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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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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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Rose Hardware Welcomes New Owners

November 1, 2022, MEMPHIS, Missouri – After more than 20 years of successfully running Rose Hardware, co-owners Scott and Angela Westhoff have sold the business to Eric and Nikki Long, effective immediately. Serving the community since 1934, Rose Hardware has long been known for its extensive services and products, including key cutting, screen repair, pipe…

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Veterans Memorial Base Replaced at Gorin Cemetery

The Gorin community has rallied together to replace the base of the Veteran’s Memorial at the Gorin Cemetery. According to Elaine Forrester, President of the Gorin High School Alumni Committee, the Veteran’s Memorial base was originally set in May of 1991 during the bicentennial. Over the years, the old base consisting of bricks has deteriorated…

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Scotland County Hospital Installs New Radiology Machines

Submitted by Alisa Kigar, Scotland County Hospital Thank you to the Scotland County Commissioners for the money they distributed to Scotland County Hospital from their American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The new mobile X-Ray unit was purchased with this money. The price tag was $94,869. The new Canon brand portable X-Ray machine replaced the…

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt Makes Final Official Visit to Scotland County

By Echo Menges U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) made a number of stops in Northeast Missouri on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, ahead of the Roy Blunt Reservoir dedication held in northern Sullivan County on Thursday, October 13. Sen. Blunt visited Culver-Stockton College in Lewis County, held round table discussions at the University of Missouri Extension…

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Regional County Commissioners and Clerks Meet in Memphis

By Echo Menges Approximately 70 county officials, members of their staff, and other leaders from throughout the region descended on Memphis Wednesday, October 5, 2022, for the bi-annual meeting of the Northeast Missouri County Commissioners and County Clerks. County representatives from north of St. Louis to the most northern tier of the state were in…

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Two New Hospital Board Members Sworn In, Executive Board Reorganized

By Echo Menges The Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors held a special meeting at the hospital Monday evening, October 10, 2022. The meeting was attended by a few members of the public, two Scotland County Nursing Home District representatives, several staff members and legal council. During the meeting, two new board members were officially…

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