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Minor entertains, informs at first ‘State of the City Address’

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 7:22 am

In a State of the City Address he delivered in the Monroe Middle School Auditorium  Sunday evening, April 12, to a sparse crowd, Monroe City mayor Neal Minor offered a brief history of the community and a more detailed summary of events that followed his election as mayor and financial setbacks that bedeviled the community’s finances. In his remarks, Minor spoke of the effect of the loss of loss of

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Years Ago

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:56 am

Compiled by Janet Painter 100 Years Ago April 16-20, 1915 Mr. and Mrs. Noel Barr and family moved to this city from Paris, Mr. Barr opening a general store here. Mrs. David Watts entertained the operators of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company exchange here at a six o’clock dinner in honor of Miss May Johnson, who departed for Omaha, Neb., where she entered a hospital to study to become 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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  • Detours causing trouble for truckers

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:51 am

    According to some reports, the sewer project is causing difficulty for truckers trying to travel through Monroe City. On April 9, this truck got hung up at the corner of Fourth and Washington streets as its driver was trying to get around a closed street. The driver, who didn’t want to be identified, said he hadn’t seen the detour signs. Area residents said high winds had blown down several detour

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Panthers at .500 for the week

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:25 am

Defying a grueling schedule, the loss of a key player, hits that just wouldn’t drop and with more games looming on their palette, the Monroe City Panthers finished a six-games-in-seven-days stretch with a .500 record. They began the baseball marathon with a 9-3 loss to Moberly April 7. In that contest, the Panthers took a one-run lead in the top of the first. Austyn Nevels, the leadoff batter for the

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  • Monroe City athletes excel at hometown invitational meet

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:30 am

    At the Monroe City Invitational track meet run Thursday, April 9, only the rival Panthers from nearby Palmyra outscored the hometown men’s team. Eight schools attended the event. Palmyra managed to accumulate 138.5 points to Monroe City’s 129 points. Louisiana garnered 100.5 points, South Shelby, 89, Salisbury R-4, 86.5, Knox County, 72, Mark Twain, 63.5 and Payson Seymour, 16. In the women’s results, Monroe City finished in third place behind

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  • Monroe City Invitational featues inaugeral ‘Brent Perrine 3200-Meter Run’

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Charley Welker, coach of the Monroe City High School track team back in 1975, knew he had a special group of athletes on his team. He liked their competitive spirit. In large meets, each school can only enter two athletes in each event. His team was made up of between 55 and 60 athletes making it difficult for a person to find a slot to compete in a big meet.

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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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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:35 am

    By Katie Foster RDN LD Katie is a Clinical Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping her community achieve healthy lifestyle habits. This is one of my favorite recipes. The applesauce and zucchini help make it moist and low calorie. It also offers some whole grains (whole wheat flour) and heart-healthy fats (walnuts). You don’t have to like applesauce or zucchini to enjoy a slice either, they are well disguised!

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Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

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

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

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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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