Area News

Scotland County Hospital Celebrates 50 Years

Scotland County Hospital is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Scotland County Hospital (SCH) is a not-for-profit district hospital in operation since 1970, designated as a Critical Access Hospital in Memphis, Missouri. Since 1997 SCH has established four (4) hospital-based rural health clinics in Scotland, Clark, Knox and Schuyler Counties in order to stabilize healthcare…

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Mental Health Expert: Take Care of Yourself and Others

By Mike ScottNEMOnews Media Group As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on in the United States, many individuals are experiencing fear and anxiety about the virus and its effect on them, their families, friends and communities.  Public health actions, such as stay at home orders, social distancing and canceled events, have disrupted patterns in our daily…

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Clark County Route Aa Closed For Emergency Repairs Due To Heavy Rainfall

HANNIBAL –  The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed Clark County Route AA, one mile south of Route NN, until emergency repairs can be completed. “Excessive ground moisture from recent heavy rainfall received in the area has caused a portion of the roadway slope to slide affecting the integrity of the roadway” explained Missouri Department…

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Home Is Where You Make It

By Denise Shannon If you had the chance to move wherever you wanted, whenever you wanted, and take your home with you, would you?  Or are you a stationary, stay-in-one-place type of person?  Some people live in their homes and travel as well.  Currently, there is a couple who are based here in Kahoka that…

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Plenge Elected CCR-1 School Board President

By Mike Scott Mark Plenge has been elected as the new president of the Clark County R-1 School District board of directors.  At the board’s re-organizational meeting on Wednesday, June 10, Plenge, who previously served as vice-president, was chosen by the board as its head.  Jason Acklie will serve as vice-president, and Craig Hunziker was…

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Troop B Announces Retirement Of Sergeant Michael Kauth

Sergeant Micheal Kauth Troop B Announces Retirement Of Sergeant Michael Kauth Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces effective June 1, 2020, Sergeant Michael Kauth will retire from the Missouri State Highway Patrol after over 28 years of dedicated service. Sergeant Kauth was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992,…

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Kahoka Parks Open, Pool Closed

The Kahoka City Council held a special meeting on Thursday evening, May 28, to discuss opening the city pool for the season. “Up until Memorial Day, I was for opening everything,” said Alderman Joe Roberts. His opinion changed after a meeting with Alderman Les Billings and city Program Manager John Williams.    For the last…

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Six Vie For Three CCR-1 School Board Seats

Next Tuesday’s municipal election, delayed from April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, features six candidates for three seats on the CCR-1 school board.  Kevin Ross is the only incumbent running.  Others seeking board positions are Ruth Brotherton, Heather Weber Webster, Sibyl Lisette McIntire, Doug James and Tammy McDaniel Ramsey. In the City of Kahoka, Orlie…

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