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From left to right, Ilan Levine, Tyler Zirk and Cody Sommers by the floodwaters in Hannibal. Photo by Samantha Hays

From Minneapolis to Mexico: Three kayak the Mighty Mississippi

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:02 am

By: Samantha Hays The Mississippi is expansive; its body and depth makes it the fourth longest river in the world, stretching 2,340 miles. It rises in Minnesota and ambles toward the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico, which is exactly where Tyler Zirk and Cody Sommers are headed. Tyler Zirk, 24, recently finished studying at the University of Illinois and decided to head out on the Mississippi “just

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Employees of Farmers Elevator present a check to members of The Monroe County Cancer Supporters.  From left to right: Jeanette Redman, Jeneane Diffenderfer, Marlin McCormick, Missy Heatheriton, Gary Carr, Eddie Jones, Henrietta Hays, John Turner and Betty Fulton.

Farmers Elevator employees wear a cause

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:15 am

Cancer is something that unfortunately touches the lives of many people, whether an individual, family member or acquaintance. The employees at Farmers Elevator and Exchange Company decided to take action after realizing that cancer had touched many of the employees on a personal level. Jeneane Diffenderfer and Missy Heatheriton are two of those employees. Diffenderfer lost both her mother and husband to cancer and Heatheriton her sister. See the full

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  • Two trucking companies awarded for safety

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Phillip and Bridget Potterfield of Ren Potterfield Trucking stand with their award for safety as part of the National Safety Awards Program.  GC Potterfield Trucking was  presented the same award.

    Safe driving is always important but even more so for drivers of larger vehicles. The employees of Ren Potterfield Trucking, Inc. and GC Potterfield Trucking, Inc. understand this, and through the precautions the companies have in place, they were awarded for the emphasis they place on safety. The companies were each recently presented a Platinum award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2013 National Safety Awards Program.

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  • Monroe City enjoys The Fourth

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

    The Mug Bug was a hit at the parade.

    Monroe City residents were out in droves to enjoy Independence Day and the events it had to offer. The annual parade was a hit, with many local businesses and personnel taking part in it, riding on elaborate floats and throwing candy out to spectators along the route from BP to downtown Monroe City. “I’m very impressed. It is amazing, the turnout from the community,” said Connie Painter, who organized the

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Kyle Fulton and Grant Vollrath after Missouri’s victory over Illinois.

Fulton, Vollrath part of Missouri All-Stars win

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

Kyle Fulton and Grant Vollrath had a disappointing ending to their senior season as Monroe City Panthers after the team fell short of upsetting rival Palmyra in the district playoffs. On Saturday, July 12, they had one last chance to play as Panthers in the Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star baseball game, and the ending was anything but disappointing. The Missouri All-Stars rallied in the last inning to defeat Illinois in

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  • Vollrath, Fulton to respresent Panthers in All-Star Game

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:06 am

    The Monroe City Panthers Varsity Baseball season came to an end – and a thrilling one, at that – when the team lost to rival and state ranked Palmyra in district playoffs. For Kyle Fulton and Grant Vollrath, there is still one stop left before their high school baseball season, and careers, are done. The two senior leaders from this past season will be participating in the Second Annual Missouri

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  • Hoover plays in storied tournament

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Scott Hoover, who plays on the Monroe City Panthers Varsity Baseball team, recently represented his community and state in McAlester, OK playing baseball for Team Missouri in the Junior Sunbelt Classic Showcase Tournament. The tournament originated in 1977, featuring only Oklahoma and California in the series. It now includes eight states and Canada for a six-day tournament. Tryouts for Team Missouri were conducted last summer throughout the state in search

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Years Ago

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:56 am

Compiled by: Janet Painter 120 Years Ago July 19, 1894 The trial of Morgan Maddox who was charges with assisting Frank Whitecotton in the robbery of Leland McElroy, of near Huntington, which had been in the courts since 1890, opened in Shelbyville on July 16 before Judge Ellison. Among those from this community who went to Shelbyville as witnesses in the trial were: Leland McElroy and two daughters, J.C. Gentry,

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  • From Minneapolis to Mexico: Three kayak the Mighty Mississippi

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:02 am

    From left to right, Ilan Levine, Tyler Zirk and Cody Sommers by the floodwaters in Hannibal. Photo by Samantha Hays

    By: Samantha Hays The Mississippi is expansive; its body and depth makes it the fourth longest river in the world, stretching 2,340 miles. It rises in Minnesota and ambles toward the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico, which is exactly where Tyler Zirk and Cody Sommers are headed. Tyler Zirk, 24, recently finished studying at the University of Illinois and decided to head out on the Mississippi “just

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Compiled by: Janet Painter 120 Years Ago July 12, 1894 Miss Anna Byrd was advised of an inheritance of between four and five thousand dollars from the estate of J.W. Byrd, a relative, who died in Auburn, Calif. Joe Thiehoff, brakeman on the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad, met with a painful accident at Palmyra. He was setting a brake when he slipped and fell, his foot catching in the

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Just a few of the artifacts that were on display at the show.

Enthusiasts attend Primitive Artifact Show at Visitors Center

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

Some people may look at a Native American arrowhead and not give too much thought, others are more intrigued by these arrowheads and other ancient primitive artifacts and go searching for them in their free time. A few of these primitive artifact collectors gathered at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Saturday, June 14 to show off the extensive collections they have build up over their many years of

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  • The Hunting Corner to host grand opening for new archery department

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:53 am

    The Hunting Corner will be broadening its horizons yet again with the announcement that the shop will be adding a new archery department. The department will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 21. Chris Kleindienst, who owns The Hunting Corner, says the archery department has been a long time coming. “We had a lot of customers come in and ask when we were going to open one up,” Kleindienst

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  • Monroe City Singers to perform spring concert

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

    The 2014 Monroe City Singers.

    “At the Movies” will be the theme for the 2014 Spring Concert of the Monroe City Singers. The 60-minute presentation, will showcase themes from Hollywood productions, both past and present. Familiar selections include “Over the Rainbow,” “The Pink Panther,” “As Time Goes By,” ”Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “The Prayer” and many others. See the full story with a print or digital subscription to The

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