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Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015
News in brief
News in brief (04/18/15)
The grand opening of the Monett Community Garden has been moved to 10 a.m. on April 25. The garden will be located south of the Monett Community Church. The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Those interested in beekeeping or wanting to learn more are invited to attend. For more information, call John Schmidt at 235-7726...
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Mt. Vernon man killed in wreck (04/19/15)
A Mt. Vernon man was killed Saturday night in a head-on collision on Route HH, three miles west of Carthage. According...
Mt. Vernon woman injured in Saturday wreck (04/18/15)
A Mt. Vernon woman was injured Saturday morning in a wreck on Highway 174, two miles west of Republic. According to a...
Aurora businessman plans to sue Pierce City (04/18/15)
Aldermen at Pierce City have tossed a hot potato to the city's planning and zoning committee that may end up seeing the...
Monday starts Walk to School Week (04/18/15)
The second annual Walk to School Week, a project of the Monett Healthy Schools/Health Communities initiative, will...
Monett students learn fine art of shooting (04/18/15)
Students from Monett High School's team sports and lifetime activities class traveled to the Monett Sportsmen's...
Sports Headlines
Cubs out-Witt Mountaineers (04/18/15)
As the Cubs baseball players broke from their postgame huddle, they in unison all said the same word -- family. Monett...
Monett man Boston bound (04/18/15)
What started out as a simple invitation grew into a hobby and now an obsession for one Monettan. Micah Miller, a 2010...
Pierce City track sharing athletes (04/17/15)
With the seasonal move of the softball season from the fall to the spring, the Pierce City track team has been stuck...
Monett sizing up competition (04/17/15)
A seventh-place finish at a tough Nixa Relay on Tuesday has left the Monett track team and Coach Tyler Rickard feeling...
Cubs baseball hosts nemesis Mountaineers on Thursday (04/15/15)
Although it is only the second conference game of the season for Monett, in terms of positioning for the Big 8 title...
Roaring River State Park trouting season opening day

Trout fishing season opened at Missouri state parks on March 1. Anglers gathered at Roaring River State Park near Cassville to enjoy the event.

State news
  • Missouri town, new mayor grapple with mass resignations
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don't believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism....
  • Review of Missouri K-12 learning goals further strained
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state's education standards is so divided that members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups....
  • Missouri's top lawyer to defend Senate in Sunshine lawsuit
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state's attorney general will defend the Missouri Senate in a lawsuit filed by a liberal advocacy group over alleged violations of the state's open records law....
  • SC paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic violence
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two....
  • St. Louis board votes to create police oversight panel
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis will create a civilian oversight board to review complaints against police, the Board of Alderman decided Monday, though it will have limited powers....
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Back in the Good Old Days for April 19-25 (04/20/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO April 19-25, 1935 It appears that towns in this section that have units of the National Guard will get new armories. The government expects towns that want public improvements under the work relief plan, or want to obtain public funds for any purpose, to present their demands and support them with proper facts. Congressman Dewey Short said the House subcommittee on the National Guard, on which he sits, held hearings on funding new armories, including in Monett and Pierce City...
Back in the Good Old Days for April 12-18 (04/20/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO April 12-18, 1935 J.P. Martin was named on April 12 as the acting postmaster at Monett, succeeding S.A. Chapell, who resigned to take over as the city's finance commissioner following the death of J.H. Smedley. By this appointment, the son of one of the early founders of the town of Monett succeeds a man who has been closely identified with the history of the town since its beginning. ...
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