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All-American Girls Professional Baseball League veteran visits Monroe City

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

Gloria McCloskey Rogers, who once played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was in Monroe City Wednesday, Sept. 17, when she made an appearance at Opera House Antiques and Uniques. Rogers played for the Rockford (Illinois) Peaches during the 1953 season. She was a pitcher for her Edina high-school team. Later, when she learned the Rockford Peaches were looking for players, she attended a tryout and was one of

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  • •Monroe City Police Report•

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

    The Monroe City Police Department responded to numerous calls during the week of Sept 7-13. Sept 7: Police issued a citation to George Lopez for no insurance and to Tiffany Weeks for a dangerous dog.  Officers arrested Alyssa Sargent for possession of under 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Zack Moellering for possession of under 35 grams of marijuana and Kevin Tobin for possession of under 35

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  • Missouri REC annual meeting is Sept. 20

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:08 am

    The 78th Annual Membership Meeting of Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative will be held Saturday, September 20, at the Palmyra High School gymnasium on South Main Street. Richard Donelson, General Manager/CEO, stated that registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the business meeting called to order at 10:00 a.m.  A lunch for members and families will be served by C & R Market at the noon hour. David Wright, President of

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From Andy’s Pen

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 8:24 am

By Andy Duffy I wonder if English teachers ever use any class time to teach about mondegreens.  They should, if only because mondegreens can be pretty funny. A mondegreen is a faulty interpretation of words or word segments that sound like or very similar to other words. Sylvia Wright coined the word mondegreen in a Harper’s magazine article back in 1954. She called the article, “The Death of Lady Mondegreen.”

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 8:21 am

    By Adriana Orsini I looked down to check my phone this week to read a text message that said, “Do you know which police officer was killed in Monroe County and died in Macon?” Naturally, my face went white. How could this happen and why? I asked for details but none were available. I reached out to any source I could imagine and felt my heart sinking as my phone

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  • From Andy’s Pen

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    By Andy Duffy I am writing this after having just attended my first Monroe City Board of Aldermen meeting. It was the first such meeting I’ve covered in a long time. Oddly, but maybe comfortingly, the meeting was very similar to the first town council meeting I ever covered. In fact, tonight’s meeting was probably a lot like aldermen meetings, school board meetings and county commissioner meetings all over the

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