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McLaughlin Western Store closing doors next week
By Forrest Gossett In the market for a 4,000-pound solid pine desk with real cow hide on the front? Retail value is about $1,250. But with 30...

Jared Shulse directs the Paris High School Band. Christmas Concert
The Paris High School Band and Choir and the Paris Junior High School Band and Choir, under the direction of Jared Shulse, presented the annual...

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...

Monroe City Police respond to shots fired report
Monroe City Police responded at 9:45 p.m. Monday to a shots fired report between Mill Street and Chestnut. According to the police, a call of a large group of people...
Paris man killed in auto-train accident Paris man killed in auto-train accident
An 80-year-old Paris man was killed Saturday afternoon when his car was struck by a train about one mile west of Paris, the Missouri Highway Patrol...

Hunters harvest more than 185,000 deer in first 10 days
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) show that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 185,066 deer during the November portion of fall firearms...
Disabled hunt
Look to the Monroe County Appeal for coverage of this past weekend's 28th Annual Handicapped Deer Hunt.

Clash of county rivals starts Paris Junior High basketball season
Madison traveled to Paris to open the Junior High basketball season for the Coyotes. The Madison girls won, while the Paris boys won. Full details...

Albert Migneault Ex-con pleads guilty for failure to register as a sex offender
A convicted sex offender from Illinois who was arrested and charged in Monroe City last month for failure to register as a sex offender and being...

Jacob Cole Buckman Former Madison man charged with statutory rape
Last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Cole Buckman, 21, of Moberly. The former Madison resident was arrested on a Monroe...

Paris Elementary School students perform at Monroe Manor on Wednesday. Performing at Monroe Manor
Paris Elementary School third- and fourth-graders perform at Monroe Manor to a packed house on Wednesday morning.

Brock Miller brings down a runner. Monroe City derails perfect season for Paris Junior High
The scrappy Paris Junior High School football team lost a nail-biter to Monroe City last night, 24-20, to dash the Coyotes hope of a perfect...

Paris Junior High cheerleaders: Front: Emma Morgan; middle, from left: Makayla Hayes, Morghan Crain, Kaylee Mitchell, Bryanna Conboy; back, from left: Jasmine Locke, Jasmine Rucker, Carlee Long, Charlie Vitt, Sydney Price Paris Junior High plays final game of season
The Paris Junior High School Coyotes take a 5-0 record to Monroe City this evening for their final game of the season. Game time is 6 p.m.

Paris Junior High squares off with Salisbury. Thanks to Suzy Forrest for the photo. Paris Junior High beats Salisbury
The Paris Junior High football team ran its record to 5-0 with an away game victory over Salisbury, 52-6. Look for the full story in next week's...

USDA crop update
Here is a link to the USDA weekly crop update for...
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