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The Monroe City R-1 School District hosted Big Truck Night on October 6 at the Lion’s Club Field. Guests could enjoy tours of approximately 21 different types of vehicles, along with activities for children to take part in. Organizer and Pre-K teacher Sarah Lorenson stated, “I was thrilled w…

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The Monroe City FFA Chapter will be hosting a BBQ before the Homecoming game September 24 at the Ag building. The BBQ will be served  from 5-7 p.m. The chapter invites the public to come and support this event. All proceeds will go to support the Monroe City Summer Lunch Program, which helps…

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The Monroe City LEOs for Kids kicked off their second annual Blue Santa fundraising event September 17-18. The two-day weekend offered a schedule packed with food contests, live music, car show and entertainment for kids. Community members and surrounding area visitors gathered at the Lion’s…

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The thirty-fourth annual Northeast Missouri Old Threshers entertained approximately 2500 guests the weekend at the Shelbina Fairgrounds. The annual event brought many together during the four-day event with activities and events for all ages.

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The Monroe City High School (MCHS) will celebrate their football homecoming on September 24. This year’s Football Homecoming theme is “Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall; Monroe City Wins it All!” and will host the traditional Homecoming Parade Friday at 2 p.m., along with special festivities all …

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The National Wild Turkey Federation(NWTF) held a banquet dinner on Saturday, August 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event was hosted by the See’s Creek Strutters Chapter, of Monroe City. The sixth annual event differed from last year, being able to hold an in person meeting rather th…

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Mud Junkie Motor Sports entertained a lively crowd on August 28 with revved engines and mud splatters. There were approximately 300 spectators present to enjoy the night of family fun entertainment. Organizer Travis Turpin explained the growth of attendance, stating, “Participation and guest…

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Fabulous Feet Dance Company welcomed dancers of all ages to Dance Camp on August 9-13 by Dancing through the Decades. Student dancers expressed their excitement by smiling and learning new moves, along with taking the opportunity to learn hip-hop by guest artist, Riley (James) Williams. Owne…

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The Eastern Missouri Crappie Club hosted the Thirteenth Annual John Martens Memorial Jack and Jill Catch Crappie for the Cure tournament and auction on July 31. The tournament is held each year as a fundraiser with proceeds going to help the Monroe County Cancer Supporters, raising over a to…

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Fabulous Feet Dance Company will offer their Summer Dance Camp featuring special Guest Artist and former student Rylie James Williams August 9-13. The camp is offered to ages 3 years old and up, including adults if interested. Dancers can be registered on first day of camp or pre-registered …

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Towns all across the state will be celebrating Missouri’s Bicentennial on August 10 with celebrations and old fashion ice cream socials, including Monroe City. Those wanting to celebrate their great states birthday are invited to BB’s for ice cream, cake and lemonade for only $5 per person. …

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The Monroe City Community Task Force will host the second Back to School Bash on Sunday, August 8, at the Lion’s Club Field, from 1-4 p.m. Monroe City students, including MCR-1 and Holy Rosary, in grades Kindergarten through Eighth will be able to pick up free school supplies and enjoy an ev…

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The Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a firework show at the Mark Twain Lake Cannon Dam drawing a big crowd by water and land. Boats were seen sitting near the dam as they waited for the show to start, along with cars parked along the roadway.

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Monroe City will be hosting a variety of Fourth of July festivities for the upcoming weekend to celebrate Independence Day. There will be a parade, pageants, baby show and food vendors and firework show for the community to enjoy.

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The Fifty-Second Annual Mark Twain Old Threshers’ Show will take place July 8-10, at the Paris Fairgrounds. The show will feature John Deere Tractor, Chevrolet Automobile, and John Deere Gas Engine   All Makes and Models are welcome. The show will be hosting the Vintage Green Club of Missouri.

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Monroe City Panther Players presented The Wizard of Oz musical taking viewers down the path of the yellow brick road this past weekend. Guests of all ages demonstrated their enjoyment of the show through bouts of laughter and smiles, clapping to congratulate the hard work and amazing effort …

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Monroe City Panther Players will present The Wizard of Oz musical this weekend. The musical will be performed at the Monroe City Middle School with four available show times. Starting on April 9 at 7 p.m., April 10 at 8 p.m. and then on April 11 at 2 and 7 p.m.

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Hippity Hoppity who? The Easter Bunny flew in on April 3, as hundreds of viewers watched the Survival Flight helicopter deliver the furry friend to the Annual Timbrook’s Flashlight Easter Egg Extravaganza.

