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KTVO TV Executives Visit Knox County

By Echo Menges Representatives of KTVO-TV, Channel 3 in Kirksville, visited Knox County on Thursday evening, January 12, 2023. The four person team gave a presentation during the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Thursday event, which was held at the Knox County Community Center. During their visit, KTVO CEO Carol Kellum introduced some of the…

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Dr. Duzan Returns to Edina and Memphis

By Alisa Kigar, SCH Communications Specialist Michael Duzan, DO, is joining the medical staff of Scotland County Hospital & Rural Health Clinics. He is a family practice physician with special interests in nursing home, senior adults, end of life care, public health and preventative medicine. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of…

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Businesses Evacuated Following Gas Line Break

By Echo Menges Edina, MO – Thursday, December 29, 2022 – Several local businesses on North Main Street along the west side of the Edina Town Square were evacuated Thursday morning after a natural gas line was accidentally ruptured in the alleyway between the historic Lycan building and the Edina City Hall. The line was…

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Memphis Man Killed in Rollover Crash

This story has been corrected to reflect the crash occurred Thursday night. It was originally reported to have occurred Thursday morning. By Echo Menges Scotland County, MO – Friday, December 23, 2022 – A young Memphis man, Jason R. Gingerich, 20, was pronounced dead following a single-vehicle rollover crash late Thursday night, December 22. According…

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Search Continues for Missing Person Betty Hayes

Submitted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office/Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B On Friday, December 17, 2021, at around 4:24 p.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a missing person. Betty L. Hayes, 88 years of age, last known contact was with a family member by telephone on the evening of Thursday,…

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Weiland Authors Children’s Book

By Echo Menges Janice Weiland of Canton is excited to announce she has published a children’s book, “The Chipmunk in the Christmas Tree”, in time for the holiday season. The book is about a child named Joe and his family bringing home an unexpected surprise when they cut down the family tree for Christmas. The…

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Blue Room in Edina Destroyed by Fire

By Echo Menges Edina, MO – Thursday, December 8, 2022 – The community of Knox County is reeling after a devastating fire destroyed the Blue Room restaurant and bar in Edina. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the fire at approximately 2:52 a.m., according to Edina Police Chief Ryan Bishop. The Blue Room is located at…

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Payton Miller Signs With Quincy University Golf

By David Sharp Highland senior Payton Miller is likely better known to the Northeast Missouri and West Central Illinois high school sports fans as a softball player. Miller helped lead the Lady Cougar softball team to 18 wins and a second place finish in the Clarence Cannon Conference during the 2022 season. What many fans…

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Salute to Scholars Peavler Recognized During Chiefs Game

Submitted by Alan Peavler On Sunday, November 13, 2022 Staff Sergeant (SSG) Colton Peavler was recognized at the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game as part of Park University’s Salute to Scholars. SSG Peavler was recognized in the fourth quarter of the game for being a student veteran and to give thanks for his…

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