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Monroe County Fair 4-H Queen captures second runner-up at State Fair

Monroe County Fair 4-H Queen captures second runner-up at State Fair

Monroe County 4-H Fair Queen Roberta Burns, Cannon Kids, finished as second runner up at the Missouri State Fair Queen Contest. Contestants vying for the crown were judged in multiple…

Grain Belt Express could bring revenue

Grain Belt Express could bring revenue

During an informational meeting, on Wednesday, July 31, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, in Monroe City, local residents, including the Monroe County Commissioners and 40th District Representative Jim Hansen…

School registrations begin next week

School registrations begin next week

Registration day for Paris R-II and Madison C-3 will be Thursday. Aug. 8.  Paris R-II On Thursday, Aug. 8, Paris R-II School District will hold K-12 registration from 8 a.m.…

Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend

Local residents can save money on Back To School supplies during the annual state sales tax holiday. However, it is not a holiday everywhere. Counties and cities can ‘opt out’…

The 44th Annual Mark Twain Old Threshers Reunion was a qualified success according to Old Threshers Committee President Angie Fields. “We had a great show this year,” said Fields. “We…

UMB Bank adds Jo Reynolds as Banking Center Manager

UMB Bank adds Jo Reynolds as Banking Center Manager

UMB Bank, in Paris, has a new Banking Center Manager – Jo Reynolds. Mrs. Reynolds has quite an extensive work history prior to her accepting the position at the bank.…

Hansen recognized as “Freshman Legislator of the Year”

Hansen recognized as “Freshman Legislator of the Year”

To honor and recognize the efforts of Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford, for his work this year on Economic Development, Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Tim Jones, awarded him…

Confused about fertilizer and mulch?

Come to the Centralia Public Library at 10 a.m., on Aug. 14, and learn what to use and when to use it.  James Quinn, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Cole County Extension,…

NECAC warns seniors about medical scam

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC), a 12-county area social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency, is warning senior citizens about a scam involving so-called…

Rep. Hansen honored with the “Freshman Legislator of the Year Award”

Rep. Hansen honored with the “Freshman Legislator of the Year Award”

To honor and recognize the efforts of Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford, for his work this year on Economic Development, Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Tim Jones, awarded him…