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

Latest Episodes

Retro Headlines September 1919

The Monroe County Road Commissioners faced an angry crowd of farmers during the decision to pave Ready Road instead of Egypt Road in fall 1919. In addition, the frog leg harvest along the River Raisin was said to be among the "best in years." Listen to these and other headlines from The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan; forerunner to The Monroe News. This podcast feature is based on the "100 Years Ago" column that runs monthly in The Monroe News. Audio production by Paula Wethington.

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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Retro Headlines September 1919

A roll call of grandparent names

Congratulations! You're a new grandparent. What name will you be known by? This question isn't as obvious as it may have been a generation or two ago - as a national study says only about half of today's grandparents are known by Grandma or Grandpa. Here are some of the names that readers of The Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan, said they are known by, or would like to be known by. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. The article link is https://www.monroenews.com/news/20190908/what-is-your-grandparent-name

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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A roll call of grandparent names

Miss Monroe County 2019

Probably no one was more surprised than Madalyn Poupard that she won Miss Monroe County 2019. Here's the announcement of the finalists and titleholder, and her backstage interview. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

4 MINAUG 18
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Miss Monroe County 2019

Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen 2019

Kristen Kruzel of Luna Pier was named Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen 2019. This audio clip is the announcement of the runners-up and then the winner when the pageant took place Aug. 14 at the La-Z-Boy Center.

3 MINAUG 15
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Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen 2019

Introducing Habitat's FREE Day

FREE - Financial Resource Education Event - will take place 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan. In this interview, Jeanette McDonald from Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County's Habitat HOPE Financial Coaching program, talks to Paula Wethington of The Monroe News about the event and what visitors can look for that day. All services and resources that will be provided on site are free through the help of these sponsors: Fifth Third Bank, Molina Health Care, Monroe Bank & Trust and Flagstar Bank.

10 MINAUG 14
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Introducing Habitat's FREE Day

August 1919 Retro Headlines

One of the most popular features in The Monroe News is our "100 Years Ago" column; which runs monthly. This podcast includes some of the articles from The Monroe Evening News from August 1919. They include aeroplane rides, World War I veterans settling into new gigs such as a local physician practice, and concern that Oldport School might not be able to have classes in the fall for lack of a teacher. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

5 MINAUG 6
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August 1919 Retro Headlines

Monroe County 2019 4H Royalty

The Monroe County (MI) 2019 4H Royalty members were announced July 31, 2019, at the Monroe County Fair. Listen to the introductions for Prince Brandon Fisher, Princess Sydney Linn, King Devin Finnerty and Queen Alivia Funchion. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

3 MINAUG 2
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Monroe County 2019 4H Royalty

Retro Headlines - Moon Landing July 1969

The following is a special edition of The Monroe News' Retro Headlines podcast; providing reactions of residents of Monroe County, Michigan, gave to The Monroe Evening News during July 1969 of the historic moonwalk. The newspaper article related here in audio format featured comments from school teachers, homemakers, farmers and students. "This kind of thing only happens once in a lifetime," Charles Roelant of South Rockwood said about the Apollo moon mission. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

6 MINJUL 16
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Retro Headlines - Moon Landing July 1969

Retro Headlines July 1919

The headlines in Monroe, Michigan, during July 1919, included the naming of the local American Legion post in honor of of Carl F. Payson of Monroe, killed in the recent war. Taking a ride in an airplane was the latest trend in Monroe; and electricity lines were starting to be extended just past the city limits. A "skyrocket" struck a woman who was standing on the piers; she was not seriously injured. And residents of Petersburg and Deerfield were making investments into what would be called Deerfield Oil and Gas Company; in hopes of finding petroleum, natural gas or minerals underground. These were among the headlines in The Monroe Evening News; the Monroe News reprinted them as part of its "100 Years Ago" history column this month. Audio production by Paula Wethington of The Monroe News.

6 MINJUL 10
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Retro Headlines July 1919

'Quality of Life' panel at Monroe County Chamber breakfast

A lively discussion about Monroe County's possibilities and its future spun into promises of follow up action when the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce held its breakfast program today. The panel speakers, under the topic of "Quality of Life" were Bart Lydy, president of the Home Builders Association of Monroe County; Jon Standifer, a real estate agent with Century 21 Allstar Real Estate Team; and Jason Morgan, unit supervisor at Sterling State Park. The emcee was Matt Budds, chairperson of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

16 MINJUN 12
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'Quality of Life' panel at Monroe County Chamber breakfast

Latest Episodes

Retro Headlines September 1919

The Monroe County Road Commissioners faced an angry crowd of farmers during the decision to pave Ready Road instead of Egypt Road in fall 1919. In addition, the frog leg harvest along the River Raisin was said to be among the "best in years." Listen to these and other headlines from The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan; forerunner to The Monroe News. This podcast feature is based on the "100 Years Ago" column that runs monthly in The Monroe News. Audio production by Paula Wethington.

