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News and interviews from the Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan.

News and interviews from the Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan.

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News and interviews from the Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan.

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@monroenews

Language:

English

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Episodes

Retro Headlines January 1921

1/6/2021
The following are some of the headlines from The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan, during January 1921. They include a quarantine situation for a smallpox situation; Prohibition violation investigations; and the possibility of placing a police searchlight atop a downtown Monroe bank building. Narration and audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:43

Retro Headlines December 1920

12/2/2020
The following are some of the headlines in The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan, during December 1920. They include hunting season with less alcohol in the mix, an update on Great Lakes shipping season and a high school girls' basketball season preview. Narration and audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:18

Retro Headlines November 1920

11/3/2020
The following are articles from The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan, during November 1920. They range from election reports shortly after Michigan women won the right to vote, to changing of the clocks from Eastern to Central time. Narration and audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:39

Retro Headlines October 1920

10/6/2020
The following are some of the headlines from The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan, during October 1920. The news reports include a new nursing school in Toledo, a presidential campaign appearance in Monroe, and a warning about buying stolen automobiles on the second-hand market. Narration and audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:23

Retro Headlines September 1920

9/2/2020
The following headlines from September 1920 are from The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan. The news includes back to school reports, an upcoming Dollar Days sale and the mushroom harvest. There also was a bank robbery in downtown Monroe involving five suspects; but after a tire burst on their getaway car, they all ran into a cornfield. Officers and residents searched for hours, and finally caught the bandits. Narration and audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See...

Duration:00:04:46

Memorial for Fr. Stephen Rooney

8/21/2020
Fr. Stephen Rooney was among two people who died as a result of a boating accident on the Detroit River Aug. 16, 2020. One of his former parishes was St. Michael Catholic Church of Monroe, where an outdoor memorial service took place Aug. 21. Here are some of the remarks given by his friend and former co-worker, Sister Dorothy Jayne Krupp, Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:37

Retro Headlines August 1920

8/7/2020
What happened in Monroe, Michigan, during August 1920? This selection of headlines from The Monroe Evening News includes plans to improve the city's water filtration system, a one-day bicycle tour by area Boy Scouts, the number of women registering to vote for the August election, and the local baseball season. "100 Years Ago" is a monthly feature in the print edition of The Monroe News. Paula Wethington narrates the headlines and handles audio production for the podcast version. See...

Duration:00:05:31

Retro Headlines July 1920

7/7/2020
Why did Henry Ford visit Monroe County, Michigan? That was the buzz in July 1920 when local residents realized he was in Monroe and got directions to Maybee to look over some railroad property. A few days later, the answer came via a company announcement: Ford had purchased the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad. Those stories and others from July 1920 in The Monroe Evening News are featured in our latest monthly installment of Retro Headlines. Narration and audio production by Paula...

Duration:00:05:43

Black Lives Matter protest in Monroe

6/8/2020
Devin Freelon Jr., 18, of Monroe, Michigan, reportedly was assaulted on Saturday while visiting Sterling State Park with friends. He's black. The suspect is white. That's the story and the name invoked during a Black Lives Matter protest that took place in downtown Monroe, Michigan, Monday June 8, 2020. Reporting by Caitlin Taylor for The Monroe News; audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. The article is at https://www.monroenews.com/news/20200608/putting-name-to-it See...

Duration:00:03:15

Retro Headlines June 1920

6/3/2020
The headlines from June 1920 in The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan, include graduation ceremonies for St. Mary’s Academy and Monroe High School. Here’s some of what was printed that month. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:43

'After the Pandemic' wishes

5/12/2020
Monroe News reporter Paula Wethington asked readers to send in voice messages with their answer to this question: "After the Pandemic is Over." Listen and you'll hear wishes about senior year traditions, visits with family, and going to summer music festivals again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:26

Retro Headlines May 1920

5/5/2020
The "100 years ago" column is a monthly feature in The Monroe News of Monroe, Michigan; and in our podcast productions. This month's headlines include advice on how to properly honor one's mother for Mother's Day. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:20

Retro Headlines April 1920

4/7/2020
The following are headlines from The Monroe Evening News, forerunner to The Monroe News of Monroe, Michigan, in April 1920. The news reports include the sale of Monroe Steel Castings, the 1920 Census tally, and a prohibition-era raid of raisin mash and whiskey. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:37

The 1918 influenza epidemic in Monroe MI

4/2/2020
The 1918 influenza epidemic is believed to have caused more than 130 deaths in Monroe County, Michigan, from fall 1918 to summer 1919. This is an audio rendition of a history article written by Suzanne Nolan Wisler for The Monroe News; narration and audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:11

How Michigan voted on Primary Election Day

3/11/2020
Michigan voters talk about their choices as Presidential Primary Day for this audio podcast produced by the Detroit Free Press. The Democratic party vote in Michigan was for Joe Biden; the Republican vote was for Donald Trump. #Election2020 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:29

Michigan voters on Presidential Primary

3/10/2020
Voters from across Michigan share their thoughts on Presidential Primary Day in this Gannett Michigan podcast produced by the Detroit Free Press. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:23

Michigan's dilemma of Daylight Saving Time

3/6/2020
What time is it? If you lived in Monroe County, Michigan, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, you may have responded with "Ohio Time or Michigan Time?" In this podcast episode, Paula Wethington from The Monroe News relates some of the stories found in the newspaper's archives about the years when Michigan refused to follow Daylight Saving Time. This rippled into confusion and frustration for school schedules, factory shifts and even church times during the weeks (or months) that Ohio...

Duration:00:04:45

Headlines from March 1920

3/6/2020
The headlines in The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan, during March 1920 included: A sarcastic formula for income tax calculation. Debate about cigarette use by women. The appointment of a new sheriff. A proposed law that married men's salaries be shared 50/50 with their wives. Give a listen to what life was like 100 years ago in southeast Michigan! Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:45

Coronavirus update March 3, 2020

3/3/2020
The following audio report is based on articles published March 3, 2020, in The Monroe News of Monroe, Michigan. While there are not yet any Covid 19 / coronavirus reports in Michigan, southeast Michigan officials are coordinating resources and making recommendations on how to prevent or limit its spread. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:55

Retro Headlines February 1920

2/5/2020
The headlines in Monroe, Michigan, during February 1920 included the Prohibition-era raid of a home where raisin mash, whisky and a still were found; a teacher shortage across Michigan and the latest "cure" for influenza. These news reports were published in The Monroe Evening News. Audio production by Paula Wethington. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:36