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Coyotes To Host Annual Pink Out Game – Tuesday, January 16
¬ It is Pink Out time again! The annual basketball games between the Madison Panthers and the Paris Coyotes will take place with all the Pink Out...


Donna Morgan work at a past Relay For Life of Monroe County Kickoff event. Appeal file photo. Relay Kickoff Cancelled, informational meeting set for January 15
The Relay For Life of Monroe County is changing! How will it change? Organizers are not entirely sure yet what those changes will entail, but they...


Southwest Missouri dairy producer David Gray is one of the first in his area to use compost bedded pack barns. Cows raised using this system enjoy greater comfort, produce more milk and have fewer health problems. Credit: Photo by Linda Geist Compost Bedded Pack Barns Offer Cow Comfort, Higher Production
Happy, healthy cows give more milk.¬¬Southwestern Missouri dairy farmers find that cows housed in compost bedded pack barns are healthy, happy and...


Monroe County Commission Minutes
The Monroe County Commission met pursuant to adjournment, on Friday, December 29, with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike Whelan and Ron...
Holliday Christian Church
As the congregation of Holliday Christian Church gathered for worship on January 7th, Sally Blakemore, played the piano prelude, “Welcome Sweet Springtime” - don’t we wish…...
Madison Church Pastor Larry Thomas
Services were held at Madison Christian Church on Sunday, January 7, with 26 members and guests in attendance. Rev. Larry Thomas welcomed all to the services. Rev. Thomas...
Monroe County December Land Transfers
Shores, Carolyn to Buckman, Brittany ¬¬Botkins, Suree to Botkins, Kari L. ¬¬Johnson, Gerald W. & Beverly S. to Johnson, Gerald W. & Beverly ¬¬Gilliam, Brenda to Norment,...
Cold Snap Hits the Local Area
Brrrrrrr… It has been cold outside. A Winter Weather Advisory went into effect Monday afternoon, New Year’s Day for a number of counties east and...


Left to right, Sergeant Paul Behrens, Trooper Adam Hitt, Steven Williams and Lieutenant Nelson Elfrink.
THE PARIS RED CROSS Monroe City Resident Presented with Honorary Trooper Certificate
On December 23, 2017, Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, presented Monroe City resident Steven Williams with a Missouri...


Class of 1967, left to right: First row - Anne Carman, class sponsor, Joyce (Jones) Mudd, Donna (Johnston) Bodine, Pat (Bates) Foree, Karen (Darnell) Ramsey, Marie Sinkclear, Gary Lewellen, Brenda (Dodge) Jones, Chanda (Miller) Huffman, Mary Jo (Threlkeld) Wilson, Peggy (Neale) Lewis, Michelle (Whelan) Dooley. Second row - Gloria (Newbrough) Leamer, Alice (Carpenter) Porter, Dr. Mary Jo (Bright) Crawford, Larry Eckman, Danny Purdy, Jim Bates, Jim Miller, Jim Thompson, Ronnie Calvert, Carl Bodine, Kathy (Noel) Brooks and Shirley Williams. Third row - Bob Hodits, David Tawney, Larry Turner, Larry Jones, Jim Ellis, Danny Dye, Marion Wilson, Donnie Mudd, Donnie Evans and Janice (Hamilton) Carman. Paris High School Class of 1967 Celebrates Their 50th Reunion
he weekend started off with a social get together at the Miller’s Bar and Grill on Friday, October 20 with several classmates attending including...


Annual Pink Out Game set for January 16, in Paris Group has raised...
Seven years ago, in a moving display of community service, two former Paris R-II students, Lauren Embree and John DeOrnellis, launched a “Pink Out”...


Blessing Health System Acquires Hannibal Clinic Merger will Provide...
Having recognized the benefits of their recent affiliation, Blessing Health System and Hannibal Clinic have taken the next step and agreed to merge the two organizations....
MONROE COUNTY HISTORY As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago January 4, 1918 Smallpox at Shelbina D.O. Dickeson and Wade H. Jones, both traveling men, are in quarantine at Shelbina...


Kent Shannon, right, shows agronomy specialist
Dhruba Dhakal how to use a drone to take aerial
images of a soybean field in the Missouri Strip
Trial Program.
Credit: Photo by Linda Geist Improved Drone Technology Gives Farmers Edge in Scouting Fields
Drones are higher in quality and lower in price than they were just a few years ago when farmers began using them, says University of Missouri...


Local Students Named to Columbia College Fall Semester Dean’s List
The following students from this area were recently named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the Fall Semester (August - December 2017): Paris Jordan Ball,...