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Members of the St. Stephens Altar Society serve Will Ball

Area churches team to host free meals each month

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

Area churches have teamed to provide the community one free meal per month. The catch? None. It is simply a free meal for the community. The Monroe City United Methodist Church (MCUMC) was first in hosting the free dinner consisting of chicken, salads, desserts and more for anyone interested on Monday, July 21 from 5-7 p.m. MCUMC will host the dinner on the third Monday of every month, and the

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  • Celebrating Swinkey and community traditions

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Jordan Schafer made his rounds as Tom Sawyer at the Swinkey Picnic

    Monroe City Area community traditions were in full swing last week as the Swinkey Days For Kids, Swinkey Picnic and Hunnewell Homecoming all boasted record numbers. The Hunnewell Homecoming (photos on page 14) served a fish meal to 164 adults and Swinkey Days for Kids hosted 147 children. Both the Monroe County Fair and the Monroe City Youth Fair took place last week, with many area youth participating. Cooler than

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  • City seeks solution for privately owned sewer lines, drops to half member of NEMO Task Force

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

    City Administrator Jackie Pangborn asked for input from the Board of Aldermen after a smoke testing program revealed problems on private sewer lines within the city. It was determined that the USDA loan money cannot be used to address problems with privately owned sewer lines, so the city is looking for ways to assist home owners. The board asked that the city confer with Mark Bross of Klingner and Associates

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Big Talk in a Small Town

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:57 am

By: Adriana Orsini During a recent Saturday evening conversation we began discussing ways to make a positive impact on our surroundings and an interesting point was made. The person knew someone who was doing what they called the “100 mile diet.” Although my knee jerk reaction is to dismiss it like a fad diet orchestrated and carried out by “yuppies,”  I began to roll the idea over in my head.

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  • Trevor’s Travels: Makin’ Tracks

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:50 am

    By: Trevor Lewis What a fun week of fairs! I had been told numerous times about last week’s fairs numerous times throughout my time here and I never really thought about them much but after going to three last week I have to say I had quite the time. I hate to pick favorites here but the Swinkey Picnic really captured my heart. I had so much fun at that

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  • Trevor’s Travels: Makin’ Tracks

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

    By: Trevor Lewis I have to say I was pretty happy when LeBron James said he would be going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers last weekend. When he left to “take his talents to South Beach” four years ago, I, like the majority of non-Heat fans, was pretty spiteful towards him. The way he went on TV and announced his decision was a low blow for the city of Cleveland.

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