Editor’s Musings: Let them Eat Dirt
Babies tend to look at the backyard like an all-you-can-eat buffet. Their hands go into the dirt and immediately into their mouths. They often...

How to Handle a Braggart
We all brag on ourselves at times, and, in recent years, we’ve been told that stating our strengths to people, especially our bosses, is a healthy thing. That modest degree...

Editor’s Musings: Mowing the Lawn – Who is to Blame?
When I was awakened by a lawn mower at 7 a.m. last Saturday morning, I was unhappy, to say the least. I had plans to sleep in after a busy week. Although I refrained from...

Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest Announces Winners
The 2017 Fire Prevention Poster contest, sponsored by the Paris Rural Fire Protection District, produced several winners from the Paris Elementary...

Paris Coyotes back on winning ways with 11-2 win over New Franklin
The Paris Coyotes used both hitting and strong pitching to defeat New Franklin 11-2, on the road, on Monday, April 24. The Coyotes struck for four...

Three personal records set by Madison Panthers at Glasgow Relays
The Madison Panther Track Teams recently participated in the Glasgow Relays The following individuals earned points (1-8 earn points & 1-4...

Senator Claire McCaskill discussed a range of issues during the Town Hall held July 6 at the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center. McCaskill Finds Friendly Audience in Monroe City
When Claire McCaskill traveled Missouri for her latest round of town hall meetings, she deliberately chose deep-red counties where she expected to...

Senator Claire McCaskill discussed a range of issues during the Town Hall held July 6 at the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center. McCaskill Finds Friendly Audience in Monroe City
When Claire McCaskill traveled Missouri for her latest round of town hall meetings, she deliberately chose deep-red counties where she expected to...

American Legion Honor Guard fires salute. DAR Holds Flag Day Ceremony
The James Monroe Chapter of the DAR held a Flag Day Ceremony at the Monroe County Courthouse in Paris on June 14. American Legion Post 221 provided...

Monroe County Fair Happenings
Watch for our special section on the Monroe County Fair in the July 27 edition!

School’s Out: Baseball and Brown Bags
Children in the Paris area have an answer for the Monday morning blues: Baseball and Brown Bags. During the summer, the Paris R-II school district...

Paris Graduates Thirty-Two on Mother’s Day
The Paris High School Class of 2017 received their diplomas on May 14 at 2 p.m. Aaron Vitt, Paris R-II Superintendent, welcomed those attending the commencement, and the...

Editor’s Musings: Let them Eat Dirt
Babies tend to look at the backyard like an all-you-can-eat buffet. Their hands go into the dirt and immediately into their mouths. They often...

Editor’s Musings: Mowing the Lawn – Who is to Blame?
When I was awakened by a lawn mower at 7 a.m. last Saturday morning, I was unhappy, to say the least. I had plans to sleep in after a busy week. Although I refrained from...

Editor’s Musings: Tossing Bottle Rockets and Other Dangerous Pastimes
Since I grew up in Missouri, every June meant buying fireworks in advance of the 4th of July holiday. We would save up our money for weeks so that we could buy as many...

Pixie #1 - Head Coach Gary Crusha School's Out: Mark Twain Area Baseball and Softball Association Games
Many area children have spent part of May and the month of June playing baseball or softball, thanks to the Mark Twain Area Baseball and Softball...

Madison finishes season with stellar record
The Madison C-3 Panthers finished the 2017 Spring varsity baseball season with a stellar 9-5 record. The team captured second place in the Madison...

Paris Varsity Baseball Coyotes look to future
The 2017 Paris R-II Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a 7-10 record. The season was marked with numerous rainouts throwing pitching...