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Fuel Tax Increase to Provide Additional Road Funding for Cities and Counties

According to recent projections released by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) counties and municipalities across the state can expect to begin seeing additional revenues for local roads and bridges. Missouri, cities and counties will benefit from the 12.5 cent state fuel tax increase, which beginning in October 2021, will see the state gas tax…

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SCR-1 School Board Looks At Future Building Projects

The Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. President Jamie Triplett called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with seven members present. II. Consent Agenda The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda: •Minutes – August 10th, 2021 meeting •Procedural Evaluations as follows-…

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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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Scotland County Woman Wins $10,000 in MO Vaccine Lottery

By Echo Menges Janie Parton is the lucky winner of $10,000, which she won in the Missouri Vaccine Lottery.   Janie Parton, 64, of Memphis has won $10,000 in the Missouri Vaccine Lottery. Parton was officially notified of her win earlier in August and notified again on August 18. “They emailed me twice and they…

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Governor Parson Announces $400 Million Plan to Improve Broadband Infrastructure in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Thursday, August 19, during a press conference at the Missouri State Fair hosted by the Missouri Farm Bureau, Governor Mike Parson announced plans to deploy more than $400 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to increase broadband internet access, adoption, and assistance statewide. “Investing in our broadband infrastructure is…

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Local 4-H Youth Takes Part In 2021 Missouri State Fair

SEDALIA, MISSOURI – August 12-22, 2021 Elsie Kigar of Bible Grove in Scotland County Missouri, a member of the Jolly Jacks and Jills 4-H Club demonstrated “How To Make Lemon Blueberry Loaf.” She was selected to give her demonstration at the Missouri State Fair. Missouri 4-H members compete at county events in order to qualify…

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Scotland Co. R-1 School District Sets Tax Levy

The Tax Rate Hearing began at 5:45 p.m., prior to the regular meeting. The regular meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. with seven members present. II. Consent Agenda The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda: *Minutes – from July 8, 2021 *Updated Sub List for 2021 –…

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Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Launches $92,350 Broadband Service Mapping Project

MEMPHIS, MO — 8/6/2021 – The Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission recently awarded a $92,350 contract to CCG Consulting and Finley Engineering to complete a regional broadband mapping study. “We are looking forward to partnering with CCG and Finley to document what portions of our six-county service area do not have adequate broadband service available,”…

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Northeast Missouri TAC Members Testify at Missouri Highway Commission Meeting

Representatives from the NEMO RPC Transportation Advisory Council appeared before the state transportation board in Hannibal to address concerns about low volume roads. HANNIBAL, MO — 8/4/2021 – Representatives from the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission took the podium at the August 4th meeting of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to address regional transportation…

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Discover Lancaster’s Surprising History

Lancaster, Missouri, population 728, rests on the peaceful prairie of Schuyler County, Missouri.  It would be easy to drive through the city on Highway 136, without ever thinking out about its surprising past. More than 100 years ago, Lancaster was the home of the “Horse King of the World”, and midwest’s epicenter for circus and…

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