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Jordan Schafer made his rounds as Tom Sawyer at the Swinkey Picnic

Celebrating Swinkey and community traditions

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

Monroe City Area community traditions were in full swing last week as the Swinkey Days For Kids, Swinkey Picnic and Hunnewell Homecoming all boasted record numbers. The Hunnewell Homecoming (photos on page 14) served a fish meal to 164 adults and Swinkey Days for Kids hosted 147 children. Both the Monroe County Fair and the Monroe City Youth Fair took place last week, with many area youth participating. Cooler than

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Members of the St. Stephens Altar Society serve Will Ball

Area churches team to host free meals each month

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

Area churches have teamed to provide the community one free meal per month. The catch? None. It is simply a free meal for the community. The Monroe City United Methodist Church (MCUMC) was first in hosting the free dinner consisting of chicken, salads, desserts and more for anyone interested on Monday, July 21 from 5-7 p.m. MCUMC will host the dinner on the third Monday of every month, and the

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  • Celebrating Swinkey and community traditions

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Jordan Schafer made his rounds as Tom Sawyer at the Swinkey Picnic

    Monroe City Area community traditions were in full swing last week as the Swinkey Days For Kids, Swinkey Picnic and Hunnewell Homecoming all boasted record numbers. The Hunnewell Homecoming (photos on page 14) served a fish meal to 164 adults and Swinkey Days for Kids hosted 147 children. Both the Monroe County Fair and the Monroe City Youth Fair took place last week, with many area youth participating. Cooler than

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  • City seeks solution for privately owned sewer lines, drops to half member of NEMO Task Force

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

    City Administrator Jackie Pangborn asked for input from the Board of Aldermen after a smoke testing program revealed problems on private sewer lines within the city. It was determined that the USDA loan money cannot be used to address problems with privately owned sewer lines, so the city is looking for ways to assist home owners. The board asked that the city confer with Mark Bross of Klingner and Associates

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Front row: Aleah Cox, Jaylie Smashey (Hannibal), Shameka Williams, Meredith Masters, Echo Brothers (Hannibal), Alexis Westmorland.  Back row: Assistant Coach Jeff Quigley, Kadi Minter, Nae Nae Murphy, Haley White, JayCee Quigley, Makenzie Vanskike (North Shelby), Makayla McDaniel (North Shelby), Head Coach Jim Masters.  Not Pictured: Alecia Brown (South Shelby) Haleigh St. Clair, Alex St. Clair, Addi Hays, Bethany Shuck, Cheyenne Lain.

For the Love of the Game: Remembering a Season

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:45 am

By: Susanne Quigley The Monroe City Gold softball team had an interesting season this year.  Our season consisted of a Thursday night league in Vandalia, several weekend tournaments, and finished with the Show Me Games in Columbia, MO. We started with only a handful of players.  Coaches and parents were afraid that we wouldn’t even have enough to fill all the positions, let alone the few extra that you need

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  • Fulton, Vollrath part of Missouri All-Stars win

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

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

    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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Claire Thomas is Becky Thatcher

Becoming Becky

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:25 am

By: Samantha Hays For seventh grade students, normalcy does not typically consist of evaluations of interpersonal skills, scholastic standing, citizenship and responsibility. However, if you’re a seventh grade Hannibal student, like Claire Thomas, entering the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher program, you must prepare for that and much more. Claire Thomas is the daughter of Joe and Becky Thomas of Hannibal and granddaughter of Paul and the late Judy Quinn,

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  • General Veterinary Clinic welcomes new veterinarian

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Kevin Kicker

    By: Samantha Hays The General Veterinary Clinic recently welcomed new veterinarian Kevin Kicker to Monroe City. Kicker had initially intended to practice medicine as a human doctor, becoming an M.D. “It was a tough decision for me, in high school, trying to figure out what I wanted to do,” he said. Kicker had been working at a local veterinary practice while living in Osceola, Wisconsin. Though he’d been offered opportunities

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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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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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