Community College

Scotland County Senior Xavier Lucas signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Moberly Area Community College (MACC) last Wednesday. Lucas has been a standout on Coach Rod Sears’ Tiger baseball squad. He pitches as well as playing third base and shortstop. This will be the inaugural season of baseball for Coach Chris Fletcher’s…

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Iowa and Missouri Ford Club Donates To Food Pantry

The Iowa and Missouri Ford Club held their 35th Annual cruise night and car show August 14 and 15th, in Ottumwa, Iowa. It was attended by 180 entries from five states across the region. Near perfect weather for the weekend was enjoyed by all who participated. Saturday at 1pm, 22 cars and trucks traveled to…

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Buy-A-Bulb, Support the Hospital Foundation this Christmas Season

The Scotland County Hospital Foundation has a heart-warming fundraiser for your Christmastime pleasure. If you enjoy the lighted Christmas tree on the north side of the Hospital/Care Center property every year, you are sure to enjoy being part of lighting a new donor tree, around the corner, visible from Watkins Street on the Hospital property…

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Fire Destroys Shared Kitchen at Dancing Rabbit Eco Village

By Echo Menges Firefighters from two rural volunteer departments scrambled to protect homes at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage overnight after a kitchen structure was consumed by flames. The community is located in rural Rutledge, MO, in Scotland County. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the blaze. According to the Rutledge Volunteer Fire Chief Javi Gil,…

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Lifeline Medical Alert Service Has New Local Manager

Since the mid- 1990’s, the local face of Philips Lifeline Medical Alert System has been Brenda Prather at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, MO. The face of that local service has changed as of November 1st and Lezah Cline is now managing that service for the Hospital as Brenda Prather retires from that responsibility. For…

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Musgrove Farm Receives Century Farm Designation

Dale and Judy Musgrove (pictured) applied for the Century Farm program through the University of Missouri Extension. Their farm was established in 1842 by Gilbert Musgrove. Gilbert and Izora traveled to Leadville, CO on sidesaddle to search for gold. They found two big nuggets which they made into rings for their two daughters. Izora later…

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Area Firefighters Get Heavy Vehicle Rescue Training

Gorin, Lancaster Join With Other Departments For Training Twenty-five firefighters from across Northeast Missouri came to Clark County over the weekend of October 15-17, to participate in Heavy Vehicle Rescue Training, hosted by the Clark County Fire Corporation and sponsored by the Division of Fire Safety (DFS) and conducted by three instructors from the University…

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