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Controversy ensues, council passes wash station in Industrial Park

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:45 am

The Monroe City Board of Aldermen approved Two Mile Pork’s plans for a new wash station in industrial park on Monday.  The council lead a heated meeting Thursday night as members of the community debated concerns and practicality of the new station. Some members of the community stood opposed to Two Mile Pork’s Todd Hays and attorney John Morthland while many supported the local businesses’ endeavor to bring another building

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  • Congressman Graves visits Monroe City

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:43 am


    U.S. 6th District Congressman Sam Graves visited Monroe City Thursday at Ren Potterfield Trucking as part of his town hall tour of the district. Graves informally met with constituents after a brief speech about his projects and concerns in Washington D.C.  including regulations coming out of the administration, more specifically the EPA. Graves spoke about the increased strain after the more than 3,800 new regulatory laws passed this year, many

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  • Posted on August 20, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Hays said that the station will be used to wash one truck per day.  Grain bins are also tentatively scheduled for the site in the future.

    Two Mile Pork, the Monroe City area’s largest hog producer, recently announced plans to open a wash station in the Industrial Park of Monroe City. In the face of recent Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks, the group decided the wash station would act as a mitigation practice against an outbreak in their barns. Scott Hays of Two Mile Pork, said the wash station would consist of a steel building where

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Big Talk in a Small Town

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

I see lots of people on Facebook doing this “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS.  The campaign has raised both awareness and money for research of the disease.  Money to the tune of $88.5 million. While I won’t argue that it’s a good cause, it seems that we could use some of that money to support the issues we have at home. Another post recently started to circulate on social media

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Have you ever seen such a mess as Ferguson? Reports I’ve read say that now others are coming in from other areas to take advantage of the looting and rioting. Other reports can’t agree on who is at fault. Is it the police or the rioters?  New evidence comes out every day proving one side or the other. Social Media is also less than helpful as it allows misinformed individuals

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town: Adriana Orsini

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I gave Trevor a little extra room this week for his last column because I really liked what he had to say. Isn’t it funny what happens when we see the world through another person’s eyes?  Something we see everyday may look completely different to someone else. Many of the things he referenced make me wonder how often we take these things for granted. Some of the things he said

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