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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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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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It’s February and it is usually the coldest in North Missouri this time of year.  One might still be thinking about winter and winter activities.  I’m usually predator hunting and getting ready to chase some white geese.  But in the back of my mind all I can think of is Spring and going turk…

The Monroe City Panthers earned the title of being the Clarence Cannon Conference Champions against Macon on February 19 and ended the last Conference game undefeated on February 20 against Highland. The Panthers ended their regular season with 22 wins and only 2 losses against teams playing…

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Although homecoming played a different beat this year, cancelling the traditional school dance, Monroe City still found the right moves for victory. The Panthers hosted Centralia for their basketball homecoming on February 12. The ole Black and Gold invited the opposing Panthers to their hom…

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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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The Monroe City Panthers and Lady Panthers spent the past week traveling to Clarksville to compete in the Twenty-Fifth Annual Clopton Basketball Tournament. The two teams did not disappoint bringing home both Championship trophies.

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The 96th Annual Monroe City Basketball Tournament was held December 7-12, hosting several teams from the surrounding area. Both the Panthers and Lady Panthers were able to take Championship Titles, living up to the title town name on Saturday, December 12.

The Monroe City Cross Country team laced up their tennis shoes and headed to the Class 2 State Meet in Columbia on Friday, November 6. MCR-1 District students lined the street with signs and cheered the athletes on as they left town. Prior to their send off, a Pep Assembly was held in the hi…

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The Monroe City Panthers hosted Bowling Green in the District Semi-Final game on November 6 at Lankford Field. The Panthers faced off to a talented Bobcat opponent and contended their way to victory, winning with a score of 28-26.

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The Monroe City Cross Country Boys’ team is State Bound. The Panthers traveled to Bowling Green to compete in the Class 2 District 3 competition on October 31. Head Coach Laura Mulvaney stated, “This was the first plaque that our boys’ team has brought home, and it was well-earned. They have…

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On Saturday morning, October 24, the Lady Panthers boarded the bus to head west for the Class 2 Final Four State Championship game. The fans lined the streets, cheering on the team with shouts of excitement, wearing black and gold and holding posters in support. Despite their efforts, the La…

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The Monroe City Lady Panthers will head to the State Final Four, making history for the title town. In true sportsmanship fashion, the Lady Panthers sealed the deal for the ticket to advance, after defeating Marceline Wednesday evening.

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The Monroe City R-1 School District is committed to helping support local veterans. During the week of October 19-23, the school will hold a coin drive competition, called Panthers for Patriots.  The High School, Middle School and Elementary School buildings will compete to raise the most mo…

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The Monroe City Panthers welcomed the District Championship Title of being the Class 2 District 5 Champions at home on October 17. As the fall season blew in, the Lady Panthers appeared ready to blow out their opponent, the Palmyra Lady Panthers, at the Lion’s Club field. Monroe City took th…

The Monroe City Panthers traveled to Macon on October 9. The Panthers were able to tackle the Tigers, winning 30-7. Head Coach David Kirby shared in the excitement of the team’s victory, stating, “I was pleased at how well our Defense played on Friday night.  Macon has some very dynamic wide…

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The Monroe City basketball season is only a few short weeks away. The new season will welcome players and their fans to the high school gymnasium with a fresh new look. The gym floor shines brightly with a new color scheme, which is eye catching and professionally detailed. MCHS Boys’ Basket…

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The Monroe City Lady Panthers hosted Clopton on October 7. The Lady Panthers gained a 14-0 victory. Head Coach Melissa Chinn speaks highly of her team, sharing, “I am very happy with how we are playing right now.  I hope it continues into districts and beyond. So far, we have avenged two of …

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The Monroe City Cross Country team traveled to Flower City Park in Palmyra on October 5, to compete in the Clarence Cannon Conference Meet. The Panthers had six runners complete the race with CCC Honors. Head Coach Laura Mulvaney explained the loyalty of her runners, stating, “I couldn’t be …

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The Monroe City Ducks Unlimited chapter has decided not to gather together in person for their annual meeting event due to the pandemic health precautions. Although Ducks Unlimited is not able to offer their usual appetizing meal and friendly atmosphere, there is still a way for participants…

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The Monroe City Panthers took their first defeat of the football season, to Centralia, on September 18. The hard-fought battle wasn’t an easy win for their competitor, as the two teams remained with no score well into the third quarter.

It’s September and if you are a bowhunter you might be thinking about opening day of archery deer season.  I am always thinking of deer season, but for me, early September is all about bugling elk and being out west chasing one of my favorite animals to hunt and film!  Hunting Elk is somethi…

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Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick Smith announces the following individuals were sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections from the period beginning May 1, 2020, and ending August 31, 2020:

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As the smell of BBQ filled the air this past Labor Day weekend, a gathering in Ely, brought an agrarian vibe to the holiday. A group of about 25 people gathered at Jim Underhill’s equipment shop for his annual watermelon growing contest and tiller race.

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As the fall season nears during the midst of a pandemic, athletes and fans are questioning what football and softball games may look like. The Panthers and surrounding teams have begun practices and camps after a long break.

The next several weeks will be hard on many types of vegetables and flowers. With the hot temperatures and the lack of rainfall, so you need to be making plans on how you will handle watering during the coming days and weeks. Most of the time you need to water vegetables and flowers early in…

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The Lady Panthers are ready to put their cleats in the dirt and start preparations for the upcoming 2020-21 softball season. Head Coach Melissa Chinn stated, “I think we should do extremely well this year. We have a great group of girls. We have 30 out this year which is a great number. I lo…

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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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The Monroe City R-1 (MCR-1) School District and Athletic Department will begin to reopen their facilities for summer activities in four phases. Each phase will have guidelines. The MCR-1 School District released the following statement, stating, “The health and well-being of our student athl…

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The yard of the month has been chosen by the garden club for the month of May. The residential winner was Delbert and Olivia Earlywine located at 13 Ruth Circle. For the business category, The Apron Cafe was the winner, located at 204 South Main Street.

The Fifth Annual 4-Perosn Scramble Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 21 at 12 p.m. The tournament is held to benefit the Monroe City Boys Basketball programs. The event will be held at the Mosswood Meadows Golf Course with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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The MCHS Class of 2020 Track and Field athletes will miss their senior year season, cutting them short to display their talents in the individual events. Although this rings true for the entire nation, one Monroe City Panther continues to reach new heights accepting an athletic scholarship i…

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Seniors this year have missed out on so much, but one Monroe City Senior was able to harvest his first turkey.  Thaddaeus Ferguson was accompanied by Greg Beaver on his maiden hunt.  Beaver stated, “I would like to thank Tim Powers, Tina Blair Powers and Thaddaeus Ferguson for letting me be …

Late April is a peak season for morel mushrooms in western Missouri, to the delight of people who like to cook them and find them in the freshly greening outdoors. Where they appear, though, is a challenge for those new to seeking the sponge-like fungi. Or for those veterans who cannot find …

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As the 2020 school year comes to a halt, many seniors are missing out on end of year activities. Among those activities include the opportunities to share future plans and commitments for their next journey. This includes Monroe City High School Senior Bryce Stark, who recently announced he …

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 The Monroe City R-1 High School lobby could not be filled with the usual bright smiles and proud expressions for one senior to sign his letter of intent. Keenan Batsell has made his commitment to continue his collegiate football career with an athletic scholarship. Batsell has decided to ex…

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Helping someone be successful in the outdoors has always been a high priority for me.  As we all get older, that usually becomes a even more rewarding venture.  Taking a kid or someone new is always fun, but taking your kids, nephews and nieces is a special time spent with family.