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•Monroe City Police Report•

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:40 am

Monroe City police responded to numerous calls the week of Oct. 5-11, 2014. Oct. 5: Police issued a dangerous dog citation to Becky Chinn, worked on abatement notices, supervised two child exchanges at the police department, checked on dogs running loose on Dover Street and conducted business checks and routine patrols. Oct. 6: Police performed school duties, conducted some interviews regarding break-ins, took some employment fingerprints, and conducted business checks

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  • Grain truck tips on U.S. Highway 36

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This grain-hauling truck overturned at the intersection of U.S. 36 and Monroe County route 216 Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21. The truck had been headed west on 36. The driver was attempting to turn south on the county road when the truck tipped onto its side. Law enforcement officials at the scene said the driver was traveling too fast to make the turn safely. The unidentified driver reportedly suffered minor injuries.

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  • Tuesday morning collision backs up traffic on Hwy. 36

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

    No injuries were suffered in a Tuesday morning crash on Hwy. 36 at the 24/36 intersection at the west end of Monroe City that backed up traffic while emergency personnel worked at the scene. The collision involved a pickup hauling a second pickup and a semi tractor-trailer rig. A witness at the scene said that the truck being hauled on the trailer went in the ditch on the south side

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From Andy’s Pen

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

Perhaps a modulation coach could help him. Maybe a charm school course would make a difference. President Obama certainly needs to do something to help him connect with the American people. His tone deafness was underscored once again at a recent press conference when a reporter queried him about when he might appoint an Ebola czar. “If I appoint one, I’ll let you know,” the president responded tersely in response

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:38 am

    By Adriana Orsini After a few days away, I return to my office to find that the view has changed a bit. Standing in the middle of my view of Farmers Elevator, Quinn’s Farm Supply, The Dugout and the VFW Sign stands a shining, new grain bin against a bright blue sky. The metal shines proudly, sometimes too proudly, into my eyes as we work away here in the office. 

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  • NARFE hosts September meeting

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:06 am

    The National Active Retired Federal Employee’s Chapter 1859 met at the Jackson Street Café on Sept. 23 in Mexico at 11:30. Lin Donnelly offered the invocation, and the 12 NARFE members present repeated the Pledge of Allegiance. Vice President Mary L. Walkup called the meeting to order. Walkup read the minutes of the July meeting, and they were approved as read. Homer McCollum gave the treasurer’s report. Walkup went to

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