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Crumb-rubber fields are safe, experts say

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

The din of the workmen had hardly diminished in the distance when NBC News broke a story exposing a possible link between the crumb rubber found on artificial-grass football fields and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Had that report aired before the community approved the building of the new football facility, it could have had an outcome on the vote, said Jim Masters, Monroe County R-I school district superintendent. “The information would have

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•Monroe City Police Report•

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:40 am

Monroe City police responded to numerous calls the week of Oct. 5-11, 2014. Oct. 5: Police issued a dangerous dog citation to Becky Chinn, worked on abatement notices, supervised two child exchanges at the police department, checked on dogs running loose on Dover Street and conducted business checks and routine patrols. Oct. 6: Police performed school duties, conducted some interviews regarding break-ins, took some employment fingerprints, and conducted business checks

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  • Grain truck tips on U.S. Highway 36

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This grain-hauling truck overturned at the intersection of U.S. 36 and Monroe County route 216 Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21. The truck had been headed west on 36. The driver was attempting to turn south on the county road when the truck tipped onto its side. Law enforcement officials at the scene said the driver was traveling too fast to make the turn safely. The unidentified driver reportedly suffered minor injuries.

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  • Tuesday morning collision backs up traffic on Hwy. 36

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

    No injuries were suffered in a Tuesday morning crash on Hwy. 36 at the 24/36 intersection at the west end of Monroe City that backed up traffic while emergency personnel worked at the scene. The collision involved a pickup hauling a second pickup and a semi tractor-trailer rig. A witness at the scene said that the truck being hauled on the trailer went in the ditch on the south side

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Sports

Monroe City, 46, Louisiana, 0

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 10:42 pm

The Monroe City Panthers walked away with 46 points and a victory over Louisiana in playoff action Friday, Oct. 24. The Panthers will play at home against Mark Twain next week. “Each running back had two touchdowns, so we were pretty effective,” said Panther coach David Kirby.

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  • MC Panther’s shred Palmyra, bring home Mayor’s Cup

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    It’s a pity officials don’t throw flags for pre-game encroachment. Just after the Monroe City team took to the field at what certainly must be one of the most aesthetically pleasing high school football settings anywhere, as if they were flaunting their athletic prowess, some Palmyra players spilled across onto the Monroe City side of the field and invaded the cheering, pre-game huddle of players. Once the game began, though,

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  • Monroe City softballers earn top-athlete honors

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Monroe City R-I High School softball players were recently named to All-District and all conference teams. Emily Reagan made the All District first team, and Meredith Masters, Caitlin Kendrick and Emilie Okenfuss were named to the second team. Emily Reagan was also named to the All-Conference first team of the Clarence Cannon Conference.

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Lifestyles

Healthy Habits

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Savory Soups It is definitely soup season! Here are two soups that are great for these rainy cool days. The Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbage soup is a great “soup and salad” soup. It is packed with protein and fiber to keep you full and pairs great with salad or a side of raw veggies and dip. The Veggistrone soup is a “soup and sandwich” kind of soup as it

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  • Missouri woodcock season to open soon

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Biologists say the birds peent, and I guess that is as good a description of the sound the fowl makes as anything. When they dart away, their wings also make an audible whir. So flush a woodcock, and you will hear a series of peents folded up in a flutter of wings. If a person’s ears are still good enough to hear the noise – mine barely are – he

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  • Ambling Afield

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Sometimes the laws of physics just work against a person. Or perhaps a person should be better prepared so the physics can work for him. Anyway, darkness was descending and I was flailing away trying to get my deer hair popper to the open water that lay beyond the mat of vegetation that lined the water’s edge. A person doesn’t have to cast bulky, wind-resistant poppers with a fly line.

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Entertainment

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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  • Missouri woodcock season to open soon

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Biologists say the birds peent, and I guess that is as good a description of the sound the fowl makes as anything. When they dart away, their wings also make an audible whir. So flush a woodcock, and you will hear a series of peents folded up in a flutter of wings. If a person’s ears are still good enough to hear the noise – mine barely are – he

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