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Local resident Chuck Turnbull brought in two large hybrid tomatoes from his garden.  They are believed to be tomatillo.  The tomatillo, also known as the Mexican husk tomato. They are eaten raw or cooked in a variety of dishes, particularly salsa verde.

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The search still continues for Amanda Johnston who is listed as an Endangered Missing Person. Johnston was reported missing on August 5, after a subject attempted to visit her residence and noticed her apartment appeared to be broken into.

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Jerry Bill Asbell Jr., of 304 Widow Lane in Monroe City, was arrested on August 5 in Monroe City in the 200 block of North Charles Street. A warrant was issued in Monroe County on August 6 with charges of Kidnapping, Terrorizing 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.

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The search still continues for Amanda Johnston, who was listed as an Endangered Missing Person on August 5, at 11:30 p.m. Johnston is a 32-year-old Caucasian female, 112 pounds and 5’7” tall, with red hair and hazel eyes. The Monroe City Police Department (M.C.P.D.) and Missouri State Highwa…

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On July 24, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Monroe City Police Department K-9 Raven was requested to assist Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on a vehicle stop located on Highway 15 South of Shelbyville. Upon arrival, the Monroe City Police Department K-9 Unit was advised by the Shelby County Sher…

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Downtown Monroe City (DTMC), the not-for-profit organization spearheading revitalization in downtown Monroe City just announced they have awarded $12,000 in project grants. DTMC was founded in late 2018 by a group of concerned citizens and has caught rapid momentum bringing visible change to…

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On August 3, Monroe City R-1 School District Superintendent Tony DeGrave met with Governor Mike Parson to discuss the current issues of how the district has been effected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The meeting was held in Kirksville at 5 p.m. at the Kirksville Primary School for Northeast Are…

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On July 23, the Board of Alderman voted to adopt a new City Ordinance which gives instruction on the nuisance of grass, weeds and disabled vehicles. Attorney John Russell, who was not in attendance, modeled the ordinance after Palmyra’s ordinance modifying the verbiage for Monroe City’s use.

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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 City Council Chambers was filled with concerned citizens on July 30, for the Public Safety Committee meeting. Those who were in attendance came to voice their fears of removing the Monroe City Police Department (M.C.P.D.). Days prior, Facebook conversations had exploded throughout the co…

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Monroe County Health Department announces three positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The cases are NOT travel-related and two of the patients are quarantined at home.  One patient is hospitalized.  As of August 4, Monroe County has 7 active cases and 14 recovered cases of COVID-1…

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Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-13 extending Executive Order 18-12, which established the Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee.

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Monroe County Health Department is announcing three additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The cases are NOT travel-related.   The county has 10 recovered cases and a total of 6 active cases of COVID-19 at this time.

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A house of hope and right timing is being created right outside of Monroe City. The name of the house, Kairos Hope, is being prepared by a woman after her own heart. Executive Director and Founder, Eryka Mabus will be opening Kairos Hope sometime in the next year. The Ancient Greek term Kair…

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It’s an election year, in case anyone hasn’t noticed. The August 4 Primary Election is right around the corner and so are election signs on every block. Candidates are campaigning hoping to win their ticket to be placed on the November ballot.

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Harold Wilson of Paris (left) was recognized for 50 years as a member of the Monroe County American Legion Post 221 during the July meeting by Post Commander Forrest Gossett. Mr. Wilson is a veteran of service in the United States Navy during the Korean War. The American Legion welcomes all …

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Monroe City FFA and Alumni hosted a great three-day youth fair at the Lions Club in Monroe City, on July 13-15.  The three-day fair featured goat, sheep, swine, and cattle projects. The fair is open to FFA members from the following chapters: Monroe City, North Shelby, South Shelby, Paris, M…

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What does a person do on their 101-year-old birthday? On July 20, Veronica O’Connor, of Stoutsville, celebrated turning 101 years young by making homemade light rolls and entertaining company. O’Connor stated, “I sure can’t do some of the things I’d like to. Like pulling weeds out of my flow…

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A soon to be third grader at Holy Rosary, Mason Hays, attended a youth football skills camp featuring Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. The camp was a one day event hosted in Cedar Rapids, IA. The limited space camp focused on speed and agility. Hill is widely touted as the faste…

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Mayor Jerry Potterfield wasted no time in his new elected position, as he starts to move forward on solving issues for the City. The Board of Alderman, City Attorney John Russell and Mayor Potterfield discussed the need for the economic consulting group MarksNelson, of Kansas City, during th…

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Monroe City Christian Church welcomed the public to a Front Porch Prayer Service on Wednesday, July 8. The service brought guests from the surrounding area including Hannibal, Palmyra, Hunnewell and Hull, IL. Those attending brought their lawn chairs to gather in front of the church steps wi…

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Monroe County Health Department is announcing its ninth positive case and four probable cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  These cases are not travel-related and the patients are quarantined at home.  An active probable case is defined as a symptomatic close contact of a confirmed posit…

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The City of Monroe City received a grant for electric system upgrades in the amount of $17,002.50 from the Missouri Public Energy Pool (MoPEP). The grant is a part of the MoPEP Power Infrastructure Modernization Grant Program. Vice President Ewell Lawson, of government and external affairs f…

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The City Council met in regular session on July 9. The Mosswood Golf Course loan was on the agenda. Several council members, along with Mosswood board members were present to voice their opinions on the debt owed. After much discussion, the motion to forgive the loan for approximately $37,00…

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Residents can expect to see construction at the 4-way stop of Main St. and Business Hwy 24&36. Just after MoDOT completed the newly paved roadway, a water main break occurred causing the City and PeopleServices to attempt to fix the problem.

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Monroe County Health Department is announced its sixth positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of today July 9.  The case is travel-related and the patient is quarantined at home. The first case was announced on May 25. This is the first travel related case in Monroe County, with th…

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After a decade of repairs, the Monroe City landmark and historical building is ready to welcome new tenants and businesses to Main Street. The building, known as “The Wedge”, has a downtown feel with uptown living amenities. Originally the former Farmers & Merchants Bank building, now wi…

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The Monroe City Chamber of Commerce held their annual Fourth of July Bike Contest prior to the start of the parade. The contest welcomed youngsters of all ages with bikes decorated in patriotic red, white and blue for the festive event.

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On July 6, Governor Mike Parson signed SB 600 to help address violent crime in Missouri. SB 600 modifies and creates several provisions relating to dangerous felonies, including offenses of conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms, criminal street gangs, and vehicle hijacking.

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The roving bear that is suspected to have traveled several states has been released safely outside the urban area.

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Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We celebrate them this time of year, whether we process it that way or not, because they're so deeply engrained in our image of America. We see ourselves as a nation of rugged individualists: seizing the bull by …

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After months of quarantine, the Fourth of July will find many hitting the road for some holiday weekend fun. While noted as one of the busiest summer holidays, it’s also one of the deadliest due to increased travel and substance-impaired drivers. 

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The Prairie Queen Ag, LLC has announced a new partnership with La Crosse products. The business now offers Forage Crops, Cover Crops and Food Plot seed, along with Sorghum Sudangrass for customers. Owner, Shelby Davis explained, “We will also offer Rye this fall,” as she added the joy of her…