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The Rev. Steve Goughner leads the prayer.

Monroe City Remembers

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 7:40 am

Plentiful sunshine and a gentle breeze accompanied VFW Post 4240 members along with residents of Monroe City as they honored fallen soldiers in St. Jude’s Park Memorial Day. Michael Ryan from the local Boy Scout troop helped raise the flag and gave a speech reminding us of the meaning of Memorial Day. His speech was a step he took in his journey to becoming an Eagle Scout. VFW Post Commander

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Emerald ash borer found in St. Louis

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

Officials with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently confirmed the identification of an emerald ash borer (EAB) found in northern St. Louis, said Hank Stelzer, state forester for University of Missouri Extension. Early this month, a crew pruning trees along power lines on Emerson Avenue in the Walnut Park East neighborhood noticed a number of sickly ash trees, including at least one with D-shaped holes in

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  • Volunteers join Hunt for archeological workshop

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:12 am

    The Senior Nutrition Center hosted Karen Hunt and her archeology workshop May 23. Hunt began the class by explaining how she discovered the phenomenon she calls electromagnetic photo-field or EMPF. The only tools required for this style of archeology are bent coat hangers that pick up on the magnetic ‘footprint’ Hunt says buildings leave after as little as six months. She explained she “isn’t sure what causes buildings to leave

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  • May Yard of the Month

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

    nd a new addition this month in their gardens. A sign marking the yards of the month was found in the garden of Richard and Janice Hagan for their yard and flowerbeds on South Main Street. Richard said they have been awarded the yard of the month before when they lived at another house in town. Richard said, “All the flowers and beds are done by Janice, I just keep

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Sports

Charlie Welker named Track Official of the Year

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:25 am

On Saturday,  May 23 in Jefferson City at the State Track Meet, local Business owner, retired coach and teacher, assistant principal and athletic director from Monroe City R-1, Charlie Welker was presented with the prestigious Track Official of the Year award. Welker has been directly involved in coaching and officiating track for 45 years. He started at state in the 1990’s as field event referee.

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  • Monroe city boys track team place 2nd in state

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Panthers took state by storm with boys taking second overall with 56 team points and girls coming in tenth. On the boys track team Chase Pennewell, at state for the second time, took first in pole vault with a vault of 15 feet seven inches. Johnathan Shuck was first in the 800 meter dash with a time of 1:59.34. The 4×400 meter relay team of Cody Porter, Trey Gander, Noah

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  • Panthers finish a solid season

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

    In district play to end out the season, Monroe City Panthers came out with an early lead to beat South Shelby May 18. Scoring 10 runs in the first three innings, Keegan McMurdo solidified this lead giving up only two hits and striking out five during the five innings he pitched. The Panthers went up against Louisiana the next day but met a different outcome. The game ended with the

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Lifestyles

Healthy Habits

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 8:02 am

by: Katie Foster RDN LD Move over chia and flax seeds, there’s a new guy in town! You may have heard of hempseeds, as they are becoming a trending topping and add-in to baked goods, but what exactly are hempseeds? Hempseeds come from the cannabis plant family; however, the seeds from the industrial hemp plant do not contain THC, the active compound in marijuana. What they do contain is a

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

    By Katie Foster, RDN, LD To be gluten free, or not to be? If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, or a wheat allergy (IgE-mediated), the gluten free diet is medically necessary. Many people claim that they have a “gluten sensitivity” which has been defined as “cases of gluten reaction in which both allergy and autoimmune mechanisms have been ruled out;” it is a diagnosis by exclusion criteria. There

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 8:11 am

    By Katie Foster, RDN, LD Is a healthy body is a healthy mind, or is a healthy mind a healthy body? Have you ever heard of the saying “a healthy body is healthy mind?” This idea revolves around if your body is in good health, your mentality will also be in “good health.” Well this may be true for some, but what about the other way around? It seems as

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Entertainment

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

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  • Scoreboard to host Lock & Load karaoke Saturday, Oct. 18.

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Compiled by Janet Painter   100 Years Ago Oct. 16-20, 1914 Hugh McElroy attended a meeting of the Missouri Anti-Horse Thief Association in Springfield, Mo. Four hundred delegates were present. Miss Dee Hampton and Van Lyell were married in St. Louis Oct. 15. George E. Chipman attended a banquet at Brookfield given the engineers, firemen, conductors, brakemen, operators and agents of the Hannibal-St. Joseph division of the Burlington railroad. The

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