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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…

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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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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.