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HANNIBAL, MO – The new bridge on Route W in Scotland County at Tobin Creek opened to traffic today, making this the 13th bridge on the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program. “We are very pleased with the progress being made in this design-build program and have had very few challenges which helps […]

A car vs deer incident late Thursday night proved fatal for a Memphis man. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 20-year old Jason R. Gingerich was driving northbound on Highway 15 about eight miles south of Memphis at 11:30 Thursday night when the accident occurred. The Jeep Wrangler Gingerich was driving struck a deer […]

Around 3:45 pm Thursday the Scotland County Fire Department and Scotland County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched for a vehicle fire on Highway 15 north of Memphis. The driver reported to officials that the car was experiencing mechanical issues and that she had pulled off the edge of the roadway into a driveway when she noticed […]

Due to the increase in Influenza and Covid, the Medical/Surgical Unit (Inpatients) at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis will be limiting the number of visitors per inpatient. There will be a sign at the door to the unit instructing visitors to call in to the nurses station to determine if allowed in the unit. Why […]

The Kirksville Police Department is pleased to announce two new police officers. Officers Makenzie Maggart and Jake Vice were sworn in and began their duties with the patrol division of KPD on December 19, 2022. Officers Maggart and Vice are December 2022 graduates of the Law Enforcement Training Institute in Columbia, Missouri. Both officers are […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulated 17 new conservation agents upon their graduation from MDC’s 2022 Conservation Agent Training Academy in October. Since then, these new conservation agents have been gaining experience in the field training program. Now, the new agents are looking forward to becoming familiar with their assigned counties. Missouri’s […]

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Of all the plants used in holiday decor, few match mistletoe’s interesting history. And few equal its potential for harm. An evergreen plant with white berries, mistletoe is quite toxic, said David Trinklein, horticulture state specialist for University of Missouri Extension. American mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum) contains a toxic protein in its leaves […]

Scotland County Hospital recently conducted a table top disaster exercise with key emergency & healthcare personnel in the county. The agencies that participated were: Scotland County Health Department, Scotland County Ambulance, Scotland County/City of Memphis Fire & Rescue, Scotland County Commission, Scotland County Sheriff, and Gorin Fire and Rescue. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites farmers and landowners to apply to receive technical and financial assistance through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Programs are offered by county, and applications must be received by Jan. 13, 2023, […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently set turkey and deer hunting dates for the 2023-2024 seasons along with regulation changes for the 2023-2024 deer-hunting season. The regulation changes include a new firearms early antlerless portion, a new firearms CWD portion, and changes to firearms antlerless permit numbers in most counties. The […]