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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 …

Monroe City traveled to Centralia on September 17. As the Panthers met the opposing team on the field, it was evident of Monroe City’s offensive and defensive advantage, winning 44-6 with a season record 4-0. Head Coach Kirby stated, “Our speed and athleticism has made an impact in all games…

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Monroe City Lady Panthers hosted Centralia on September 20, defeating Centralia 9-8 in the evening contest, after taking the lead late in the game. Monroe City  trailed 8-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Mackenzie Moss homered on a 1-0 count, scoring three runs. Head Coach explained …

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The Monroe City Cross Country team has opened up the season with success. Head Coach Laura Mulvaney stated, “I’m really excited for this season. This is the largest team that we have had in Monroe City for cross country, so I’m excited to see how they work together and push themselves to bec…

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The Monroe City Lady Panthers won Second Place on Saturday, September 4 at the Monroe City Softball Tournament, falling to Canton. Head Coach Melissa Chinn stated, “It was really nice to see our bats finally come alive this weekend.  Not the ending we wanted, but Canton is always a great gam…

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The Monroe City Panthers opened the season holding true to their name of “Title Town”, bringing home a victory win over the St. Pius Lancers, of Festus. The Panthers ended the game with a score of 42-14. Head Coach David Kirby stated, “We had to battle through some adversity.  First half was…

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The Eastern Missouri Crappie Club hosted the Thirteenth Annual John Martens Memorial Jack and Jill Catch Crappie for the Cure tournament and auction on July 31. The tournament is held each year as a fundraiser with proceeds going to help the Monroe County Cancer Supporters, raising over a to…

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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 …

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Monroe City School District youth can expect to remain active through the month of June with new opportunities being offered in Track and Field. Beth Keller, co-founder of the Dennis Hancook Memorial Scholarship Fund, is helping organize a weekly track meet for ages 0-18 years old, for those…

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The Monroe City Track and Field team boarded the bus to head to the Missouri Class 2 State Competition on May 20 in Jefferson City. As the bus left town, fans lined the street with signs, cheering on the athletes to their state bound destiny with hopes of bringing home a title.

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The Monroe City Golf team had two athletes qualify to compete in the Class 2 State Golf Competition. Logan Buhlig and Kyle Hays will travel to Bolivar on May 17 and 18 to compete at the State level at Silo Ridge Golf Course.

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On April 19, The Monroe City Boys and Girls teams both took first place out of eight teams in the Dennis Hancock Invitational hosted at MCHS.The event is held in remembrance of the late Coach Dennis Hancock. Each year an award is given in his name for the top pole vaulter in the boys and gir…

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The Monroe City Track and Field team traveled to Clark County to compete in the Clark County Invitational. The event included ten schools in the competition. The MC Boys team was awarded first place with 138.5 points over Kirksville who trailed them with 137. The MC Girls team place third wi…

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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.