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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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How does Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch help children placed in their homes?  Learn answers to questions like this one at Shiloh’s open house.  Shiloh will hold its open house Saturday, September 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its location north of Clarence.

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The 2021-22 school year began promptly at 8 a.m. on August 23 at the Monroe City R-1 School. This year the elementary and middle school began the new year in a new building, utilizing new office spaces, classrooms and a cafeteria. Middle School Principal Troy Patterson explained the first da…

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Monroe City R-1 High School teacher Tracy Fuller has been named one of the Northeast Missouri Regional Teachers of the year. Fuller has worked in the Monroe City R-! School District for 21 years. Fuller is the tenth through twelfth grade Biology teacher. Fuller stated, “I am very humbled bec…

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The Monroe City R-1 Music Appreciation class recently produced and released a new album, called Volume 1. The students have been working for the past two school years creating the new album. The album, which released this past week, was created by several students in the class. Band Director…

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages drivers to be cautious on the roads this spring and give turtles a brake! These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active.

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The Monroe City High School will host their one hundred thirtieth commencement ceremony on May 16 at 2 p.m. in the High School gymnasium. This year, 80 students will be graduating in the Class of 2021. The Lake Gazette, with the help of parents and businesses have created a graduation bookle…

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The Monroe City R-1 School District is wrapping up another school year. Students have been busy with Map testing and finishing up end of the year activities. Friday May 14 will conclude the end of the school year, with dismissal scheduled for an early release at 12:50 p.m.

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The Monroe City R-1 2021 Prom King and Queen were crowned on April 24 at 11 p.m., in the high school gymnasium, with several parents and family members present to watch the coronation. Crowned Queen was Hannah Wheeler and Kinged was Logan Lucas as royalty for the evening’s event.

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The town will be filled with well-dressed gentleman and elegant young ladies this coming weekend, as the Monroe City R-1 Junior class hosts prom on Saturday, April 24. This year’s prom theme is “Midnight in the Garden.” Coronation candidates for prom royalty are Logan Buhlig, Clara Minor, Co…

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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 R-1 Middle School (MCMS) hosted Lead Day on April 1. Students in grades fifth through eighth spent their day leading activities to help accomplish goals in the community. Students participated in cleaning up the school, parks and yards, spending the day working together to establ…

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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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Holy Rosary School has been busy celebrating Catholic Schools Week with different activities planned each day. This year is the forty-sixth annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme this year is Stepping Stones to Faith and Knowledge.

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Columbia College of Missouri recently announced its dean's list for the Fall Semester. To be named to the dean's list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.

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On January 7, concerns were raised in a Monroe City R-1 High School classroom while receiving instruction on Social Studies. The discussion became uncomfortable enough for one student, who chooses to remain anonymous, removed themselves from the classroom and stood in the hall. Superintenden…

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Outstanding students at Olney Central College have been named to the academic honors lists for the Fall 2020 Semester. Of those students earning recognition, Clifford Talton, of Monroe City, has been named on the Dean’s List. Talton continues his education and currently plays basketball at O…

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The University of Missouri Board of Curators today approved a new university governance structure. Last month, the board received a report from the Council of Chancellors recommending a proposed leadership framework following the decision to combine the role of UM System president with MU ch…

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Ashley Yager, a second-grade teacher at Monroe City R-1 Elementary School, received a $250 grant through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Yager was awarded the grant during Teacher Appreciation Week in early May. The funds were used to purchase a collection of nonfiction books …

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The Monroe City R-1 School District welcomed Tony DeGrave to fill the position of Superintendent. DeGrave, a hometown native and MCHS graduate shared being excited to return to the community where his roots were planted. DeGrave welcomes the opportunity stating, “It is an honor to be able to…

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The Monroe City High School held its one hundred twenty ninth annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 27 in the High School Gymnasium. The program began promptly at 12 p.m.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is proposing changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regarding coyote hunting and feral hog control. MDC is considering the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision, infrared, thermal imagery equip…

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The First Baptist Church will host a discussion on race relations on Sunday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. First Baptist Church Pastor Chad McMath and Promiseland Family Church with Pastor Paul Washington and Pastor Ed Talton will join together in leading the service.

