The story of a Michigan State Trooper who was almost killed by "whiskey bandits," the scarcity of pennies and the new organ purchase for Trinity Lutheran Church. These are among the headlines that were published in The Monroe Evening News, a forerunner of The Monroe News, in October 1918. Enjoy your peek into 100 years ago!
The United Way of Monroe / Lenawee Counties held its kickoff event Sept. 14. The speakers heard, in order, are Connie Carroll, United Way agency executive director, giving introductions; Carolyn Bloodworth from the Consumers Energy Foundation, giving the keynote speech about 211, which is a signature program of the United Way; and 2018 campaign co-chair Paul Van Aken, announcing this year's campaign goal of $1.2 million.
The following headlines were among the news items in The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan, in September 1918: A gold star for the family of Cpl. Carl Payson, the opening of Christiancy Elementary, and the future of the "near beer" saloons.
A Miss Monroe County crowd was once described like a sporting event crowd, where the fans wave noisemakers, cheer and yell for their favorite contestants as each one walks on stage and performs. Here's that story, along with introductions and the finalist roll call from Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen 2018. Podcast produced by Paula Wethington / Monroe News.