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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...
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...


TPNB Bank had its annual customer appreciation hog dog lunch on Friday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bank employees (left to right) Devyn Windsor, Assistant V.P. Cheryl Shatzer, and Nicole Burke worked the food table passing out chips, hotdogs, condiments, and drinks.  TPNB Customer Appreciation Day


PARIS R-II SCHOOL DISTRICT OF MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI APPROVES...
The Board of Education of the Paris R-II School District, Missouri at a regular meeting on April 18, 2017, approved a Bond Resolution that established a final terms...
My Turn: 100 Day Wish for Helpful Hints
With the passing of the first one hundred days of the Trump Presidency, we see both praise and criticism of the President’s performance. One hundred days seems entirely...
McCaskill Holds Town Hall in Hannibal
Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri answered questions from her constituents for approximately an hour at the Hannibal Nutrition Center on...


Lisa Hollingsworth Accepts Position of Town Superintendent
After years of working in the background, Lisa Hollingsworth is taking center stage as Phillip Shatzer’s replacement as Paris Town Superintendent....


Editor’s Musings
How Much Security is Enough? When I attended the Governor’s event at Holliday School this week, I approached the school door with my wallet in hand. I expected for...
U.S. Highway 36 – Interstate 72 Corridor Transportation Development...
Announces Repeal of Half-Cent Sales Tax The U.S. Highway 36 – Interstate 72 Corridor Transportation Development District announces the repeal of its half-cent sales tax,...
Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to...
Local Attorney Appointed Associate Municipal Judge
Local attorney Talley Kendrick was appointed to serve a four-year term as Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Columbia, Missouri, at a City...


Monroe County elected officials who won their November General Election contests who were took the oath of office last week, from left: Eastern District Commission Mike Whelan, Sheriff David Hoffman, Western District Commission Ron Staggs, Public Administrator Marguerite Jones and Coroner James Reinhard. Officials Sworn In