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An Informational Water Quality Meeting was hosted by the City of Monroe City on July 15 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The meeting saw only 18 guests in attendance, along with city officials and employees from four separate organizations including PeopleServices, Inc., Clarence Cann…

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Visitors of all ages enjoyed a fun filled weekend attending the Mark Twain Old Threshers (MTOT) in Paris over the past weekend. On Friday evening, the Baby Contest showed off an abundance of cuteness for those in attendance to see. Named Grand Champion was five-year-old Evert Crain, of Holli…

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The City of Monroe City will be hosting a Water Quality Informational Meeting on Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. Members from PeopleServices, Inc., Black & Veatch and Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission will be present to discuss current and future water …

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools on Friday, July 9. DESE and the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) officials have reviewed the new information and will share updated state level guidance as soon as…

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Northeast Missouri experienced a hard hit of storms, which stretched more that 10 miles wide on July 9 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Ralls County Electric Cooperative (RCEC) announced power outages effected approximately 2,500 members extending from Lake Hannibal to Perry. RCEC brought in crew…

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While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially typ…

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This year’s baby show winners were: 0-6 months girls-First Place Magdalena “Lena” Gervais, of St. Peters, daughter of Brandon and Celie Gervais, Second Place Kialynn Holland, of Hannibal, daughter of Kent Holland and Krissy Haynes and Third Place Harmonee Louise Minter, of Bowling Green, dau…

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Monroe City Board of Alderman, along with council members discussed the City’s future water options on June 17 at the regular scheduled City Council meeting. Deciding the best choice for the community between Clarence Cannon Water Wholesale Commission (CCWWC) verses the current City owned wa…

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The Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a firework show at the Mark Twain Lake Cannon Dam drawing a big crowd by water and land. Boats were seen sitting near the dam as they waited for the show to start, along with cars parked along the roadway.

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Monroe City will be hosting a variety of Fourth of July festivities for the upcoming weekend to celebrate Independence Day. There will be a parade, pageants, baby show and food vendors and firework show for the community to enjoy.

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced that the state’s first electric vehicle charging station funded through the state’s Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust has opened. Owned by Callaway Electric Cooperative, the charging station is located at the FastLane …

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The Pleasant Day 4-H Club, of Marion County, hosted the seventh annual Kids Fishing Derby on June 19 at South Lake. There were 24 registered for the event. Each of the children were divided in three age divisions and competed for biggest, smallest and most fish awards in their division.

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Monroe City Pet Day will be hosted on Saturday, June 26 from 8 a.m. -12 p.m. at the General Veterinary Clinic Parking Lot. Clinic Staff is looking forward to seeing all their furry friends.

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Wanting to ease the burden of another takes a special kind of person. Everywhere around we see people living through their journey of life with differences and challenges. One local family has been facing the challenge to provide the best possible care for their daughter, while trying to kee…

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The Fifty-Second Annual Mark Twain Old Threshers’ Show will take place July 8-10, at the Paris Fairgrounds. The show will feature John Deere Tractor, Chevrolet Automobile, and John Deere Gas Engine   All Makes and Models are welcome. The show will be hosting the Vintage Green Club of Missouri.

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Those out and about may wonder why federal offices such as the post office or banks closed. Yesterday, June 17, President Joe Biden declared Juneteenth, observed each year on June 19, as an American holiday. Since the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, federal workers will have the day o…

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The Monroe City Fire Department participated in training exercises on June 7. Fire Chief Rich Enochs stated, “We held an in-house pump training. This class taught them how to engage the pump and different hose techniques.”

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On May 13, the friends and family of Cody Wagner gathered together in the Monroe City High School lobby to celebrate the accomplishment of Wagner receiving an athletic scholarship to attend Iowa Wesleyan University. As everyone gathered together, Wagner sat with his parents, Doug and Alison …

On Sunday June 6, Fishing for Freedom rode through town at approximately 1:30 p.m. There were approximately 50 trucks pulling boats. Each driver had volunteered to take a wounded veteran fishing in honor of their service to the country. The veterans and boaters were escorted by motorcyclist …

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The Monroe City Pool opened in traditional style on Memorial Day welcoming the summer swimming season despite the cool weather. Youngsters braved the 60-degree weather to make a splash. The pool saw 20 swimmers on opening day.

