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The Monroe City Community Task Force hosted their annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages birth – sixth grade on April 3. The event was held at the Lankford Field Football Stadium. The day was host to great weather, filling the field with a large attendance.

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Hippity Hoppity who? The Easter Bunny flew in on April 3, as hundreds of viewers watched the Survival Flight helicopter deliver the furry friend to the Annual Timbrook’s Flashlight Easter Egg Extravaganza.

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Winning the City of Monroe City Municipal election are the following candidates:

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Basketball Camp sign-ups are underway. The Monroe City Panther’s will host their tenth annual basketball camp in April and May for four different age groups. The camp is directed by boys basketball Head Coach Brock Edris and assisted by Coach Ed Talton.

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As the upcoming April election approaches, it is important for voters in the surrounding counties to know what to expect on the April 6 ballot. The responsibility of being educated on what each voter is casting opinion on, is just as important as the voting itself. An uneducated voter is nea…

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East Dover Street in Monroe City has heavy police presence. Officers have the 300, 400 and 500 block of East Dover blocked off from traffic.

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Debbie Kendrick, See Real Estate Realtor of Monroe City, approached the council at the Board of Alderman meeting on March 18. Kendrick handed out three proposals to the aldermen, stating, “This is a great opportunity for the City of Monroe City. I am approaching the council as a business own…

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The City of Monroe City received their utility bill for the month of February with a 1.1 million dollar increase due to the weather conditions experienced in the southern part of the United States. Monroe City is not alone in this extreme cost, but all municipalities are being effected acros…

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As the upcoming April election approaches, it is important for voters in the surrounding counties to know what to expect on the April 6 ballot. The responsibility of being educated on what each voter is casting opinion on, is just as important as the voting itself. An uneducated voter is nea…

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Monroe County Head Start students revealed happy feet on March 2, as 13 children received new shoes through a program called Shoes from the Heart. Children expressed happiness and excitement as they tried on their new tennis shoes.

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For more than 30 years, the Mark Twain Shopping Center has displayed the growth of a River Birch tree growing through the A-frame designed sun roof. On March 16, Mike’s Land Maintenance and Tree Removal professionally removed the tree. The company was seen working carefully, being cautious o…

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Monroe City was on the prowl for a State Title this past weekend, as they competed in the 2021 MSHSAA Missouri Boys Basketball Class 3 State Championship. The Panthers celebrated their season bringing home a Class 3 Second Place Title to add to their season of accomplishments. Head Coach Bro…

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Elizabeth Trower, a senior at Mark Twain High School, was presented with a Certificate of Merit from the VFW and its Auxiliary at the District 17 meeting in Hannibal on Sunday, February 21. Elizabeth submitted a recorded essay on “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” and was chosen …

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This year marks the fiftieth anniversary for OATS Transit, a nationwide leader in rural public transportation systems. The company is headquartered in Columbia and serves 87 counties in the state of Missouri.

The Monroe City Fire Department (M.C.F.D.) have been busy this past week responding to accidents and fire calls. Monroe City Fire Chief Rich Enochs encourages caution when thawing pipes, stating, “There are several ways you help thaw pipes safely. One way is to open the cabinet door to make …

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The Monroe City Board of Alderman met in regular session on February 18 in the city council chambers at City Hall. Several citizens were in attendance, both in person and online. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Potterfield leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members in att…

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The Monroe City Fire Department (M.C.F.D.) responded to a vehicle fire on Saturday evening. Upon arrival, the M.C.F.D. noted there were two semi-trucks on fire, with a third beginning to catch fire, in the G.C. Potterfield Trucking parking lot, located off of County Line Road.

