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45 Units Collected at Blood Drive
The American Red Cross Blood Drive was held Thursday, March 14, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Paris. There were 45 Productive...

Consider native warm-season grasses to complement tall fescue
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Native warm-season grasses can yield more forage than traditional tall fescue, says Tim Schnakenberg, University of Missouri...

Another Weak Year Predicted for Farm Economy
By Eric Bohl A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) analysis projects 2019 net farm income will again be well below normal. This broad...

Corps of Engineers Seeks Volunteers for Placement of Fish Structure
Mark Twain Lake, March 11, 2019 - Many Christmas trees have been collected during the annual Christmas tree recycling program. The U.S. Army Corps...

Preparations Begin for Resurfacing Work on U.S. Route 36 in Marion...
Chester Bross Construction is set to begin preparations this week for the resurfacing contract on U.S. Route 36 in Marion County. The contract was...

City Council. Photo by Abbey Gerveler Monroe City Board of Aldermen Met
Aldermen Present: Connie Painter, Marvin Viloria, Jason Osbourne, Jeremy Moss, Dane Foster, and Melissa Hays Alderman Absent: Others Present:...

Roads Closed Due to Flooding in Northeast Missouri
HANNIBAL - With the amount of rain yesterday, the following roads are closed due to flooding: Shelby County Route N is closed on the north side...

Photo by Robin Gregg Highway Blocked North of Paris at Railroad
UPDATE-----Crossing is reopened! By Robin Gregg Highway 15 N in Paris is blocked due to a mechanical failure on the train. The train is...

City of Paris. Photo by Robin Gregg Paris Board of Aldermen-March Meeting
By Robin Gregg The Paris Board of Aldermen met in their regular session on March 5, 2019 at the City Office with the following present: Mayor...

NECAC turns $1 million grant into $52 million for housing efforts
Irene Hausgen is just one of the many people who have benefitted from home ownership and housing rehabilitation efforts of the not-for-profit North...

Missouri Route 15 Cooked and Closed
HANNIBAL – Following a gas line explosion near Missouri Route 15 about one mile north of Mexico early Sunday morning, the Missouri Department of...

Record Broken at Cancer Event
By Robin Gregg Assisting, caring, and providing Cancer Awareness in Monroe County is the goal of the Monroe County Cancer Supporters who held...

Aftermath of Holliday Fire. Photo by Janice Carman Holliday Fire Cause is Unknown
Early Tuesday morning (February 26, 2019) Madison-West Monroe Fire Protection Department was called to a fully involved structure fire at 101 W....

Longtime Wavering’s Ben Franklin customer Cathy Tonsor (left) pictured with Monroe City manager Jenine Zeiger (right). Monroe City Chamber of Commerce Spotlight on Wavering’s Ben Franklin
By Abbey Gerveler Ben Franklin has been a Monroe City business for decades and owned by the Waverings for just that. In the early 1970s,...

Spring Outlook for Farmers
By Robin Gregg Most of us are suffering from the Winter blues, however, those that are Farmers in Monroe County, aren't exactly looking forward...

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