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Home Sweet Home: Monroe City to break ground next month

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A picture of a rough draft of the new athletic facilities coming to Monroe City high school this fall. A picture of a rough draft of the new athletic facilities coming to Monroe City high school this fall.
MONROE CITY, Mo. (WGEM) -- Come early August, fans of the Monroe City football and track and field programs won't recognize their surroundings, but that's not exactly a bad thing.

Earlier this week voters passed Proposition-2 which sets aside a four million dollar bond for the school district to build a new football and track facility, while also enhancing school security and technology.

Monroe City athletic director Cody Leonard says it's a tremendous step forward for the school district.

"It's a big thing, it's a big deal," Leonard told WGEM Sports.

"We're going to be one of the few schools in the area that has something like this and it is much needed. We're not going to have to deal with the constant maintenance in dealing with our track the way it is right now, and the same with our football field." 

Leonard says next week the construction crew will survey the grounds, a process that will likely take a few weeks, and then ground is expected to be broken by late May.

Leonard is confident the facility will be ready in time for the Panthers to begin football practice in early August.

"They will be on the football field for the first game, and in all honesty probably the first practice," he expressed.  

"They're going to be able to get on that field and use it on a daily basis, because you don't have to worry about it being too muddy and things like that, you can get on there and go."

Monroe City will debut its new stadium in the season's first week when Clark County pays a visit.
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