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Two brothers went above and beyond their call this past week. Cory Young and Anthony Young saw a need while visiting their mother at the Senior Housing, located on Second Street, during last week’s snow storm. The two noted the sidewalks had not been cleared off and was a safety hazard to th…

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In recognition of Thompson Coburn’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion and strategic growth, the Firm has created two new C-Suite positions. One of the promotions was received by former hometown native, Norma Jackson, to Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Jackson described…

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The Monroe City Manor Auxiliary hosted their annual bake sale fundraiser on February 12 in the Old Macon-Atlanta bank lobby. The lobby was filled with all sorts of baked goods with Valentine themes. The fundraiser was well attended and sold out early. All proceeds help support the needs of t…

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The Just As I Am Cowboy Church, in spite of horrible cold, slick roads and a global pandemic held their Valentine’s Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction on February 13. The youth followed that with a pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday, February 14. Mary McGee reports that the efforts raised $2…

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The Monroe City R-1 high school held their annual Homecoming Royalty crowning on February 12 despite the cold weather conditions. The 2021 Coronation took place between the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys game against Centralia. Winning the crown was Logan Buhlig and Riley Quinn as this year’…

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Saturday, Feb. 13, marked the nineteenth annual Lucky Hearts Banquet. Although the pandemic kept everyone from joining together, the event still shared the love virtually. Couples gathered around their virtual devices and watched for their names, in hopes to keep their ticket alive to be a g…

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Members of the Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen’s Association are raising money for local scholarships and are offering several ways to help support youth in agriculture.  The association is hosting a Cattlemen’s Banquet on Saturday, February 20, at the American Legion building in Palmyra. …

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As the City Council works to find unity, voters will find four open vacancies on the City of Monroe City General Municipal Election ballot. The vacant spots include two year terms for Alderman in Ward I, Ward II and Ward III and a one year term for Alderman Ward III.

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The Monroe City Manor Care Center (MCMCC) Auxiliary will be hosting their annual bake sale fundraiser on Friday, February 12 at the old Macon-Atlanta bank lobby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds help support the needs of the residents throughout the year. Auxiliary member Joan Stone stated,…

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The City Council Chambers and Zoom Meeting room online was filled with more than 70 community members on February 4 during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The event became popular after an anonymous citizen brought attention to the town an urgent call for citizens to start taki…

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The Planning and Zoning Commission conducted a Public Hearing at City Hall on January 26 at 6 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the public on whether the following described property located on Lake Park Road, Hays Road, Hagan Road, Kendrick Avenue, Smith Drive and Qui…

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Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick Smith announces that for the time period beginning September 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020, restitution in the amount of $4,022 was returned to 10 crime victims and the following individuals were sentenced to the Missouri Department …

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Monroe City High School students are preparing for their spring play, the Wizard of Oz musical. In order for the show to go on, the group is hosting a fundraiser. The public is invited to come enjoy a Variety Show on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m., in the Middle School Auditorium. Guests an…

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The Jenkins Organization has acquired Mark Twain Landing, with plans to reopen April 23 as Mark Twain Lake Jellystone Park Camp-Resort. “We’re already working on improvements so that we can provide families with memorable, spectacular experiences,” said Ricky Jenkins, president of The Jenkin…

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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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A trip to one local convenience store will now require a mask. The old saying, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service,” now will require the addition of “No Mask” to shop at Casey’s General Stores nationwide. This isn’t received without backlash, as several customers have voiced their opinion to ta…

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The Monroe City United Methodist Women will be hosting a Second Sunday Soup for the community to enjoy on January 10 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Second Sunday Soup will be offered to the community with a drive-thru pick-up.

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On January 27, the Northeast area saw weather conditions causing accumulations of snow and sleet. The weather caused hazardous travel conditions resulting in a multiple motor-vehicle accident on Eastbound Highway 36. The accident closed down the highway for several hours.

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The Monroe City Fire Department was paged to the scene of a possible brush-fire on the afternoon of January 21. Upon arrival, Fire Chief Rich Enochs stated, “This turned out to be a structure fire across from the fire station. The demo Crew had been using a cutting torch to cut a beam and ca…