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Years Ago

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:27 am

Compiled by Janet Painter 100 Years Ago Feb. 26 – March 2, 1915 Noel Barr of Granville leased the storeroom owned by Drs. Southern and Rutledge and planned to open a general store. Miss Effie Lundberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lemis Lundberg of this city, and George A. Berry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Berry, were married at the home of the bride’s parents Feb. 21. The following

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  • Four Monroe City scouts may soon become Eagles

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Four Monroe City area students are on track to become Eagle Scouts this summer. If they are successful, they will be the first members of Troop 132 to reach that rank since at least 1988 or 1989, Assistant Scoutmaster David Cheek said. The four scouts are Collin Kendrick, Michael Ryan, Bradley Cheek and Nathan Mehrer. Troop 132 is sponsored by the Monroe City Knights of Columbus. To become an Eagle,

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  • R-1 seeing improvement after ‘vulgar’ comments provoke temporary in-school cell-phone-use ban

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Monroe City R-1 Schools temporarily banned the use of cell phones and personal digital devices in school during school hours because “the number of comments and the kind of comments” being posted online “really turned vulgar,” School Superintendent James Masters said. The restrictions began last Wednesday, Feb. 18. The comments were being posted to the anonymous social media application Yik Yak. Students are still allowed to use their phones and

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From Andy’s Pen

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 7:40 am

By Andy Duffy We’ve made this point before, but small towns are great places to live. They just give people a chance to get to know others. They are communities in the true sense of the word. Here is an example of the satisfaction that comes from living in a small town. I drove into Sturgeon Monday evening to attend the Monroe City boy’s district basketball game. I couldn’t find

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 7:36 am

    By Adriana Orsini Cheers to the Monroe City Fire Department for warming hearts on a snowy day. The guys up there decked out in their gear and organized a crowd of more than 150 parents and children to enjoy a day of sledding on the South Lake Dam. The fact that they gathered that many people to participate is really touching. It seems like small towns would have this sort

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  • From Andy’s Pen

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 7:31 am

    By Andy Duffy Another report came out a couple of weeks ago regarding the number of high-school graduates who are unprepared for college. Naturally, as a result of such reports, public schools receive more scrutiny and criticism. Well, let me propose a solution to the educational crisis. It involves no slaps at the public school system and costs no money. It is a commonsense approach that puts students, once they’ve

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