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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.

Each year HNB Bank hosts a United Way Campaign that allows employees of the bank to make a charitable contribution to non-profit organizations in the community through United Way. Together HNB employees and the bank will donate $10,000 to the United Way’s 2020-21 Be a Hero Campaign. Pictured…

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Today Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that the state of Missouri will be moving in to Phase 1B - Tier 2 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Monday, January 18.  Phase 1B - Tier 2 focuses on protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness, including those aged 65 …

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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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Monroe City Board of Alderman met in a regular scheduled City Council meeting on January 7 via internet on Zoom. During the meeting, concerns for the need of pole replacement was discussed. It was noted the pole which had fell during the ice storm, near Business Highway 24 & 36, was comp…

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Mosswood Golf Course is thinking ahead for the future of the course, looking to save money over time with a new project. Mosswood plans to convert to a different type of grass to save dollars over time. Mosswood Greenskeeper A.J. Cooper shared, “We are converting our fairways to zoysia grass.”

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Hard-working Missourians will see another wage increase to ring in the new year. In 2018, voters from every corner of our state resoundingly voted Yes on Proposition B to gradually increase Missouri’s minimum wage from $7.85 an hour to $12 an hour by 2023. Starting January 1, employees can e…

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Mother nature welcomed the New Year with an ice storm across the area, causing severe tree limb damage and downed power lines. While most did their best to stay inside, emergency service workers, City employees and linemen worked to keep citizens warm and electricity on.

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This year has been a whirlwind of changes and adjustments, but it hasn’t stopped the Hulen family from finding plenty of reasons to celebrate. On September 2, Joshua and Megan Hulen, welcomed Allison Rose, Adam James, Madison Danielle, Emma Grace and Chloe Ann to their family. Overnight the …

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Lisa Spalding and her son Luke have continued a five-year tradition that has sparked the interest of many around town. A drive down Luther Lane will lead a viewer to the Spirit Tree. Inspired by the creator of the Magic Tree in Columbia, Spalding explained, “After we moved in to our home, we…

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The Board of Alderman were in a deadlock tie as a motion was placed on the table to accept the offer with new property insurance. Alderman Rusty Rothweiler, Ralph Lemongelli and Jeff Botkins voted yes, while Alderman Connie Painter, Marvin Viloria and Jason Osbourne sat with a stern no, want…

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Monroe City Chamber of Commerce elves have been busy again this year.  Donning masks and safe distancing they cheerfully took to the streets in the cover of darkness to choose not just the fanciest Christmas lights but those homes that have gone the extra mile to make this Christmas special,…

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The Monroe City FFA Chapter had nine students participate in the Area V Fall Public Speaking events. The competition was held virtually via Zoom. Their speeches were recorded live and sent to judges for further evaluation. There are different topic areas that students can choose from.  Parti…

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Monroe City Girl Scout Troop 9245 attended a florist workshop for their November meeting. The troop met at Applebee Tree where members experienced hands on learning, making a flower arrangement.

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The Monroe County Cancer Supporters continue efforts to maintain their vision to help those battling cancer in Monroe County despite the changes in times. The uncertain times which are being experienced during this pandemic and the health and safety concerns of contracting Covid-19, has forc…

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The times are uncertain. Guidelines change from day to day, numbers increase or decrease around us almost hourly. Isolation and quarantine could be right around the corner for anyone. Benefits available for employers, employees and questions continue, the same as bills and financial burdens …

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The report for the asbestos inspection performed at the old electrical power plant located at 126 East Summer Street has been released. Analytical results indicated five homogeneous areas contained greater than 1 percent asbestos containing materials. The inspection, which was done on Decemb…

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Several community members have voiced concern inquiring about the old jailhouse door, which was in the old electric building being demolished. Rumors had spread around town the door was missing, could not be located or was possibly destroyed in the demolition.

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Several community members had voiced concern inquiring about the old jailhouse door, which was in the old electric building being demolished. Rumors had spread around town the door was missing or could not be located. Mayor Jerry Potterfield assured those in attendance at the recent council …

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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 times are uncertain. Guidelines change from day to day, numbers increase or decrease around us almost hourly. Isolation and quarantine could be right around the corner for anyone. Benefits available for employers, employees and questions continue, the same as bills and financial burdens …

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This week, a large Christmas cedar tree was added to the wedge well on the corner of Dover and Main Street. This tree is no new tradition, but an old being brought back from the 1950’s for the second year in a row. Del Buckman, Rick Hagar and Harlan Greeves set out to bring the tradition bac…

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The Quincy Art Center is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase. Of the winners, two Monroe City residents took top awards. Kelly Eddington, won Best of Show, with her watercolor painting called “Painting You Into Existence.” Eddington shar…

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A group of local seamstresses continue to construct Masks for MC.  To date the group has constructed over 2,000 masks for the residents of Monroe City, hospitals, nursing homes, and businesses.  If you are in need of a mask, please contact JoLynn Yates at 573-735-4875 to arrange a delivery o…

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The family of Charlee Mudd will be hosting a benefit on December 5 to help with upcoming medical and travel expenses. The benefit will be held at Mudd Pie, located at 213 N. Main Street, starting at 10 a.m. Those wanting to support this cause will be able to purchase lunch to go, served curb…

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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 Monroe City Board of Alderman made a motion to choose option one, moving forward with the Water Treatment Plant plan. The board voted during a regular scheduled City Council meeting after discussing the options given from the Black and Veatch Water Study, which was completed in October.

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The Monroe City R-1 School District has asked the Board of Alderman to consider gifting a piece of property owned by the City of Monroe City. The property is located west of the old football field.

The Monroe City Panthers traveled to Palmyra for the District Final on Friday, November 13. The cold weather didn’t stop the Panthers from turning up the heat on the field as they fought to the bitter end for advancement in the play-offs. Monroe City’s season would find the end of the road, …

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The City Council met on November 5, hearing concerns from resident and utility customer, Kent Cheek. Cheek addressed the council requesting the Board of Alderman review their new ordinance to increase water and sewer bills with a base rate increase.

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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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Missouri continues to see record numbers of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Local public health experts with the One for All Missouri campaign are urging Missourians to do everything possible to stop the spread and reduce the strain on our hospitals.

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Today, November 11, Veteran’s Day, marks a day of remembrance and a day of honor to those who have sacrificed so much to serve their country. Not only have countless lives been lost in times of service, but days, weeks, holidays and time cannot be made up. There are empty chairs at tables ac…

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The final results have been received for the Monroe City Water Treatment Plant study. The yearlong study revealed five options for the City to consider improving overall water quality for the City’s customers. At the November 5 City Council meeting, engineers from Black & Veatch were pre…

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The Monroe City Blue Santa kicked off their first fundraising event on October 30-31. The two-day operation gathered community members and surrounding area visitors to pack the Lion’s Club field for a BBQ Contest, a Chili Cook-off and Car Show.

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On November 9, the fate of the Florida Cabin will be determined. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources personnel at Mark Twain State Park want to get “rid” of this log cabin. The Friends of Florida are “fighting” to keep it at its present location.

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The Monroe City Fire Department, Monroe City Ambulance, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two tractor-trailers on Thursday, October 29 at approximately 4:20 p.m. The accident blocked traffic on the roadway in the…