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Open House was held at the Monroe City R-1 School District on March 8. Community members and loved ones of the students, filled the halls to view all the hard work each had showcased, while receiving their education for the 2018-19 school year. The creative art displ

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On March 2, the Madison High School Gym was filled with Monroe County Cancer Supporters and residents for the ninth annual Blow Cancer Away Fundraiser. The event is scheduled each year rotating between Madison, Paris and Monroe City. This year the event brought more items up for bid than the…

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The Holy Rosary School saw a packed house as they hosted their second annual school carnival on March 1, from 5-8 p.m. Several local families brought their children for an evening filled with fun, food and games. The event was hosted to support the fundraising efforts of the Holy Rosary School.

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The Monroe City R-1 Elementary school will participate in the fortieth annual Kids Heart Challenge, previously known as Jump Rope for Heart, this week, to raise awareness of heart disease and funds for research. One Monroe City family, speaks out to encourage the importance of research and h…

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Earlier this morning, the eighth annual Shed Antler Hunt for Youth started at 8:30 a.m.  and is scheduled to last until 3 p.m. at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center near the Cannon Dam. Loved ones brought their children from the surrounding area to enjoy the outdoors.  The event is p…

Developing a thriving rural Missouri is important to FCS Financial. The Shaping Rural Missouri grant program offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $500 grants to implement projects that will benefit their rural communities and youth development.

Students from many area high schools were on the Hannibal-LaGrange University campus on February 5 to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District 7 Leadership Conference.  Schools participating included Bowling Green, Clopton, Community R-6, Elsberry, Hannibal CTC, …


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Holy Rosary School staff and students were busy celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 29 – February 2. The chosen theme this year for the week was Holy Rosary Students Learn, Serve, Lead and Succeed. The school held an open house on January 31, with the public invited to come and celebra…

Holy Rosary second grade students stand next to the D.A.R.E. car complete with a thin blue line rustic flag and a Panther Head on the hood.

Ivy and Beau Kauble wait their turn as Rylan Moss plays the toss game at the Baptist Church block party held on Sept. 9. More than 150 guests enjoyed the family friendly event.

Ricketts Farm Service of Shelbina supplies cover crop to a Woods Flying Service crop duster which is servicing area farmers looking to improve compaction and keep erosion to a minimum.

Swinkey Days for Kids was held July 9-11. The annual event hosted 165 participating kids ages 4 and older. Each child received a blue t-shirt with the verse Matthew 5:16 Let Your Light Shine, the theme for the week printed on the back.

Co-writers, Bradi Keller and Camryn Hays celebrate with Bradi’s grandmother, Cindy Hancock and Camryn’s grandfather, Gary Yager during a booksigning of their book, The Journey of Cancer.

With eyes of steal blue, there’s no denying these two men who have only known each other for a little more than a year, are truly father and son. The two men sat teary eyed at times reflecting back on the past, present and future.