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Panther Players ‘Joseph’ production ‘large undertaking’

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 4:29 am

Months of preparation went into last weekend’s Panther Players presentation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Ryan Cooper, vocal music teacher at Monroe City R-1 High School, said. He began preparing for the production last May when he began studying the musical so he would know the show “well enough to teach it to the cast members confidently.” He gives community members a large part of the credit for

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More memorial trees planted on South Lake Memorial Lane

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:39 am

Memorial Tree Drive at Monroe City’s South Lake is now home to four more trees. Two bald cypress trees and two redbud trees were planted were planted along the drive Thursday, Nov. 20. The bald cypress trees were purchased by the Monroe City R-1 Class of 1971. One was in memory of Scott Geist; the second was in memory of Lori Fible and Charles Ludwig. Janie Spalding purchased one of

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Compiled by Janet Painter 100 Years Ago Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 1914 Miss Donna Lundberg of Hannibal and Hilary Hardesty of near this city were married Nov. 25 in Hannibal. Those from here attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Hardesty, W.T. Miles, Marie Miles and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bixler. The Missouri State Fish Commission sent a number of crappie and perch to this place and they

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  • Monroe City Police Report

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Monroe City police responded to numerous calls the week of Nov. 16-22. On Nov. 16, city police assisted the Monroe City Fire Department, gave directions to a subject, arrested Jonathan Downs and Ryan Blankenship for MIP, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest and transported them to the Marion County Jail. They also conducted business checks and routine patrols. On Nov. 17, police performed school duties, investigated a report of a

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Sports

Expectations high for upcoming season

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Brock Edris, Monroe City Panthers varsity basketball coach, lost three key players to graduation last spring, Kyle Fulton, Grant O’Bryan and Steven Hays. All three went on to play college basketball. In most cases, such a loss might be devastating to a program. Edris appears unconcerned.  “This year, we have a lot of players returning who are energetic and athletic guys who play multiple sports. Everyone’s expectations are high. I

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  • M.C. Lady Panthers anticipate better season than last year’s

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    By all accounts, last season was a dismal one for the Monroe City Lady Panthers. The team finished 1-23 and was probably glad to see the year get tucked away deep in the recesses of the record book. Don’t look for this season to be a repeat of last year’s, though. “I think it should be a lot of fun for people to come watch us play,” Cody Leonard, varsity

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  • Holy Rosary Basketball kicked off with at home sweep

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Holy Rosary basketball kicked off Nov. 7 with a sweep at home vs. Paris.  The girls won 31-26, and the boys were 48-32 winners.   Skylar Kauble paced the ladies with 16 points followed by Rachel Smith with seven and two points each for Mckenzie West, Lila Yager, Lauren Youngblood and Lauren Dowell. The boys jumped out to a 17-4 lead and never looked back.  Blake Hays and Jaden Underhill scored

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Lifestyles

Healthy Habits

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:23 am

By Katie Foster Last week we talked about why squash should be a wintertime staple. See below for ways to use this nutrient-packed versatile produce pick. Butternut Squash Crumble Serving Size: 4 (210 calories each) Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash (2 1/2 cups, when roasted) 2 heaping tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour 4 tablespoons oats 3 tablespoons margarine, cut into 12 cubes 4 tablespoons brown sugar/Splenda blend 2 tablespoons sugar

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:29 am

    By Katie Foster Winter Produce Squash is a great produce pick for this time of year. It is super nutritious, low calorie and packed with nutrients. Buy it on sale while it’s in season and store it in a cool dry place; it should keep for a month or more. Below are my two favorites! Give these a try this Holiday season. One of the most popular winter squashes is

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:35 am

    By Katie Foster Pumpkin Preparation With November just a few days away I can’t help but to think of Thanksgiving and my favorite “pumpkin dishes” and baked goods. Pumpkin is not only super nutritious but an excellent addition to baked goods. It adds rich flavor and creates a moist product. However you probably wouldn’t want to eat pumpkin from a can as is; it needs a little flavor. One of

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Entertainment

Scoreboard to host Lock & Load karaoke Saturday, Oct. 18.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Compiled by Janet Painter   100 Years Ago Oct. 16-20, 1914 Hugh McElroy attended a meeting of the Missouri Anti-Horse Thief Association in Springfield, Mo. Four hundred delegates were present. Miss Dee Hampton and Van Lyell were married in St. Louis Oct. 15. George E. Chipman attended a banquet at Brookfield given the engineers, firemen, conductors, brakemen, operators and agents of the Hannibal-St. Joseph division of the Burlington railroad. The

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  • Missouri woodcock season to open soon

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Biologists say the birds peent, and I guess that is as good a description of the sound the fowl makes as anything. When they dart away, their wings also make an audible whir. So flush a woodcock, and you will hear a series of peents folded up in a flutter of wings. If a person’s ears are still good enough to hear the noise – mine barely are – he

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