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City Clerk Gary Osbourne and Mayor Neal Minor sign contracts to be reinstated as city officials.

Re-Elected city officials swear in during Aldermen meeting

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:15 am

Mayor Neal Minor, Alderman Jeff Spalding and City Marshall Darren Freidank were sworn in at the Aldermen meeting following their reelection during the April 8 Municipal Election. Gary Osbourne was also reelected as city clerk. Fire Chief Mike Hale announced that David Lorenson has passed his agility test and will be joining the Fire Department. Hale also said the new turnout gear has been received, and that the firefighters are

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City Clerk Gary Osbourne and Mayor Neal Minor sign contracts to be reinstated as city officials.

Re-Elected city officials swear in during Aldermen meeting

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:15 am

Mayor Neal Minor, Alderman Jeff Spalding and City Marshall Darren Freidank were sworn in at the Aldermen meeting following their reelection during the April 8 Municipal Election. Gary Osbourne was also reelected as city clerk. Fire Chief Mike Hale announced that David Lorenson has passed his agility test and will be joining the Fire Department. Hale also said the new turnout gear has been received, and that the firefighters are

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  • Monroe City Police Department arrests two on drug charges

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The Monroe City Police Department also made drug-related arrests this week. Officers arrested Travis Griffith and Erica Earhart for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after approximately 5 pounds of marijuana was found in the vehicle. The two were stopped by Monroe City Police for speeding on April 10. Both suspects are being held on bond in the Marion County Jail.

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  • Well-known hunting personalities to kick off turkey season in Monroe City

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Clay and Kristi Hair are stars the new show “Cross Hairs with Kris and Clay Hair” on The Hunt Channel.

    The Hunting Corner continually tries to expand services. They added a bow range in February, but now owner Chris Kleindenst is expanding the stores horizons even further by bringing some big names to Monroe City. Several hunting personalities from The Outdoor Channel and The Hunt Channel will appear at The Hunting Corner from 4-6 p.m. on April 21 to celebrate the opening day of turkey season. Eddie Salter, known as

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Golf team plays first matches of the season

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

The Monroe City Panthers golf team played their first two matches of the season last week. On Monday, March 31 the team matched up against Hannibal at the Norwoods Golf Course. For the varsity squad, Grant O’Bryan shot a 44, Blake Wilson shot a 50, Brad Bohrer shot an 87, Blake Elsberry shot a 68 and Nathan Fishback had to withdraw due to injury. For the junior varsity squad, Kenny

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  • Vollrath, Panthers rebound against Mexico

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Grant Vollrath only allowed one hit against Mexico.

    In his first few starts, Grant Vollrath had been struggling to find the strike zone, and at moments was flat out wild. He would use that wildness to his advantage when the Panthers travelled to play Mexico on Monday, April 7. Vollrath surrendered only one run over six innings, and the Panthers won in convincing fashion by defeating Mexico 11-1, moving the Panthers record on the season to 2-4. See

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  • Baseball wins first game of season, but costly errors prevent second win

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Kyle Fulton came to the plate with the intention of helping out pitcher Grant Vollrath. He would do that and so much more. The Panthers baseball team won its first game of the season Wednesday, March 26 over Knox after Fulton blasted a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. It was the first career walk-off for the senior and fourth career home run. “When I

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Lifestyles

Homes and gardens consistently awarded the ‘Yard of the Month’ sign will be named ‘Perennials’ beginning with the 2014 season.

Monroe City Garden Club names consistent Yard of the Month winners ‘Perennials’

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:58 am

When a sports team wins more than one championship in close proximity, it is considered quite the feat, and understandably so. Winning one title is difficult, but more than one, and in a short time no less, is even more so, and these teams are usually recognized for some time after the fact. Monroe City Garden Club’s Garden of the Month awards might not be world championships, but they aren’t

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  • 20/20 for 20

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Small communities have the advantage of well-cultivated personal and professional relationships.  From tire repair to lumber yards, a strong relationship depends as much upon friendships as on service.  The longer a relationship, the more of a testament it is to character. Health care in Monroe City is no exception.  This year marks Dr. Kent Wolber’s 20th that he has practiced optometry in Monroe City. The friendly, kind-eyed man behind the

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  • Begley recovering after rare disease viral myocarditis attacks heart

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

    When Tina Begley started feeling ill last year, she thought it was simply a bad sinus infection. What she had was so much worse than a sinus infection. She went to the hospital in Hannibal after she started to feel worse. The doctors thought she had a heart attack, but after running some tests they diagnosed her with viral myocarditis, a rare heart disease that is only seen across the

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The 2014 Monroe City Singers.

Monroe City Singers perform spring concert

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

“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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  • Hunting Corner adds range, full service archery shop

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Chris Kleindienst demonstrates the new range now open at The Hunting Corner.

    A full service archery shop and range completes The Hunting Corner’s third and final phase of the outdoor shop. Owner Chris Kleindienst said he was happy to put the final touches on the 10 and 20-yard indoor archery range on Friday, now on the south side of the shop located in the Mark Twain Center in Monroe City. The new range features plywood walls and racks for bows and arrows.

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  • Farmers Elevator staff observes Groundhog Day

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Staff of Farmers Elevator enjoy “ground hog” and pancakes.  From left around the table: Junior Baker, Adam Grove, Lambert Buckman, Lambert Buckman, Arron Bredemeyer, Brandon Goodwin, Joe Pratt, Ronnie Dean, Ronnie Copenhaver, Tom Westhoff.

    Employees of the Farmers Elevator enjoyed pancakes and “ground hog” (sausage) that was prepared and served to them during lunchtime by General Manager Marlin McCormick on Feb. 31. “This has become a tradition in the past few years”, said McCormick.  “The fellowship along with the food makes it a lot of fun.” Groundhog Day is an American tradition that has roots running deep into Europe and the British Isles. Historians

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