Editor’s Musings: Get Out of the Wind, Already
Large portions of the United States have been hit hard by hurricanes recently. The damage has been devastating, and cable news channels have been covering the weather 24/7....

Hurricanes and Strong Women
As I write this piece, my friend Susan is trapped in her house near Houston. Her street is not flooded yet, thanks in part to the woods that are behind her home. Still,...

A Total Eclipse of Common Sense
Monday’s eclipse was a big deal. Huge, even. Like most big events, it generated much information. When the helpful topics like safety precautions...

Paris and Madison Fire Units Deployed to Shelbina District Fire
Both Madison and Paris fire departments were called to help fight a house fire located 12 - 15 miles outside of Shelbina in Lentner on Monday,...

Judy Harmon Retires: Angelia Baker Sworn in as New Assessor Judy Harmon Begins New Chapter
Monroe County Assessor, Judy Harmon, Retires Judy Harmon has served the people of Monroe County for eight years as county assessor. Her successor,...

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 and Madison Fire Units Deployed to Shelbina District Fire
Both Madison and Paris fire departments were called to help fight a house fire located 12 - 15 miles outside of Shelbina in Lentner on Monday,...

Judy Harmon Retires: Angelia Baker Sworn in as New Assessor Judy Harmon Begins New Chapter
Monroe County Assessor, Judy Harmon, Retires Judy Harmon has served the people of Monroe County for eight years as county assessor. Her successor,...

Tax Board Prepares Plans to Use Funds
Thanks to area residents passing the sales tax levy last spring, the City of Paris has a new influx of cash that is to be used to improve downtown business districts and...

Paris School Kids

Paris FFA Receives National Honor: Nominated for Premier Chapter Award
The Paris High School FFA chapter has been named a Model of Innovation finalist by the National FFA organization and will be competing for first...

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

115717 Nancy Riechmann and Jeannette Eilers man the cashbox at their sale.
Paris All-City Garage Sale a Family Affair The Eilers-Riechmann garage sale wasn’t scheduled to begin until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8,...

Hurricanes and Strong Women
As I write this piece, my friend Susan is trapped in her house near Houston. Her street is not flooded yet, thanks in part to the woods that are behind her home. Still,...

Editor's Musings: Duck and Cover
I’ve been thinking about the old “duck and cover” maneuver that was taught to school students back in the 50’s as a way to protect themselves in...

Maggie Middleton shows Anjou calf at Missouri State Fair Finals. Local Cattle Operations Shine at Missouri State Fair
Three local families known for their Anjou cattle met in Grand Champion Maine Anjou Bull drive at the Missouri State Fair. Despite a large number...

Left to right Kelsie Wilson on Fooler of Holliday, Mo. 
Carlee Long on Niles of Madison, Mo. 
Trista Trivette on Cody of Holliday, Mo. 
Kaelynn Bartels on Itsy of Madison, Mo. Monroe County Horsemanship Group Wins Honors at Missouri State Fair
The Monroe County Horsemanship Group traveled to Sedalia, Mo., for the Missouri State Fair 4H/FFA Horse Show July 27-30. The game classes were...

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...