4 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Retro Headlines September 1919

A roll call of grandparent names

Congratulations! You're a new grandparent. What name will you be known by? This question isn't as obvious as it may have been a generation or two ago - as a national study says only about half of today's grandparents are known by Grandma or Grandpa. Here are some of the names that readers of The Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan, said they are known by, or would like to be known by. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. The article link is https://www.monroenews.com/news/20190908/what-is-your-grandparent-name

4 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
A roll call of grandparent names

Miss Monroe County 2019

Probably no one was more surprised than Madalyn Poupard that she won Miss Monroe County 2019. Here's the announcement of the finalists and titleholder, and her backstage interview. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

4 MINAUG 18
Comments
Miss Monroe County 2019

Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen 2019

Kristen Kruzel of Luna Pier was named Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen 2019. This audio clip is the announcement of the runners-up and then the winner when the pageant took place Aug. 14 at the La-Z-Boy Center.

3 MINAUG 15
Comments
Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen 2019

Introducing Habitat's FREE Day

FREE - Financial Resource Education Event - will take place 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan. In this interview, Jeanette McDonald from Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County's Habitat HOPE Financial Coaching program, talks to Paula Wethington of The Monroe News about the event and what visitors can look for that day. All services and resources that will be provided on site are free through the help of these sponsors: Fifth Third Bank, Molina Health Care, Monroe Bank & Trust and Flagstar Bank.

10 MINAUG 14
Comments
Introducing Habitat's FREE Day

August 1919 Retro Headlines

One of the most popular features in The Monroe News is our "100 Years Ago" column; which runs monthly. This podcast includes some of the articles from The Monroe Evening News from August 1919. They include aeroplane rides, World War I veterans settling into new gigs such as a local physician practice, and concern that Oldport School might not be able to have classes in the fall for lack of a teacher. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

5 MINAUG 6
Comments
August 1919 Retro Headlines

Monroe County 2019 4H Royalty

The Monroe County (MI) 2019 4H Royalty members were announced July 31, 2019, at the Monroe County Fair. Listen to the introductions for Prince Brandon Fisher, Princess Sydney Linn, King Devin Finnerty and Queen Alivia Funchion. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

3 MINAUG 2
Comments
Monroe County 2019 4H Royalty

Retro Headlines - Moon Landing July 1969

The following is a special edition of The Monroe News' Retro Headlines podcast; providing reactions of residents of Monroe County, Michigan, gave to The Monroe Evening News during July 1969 of the historic moonwalk. The newspaper article related here in audio format featured comments from school teachers, homemakers, farmers and students. "This kind of thing only happens once in a lifetime," Charles Roelant of South Rockwood said about the Apollo moon mission. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

6 MINJUL 16
Comments
Retro Headlines - Moon Landing July 1969

Retro Headlines July 1919

The headlines in Monroe, Michigan, during July 1919, included the naming of the local American Legion post in honor of of Carl F. Payson of Monroe, killed in the recent war. Taking a ride in an airplane was the latest trend in Monroe; and electricity lines were starting to be extended just past the city limits. A "skyrocket" struck a woman who was standing on the piers; she was not seriously injured. And residents of Petersburg and Deerfield were making investments into what would be called Deerfield Oil and Gas Company; in hopes of finding petroleum, natural gas or minerals underground. These were among the headlines in The Monroe Evening News; the Monroe News reprinted them as part of its "100 Years Ago" history column this month. Audio production by Paula Wethington of The Monroe News.

6 MINJUL 10
Comments
Retro Headlines July 1919

'Quality of Life' panel at Monroe County Chamber breakfast

A lively discussion about Monroe County's possibilities and its future spun into promises of follow up action when the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce held its breakfast program today. The panel speakers, under the topic of "Quality of Life" were Bart Lydy, president of the Home Builders Association of Monroe County; Jon Standifer, a real estate agent with Century 21 Allstar Real Estate Team; and Jason Morgan, unit supervisor at Sterling State Park. The emcee was Matt Budds, chairperson of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.

16 MINJUN 12
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'Quality of Life' panel at Monroe County Chamber breakfast

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