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KEOSAUQUA, Ia.- The Van-Buren Community School District announced Tuesday that the district will now be masking up.  The district has moved into the “yellow” phase of its COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.  The plan delineates different phase levels based upon the number of active positive cases in Van-Buren County.  That number was reported Tuesday to be 119.  […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- A Memphis man is in stable condition after a shooting incident Saturday afternoon.  Memphis Police Captain Bill Holland tells KMEM News that a call came in to dispatch just after 2 pm on Saturday to report that a man had shot himself at a residence located at 321 Jackson Street.  Units responded to […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Scotland County R-1 School Board met in regular session on Wednesday night.  President Jamie Triplett called the meeting to order at 6 pm with all seven members present. In old business, the board reviewed the year-to-date financial statements.  The district is currently operating with a deficit of just over $400,000.  An architect […]

WEST POINT, Iowa – On September 5, 2021 at approximately 10:16 AM, law enforcement agencies (West Point Police Department (WPPD), Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)) were contacted by a property owner who located human remains on their rural West Point property, in the area of 110th Street, West Point, […]

An early morning crash on Sunday claimed the life of a Knoxville man.  The Iowa State Patrol reports that at 1:00 AM a 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by 22-year old Colton Gunsolley was eastbound on G-40 in Marion County when it left the road prior to Hoover street.  The motorcycle went in the ditch and […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- As emergency first responders were gathering on the southwest corner of the Scotland County courthouse square to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 national tragedy and the heroic sacrifices of their fellow brothers and sisters, a tragedy struck right here at home.  At 8:14 am, the call came in to the Memphis […]

GRANGER, Mo.- Updated 8/30/21 at 4:00 PM.  Two Kahoka men were arrested on Sunday for multiple drug and theft related charges.  Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney tells KMEM News that 34-year old Shawn M. Sturm and 45-year old Andy R. McVeigh, both of Kahoka, are in custody on charges stemming from an incident at a […]

BURLINGTON, Ia.- A truck vs motorcycle crash resulted in the death of a Burlington man Sunday afternoon.  The accident occurred just before 4:30 pm on Highway 34 just west of Gear Avenue in West Burlington.  The Iowa State Patrol says a 2012 Harley Davidson was being driven eastbound by 87-year old Dale Eugene Webb of […]

Ramo Eugene Stott, 87, of Keokuk, passed away at the University of Iowa Hospital on Thursday, August 19, 2021, after a long bout with cancer. An always “colorful” guy with a “hundred dollar” smile. Ramo was born April 6, 1934, the son of Lloyd Clarence and Flaudia Evelyn (Orton) Stott in Mt. Sterling, Iowa.  He […]

MT. PLEASANT, Ia.- A single car crash in Henry County early Thursday morning proved deadly.  A 2019 Kia Soul driven by 55-year old Chester Lee Simmons of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was traveling southbound on Highway 218 at the 43-mile marker near Mt. Pleasant just before 6:30 Thursday morning when the vehicle left the roadway and entered […]