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Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today a consumer advisory regarding the onion recall that is occurring nationwide. Hy-Vee was recently notified by its supplier Capitol City Fruit that in August the grocer had received a shipment of onions that are part of the recall. The potentially impacted onions w…

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Tonight, on October 21, Ward III Alderman Connie Painter announced her resignation 33 minutes into the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Painter stated, “Words cannot describe the genuine gratitude I have to the voters of Ward III for putting your trust in me to represent the best in…

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The Captain Ben Smith Airfield hosted the Glen Wiley Pilots Association Breakfast Fly-in or Drive-in on October 16 at 9 a.m. The weather was brisk and a cool 42 degrees, with clear skies for the pilots to land their planes on the runway. The public was invited to the event. Those in attendan…

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On October 7, Monroe City Council members discussed the needs of the City’s electrical plant. The council heard from Brad Gilmer, of Eaton Electrical Engineering, who had prepared a slideshow to explain the options, repairs and cost the City will have in the near future to service breakers a…

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The Sheriff's Office is currently attempting to locate Karla C Ellis, age 26, of Lewistown, Missouri and Billy W Davis, age 42, of Lewistown, Missouri. Each individual has a failure to appear warrant for abuse or neglect of a child, a class D felony.

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Coach Mike Crager is committed to helping the local area fight the good fight against Parkinson’s. On October 6 - 9, Coach Crager, his wife Marla and son Christian, went to Orlando, Florida to attend the third annual Rocksteady Boxing Coaches Seminar. The Seminar helps Coaches across the nat…

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) held the first Monroe City Out of the Darkness Walk on October 9 at the Mosswood Golf Course. Organizer Liz Halpin stated, “It was a great day. We had about 50 participants total, and I’d say approximately 40 who attended on Saturday. The…

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The Monroe City R-1 School District hosted Big Truck Night on October 6 at the Lion’s Club Field. Guests could enjoy tours of approximately 21 different types of vehicles, along with activities for children to take part in. Organizer and Pre-K teacher Sarah Lorenson stated, “I was thrilled w…

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The City of Monroe City received a generous donation on October 7 from MIRMA. The donation will help make the city swimming pool safer by providing funds to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED). Monroe City Ambulance District Administrator Blair Joiner explained the increased b…

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St. Jude’s Park was filled with people of all ages on Saturday, October 2 for the annual Fall Festival. The event was hosted by the Monroe City Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The festival was well attended by both

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The Monroe City Fall Festival’s First Pie Baking Contest is now in the books. As everyone gathered at St. Jude’s Park for the day’s festivities, tasting judges were busy sampling several home baked pies. The contest proved to be a sweet success with 17 baked pies. Contestants could enter int…

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The Fall Festival encouraged locals to gather their creative thoughts for the Scarecrow and Pumpkin Contest on Saturday morning. St. Jude’s Park displayed several different themes to add to the days celebration of welcoming a new season.

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Everyone likes to win. It creates a feeling of accomplishment and brings a sensation of victory to a team, group or person. This past weekend, Monroe City High School Head Coach Melissa Chinn should have felt just that, accomplished, as her team completed her 200th coaching career win for th…

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The Monroe City FFA Trap Team traveled to Community R-6 to compete for the last time this season on Saturday, September 25. So far, this season the team has had a lot of quality shoots and even had a top three finish at the Centralia shoot.

Monroe City R-1 Middle School (MCMS) hosted Lead Day on September 24. 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 e…

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), gathered at the Monroe City High School for the “See You at The Pole” (SYATP) annual event on September 22 at 7:30 a.m. prior to school starting. The FCA is led by Mr. Ed Talton. Parents, students and faculty gathered together to celebrate this yea…

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Friday night lights brought out the Panther Fans on September 24 for the rival game between Monroe City and Palmyra to celebrate Homecoming and the Mayor’s Cup game all in one. The atmosphere and crowd participation would make by-standers believe it could have been a play-off game with inten…

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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 Monroe City LEOs for Kids kicked off their second annual Blue Santa fundraising event September 17-18. The two-day weekend offered a schedule packed with food contests, live music, car show and entertainment for kids. Community members and surrounding area visitors gathered at the Lion’s…

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The thirty-fourth annual Northeast Missouri Old Threshers entertained approximately 2500 guests the weekend at the Shelbina Fairgrounds. The annual event brought many together during the four-day event with activities and events for all ages.

