Child strumming guitar in class

FREE Mommy and Me Trial Class

Child strumming guitar in class

A new Mommy and Me class is being started in Monroe at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Classes are for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. The instructor uses music, activites, stories and crafts to support educational themes. Siblings are always welcome. It's a great way to introduce children to circle time and working with others in preparation for preschool. It's also a great way for parents to spend quality child with their children in a loving and educational environment.

Class meet weekly in room 105 for seven-week sessions. The first session begins the week of September 2nd. Class times being offered are Tuesdays at 9:15 am and 10:15 am and Wednesdays at 9 am. Fees are $60 per session or $50 for participating siblings. If interested in joining mid-session, fees will be pro-rated. A registration form is attached at the end of this article. Read more »


Profits Over Patrons - Check Cashing

Admittedly, I’ve been out of the loop for quite a while now. For over ten years I have used the same quiet little financial institution (an employer promoted credit union) to conduct all my financial transactions. I have been satisfied by their customer-service and attention to detail ever since joining. Banking, if you want to call it that, was simple, efficient, and without pain or hassle.

The Traveling Gas Tax

One of the most exciting things about summer is the freedom to hop in your car and go wherever the day takes you.  As a teenager, I remember traveling all over the city and country trying to find anything to quench my thrist for adventure.  My friends and I would inevitably pick a driver and then head out on the open road.  It was in that instant that we were presented with the most problematic dilema of our travels: who would pay for the gas? Read more »


Royal Redeemer VBS registration

Vacation Bible School Community Registration

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH -- Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, Liberty Township, is now accepting registrations for Vacation Bible School 2008.

Come play with us in God's Big Backyard! VBS will be held June 16-June 19th from 9:30-12pm. Campers must be 4 yrs old (potty-trained) to entering the fifth grade to participate. There is a $5 registration fee per child, which includes a t-shirt.

Biggest Snowstorm in nearly four years hits Monroe

On March 7th/8th 2008 the biggest snowfall since December of 2004 hit Monroe dumping nearly 14.5 inches of snowfall across the area.  This was one of the biggest March storms ever!  I am going to start at the beginning and say back Wednesday March 5th we saw all the pieces coming together for this storm to hit the Ohio Valley. The storm was tracking well to our south and east allowing for cold air from Canada to invade the area. From Wednesday onward it was a waiting game to see how the models would respond in the next 24-36 hours. Would they compress the storm? Would they push the storm west and allow for rain.  Thursday rolled around and the models went bonkers went it came to the amount of snowfall we were going to get. Read more »


New Great Clips Opening

Great clips will be adding a new location to Monroe in the kroger plaza on rt. 63. Our goal is to have it open by mid march. There will a grand opening sale and we are doing on the spot interviews at our Great Clips location in Monroe by the Jubilee supermartket.

Rollbacks, Appraised Values and More...

Happy New Year Monroe! January is typically the month when tax bills arrive. I got mine just last week. So, I thought I would take advantage of this month’s article to explain a little bit about how to read your tax bill.

The first thing to look at is the appraised value. You should see an appraised land value and a building value for a total appraised value. This is not the amount that you are taxed on. Taxes are charged on the assessed value which is equal to 35% of the appraised value. So if you house is appraised for $100,000 then you pay taxes on $35,000. Read more »


John Beagle Endorses Issue #10

I am announcing through my Monroe website, Main Street Monroe, my full support for Issue 10. The $28M Tax levy for a new Monroe elementary school.

I support these issues for education, economic and community reasons. Read more »


District Has Lowest Per Pupil Cost in County

Most months, my financial report is pretty boring. We brought in this much money and we spent this much money, etc. However, this month I have some really exciting news to share with you.
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Hornets v Indian Hill Pictures

Tag: Sports

I've added a new Photo Album with pictures from the Indian Hill Football Game. To view the pictures click on; then click on any picture to make it larger. Click "next" at the top of the page to scroll through the photos.