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Years Ago

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:39 am

100 Years Ago March 19-23, 1915 Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Carpenter and son, George, with George Megown, returned from an extended visit in California. They attended the expositions at San Francisco and San Diego, Calif. Oscar Hawkins sold his dwelling property to Dr. J.D. Scobee and moved to the M.L. McReynolds place. Lewis Lundberg bought a house and seven acres in the east part of town from J.B. Anderson. Telegraph

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  • •Monroe County Police Report•

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

    During the week of March 15-21, Monroe City police responded to the following calls. On March 15, police issued a speeding citation to Stephanie McQueen, attended two child exchanges at the police department and conducted business checks and routine patrols. On March 16, police performed school duties, took a report of subjects shooting paintballs at vehicles on South Main and Prairie streets, went to a dog call on Park Street,

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  • City releases tentative March 23 – April 5 sewer work schedule

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Monroe City’s director of administration, Jackie Pangborn, released the tentative sewer work schedule for March 23-April 5. The Sewer Lining crew will be working in the following areas: First Street from Main to Washington Catherine Street from Oak to Locust West Cleveland Street from South Locust to South Chestnut South Locust Street from West Cleveland to Mill Street Green Street from North Locust to North Chestnut Stanton Street from Stoddard

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From the Desk of Monroe City R-1 Superintendent Dr. Jim Masters

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

Each legislative session brings the opportunity to address new concerns or bring previous legislation into line with practical realities. Last month, the Missouri Senate took up discussion on Senate Bill 1 in an effort to address the school transfer issue. In a nutshell, “The Transfer Law” allows a student in an unaccredited district to transfer to an accredited school district while requiring the sending district to pay tuition and transportation

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  • From Andy’s Pen

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:43 am

    By Andy Duffy Groundhog Day has come and gone, and even if the varmint did see his shadow, we should be sitting squarely atop spring. Even the calendar agrees spring has arrived. Still, I have yet to see a kite this year. Perhaps I’ve just been in the wrong places. Perhaps things have changed. When I was a kid, though, kites began making appearances as soon as the snow receded

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:41 am

    By Adriana Orsini I was given the opportunity, and honor, to help judge the FFA districts Monday night.  I always look forward to these activities.  Things like Young Writers Day at R-1, reading to Holy Rosary or judging  the FFA allow people who do not get the opportunity to work in those areas every day to feel a sense of pride for our local youth. As the students filed through

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