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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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From Andy’s Pen

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 4:43 am

By Andy Duffy The best news story: Acts of kindness are so common papers can’t fit them all in As I was leaving church after the morning worship service a couple of weeks ago, someone I was chatting with suggested I write about the woodcutting bee that members of the congregation had been involved with earlier. A group of men had gathered to cut and split wood. The firewood was

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 4:41 am

    By Adriana Orsini Well, the world certainly has its eyes on us this week. No matter how you feel about the verdict, this is an embarrassing situation for our state. In my opinion, color should play no role, ever, and certainly not in this case. We are humans, and we are the same color inside. The problem is that there are Americans who have concluded that a proper response to

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  • From Andy’s Pen

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I sure wish people would stop trying to grow stuff. Oh, I don’t mean people shouldn’t grow gardens. They just shouldn’t speak of growing other things. The problem is, people can’t really grow things. Growth is something that develops within something. We can try to foster growth, we can provide nurturing environments and encourage growth, but we don’t grow things. One of the latest examples I’ve seen of the misuse

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