From the Newsroom: Monroe News
Vince Bodiford Interview About Christmas Magic in Monroe
The Monroe News is presenting sponsor of Christmas Magic in Monroe - Parade and Winter Wonderland. In this interview, Vince Bodiford, president and publisher of The Monroe News, talks about how the event came together in 2017 and what visitors can look forward to in 2018. You'll find all the details at www.christmasmagicinmonroe.com #MagicInMonroe
Retro Headlines December 1918
You're listening to headlines from Monroe, Michigan, as published in December 1918 in The Monroe Evening News. "100 Years Ago" is a monthly feature in The Monroe News in print, online and in podcast format. Production by Paula Wethington / Monroe News
Ralph Mahalak Jr talks about Christmas
Ralph Mahalak Jr. has been named Grand Marshal of the 2018 Christmas Magic in Monroe - Parade and Winter Wonderland, which takes place Dec. 15 in and around Loranger Square in historic downtown Monroe. You'll find all the event details at www.christmasmagicinmonroe.com. In this Christmas-themed interview with Monroe News reporter Paula Wethington, Mahalak shares memories of singing carols with his grandmother, ponders which Christmas story character is "the most villiany," and gives...
Retro Headlines November 1918
"100 years ago" is a feature that runs monthly in The Monroe News of Monroe, Michigan. The headlines for this episode feature the end of World War I, and how residents of the City of Monroe, Michigan, responded to the news. There were two special editions of The Monroe Evening News during that week in response to the news bulletins. The Monroe News traces its history back to 1825; and was known as The Monroe Evening News for several decades. Audio production by Paula Wethington / Monroe News.
Recreational Marijuana Panel
Monroe County Community College hosted a panel discussion "Recreational Marijuan - Pros and Cons" Oct. 30. MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey was moderator; several panelists discussed topics relating to Michigan's Proposal 18-1, the recreational marijuana ballot issue that will be on the Nov. 6 election. This is an audio recording of the one-hour program. You'll find news links and headlines about this topic at "In Review: Michigan's Marijuana Debate" at www.monroenews.com; direct link...
Retro Headlines from October 1918
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!
United Way Kickoff 2018
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.
Retro Headlines from September 1918
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.
Miss Monroe County 2018
Audio clips from the Miss Monroe County pageant; and an interview afterward with winner Madyson Davis.
Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen
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.
Retro Headlines August 1918
The following headlines are from Aug. 7, 1918, in The Monroe Evening News; a forerunner of The Monroe News. Enjoy the tales of how Monroe County handled record hot summer!
Retro Headlines July 1918
These are news reports from Monroe, Michigan, as published July 1918 in The Monroe Evening News. Look for the "100 Years Ago" feature first Tuesday of the month in The Monroe News.
Retro Headlines June 1918
These are news reports from Monroe, Michigan, as printed in The Monroe Evening News in June 1918. Look for the "100 Years Ago" feature first Tuesday of the month in The Monroe News.