Government

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


Appeal office closed Monday Jan. 2
The offices of the Monroe County Appeal will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year's Day holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. If you have a...
Janet Huffman is retiring. USDA retirement
Janet Huffman is retiring from the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency in Paris. She has been working with producers in...


MSHP reports six fatalities over Christmas holiday; no boating...
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports six people died in traffic crashes over the Christmas holiday counting period - from 6 p.m. on Dec. 23 to 11:59 p.m. Dec. 26. The...
Glenn Turner Best Wishes to Glenn Turner
Several county staffers threw a surprise lunch for outgoing Western District Commissioner Glenn E. Turner on Monday at the Monroe County...


About 200 people have turned out to the Missouri Public Service Commission hearings today in Monroe City on the application of the Grain Belt Express to build power lines through rural in Missouri, including Monroe County. Public Service Commission holds Grain Belt Express hearings in...
About 200 people have turned out this afternoon in Monroe City to the Missouri Public Service Commission hearing on the application of Grain Belt...


Poll finds Koster holds narrow lead over Greitens
The Missouri Times reports that the race for governor between Democrat Chris Koster and Republican Eric Greitens has tightened, with Koster’s previous 5-point lead down to...