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Ashley Yager, a second-grade teacher at Monroe City Elementary School, has received a $250 grant through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. The funds will be used by Yager to purchase a collection of nonfiction books to add to her classroom library.

Hannibal-LaGrange University has announced it will be offering 180 online summer classes this year at a low rate of $249 per credit hour with no hidden fees, a price that is 22 percent lower than the national average for public colleges and nearly 50 percent lower than other private colleges…

It’s that time of year again.  We will soon see farmers markets set up to sell produce and fruit.  Helpful information is set out below for a safe and healthy Farmers Market for sellers and buyers alike.  If you have any questions, please call Monroe County Health Department at 660/327-4653.

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There are four storm shelters located in Monroe City and will be open to the public to take shelter during COVID-19. Should the need arise, those taking shelter are asked to wear a mask if they have one available. The shelters are located at City Hall, the Holy Rosary Church Basement, the Ba…

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The Holy Rosary School saw a packed house as they hosted their third annual school carnival on February 21, from 5-8 p.m. Students brought their families 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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Holy Rosary Catholic School started the week off on Monday, January 27 celebrating Catholic Schools Week in a prayer assembly. The theme this year being Meeting Jesus at Holy Rosary School-Following His Way. The Holy Rosary School will continue to celebrate CSW throughout the rest of the wee…

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Catholic Schools Week (CSW) will be celebrated across the nation on January 26 – February 1. CSW is the forty-sixth annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Holy Rosary Catholic School is celebrating this year with the theme Meeting Jesus at Holy Rosary School-Following…

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The Monroe City Middle School has a new opportunity available to the students and their families that will help decorate the school building and allow student talents to shine. During the 2019-20 school year there will be several opportunities for fun activities that students can earn, howev…

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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.

The Monroe City Swimming Pool celebrated their last day of operation for the summer on Sunday, August 11. The pool hosted an end of summer pool party for the swimmers to enjoy.

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The Monroe City Emergency Services Back to School Bash was held on August 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the St. Jude’s Park. The park was filled with children of all ages ready to participate in the water activities planned for the evening. Chief Tyler Wheeler stated, “I feel the event was a success. T…

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The Monroe City R-1 Middle School held a Promotion Ceremony for the eighth-grade class on May 23 at 7 p.m. There was a total of 55 students being promoted to high school during the evenings commencement.

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The fifth and sixth grade students of Monroe City R-1 Middle School graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on the morning of Wednesday, May 22.  The instructor, Officer Brian Walters, presented certificates and prizes to all students.

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The Monroe City High School held its one hundred twenty eighth annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19 in the High School Gymnasium. The program began promptly at 2 p.m.

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This year’s Class of 2019 Salutatorian was awarded to McKenzie West, the daughter of Justin and Susan West.

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On May 8, the Monroe City R-1 School District was ending the school day like any other day, when the school went into an active lockdown at approximately 3:10 p.m. As parents were parking to pick up their children, students were being unloaded off the buses and taken back into the school bui…

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The Monroe City R-1 School Foundation presented grants to the high school and middle school this past week. Board Members from the Foundation met at the school to surprise the teachers with a $500 grant award to each teacher.

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The Monroe City R-1 High School (MCHS) students celebrated Decision Day on April 18, for students who have been busy making important decisions about their future. The celebration is the first of its kind for MCHS. Guidance Counselor Kayla Murphy stated, “It was a great day for the students …

The Monroe City R-1 School District guidance counselor, Kayla Murphy recently received the Northeast Missouri Secondary Counselor of the Year Award. Murphy stated, “The award is quite an honor to receive.” Counselors throughout the northeastern area are nominated for the award, then chosen b…