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Basketball Camp sign-ups are underway. The Monroe City Panther’s will host their tenth annual basketball camp in April and May for four different age groups. The camp is directed by boys basketball Head Coach Brock Edris and assisted by Coach Ed Talton.

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Springtime in Missouri means ever-changing weather. In the last month, Missourians have seen thunderstorms as well as clear days in the 70s. When it’s warm out, spring is a great time to enjoy Missouri’s many lakes and rivers. But, remember that thunderstorms develop quickly this time of year.

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Monroe City High School students are preparing for their spring play, the Wizard of Oz musical. In order for the show to go on, the group is hosting a fundraiser. The public is invited to come enjoy a Variety Show on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m., in the Middle School Auditorium. Guests an…

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Monroe City High School students are preparing for their spring play, the Wizard of Oz musical. In order for the show to go on, the group is hosting a fundraiser. The public is invited to come enjoy a Variety Show on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m., in the Middle School Auditorium. Guests an…

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Little ones had the chance to see a glimpse of Santa Claus this weekend, bringing bright and cheerful smiles throughout the town. A large crowd lined Business Highway 24 and 36, along with North Main Street for the nights festivities. The Monroe City Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Chr…

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The Monroe City Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off the Christmas season in style on Saturday, December 5 with a Christmas Parade. As the Christmas season approaches neighborhoods are beginning to display their shiny festive lights and merry arrangements.

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The Girls Day Out shopping event was held on November 14 from 12-6 p.m. The event was hosted by Sarah Mudd and held in the banquet room of Maddie’s on Main. Mudd shared, “I feel like we had a good turnout considering COVID-19. There was a steady flow of customers from beginning to end.”

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The Monroe City Trunk or Treat trails were filled with several sweet treat, candy seeking little ones. The disguised youth showed up in different sizes, some with spooky scary attire, others with fancy beautiful fantasy characters and even more representing their favorite sports or occupatio…

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It was rainbows, songs and tapping toes at Dance Camp this past week. Little dancers expressed their excitement by smiling and learning new moves. Fabulous Feet Dance Company held its annual Dance Camp August 10-14 for students ages 3 and up. Dancers enjoyed a Rainbow themed week of dancing,…

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The Monroe City Ministerial Alliance will host a BBQ dinner at North Park on Friday, August 14. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with all proceeds going to fund the Ministerial Alliance, who help ministries and people in need year-round. Each Christian church in the alliance will provide one …

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The Monroe City Christian Church is holding a Front Porch Prayer Service for everyone to join in unison as a community to share in prayer, hear Gods word and worship together. The service will be held in front of the church Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m.

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The Monroe City Chamber of Commerce held their annual Fourth of July Bike Contest prior to the start of the parade. The contest welcomed youngsters of all ages with bikes decorated in patriotic red, white and blue for the festive event.

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The Class of 2020 celebrated their graduation accomplishments with a parade on Friday, June 26. Family, loved ones and community members gathered along Business Highway 24&36 and Main Street to watch each graduate pass by waving, throwing candy and smiling in excitement to finish their h…

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The Lost Year is Saturday, July 4th with a rolling start between 6 and 7 a.m.  As has been the custom for the last several years, Highway 79 from Church Street in Hannibal to Continental Cement on South 79 will be closed for the race.  The highway will be closed down at 5:30 a.m. to prepare …

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Fabulous Feet Dance Company held its annual spring performance dance recital on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 at St. Jude’s Park. Despite the cloudy skies, the rain held off for the young dancers to entertain the crowd with their talents. The recital included two shows each day, the …

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The Monroe City R-1 (MCR-1) School District and Athletic Department will begin to reopen their facilities for summer activities in four phases. Each phase will have guidelines. The MCR-1 School District released the following statement, stating, “The health and well-being of our student athl…

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The city parks have seen recent improvements throughout the town for citizens to enjoy made available through grant funds received. All ages can take advantage of the new upgrades added to North Park, South Park and St. Jude’s Park. Each have different enhancements added for the community to…

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The Board of Alderman met in regular session on May 21. The fate of the Monroe City Pool for the summer season was on the agenda for discussion. Among the discussion of health safety, the City Administrator also informed the board there was a lack of interest in applications to staff the pool.

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How does shopping local impact the community? A business owned by a resident, with roots in the community spends the money spent in their business locally. By patronizing a local business, dollars spent increases the local economy and keeps the small communities thriving. Without small busin…

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Life changes from season to season. Most don’t like change, while others embrace it. This is exactly what one hometown native continues to do as she prays for her direction from God. Andrea Whiston explains her walk in life as blessed and exciting, stating, “I allow the Lord to lead me. The …