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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 …

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The Monroe City R-1 High School Panther Players and drama department presented the musical “Dog Fight” in the Monroe City Middle School Auditorium over the past weekend. The show was offered to the public for three days. Showing on Friday, February 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday…

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Lucky Heart guests can get ready to put on their cowboy boots and saddle up the horses for the Eighteenth Annual Lucky Hearts Banquet. The event will be held on February 8, at the Knights of Columbus Parish Hall. This year’s dance will be decorated in a western style theme. The event will be…

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Are you looking for a new outdoor adventure? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake in partnership with the Monroe City Whitetails Unlimited Chapter, the Mark Twain Lake Visitors and Educational Resource Center Committee, the Northeast Missouri Wild Turkey Federation, the Missis…

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The Monroe City Singers held their annual Christmas Concert on December 12. The popular event was held in the beautifully decorated Methodist Church on Thursday evening. The second scheduled concert was cancelled on Sunday due to weather conditions.

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The Monroe City Public Library will host children’s author, Sharon Krager, of Paris, on November 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Krager is the author of five children’s books. Her latest book, “Welcome to my Treehouse” is a collection of 29 short stories and poems. Kruger stated, “The idea for th…

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The Monroe City Ministerial Alliance invites the public to attend the annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 24 at 7 p.m.  This year we will meet at the First Baptist Church (FBC) to celebrate all we have to be thankful for as individuals and as a community.

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The Indian Creek Campground was filled with campers to put on a weekend of spooktacular fun for both the young and old. Costumes worn by those small and tall. The costumes included scary, humorous and creative alike. The Halloween Walk attracted an estimated 9,298 visitors this year. Campgro…

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Mark Twain’s well-known Quarles’ farm will host an all-volunteer dig on Saturday, September 7, Saturday, September 14, and Saturday, September 21 at the hilltop site located just off highway 107 four miles north of Florida, MO.

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The fifth annual Praise Jam 2019 will be held at St. Jude’s Park on August 10 at 4:30 p.m. This is a family friendly event for all ages to enjoy several activities in the park. The evening events will include live music, dancing, food, cornhole tournament and testimonies in honor of Our Savi…

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The Monroe City Emergency Services will host their first Back to School Bash on August 6, in St. Jude’s Park, from 5-8 p.m. Alderman Connie Painter stated, “I hope this event will grow bigger each year for the youth in our community.” Area students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth will …

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The Pleasant Day 4-H Club, of Marion County, hosted the fifth annual Kids Fishing Derby on June 29 at South Lake. Each of the children were divided in three age divisions and competed for biggest, smallest and most fish awards in their division.

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Monroe City Chamber of Commerce will host the Fourth of July festivities including a parade and activities in St. Jude’s Park for all ages. The festivities are hosted and made possible by a multitude of volunteers in the community who have donated their time and efforts to make the celebrati…

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The Fiftieth Annual Mark Twain Old Threshers’ Show will take place July 11-14, at the Paris Fairgrounds. The show will feature IH and Farmall, but all makes and models are welcome. This year the show will be hosting the Missouri International Harvester Club-Chapter Number One.

Mark Twain Lake announces that fishing at the Frank Russell Recreation Area Pond will be suspended in order to accommodate the upcoming National Kids Fishing Day Special event on June 8.  No public fishing will be permitted between 4:00 pm on June 5 through 12:00 pm on June 8.  The remainder…

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DownTown Monroe City hosted a Pig and Swig event on April 13 at the Lion’s Club Barn. The event brought out more than 150 community members to support the restoration and revitalization of downtown Monroe City. Those attending took their chances on the racing swine while dining with a catere…

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Whitetails Unlimited held their twenty-second annual banquet on March 9, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Monroe City. The entire hall was filled with outdoorsmen and women, along with several youth. The event being sold-out several days prior.  

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Pretty dresses, fancy hairdos and bright smiles painted the scene for the third annual Daddy Daughter Dance held on February 16. Dad’s and father figures alike escorted the little girls aged kindergarten through eighth grade for an evening of dining and dancing. The event is hosted each year…

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Saturday, Feb. 9, marked the seventeenth annual Lucky Hearts Banquet. The Holy Rosary PTO fundraiser hosts the popular date night each year.  The event took place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, as it has in all the years past. There were 300 tickets available which were all sold at this ye…

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The Knights of Columbus are hosting an elegant evening of dinner, music and dancing for daughters Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, along with their father figure at the Daddy Daughter Dance. This annual event is enjoyed by the young ladies of the future generation as they are escorted with…