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Monroe City Police Report

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 7:53 am

Monroe City police responded to numerous calls the week of Oct. 19-25, 2014. Oct. 19: Police issued a citation to Dawn Dikkers for failure to stop at a stop sign, oversaw a child exchange at the police department, worked on reports and conducted business checks and routine patrols. Oct. 20: Police conducted school duties, issued a citation to Billy Charlton for failing to file annually with the DOR, picked up

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  • Are dognappers at work in area?

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 7:16 am

      At first, when Doris Mehrer, who lives in Marion County a few miles north of Monroe City, realized her family’s lab, Lou Lou, hadn’t been around in a while, she thought little of it. She lives in a rural area filled with fields of soybeans and corn. Creek and river bottoms brimming with deciduous forests cut through the vast tracts of real estate. Many of the roads are unpaved,

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Compiled by Janet Painter 100 Years Ago Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 1914 Node Green reported the sale of Mrs. Kate Evans’ home to J.F. George. E.A. Jackson purchased the Rouse property in the southwest part of town. A daughter was born Oct. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Leland Gulick. Following were readings of the standard thermometer at the Farmers & Merchants Bank each noon: Tuesday 48, Wednesday 48, Thursday

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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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