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Tariq Garner breaks away for Monroe City’s second touchdown.  The Panthers dominated the Lousiana Bulldogs 52-22 for their first game on the new field.  Photo by Consetta Gottman

Panthers shred bulldogs, christen new field with win

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm

If the Panthers had been in charge of the weather for the opening of Monroe City’s new football facility, everything would have been perfect. The weather was the one thing apparently out of their control. From the time the opening kickoff went out of bounds giving the Panthers excellent field position for a subsequent Tariq Garner carry until the new scoreboard’s closing buzzer sounded, nearly everything rolled Monroe City’s way.

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All-American Girls Professional Baseball League veteran visits Monroe City

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

Gloria McCloskey Rogers, who once played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was in Monroe City Wednesday, Sept. 17, when she made an appearance at Opera House Antiques and Uniques. Rogers played for the Rockford (Illinois) Peaches during the 1953 season. She was a pitcher for her Edina high-school team. Later, when she learned the Rockford Peaches were looking for players, she attended a tryout and was one of

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  • •Monroe City Police Report•

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

    The Monroe City Police Department responded to numerous calls during the week of Sept 7-13. Sept 7: Police issued a citation to George Lopez for no insurance and to Tiffany Weeks for a dangerous dog.  Officers arrested Alyssa Sargent for possession of under 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Zack Moellering for possession of under 35 grams of marijuana and Kevin Tobin for possession of under 35

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  • Missouri REC annual meeting is Sept. 20

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:08 am

    The 78th Annual Membership Meeting of Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative will be held Saturday, September 20, at the Palmyra High School gymnasium on South Main Street. Richard Donelson, General Manager/CEO, stated that registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the business meeting called to order at 10:00 a.m.  A lunch for members and families will be served by C & R Market at the noon hour. David Wright, President of

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Tariq Garner breaks away for Monroe City’s second touchdown.  The Panthers dominated the Lousiana Bulldogs 52-22 for their first game on the new field.  Photo by Consetta Gottman

Panthers shred bulldogs, christen new field with win

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm

If the Panthers had been in charge of the weather for the opening of Monroe City’s new football facility, everything would have been perfect. The weather was the one thing apparently out of their control. From the time the opening kickoff went out of bounds giving the Panthers excellent field position for a subsequent Tariq Garner carry until the new scoreboard’s closing buzzer sounded, nearly everything rolled Monroe City’s way.

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  • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League veteran visits Monroe City

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Gloria McCloskey Rogers, who once played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was in Monroe City Wednesday, Sept. 17, when she made an appearance at Opera House Antiques and Uniques. Rogers played for the Rockford (Illinois) Peaches during the 1953 season. She was a pitcher for her Edina high-school team. Later, when she learned the Rockford Peaches were looking for players, she attended a tryout and was one of

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  • Little Panthers Van-Far to play football

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:32 am

    This past Saturday the Little Panthers traveled to Vandalia to take on the Van-Far Indians.  The Panthers were able to defeat the Indians for both games by dominating the field. Experience and talent for the 3rd and 4th graders showed throughout the game on the offense with a total of eight touchdowns. Three touchdowns came from seasoned running backs Landon Utterback, Cole Griffin and Cameron Jones.  Following them was imposing

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Lifestyles

Cool nights leave raccoon hunters anticipating season

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

By Andy Duffy I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. -John Masefield Different strokes for different folks. The seas fail to call to me as they did to John Masefield. Every fall, though, the cornfields and the surrounding woodlands beckon me. It started when I was a

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:53 am

    By Katie Purol Foster Tips for Choosing Protein and Dairy We hear about the importance of consuming enough protein in our diets, but that doesn’t necessarily mean wolfing down a few large cheeseburgers per day.  Below I’ve listed some ways to ensure you’re getting protein while also watching your health. Choosing fish three times helps you get protein as well as some of those Omega 3s we’ve talked about.   This

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  • “Someone is looking for someone like you,” cancer patient says

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Diane James and her brother, David Mitchell, ham it up for the camera.

    The humor of a Facebook post in which rural Marion County resident Diane James appears in a photograph with her brother, David Mitchell of Peoria, Ill., masks the gravity of the situation. In a photograph, Diane is holding a placard that reads, “I found my match.” Her brother is holding a placard that reads, “I am the match.” The joviality masks the gravity of the situation. Diane is suffering from

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All-American Girls Professional Baseball League veteran visits Monroe City

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

Gloria McCloskey Rogers, who once played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was in Monroe City Wednesday, Sept. 17, when she made an appearance at Opera House Antiques and Uniques. Rogers played for the Rockford (Illinois) Peaches during the 1953 season. She was a pitcher for her Edina high-school team. Later, when she learned the Rockford Peaches were looking for players, she attended a tryout and was one of

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    100 Years Ago Sept. 11-15, 1914 A farewell service was held at the Methodist Church for Rev. J.H. Hubbard, who had been appointed to the pastorate of the Methodist Church in Maryville by the Missouri Conference. The pastors of several churches took part. Mrs. Eva Delaney went to Colorado Springs for a visit. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ernst on Sept. 8; a daughter was born

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  • ‘Nearly invisible village’ of Florida experiences progress in 2014

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 am

    The “nearly invisible,” area known as Florida is undergoing highly visible improvements this fall.  In addition to the ongoing organization of the Florida Resort and Winery, Warren Hagan and Sharlene Posey-Hagan have worked with 12-year president of Friends of Florida, Adelaide Minor, and the rest of the group to organize events this fall, among them the construction of a landmark along U.S. Highway 107. Black paper spelling “FLORIDA,” now lines

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