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Fabulous Feet Dance Company hosted their 2021 Spring Concert at the Middle School Auditorium June 4-5. The concert showcased four senior dancers, along with a variety of performances and art from area youth ages 3-18 years old. Fabulous Feet Dance Company Owner and Instructor Rhonda Woods Mc…

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Monroe City is known for being a supporting community when its members have a need. The family of Dana Bassett have humbly continued through their daily routines, while trying to support Dana during his hospitalization, as he fights for his life through faith and prayer. A fundraiser dinner,…

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The Sixth Annual Cemetery Walk saw approximately 60 guests on Memorial Day. The event was held at the St. Jude’s Episcopal Church. Steve Yates, Park Board member, led the mornings event remembering those who have passed before us to their eternal resting place. Yates welcomed everyone, stati…

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On May 20, the Monroe City Board of Alderman held a regular scheduled City Council meeting in the City Hall Chambers. Manager George Hausdorf, of PeopleServices, gave a report of daily operations related to the water and sewer treatment. Hausdorf stated, “We have been working on flushing the…

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The Monroe City Park Board will host the sixth annual Cemetery Walk on Memorial Day. Citizens are invited to St. Jude’s Church to take a walk down memory lane at 10:30 a.m.

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The Monroe City R-1 Music Appreciation class recently produced and released a new album, called Volume 1. The students have been working for the past two school years creating the new album. The album, which released this past week, was created by several students in the class. Band Director…

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The VFW Memorial Day ceremony will not take place this year. The ceremony is usually performed at St. Jude’s Cemetery with the public invited. VFW Member David Poelker stated, “We will play Taps on the morning of Memorial Day at the cemetery. I hope the Post will be able to host a Flag Retir…

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The Monroe City 2021 Senior Class could not complete their last school days without the traditional “senior prank.” This year, the senior class gathered together to make parking a little difficult on the morning of Wednesday, May 5.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages drivers to be cautious on the roads this spring and give turtles a brake! These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active.

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The Monroe City High School will host their one hundred thirtieth commencement ceremony on May 16 at 2 p.m. in the High School gymnasium. This year, 80 students will be graduating in the Class of 2021. The Lake Gazette, with the help of parents and businesses have created a graduation bookle…

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The Monroe City R-1 School District is wrapping up another school year. Students have been busy with Map testing and finishing up end of the year activities. Friday May 14 will conclude the end of the school year, with dismissal scheduled for an early release at 12:50 p.m.

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The City-Wide Clean Up began on, May 6 and will go until Sunday, May 16. Citizens are encouraged to utilize the dumpsters provided by the City during this time. The dumpsters are provided to encourage City residents to take all their excess items which are no longer needed or wanted in effor…

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During Open Forum on May 6 at the regular scheduled council meeting, Heath Hall, of Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission (CCWWC), addressed the council regarding the possible purchase of water from the commission. Hall stated, “I understand this is a tough decision for the City; whethe…

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Monroe Family Restaurant has taken on a new look. “The restaurant celebrates six years this year,” stated co-owner Tammi Latifoski, who is excited for the buildings fresh new look, which includes new paint to the outside. Latifoski stated, “We hope to add new black awnings next week.”

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announces that the boat ramp at Hunter Fisherman Lot Number 26 on North Fork branch will be closed to public use on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8.  The boat ramp will be utilized as a staging area for a fish habitat management project t…

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The traditional old cruise strip came alive Saturday night as community members, both young and old, joined in the second annual Cruise for a Cause. The event was sponsored by the Monroe City Fidelis Club on Saturday, May 1 at 6 p.m.

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The Ministerial Alliance hosted the 2021 seniors for Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Clara Minor and Connor Pfaff gave inspirational testimonies to the crowd. There were 39 seniors in attendance for the gathering. Family members, pastors and frien…

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The Park Board has plans to upgrade the entrance of St. Jude’s Cemetery, reported Alderman Connie Painter during the April 22 city council meeting. Also present was Terry Shively, who previously drew up a plan for the cemetery entrance, but had been set aside. The plan includes removing both…

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On April 23, the Monroe City Methodist Church and the North-East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) opened the Feed Your Neighbor outdoor food pantry box. The pantry box is located behind the United Methodist Church at 218 Catherine Street in Monroe City.

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On April 22, the elected Board of Aldermen were sworn into office from the certified results of the April 6 election. Those sworn-in included Connie Painter, Marvin Viloria, Jason Osborne and Juben Moss.