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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster speaks to a group of constituents from a flatbed trailer at the C.B. Keller Farm in Taylor on Thursday.  The stop was part of the  two-day farm tour supporting Amendment 1 along with Sen. Brian Munzlinger and  other supporters of the amendment.

Attorney General Chris Koster supports Amendment 1 at Keller Farm in Taylor

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:22 am

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 5, one of the bigger issues they will be voting on is Amendment 1, the right to farm in Missouri. Those in support and those in opposition lie on both sides of the political spectrum, as the issue seems to be unusually bi-partisan. Missouri’s Attorney General, Chris Koster, spoke with others who are in support of Amendment 1 on Thursday, July

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Lora Pfanner presents Dennis Tyner with his pin and letter of recognition.

Tyner recognized for 25 years of service

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:41 am

In the photo to the right, Lora Pfanner presents Dennis Tyner with a letter of recognition and a special pin in honor of his 25 years of service to the US Postal Service. Tyner was surprised by his colleagues with a short ceremony before work on Tuesday, July 29. His first day of work was July 1, 1989. The well-known and friendly mailman also recently put 500,000 miles on his

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  • Barring rain, football field on track for home opener

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

    The bleachers will soon be constructed

    The technology and security upgrades to the Monroe City School District will be completed by the first week of August, according to Jim Masters, superintendent of schools. The artificial turf football field is still on track to be completed for the Panthers’ home opener, but weather is going to be the determining factor in whether that holds true or not. Rains earlier in the year slowed the progress of the

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  • Attorney General Chris Koster supports Amendment 1 at Keller Farm in Taylor

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster speaks to a group of constituents from a flatbed trailer at the C.B. Keller Farm in Taylor on Thursday.  The stop was part of the  two-day farm tour supporting Amendment 1 along with Sen. Brian Munzlinger and  other supporters of the amendment.

    When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 5, one of the bigger issues they will be voting on is Amendment 1, the right to farm in Missouri. Those in support and those in opposition lie on both sides of the political spectrum, as the issue seems to be unusually bi-partisan. Missouri’s Attorney General, Chris Koster, spoke with others who are in support of Amendment 1 on Thursday, July

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Sports

Senior heavy Panthers ready to make statement

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:07 am

The Monroe City Panthers Varsity Football team is determined to move past last season’s 3-7 finish. Given the fact the team will have a much larger senior presence – 10 seniors this season compared to only four last year – the team feels it will have more success. Head Coach David Kirby says the seniors learned a lot from last season and are ready to go out and help reverse

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  • For the Love of the Game: Remembering a Season

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Front row: Aleah Cox, Jaylie Smashey (Hannibal), Shameka Williams, Meredith Masters, Echo Brothers (Hannibal), Alexis Westmorland.  Back row: Assistant Coach Jeff Quigley, Kadi Minter, Nae Nae Murphy, Haley White, JayCee Quigley, Makenzie Vanskike (North Shelby), Makayla McDaniel (North Shelby), Head Coach Jim Masters.  Not Pictured: Alecia Brown (South Shelby) Haleigh St. Clair, Alex St. Clair, Addi Hays, Bethany Shuck, Cheyenne Lain.

    By: Susanne Quigley The Monroe City Gold softball team had an interesting season this year.  Our season consisted of a Thursday night league in Vandalia, several weekend tournaments, and finished with the Show Me Games in Columbia, MO. We started with only a handful of players.  Coaches and parents were afraid that we wouldn’t even have enough to fill all the positions, let alone the few extra that you need

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  • Fulton, Vollrath part of Missouri All-Stars win

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Kyle Fulton and Grant Vollrath after Missouri’s victory over Illinois.

    Kyle Fulton and Grant Vollrath had a disappointing ending to their senior season as Monroe City Panthers after the team fell short of upsetting rival Palmyra in the district playoffs. On Saturday, July 12, they had one last chance to play as Panthers in the Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star baseball game, and the ending was anything but disappointing. The Missouri All-Stars rallied in the last inning to defeat Illinois in

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Lifestyles

Years Ago

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:56 am

Compiled by: Janet Painter 120 Years Ago August 1, 1894 Monroe City sent a large delegation to the Florida picnic. The Monroe City band went over to furnish the music. Fruit was unusually good in Missouri this year, with the exception of peaches. Hay was selling at $10 a ton. R. Buell shipped a carload of oats to St. Louis. 100 Years Ago July 31-August 4, 1914 The Burlington Railway

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  • Becoming Becky

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Claire Thomas is Becky Thatcher

    By: Samantha Hays For seventh grade students, normalcy does not typically consist of evaluations of interpersonal skills, scholastic standing, citizenship and responsibility. However, if you’re a seventh grade Hannibal student, like Claire Thomas, entering the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher program, you must prepare for that and much more. Claire Thomas is the daughter of Joe and Becky Thomas of Hannibal and granddaughter of Paul and the late Judy Quinn,

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  • General Veterinary Clinic welcomes new veterinarian

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Kevin Kicker

    By: Samantha Hays The General Veterinary Clinic recently welcomed new veterinarian Kevin Kicker to Monroe City. Kicker had initially intended to practice medicine as a human doctor, becoming an M.D. “It was a tough decision for me, in high school, trying to figure out what I wanted to do,” he said. Kicker had been working at a local veterinary practice while living in Osceola, Wisconsin. Though he’d been offered opportunities

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Just a few of the artifacts that were on display at the show.

Enthusiasts attend Primitive Artifact Show at Visitors Center

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

Some people may look at a Native American arrowhead and not give too much thought, others are more intrigued by these arrowheads and other ancient primitive artifacts and go searching for them in their free time. A few of these primitive artifact collectors gathered at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Saturday, June 14 to show off the extensive collections they have build up over their many years of

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  • The Hunting Corner to host grand opening for new archery department

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:53 am

    The Hunting Corner will be broadening its horizons yet again with the announcement that the shop will be adding a new archery department. The department will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 21. Chris Kleindienst, who owns The Hunting Corner, says the archery department has been a long time coming. “We had a lot of customers come in and ask when we were going to open one up,” Kleindienst

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  • Monroe City Singers to perform spring concert

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

    The 2014 Monroe City Singers.

    “At the Movies” will be the theme for the 2014 Spring Concert of the Monroe City Singers. The 60-minute presentation, will showcase themes from Hollywood productions, both past and present. Familiar selections include “Over the Rainbow,” “The Pink Panther,” “As Time Goes By,” ”Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “The Prayer” and many others. See the full story with a print or digital subscription to The

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