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The Monroe City High School (MCHS) will celebrate their football homecoming on September 24. This year’s Football Homecoming theme is “Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall; Monroe City Wins it All!” and will host the traditional Homecoming Parade Friday at 2 p.m., along with special festivities all …

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Mayor Jerry Potterfield signed approved paperwork by the City Council to start moving closer towards beginning the new sewer project on September 9 at the City Council meeting. The council opened the meeting with an Interim Bond Closing for the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Present was Mark…

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The family of Steve DeLaporte hosted the annual Plow Day on September 5, at 2 p.m., on the property of Don and Cindy Abell, near Sharpsburg Church. Tractors included models from John Deere, Farmall, Oliver and Allis Chalmers. Explaining the importance of Plow Day and of a person’s roots, DeL…

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The results of the Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway follow-up audit for the City of Monroe City have been released. Findings included that the City of Monroe City has put to action some of the recommendations from the previous audit, but still has concerns, according to the recent foll…

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September 11 will mark the twentieth anniversary of a horrific day in the United States. It is suggested for the nation to observe six moments of silence. Most everyone who is able to remember back 20 years ago, can share exactly where they were when our great nation was attacked. Now 20 yea…

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Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative’s (MREC) Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, August 28, with a drive-through format in the parking lot of Palmyra High School.  Registration showed the number of  members  present had exceeded what was necessary to constitute a quorum for the…

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The Union Covered Bridge celebrated its 150-year anniversary on Monday, September 6. Residents from all over the State gathered together during the afternoon to observe the surviving real-life artifact and historical landmark in Monroe County. Missouri State Parks served refreshments which i…

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Monroe County Sheriff Joe Colston released the following statement, "Today a resident of the county received a call from someone claiming they needed to look at their roof. When the resident explained they weren't having any issues with the roof the reply was, "well you have insurance don't …

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Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center announced their 2022 Fiscal Year Officers and Board Members on August 16. Serving for Fiscal Year 2022 are President Buzzy Shaver, Vice President John Russell, Treasurer Bret Gosney and Secretary Tara Elliott. Other board members included Gary Yager, Betty…

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The National Wild Turkey Federation(NWTF) held a banquet dinner on Saturday, August 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event was hosted by the See’s Creek Strutters Chapter, of Monroe City. The sixth annual event differed from last year, being able to hold an in person meeting rather th…

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Mud Junkie Motor Sports entertained a lively crowd on August 28 with revved engines and mud splatters. There were approximately 300 spectators present to enjoy the night of family fun entertainment. Organizer Travis Turpin explained the growth of attendance, stating, “Participation and guest…

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At approximately 3 p.m. yesterday, Monroe City Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol were seen at the residence of 329 Mill Street in Monroe City.Later that evening at 6:26 p.m., Justin Deming, age 34, of Monroe City, was charged with Statutory R…

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Northwest of town lives a farm family, which demonstrates the definition of hard work and faithfulness. Pulling in the driveway visitors are welcomed with home-style smiles and kindness by all. Richard and Amy Willard are not just the owners of Willard Farms, but are dedicated parents and te…

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Monroe City Librarian Karen Seward gave a presentation for the council to hear the pros and cons of the City Library joining the Little Dixie Library System on August 9. The presentation included a large number of pros and few cons.

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“Covid-19 precautions will remain the same as last year, with mask and face coverings being optional except when riding a bus. Bus riders are required to wear them per mandates that the district has to follow,” states Superintendent Tony DeGrave. The district is required to follow CDC guidel…