Local News

Half Cent Sales Tax Increase
The Monroe County Commissioners’ Office will be seeking a half-cent sales tax increase in April of 2017. Presiding Commissioner Mike Minor, Western...

Missouri Woman Says Hello
As your new editor, I’d going to be taking some time to get to know the area and its citizens, but I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you a...
Pink Out Fundraising Game a Big Success
Two students from Paris R-2, Lauren Embree and John DeOrnellis, along with the Monroe County 4-H Leader, the late Jacquie Stuart, started the Pink...

Missouri House Hosts Governor Greitens for Annual State of the...
Members of the General Assembly gathered in the House Chamber Tuesday evening to listen to new Governor Eric Greitens share his vision for the direction Missouri should...
Meet Your Neighbor: Tanya Kolosick
Tanya Kolosick ended up in Paris by luck and design. She is now the new Assistant Publisher of the Monroe County Appeal, a job she could not have...

Paula Bichsel, the publisher of the Monroe County Appeal, announces...
Beth Weber has been hired to fill the editor’s position. Beth holds an English MA from Truman University and an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University in...
New Baby
Ron Truax and Paula Bross of Paris are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Aspen Laya Truax. Aspen was born December 14,2016 at 8:46am...

Auditor Galloway Finds Disorganized records, Missing Money in...
83% of case records inaccurate, $1300 missing in small northeast Missouri court JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Jan. 23, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an...
Courtwarming Pics

Mark Twain Lake Announces the 6th Annual Antler Shed Hunt for Youth
Are you looking for a new outdoor adventure? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake in partnership with the Monroe City Whitetails Unlimited Chapter, the Mark...
University of Missouri Extension News
Tight profits on beef cow herds bring focus to toxic fescue losses COLUMBIA, Mo. – When beef herd profit margins shrink, the losses from grazing toxic tall fescue gain...
Paris Rural Fire Protection District Honors Roger Shatzer
On December 28, 2016, the Paris Rural Fire Protection District Board members, firefighters, and guests met at the Paris Senior Center for dinner...

Farm family of the year honored at Chamber Breakfast in Cole County
When Bruce and Linda Lackman bought their farm near St. Thomas in 2000, they combined his experience with cattle and her fondness of horses. Linda Lackman, born and raised...
Farm family of the year honored at Chamber Breakfast in Cole County
When Bruce and Linda Lackman bought their farm near St. Thomas in 2000, they combined his experience with cattle and her fondness of horses. Linda Lackman, born and raised...
Melissa Wilson on mend as her body accepts new heart
By Forrest Gossett Melissa Wilson, the young Paris woman who received a new heart on New Year’s Day at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.,...

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