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Bureaucratic bungling cost Monroe City jobs, officials say

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 7:36 am

Bureaucratic bungling and a slow response time on the part of state officials cost Monroe City a multi-million dollar industrial project, city officials charged Tuesday, Dec. 2, after a behind-closed-doors meeting with members of the Missouri Economic Development Corporation, and they’re not happy about it. “We got to the fourth quarter and I handed the ball off and it was fumbled,” said Monroe City Alderman Gerry Quinn, who specializes in

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•Monroe County Police Report•

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:08 am

The Monroe City police responded to the following calls the week of Jan. 11-17. On Jan. 11, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Front Street by the storage sheds. Police found everything to be OK. Police also arrested Jason Taleff on a Marion County failure-to-appear warrant. They oversaw a child exchange at the police department and conducted business checks and routine patrols. On Jan. 12, police

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  • Instilling the presence of God

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:06 am

    National Catholic Schools Week is celebrated each year. It begins on the last Sunday of January and continues for one week. This year, the week will run from Jan. 25-31. With the impending arrival of the week, The Lake Gazette spoke with some former Holy Rosary students to get their thoughts on the benefit they received from their time there, their expectations for Catholic education in the future, and some

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Compiled by Janet Painter 100 Years Ago Jan. 22-26, 1915 Reuben Bousman resigned as a barber at the VanMarter Barber Shop and took a position with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. A son was born Jan. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Mudd of Indian Creek. Miss Greening and Joe Dixon of Stoutsville were married Jan. 19 at Indian Creek. Martin Williams entered into the general merchandise business at Indian

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Sports

Panthers stick to game plan, fight back before close loss to Louisiana

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:51 am

The Monroe City varsity Panthers fought back from a 10-point plus deficit to get within two points of the Bulldogs before finally succumbing to the Louisiana onslaught in Monday, Jan. 12, hard court action. The junior varsity boys lost their game 47-31 as well. The varsity team trailed 12-11, at the end of the first quarter. The Bulldogs seized control in the second quarter, outscoring the Panthers 19-11 and at

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  • Lady Panthers run wild, steal victory

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:06 am

    The Lady Panthers clawed up the Bulldogs and won their contest 57-33, and their junior varsity counterparts also carved out a victory, overcoming Louisiana 39-14 in Monday, Jan. 12 round ball action. The varsity Lady Panthers played their usual fast-paced brand of ball and outscored their opponents in all four quarters. Three Panthers reached double figures in the action. Asjia Troy led the way with 13 points. Emilie Okenfuss, who

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  • Coach Merrell to be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

    “If you would ever want a coach to build a program, he would be the guy to do it,” said Monroe City resident J.R. Chisham of Fred Merrill, who coached football for Monroe City R-1 Schools from 1960-1964.  And build a program he did. As Merrill recalls stories he heard when he arrived in Monroe City, interest in football waned in the area during World War II. Each fall, fewer

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Lifestyles

Mark Twain Lake Visitors Center to host annual youth shed hunt

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake in partnership with the Monroe City Whitetails Unlimited Chapter, the Mark Twain Lake Visitors and Educational Resource Center Committee, and the Missouri Department of Conservation are proud to announce the return of the Annual Shed Hunt for Youth.   This event will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:53 am

    By Katie Foster, RDN LD Looking for a new diet or approach to weight loss? Interested in following this trend or that fad? Before you consider a new diet plan, be aware of these “diet” red flags! 1. Is a food group or specific foods eliminated or “off limits”? This is a good indicator that the diet is going to be inadequate in certain nutrients and/or fiber. When one food

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  • The Lure of Trapping small game in Missouri

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:13 am

    By Jim Low Of all Missouri’s wildlife-based activities, trapping is perhaps the least understood. Why would anyone wade in icy water to catch furry animals, then devote weeks to preparing hides, all for a few dollars per pelt? The reasons people trap are as varied as trappers themselves. Missouri’s more than 11,000 trappers include farmers, schoolteachers, doctors, veterinarians, preachers, businessmen, and homemakers. Some are lured by direct, intimate engagement with

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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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